Getting Fat at Caumsett State Park

Getting Fat at Caumsett State Park

My friend George was really the person who lit the fire in me to get a fatbike. Seeing his ride pushed me over the edge to buy a bicycle. It’s probably no surprise then that he’s the person that I have been riding with most often. He’s a good sport, the adventurous type and seems to be up for anything.

caumsett map

Since neither one of us had really spent any time there before, we made a plan to check out Caumsett State Park in Lloyd Harbor.

Prior to our fatbike ride, my only 2 visits to Caumsett State Park were for running events. I had never even ventured off of the paved path. When George and I rolled along the dirt road towards the beach it was really eye opening to see how big and wooded the park actually is. A great surprise. The park is diverse. It has beach front, trails, paved paths, dirt roads… a little of everything.

old rickety walkway

I love having the GoPro clicking away on my handlebars. It’s awesome to come home and see what it captured along the way.

fatbikes at caumsett

There is always some new-to-me beautiful thing, some unexpected site with each trip on the fatbike. It keeps driving home the idea that there is so little that I know about the world and about my surroundings. The only right thing to do would be to keep getting out there and soaking it all in. It’s would be a cryin’ shame to waste the beauty.

fatty the seal at caumsett

While we were pedaling around on the beach we spotted this fatty basking on a rock.

eroding cliffs at caumsett and a fatbike

Along the beachfront by the eroding cliffs, there were stripes of water that trickled down and worked their way towards the Sound. These muddy patches were like ice! I came very close to wiping out which of course would have been hysterical 😀

muddy tires fatbike
The mud was very clay-like and caked up on our tires very quickly. Looks delicious, doesn’t it?

fatbike love on the beach

These two look like they’re in love. Long walks on the beach, sunsets… I wonder if 9 months they’ll be expecting a tricycle?

One Reply to “Getting Fat at Caumsett State Park”

  1. As you know, I love Caumsett. It’s so untouched by civilization. It was the estate of a rich man (Marshall Field, of dept store chain) who left it natural from the beginning. You can feel that purity in the sweeping swaths of forest and its huge trees. Plus, being near the water, you get to see almost every time of terrain, including sand and dunes. I’m so happy you discovered this gem!

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