Betsy, my stepson and I went for a very nice trail ride this Sunday. We live in a rural area that has many reservations owned by the Trustees of the reservations. This is a wonderful organization and if you live in Massachusetts you should join. Not every reservation they own is available to bicycling, but many are and we also like to go hiking too and they also own beach front property at Crane Beach and on Martha’s Vineyard.
This little trip we took has been on our minds for sometime, but we have not had the time to take it [soccer, tons of homework, Open House, family stuff etc…]. We found that we were going to have time for this four hour off road trek on Sunday and the weather was a perfect, clear blue New England day. the fall foliage was in full. Betsy had this idea of trying to connect a trail loop that would start and end from our house, without much on road travel. She downloaded trail maps and a few road maps, so she could try and piece it together, but we needed to travel the trails to find the connections.
We went to the high points on the reservations that had or still have fire spotting towers, with some great views 🙂 You can see Boston in the distance and the Blue Hills reservation.
We do not ride off road very often, but do enjoy it a lot. We are more into trail riding that is only mildly technical, but this was pretty challenging…and Betsy’s son was riding his commuter bike with fenders, slick tires and a coaster brake!
We may have to get another ride or two in before the rest of the leaves fall off 😦