No question, the 20 mile bike ride I made last Saturday was a lot of fun. But by the end of the ride, my “particulars” were not smiling.
Here’s the story: Two friends came down to visit me at my happy home on the Cape and they brought their bikes. Cape Cod Rail Trail just opened a new leg of the Falmouth to Woods Hole Ride and it now goes north towards the Cape Cod Canal ride and Bourne. The trail people hope to complete it someday… but for now, we jumped in on the trail 10 miles north of Woodshole. An easy ride most of the way, it was a little crowded in spots and there were benches every few miles so you could get off and take a rest. Good thing, as my body needed the time to recover.
We brought our lunch and once in Woods Hole we settled on a park bench and chowed down. But the skies looked ominous and it didn’t take long before we were back in the saddle and heading back up the trail… 10 miles to the car. The wind, thankfully was at our backs and though the trail actually goes uphill in spots, it wasn’t a hard ride. The last three miles were tough, though. The heavens opened and the rains began to fall. That and the fact that my “particulars” were screaming at me at that point, made those last 3 miles seem like double the length…. !
Glad we did it. But before I try again, I need to get a new seat… one with an opening in front to manage my “particulars.” Any suggestions from my devoted fans???