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.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Trip One: Kaaterskill Falls
Distance: ½ mile hike
Difficulty: 2 (out of 10)
View: 8 (out of 10)
Sights: Kaaterskill Falls
(Over the Falls)
(Nelly, Carl and Seth Behind the Falls)
Trip Two: Overlook Mtn
Distance: 5 miles
Difficulty: 4 (out of 10)
View: 6.5 (out of 10)
Sights: Catskills Hotel, Fire Tower, Overlook
Andrew in the Ruins
(At the Tower)
(All of us at the overlook)
(Nellie; a bit tired after the hike)