11.06.06

Biking to Long Pond

Posted in personal, photos at 2:04 am by wingerz

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Last Saturday I biked on S. Border Road in Medford, which runs along the southwest border of Middlesex Fells. It was a beautiful ride along a curvy forest road, a bit more challenging than the Minuteman due to moderately hilly terrain. The trees were filled with yellow leaves, but my camera was in Chicago along with the wife. I spotted some trails into the woods along the way, but skipped past them.

Yesterday I decided to bike along the road again, but most of the leaves were gone. I took my bike into the woods near the Long Pond trailhead. Half-walking and half-riding (there were too many rocks and tree roots for my bike, which is a hybrid), I made my way to the pond, getting a great view of it from above. It was near dusk, and there was not another person in sight. The solitude was rejuvenating. I headed back a different way and continued on despite getting somewhat lost. Fortunately the trail looped back to the parking lot.

2 Comments »

  1. John said,

    November 6, 2006 at 2:56 pm

    I remember we did that ride a few years ago — we biked through the fells, then got lost a bit on the other side.

  2. wingerz said,

    November 6, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    I vaguely recall – the part I remember best is getting my ass kicked by going up some of those hills.

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