Time 2hrs 32mins
Max speed 26.4mph
Ave speed 13mph
Max temp 102F
Lunch Egg salad on wheat at Cumberland Farms in Wareham
A week of not doing any long distance rides can make one feel like doing make up rides. Today was that kind of day. The temperature on the bike computer peaked at 102F. Even without the presence of humidity, 102 is hot. Again the mind was wandering during the ride and the miles passed quickly. It seemed such a short time ago that this route from Fairhaven, Ma. to Wareham Ma. on the back roads was very difficult. A person does get more fit the more he rides, but a new carbon fiber bike takes a lot of the difficulty out of the trip.
Mary's Pond is close to the halfway point to Wareham. On the return trip with the temperature just under 100F, it was very tempting to pull over and run into the pond. This was a very popular alternative to spending time at the beach on the ocean for many locals. Something went awry with the ownership of the land and the pond and it has been off limits to the public for years. The idea stuck though and upon returning home, a quick change out of the riding kit into beach wear got me ready for an ocean swim.
Sharks and all.