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Cape Cod Rail Trail autumn ride #12

Old 09-12-22, 06:26 PM
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Cape Cod Rail Trail autumn ride #12

One of the usual suspects have (gently) chided me about not posting this yet.
It's on! Oct 9 (Sunday) at the Dennis trailhead (old exit 9A off Rt 6. I can't remember the new exit numbers).
C&V themed but all are welcome. Always a good time despite rain, headwinds, low temps, and other things that make us love riding.

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Old 09-23-22, 06:27 PM
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Sharon and I plan to be there with the tandem!
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Im planning to be there as well.
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Sounds like great fun! Wife and I will try to drive from Monument Beach. What is the start time?
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Old 09-24-22, 05:06 PM
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10 AM.

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I know of another couple that live in Dennis that would also enjoy riding but they were curious as to what the route may be. Can you share what route and distance you are considering?
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Old 09-27-22, 05:21 AM
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Dennis to South Wellfleet and back, with a possible side trip to LeCounts Hollow. Total under 50 miles, closer to 46 I think.

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FWIW, Sharon and I are currently camping and hiking in Maine. We return home on Friday so that our band can play a show Saturday afternoon. Then on Sunday we will (attempt to) ride the CCRT. It's a busy time of year! I expect we will be slower as the miles accumulate. No one will get dropped, except maybe us!

Anyone who wants to do just part of the ride can meet the bunch in Orleans, which is around mile 10 IIRC. Or ride that far from Dennis and either turn around or wait for everyone else to come by on the return. The Chocolate Sparrow in Orleans has great, um, coffee. :-)
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I’m afraid, once again,I won’t be there. We’re heading to an island off the coast near Portland for the weekend.
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Leg still sore but I'll be there at 10 & see how far I get
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Looking forward to seeing you on the bike again.
Weather looks good.

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We did ride the CCRT on Sunday! It was awesome! Great weather, cool and dry, plenty of sun when required, not too windy. Traffic on the trail was light and drivers at the road crossings were incredibly courteous. In other words, it was awesome. The turnout was bigger than has been the norm too. No one had a flat tire or mechanical issue which required us to stop. In other words, it was awesome!

Here we were at the start. I will not attempt to list the names of everyone in this pic. The attendees (not in order of this pic) were top506, spiker, Frog, ADGuy, Flying G (Brian?) and spouse, their friends from California, my sweetie Sharon and myself. Later were joined by Ganny, a friend of Top's daughter and who has ridden with us before.



Most of the bikes were either classic or vintage or both. As usual Frog rode the coolest and oldest bike, a Columbia from 1917 rebuilt with modern components. Which is to say the frame was 105 years old. (The oldest of his bikes which I remember was something like 1935 though I may misremember.)




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spiker's Lotus

ADGuy's Pinarello (if I remember right)


A nice Bruce Gordon


Two Trek's and a Cannondale (Don't ask me who rode what...)




Top's lovely PX10


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Of course it was a social occasion, not just a bike ride.
When bikes get together they probably swap tales about their riders.



Stops always require either tall tales or lunch.
Top explaining the proper way to check a tire

and why his preferred tire brand is Maypop

Frog, myself, and Ganny (l to r) having the required lunch at the Wellfleet turnaround point


Top tried to hide his spiffy Peugeot racing jersey


None of us rode over to the Atlantic at the end. We were too frightened by Top's explanations of how gigantic the sand sharks could be.
"It was this big!"

"Really! It was this big!"


And sometimes we managed to get back on the bikes to finish the ride.


It was a great day!
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Great ride and a nice opportunity to meet everyone! Sharon’s home-baked cookies were the best. Thanks for organizing this ride and looking forward to the next one!
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Love riding on the Cape, I will join you all one of these years. Glad it was a success!
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Maypop, I like that. 😁 In case I need to borrow it later, I'll pay you now, with a new bike. 🚴 😉

Glad you kids had a good ride. ✌️
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