Most of these posts are about "epic trips". This one is different ...
We summer on the Cape. July 4th -- thousands of you hang on the Esplanade. I'm on the Cape.
Given the Tuesday holiday, this year, I spent six days banging around the Cape. Explicitly looking for two things: roads I had never been on, and photo ops. July is the BEST photo month on the Cape -- everything is green, flowers are all in bloom.
I've probably said this before, but I'll say it again -- "bike speed" of 15 MPH -- THE BEST way to see a landscape. Fast enough that you are never bored. Slow enough that you can see everything, and stop wherever you want to see more.
We've had a divisive last several months in America. An unpopular President, "resistance" -- you know the drill. My celebration this year -- seeing American flags, bunting, flag T-shirts - EVERYWHERE. No judgment, no politics, just WE ARE AMERICANS! -- this is our day!
I found myself singing every day: "God Bless America", "My Country 'tis of Thee", "America the Beautiful" -- it goes on and on. The fireworks over Lewis Bay on the 4th were awesome. God Bless America!
For those you partial to Cape riding -- good news -- we are extending the Cape Cod Rail Trail six miles back into Yarmouth. That will make 28 bike only miles from Yarmouth to Wellfleet -- go bikes!