We're getting close!
I've been lucky enough to be riding the planned routes recently and I believe you are really going to enjoy them too. We’ve made some tweaks here and there to fold in all the best riding we’ve found so far. Of course, every time we go up, we always seem to find a new road that is too good to pass up… Last time it was RT113 through Evan's notch.
Of course, to get there from my house in Connecticut is a short 200 mile trip up I-91 to St. Johnsbury and then east for another 50 miles along Rt.2 just past Lancaster. With the excitement building, I couldn’t sleep much the night before, so the bike was all packed and ready to go in the morning.
In late April, there was still snow on Mt. Washington which I could see in the distance, even as the farmlands were greening up in the valleys.
As I got closer to the Presidential Mountains - Adams, Jefferson, and Washington never looked more majestic. I found myself thinking this family’s home has a million dollar view and the roads to go with it!
Upon arrival at Roger’s Family Camping Resort and Motel (current owners are Crosby & his son Randy). I quickly realized that our views aren’t that bad either! Since they weren’t even open yet, I had my choice of sites and liked this RV one for my tent.
From there, I could see the building which will serve as our UN HQ. Registration, Bulletin Boards, Ride Gathering Points, Group Meals, and Bon Fires will all be here. All the doors can be either completely opened like a gazebo or closed up if the evenings are cool that week.
The views are pretty good from the motel rooms too, as well as, the tent sites! You can also see that UN HQ is just a couple hundred yards away.
The coffee shop will be open each morning and we will host a hot breakfast here or in the UN HQ on Wednesday morning.
For those people staying at the Cabot, UN HQ is just around the bend.
And, for those people staying at the Coos, you are a couple more miles away but right next to Dunkin Donuts and the Discount Liquor Store.
That afternoon and the next day I began to check out the routes we had developed in Garmin’s MapSource over the winter. It was cool, cloudy, there was still ice on the lakes, and snow banks along some of the road. But, I was really looking forward to riding after a long winter of ice in the driveway that kept me landlocked.
But that story is for another day…