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Old 09-02-19, 02:26 PM
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Cheshire Rail Trail MA/NH State Line

Well it's been almost a year since my last visit to the Cheshire Rail Trail, but this visit was with Ed. We got out a little later than expected, a little past 4pm and went to Troy and back. I know I'll visit this with my wife in a few weeks because this is her type of trail riding. A very nice trail with some nice scenery throughout.
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that's my speed too. it's on my list. I'm hoping to get out there, now that summer activities are fading
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that's my speed too. it's on my list. I'm hoping to get out there, now that summer activities are fading
Give me a buzz if you get up this way and if I'm around and your up for company I'd roll out with you.
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Drop the "Dick's" POV
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Originally Posted by ZIPP2001 View Post
Give me a buzz if you get up this way and if I'm around and your up for company I'd roll out with you.
I would dig that. I stink at hooking up w/ ppl but I know I want to ride this trail. maybe 9/21 or after ...
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Give me a buzz if you get up this way and if I'm around and your up for company I'd roll out with you.
only thing my calendar for Sat 9/21 is in the evening & the weather looks promising. I stink at hooking up w/ ppl to ride. haven't been on a bike in approx 30 days. blah blah blah. you got a gps address for parking? you interested in riding there again Saturday?
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only thing my calendar for Sat 9/21 is in the evening & the weather looks promising. I stink at hooking up w/ ppl to ride. haven't been on a bike in approx 30 days. blah blah blah. you got a gps address for parking? you interested in riding there again Saturday?
I'm always up for a ride, and hey I haven't been real active on the bike much because of back issues. There is no real parking lot just an area at the start of the trail. It's right off route 12 at the MA/NH boarder (State Line Circle) on your left right when you enter into NH from Winchendon.

Just let me know what time you want to ride, and I'll meet you at the end of State Line Circle.
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works for me got a cpl options for my GPS

& Trail Link always does a nice job. a simple registration lets one see maps & read directions etc

https://www.traillink.com/trail/ches...h-rail-trail)/

Trail Finder seems good too

https://www.trailfinder.info/trails/...nal-rail-trail

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thinking mountain bike w tires pumped harder than softer, but I have a hybrid that's faster. dunno conditions between Troy & Keene if you want to go that far. when I tried Ashuelot from Hinsdale to Keene it was an all day round trip event on the MTB but that was a rougher trail (that took 2 attempts) https://www.bikeforums.net/northeast...l-trail-2.html

can't trust Google's optimism for times, says it's only 1.5 hrs by bike. also says if we started in Keene it would be downhill going back? I'd have to research the start in Keene, cuz Ashuelot is also there. if they share a start it would be inconvenient to get on the wrong trail south!




for a 1st ride together, maybe we should keep it simple & modest?
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thinking mountain bike w tires pumped harder than softer, but I have a hybrid that's faster. dunno conditions between Troy & Keene if you want to go that far. when I tried Ashuelot from Hinsdale to Keene it was an all day round trip event on the MTB but that was a rougher trail (that took 2 attempts) https://www.bikeforums.net/northeast...l-trail-2.html

can't trust Google's optimism for times, says it's only 1.5 hrs by bike. also says if we started in Keene it would be downhill going back? I'd have to research the start in Keene, cuz Ashuelot is also there. if they share a start it would be inconvenient to get on the wrong trail south!




for a 1st ride together, maybe we should keep it simple & modest?
We can keep it simple and like I did with Ed was see how we feel when we hit the old Fitzwilliam train station (half way point), and if we feel good then head up to the old train station in Troy. It's a little over 10 miles to Troy so it's about 21 miles total if we do an out and back. I would go with the mtb because we will run into a good little section that is muddy.
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We can keep it simple and like I did with Ed was see how we feel when we hit the old Fitzwilliam train station (half way point), and if we feel good then head up to the old train station in Troy. It's a little over 10 miles to Troy so it's about 21 miles total if we do an out and back. I would go with the mtb because we will run into a good little section that is muddy.
sounds good
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sounds good
What time do you want to meet at the trail start ?
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What time do you want to meet at the trail start ?
9am OK?
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9am OK?
Works for me ! see you there and if something changes just call my cell phon. I'll edit out my phone number once I see you like this post.

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Works for me ! see you there and if something changes just call my cell phone I'll edit out my phone number once I see you like this post.
cant like from phone at nite job now sent you txt thatís my # - you know BF members can send PMs
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Thanks for the ride. Fun riding with such a strong athlete, really got me outside my comfort zone & Iím honored by the invite. Good quality trail & scenic!



Fun to see Mt Monadnock - bike is resting comfortably after earning itís keep & after a wash for the mud



If these phone pics are too big Iíll edit them smaller
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Thanks for the ride. Fun riding with such a strong athlete, really got me outside my comfort zone & Iím honored by the invite. Good quality trail & scenic!



Fun to see Mt Monadnock - bike is resting comfortably after earning itís keep & after a wash for the mud



If these phone pics are too big Iíll edit them smaller
It was a blast finally meeting you and riding with you, and dang your bike is already clean (lol).
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It was a blast finally meeting you and riding with you, and dang your bike is already clean (lol)
thanks for posting up the vid! & that 7 minute mark shows the sketchy fast descent

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