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June 6, 2009

Road Bike Riding Around the Fells, North of Boston

I technically don't ride a road bike, but I'm on the hunt for a few good road routes around Malden, Medford, Winchester, Stoneham, Melrose and surrounding areas north of Boston.

Last year I tried to get more regular about riding my bike (inspired by Pete), and went on more regular evening rides during the summer. Nothing terribly long, just a chance to get out and stretch the legs a bit while enjoying the cooling summer evening.

The route I usually took is here, north through the center of the Fells and then back down along the eastern side. I think it's biker friendly enough, but not terribly long, so I'm exploring. A copy of Road Biking Massachusetts is on the way which might help.

I tried this route again today, stopping in the Fells to meet up with the family who hiked in for a picnic. When I got home I spent some time on Google maps to plot out a longer route to try next time.

I figure I need to "prove" myself by riding enough to warrant a second bike, more suited for the task. I like my mountain bike, and slicks go a long way, but it's nothing like being on a road bike.

Posted by mike at June 6, 2009 12:33 PM