Thursday, August 13, 2009
A Short Tour of Cape Cod
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Reading crazyguyonabike.com, hosting a tourning cyclist (see previous journal entry), and having a friend begin her bike tour this week, I can't shake the idea of taking off for a couple of days.
The original plan was to get to NYC and ride back home to the south coast of Massachusetts. Logistics of getting the bikes to the city using a bus or train we getting pretty involved. Perusing crazy guy and lo and behold, this journal is featured. It begins 35 miles from my home and it sets of the light bulb. Why not a weekend tour close to home. After all we live right on the ocean and there are some great possibilities.
Next weekend Brandon and I will set off from Fairhaven, Ma to Cape Cod. Well will cross the Bourne Bridge, ride the canal service road/bike, walking path, to Sagamore, and follow rt, 6A to somewhere on the Cape. We'll decide that when we get there. Our tour last year on the Erie Canal taught us that planning on a bike ride does not work out that well.
Part of the tour will be on the Cape Cod Rail Trail
We will leave Friday afternoon, ride 30-50 miles, get a campsight then ride home Saturday, in time to be home for the weekly dinner with the Johnsons.