Bikes and Biking 2016

January 30, 2016 – Frozen Bogs

Frozen bogs and light traffic on the Shining Sea Trail today.

Frozen Bog

March 12, 2016 – A Quiet Trail

A sunny Saturday on the Shining Sea Trail, but I pretty much had the trail to myself.

Empty Trail

The Palmer Avenue bridge in Falmouth always sounded like it would disintegrate when a car drove over it. Its replacement ought to stand up, though; It’s 16-inch thick timber.

Sippiwisset Bridge

March 19, 2016 – New England Weather

Biked the rail trail today; might ski it on Monday.

April 18, 2016 – Water Show

This cranberry farm on the Shining Sea Trail in West Falmouth is one of the oldest in the country, dating back to 1850. I should have taken a video, as the water jets appeared to be dancing on the bog.

Bog Watering

April 28, 2016 – Spring Advantages

Some of the things I like about biking this time of year: my knee braces don’t show under my ski tights; my winter pot is covered by my windbreaker; and my wrap-around sunglasses hide the dark bags under my eyes.

May 28, 2016 – On the Shining Sea Path

This cattle tunnel is one of several along the Shining Seas Bike Trail in Falmouth (MA). They were built by 19th century farmers to give cattle access to the other side of the tracks.

Cattle Tunnel

This electric motor assisted pedal car combines the worst aspects of a bike with the worst aspects of a car, and offers none of the advantages of either. It can be yours for $4500.

Electric Bike Car

June 17, 2016 – A Perfectly Perfect Day

A perfectly perfect Cape Cod day: 72 degrees, sunny and dry, light east wind. Bursting with joy and gratitude for being able to live here and still able at 75 to pedal a fast 14 miles along the canal.

Sagamore Bridge

June 30, 2016 – Heaven on Earth

Whenever I bike the Shining Sea Trail to Woods Hole on a glorious day like today, I feel like I’ve gone to heaven without having to die first.

Trail 063016 A

The Steamship Authority’s big new double-ended ferry shuttles between Woods Hole and Vineyard Haven on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard.

Trail 063016 B

Trail 063016 C

Trail 063016 D

August 30, 2016 – The Other Side of the Canal

Biked the mainland side of the Cape Cod Canal this morning. I usually ride the Cape side because it’s more convenient, but perfect conditions and light traffic drew me over the bridge today.

Canal West B

Baby Blue Heron

Canal West A

September 11, 2016 – Kennebec River Rail Trail

This seven mile trail runs beside a seldom used rail line along the Kennebec River between Gardner Maine and Augusta.

Kennebec Rail and Trail

October 10, 2016 – Back in Lexington

Rode the Minuteman Trail today. The 175 foot vertical climb from Arlington to Lexington was exacerbated by a strong north wind. The return trip, however, was quite literally a breeze.

October 17, 2016 – A perfect October Day

Canal October

A perfect October day for a ride along the canal; 75 degrees and only a light east wind.


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