Springfield, Weathersfield, Baltimore, Chester

Today’s mission was to fill in a Baltimore-shaped donut hole in Windsor County. Baltimore has no paved roads so we took the 29-er’s.  We parked at Hartness State Airport which is barely in Springfield.  We picked up Baltimore Road in Weathersfield and followed it into Baltimore.  At what would be the town center if there were one, we turned left for a descent through a tiny corner of Chester and on into Springfield.  We had plenty of time so we puttered around Springfield to check out some of the historic sites.

With the addition of Baltimore, we have now cycled through 214 towns with 37 towns to go.

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Andy at the Baltimore Honor Roll

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Jeff at the Baltimore Town Office

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Andy at the Springfield War Memorials

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Jeff at Comtu Cascade in Springfield

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Weathersfield, Springfield, Chester, Cavendish, Ludlow

Today we enjoyed a celebratory end-of-tax-season ride.  The temperature was on the cool side and it was also a bit windy.  We started in the village of Downers in Weathersfield and cycled through Perkinsville down to North Springfield.  From there, we cycled west to Gassets in Chester and then north through Proctorsville Gulf (a nice surprise) to Cavendish.  We did a short out-and-back section to Ludlow.  It started to rain during this section.  We hoped to out-run the rain but that was a vain hope.  We endured a constant light drizzle on the descent from Proctorsville to Downers.

With three new towns, we now have completed 206 towns with 45 towns to go.

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Andy at Weathersfield Honor Roll in village of Perkinsville

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Jeff at Perkinsville village green in town of Weathersfield

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Andy at North Springfield Baptist Church

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Forsythia putting the “spring” in North Springfield

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Jeff at the shabby sign at town line between Chester and Cavendish

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Andy at armed services memorial in Ludlow with Ludlow Baptist Church and Okemo ski trails in background

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Andy at Cavendish honor roll in village of Proctorsville

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Woodstock, Pomfret, Barnard, Reading, West Windsor, Hartland, Hartford, Windsor, Weathersfield

This past weekend, we toured around Woodstock and Windsor.

On Saturday, we started our ride at Billings Farm in Woodstock.  We cycled up Route 12 through Pomfret to Barnard and then descended on the Stage Road through South Pomfret and back to Woodstock.  We then cycled a southerly loop through Reading, West Windsor, Hartland and Hartford, ending back in Woodstock.  We were pleasantly surprised to discover that our route intersected the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run in multiple places and we were able to observe the ultramarathoners in action.  The total distance was 60.7 miles.

On Sunday, we had an afternoon obligation in Cornish, NH and did not get on the bikes until late in the day.  We went for a quick spin from the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor down to the village of Ascutney in Weathersfield with a side trip by Mount Ascutney State Park on the return.

After this weekend, we have cycled a total of 50 towns with 201 to go.  Onward…

Andy chatting with Jersey girls at Billings Farm in Woodstock

Andy chatting with Jersey girls at Billings Farm in Woodstock


Andy at the war memorial by Silver Lake in Barnard

Andy at the war memorial by Silver Lake in Barnard


Jeff at the South Pomfret Post Office

Jeff at the South Pomfret Post Office


Andy at the memorial at Woodstock Elementary School

Andy at the memorial at Woodstock Elementary School


Jeff at the mother of all mailboxes in Reading

Jeff at the mother of all mailboxes in Reading


Andy at Tribute Park in the village of Brownsville in the town of West Windsor

Andy at Tribute Park in the village of Brownsville in the town of West Windsor


Andy in Hartland

Andy in Hartland


Andy at the covered bridge in the village of Quechee in the town of Hartford

Andy at the covered bridge in the village of Quechee in the town of Hartford


Enjoying a saison on the banks of the Ottauqucehee at the Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners

Enjoying a saison on the banks of the Ottauqucehee at the Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners


Andy in Windsor

Andy in Windsor


Jeff at the Weathersfield Town Office in the village of Ascutney

Jeff at the Weathersfield Town Office in the village of Ascutney


Cooling down with a UFO Pale Ale at the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor

Cooling down with a UFO Pale Ale at the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor

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