biking - dark blue bike2:12:41 28.88 mi (4:36 / mi) +880ft4:28 / mi ahr:110 max:151 weight:136.5lbs
The low average heart rate notwithstanding, it wasn't all, well, mellow, or easy, or meandering don't quite describe the ride properly. Lazy comes pretty close. But I think the best adjective for describing a good chunk of the ride is scientific. And that certainly sounds better than lazy.
Did a tour of some of the watering holes in the southern part of Franklin County, and I don't mean bars, just to see what might be around. Had my binoculars and camera in a small pack, in case they were needed.
Pretty slim pickings, as it's still early in the fall.
Chard Pond, zip.
Montague Center Pond, zip, but really nice fall colors.
Turners Falls Rod and Gun Club (along the CT River), some geese, a couple swans, some mallards, essentially zip.
Unity Park (also along the river), geese, cormorants, one lonely great black-backed gull.
Turners Falls Power Canal, still more geese, a couple of mallards.
Wetlands in Old Deerfield, zip.
Tri-Town Beach, lots more geese and a few wood ducks.
As I said, very slim pickings. But a nice way to see the countryside.
And there were a few times, like some small hills early on or three miles into the wind on route 5, when I was anything but lazy...