Saturday, June 27, 2009

Day 6 Friday…

I’m still alive, but pretty tired. Only 54 miles of serious central Mass. ups and downs. It really seemed like I was ALWAYS going uphill. I finally figured out that its because uphills (5 mph) take four times as long as downhills (20 mph).
So not much news, I’m enjoying Mass! Here’s what I’ve been waiting for… the “Clam Box” ! They do something special with their hot-dog buns here in New England…. They use special flat-sided buns and butter and toast the sides… wonderful!
About halfway today it started to pour (rain), the bike as well as its rider were covered with about an inch of road grit… it was wonderful (not).
Today, to keep up with calorie intake, I had more stinking “power bars” then that great hot dog, then a second lunch in Worcester (my destination) … at a place where they give kids their meals free, but only if the Red Sox win the night before… sweet!

Eventually I finally arrived at Dave and Patty Doherty’s in lovely Worcester. It was great to see ol’ Dave again (after 40 years!) He hadn’t changed a bit. He’s now a Broadcast Consultant and has helped NCPR on a few recent projects. We had lobster dinners (with real lobster!) and watched some restaurant guests sing Barry Mannilow-like songs on the big karaoke stage… but I’m getting hungry again…maybe I’ll got out for dinner #2 in a few minutes.


At June 27, 2009 9:22 AM , Anonymous andrew said...

I vote for lobster rolls - an upper east coast delicacy.

At June 27, 2009 2:03 PM , Blogger Paul said...


You should switch from Power Bars to Clif Bars. I think they taste better. More like real food.


At June 27, 2009 6:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we sure Bob isn't actually blogging from Argentina?


At June 27, 2009 6:44 PM , Blogger Paul said...

You are getting close to end. Also it will much flatter when you get to SE Mass near the cape. I hope you cleaned and lubed your chain after the rain yesterday.

At June 27, 2009 8:57 PM , Anonymous Carol said...

Sounds great, Bob. I saw Steven at the haircut joint today and he gave me a full report. You're an inspiration (and I can honestly say I never thought I'd hear myself say that!!)

I think your friend who suggested you're blogging from Argentina is way off base. You're not in Argentina....are you?!

Safe travels



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