Goshen, Leicester

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.

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Jeff on the Leicester Hollow Trail in Leicester

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Andy at the Goshen Cemetery

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Andy at Blueberry Hill Inn in Goshen

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Jeff at the Blueberry Hill Ski Center in Goshen

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Brandon, Sudbury, Whiting, Leicester, Goshen

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.

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Jeff at Whiting Community Church

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Jeff at St Agnes Church in Leicester Junction

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Andy at the Honor Roll at Leicester Meeting House

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Andy at the Civil War monument in Goshen

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Andy at the Civil War monument in Brandon

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Jeff at Neshobe Falls in Brandon

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Hopping on the bus in Middlebury

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Lincoln, Ripton, Goshen

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.

Andy at Ripton Country Store

Andy at Ripton Country Store

Andy in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area in Goshen

Andy in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area in Goshen

Jeff at Blueberry Hill Inn in Goshen

Jeff at Blueberry Hill Inn in Goshen

Jeff at Ripton Town Offices

Jeff at Ripton Town Offices

Jeff having no doubts over direction on the Lincoln-Ripton Rd

Jeff having no doubts over direction on the Lincoln-Ripton Rd

Andy is proud to support the Lincoln Historical Society

Andy is proud to support the Lincoln Historical Society

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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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