2010-05-31: Cycling Vermont

In 193?, Susan’s parents joined their friends Millie and Selwyn Plummer (Uncle Plum) on a bicycle trip in Vermont. This was probably Uncle Plum’s idea. They took a train to their starting point, and rode a 400+ mile tour around Vermont, staying in a variety of accommodations (apparently including a chicken coop). Susan has several pictures taken along the way (Uncle Plum was photographer for a Connecticut newspaper).

Susan found a note written by her Mom, describing the trip, and wanted to try to duplicate their trip. We started in Greenfield, Mass and rode a large loop of 429 miles in twelve days. The legs were:

Date (2010)From-ToWeatherMilesTime (h:mm)Avg mi/hrClimb (ft)
5/31Greenfield, MA - Brattleboro, VTclear-24.732:309.9 1,072
6/1Brattleboro - Jamaica, VTovercast-26.232:598.8 1,692
6/2Jamaica - Dorset, VT25.923:098.2 2,126
6/3Dorset - Lake Bomoseen, VT36.613:1211.4987
6/4Lake Bomoseen - Lincoln, VTovercast-46.525:079.1 2,847
6/5Lincoln - Underhill Flats, VTovercast-35.644:018.9 2,395
6/6Underhill Flats - Hardwick, VTrain-5545.675:258.4 1,683
6/7Hardwick, VT - Woodsville, NH46.814:3710.1 2,552
6/8Woodsville, NH - White River Junction, VTshowers46.64:3410.2 1,830
6/9White River Junction - Springfield, VTovercast-32.33:1010.2 1,731
6/10Springfield, VT - Brattleboro, VTrain-37.924:168.9 2,349
6/11Brattleboro, VT - Greenfield, MA24.522:2010.5938
Total429.4745:249.5 22,202
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