December 2005
Bicycling & more in Central Massachusetts & beyond
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Sunday, December 11, is the deadline for the January newsletter. If you can lead a bike ride, hike, ski or other activity in January, submit the details by midnight Dec. 11 to Lynne Tolman, , 508-831-0301.

As always, call the leader if the weather or snow conditions are questionable, or if you have other questions.
Ride category explanation.


Autumn means hunting season, and the presence of hunters in the woods means hikers and mountain bikers need to use extra caution. Most hunting seasons in Massachusetts run between mid-October and mid-December. While hunting accidents are rare (statistics show that hunting is safer than many sports, including cycling), cyclists can enhance their safety by wearing, a hunter's orange vest. These are available in the sporting goods departments of most department stores. Avoid white or brown clothing (you don't want to look like a deer). Hunting is not allowed on Sundays in Massachusetts. Key hunting season dates for the state:

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Recurring Rides

Wednesday Outdoor Workouts, Easy Monday Evening Rides

SAVE THE DATE for the Seven Hills Wheelmen’s annual holiday party at Union Station The Restaurant, with fabulous food and entertainment, and awards and recognition for dozens of club members who have kept us rolling all year. Reservations and payment ($20.00 per person for 7HW members and guests, half price for children) are required by Nov. 21. A ticket order form with more detailed information will be e-mailed to you separately from this newsletter.

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2005
Activity: IMAX film: "Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France" (48 min.)
Location: Museum of Science, Boston
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Leader: Rick Krasnick, , 508-831-0301

You must buy your own tickets ($7-$9). Here's the lowdown:;event_id=363;dt=1134277200 Once you buy tickets, contact the leader to see about carpool or caravan from Worcester, or when/where to meet at the museum. Lunch afterward somewhere in Boston.

FILM DESCRIPTION: Following the 2003 Tour de France, "Wired to Win" explores the capabilities of the brain, an amazing organ, integrating IMAX technology, cutting-edge computer and medical imagery, and real-life racing drama to show how the brain responds to stimuli -- and adapts for success as we learn, train, and practice.

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