At the junction of R100 and R73 near Rochester, VT. The journey begins...
Jesse and Rob
Brandon Gap ahead. This one was relatively easy.
Towards Middlebury Gap
The tandem team
Climbing Middlebury Gap
That was tough. Now is time for the real fun.
This is Ben's training regimen for his incredible hill climbing abilities.
Over Middlebury and time to refuel. Simple and effective images.
On our way to the dreaded Lincoln Gap.
It starts rather innocuous.
A nice dirt section.
Patrick passes Ben, Olivia, Jesse and me.
Then he passes Sam.
Rob is almost there.
Sam is smiling! I can't believe it.
At this point I had no juice in my legs. Time for artificial switchbacks.
I was about to give up.
It's over and I am almost dead.
Patrick Shank from Burlington joined us for two gaps. He started behind us and flew by.
And down we go!
Nice view halfway down.
Always looking for a good shot.
The skies cleared up on our way to the Appalachian Gap.
Ouch. That last mile really hurt.
Ben and Olivia reach the top.
It was worth it! What an amazing view.
Just before we start to climb Roxbury Gap
That is the way down.
Time to take a break and enjoy the view.
Sam thought it was too easy, so he rode a century the next day.
Olivia is looking fresh.
Ben is proud.
Rob is feeling great after I let him use my jacket.
The next day. We were looking for some dirt roads to explore.
It was a beautiful day.
This was a dirt road mega climb.
We are just starting.
Not up there
And we reach the summit.
I was putting on my gloves (while riding) when Ben stopped to pick some apples. This was the result.
Gorgeous views from the top of the mountain.
It doesn't get much better than this.
Ice cream social with the FLCC crew.
Ready to go!
One bike and a half tandem. The other half is in the trunk.
Thanks Andrejs for organizing the wonderful weekend.
Local bike shop in Ludlow. The owner was great! He recommended the dirt road ride we did on the second day.