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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Clarendon, Shrewsbury, Wallingford, Mount Holly

Today we completed another ride in Rutland County.  We started from the elementary school in North Clarendon and cycled up Cold River Rd to North Shrewsbury.  (Andy thought the river looked cold.)  From North Shrewsbury, we descended through Shrewsbury to the village of Cuttingsville.  From there, we cycled through a corner of Wallingford to a loop through Mount Holly.  After the Mount Holly loop, we continued through East Wallingford to Wallingford and followed Otter Creek back to towards the start.  We crossed the Appalachian Trail/Long Trail twice–once near North Shrewsbury and again in Wallingford.  With four new towns, we have now completed 210 towns with 41 towns to go.

And, yes, we did enjoy $4 Switchback Ales at Positive Pie in Montpelier.

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Andy at the Christian Church in North Shrewsbury

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Jeff at Mount Holly town office

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So many choices in village of Belmont in town of Mount Holly

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Andy in Wallingford

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Andy at Bailey Memorial Library in North Clarendon

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