Morning Ride: Great Brook Farm

Today I headed over to Great Brook Farm for my Saturday morning ride. The weather was great, starting out a bit cool and warming up during the ride.

Watershed Lane

Woodchuck Trail

We’ve had a few days of rain making for some wet sections on the trails. This was the first real test for my new fender, a Zefal Deflector RM60, and it performed well. It is sturdy and holds its position while riding, yet will move if it hits the ground so as not to break. Coverage is perfectly adequate for the 36″ wheel.

Pine Point Loop

This ride has a great variety of terrain. The 36″ unicycle is a good match for the road and wide trail sections on this ride and when I’m up for a challenge riding some of the trickier trails in the woods is a blast.

Woodchuck Trail

Trotting Park Road

The streets were wet from last night’s rain but the air was warm when I set out for my Saturday morning ride. The recent rains have littered the ground with leaves but there are still plenty left on the trees. Everything combined to make for a really nice ride.

Trotting Park Road

Wachusett Summit

This morning I drove out to Wachusett Mountain with my bike. The four mile ride from my parking spot on Bolton Road to the summit was the easily the hardest I’ve ever worked on a bike. Thankfully the crisp air was refreshing and the view from the top was clear.

Wachusett

Wachusett

Wachusett Summit

Wachusett Summit

Wachusett Summit

Wachusett

Offroad Unicycling

This morning I took my new mountain unicycle to the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest for the first time. I did well on the fireroads but was humbled on the trails. This is one of the few smooth sections I was actually able to ride:

Trail Ride

Good Friday

Who killed Jesus
Many years ago
Who is guilty of a crime so low
Why did He have to die What is the reason why
Who killed Jesus I would like to know

Was it Roman soldiers
With their tools of war
Driving nails thru hands that did no wrong
Mocking and abusing Crowning Him with thorns
All the evidence is very strong

Was it Pontius Pilate
He was governor
Trying to decide the case that day
Finding that the Savior Had no fault His own
Was he guilty when he turned away

Was it Hebrew children
Proud of who they were
Shouting crucify Him at their King
Trading their Messiah For a common thief
Turning down the kingdom He could bring

When I think of Jesus
And the way He died
How upon Him all my sin was laid
All the other people Fade away from view
It’s for me the sacrifice was made

I no longer wonder anymore
I have found what I’ve been searching for
My sin demanded Hell On Him the judgment fell
I am guilty Now it’s plain to see
That it was really me

— Mickey Holiday

Dawn By The River

This morning I got up early and went down to the Merrimack River before dawn for some photography. I was hoping for a colorful sunrise but it turned out much too cloudy. Still, it was quiet and I spent about and hour and a half walking around.

River Path

Stairs

Stump

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