Bike Trips - 2008

We're welcoming the better weather as it means that we can do some biking again.  Our fist ride was around Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield.  I was on my BikeE recumbent, and Kathy on her Cannondale hybrid.  I had lots of trouble keeping up, so we bought me a nice new Trek Pilot 5.2 Flat Bar.  Very nice indeed!  Now I can keep up.  It will also get me back in practice riding a "wedgie" (upright) bicycle.  We're hoping to take a biking trip this fall either to France or to Napa Valley.

The first trip on the new bike took us to Breakheart Reservation in Saugus.  It's a small, hilly, wooded area on the Wakefield border.  Two small lakes (one with swimming beach).  Very pretty indeed!

With Ben's new bike, Kathy was feeling a little slower, so we got her a new one, too, very similar to Ben's but with drop handlebars.  We've been doing quite a bit of riding this summer, mostly small, local trips.  Ben took a nice ride around the lakes/ponds in Lynnfield.  We have taken a couple of longer trips, including one around the perimeter of Cape Ann (about 23 miles), including Gloucester, Rockport & Annisquam.

Kathy and Ben did a couple of other 20 mile rides late in August.  A repeat of Ben's Lynfield lakes trip, and an exploration of the routes to Kathy's work from the new apartment.  On the latter we chanced to pass Flying change Stables, where Ariana and Ross had taken riding lessons so long ago.  We had forgotten its location entirely, but there it was. 

Gazebo in Wakefield
Spring in the Jewish Cemetery in Wakefield
Spring!
Spring!
Spring!
Lake in Breakheart Reservation in Saugus
Breakheart Reservation in Saugus
Hawkes pond in Lynnfield
Hawkes pond in Lynnfield
Hawkes pond in Lynnfield
Breed's pond
Kathy & Ben in Gloucester
Fishing boat & sailboat in Loblolly bay
Sailboat in Loblolly bay
Loblolly Bay & Thatcher I.
Thatcher I.
Beach in Rockport
Kathy comes out of the candy store in Rockport
Lobster Cove in Annisquam
Passports Restaurant in Gloucester
Cape Ann Track
Pillings Pond
Pillings Pond
Kathy at Pillings Pond
Flying Change Stables
Flying Change Stables

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