Riding my bicycle across Vietnam
Let me begin with an explanation. At best, these blog posts offer me some creative outlet, some way to analyze my experiences on these trips. At worst it serves as a diary where I write down some loosely strung together thoughts and the days happenings before I pass out from exhaustion. I’m typing on a small, folding keyboard so typos are prevalent. Keep this in mind.
Today was a much needed reprieve from the last few hardcore days. From hiking Mt. Washington, to Tuesday’s gravel road debocle, I was looking forward to today as a day to recollect, relax, and enjoy Vermont, the beautiful towns, scenery, and views. I did just that.
We had a late start after a pancake breakfast with maple syrup made by our hosts. The riding was good, the roads flat, and the weather temperate. Mark and I stopped at a few convenience stores to use the bathroom, and to get Creemees (maple syrup ice cream). Otherwise an uneventful day.
Montpelier is beautiful. We’re staying with a lovely family through WarmShowers, and we had traditional Mexican for dinner. Homemade tortillas dipped in a molé sauce with yogurt and feta. Something reminiscent of coleslaw, and a chili spiced watermelon feta salad, all excellent. After hours of great conversation, we’re finally headed to bed. Another day tomorrow to a campground in Ripton, VT. Hopefully as good as today.
TM: 4:00, AVS: 12.6, DST: 50