Saturday, April 30, 2016

Day 30, 30 Days of Biking, In the books

Pre-ride, just two of us... for now.
Day 30!! As the final day of the challenge fell on a Cyclopath Saturday, I assumed I would end 30 Days of Biking with a breakfast ride. Waking up to overcast skies and chilly temps -- 42 degrees -- and knowing Donna had decided to head to spin class instead -- I was unsure whether anyone else would show up for the ride. I asked Chip if he would ride over to Salem with me, convinced that no one else would arrive for the ride, and promised him breakfast at The (elusive) Ugly Mug if no one else showed up. (His favorite breakfast spot, which we haven't managed to get to the last few times we've planned.)

At 7:30 a.m., noting that it was just the two of us at the Salem start, I said, "OK. The Ugly Mug it is..." and then looked up to see Joan on her way down the street. Haha... Poor Chippy. "Destination Ugly Mug" thwarted again.

The three of us rode to The Depot Diner instead, making our way down a rough 1A, dug up for road repairs. After breakfast, we returned to Salem, stopping at the Stickworks installation before continuing on to Swampscott for a 20 mile ride.

30 Days of Biking 2016... Done. (Though we have a bonus day planned tomorrow.)

Stopping at the Stickworks installation before heading home.
30 Days of Biking complete.