Sunday, July 05, 2009

Video: Kim and me on the Ashuwillticook Trail

We had a great morning on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail! Here's a little video. (It doesn't show our chance meeting with good old Ernie, the gent I met in Adams earlier in the week.)

Friday, July 03, 2009

Final Berkshires ride

Did one last ride during our Berkshires holiday this morning - and the loveliest yet.

I rode up and over Beartown Mountain, including about 5 miles unpaved. The gravel roads were in good condition, and they were cris-crossed with hiking paths through the state forest. The torrents the night before created lots of nice water hazards, including a spot where I had to hoof it through a flooded it almost up my knees. 

I re-joined the paved road near Monterey, then rode up through Tyringham and back. The last bit was wonderfully scenic, highlighted by Santarella, a bizarre gingerbready house. 

Our visit to the Berkshires was spectacular, and the cycling certainly added a lot to it - we'll definitely be back later this summer.