Sunday, June 26, 2011

Adventure Sunday. The Berkshires.

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.

Non-Garmin stats:  Road bike in the Berkshires.  50+ miles.  I should've applied some chamois cream.

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