For years the website crazyguyonabike was the go to journal host for those who traveled by bike. People from around the world post their bike adventures that ranged from the week long ride along the Erie Canal to the multi year bike ride around the world. Crazy guy had a build in audience that gave the riders the motivation to keep their journal up to date to satisfy their fans. It’s where I caught the bug by following the journal of a 25 year old NYC kid riding his bike across America solo.
Cape Cod Canal Both Side, Both Bridges tomorrow, Sunday, Sept, 20 at 8:30 AM. Meet at the lot next to the RR bridge in Buzzard Bay. Set you GPS to 61 Main St.
This morning I led a ride through the back roads and side streets from Fairhaven to the event in Dartmouth. None of the riders in my group are native to this area and I decided to give them a tour to point out some of the area’s gems. Whaling Captain’s and Textile moguls small mansions, fantastic restaurants in out of the way locations, scenic waterfront streets and roads that only the locals know exist were on this short 9 mile route. Coincidentally, this route was also a shortcut of sorts to the event that knocked off a couple of miles of heavy traffic on streets that drivers often confuse for racetrack straightaways.
Three of us didn’t participate in the Bike Challenge this year, so we left once the awards began for the ride back to Fairhaven. I hung back to get some errands done and, as we on bikes often do, stumbled upon a really good, authentic Spanish food hut. I say Spanish, not Mexican because I think the owner and workers are Central Americans from El Salvador or Guatemala by their dialect. I usually ask, but not this time because I was the only Gringo in the place. The food was very good and the staff I think, got a kick out of my Boston accented Spanish. As always, click any photo for big. Click again for bigger. Click your back button to return to the story