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Cape Cod cycling

Old 08-19-11, 05:38 PM
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Cape Cod cycling

Vacation time. Last time I went I brought a beater road bike but am considering bringing a real bike this time. Is there any reason not to bring a bike I care about (sand, theft, no hills so why bother, etc)?
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Old 08-19-11, 05:59 PM
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Depends on where you ride; you can find some interesting rides that are not entirely flat. You can certainly find wind.
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Old 08-19-11, 06:01 PM
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how long you gonna be there?
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Old 08-19-11, 06:51 PM
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A week, on the outer cape.
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I took my bike to Hatteras last week and had a great time riding up and down NC12. No hills, but the headwind could be a challenge.
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Old 08-19-11, 11:34 PM
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I'd give it a thorough cleaning once you get back, but it should be just fine. There's plenty of nice riding down there, and if you avoid the main roads, it's relatively traffic free.
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Old 08-20-11, 05:09 AM
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I live there year 'round and while the same routes can wear on you, there are some decent rides. Go big.
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Here are some riding options here for your consideration. I love riding on the cape. Did a lot of early morning miles on the Rail Trail last summer
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A teammate and I did a bunch of rides out there last summer. Watch out for the narrow roads. I think we were in West Dennis, rode out to Ptown (100 miles), some rides halfway there, etc. Stay off of the bigger roads. 28 is busy. We used MUPs to get through busy areas. Overall not bad.
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Old 08-31-11, 11:17 AM
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Well, I found some hills... https://app.strava.com/rides/1446633#

It's not nearly as flat as I thought, there are no real climbs but lots of rollers. Plenty of wind. The trick, on the outer cape, seems to be finding ways to avoid Route 6 without wandering down too many dead ends. Many of the roads on the map are actually dirt tracks.
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