Thanksgiving Survivors

In the spirit of posting a photo that highlights a daily ride, I offer the picture above. Like many of you, the weather here in Vermont has not been very conducive to lots of riding. It’s frequently been chilly, windy and rainy, although not any snow that has accumulated as yet. Today is looking to be more of the same, with temps in the 40F range, wind and heavy rain. When I woke up this morning, the forecast said the rain wasn’t starting in earnest until about 800, so I headed out at about 730 in just a light mist to see if I could get in a few miles without getting too soaked. I managed to do about 4.5 miles before the rain really started coming down. Along the way, I ran into these guys casually walking across the road. This was just the tail end of the group. There was another 20 or so off in the woods on the right.

Retired guy who likes to ride his bike in Vermont.

10 response to "Thanksgiving Survivors"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 3, 2022

    Good photo! lucky to catch something like that on camera.
    Weather: Yes. I’ve been ‘grousing’ about that as well . . . . . 🙂

    How does wild turkey compare to the domesticated ones at dinner? They hunt them around here, but I have no idea.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: December 4, 2022

      No idea how wild turkeys compare, although we have a turkey hunting season here, so I’m sure I could find someone around here with an opinion. We’ve had an abundance of turkeys this year. All through the late summer and fall, we’ve had a group (apparently called a “rafter” according to Google) of about 20 that patrolled our back yard twice a day, morning and evening, hunting for bugs and worms.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: December 4, 2022

      Thanks Suzanne! If I had been about ten seconds quicker with the camera, I could have captured a photo with many more. Zippers and gloves really slow you down!

  2. By: NancyG Posted: December 4, 2022

    Hooray for the escapees! So good you escaped most of the rain too. Our ice contusions are not safe for me to bike so I stay indoors and complain about it 🥴.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: December 4, 2022

      Ice definitely makes it tough. Hope you manage to get back out soon.

  3. By: DJG Posted: December 4, 2022

    Great photo, interesting that they go single file.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: December 4, 2022

      They do move in single file, although the ones we saw in our yard this summer would spread out in a line side to side, scouring the whole yard for food. As they got to the end of the yard they would line back up single file and move on.

  4. By: gregblood Posted: December 5, 2022

    A wild turkey sighting is rightly considered a highlight of anybody’s bike ride. Nice photo. I tasted some wild turkey at a wild game feed once. It was okay, but I didn’t see any white meat.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: December 6, 2022

      I’ve never tried it myself, but from what I heard lack of white meat is a key difference. There was supposedly a shortage of Thanksgiving turkeys this year, but we’ve certainly had more than our share of the wild ones.

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