Riding the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Tennis and Biking.
My daily ride brings me all around the town of Fairhaven, MA as well as other towns. I noticed a lot of players on the courts at the middle school and as I rode up, it was obvious that these were very high class players. Even from a distance the loud thwack of their shots. Funny thing is that as I got closer, the players were shrinking. I had come upon the regional qualifying tennis tournament and these were 13 and 14 year old players shooting off cannons. I hung around for the last few matches on the four courts and have to say that these kids could really play.
Fairhaven’s local player Trevor Schwarzmann had lost only one match all year. Today he was beat 8-1 and had a very quick elimination from the playoffs.
Bike Fall River will be riding the Blackstone River Bike Path
Sunday, August 9, 2015 – Meet-up is at 8:45am the Start Time for the ride is 9:00am
The Blackstone River Bike is one of the most beautiful bike paths in the area. It follows along a rail line, the Blackstone River and an old canal system. There are several dams along the route. The path is relatively flat and is perfect for the beginner cyclist as well as the experienced cyclist. The total distance is 10 miles one way, 20 mile round trip for those who choose to ride the entire path.
Directions to the meet-up spot: Take 195 West toward Providence, take I 95 North to Route 146. Once on route 146 take the exit for Route 123, bear right onto 123 (Breakneck Hill Rd) continue for 2.8 miles – the road becomes Great Road, Front Street and finally John Street (all on Route 123). Once you see the old sign for the Lonsdale Drive-in Theater take a left into the parking lot. Helmets are highly recommended – bring water and a snack. As with all rides, this is weather permitting.