Fall Classic 2011

I scouted the entire 200k route last weekend, will try to ride the 114k route this weekend.

Most of the roads are in typical end of summer shape – mixes of smooth dirt, washboard, some rough stuff and chatter through the corners. There are plenty of random patches of surface changes – from packed dirt to loose gravel, and quite a few areas of washed out, tire sized ruts, mainly on the steeps. Only one stretch was closed due to downed trees, something I could have passed easily on a bike. A crew was already clearing the road, so one of the most scenic slices of road should be ready for us in a few weeks. All in, northern Vermont fared better than most of the state with the recent storms.

Come join us on October 1st!

9 Responses to “Fall Classic 2011”

  1. Wil says:

    you’re a genius Mike! Sweet pics

  2. mb says:

    Thanks Wil. Genius? Nah, just playing with some image editing toys…

  3. wil says:

    It’s pretty rad. How are you approaching the ride? Casual? All out?

  4. greg says:

    Sexy ads! I’ll order one for myself. I would like my Fall Classic with sun all day except between 11-2. Please also add some fall colors, good coffee and a generous dose of good company.

  5. mb says:

    Greg, I can help with the color (likely), the coffee (Village Cup!), and the company. Hopefully monsoon season will end and we’ll have a day as nice as last year.

  6. mb says:

    Wil,

    Well, since little one #2 arrived I haven’t been on the bike much. All out for me will likely be what of takes to ride at most peoples social pace… ;-)

    Planning on 200k, for sure.

  7. Wil says:

    I’m riding casual-ish. I will be one week off of the VT50 which means I may not have much left in the tank. It will be nice to get together with everyone. Greg, look forward to seeing you out there.

  8. Apertome says:

    Looks spectacular … wish I could be there!

  9. Pete says:

    Can’t Wait!!!