away for the weekend: green mountain cycling

Friday, May 18, 2012

green mountain cycling

We're gearing up for another season of cycling and I’ve been going through photos of previous cycling trips. Greg loves cycling for the sake of cycling (you know - how far and how fast can I go?). I’m more of a touring cyclist – for me, the journey is the destination.

Last year, we took a week-long cycling trip through the Northern half of Vermont with Adventure Cycling Association – 375 miles (or so). This trip roughly follows their Green Mountains loop.

Adventure Cycling Green Mountains Loop

 Our friends think we’re nuts, but this is our favorite type of vacation.

Warning – there are lots of photos in this post. I guess I should also warn you that I lost my camera on this trip, so most of these were taken with an iphone - quality isn’t outstanding.

Here are a few of the many reasons that we came to love Vermont.

The “country store” is alive and well in rural Vermont.

The suburban Bostonian in us loved the "ammunition" sign.

I brake frequently for maple creemees (yummmm!)

thank you ladies!

And you know how I love farms!!

lots of rivers to cross, too

and bridges (no covered ones on this trip – but I’ll do a whole post on that one of these days)

This is probably the world’s cutest post office

Lunch break on a town common

And - just so you don’t think it was all fun and games -
we cycled through lots of rain

And less than ideal road conditions

But no complaining here – it’s still better than spending the day sitting in the office!!

What these pictures don't show is the camaraderie and friendships that develop. (I'm not really sure what the protocol is for including pictures of people, so I'll err on the side of caution)

We’re hoping to do lots of cycling around the back roads of Vermont this summer (you should probably take that as another warning)

Thanks for dropping in!


  1. love your cycling photos! I used to do distance cycling as a vacation...before kids, kids, kids and kids! I do miss those lovely days spent riding and enjoying the scenery =)

    1. Thanks! I actually didn't even start cycling until my kids were grown. It's something my husband and I enjoy doing together now that we have more time. Haha - yeah, kids sure can keep you busy!!


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