So, I’ve been following along here on cycle365 for awhile, but decided it’s about time that I leap into posting. It’s been a little while since I’ve used WordPress, so bear with me while I get my feet wet.
Let me start out with a little bit of an introduction. My name’s Bob, and my wife Marilyn and I live in Brattleboro, located in the southeast corner of Vermont. I’m a cyclist, but she is not. Marilyn is still busy running her bookkeeping business, but I retired back in 2016, and have been spending my free time doing lots of day rides, as well as the occasional overnight adventure.
At the moment, I’m actually just coming back from an unwelcome break from cycling. I developed a minor health issue back at the beginning of January that limited my cycling, and just got the all clear to ride a few weeks ago, so I’m in the process right now of ramping back up my mileage.
Let’s get to today’s ride. This is one of my usual loops with a few pictures showing some typical Vermont scenery.
This ride is about 10 miles of paved road, with a nice little 3 mile section of gravel.
From here, the route heads down State Route 30, heading towards downtown Brattleboro.
This is the Interstate 91 bridge, completed in 2016, replacing an old twin steel truss bridge that was deemed structurally deficient. The project took over three years to complete, and watching the construction was pretty amazing. It was constructed from each side simultaneously, and then joined in the middle during the final stage. To see those two sections, each suspended out over the open water, seemingly unsupported except by the pillars on shore, seemed to pretty much defy gravity. It was designed to aesthetically fit in with the natural scenery.
And that concludes today’s little ride. Looking forward to building back up to some bigger mileage in the very near future.
Now, I’m gonna have to figure out these monthly challenge things.