Wednesday, May 30, 2007
"If you can't be good, be safe."
Those are the wise words I received today from an old cigar-touting man in Lynn when I stopped to ask for directions to the elusive Myrtle St.
Points of the day:
-Cambridge to Gloucester and back
-82 miles roundtrip
-6 hrs and 12 mins on the bike, just over 8 with stops
-what do flashing green lights mean?
-for that matter, what does it mean when the red and yellow are lit simultaneously?
-relied heavily on the map on the way up; didn't use it once on the way back!
All in all, a great ride. Beautiful scenery and beautiful weather. Got a lunch and ate in a park I knew in town, overlooking the fishermen's docks and the harbor. After lunch, I took a little loop out to the eastern point and then headed back towards the city around 1pm. I definitely wasn't going for time, but was glad to finish 82 miles feeling tired but not wiped. If you ever drive up to Gloucester, I highly recommend taking the scenic route, specifically Route 127 (vs. I93/128). Great scenery and not much traffic on a Wednesday morning or afternoon.
Check out the pictures.