View Full Version : Mtb near Boston 3/27?

03-26-2006, 01:07 PM
Hi Everyone!
Just a quick check to see if anyone would be up for a little mountain bike ride in the Boston/South Shore area tomorrow. I have some errands that will put me in Braintree until noon or so, but I would love to get a ride in during the afternoon. Gotta get back on my new Titus! I was thinking of heading to either Blue Hills or Wompatuck, but am open to any other suggestions.

I know this is pretty last minute, but if anyone is interested, post here or PM me before 9 AM tomorrow (Monday).

Hope to hook up with you all soon...Gotta plan our Cape Cod ride!


03-27-2006, 02:00 PM
Hey, I was just thinking of you... too bad I had to work. Anyway, I just started back on my mtb after being so demoralized over my lack of skills last summer. I did pretty well Sat. on some scary trails. I would love to ride with you on the Cape or around here. I guess I'm imagining the Cape having less scary trails, I'm not sure why! I would be willing to drive down for the day. Can't do this weekend, but I'm open after that. And yes, we need to plan our spring road ride.

03-28-2006, 06:29 PM
You should definitely come down this way to ride our trails sometime. I'm not that familiar with the trails off-cape to be able to compare them, but there are definitely places to ride that aren't too hairy and can help build confidence. I have been riding the Trail of Tears, some of which could bring you to tears, but a lot of fun, swoopy, not too technical single-track, too.

Monday I stopped at Wompatuck in Hingham and had a nice ride. Have only been on the trail once before (last year, on my first group "Mellow Ride" with NEMBA, during which I managed to ride off the edge of a bridge, injuring mostly my pride, but resulting in wrist tendonitis for the rest of the season). This week I got up to the same bridge and stopped like a horse refusing to cross. I made myself back up, mount up and ride across...no problem! I even managed to ride a 12-inch wide plank across a shallow mud hole without falling off.

I might try getting out on the road in the morning. It's light out at 6:00 now, but when do we set the clocks ahead? Hurray for Spring!


03-29-2006, 02:37 PM
I don't think I could do the 12 inch plank! I have been tackling the steeper and rocky hills. I did a tiny stream crossing that took a huge amount of courage the first time. The narrow planks and bridges without rails scare me; I have bad depth perception. I am sure I can work up to it. Once it's warmer out, I won't mind falling in water.
Had to go to an appt. at 4, so no riding today. I went out for a walk, but ended up running most of the way.
I will PM you next week, so we can set up a date.