I'd like to propose the following bicycle adventure for next weekend on Saturday, September 26th.

Proposed schedule

See Strava Route 3357968

In the morning we would drive down to North Woodstock, NH from Charlie's parents' condo near Loon. We would set off on our bicycles West along 112 over a 1,300 ft climb and then continue west onto 116. Then we would turn South onto Long Pond Road, which takes us up a 850 ft climb to Long Pond, where we would stop for a pit stop by the pond. Long Pond is a dirt road, so we'll need to evaluate how viable it is at the time. If there is too much loose gravel we'll take the alternate route (see below).

After our pit stop at Long Pond we'll continue South towards 25, which will intersect with 116 East. That will lead us up a 1,700 ft climb and then down back into North Woodstock. The cars will be waiting for us there, as well as Fadden's General Store and the Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery. Depending on how we are feeling we have several options:

Time Distance (mi) Total elevation (ft) Location Note
8:00 -4.6 Charlie's condo Wake up and have breakfast
9:00 0.0 North Woodstock Driving from the condo takes 15 minutes
10:00 16 2,440 Long Pond 30 minute pit stop
12:00 42 4,480 North Woodstock 30 minute pit stop
1:30 55 6,650 Waterville Valley Chili and beer

If some people want to ride back from Waterville Valley to North Woodstock it would add 24 miles, which consists of a 11 mile desecent and a mostly flat 13 mile segment along 175 North.

Note that we can push this a further back depending on the interet in chili and when they stop serving it.

Alternate schedule

See Strava Route 3358649

Time Distance (mi) Total elevation (ft) Location Note
8:00 -4.6 Charlie's condo Wake up and have breakfast
9:00 0.0 North Woodstock Driving from the condo takes 15 minutes
10:45 30 2,150 Pike General Store 30 minutes pit stop
12:30 50 4,150 North Woodstock 30 minute pit stop
2:00 64 6,300 Waterville Valley Chili and beer