Westfield, Jay, Montgomery, Richford, Troy

Today we cycled a circuit around Jay Peak.  We started in Westfield and headed to the village of Jay.  We had a big climb over the south flank of Big Jay with a descent to Montgomery Center.  From Montgomery Center, we cycled to Montgomery and went up and over to the Missisiquoi River on the east side of Richford.  We had another big climb over the north side of North Jay Peak with a descent down to Troy and a return to Westfield.

With today’s ride, we have completed 240 towns with 11 towns to go.

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Andy at the bottle/can drop in Jay

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Andy at Jay Cloud Cyclery in Montgomery Center

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Andy at the Moses Dodge monument in Troy

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Jeff at Westfield Community Center

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Richford, Berkshire, Franklin, Sheldon, Fairfield, Swanton, Saint Albans Town, Georgia, Milton, South Hero, Colchester, Westford, Fairfax, Alburgh

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Last week, we cycled the Grand Tour Desjardins with over a thousand other cyclists.  The first 4 days were entirely within Québec, primarily in the Eastern Townships.  On day 5, we crossed the border into Vermont and cycled through Richford, Berkshire, Franklin, Sheldon, Fairfield and Swanton to Saint Albans Town.  With this ride, we crossed the halfway mark of our project with 126 towns down and 125 to go.  On day 6, we cycled a “boucle” through Saint Albans Town, Georgia, Milton, South Hero, Colchester, Westford, Fairfax and Fairfield.  This ride brought us up to 129 towns with 122 to go.  On day 7, we cycled through Saint Albans Town, Georgia, Swanton and Alburgh to return to Québec.  No new towns but lots of fun.

This was our 3rd consecutive year riding the Grand Tour.  The tour is in a different region every year.  We enjoyed having this one (almost) in our own backyard.

Andy at the bridge over the Missisquoi River in Richford

Andy at the bridge over the Missisquoi River in Richford

Andy at Our Lady of Lourdes in East Berkshire

Andy at Our Lady of Lourdes in East Berkshire

Jeff at Dick Wright Ford in Franklin (You can't go wrong with Wright!)

Jeff at Dick Wright Ford in Franklin (You can’t go wrong with Wright!)

Andy at Grace Church in Sheldon

Andy at Grace Church in Sheldon

Jeff at Saint Albans Bay

Jeff at Saint Albans Bay

Andy at Georgia Municipal Recreation Park

Andy at Georgia Municipal Recreation Park

Jeff at Sand Bar State Park in Milton

Jeff at Sand Bar State Park in Milton

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Andy at the “cut” in the Island Line in South Hero

Tout le monde waiting for the bike ferry

Tout le monde waiting for the bike ferry

Jeff at the Colchester Meeting House

Jeff at the Colchester Meeting House

Andy at Eastman's Bakery in Fairfax

Andy at Eastman’s Bakery in Fairfax

Jeff at Maple City Candy in Swanton

Jeff at Maple City Candy in Swanton

Jeff at the Alburgh municipal offices

Jeff at the Alburgh municipal offices

Andy in Canada with Alburgh Springs in the background

Andy in Canada with Alburgh Springs in the background

Tout le monde waiting to clear customs to return to Québec

Tout le monde waiting to clear customs to return to Québec

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