Sunday, August 24, 2014
We stayed with our good friend Jo, in Newark, VT, which is about 15 minutes from East Burke. Jean and I actually have almost 7 acres of land in East Burke, but it's a mess right now and not even worth trying to camp on... As a side note, Jo runs a B&B, and it's great accommodations with comfortable beds and easy access to the trails!
Anyway, it was great to catch up with Jo, and great to catch up on some of our favorite trails. Day 1 included Harp, Coronary Bypass, Coronary, Troll Stroll (twice), Burrington Ridge (AWESOME new climbing trail), Eager Beaver, Webs, Violet's Outback, Old Webs, and more. All in all, about 15 miles and just under 1800ft of climbing.
Then, after showers, we hit a restaurant in Lyndonville called Sweet Basil, with Jo, and had a great dinner.
We got a good night's sleep and then needed one more ride before hitting the road. We didn't ride long because we were worried about traffic and ensuring the we got home in time to pick up the pooches, so after saying our "goodbye"s to Jo, we hit the other side of Darling Hill with Heaven's Bench, Ridge, Bill MacGill, Widowmaker, Riverwood, Beat Bog, and of course, ended with Kitchel. We climbed the road back up to the car, and pointed it towards home. It was great weekend--looking forward to getting back up there before the end of the summer!
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