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Day 1785, Boston- Kensington: The First Day of Autumn

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Oct - 25 - 2015

Distance: 87.7 km
Ride time: 4:47:25
Average: 18.3 km/h
Max speed: 36.4 km/h
Total: 41180 km

The first thing I saw in the morning while looking out the window from Jadwiga’s and Matt’s nice apartment was clouds and rain. It felt like the first day of autumn had arrived in New England. After a nice breakfast at the rooftop terrace I said goodbye to my Polish friends and cycled through the old streets of Boston.

After my earlier visits to University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale, I was completing my little Ivy Leage tour by stopping by Havard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

I didn’t take too long to leave the busy streets of Boston, and soon enough I was on the quite New England roads once again. It was drizzling the whole day, but luckily the drizzle was just light enough for it to still be comfortable to cycle. A few days ago I would have stopped at a 7eleven to enjoy the air condition. Today I stopped for a warm cup of coffee.

By the end of the day I was crossing into the state of New Hampshire – my 13th on this trip.

In Kensington I was going to meet Mark K1RX who had invited me to stay for the night. Mark lives on South Road which proved to be a little tricky. The thing is that there are several “South Roads” in the area, and my GPS had taken me towards the wrong one initially. Luckily we were able to sort things out, and I arrived at Mark’s house just as the rain got worse.

Mark had been hosting a big family party with 50 people the night before. “You can help by eating the left over food” was what he told me when I arrived – and that I did 🙂 Thanks for the great welcome to NH, Mark!

Categories: USA
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3 Responses so far.

  1. Boston looks like a nice city. I’ve been to Boston, once before, but in the early hours of the morning, and then only the station (changing trains!).

  2. Drew Pflaumer says:

    It’s a shame you couldn’t fit Rhode Island (and Brown University!) into the trip! You would love the Ocean State.

  3. Hi Drew! Yes indeed, I would have loved to visit RI to complete my “visited all Atlantic States”… Next time 🙂