Day 1

Fri 3rd Aug 2012

  • Start Time11:33
  • Finish Time17:55
  • Time Spent Moving4:11
  • Miles Done33

So day 1 of my adventure is here as I wake up in my nice air conditioned hotel room. Off downstairs to try my first American breakfast, not too sure how it works so I just try some sausage on toast with some coffee, Their sausage is more like a burger but it tasted just fine, they call our sausages 'strings' over here. I headed over to the mall next to the hotel to get some supplies. I went into a large store and spent some time wandering round, picking up some bits only to find my card is not taken there. Lesson 1: Debit cards are not as popular over here! I guess I will pick up some stuff on the way. just before leaving the hotel I checked my email and there was an email from the campsite I had booked for tonight saying thanks for staying! I checked my paperwork and it seems I had booked it for the night before, Doh! Guess I will have to see if they will still let me stay without paying again.

I prepared my bike the night before so I was able to leave without too much hassle and headed off to the beach I had chosen to start from. It was a hot sunny day and there were a lot of people around, I got a few funny looks dragging my bike across the beach to dip my wheels in the water. I sat there for a few minute comtemplating what I was about to do.

After my wheel dipping I headed in to Boston city and rode round the center for a bit then headed off. I soon realised that my GPS hadn't copied all the routes I needed for the day so I had to stop in a park and re-copy them off the laptop. The Garmin seems to only copy some of the routes selected - have to be aware of this when I am heading off each day.

I stopped in a little town just outside of Boston to get supplies, some food, toiletries and most important - sunglasses, I seem to have lost them before I left the UK - anyone see any in the Cabot save them for me!

I was following a bike path out that closly followed the rail line but soon went onto roads, they were not too busy and were good to pick up how the traffic works. The turn right on red had me for a while and I got a few 'go on then looks' from drivers.

I had to stop a few times in some shade to have some water and something to eat.

The last part of the ride was on a dual carriageway which had a large shoulder for me to ride on and soon I started seeing signs for the campsite I had booked for last night. I arrived at about 6.30pm and they could'nt of been better, I even got a refund because I didnt need water and electricity hookup, their website assumed everyone did. The campsite was called Normandy Farms and was a large campsite that catered for the big RV type of vehicles, it had all the amenities onsite for family holidays.

Day 1 - 30 miles - 3 1/2 hours

PackingTue 31st Jul 2012
Day 1Fri 3rd Aug 2012
Day 2Sat 4th Aug 2012
Day 3Sun 5th Aug 2012
Day 4Mon 6th Aug 2012
Day 5Tue 7th Aug 2012
Day 6Wed 8th Aug 2012
Day 7Thu 9th Aug 2012
Day 8Fri 10th Aug 2012
Day 9Sat 11th Aug 2012
Day 10Sun 12th Aug 2012
Day 11Mon 13th Aug 2012
Day 12Tue 14th Aug 2012
Day 13Wed 15th Aug 2012
Day 14Thu 16th Aug 2012
Day 15Fri 17th Aug 2012
Day 16Sat 18th Aug 2012
Day 17Sun 19th Aug 2012
Day 18Mon 20th Aug 2012
Day 19Tue 21st Aug 2012
Day 20Wed 22nd Aug 2012
Day 21Thu 23rd Aug 2012
Day 22Fri 24th Aug 2012
Day 23Sat 25th Aug 2012
Day 24Sun 26th Aug 2012
Day 25Mon 27th Aug 2012
Day 26Tue 28th Aug 2012
Day 27Wed 29th Aug 2012
Day 28Thu 30th Aug 2012
Day 29Fri 31st Aug 2012
Day 30Sat 1st Sep 2012
Day 31Sun 2nd Sep 2012
Day 32Mon 3rd Sep 2012
Day 33Tue 4th Sep 2012
Day 34Wed 5th Sep 2012
Day 35Thu 6th Sep 2012
Day 36Fri 7th Sep 2012
Day 37Sat 8th Sep 2012
Day 38Sun 9th Sep 2012
Day 39Mon 10th Sep 2012
Day 40Tue 11th Sep 2012
Day 41Wed 12th Sep 2012
Day 42Thu 13th Sep 2012
Day 43Fri 14th Sep 2012
Day 44Sat 15th Sep 2012
Day 45Sun 16th Sep 2012
Day 46Mon 17th Sep 2012
Day 47Tue 18th Sep 2012
Day 47Tue 18th Sep 2012
Day 48Wed 19th Sep 2012
Day 49Thu 20th Sep 2012
Route 66Fri 21st Sep 2012
Day 50Fri 21st Sep 2012
Day 51Sat 22nd Sep 2012
Day 52Sun 23rd Sep 2012
Day 53Mon 24th Sep 2012
Day 54Tue 25th Sep 2012
Day 55Wed 26th Sep 2012
Day 56Thu 27th Sep 2012
Day 57Fri 28th Sep 2012
Day 58Sat 29th Sep 2012
Day 59Sun 30th Sep 2012
Day 60Mon 1st Oct 2012
Day 61Tue 2nd Oct 2012
Day 62Wed 3rd Oct 2012
Day 63Thu 4th Oct 2012
Day 64Fri 5th Oct 2012
Day 65Sat 6th Oct 2012
Day 66Sun 7th Oct 2012
Day 67Mon 8th Oct 2012
Day 68Tue 9th Oct 2012
Day 69Wed 10th Oct 2012
Day 70Thu 11th Oct 2012
Day 71Fri 12th Oct 2012
Day 72Sat 13th Oct 2012
Day 73Sun 14th Oct 2012
Day 74Mon 15th Oct 2012
Day 75Tue 16th Oct 2012
Day 76Wed 17th Oct 2012
Day 77Thu 18th Oct 2012
Day 78Fri 19th Oct 2012
Day 79Sat 20th Oct 2012
Day 80Sun 21st Oct 2012
Day 81Mon 22nd Oct 2012
Day 82Tue 23rd Oct 2012
Day 83Wed 24th Oct 2012
Day 84Thu 25th Oct 2012
Day 85Fri 26th Oct 2012
Day 86Sat 27th Oct 2012
Day 87Sun 28th Oct 2012
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