Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Tour de MA: Day 10

I woke up this morning feeling a bit ill. I had a tickle in my throat so rather than heading for Plymouth I decided to ride back home. It’s only 30 miles from Milford to Watertown and it’s mostly downhill. … Continue reading

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Tour de MA: Day 9

Springfield to Milford. A 70 mile day today. I was in Sturbridge by 9:15 and went to Old Sturbridge Village which isn’t cheap at $24, but delivers a great experience. Lots of staff dressed in historical costumes to explain the … Continue reading

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Tour de MA:Day 8

Great Barrington to Springfield. Today I climbed back over the Berkshire Hills and became familiar with the true¬†meaning of pain which is what cycling is all about really. I headed East out of Great Barrington making for Monterey and Otis. … Continue reading

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Tour de MA: Day 7

Getting back on the road after a rest day is sometimes hard as the leg muscles can tighten up. I rode down Rt 7 towards Pittsfield; there were some annoying climbs but nothing hard. By 11 I was in Pittsfield … Continue reading

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Tour de MA: Day 6

Today is a rest day. I took the bus to North Adams to do some shopping and came back to Williamstown to see the matinee performance of A Month In the Country at the Williamstown Theatre. So time to indulge … Continue reading

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Tour de MA: Day 5

A tough morning of climbing in hot weather. I left the Days Inn in Greenfield cursing the fact that the juice machine in the breakfast room wasn’t working. I soon forgot about lack of OJ as I turned onto Old … Continue reading

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