Boston makes a good living reminding everyone of its role in helping America win independence from Britain. We didn't take it personally, even when we saw Nike ads on subway trains proclaiming: "The British aren't coming. Run easy Boston."
We loved the kindness and courtesy of the people of Boston and Cape Cod. Car drivers who stopped on main roads to allow us to cycle onto the route. Folk in Boston who volunteered help when they saw us studying a streetmap. The security manager at Boston's Sheraton hotel, Pat Curran, who despatched my iPod to me after I had left it in our room when we flew home. The staff of Chatham Wayside Inn in Cape Cod, especially Desi who stored our hire bikes overnight and made us feel so welcome.
We saw the very best of America in New England, and hope to return.