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When does leaf peeping season hit its peak in Vermont?

Many debate about when leaf-peeping season peaks in Vermont. But you could be safe to say that the prime kickoff is the first week in October.  Autumn Leaves The yellow and orange colors that emerge in the autumn months are actually constantly present in each leaf. However, when the nights… Read More

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Bike Trip Wrap Up

KI’ve been home a week now.  It’s fabulous to be back in Middlebury and at work at the Swift House Inn.   For almost 4 weeks my entire time was spent riding, planning, eating and looking for lodging to sleep. So now it’s adjusting to a normal schedule and trying… Read More

White house with red door in distance. Red building surrounded by trees with mountains in background, cars in parking lot.

Manchester VT to HOME 65.5 miles Sep 21

I’m home, it’s done and I’m happy.  After a really great dinner, good sleep and a fun evening with Julie and Frank, owners of the Inn at Manchester, I was on the road at 7:00. A beautiful and cool morning, not cold.  It was to be. A 66 mile sprint… Read More

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Day 23 Hillsdale NY to Manchester VT 84 miles

After waking up in the smallest motel room and having slept in my sleeping bag it was another chilly start.  I trusted my sleeping bag to be clean.  Anyway this was to be a big day and I was concerned.  Just not sure what the terrain and winds would be… Read More

Day 17 Owings Mill Md to Marietta PA 78 miles

I never want to ride the same route twice on these trips.  So after a great night at a new Hampton Inn and a great breakfast, breakfast cook Michael and I loaded bike and gear into his car. Michael drove me the 5 miles back over ugly roads to Reistertown. Read More

Day 16 Rockville MD to Owings Mills MD 50 miles

Well another disappointing day.  With great intention and well taken care of by the Cocos family I ventured back out to finish the Rock Creek trail.  I had done some on line research about the trail. Will dropped me off and this time the trail was much easier. Then it… Read More