Rutland City, Rutland Town, West Rutland, Clarendon, Ira, Mendon, Pittsford, Chittenden

This past weekend, we completed our journey through Rutland County.  Our rides were squeezed in around other activities.  On Saturday, I had an afternoon rehearsal in Rutland.  Before my rehearsal, we ran a trail race in Pittsford.  Afterward my rehearsal, we went for a quick spin from Rutland City to Ira and back, passing through Rutland Town, West Rutland and Clarendon en route. I had my second flat tire of the year in Ira. We had a pleasant conversation with a nice man who came out to watch as we repaired the tire on his lawn.  On Sunday afternoon, I had a gig in Proctorsville.  We went for a quick morning ride from the Red Clover Inn in Mendon through Rutland Town and Pittsford to Chittenden and back.  It was quite cold, especially on the initial descent down Route 4.  On our return from Chittenden, we had intermittent rain and a bit of sleet.  We thought we might be overdressed for the climb back up to the Red Clover Inn but that turned out not to be a problem.  With three new towns, we have now completed 213 towns with 38 towns to go.

And, yes, we did have Switchback Ales at Positive Pie on Sunday evening.

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Andy with a Green Mountain Boy in Rutland City

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Jeff in Ira (note the DIG SAFE paint)

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Jeff at the West Rutland Art Park

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Andy at the World War monument in Rutland Town

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The citizens of Chittenden are proud of their fancy generator

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Jeff at the dam at the Chittenden Reservoir

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Andy at the Grand Army of the Republic Army in Chittenden (with bonus daffodils)

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Our trusty steeds

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Andy at the Red Clover Inn in Mendon

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Jeff at the Red Clover Inn in Mendon with Pico Peak in the distance

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Pittsfield, Stockbridge, Rochester, Chittenden, Goshen, Brandon, Leicester, Salisbury, Middlebury, Ripton, Hancock

Today we rode in the Farm to Fork Fondo.  There were 4 different routes available and we chose the medio fondo for a total of 73.5 miles.  Our ride started and ended at Riverside Farm in Pittsfield and passed through 11 towns.  The ride featured a big climb through Brandon Gap and then another big climb back through Middlebury Gap.  It was a hot day but we rode well.

We did not get pictures in every town so we will visit a few of them again sometime.  Our total now stands at 106 towns cycled with 145 to go.

Andy squinting at RIverside Farm in Pittsfield

Andy squinting at Riverside Farm in Pittsfield

Andy at Mom & Pop's Maple Syrup in Rochester

Andy at Mom & Pop’s Maple Syrup in Rochester

Jeff at Foley Brothers Brewing in Brandon

Jeff at Foley Brothers Brewing in Brandon

Andy at Branbury State Park in Salisbury

Andy at Branbury State Park in Salisbury

Jeff at Ripton Country Store

Jeff at Ripton Country Store

Andy at Town Clerk's office in Hancock

Andy at Town Clerk’s office in Hancock

Andy and Jeff at Pittsfield War Memorial

Andy and Jeff at Pittsfield War Memorial

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