Total Miles: 375
Rider: Mark Lowenstine; 56 years old, Engineer, Non-Member.
Summary: I organized the ride with my wife and 4 friends. Late spring in Vermont gave us good weather and light traffic most places. I used the Adventure Cycling maps. We had a support vehicle and took turns driving.; Self-Planned
How did ACA Help? I purchased the Green Mountains Loop maps from Adventure Cycling.
Health Issues: One of our party veered off the road and crashed into a ditch. She pulled a muscle in her back and was bruised, but able to continue riding.
Motivation: I enjoy touring inthe Northeast. I also wanted to experiment with doing a self-organized, supported group trip to accommodate older friends who don't want to carry gear.
Most Challenging Aspect:The only real challenges were the usual environmental ones: hills, heat and rain.
Favorite Experience: We had a particularly beautiful day cycling south between Island Pond and East Burke.
Least Favorite: The last day, riding into Burlington, the roads were particularly bad, with heavy traffic. We took the ferry across to Vermont at Essex and linked up with the West Alternate, which was somewhat better.
Tips: When organizing a B&B/motel trip, plan ahead and make reservations. We were in New Hampshire for a hug motocycle weekend and barely managed to find accommodations.
Date Entered: Jan, 2011
Photo by Dennis Coello