Sunday, June 28, 2015

Rollin next to the river

I recently moved back to Boston after about a 10 year stint, elsewhere in the country.  It is nice to come back to a place where you have some familiarity, but where in a somewhat different place in life previously.  It also does not hurt to have been away long enough where you forget a lot of little details, keeps things fresh!

One of my favorite things about the Boston area is how quickly you can feel like you are not in a city.  The combination of land protection, planned development and the Charles river help to separate out areas from one another and provide a tangible transition.  While there are not many areas that were constructed with bicycle travel in mind (although this is changing rapidly), there are certainly quite a few paths that have been converted, such as the Esplanade and Charles river path along downtown.  Even better, I have been able to ride on some old dis used former railroad beds and water authority drainage areas which are a wholly different experience from a typical bike path.  All of the photos are within about 20-30mi of Boston proper.