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Advice Needed and Gratuitious Baby Photo

July 13th, 2011

We’ve enjoyed my friend E’s photo submissions here on the blog, but now she needs some advice and I’m not sure I can help her. She’ll be visiting home again and bringing her German boyfriend with her. He’s bringing his bicycle and wants to bike from Boston to Woods Hole.

I know it can be done, my husband has done it, but his route is less than ideal. He uses the Boston Brevet 200km route to begin, then hacks together the Cape portion of it. Navigation is a major hassle, and the bike path over the bridge is almost impossible to find, with access hidden behind a strip mall.

There must be a better way!

I know some people who have biked from Boston to Plymouth. I found this Boston-Plymouth bike route online, but am dismayed to see there are 606 cues over 80km! That strikes me as extremely complicated.

Does anyone have experience/advice for how to bike from Boston to Woods Hole. Thank you!!!

And just because I’m a doting mother, here’s a photo of Future Cyclist practicing his chant “Allez les cyclists!”:

2 Responses to “Advice Needed and Gratuitious Baby Photo”

  1. lummox Says:

    Hi beautiful! The cue sheet for CRW Cape in a day ride can be found on their website and can get you to the Sagamore in 12 turns. It’s mostly 53 and down through Quincy and Plymouth. From there you want to go south to woods hole, not east to P-Town, so take Sandwhich Rd South to County rode on the cape side of the bridge to 28A, take a right on Chester, turns into Quaker, then back onto 28A (or just stay on 28A the hole way down. Hope this helps. Love your blog!

  2. Lisa Says:

    Hi — Sounds like you need a GPS!

    I use a Garmin 62s (a handheld model meant for hikers, not a car model) mounted on my handlebar. There are also bike-specific GPS models. Be sure to get one that can display a color map.

    Web sites like ridewithgps.com can help you turn your intended route into a GPS track to load onto your device. This appears as a colored line on the map, which is centered at your present location. Just ride along the line!

    I’ve used this method for rather long and complex trips, such as Boston to Providence (50 miles) or Boston to St. Johnsbury, VT (200 miles, several days) with excellent results.

    Good luck with your trip planning!

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