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Originally Posted by tinydr
must be a nice ride out to Hopkinton...
I haven't done the Marathon day ride specifically, but I've ridden the route a few times and it is quite nice. There's some high-traffic ghetto-tasticness on 135 in Framingham, and everything between Copley and Cleveland Circle is ... well ... urban, but aside from that it's mostly posh suburbs with moderate vehicular traffic.
It's also generally flat (cycling-wise). Heartbreak isn't nearly that bad to hit on a bike, and if anything, I tend to be more respectful of the rollers when riding to
Hopkinton rather than any climbing on the approach to Newton and Boston.