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Old 04-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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Just Folkin' Around, Mostly Vermont

Fresh set of knobbbies, some free time and so many great roads to explore in VT ... so I'll try to keep the rides and road shots coming and see if I can hit every town in the Green Mountain State.

I'll start this off with an overnight trip from this weekend.
I decided to invite myself to visit a friend in southeastern NH and took most of the day getting there with a goal of getting lost at least once. Started out heading through "downtown" Huntington, VT and got the trip started on Route 17 heading over the gap toward Sugarbush.

Still a little snow up on top




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Old 04-15-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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South on Route 100 to Warren and then I had to check out the Warren Store for breakfast


It lived up to the hype. Good food, keep Vermont wierd T-shirts and tons of provisions. And the view is nice too.


Then cut over to Roxbury Mountain Road


Anytime you see ________ mountain road, it's probably good
Roxbury Mntn Rd comes out at Route 12A, which is a great ride, but today I had a dirtier route mapped out and went straight across and up Tracy Hill Road, to Beaver Meadow Rd to...


Brand new road sign, but it doesn't look that well traveled


Ah yes, I see why


Son of a... Now I have to turn around


and face that mud puddle that nearly got me the first time again.


Made it back out without incident, but wasn't sure what my next best option would be. Let's just say there weren't any bad choices and I just kept moving forward, guessing turns and spent about an hour on great dirt roads without seeing any traffic but a stubborn Canadian goose that didn't want to get out of the road.
Eventually I came back out on Route 12A again, then turned off and Strafford Rd and that led me to




Then on to Route 132 for a while. Quite a nice ride, but keep an eye out for sand


Eventually made my way to Lyme NH, where I took route 10 for a while, then just alternated numbered routes that went either east or south, meandering toward my destination


There was more traffic on most of these route, so there are less pics
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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Nice spring ride! Gotta love that adventurous mix of old snow and road sand - makes highway corners more fun!
Just wanted to say from another song writing, guitar slinging rider.
(too bad about the gate - looks like a great road)
Any links to your music we could check out?
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:27 PM   #4
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Hey there,just did almost the same route yesterday,what a day! RT 10 down to Hanover is a cool road.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:34 AM   #5
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There's a more to come, but my laptop got hit with a virus last night as I was working in photobucket.
And yes, thanks for asking, there's a place to check out my music if you're into that sort of thing www.rebeccapadula.com
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:16 AM   #6
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I really should have purchased a NH map, not sure where this one was


Took a quick break in Dunbarton I think


nice town green


And made it to Milford where the BBQ was ready and I was greeted with a cold beer
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:26 AM   #7
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I had to get back the next day, so I beelined it on Route 101 to Keene, then 12 north to Bellows Falls, VT and picked up the interstates 91 to 89. I had to treat myself to some good riding roads a little though, so I hopped off the highway in Sharon, VT and cut over to catch route 12A, which is a favorite of mine. Much of it parallels Route 100, but the road surface is much better that 100, which suffers from growing potholes and cracks.




There is still a lot of evidence of last year's post-Irene flooding down around here


12A becomes 12 and I stayed on until it was time for a quick break in Montpelier


There were lots of bikes on State Street, so I caught a window seat


There's always great peoplewatching and plenty to do in our capitol city
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:35 PM   #8
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There's always great peoplewatching and plenty to do in our capitol city

Subarus!

Yup, that's in Vermont.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:34 AM   #9
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Route 2 pretty much parallels the highway, but it allows me to turn off on Cochran Road in Richmond and then a left onto Wes White Hill, a twisty paved road that culminates in dirt that goes through the forest and past a nice pond.








In just a few more quick backroads I'm home, and ready to roll out again soon
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:16 PM   #10
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Very nice...have always wanted to do a run thru Vermont and Maine.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:20 PM   #11
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I love Vermont riding. Thanks for the pics.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:22 PM   #12
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Love the dirt roads off of Rt 12.Give me a P.M. I have lot's of other great roads around Central Vermont.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:53 PM   #13
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Very nice! I always stay in warren or waitsfield for 2-3 nights during fall foliage. Great to see some pics of the area and of State St. in Montpelier, I usually stop at Positive Pie 2 for a VT burger and some good people watching.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:18 PM   #14
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:03 PM   #15
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I got my GS after I moved from New England, and am constantly yammering about getting up there to ride. This just makes me want to go home even more!
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