|end of a climb|
|end of same climb, ride organizer extraordinaire Mike|
|requisite bakery stop around the corner from the control|
|the only thing better than a covered bridge is a covered bridge with bikes|
|lovely river view|
|this is a great road at the end of a climb|
|top of the largest climb|
|also top of the largest climb-nice folks from Boston, one of whom just got a new job at Seven Cycles|
|giant sap line held up by birch poles|
I felt good and am starting to enjoy climbing again now that it is my 3rd year road riding after a decade or so of no road biking.
I rode with a central Vermont friend of mine. I told him it was 60 miles with 4 coffee shops, confusing this ride with the cafe cruise. As we sat at the Village Cup in Richmond he seemed genuinely, if slightly irritated by this situation. As Mike pointed out, I keep confusing the two rides. He struggled a bit but was glad he pulled through it. Plus, he generated one of the greatest brevet quotes I have heard yet. It goes something like this...(talking to his wife on my phone) "...I'm doing great. My left eyelid is not currently hurting. Everything else hurts. I am pretty sure when I start riding again something will happen and my left eyelid will start hurting too. But it is going great. I feel good." (he is very funny and self deprecating at times).
Anyway, another awesome VT brevet.