Yarmouth rides

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  • 09-26-2013
    the kraken
    Yarmouth rides
    Doing one this afternoon if anyone is interested.

    Starting at sandy pond, ride higgins rd trails to willow st. Ride willow, then cross over and take greenough to west yarm rd, to mattacheese/horse pond, then back to sandy. One big loop. Start at 3pm. Could skip greenough (or willow) for a shorter ride. I ride a rigid ss if that matters. Any takers?
  • 09-26-2013
    iceboxsteve
    I wish I could do that. Especially so I could ride with a fellow SS (though I traded the rigid in a month ago). Any possibility on doing some tours out there way another time?
  • 09-26-2013
    the kraken
    Anytime iceboxsteve. pm sent
  • 09-26-2013
    WATERBOOY
    Kraken. I think I've run into you a couple times. Once at Willow St. and once up at Kingdom Trails this summer. Was that you?
  • 09-26-2013
    iceboxsteve
    That was probably me haha. I still had the rigid at that point. I remember running into you at KT, back in June right?
  • 09-26-2013
    WATERBOOY
    Yes! I heard ss rigid and Willow St. and it rang a bell. I was with a group. I ride a Tallboy LT
  • 09-26-2013
    longshanks
    You could also loop in the easy/scenic trails near Gray's Beach, as well as the six or so well-earned miles at Weir Rd/West Greatwestern too. Then go back through Greenough.

    A group SS Yarmouth Epic would be very cool. Maybe some Sunday morning. Easy to get in 30 miles.
  • 09-26-2013
    the kraken
    Sounds good longshanks! I usually go as far north as the post office on 6a then back through greenough. I just did that route I posted today in under 2 hrs, you could definitely add some more on top of that.

    random shot from today's ride :)

  • 09-26-2013
    No Ski today - so I Ride
    Know IT WELL ! :) thanks fer sharing
  • 10-07-2013
    the kraken
    Added great western/weir via german hill to the loop, 4.5 hrs round trip.




    Some of the yarmouth gnar- Wasn't hitting this stuff on the old rigid ss, maybe once I get the honzo going :D





  • 10-07-2013
    WATERBOOY
    Wow. Never ridden any of this before. Need to come out with you guys sometime and see some of these. Or if someone gave me a rough idea of where to look for them. Reminds me of some of the sketchy stunts at Pine Hills.
  • 10-07-2013
    longshanks
    Nice! Do you track your rides on Strava or anywhere?

    I'm learning the Sandy Pond trails. All kinda the same flat and fast, but fun.

    Brewing up that epic Yarmouth ride.
  • 10-07-2013
    the kraken
    Anytime wb, pm me

    Shanks - I start at sandy for a little warm up before hitting willow st. I ride a single speed so it's nice to warm up before going full blast at willow. I haven't tracked anything yet. What app do you use?
  • 10-07-2013
    newmarketrog
    yarmouth epic? I may drive down for that one.

    rog
  • 10-07-2013
    iceboxsteve
    I like the word epic...
  • 10-07-2013
    longshanks
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    yarmouth epic? I may drive down for that one.

    rog

    The legend returns! That'd be awesome. You used to KILL me in Willow St with your "push through the struggle" pace. I'm getting queasy just thinking about it.
  • 10-07-2013
    longshanks
    I use Strava on my iPhone. Good for tracking rides and talking trash. For example, I rode my SS on my preferred Greenough loop at lunchtime today (at a 'too many beers watching football yesterday' pace).

    Mountain Bike Ride Profile | Good Greenough loop. near Yarmouth | Times and Records | Strava
  • 10-07-2013
    newmarketrog
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by longshanks View Post
    The legend returns! That'd be awesome. You used to KILL me in Willow St with your "push through the struggle" pace. I'm getting queasy just thinking about it.

    or how bout, "the disappear gear".:D

    keep me posted. i'm in touch with jeff quite often, so I should get a heads up. i'm due for a visit anyway. would love to ss it up with you boyz. good (painful) times;)

    rog
  • 10-13-2013
    thecanoe
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    Attachment 838870The gang did a nice 15 miler today connecting several conservation areas.
  • 10-13-2013
    newmarketrog
    nice!^^^^^^

    back in the mid to late 90's I worked at cove cycle in Hyannis with doug from Orleans cycle and we did a Tuesday night ride from sandy pond. twas a 19+ mile loop that included sandy pond, mattakeese, south 6 (no bushwood, art's, or automile back then), the wall, 18 holes, north 6 (RIP), new north 6 (double RIP, was the best ever Willow st trail imo), dennis pond, and camp greenough. we used to beat the $hit outta each other on that loop and do it in around 1:40 +- depending on who showed up.

    good times:)

    rog
  • 11-04-2013
    iceboxsteve
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    Put a nice long ride in Saturday. I knew I'd be getting out late so I skipped on letting you know Finn. Thanks for all the Strava rides though, helped me poach new singletrack :-)

    Had a freaking blast, even though I got mixed up a handful of times. Parked under the bridge, warmed up on the Boy Scout camp stuff (there seemed to be much more), then classic Willow, then cooled down around Horse Pond or what not (again seemed to be much more than I was hitting).

    Love that there is a boatload of trail in Yarmouth. Totaled 23.5 and had it in around 2.5 hours (not a Rog pace by any means but it was a nice clip for me).

    Would love to go back and explore more, that and I haven't hit Nickerson yet.
  • 11-04-2013
    longshanks
    Nice ride, iceboxsteve. Pretty easy to get 20+ miles in -- even without the eastside WGW/Weir stuff.
  • 11-04-2013
    the kraken
    Nice ride icebox! If you want to check out nickerson there's a group ride tuesday nights at 5:30 or I could show you around anytime, I live 5 mins from nick
  • 11-05-2013
    jeffreyjhsu
    Like to join you guys some time. You've only just touched on the stuff south of the Mid Cape Hwy. There are a lot more trails there including a bunch that extend out to Plashes Pond.
  • 11-06-2013
    the kraken
    Plashes pond is out behind taft rd and links the cranberry bog trails that surround west yarm rd to horse pond. I Haven't ridden back there in a long time. It's pretty flat but fun to explore.
  • 11-06-2013
    longshanks
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jeffreyjhsu View Post
    Like to join you guys some time. You've only just touched on the stuff south of the Mid Cape Hwy. There are a lot more trails there including a bunch that extend out to Plashes Pond.

    Hmm, interesting. Is there a trail that goes around Plashes and connects West Yarmouth Rd to Forest Rd? That's the missing link to make a superloop possible as it would make it easier to go from Weir trails back to Horse Pond trail on the south side while keeping tar time minimal. A trail like one of the two red lines here would do it:
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  • 11-06-2013
    jeffreyjhsu
    There are trails 3/4 of the way around Plashes Pond. Including a LOT of fun singletrack trails to the east of the pond.
  • 11-06-2013
    jeffreyjhsu
    I'd be up for an epic. :-)
  • 11-06-2013
    jeffreyjhsu
    Yes there are a LOT of good singletrack trails to the east of Plashes. But you can only ride 3/4 of the way around Plashes without doing a short road ride.

    I like epics. :-)
  • 11-10-2013
    jeffreyjhsu
    Here's a link to some of the trails on the South side of Route 6. Many are not on the other map, and there are a lot more too. Mountain Bike Ride Profile | Morning Ride near West Yarmouth | Times and Records | Strava
  • 11-10-2013
    thecanoe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jeffreyjhsu View Post
    Here's a link to some of the trails on the South side of Route 6. Many are not on the other map, and there are a lot more too. Mountain Bike Ride Profile | Morning Ride near West Yarmouth | Times and Records | Strava

    I've ridden those trails with that Strava member and yes, there are a lot more than on that route.
  • 11-25-2013
    Quinnman
    Headed to Yarmouth this week and have never ridden there. Anyone interested in a ride Friday or Saturday? Or have suggestions for a good single track loop?
  • 11-26-2013
    the kraken
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Quinnman View Post
    Headed to Yarmouth this week and have never ridden there. Anyone interested in a ride Friday or Saturday? Or have suggestions for a good single track loop?

    I can ride friday night. Do you have lights?
  • 11-26-2013
    Quinnman
    That might work. I do have lights. I will send a PM once sorted with plans. Thx
  • 11-26-2013
    longshanks
    FYI, there is a group ride planned in Yarmouth on Friday at 10am. Awaiting details and will post them once received.
  • 11-26-2013
    jeffreyjhsu
    Here's the infor for the Friday ride.

    We will be riding near exit 7, Willow St, in Yarmouth Friday morning starting at 10:00.

    The ride will start at 280 Higgins Crowell Road a few hundred yards south of the Yarmouth police station at a small conservation area parking lot.

    Most of this ride will be flat, though we may do one long series of singletracks that have a lot of hills.That decision will be made when on the spot. This ride will be advanced beginner to intermediate on the NEMBA scale. But, we won't run away from anyone. I expect that we'll be out for 2-3 hours. There will be a couple of break off points for anyone who has a time constraint.

    If you'd like to join us just be there before 10:00 ready to ride. The parking area is small. If it's full when you get there, park along side of the road or at the Mattacheese Middle School which is about 500 yards away.

    See you Friday. :-)
  • 11-27-2013
    the kraken
    Sounds fun! Sandy pond might be a better parking spot for a group, a lot more parking.. Did a little yarmouth ride last night with a couple other guys, in the rain..

    Bike Ride Profile | Afternoon Ride near Yarmouth | Times and Records | Strava
  • 11-29-2013
    jeffreyjhsu
    Here's the GPS track from today's ride. Mountain Bike Ride Profile | Morning Ride near West Yarmouth | Times and Records | Strava

    Taking a look at all the maps and routes posted........ WOW! There's a lot of riding here. :-)
  • 11-29-2013
    Quinnman
    Thanks to all of the routes posted here, I put together a secant loop yesterday near the greenough camp area. Tried to get out tonight but not in the cards with family.
  • 12-01-2013
    JBH
    Been riding Willow Street for years and have never ridden any of the trails posted on that last ride. Had no idea there was that much trail in there.
  • 01-11-2014
    jeffreyjhsu
    Did another ride today before the rain. No snow or ice. Look at the maze of trails that I found. Mountain Bike Ride Profile | Morning Ride near West Yarmouth | Times and Records | Strava

    Go Pats!!!!