Glen planned out a point to point ride starting in Ipswich, and ending in Andover, covering Willowdale, Georgetown-Rowley State Forest, Boxford Town Forest, Harold Parker, and plenty of other trail networks, many I had never heard of before.
Today's ride included Tom Merrill, Glen Gollrad, Danbarry Moore, Dave McCrimmon, and myself.
We went down a trail, there were some rocks, some muddy sections, some dry sections, some uphills, some downhills, some technical sections, some fire roads, some paved roads, and plenty of trees, dirt, ponds, logs and bridges.
About 3hrs (ride time) and 30 miles after starting, we rolled back to our cars at Harold Parker where Glen had a nifty little buffet of salty chips and beer. Tom provided chocolate chip cookies.
All in all, it was a great ride. The weather was perfect, the route was great, the pace was brisk but congenial, and with only one mechanical (and NOT mine), we couldn't really ask for much more. Personally, I really has a great time today with everyone!
|Dan OWNED this bridge!|
Now, the plan is to add to this, ultimately riding all the way around the world (okay, not really).