Thursday, September 16, 2010

Up, down. Up, down.

Distance 42 miles
Pedal time 3 hrs 11 mins
Max speed 24.6 MPH
Ave speed 13 MPH

The last couple of rides have begun with a route in mind and somewhere along the way a side road beckons.
The plan was to ride to exit 9 along the local highway and loop back through another familiar route to the Airport road.  There had to be a  link between the two, somewhere in the middle.  Things didn't work out that way and the ride became an adventure of sorts.

Riding beyond familiar territory inspired a bit of exploring.  "This" road will eventually come to a T and taking a left there would no doubt lead the way to the airport.  Up, down. Up, down. Rolling hills kept bringing back the feeling that something may be amiss.  Once the sign for Freetown appeared on this side of the area, there was little doubt that the only way out of this conundrum was to turn around.  Naturally I kept going and finally realized that I was on a road that would soon turn into a major connector into the city of Fall River, MA.   The traffic would increase and so would the craziness.  A glance at the computer showed that it was just over 20 miles home.  Up, down, up down. It did set a new standard of riding 42 miles without stopping and that has never happened before.  Probably won't happen again.   No big deal, just not my style.

Lake St. lake

Classic car was the only other on this road.

Oh oh.  This is not where I'm supposed to be

Old shed in Assonet, MA.

This was one of the most feared soccer club in the city in the 60's.

Sight of the annual Portuguese Feast

Donde esta el banyo?   Aqui, aqui

This was once a largest Portuguese school in the city.

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