Regarding that stretch of Rt. 20 I will absolutely second that emotion. I've ridden cross state on Route 20 a few times and always regretted the decision- horrible in some sections. Funny, if the train were more bike friendly and/or Rt. 20 were more accommodating getting back and forth across the state by bike would be so much easier.
Anyone get any good rides in this weekend? I managed to get a few in on Saturday- nothing today in the rain. But Saturday was good- did the Harvard Loop, missed a turn on the way back that would have added about 12 miles so ended up shy of the 100 I had hoped to do- 92 miles- and I only managed that by doing an extra loop around the Concord TT course.
I still feel slow as molasses but I'm at least getting some miles in finally.