Seven Hills Wheelmen
ride leaders:
Rick & Lynne

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bike ride
Oct. 12, 2013
 44 miles

high  temperature
57 degrees


2008 video
A fall favorite: Starting near the Book Mill in Montague, Mass.,
we follow the Book Mill cue sheet or the Book Mill Extended cue sheet from Seven Hills Wheelmen.
This time we did the shorter version, without the Bridge of Flowers,
at a "smell the flowers" pace. Make that "smell the foliage."
More of the scenic highlights are shown in our 2006 photos
Pete's 2008 videoSL's 2009 photos,
and our 2009 photos, 2011 photos and 2012 photos.

South Shelburne Road, Greenfield

Zerah Fiske Road, Shelburne

View from Zerah Fiske Road

Rick on the Bardwell's Ferry Bridge,
which spans the Deerfield River
between Shelburne and Conway.

We took a break at Pages Coffee Bar in Conway.

Historic Deerfield

Pine Nook Road in Deerfield
True story: John Steinbeck camped two nights in an orchard on this road in 1960,
at the start of his "Travels With Charley."

Gunn Brook Falls
on Falls Road in Sunderland


Views of
River from
Bardwell's Ferry Bridge

Historic Deerfield

The descent on Pine Nook Road
after Eaglebrook School,
where Steinbeck visited his son
at the start of his "Travels With Charley."

Bill Steigerwald called the place a ghost farm in "Travels Without Charley," his account of retracing Steinbeck's route in 2010.

Gunn Brook Falls, from Patrick Zephyr's Flowing Water
photo gallery.

Photos from
  .Start/finish: Book Mill -- "Books you don't need in a place you can't find."
Post-ride refreshments: Lady Killigrew Cafe at the Book Mill --
Appealing atmosphere, good menu.We love the warm brown rice salad (here's the recipe).
For more bike stuff, see Lynne's home page.