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Old 08-28-2010, 05:21 PM   #21
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Location: Annapolis MD
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Day 2 Bennington to Quebec City

Today was a fabulous ride. Have to start out with a shout out to Markbvt who gave me a route across Vermont. I cannot conceive how it could have been better.

Again we were up at 5 and on the road before 6. The day started with a pratfall as I dropped the bike in the parking lot. Have no guess as to what happened but it would happen again later in the day. It was 47 degrees outside which is normally not cold but Annapolis has been in the 70s every morning for the last month so this was a shock. Put on the jacket liner and get out the medium weight gloves.

The ride across Vermont was a day to remember. Here are scenes that interested me as we rolled along.

Speaks for itself. This is right outside of Bennington

Jack enjoying Rte 7

Restaurant of choice for breakfast in Rutland - they’d better have pancakes and maple syrup

Food porn

Now on Rte 100. Nothing like having a covered bridge in your driveway

Rte 100 offers lots of this

Continuing along we found this

With this across the street

And these in the front yard

Fortunately he was not open because I would have had a real interest in the hack - the R1000R not so much

Then there was this

Jack daring me to push him in

Farmers market in Waitesville

There were two other ADVers there but we didn’t find them

Who decorates there yard with a pile of bowling balls? (or Painted cannon balls)

The last stop in Vermont was lunch in Newport

A health food store where you didn’t have to eat Tofu - more food porn

There will be more of these along the way

Waiting to get into Canada

In a province I had not visited before

From here we decided on the direct route to Quebec and an early end to the day. At the last gas stop before the hotel I dropped the bike again in front of the gas pump. Who knows why? Careless I guess.
And Jack failed twice today at getting pictures of bikes on the ground. As an aside buying gas with no French can be a bit of a problem but it all works out.

Glenfiddich was used to toast the best day ever.
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