Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Wind Is Our Friend. The Hills Are Our Friend

Crossing the Dighton Bridge

Four of us did one of the rides I stumbled upon this past summer. It took us through the Massachusetts towns of Somerset, Dighton, Berkley, Assonet, Freetown and Fall River. It was around a 25 mile loop with the temps in the low 50's.

 The outward part of the ride was with a pretty good wind in our face and a couple of short hills. On the return sections we had the wind at our back but we were riding through a place called the city of hills.

 While riding the hills, "10-40" was  tossed around as the title of this post. Ten MPH climbing, 40 MPH on the descents was close to the standard speed. We did our usual stop at a Dunkin Donuts for a light lunch before setting out for the hilly section of the ride. In the past this is where we encounter the angry drivers. Today wasn't bad. Only one pickup truck took offense to us being on his road. Everyone else had no problem sharing.

Lunch At Dunkin Donuts in Fall River. 

The Assonet Inn

Nearing the end of the ride crossing the new bridge spanning the Taunton River. Fall River to Somerset

1 comment:

  1. Haven't had the chance to ride on the new bridge yet. Looks like quite the view from the top.