Bike Vermont 2006

Four Engineers (Paul, Bret, David & John) ride the State of Vermont

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Posted by thatwindguy on August 17, 2006

Hi Folks,

Paul here. David asked me to upload some of the pictures that we took along the way but did not upload at the time. Hope you find them less boring than the typical slideshow.

Bike On Train?

Discussing Bikes on Train – Despite much cajoling, calls to dignitaries, even consideration of civil disobedience, we were not allowed to put our bikes on the train. Thank goodness, John’s wife Deb came to our rescue and drove down to Brattleboro with our steeds and saved the day. Thanks Deb – we owe you!

Nearly Empty Train

Once we got on the train, we were amazed to see how empty it was. There was plenty of space to place bikes safely away from passengers, particularly in the three empty cars that were off limits to passengers. As it turns out, our Vermont taxes pay for this train through VTrans. We can have a say in how it is run. Bring back the baggage car!

Bike Shop at Train Station

When we get bikes back on the train, this bike shop will be ready. It is right at a train station!

Hydro Power!

Another energy related theme of the trip was hydro power. We saw examples of it (usually now defunct) in many locations. Here is one of the large dams on the upper Connecticut River (way in the background). Another missed opportunity for Vermont!

Typical View from the Rear

We saw a lot of this!

Italian Models at the Falls

Italian Supermodels! Well, two out of four isn’t bad…That water was nice.

Breakfast at the Miss Bellows Falls

David was concerned about coming up short on caloric intake. He need not have worried. At least he did not suffer…

Get Back!

Move away from the plate and nobody gets hurt!


Day four plus 11 miles – Finally, Canada. This was followed by a nice breakfast with the ladies and a car ride back to the lake house for relaxation.

It was a great experience. Amazing what the human body can achieve, even ones that are nearing the half century mark.

What’s next??


9 Responses to “Epilogue”

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  8. David said

    An act of civil disobedience in Bratleboro? You can get Tazered for that! Three empty cars and no room for a bike or luggage – no wonder the polar ice caps are melting!


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