Coffeeneuring the Cape Cod Canal. Both Sides End to End and Crossing Both Bridges

Coffeneuring

Coffeneuring

First a word about Coffeeneuring. CLICK HERE to learn all about it.  Then give some though to participating.

Today’s coffee stop was at Dunkin Doughnuts in the town of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.  This was after a 25 mile ride of the Cape Cod Canal with a few friends.  Since DD is not a place for really good coffee, I had to settle for a regular old coffee from a pot.  Not my favorite but this was only a practice run.  At least I didn’t get it from a clown.


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Four of us took advantage of a really nice day to ride the Cape Cod Canal, doing both sides and crossing both bridges. (The Bourne and Sagamore bridges). The access points for walking and biking across the bridges are pretty well hidden and there is no signage to get you there.  Someone, like me, for instance has to show you how to get to the sidewalk access.  Once there it is highly recommended that you walk your bike over the bridge.  At 135 feet above the canal, walking takes most of the stress out of crossing this span on your bike.  It’s also much easier to take photos like this one.

The cape side of the canal from the top of the Sagamore bridge.

The cape side of the canal from the top of the Sagamore bridge.

We did end to end on the canal side but decided not to ride to Scussett Beach on the mainland side knocking a couple of miles off the ride.  Once back on the mainland side we were like cows smelling the barn and our pace noticeable picked up as we raced back to the starting point.  My three companions left me in the town of Buzzards Bay where I decide to do a practice run of the upcoming “Coffeeneuring” challenge.

Andrew Walking over the Bourne Bridge

Andrew Walking over the Bourne Bridge

Old Austin taxi.

Old Austin taxi.

under the RR bridge in Buzzards Bay

under the RR bridge in Buzzards Bay

Crazy bike

Crazy bike

Lobstah.

Lobstah.

Mass Maritime Academy docks.

Mass Maritime Academy docks.

Post office circa 1820

Post office circa 1820

RR along the canal on the Cape side

RR along the canal on the Cape side

The head of the canal on the cape side across from Mass Maritime Academy

The head of the canal on the cape side across from Mass Maritime Academy

The head of the canal in Sandwich on the cape side

The head of the canal in Sandwich on the cape side

Sunday traffic leaving the cape.

Sunday traffic leaving the cape.

Crossing the Sagamore

Crossing the Sagamore

Sue and Geoff after crossing the Sagamore Bridge

Sue and Geoff after crossing the Sagamore Bridge

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