Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fairhaven Ma. To The Cape Cod Canal

As always, click any photo for big.  Click again for bigger. 
The Garmin route and map is HERE

This was a 46 mile loop on the back roads from East Fairhaven to the Cape Cod Canal at Buzzards Bay Ma.  The ride is flat and relatively car free.  The exceptions are downtown Wareham and Onset.  Keep your wits about you, use your urban riding skills, and you will be fine.

Three of us were supposed to be riding in Maine this weekend but the tropical storm that passed through the area forced us to cancel the two day ride.   It all worked out and we got a nice ride and saved a few bucks.

Way back in 2005, I followed Mike Riscica on his bike ride across the country.  During that trip, he made it a point to save any turtles he came across trying to cross a road.  Since then, whenever I see a turtle, I think WWMD  what would mike do, and I do the same.   It happened today but I didn't think of photographing the event till the little guy was into the brush.  I thought of dragging him back out just for the photo but realized that doing so would be senseless.

The State of Massachusetts is getting more and more bike friendly.   The transportation budget for the state has money earmarked for biking, and we are seeing more and more evidence of towns accepting bikes when they repave the roads.

In the town of Buzzards Bay, near the RR Bridge and Canal Parking lot, there is a great little Thai place.  It only has four of five tables which is probably the reason there is so much take out traffic.  Either way, the food is great and very inexpensive.  If you get to that area, make this a destination for lunch or dinner.

Onset, MA. village was bustling today.  The beaches had plenty of sun bathers but the water is not quite warm enough for swimming.   None the less, it looked to be a good day at the beach for many.

What would Mike do/ 

The car fee back roads of Mattapoisett, MA

Bike lane in Onset, MA

Onset MA business district

Beach at Onset, MA

Buzzards Bay Park and the RR bridge crossing the Cape Cod Canal

Great food at Buzzards Bay Park

Accommodations at Onset Ma.