This year’s bicycling trip to The Outdoor Lodge turned out to be quite special. We started the week with a Wine and Cheese welcome followed by a wonderful dinner and then to top off the first night we visited the National Geographic’s Dark Sky Observatory. Yes, we did Bike and yes, there were Hills. As for Bicycling, over the next four days we rode on quiet country roads starting with Aaron’s ride. This particular ride of 33 miles is named for a TOHG member who first brought the group to the lodge. On day two we did a lovely ride along Lake Champlain in the St Alban’s area. On day three there was a slightly challenging ride around Lake Willoughby and onto Crystal Lake. It was challenging not only for the hills, but a number of miles of road construction that we did not know about until we got there! By the way, we have some TOHG members who cannot get enough of riding up hills, so they asked one of the guides to lead them up and over Burke Mountain!!! On our final day riding we took it a little easier by visiting the town of Norton which is the home of well-known author Louise Penny. After some shopping and picture taking we headed out of town to find a hill to ride up, which we did, heading for Sutton and lunch. Over the five days we had great biking weather, enjoyed each other’s company chatting on the porch and listening to a couple of guest speakers after dinner. So, needless to say we had a fabulous time! Just ask anyone who went!
PS. The hills weren’t that bad.