September 18, 2017
Back on the road we are! YES! It was a long four months, but we had lots to keep us busy. Lots of working for which John and I had to be separated for too long. Loads of work to do with the van, whether it was mechanically or cleaning and sorting. We also took advantage of having a basecamp to do all sorts of administrative tasks we had put aside like accounting or preparing and shipping the crowdfunding perks. John also finally made his mind up on a new bike and then as soon as the folks at Velozophie finished John’s Knolly Endorphin ready, we were ready to finally get in the van and head south of the border.
We got to Vermont last Tuesday with three goals in mind. First, ride the amazing trails at Kingdom Trails and Burke Mountain, second, find a #SeroStory and third, get that peanut butter pie at the Lyndon grocery store.
Well I can tell you that the first objective was achieved in no time. We got two great days of riding back to back. Great weather and amazing trails as usual. Lets just say that we were all pretty bonked and the end of each of these days (including RainDog) but it was all worth it. Being tired after a day playing outside is the best kind of exhaustion!
Now for our second goal, well, all I can say is that it wasn’t hard to find a story here. So many inspiring outdoor enthusiasts spend time in those mountains that it was just an obvious place to search for us. Keep your eyes open for what Burke Mountain will have for you next Tuesday.
Finally, because things can’t always be perfect, we didn’t get a peanut butter chocolate pie from Lyndon. There was none at the store and they didn’t know when there would be some next. So we have to apparently keep coming back, or try other pies during our trip across the US and see if they can win over the Lyndon pie. That sounds like something we’d like to add to the project! I’m sure I can convince John to start doing Pie Reviews!
Today, we’re working from the van because Mother Nature decided we needed a little bit of rain. As we do so, we re trying to determine where we will go next. Do you have any suggestions for us in Vermont or Maine, for adventures or pies?