I haven't explored much Nahant yet, but I've really enjoyed riding around Marblehead. I bought my bike at Marblehead Cycle, and they've treated me well so far. I ride the Marblehead Rail Trail at least once a week. It adds a couple miles to the commute but the hills are less steep. Surprisingly, there's less shade and the hot weather means I have skipped it lately.
I've been meaning to do 127 at some point. My range isn't quite there yet. I'm getting better, so maybe soon. Can always commuter rail back I guess.
Typical commute today. I had a small failure on the front brake (the spring on the non-cable side let go), but I figured it out on my own which made me feel good.