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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Pittsford, West Rutland, Rutland Town, Proctor

And…we’re back…with our first ride of the year.  We started in the village of Florence in Pittsford and followed the Castleton River south through Whipple Hollow.  After a quick visit to West Rutland, we proceeded to Rutland Town where I proceeded to pick up a piece of sharp metal in my tire.  At the time, we did not realize that we were practically at Wilson Castle but we did note the distant view of Killington.  After repairing my flat, we cycled up to Proctor and wandered around a bit to find the road back to Florence. We followed the over-full Otter Creek back up to Florence to complete the loop.

With 4 new towns, we have now completed 203 towns with 48 towns to go.

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Andy at the white marble high school in West Rutland

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Jeff at the white marble library in West Rutland

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Andy changing my flat in Rutland Town with Killington in the distance

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Andy at the Crown Point Road marker in Proctor

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Jeff at West Street Market in Proctor

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Jeff at the Florence Post Office in Pittsford

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Andy with a view of the flooding Otter Creek in Pittsford

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