Next up, 2nd Annual Thunder Mtn ride Sunday July 29th

On the heels of our largest ever CCC ride; (over 70 riders) we have another; (3rd) CCC ride in July.  Did some re-routing last Wednesday; (closed roads in Sharon) and Saturday rode the new route start to finish.  We were able to add a new 2-track section we haven’t used before and I significantly changed the last 20 miles so we no-longer go to Randolph and finish with a 4.5 Class IV over Braintree Gap back to my place.

Loop is about 105 miles long with gas/food stop at ~58 miles in Barnard and gas/food option in Pittsfield ~80 into the ride.  In the spirit of the KISS principle (keep it simple …) only providing 1 route/loop as it’s too difficult to sweep ride to Plymouth.  Conditions have been dry/dusty; however, this week’s unsettled weather will surely be changing things.  Recommended method of navigation is traditional route sheet and I will be providing GPS routes the day of the ride and for those using smartphones will be uploaded on Rever in the Cycle Conservation Club of Vermont Community.   Single-cylinder 650cc or smaller bike recommended with good off-road tires and with this week’s rain knobbies like good idea.

Weather report looks perfect for Sunday.  Ride is rain or shine unless we experience flooding/washouts this week or conditions change.

Thunder Mountain 2nd Annual Sunday July 29th; (Weather/conditions dependent)

Date: Sunday July 29th
Time: Waiver/sign-in 8-9a.m.
Location: 50 Fowler Rd, Braintree VT 05060
Riders meeting: 9:00 a.m. Last bike out 10:00 a.m.
Routesheet and/or GPS
Recommended bike; 650CC or smaller single-cylinder with knobbies or hybrid tire.

Primitive camping allowed, no loud bikes.  OK to show up mid/late Saturday afternoon, will be having a campfile.  BYO chair, food, beverages.
Keep eye on website/facebook/email should or unsettled weather raise havoc with our plans.  I’ll be sending an email later today and will include my contact information.  Please RSVP if you’re planning on camping overnight to my email/facebook invite.



Leave a Reply