I noticed that someone I ride with on Tuesday nights was riding gravel in the Charlemont, MA area and the route he did looked pretty interesting so I put my own spin on it trying work a lot more dirt in hitting some new roads. The funny thing about RWGPS new dirt feature is that often what it thinks is dirt turns out to be paved.
I drove up to Spencertown and picked up Will and we proceeded to Florida, MA where I parked at the Abbott Memorial School. It was raining lightly the whole way up as well as when we started riding.
We hadn't gone a mile and we started climbing. According to RWGPS this section was supposed to be dirt but it was and any eye opener for what was to come.
First Dirt didn't come till we were almost 6 miles into the ride when we rode into Monroe State Forest.
There was a flat interlude followed by more hike-a-bike and then it turned flat and we were able to ride again
Using my multi tool I was able to minimize the tire rubbing on the chain stays so I could ride back to the car