We’re happily ensconced in our vacation house in Truro. I got up this morning and decided to do a nice long bike ride. I usually go north to Provincetown and the bike trails through the national seashore up there. Today, I decided to go south and ride down to the Cape Cod Rail Trail. This is a paved, wide bike trail that starts way down in Dennis, and continues for 22 miles up to Eastham. Our house is in Truro, about 10 miles north of the Eastham end.
To get there I took mostly back roads with very little traffic, but a portion was on the main highway, Route 6. This has a lot of traffic, but wide shoulders.
Here’s my path:
Here are some stats for my ride on Strava.
I averaged about 25 km/h for the ride. I covered about 60km in 2:28. I have to admit that I ran out of gas around the 2 hour mark. I also made an error in navigation at the end. I though a dirt road was good enough to ride on, but it had a lot of loose sand and I I had to walk my bike about a quarter of a mile.
Then when I was less than 2 minutes from home disaster struck. I was turning into the the road that our house is on. It is a sharp turn and I hit a patch of sand and the bike came right out from under me. I have a bunch of road rash on my right forearm, hip and knee. Stings like hell.
Here is speed and elevation. The HR data is wrong. I was working way harder than that.
Tomorrow: I think a run on the beach. Maybe a walk on the beach. Maybe lying on the beach.