Thank you for all of your support for the Pan Mass Challenge 2017! It was the last training weekend for #PanMass2017 and we are ready to go. The miles are logged and it is time to turn the pedals and have some fun!
Our last training ride was a group scavenger hunt, clues all given the form of a verse. Please enjoy our “masterpiece”!
Donations can still be made via the links at the bottom.
A Moving Poem….
As you set off from the house it’s always tempting to wander
You might want to head to the woods for a gander
If you do walk into Great Brook, for a ramble today
Please take one of these or you could well lose your way…. <Lotika finds the maps>
Fresh dairy ice cream at Great Brook is so fine
At Lowell’s junction please check carefully the sign
Great Brook’s ladies are quite big and hairy
But how much milk is put out by the dairy?
<Gregg finds the sign, Toivo counts the cows; 10 gallons x 70 cows is a lot of ice cream>
At this heart shaped pond, boy scouts placed helpful stone seats
Here you might find some beautiful treats
We certainly hope that you will want to wear them
And Selfies will prove the all places you dared them
As we reach towards the end of bike path
I’m sorry to say that Dana insists on some math!
Look in the bin and your brain may start to spin
But good news for geeks as there’s something to win
<sans calculator, Ravi produces the square root of the magic PMC number 48 million! and wins… a new brain cell!>
As you ride along pretty Carlisle roads
you should spy a teeny tiny abode
Be very careful though who lives in this house
The sign says more fearsome than a mouse
As you approach beware, beware – but we’d like a creative photo if you dare
<professor Gregg carefully approaches the attack duck>
Where the Pope eats his strawberries is where Eilidh takes rest and nutrition
Here you should spot a stone with historic inscription
Look at the dude and note what date he is telling
Write it down, turn, head to Concord, no yelling
<April 19, 1775, now off to Concord!>
Feel America’s history swirl all around you
As you admire an old bridge and a minuteman statue
Two straight trees stand guard over National Park benches.
Treasure’s hidden there –
But only for wenches!
<Erika and Joanne sporting their mustaches>
Moving from history we’ll do our ecological duty
As Thoreau summons us all to admire Walden’s beauty
We’ve heard Concord locals are a tiny bit weird
So disguise yourselves with fluffy white beard
< ...well nothing else rhymed with beard!>
Although Walden’s lovely there’s no time to roam
John’s burgers are calling and it’s time to go home
You should follow your noses back to Monument street
And say hello to the watery horses you meet
<Joanne the equestrian>
There’s just one last stop at a pretty Carlisle beaver lodge
But look about you and do not even think of to dodge
If you do you’ll miss out on our one final prize
Our hat adornments for this year’s PMC ride!
<oh my! helmet hippos!>
And so back to burgers and even a beer
Next week’s the PMC, with good friends we’ll not fear!
We are ready! Thanks to all of you for your support!
Snappy dog: http://profile.pmc.org/TM0229