Saturday Sturbridge to Bourne


At the Start – 5:30am

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Phil’s Phriends ride to support Silas and Abby.



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Official signage supporting the riders. When the radar gun is on, we like to see how fast we can go.


Sutton Waterstop

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Hopefully the blue bike under the sign of arrows is advertising for the mechanics, and not someone’s actual PMC steed. Love the white banana seat…


Cherry Street, Wrentham

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Always terrific support from these folks.


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Tempting to stop and hear some more from the steel drum band.


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And a different musical alternative just down the block.



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The balloon arches provided at various places only the route are inspiring.


Along the way

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Tough to read, but two of the four riders here have “For Mom” signage on their backs.


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You may recognize this group from last year’s inspirational photos.


Lunch stop – Dighton-Rehoboth High School

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Another terrific greeting about 70 miles into the day.


Apponequet Regional High School Waterstop

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The pedal partners who are healthy enough to attend come to this waterstop to visit with their teams of riders. Wally the Green Monstah was probably there to entertain the kids.


Along the way

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I suspect the owner with a sense of humor pronounces it “aching back.”


We arrived at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy for the evening in good spirits and physical condition, after an overcast day even spotted with rain (why there are no photos of the last 20 miles or so of the day).



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