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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tour d'Otis



Wanted to ride Otis last year but never got to it but Bill Boles graciously led me
on a 7 mile tour of some awesome Cape Cod singletrack!

Bill Boles

Rode the half pipe and the second highest point on the Cape which has some
sick downhills coming off of it!  Coming back on Friday for more singletrack goodness!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Falmouth 40



I take a selfie and guess what I discover?
Left home without a helmet!



Got up late and decided not to ride to the canal again.
Found a nice bike route in Mashpee with share the road signs



This route through the north part of Falmouth seems popular with cyclists


I love this hill by the light house.
There was a triathlete there with blown tires

It was pretty windy during the whole ride and it seemed I always had a headwind


Despite the wind it felt great riding along the water


I finally understand the usefulness of a cycling cap today!



Lunch, a bit later, was excellent!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Recovery Day: Provincetown



I played beach volleyball after my ride to the canal and discovered that I am not 16 anymore!


Drove up to P-Town went to dunes

It's now a family tradition


Another mile or so and we could be at the water ... won't happen

Center of Provincetown is still a ways off


A fixed gear Jake the Snake - someone in P-Town has some class!
 
Enough said!

Cape Cod Canal 100K Ride


Waited for the rain to stop before heading out


Tested out a new top tube pack and bell using a bar extender.
Everything worked great and the top tube bag will be excellent for commuting!


The Shinning Sea Bikeway was devoid of people


It got wet again

Finally met another cyclist who I passed on the way back, too

Riding under the Bourne Bridge


And the Sagamore Bridge, too


On the Canal Bikeway



Bike Fishermen



Cape Cod Railway to the left



The siding is used for the tourist train to change direction



Another bike fisherman



Train bridge, never seen it down


There used to be Y here


Awesome Bike Routes on the Cape



Sun poked out on the Shinning Sea Bikeway north of Woodshole



Nantucket Bay


Longest Ride to date!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Off to the Cape



Fredmobile and the rest of the bikes loaded


Bourne Bridge Traffic (sucks)


Rotary Traffic, just like in the 70s and 80s, when we would go to Nantucket


Finally, the in line for the Bourne Bridge


Bikes are ready


Riding around the rental house


At the beach


Katie riding Cannondale Chase for the second time this year!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Riding the Bluff Point State Park



After the Trail Maintenance we set out to ride the trail and Cory took us on an outstanding tour of some of the best singletrack in Eastern Connecticut!



Bluff Point is cruel mistress and lends itself to all sorts of mechanicals.
One of our newest Trail Ambassadors got a stick in the spokes that destroyed his rear derailleur
It was the Walk of Shame for Joe.



Hot and Humid but having fun!



I even wound up with a flat!  My Serface Krest (rear tire) failed me!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Trail Maintenance at Bluff Point State Park



Great group of guys showed up at Bluff Point State Park for Trail Maintenance



Where else can you ride great singletrack and then afterwards hit the beach!

A few showers moved through the area before we were able to start working


Too bad more mountain bikers don't do this.



Jason brought the Bob Trailer so we could ride out to where we were working