Sunday Bourne to Provincetown – 77 Miles

 

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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In the line for coffee at about 5 am. “In Memory of Rod Smith (my father) and in honor of so many more…”

 

Cape Cod Canal

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Pretty much the same vantage point as last year, obviously a bit later start this year.

 

Barnstable Water Stop

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Nothing screams commitment like riding 77 miles in a tutu. No idea how you keep that clean in a port-o-let…

 

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“I Ride for My Bride. Forever a 9-Year Rider”

 

 

Cape Cod Sea Camps

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A different vantage point of “da Hedge” than in prior years.

This is just about 40 miles into the day, so remarkable how concentrated the riders still are.

 

 

Nickerson State Park Water Stop

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Mike samples a new “treat” at the waterstop – boxed pickle juice to stop muscle cramps.

It will pucker your whole body.

 

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The PMC exits the Nickerson parking lot via the Cape Cod Rail Trail

 

Wellfleet School Water Stop

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Mike enjoys the soothing relief of an ice bench after about 140 miles in the saddle.

The ice furniture is a reliable feature of this water stop.

 

Provincetown Town Line

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There is a surprising amount of riding still be to be done from here.

We had just completed a few miles into a stiff breeze, so this was a particularly welcome breather.

 

Provincetown Inn

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Just after the finish, ready for a shower and lunch.

 

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