The "Mainers" thread was getting so deep I was getting lost in there.
Speaking of getting lost
, this thread is for discussing plans for a guided ride in VT on the weekend of June 23-24.
Here are my thoughts so far:
We meet at Chelsea Royale Diner in West Brattleboro, VT on Sat morning.
The diner is located on VT route 9 a few miles west of I-91 exit 2.
We will depart from the diner at 9 AM.
Hiromi and I will be at the diner for breakfast around 8 AM. This is a down-home diner which is filled with locals Sat and Sun mornings; you can expect to wait for a booth or a seat at the counter, point being don't be late if you want breakfast.
If you can make it up to VT on Friday night, here's a place to stay just a couple of miles from the diner:
The route: I expect to spend Sat morning meandering southern VT on some of my favorite roads. Extreme rural, maybe a short stretch of dirt road, maybe dipping south into MA a little. Then head north on rte 100.
Where we end up on Sat night depends on riding styles, tolerance for long stretches in the saddle, etc. We could probably do "the notches" off rte 100 on Sat and find ourselves near Stowe at days end. Then on Sunday would could do Smuggler's Notch and even get up to northern VT and the Northeast Kingdom.
In VT you're never really very far from the interstates 91 and 89, so folks can hit the highway on Sun for the ride home whenever it seems the right time for them.
Here are a couple of options for Sat night, one in Killington Vt the other further north in Stowe:
I will have a list of options for Sat night and select on the basis of where we end up when we are tired of riding. I am thinking of some place kind of nice with on site dining. However, a motel would work too.