Rides for December…

30 Dec

Just 2 rides this entire month as the snowflakes finally came to stay!
On 12/13 with temperature just +30 degrees, we pedaled to Bethel’s Creek House Diner.
The following day, Saturday we made the effort to pedal a long ride to East Randolph! As it was much colder & late day I asked that we turn around for home 3 miles shy of completion. I’d rather not freeze a body part! Sure was frigid that day…
The rest of Dec. has been just too cold & too much snow!


Shout out for help please…

23 Dec

Can any of my followers explain to me in simplified terms how to get a Microsoft Word document from my desktop fully copied to this blog? 1,000,000 thanks!

Nov. 2012 – Winter is “in the air”…

17 Dec

Just 7 pedals the entire month.

On the 9th we shared our longest ride – going to Sharon.

On the 2nd, 10th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, & 23rd we journeyed to Bethel’s Creek House Diner.

The onset of cold bothers the Captain,Dean so I let him make the call whether we venture out (or not)!

& during Oct.

17 Dec

Sad to think we pedaled just 2 long rides this entire month!

On the 5th we rode to Sharon & back – 20+ miles.

On the 8th we pedaled to West Hartford – 30+ miles.

Our month was shortened by tripping as tourists to Cape May, NJ to witness the wild bird migration for what we intended to be 9 enjoyable days! Unfortunately our trip was cut short by the threat of Hurricane Sandy… We raced home safe though took a $ loss for having left early as our Inn refused our asking for a refund (though they gave it to others!)… Better to lose money then our lives!!!

We HIGHLY recommend a stay in Cape May – never had we seen so many birds in one place & enjoyed free bird walks, self guided & those with knowledgeable guides! IF, like us you are birdwatchers – Cape May IS the BEST place to witness all that IS the migration…

Sept. update…

17 Dec

We pedaled to Creek House Diner in Bethel on the 6th of the month.

The 10th, after a wait for the rains to clear, we set off on a loaded tandem for Rangeley, Maine – intending to pedal 800 miles. Cell phones were found to be worthless when wanting to keep in touch with our loved ones at home.

I wrote while pedaling the entire trip, (47+ pages!), that became shortened to 600 miles with the unexpected death of Dean’s Mom (MY beloved “Mrs. H”).

We returned home on the 23rd of the month – seeing Rangeley, Maine.


August 2012 -WHERE did the month go?

29 Sep

10 trips various days before work to Bethel’s Creek House Diner this month.
UNusual to note I pedaled my SINGLE bicycle to Bethel to use the bank. Before doing my business, I passed an elderly gentleman walking into town who continues to be a dear friend from my childhood life of living in Bethel on the “Chicken Hollow Road”. Decided to chance leaving my bike alone in town & accompany the friend on his errands & then share his walk to his home. I made his day!!! (& mine too)
On Aug. 11th we pedaled to 2 different locations. In the morning we went to Creek House Diner & shared a creemee. In the afternoon we pedaled on to Sharon to visit that areas first “Solar Fest” – quite the experience though neither of us desire to witness the “quilting” of what once were Vt’s prime farmland meadows in solar panel monstrosities!!!
Our USA made custom handmade recumbent tandem bicycle split the massive crowds of strangers who came to the gathering! I was sad to be forced to leave early before the night shadows made their debut…

On the 13th D & I pedaled our tandem to White River Junction & back – 50+ miles by the time we returned! The trip took us 4 & 1/2 hours as we weren’t in any hurry…
On the 26th we pedaled to Sharon to try Sandy’s Drive-In Restaurant newly advertised breakfast. The ride was 30+ miles by our lunch time return.

Month of July 2012 – caught up — finally!

30 Jul

9 more trips on various days when the high heat & humidity was survivable, pedaling to Bethels’ Creek House Diner. We are proud of ourselves for surviving my “behavior modification” of no longer stopping for our daily lunch at the restaurant! What a difference…

On July 8 we pedaled 70+ miles. Leaving home pedaling south on Rt. 14 to Hartford village, then into Quechee using the back river road & the Old Quechee Road. From there, went out past Quechee Lakes golf course, ending up over in Woodstock. (I begged a stop for a barn “photo shoot!) Meandered along Rt.12 back to Bethel – then a right on to Rt. 107 to return home. A bit hot & humid to the extreme for my liking — some Sundays are like that!

On July 22 left early for Hartford village via Rt. 14 south. Once there, after having a snack, we pedaled our return using the same route in reverse. Close to 50 miles once home!

Possibly just one more short 10 mile ride before we pedal into August…