Monday, October 13, 2014

Coventry Bike Path Repeat

Coventry Bike Path Repeat by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

One month later and I wanted to see how much more work was completed, if any.

Gates were taken down here and the rails look completed. Will it get paved this year?


Just about all the fencing has been erected but only the binder coat of pavement.

This was the bridge where I had to stop the last time I did this ride. Now we were able to walk over it and continue on the last couple of miles to the end.

Going under RT 102.

All this nice green grass was dirt the last time I rode here. I don't think they will get anymore paving done this year, with the colder weather coming, but you never know.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Coventry Bike Path Ride

Coventry Bike path Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

I decided to see how the construction was going on the newest section of the Coventry bike path today, instead of doing the club ride. I must say, it's going pretty well, but I don't think it will be done before winter arrives.


I was able to go around all of the gates warning that the path was closed and I had quite a few other riders doing the same thing.


Some sections are just waiting for the final top coat of pavement.



Other sections aren't paved at all yet, but graded, so the riding was easy going.

The trestle going over Johnson's Pond or Flat River Reservoir.


I've been waiting for years to be able to cross over the pond.

RT 117 below, our normal route when we're riding in this area. The bike path is so much nicer and flatter.

There were quite a few other bridges on the route, to my surprise.





This is a major crossing with a lot being built on the left. The stone dust trail is for horses and parallels the path.


Fabulous views along this new section.


Here's a better view of the horse trail on the right.



Here is where I decided to stop and head back, even though there was still a couple of miles to go.

I didn't want to climb down the embankment and cross that stream. It didn't stop other riders though, you can see the planks they put across the stream.

I talked to a rider that has been riding this new section for a couple of months, he said these footings were just poured this week. This is why I don't think the path will be done before winter arrives. Hopefully I'm wrong.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

NBW Wareham/Manomet Ride

NBW Wareham/Manomet Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

I took Friday off from work, so I could do this ride and then head down to my son's house to watch the Pats game that night. I had threatening skies all day, but luckily, never felt a drop of rain.




I had a head wind the whole length of the canal, which really sucked.




No, I didn't pass him, he passed me!


This ride had two places I wanted to check out, first Manomet, my friend John, used to live there back in the mid eighties, before he moved to Vermont. The second was White Horse Beach, my family used to vacation there before I was a teenager, early 60's. It didn't look anything like I remembered it.













Entering Myles Standish State park.





Exiting the park.