I spotted a beaver while I was admiring the view from the Maple Street bridge. It went under and slapped its tail on the way down. Another one soon surface a decent distance from where the first went under. This one patrolled the perimeter for a while and was not shy. Despite a lot of time spent in beaver habitat, I've only seen a few prior to seeing this one. Another cyclists, John from Sudbury, stopped to check out the beaver. We started out together and parted way soon after but he caught up with me later and road for a couple of miles together.
A few minutes later a couple of deer ran across the road in front of me (not alarmingly close but close enough to remind me to keep an eye out to the sides - I wouldn't want to hit a deer, or be hit by one).
There were less than scenic parts of the trip, passing MCI Concord included. It's a pretty forbidding place.
Scenic Water Row. I couldn't resist and took a quick spin down Water Row to the first wetland before heading back to Sherman Bridge.
Another scenic spot on the ride, Sherman Bridge. It's a great bridge and you get a sense of the breadth of the river near flood stage from here.
I finally spotted pony henge. I thought this was in a field far from a paved road. When I stopped here I was certain that this wasn't the pony henge but I have been corrected.
I did the ride on my IF road bike.
Miles for the year: about 390.