Monday, September 21, 2009

CRW Fall Metric Century + (9/20/09)

CRW Fall Metric Century +

Trip: CRW’s 100k + ride home
Distance: 90 miles
Difficulty: 9 (out of 10)
Scenery: 7 (out of 10)

I awoke: 6:18, shit

I missed when I was supposed to be ready to go for the century ride. Fortunately, I still had time to make it to the half century. After a ride to Andrew’s house to pick up his mountain bike and then out to Acton-Boxboro High, I was ready to go.

The rolling terrain through the Boston exurbs and further out was beautiful. The ride was mapped out great with only a few stretches on busy roads.

35 miles into the ride was the water stop. It is here that three things were pointed out to me:

Number of people on a mountain bike: 1
Number of people not wearing cycling clothes: 1
Number of people smoking: 1

The Charles River Wheelmen put on a good ride and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Afterwards, I realized I missed the 2:30 train to Boston and would have to wait hours for the next. So, I hopped on the bike and rode another 26 miles back into the city.

Great to be back on the long roads with my bike.

Madskillz in the Catskillz (9/5-9/6/09)

From Catskills

Trip One: Kaaterskill Falls
Distance: ½ mile hike
Difficulty: 2 (out of 10)
View: 8 (out of 10)
Sights: Kaaterskill Falls

From Catskills

(Over the Falls)

From Catskills

(Nelly, Carl and Seth Behind the Falls)

From Catskills

Trip Two: Overlook Mtn
Distance: 5 miles
Difficulty: 4 (out of 10)
View: 6.5 (out of 10)
Sights: Catskills Hotel, Fire Tower, Overlook

From Catskills

Andrew in the Ruins

From Catskills

(At the Tower)

From Catskills

(All of us at the overlook)

From Catskills

(Nellie; a bit tired after the hike)