Well we finally got our Festive 500 patches last week, and it reminded me that I should go do this ride.
Unlike December 31, it was certainly a heavenly day today, as seven of us rolled out for this hellishly hilly (the temporary punishment) ride to Purgatory Chasm.
It seemed we came in through the back door. We got to Heaven first!
Then to Almost Heaven
Our friend Matt Roy, will be thrilled to learn that heaven is filled with lawn balls! My photo doesn't do it justice. There must have been 20 of them, or more!
And finally we arrived at Purgatory itself.
We tried not to get stuck in Purgatory!
These slabs of granite are strewn about in interesting ways. It is well worth the ride out to explore. Just remember your walking shoes.
The ride announcement included a warning to wear recessed cleat shoes for exploring the chasm. We didn't do the full hike today, but we did wander around a bit. (John and I did do the full hike on President's Day)
At the top of the hill in Sutton (like I really need a sign to tell me it's a hilltop village after climbing all the way up there), I announced that we had successfully completed our mission in Purgatory and now would be blessed with a long downhill!
Smiles were abundant as we rolled mostly downhill back to Framingham.
It was a great day out with friends along quiet, albeit hilly country lanes. I'm looking forward to repeating many more of our Redemption themed rides as the weather gets nicer. We may even try for Grace tomorrow!