Saturday: Sturbridge to Bourne
These are the photos of our experience riding. Poignant photos of why so many people participate and contribute are here.
Sturbridge Host Hotel (night before)
We didn’t need quite all 750 Ibuprofen tablets in the rear bottle cage, but probably more than our doctors would be happy to hear about.
Sturbridge Host Hotel 5:15am
Ready to Ride, once again.
Welcome to Bellingham
Interesting to think back to our ride through Bellingham WA on the first day of our 2006 ride.
Cherry Street, Wrentham
“Welcome to Cherry Street”
Nice turn-out on both sides of the street
Rockin’ the riders down Cherry Street
Lunch Waterstop – Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School
An Olympic welcome to the lunch stop
Mike’s family, Michelle, Evan and Dale, tracked us down to provide support.
At the top of a steep hill
Only one piper along the route this year, but still at a key spot.
Along the way…
Always give 5 when you can…
The wet area on the pavement ahead of Mike is evidence of someone spraying a hose at the riders – the cooling effect is invaluable on hot days like this.
Mass Maritime Academy
A wide smile rolling into the day’s finish.
Carl and Sam Damphouse had ridden ahead, so Carl was relaxed and showered for David and Mike’s arrival.
In contrast, Mike and David were hot, tired and relieved.
The TS Enterprise has been renamed in honor of the Kennedy family. We were fortunate to have our same room on the ship this year.
The Kennedy was just back from the shipyard for maintenance – we believe the hardhat warning was a leftover from the yard.