Last year, it was cold, windy, and even a little snowy as we cranked the Kanc. This year, not so much. The sun was out, winds were gentle, and spirits were high as a group of NEMS and Team S2 riders headed out of Loon Mountain for our annual trek up and over Kancamagus Pass.

NEMS 2013 Crank the Kanc Training Ride

The 2013 Crank the Kanc Training Ride Crew

Since this is an out and back course, riders were able to easily set their own speeds and distances. The largest group ended up covering about 80 miles and climbing over the pass twice. And, just to validate the “multisport” part of our name, several of us tacked short runs onto the end of our rides. Then it was time for some serious calorie replacement before we headed out of Lincoln, NH.
Kancamagus training ride 2013

Up an over!

Whether you bike a little or a lot over the winter, this annual ride is a great way to shake the rust off and gauge your fitness heading into the early part of the racing season. All abilities are welcome, and all rides come with awesome views. Make plans now to join us next year and crank the Kanc for yourself.