Memories: Fall Biking in New England

October 28, 2008

Kingdom Trails Vermont, Circa 2004, just before I moved to Salt Lake.

Around Burke Vermont, where the US Ski team trains at times, this little town had a bike shop and decided to make a nice summer business by creating hundreds of miles of trails and charging people $12 a day to ride. For how much fun these trails are, that is cheap!  They got the farmers together to give them access to their woodlots, and created an awesome place to ride, especially in the fall.  Plus the farmers get extra income, which is great in my mind as its so hard to make it as a farmer in these harsh times.  As we drove down to Fernie, through a great number of ranches with wooded hills, I was wondering if this model could work in Southern Alberta.  Wouldn’t that be great?  This place also created my nostalgia for little Vermont general stores, awesome sandwiches, and Death by Chocolate Cakes.  And after you’ve been riding for four hours, you get to eat it all!

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5 Responses to “Memories: Fall Biking in New England”

  1. Jeanne said

    Gorgeous pictures!

  2. Cheryl S. said

    That’s beautiful!

    Now go get started on that pom-pom sweater! This afternoon I threw some dark red yarn on my coffee table, where there was already some grey yarn, and I noticed how pretty they were together. It would be a great combination, and you should be WEARING it for the holidays.

  3. margene said

    Few places are as beautiful as New England in the fall.

  4. Anne said

    Crap! I missed hanging out with you in Vermont? Where the hell was I?

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