Bike from Work

Here’s a follow up to my bike to work post.

It turns out that traffic is a lot lighter at 6:00 in the morning than at 4:30 in the afternoon. While it is interesting to travel faster than cars on the highway, it was also a little nerve-wracking without a shoulder. Most people were nice enough once they realized I was there, but a couple of cars hugged the white line (intentionally or not), making me unclip from my pedals and shuffle past or (*horror*) wait. Clearly, MA-27 in Sherborn and MA-16 in Holliston and Milford are worth avoiding.

The good news is that I know backroads which will help me skirt most of this traffic. The bad news is that the route is about four miles longer and a lot hillier. The good news about the bad news is that those extra fifteen to twenty minutes are good for me. Right?

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2 Responses to Bike from Work

  1. Victoria says:

    I feel you. The most direct route from my office to the new place is heavily trafficked. While there is a bike lane on this road, there is also parallel parking to its right and many, many red lights with cars turning right constantly. I will give it a try or two and see how it goes. I, too, may be taking the longer and hillier route myself. Glad you did this though!

  2. Jeff Mather says:

    Traffic was bad enough that I did something I never do when I’m by myself: I rode on the bike trail for a couple of miles. :-) I would gladly have gone farther, but the neighboring towns don’t want to pave their portions of the trail, and my bike isn’t a big fan of crushed stone.

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