This blog recounts rides, pictures of bikes that I notice (and have time to snap a picture of), and occasionally comments about cycling. It is focuses on the Northeast US but I have also ridden in Washington state, Colorado, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Virginia, California, and four of Canada's Maritime provinces.
This ride is an old favorite that I rode last evening, which was cool and very pleasant after another series of damp days. The ride is short and hilly, at least for eastern Massachusetts. I take a long cut under 128 to avoid the 128 crossing on 2A and some of the busiest sections of 2A. I also take a long cut on Winter Street and Old Country Road to avoid a steep descent and bad roads on Trapelo Road approaching the Cambridge reservoir. The latter long cut also avoids the intersection of Trapelo and Old Country, which you would hit at 30mph+.