This is definitely the kind of riding I most enjoy. Hills and valleys, twists and turns, stopping for a good meal and to see some beautiful sights. Had it not been for the rain, it would rank as an almost perfect day.
What's interesting is that I can ride through this type of terrain in Michigan...only it takes longer to get to it than it does to get out here. The western and northern UP have very similar natural characteristics to this area, but it's just as far away from home (well, maybe not exactly, but it feels like it.)
As a lifestyle/hobby/whatever I find one of the things about riding that I most enjoy is that even when you're riding with a huge group of people, you're still a little bit by yourself. You're in a group, but independent of the group. The solitude is a great time for thinking/pondering/dreaming.
Here are some pictures from today's ride.
Pretty bikes, all in a row.
The covered bridge we stopped at for a little gawking.
One lane, you must take turns!
A beautiful view of the river from inside the bridge.
Folks getting ready for the rain, which came down in spades after we left the bridge.
All in all, it was a good day. There were a few minor issues on the ride, but I'll save those stories for another day (or not, since they'd just make some of you worry.)
Tomorrow is a short ride day to the greater Boston area. It will be nice to get some laundry done and have dry pants to wear when I leave for Maine on Monday morning.
Tomorrow is another day, and another road.
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