For the past 7 years, a group of cyclists has organized a group of several hundred + who take the train out to near the starting line and begin biking the (now closed off) course at midnight. My wife did it two years ago while I stayed home with the kiddo, but this year we spent the night in the South End with friends who watched her, so 3 of us got to go. My wife and I did it on folding Brompton bikes, and our friend Chris (whose 41st birthday was at midnight!) took his old Raleigh single speed. The full route was about 32 miles, and we did the marathon course in 2:50, so over half an hour SLOWER than the fastest runners. Ponder that. Anyway, here's pics. I took only the XT-1 and 35 f1.4 slung across my back, with a spare battery in my pocket. I had the flash on but never used it once. LOVE that lens, dammit. Lining up to load our bikes onto the delivery trucks, since you can't bring them all on the train. KBRX0351 by gordopuggy, on Flickr I don't know him, but when I saw his socks, I knew I had to have a picture of him. he was game. The Right Socks by gordopuggy, on Flickr Group shot via my shiny helmet, on board the train, about 11:30pm KBRX0394 by gordopuggy, on Flickr Fellow bikers going past us as we bought gum / used a bathroom. Turns out the bearded guy is the one who dug that 30-ft long snow tunnel a few months back when they dumped a mountain of it on the bike path. KBRX0442 by gordopuggy, on Flickr My buddy putting on the speed downhill, entering Boston, around 2:50am KBRX0467 by gordopuggy, on Flickr Us at the finish line, 3:20am KBRX0493 by gordopuggy, on Flickr The birthday boy. KBRX0501 by gordopuggy, on Flickr After that shot, we hopped back on the bikes (gingerly... we were all exhausted and sore), and headed back to his place to quietly have ice cream, brownies, and a very good beer.