An 18-year-old New Hampshire kid cycling coast-to-coast, the hard way (east to west). Sounds like he's having fun (except for the first day.) This is one of the things I regret never doing. I'm not sure I could have at that age, though. Still... I'm not dead yet.
Re: floods. I've lived here about 25 years and I've never seen anything like this. I've seen rivers very, very high, but this is astounding. In 1984 (I think?) the Merrimac was dangerously high, and in 1996 most of the rivers around here flooded (as did one of the subway stations). Check out some of the videos, particularly in Methuen and Haverhill. I do a lot of cycling around Essex County and in the Merrimac vally generally and I know where most of these bridges and dams are. In fact, the ride I'm supposed to be doing on Sunday is, basically, a tour of the Shawsheen and Merrimac rivers. I wouldn't be surprised if the ride is either cancelled or modified in some way because of all the washouts.
If the weather clears up at all, I'd like to take a little spin out along the Charles and see what things are like in Charles River Village and Dover.
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