Adventure Sunday continues. Today we drove out to the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts for some road biking. Lee had found a looped ride on country roads that looked promising so we decided to give it a shot. Two hours in the car later, we were in the town of Great Barrington ready to bike!
The Berkshires are gorgeous. Lush. Green. Very New England-y. We had a great time. The looped course was beautiful and scenic and hilly. We had a bit of a problem at the beginning of the ride with finding our way and added an extra 15 miles or so (on dirt roads, no less) to our ride. There was a bit of a miscommunication between the navigator (Lee) and the follower (me) and, after our 15-ish mile detour, I thought we were only going to do the 28 mile loop (equaling 43 miles). Nope. As we were nearing 35 miles on my GPS and I was lugging myself up another hill, I said to Lee.... 'We're must be nearing the end, right?' And he was like 'Um.... we still have more than 15 miles to go.'
But I made it. You see, my longest ride lately is to and from MGH which is, oh you know, 8 MILES ROUND-TRIP! So 50 miles is a lot. But totally doable. And I did it. And we had a great time. I'd definitely do it again.
Would you rather run or bike up a hill? Run. Hands down. I'll admit... I sand-bag it a little bit on uphills on a road bike.