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Many, many moons ago I lived in the Bay Area. There was a ride known then (may still?) as the Sunday Morning Ride. It is a ride early Sunday mornings up US 101 (along the coast in Marin County). Any one in NE interested in one here on Sunday mornings and which road along the coast should we ride?

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That sounds pretty cool, I envision a stop somewhere to grab some eggs and coffee? I'd be up for that. Less traffic... cooler morning air... lets go!
 

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so who is up for a Sunday morning ride? just got my monster back from my 600 mile service. now i can take it up to 7k rpm ;D
 

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I am definitely up for it. Need to know where and when. I will checking in tonight.

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looks like i cant make it tomorrow :( , i went ahead and made plans to help out a friend with some much needed suspension work on his car.

Sunday morning rides seem easier to make than the tuesday night rides for me. lets try and get somthing together for next week?
 

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I'll be up for a Sunday morning ride next week too. Definately need to work out plans before Friday at 5pm though. I'm not prone to logging on to the net during the weekends so I would miss out on any plans.

Amy thoughts on a meeting place? Where is everyone coming from? I'm in Waltham.
 

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I'm an early-Sunday kind of guy myself. Wife and kids go to church. I worship elsewhere ;D

I'm not available on the long weekend, but I'll be up for rides after that.

What kind of rides are we talking about? Time? Distance? Return time?

I tend to try to get the most out of Sunday rides; save the socializing for the occasional MotoMarket or Tuesday night ride.
 

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My hope for the Sunday Morning Ride is that we can start early, meet at designated area at 7-ish, have a good ride (give or take 2-3 hours) not including breakfast and be home for lunch. On the specific road course(s), I could use advice and input. The ones I know are either slow (30-35 mph) or flat.

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I've been staring at my New Hampshire Atlas and Gazetteer (available for all the states around here at REI in Reading) for some good roads.

I'm thinking of meeting at Littleton Common (we used that meeting point for our first DML ride last year, seems central to a lot of people), and heading out 119.

The Gazetteer is detailed enough to give you a sense of the curves, though it has no elevation lines and so you have to guess at the verticals based on peaks near the roads.

Anyway, I'm planning to scout some roads in the Milford, NH area and NW of that. I mapped out one route through Keene and meandering back on the windiest secondaries I could find. It came out to almost 200 mi, a little long for a back-by-lunch ride. I think I just have to explore. there should be some good tertiary roads in there too with much lower population density than over closer to the coast.

Do we have anyone on this list that lives in the Manchester area and knows the roads west of there?

I'm out of town for the weekend so I won't get to do any scouting until we get into September.

In general (except for the occasional marathon) I like your parameters: 7-12 with a social hour included.
 

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That sounds good to me too-in terms of ride length and area. Anyone wanting to try for a ride this weekend, either Sunday or Monday?
 

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Hey Miles,
I would be in for Monday.


ps, where were ya last night for TNR? Missed a good ride.
we only stayed out until 3:00am this time!! lol.
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Argh! I got into the office and was sent to a site in Charlton Ma.

Monday is cool, maybe we can steal Don's idea for a meeting place and road to ride. Let's see who else we can scrounge up!
 

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Ok if you're gonna steal my idea, how 'bout I make it easy for you?

Don't know if this will work, but try this link:

http://www.mapquest.com/rtp/routeto...c-05844-400c2552&action=getsaved&name=sundays

It's 137 miles. I think it could be done in four hours with a smallish group, starting punctually and with no dicking around at the gas stop (1 max). That leaves some time for a late breakfast to get the most out of the empty roads early.

Somewhere between New Boston and Milford would be good. The roads after that don't look as interesting anyway. The best I could find without actually scouting in person, but mostly a way to get back to Littleton Common.
 

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I was afraid of that. I checked it out after posting the message and it worked for me, but it probably looked for a cookie on my machine. You don't have the cookie, you can't look at my trip!


Maybe I'll transcribe the route sometime in the next couple of days and put it up in text form.
 

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Can you copy the waypoints from your route andc paste them here? I can then enter them into Mapquest and recreate your route, no?
 
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