Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Walking Ride

Distance 30 miles.

Time 3 Hrs.  (includes walking time)

Max Speed. 31MPH

The intention was to ride the usual route to the Fall River, Ma. town line and back.  I had never been on Hicksville road and opted for this new route.  It got very rural but was nice.  Then I saw the sign.  Last year when riding the other end of this route, I crossed paths with another biker.  We were going opposite directions and I told him I was going to try the dirt road up ahead.   "Don't" he said,  "you will do lots of walking".

Now I'm wondering, is this the other end of that same road.  I do have two choices, go right or straight and the sign doesn't tell me which one the warning is about.  It didn't take me long to realize that going straight brought me up a driveway.  Going right, the way I took, was the hazardous, no cell phone road.   It was bad, and I did have to walk a bit.  Quite a bit.  But it was and adventure and really nothing more than a pain in the neck as opposed to being dangerous or anything like that.

Water Supply for Fall River Ma.

The road wasn't bad at all before the turn off to Quanipaug Rd.

Quanipaug Rd got bad quickly

 Then it got worse. Not a good road for a carbon fiber road bike.

This whole adventure was around two miles.  Some walking, some riding.  I got a hoot out of it, but obviously wouldn't do it again.  These photos by the way, weren't the worst part of the road.  Motor vehicles would have difficulty in a couple of section, but walking them with a big was no big deal at all.

Quanipaug Rd. eventually brought me right to the spot I was talking with the other rider last year. The place where the guy said, "don't go there".   I saw it, I did it and I conquered it.

1 comment:

  1. You have lots of really nice routes -- seaside, countryside, etc.