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Discussion: Rail trail

in: PG; PG > 2018-11-07

Nov 8, 2018 3:33 AM # 
I'm pretty sure there is one on the Cape, and a fairly long one at that.
Nov 8, 2018 4:31 PM # 
There's a paved rail trail thru Hyannis. Roller skied it a few years ago with mixed success (just one crash).
Nov 8, 2018 11:27 PM # 
Haven't seen any reason to seek out a rail trail when there are lots of roads with low traffic and more interesting views. Really the low season here. Beach parking lots seem to be filled to at most 2 or 3% of capacity.

The way I like it.
Nov 10, 2018 12:52 AM # 
I'm envious. We vacationed in Hyannis this summer and I loved biking there, though we were on the trails more often because the roads were busy, especially for Samantha (who's still learning biking). Good times.
Nov 10, 2018 12:53 AM # 
Ooh I see you did the rail trails today. I love the bike rotary!
Nov 10, 2018 2:26 AM # 
I love the bike rotary!

Are there activities at the rotary that I am not aware of? All I know is that there is a sign, just as you are about there, that says the area is under video surveillance. For what? Brits going around in the wrong direction? Max breaking the speed limit?
Nov 10, 2018 2:56 AM # 
It's just fun. Nothing more than that, as far as I know.
But maybe Max breaking the speed limit. He did get pretty far ahead of us going the other way from Nickerson.
Nov 10, 2018 5:26 AM # 
Anyone else remember the NEOC A-event at Nickerson back in May 1995?
Nov 10, 2018 11:49 AM # 
I remember going, and thinking I'd go back if there was ever another A meet.
Nov 10, 2018 12:04 PM # 
The things I remember most about the Nickerson meet were not related to the actual orienteering. One was Jerry Rice showing up (not competing) to show off his new and much younger flame. Definitely not an orienteering type. The other was being out at breakfast in a crowded restaurant and hearing a single word coming from the other side, over the din, and thinking, yes, there are orienteers here. A quick glance across the room confirmed it. The word? "unfair".
Nov 10, 2018 2:04 PM # 
Nov 10, 2018 6:40 PM # 
It was my first trip to the Cape in 20 years, and the amount of development that had taken place in that time was jarring. I also enjoyed the event, but could have done with less undergrowth. Was my first O-trip with my 3rd -- and last -- VW Jetta...
Nov 10, 2018 7:36 PM # 
I ran in Nickerson at that meet, drove up by myself just for the weekend. Crazy.
We went back this summer, and while the kids were enjoying one of the lakes I did a short o' run. There was one section of nice woods but the rest were pretty unpleasant (the aforementioned smilax, probably.)
Of course it was *summer.* Still, I would definitely go back if the map were updated. As I recall the map was not the greatest even when it was new. I do remember running along a beach a long ways between a couple controls.
Nov 11, 2018 12:07 AM # 
New word for me: smilax

Though it is described as thorny, I only recall the undergrowth being thick, eg, blueberries.
Nov 11, 2018 8:23 PM # 
Oh, that place definitely had rampant smilax.

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