January 2005
Bicycling & more in Central Massachusetts & beyond
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February
ACTIVITIES
As always, call the leader if the weather or snow conditions are questionable, or if you have other questions.

Special note: Weather and ground conditions this time of year are hard to predict, so please check with the leader ahead of time to find out which, if any, activity is still scheduled. All locations are in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted. Ride category explanation.

Sunday, January 9
Deadline for February newsletter.
If you can lead a hike, ski, bike ride or other activity in February, submit the details by midnight Jan. 9 to Lynne Tolman, LTolman@LTolman.org , 508-831-0301. Remember, Presidents Day is Feb. 21.


Saturday, January 1
Activity: Cross-country ski or hike in Nick's Woods, depending on snow cover
Location: St. John's Episcopal Church, 166 Holden St., Worcester
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Leader: Kim McCoy, 508-853-6477, mcbstone@yahoo.com

Ring in the new year! St. John's Episcopal Church is near Brattle Street and the railroad tracks; meet in the church's rear parking lot. Access to the park is from Smith Lane, across Holden Street. Kim is a ranger for the park with the Greater Worcester Land Trust. Avoid the parking spaces near the church if you can.


Monday, January 3
Activity: Book-signing -- David V. Herlihy's "Bicycle: The History"
Location: Tatnuck Bookseller, 335 Chandler St., Worcester
Time: 7:00 p.m.

This doubles as our monthly membership meeting. The book-signing is co-hosted by Seven Hills Wheelmen and the Worcester Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Admission is free.David V. Herlihy of Hull, Mass., author of "Bicycle: The History," will give a brief talk and sign copies of his book at 7:00 p.m. Jan. 3 at Tatnuck Bookseller, 335 Chandler St., Worcester.Expertly researched and superbly illustrated with more than 200 images spanning nearly two centuries, "Bicycle: The History" (Yale University Press, 2004) by David V. Herlihy shows why the bicycle captured the public's imagination and the myriad ways in which it has reshaped our world. It is a comprehensive account of the bicycle's development from a novelty for the elite to transportation for the masses, told as a suspenseful drama of brilliant engineering, disputed patents and missed opportunities amid societal sea changes.For book reviews and an interview with author David Herlihy, visit http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/ .Also see Nick's Picks at www.nicholasbasbanes.com .


Saturdays and Sundays except Jan. 29 (i.e., January 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 30)
if there's enough snow
Activity: Cross-country ski in Nick's Woods
Location: St. John's Episcopal Church, 166 Holden St., Worcester
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Leader: Kim McCoy, 508-853-6477, mcbstone@yahoo.com

If there's about 8 inches of snow on the ground and roads are plowed, we should be good to kick 'n' glide. Call or e-mail leader by 8:30 a.m. to confirm. St. John's Episcopal Church is near Brattle Street and the railroad tracks; meet in the church's rear parking lot. Access to the park is from Smith Lane, across Holden Street. Kim is a ranger for the park with the Greater Worcester Land Trust. Avoid the parking spaces near the church if you can.


Various weeknights
Activity: Night skiing (downhill) at Wachusett Mountain
Location: Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, 499 Mountain Rd., Princeton
Time: Call leader for dates and times
Leader: Paul Adams, 508-865-3765, padams@charter.net

Get together after work for some social skiing on the well-lighted trails at Wachusett. Call or e-mail leader for meeting dates and times.

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