We had commitments in Middlebury on both Saturday and Sunday so we decided to make a weekend of it. We stayed at Blueberry Hill Inn in Goshen in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area. On Saturday morning, we took the 29-er’s out for a quick adventure. We cycled from the inn down to Silver Lake in Leicester. After climbing back up to the Goshen-Ripton Road, we took a side trip down to the village of Goshen before climbing back to Blueberry Hill. Although we cycled in two towns, neither was new to our project. So we are holding steady at 213 towns with 38 towns to go.
The Race to the Top of Vermont is tomorrow so we decided to keep things low-key today. Somehow in our many Addison County rides, we had managed to miss out on Whiting. And we did not have any pictures from Leicester. So we headed out for a short and flat ride to remedy that situation. We rode a loop course starting in Brandon and circled through Sudbury, Whiting and Leicester. We did a short out-and-back section to Goshen which sort of violated the short-and-flat edict and then we went crashing back down to Brandon.
After the ride, we went to the Sheldon Museum in Middlebury to see the exhibit of 150-year-old bicycles. Awesome boneshakers!
We have now cycled through 186 towns with 65 towns to go. We have completed 6 counties with the other 8 counties still in progress.
Today we ventured out for another epic ride on the 29-er’s. We started in Lincoln and cycled on hilly dirt roads up and over to Ripton and continued up to Blueberry Hill in Goshen. We returned by the same route. We gained only one new town but it was still an awesome ride. We have now cycled through 139 towns with 112 to go.
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.