Early this morning, 5 of us (Dan, Tricia, Syl, Bill and I) loaded up the bikes and ride some more Carriage Roads. We headed to the Jordan Pond House Parking area. Again you need to go early as the Jordan Pond House is crazy busy later. Getting there before 8am, we had no problem. In fact, there was no one anywhere at Jordan Pond House…that was really strange, but so cool;o))
Our ride today would be about 11 miles. We would start at Jordan Pond House (Post 16) and do a long loop around Jordan Pond and the Bubble Mountains until we reached Post 17. Along the way, we had to stop between Post 8 and Post 7 again to climb Conner’s Nubble and pick blueberries;o))
At Post 17, we crossed the Carriage Road Bridge to Post 37 on Day Mountain. We hung a left and peddled about to Post 36 which is where the road to Day Mountain Summit begins. Dan and Bill road the road to the summit while the girls enjoyed a little hike and a little rest. On the way to the summit, Bill got a flat tire just before they reached the top. We began to worry as they seemed to be gone along time. A nice cyclist that came down, reported the problem to us and took the spare and bike tool that were on Nancy’s bike back up to the guys. You just meet the nicest people. They managed to make the repairs and returned without further problem, but not before they saw a deer!!
I will say that the next time we come here, I will spend more time bike riding on hills before we arrive. Since we are Flatlanders, with no experience pedaling on hills, it does take some getting use to;o( There are no level carriage roads!!!