09/11/2010 – 09/12/2010
On the weekend of September 11-12, 2010, Troop 28 biked the Cape Cod Rail Trail over the course of two days. Everybody met at the scout locker at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning completely packed and ready to go with bikes, helmets and gear. Robbie Hillman had organized the trip and had found drivers so we packed the cars up and set out to Nickerson State Park where we would be camping. Once there, we set up camp and parked the cars so we were ready to go. At around 9:00 a.m., we set off down the trail toward Marconi Beach. On the way, we made frequent stops so the troop could try and stay together. When we finally made it to the end of the trail, it was about 1:00 p.m., so we biked to Marconi Beach and had lunch. While we were at the beach, we played football and relaxed after hours of riding. Finally, we headed back to Nickerson State Park so we could make dinner. When we got back to the campsite, we started making dinner and unwound. Then after dinner, we did the dishes and went to bed after a long day of biking.
On Sunday morning, everybody had breakfast and packed up camp. We didn’t go anywhere until all the cars were packed up and ready to go. When camp was successfully packed up we headed toward the opposite end of the trail as we did Saturday and started biking. On the way, the troop saw a series of wipeouts including one serious accident in which a scout received a minor concussion, a broken cheekbone and a variety of cuts and bruises. Following this accident were many more wipeouts and when we finally made it to the convenience store we usually stopped at, so much time had been wasted with wipeouts we had to turn around and head back to camp. By the time we got back to camp it was time to pack up and leave.
Scout Participants were: Adam Koropey, Patrick Slater, Dylan Marat, Nick Rosen, Sam Greenip, Quentin Hill, Brodie Jackisch, Evan Ackley, Gavin Dunkelberger, George Bryan, Jack Thomae, Luke O’Brien, Robbie Hillman, David Hillman, Julien Geyer, Levente Haber, Ryan Conforti, John Clay, Kevin Mack, Joe Deyeso.
Adult Participants were: Joanne Hill, Roger Hill, Kirk Jackish, Marty Thomae, Carsten Haber, Kim Ackley, Rob Hillman, Pascal Marat.
Nick Rosen, Historian