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Fast moving change of tide through the canal
max speed 31.7 mph
ave speed 12.4 mph
I was talked into participating in a tennis tournament today and grudgingly accepted without knowing the competition. Two things came together to get me to take a bike ride. The competition was way over my level and there was an odd man out situation. I jumped at withdrawing, called Dave and we did a 50 mile bike to the Cape Cod Canal.
Since this has been a regular route of mine for three years, I got a chance to show Dave, a first year roadie some of the out of the way places that one doesn't see from the expressway.
Onset Beach in MA.
Salt Water Taffee
Riding along beach road
From Onset we had to ride on busy US Rt. 6 for about a quarter mile to get to the entrance of the canal bike path. The path was busy but we only road a half mile before exiting back on the main road. Once there I showed Dave the hidden access road that led to the bike, pedestrian walkway over the Bourne Bride.. The traffic was backed up on RT25 as far as the eye could see with vacationers making their way to "The Cape".
Traffic backed up getting onto the Bourne Bridge crossing the Cape Cod Canal
Pleasure boats riding with the current in the Canal
The ride to Wareham and the Canal never gets dull. Every time I ride it I see something different, explore side roads and paths and strike up conversations searching for out of the way nuggets that the locals sometimes share.