Thursday, December 10, 2020
Sunday, November 08, 2020
With S'Autumn coming to end soon I planned out a slightly more aggressive route for my return to Voluntown, CT to ride some of the roads that I didn't get to during my last visit. I call this route the Teufelsschwanz or Devil's Tail because I added added a leg to stop in a nearby town for food and water at the 40 mile mark.
After a short down hill I came to another trail that I started riding and then it turned into the Pachaug trail, which for the most part was rideable but would have been more enjoyable on a mountain bike.
File back to Hero Dirt! I rode this a couple of weeks ago in the other direction only this time it was a wonderful descent.
After the climb I headed down a new dirt road that was really a treat after all the trails that I had ridden and by the time I got to the intersection with Old Ten Road Road I had a decision to make.
Monday, October 26, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020
I got an invite to join a Westchester Cycling Club gravel ride starting at the Roxbury Town Hall. Since I worked late Friday and didn't get out on the bike I decided to ride to Roxbury from my house, which is only 12 miles. It was misting when I left the house and contemplated going back for a jacket but it was so warm to start and it was supposed to get warmer as the day went on so I pressed on.
In Bridgewater it was still misting but as I descended Rt 67 into Roxbury it actually started to lightly rain.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Here is a route that I am going to try riding on November 1st. The Devil's Tail Gravel Grinder (Teufelsschwanz GG).
It's somewhat of a reversal of the route I rode this past Sunday and it's close to 90% Gravel Roads and Dual Track Trails.
I will keeping an eye on the weather and if it looks like rain then the rain date will be the following Sunday.
This is a self-supported ride and there will be one opportunity to stop around the 42 mile point.
Please wear orange (blaze orange is best) because it is hunting season and while hunting in CT on public lands is still not allowed it is allowed on private lands and sometimes those boundaries get a little blurry. RI, hunting is allowed on Sunday.
Ride starts from the intersection of Cut Off Road and DEEP Trail 1 in Pachaug State Forest at 9 AM. (Cutoff Rd, Voluntown, CT 06384 41.593631, -71.867397)
Plenty of parking and port-a-jons at this location.