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Vermont

2011-09-05

tl;dr: Raining again. Biked through the power-deprived backroads of New York and into Vermont.

There's nothing like waking up to the final drizzles of an all-night soaker. My tent keeps the rain out, but it can't keep the damp out, and it also has a hard time keeping water from seeping through from the mud below the tent.

After days of flat canal trails I'm back into the hills. All the constant shifting gears causes the cables to stretch and things to get out of alignment. I had to stop a couple times to adjust my derailleur, though I mostly just made it worse.

I managed to spend most of today on back roads. I'm not sure if I saw a house outside of a town that had power. I saw a lot of dump trucks and utility vehicles, though. Had I come through a day or two earlier many of the roads would have been a pain due to all of the downed trees.

My shirt looks like somebody took it and biked through the rain on muddy roads with tire splashes and then accidentally wiped chain-oiled hands on it and then laid it out on the bottom of a mud-soaked tent.

I am now in Vermont.

Because of work and because it just never stops raining around here I decided to get a motel. I figured that with all the power outages and destroyed homes the motels would be full, so I made a reservation. I usually just show up, because I often get burned making reservations. Typically when I make a reservation I then get to town and have to pass up several hotels advertising lower rates and then find out that the walk-in rate for my reservation would have been cheaper. On the flip side, I have walked in to find stupid-high rates only to turn around and make a reservation online through my phone and return 10 minutes later. Anyway, I need not have worried. This motel is deserted. Every time I talk to the owners they lament the lack of business.

Anthony Kill stream


sheeple


Burrello-Mechanicville Airport


beaver dam


Tomhannock Reservoir




the Green Mountains




Welcome to Vermont!


mountains, mist and corn

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