So my birthday was last week. It was not a milestone number divisible by 5, yet, as I mature, I celebrate each year as an accomplishment and a gift more than I did when younger. My family knows I like bike riding and spending time with them, so they gifted me a family ride. As we were vacationing in Cape Cod, we drove our bikes down to one of the parking areas along the Old Colony Trail.
We rode 8 miles round trip into Chatham for ice cream. The trail toward Chatham is well maintained and passes by the airport.
My elder son rides a Rivendell Rosco Bubbe v1:
My younger son rides a Rivendell inspired hybrid from the mid 1990s that I had powdercoated to his specifications. I even found black albatross bars through Blue Lug.
After our family ride, I continued the opposite direction on the trail into Harwich.
I enjoyed a snack break at the First Congrgational Church Cemetery. A peaceful place.
Careful viewers of my photos might notice the lack of a front fender on my Rivendell Romulus. It cracked during the car ride to the Cape. I saw it in my side mirror vibrating in the wind. When we arrived, I noticed the damage.
All-in-all a great day, which was followed by a great week at the beach.