Day: August 12, 2015

Weelmen Have a Really Good Ride This Sunday.

Sunday 08/16/15 – NBW #088 – Scramble Metric

  • 17, 33, 56 & 66
  • Seekonk Town Centre, Seekonk, MA (AKA Ann & Hope)

About this Sunday’s Ride


NBW #088 – Scramble Metric
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Why this ride is special


  • It’s flat
  • It’s fast – between all the turns
  • Very close to Providence
  • You didn’t have to arrow it (it’s an arrower’s nightmare) and its a way to learn a lot about the nearby town

Towns & Villages we travel through


Seekonk – Rehoboth – Norton – Mansfield – Foxborough – Wrentham – Norfolk – Franklin – Sheldonville – Cumberland – North Alleborough – Attleborough – Rumford

Some of the landmarks we pass by


Wheaton College in Norton

Xfinity Center in Mansfield

F Gilbert Hills State Forest in Foxborough

The head waters of the Charles River in Norfolk

Start:

  • 9:00 AM Summer Start 
  • Seekonk Town Center (AKA Ann & Hope)
  • The GPS address is 140 Taunton Av, Seekonk, MA

GPS Files – RideWithGps format (free to use)

The Miles Add Up Very Fast. (3307 Miles On The Bike)

I do group rides once or twice a week.  They range from 25-40 miles and they are OK.  Every day, including those weekend rides, I am on my bike pretty much all day.  To the market, to the park, into the city, evening rides to the coffee shop.   It’s very seldom less than 25 miles a day and those miles add up very quickly.  Much quicker than I though.

Every once in  a while I take my speed-o-meter mileage off my “commuter bike” and add them to my log.  I don’t do this daily so my miles on one day may read a hundred miles or more.  This is an accumulation of many days.  I reset the gadget to zero, ride a few days and repeat.  On the club rides, I’ll use my Garmin, which automatically posts that ride’s miles.  Today I looked at the total and was shocked to see the number 3307.  Three thousand three hundred and seven miles.   That seems like a lot until I look at the miles on my car.   In June, I had the oil changed and the miles are prominently displayed on the little sticker on the wind shield.  A look at my odometer tells me that I have driven my car 183 miles since June 17th.   Ironically, almost all of those miles are riding to the start of a group bike ride.  Go figure.