If you're running down to Stone Bridge, this is about the easiest shuttle to hitchhike in the world. Even if you're running to Hecla its still a very easy hitch. As long as you don't look like Charles Manson, you can stand on the road with one thumb out and a paddle or PFC in your other hand & you'll have your shuttle within 10-15 minutes.
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse