Bike Your Park Day

The feature photo is of the Scott Covered Bridge, one of same bridges you’ve seen before. If you look real close, my bike is located at the exact center at the far end of the bridge.

This weekend is Adventure Cycling’s Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day. So, I decided it would be a good time to redo a ride that I did a few weeks ago, riding up to Townshend State Park. We’re starting to get some early fall color here in Vermont, so hopefully these photos will show something a little different than last time. Lots of yellows right now, but the oranges and reds should be popping out in the next few days.

At the south end of State Forest Rd, just before it turns to gravel
Sort of converging lines
A bit of red amongst the green and yellow
It started out as a very foggy morning. I had hoped for sun on this ride, but the fog never quite completely burned off
I started and finished this ride at a different point on the loop than last time. This is the Townshend Common

And having nothing to do with cycling, but definitely a sign of fall, the turkeys are out and about. This is my backyard this morning.

Retired guy who likes to ride his bike in Vermont.

14 response to "Bike Your Park Day"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: September 26, 2020

    Great turkeys! And great bridge shot. Did you take my advice and lock it up, or were you just feeling lucky?

    • By: BobinVT Posted: September 27, 2020

      I decided to just take my chances, since I was basically out in the middle of nowhere. Of course, around here, there’s lots of people that don’t bother to lock their doors at night, or take their keys out of the car.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: September 26, 2020

    Once I had a hawk swoop down on a small rabbit in my back yard, but I’ve never had a flock of turkeys. I biked to work almost every day for at least 20 years and I never heard of Bike to Work Day until after I retired. I was on a bike tour when I first learned about it. I rode into the rain and didn’t see a single person riding their bike to work.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: September 27, 2020

      We tend to have lots of hawks riding the thermals around our house. We worry about our cat occasionally, but he’s pretty heavy. Not sure a hawk could really lift him.

  3. By: Bill Stone Posted: September 26, 2020

    Nice foliage, Bob. Keep it coming, else my ace support crew will insist on heading to VT for leaf peeping.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: September 27, 2020

      Thanks! I’m planning on a few foliage rides over the next few weeks. And come on east! VT’s the place to be in the fall. Oh wait, there’s that whole 14 day quarantine rule…

  4. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 26, 2020

    Hmmm Turkeys, solar panels, electric oven . . . . do I sense a coming event here? 😉
    Absolutely beautiful place to ride — thanks for the photos!

    • By: BobinVT Posted: September 27, 2020

      Some of them were pretty plump, now that you mention it.

  5. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: September 27, 2020

    You sure they aren’t velociraptors escaped from the local Jurassic Park.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: September 27, 2020

      If that’s the case, I hope they don’t get to full size. I’ve seen the movie, and it wouldn’t work out well.

  6. By: Laura Posted: September 27, 2020

    Looks like a great place to ride!

    • By: BobinVT Posted: September 27, 2020

      Thanks Laura. I feel pretty lucky to live where I live.

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