Slogging through tough rides makes the nice ones seem so bright. Good for you and good for you for posting this photo.
I've not seen the Baldwin monument for a few years and you've inspired me to go back. I followed about half the Middlesex Canal from Charlestown up through Wilmington but not made it on up to Lowell or to the Thompson/Rumford museum in Wilmington. I'm interested in favored roads and corduroy alerts although by the time I get there aiming for corduroy will get me smooth pavement.
Thanks again for your inspired and inspirational ride.