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    Default trip to asshatville

    this is my local loop.
    did it solo today.
    there are many, many variations on this theme...
    small roads, very little traffic.
    its about 45 miles from my front door.
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    forgot to caption yo.

    firewood hill, otherwise known as romans demise
    45mph descent, odell road
    bittersweet everywhere, no not him
    flooded out bridge, sadly to be repaired next year
    wooden bridge that we frequently cross on group rides
    split rock
    stateline
    old trestle bridge
    barn wood
    beaver dam

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    Gorgeous looking area Steve.



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    I've been there. Not there exactly but I spent a bit of time in Lincoln, NH and we drove up and down 93 and did some of 95 checking out all the places with English place names (Chelmsford, Manchester etc.)

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    Now that is how you stack firewood.

    Oh, and the ride looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntLockyer View Post
    I've been there. Not there exactly but I spent a bit of time in Lincoln, NH and we drove up and down 93 and did some of 95 checking out all the places with English place names (Chelmsford, Manchester etc.)
    Holy crap, if you want to check out all the English place names in New England, you'll be here for a while.

    Hey Pilgrims...homesick much?

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    steve,

    beautiful collage - you see things other people don't or can't, no?

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    That fire wood hill leaves me limp

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    when i got home... 3 1/2 hrs...
    the wife says..
    where were you?
    you were supposed to be back an hour ago to blah, blah, blah... .

    me.. i got lost.

    her...right

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    That stack of firewood is pretty impressive - Steve's picture does not show you just how far it goes. Across the street from that is a road that has a really steep (short) hill on it, on the other side of which is the road with the trestle bridge. Not too many hills around here threaten to let your front wheel lift off the ground, but that's one.

    I THINK I know where that wooden bridge is - have not been there in a few years.

    But the key is Steve's point that there are lots of variations on the theme - loop after loop that share the key qualities of quiet roads, usually pleasant drivers (more than in Mass) and pretty good paving with interesting views. The single greatest advantage of this area over more famous cycling havens is that the route variety was built in and then the population migrated, leaving us the spoils. I may retire to California some day if I get rich enough but I'll miss the route options of New England for sure.

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    Default Yo Steve

    Could I nominate this for a NE VSalon ride in the near future?
    I think it's right up our alley.

    Get on this! It's gonna be cold soon!
    Asshatville looks pretty nice for bike ridin'.

    H

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    looks like heaven

    -g

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    Gorgeous photos. Steve found them in a National Geographic, I think. It's an older issue.
    GO!

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    I'm not Zelig and was not there. I'm from the other side of asshatville originally.

    Wood burning furnace? Four foot length is hard to use otherwise.

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    Awesome!

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    sweet pics.
    it's great to go solo and find time to snap a few.
    well done.
    david corr

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    ill take anyone up there anytime. i can tailor it a million ways.
    sunday best for me cause i ride with the asshats on sat.

    who wants to ride dec 6th?
    hans, vermont mafia?

    otherwise we can do something in the spring.

    i dont know what the firewood could be used for...
    its all 4' and the picture shows possibly 10% of it.

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    steve,

    big favor

    next time your near the firewood pile, pls count exactly how many pieces. also, break them up into small/medium/large pieces

    thanks in advance.

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    Default Only Hitch on the 6th...

    NBX Grand Prix in my hometown...
    So I gotta attend that.


    It's December...
    Should we rethink this.
    I'm watching "The Departed"

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