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Old 06-11-08, 05:31 AM   #1
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Boston Bacchetta Recumbent Weekend

From Scott at Wheelworks:

Come join us again this year for 3 days of fun with the bikes we love to ride.
Friday July 11th
We will be starting off the weekend with a Evening tour of the Watch City, Waltham Ma. Dinner at a great little Mexican restaurant and afterwards a ride around the Charles River. We will finish the Evening with a stop at a great brewery named after the city known worldwide for the Waltham Watch, aka: The American Waltham Watch. The City is also known for The Orient Bicycle, one of the finest bicycles ever made.
Saturday July 12th
We will start with a breakfast ride around Boston's Metro West and finish at Belmont Wheelworks for a day of Recumbent Demo. We will have the full line of Bacchetta bikes to test ride and free Bacchetta bike fittings. Come by if your thinking about getting into recumbents and dont know where to start. This will be the perfect day to try any model and talk to some of the people that make Bacchetta the one bike to ride and own. Last Demo, 5:30
Sunday July 13th
We will start with an extended ride for those looking for something a little longer. The roads in the Boston area on Sunday morning are for the most part free of traffic and is perfect for riding your Bacchetta and enjoying the full Southern New England Splendor. We will also have Bicycle Demos going on until 4:30 back at Wheelworks.

The event is Free. Riders need to bring only cash for food and drink and there recumbent bicycle for the rides. Demos will be held after the morning tours on Saturday and Sunday and are open to anybody. Please respond to Scott at srcbikes@aol.com, or Mike at, mike@bacchettabikes.com if your planning to attend. This will give us an idea of how we can make the event one to remember. More info to follow as we get closer to the date.

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Old 06-12-08, 03:44 PM   #2
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Hey Atom Bomb,

I have been wondering about riding in New England. We make it to Boston every few years to visit my wife's relatives. How hilly is it riding there, are there any "flat lander" areas to ride other than just around one of the beaches?

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Rod,

It's moderately hilly around Boston, and gets more hilly as you go west of the city. The suburbs around Boston - Dover/Sherborn/Medfield, and Lincoln/Concord/Carlisle have beautiful rolling hills. Excellent riding.

There's somewhat flatter riding in the southeastern part of Massachusetts (Westport) and into Rhode Island (Little Compton, Tiverton).

It isn't Texas.
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I ride in Worcester county... 40 miles west of Boston. Hilly indeed, but not really long climbs. What goes up gets to go down, so you need to keep your brakes in order. Anyway, I get bored where there are no hills.
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