It was nice to read about all the weekend rides, especially the Mass Bike Century. I encountered it last year on a weekend ride out to Bolton that day, and I was in the vicinity of the ride yesterday. As usual though I had to go into work on Saturday, so I did a Kenmore-Norwood loop.
I planned on 64 miles via the route I intended last week via Acton and Rte 27 that was cut short by rain. I went out Belmont St from Cambridge to Beaver in Waltham, then Totten Pond Road and Winter St to Traplelo Rd, past Walden Pond and through Concord to Acton on Rte 2A. Rte 27 was not a great ride due to uneven pavement through Maynard, Sudbury and Natick. In particular in Sudbury, the sunlight filtering through the trees dappled the road surface with bright patches on the otherwise shaded road and made it difficult to see cracks and potholes on some fast downhill runs. From Natick I took Union St to Pleasant into Dover Center and then on to Norwood.