Posted by Ted on Jun 20, 2004 in Activities

what could have been a better day for a ride?

jencallisto and I went riding out to Mount Monadnock and back today, and it was gorgeous!

we went out 2 and then up 225 through Lexington Center, and into Carlisle, where we stopped at a little roadside market to rest, and picked up some fresh blueberries and freshly-made fudge.. sadly, her spiffy glasses decided to make a break for it and got run over by a truck :( but they actually managed to bend back reasonably well and the lenses weren’t too scratched.. try that with frail modern glasses :)

so then continuing down 225, and an interesting detour around Forge Village past some impressively tall trees, and up 119 and over to 124 in New Hampshire.. we then stopped in Jaffrey at Kimball Farm. they were mobbed! everyone was out :) we sat at a table with another couple of bikers, waiting the 45 minutes for our fried seafood platter to be ready.. it was just gorgeous out, so the wait wasn’t too bad :) besides, we got to see two flybys of a small prop plane (hmm, must ping frotz again :) and a Hondapotamus, Tricycle Edition.. then, of course, ice cream! and my god, a single of their scoops is about the size of two and a half Cambridge scoops. we got mocha almond and vanilla cherry chip :)

after ice cream, we rode down 124 a few minutes, and then up the Monadnock access road. Whee! twisty windy trees!

then we headed home, taking 119 pretty much all the way to the Concord Rotary.. mostly because it was the faster way back, but we did get to ride through Willard Brook State Forest :)

and then the rest of the evening has been hanging out on the porch with cthulhia and watching last week’s SFU. (fuckin’ woof.)

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Jun 21, 2004 at 5:02 am

The other Kimballs is right by us in Westford MA, people should come out, the golf is fun and the ice cream yummy.

Jun 21, 2004 at 6:34 am

Isn’t Willard Brook SF just the most amazing thing? I think I like it best in the downhill direction, the way you guys were headed. It just seems even more laid-back that way.

Jun 21, 2004 at 6:52 am

longing sigh.
motorbike rides through the mountains on perfectly, beautiful days.
I do miss New England sometimes.

Jun 21, 2004 at 9:37 am

So, you won’t watch SFU with me? But you will with someone else?