Friday, January 07, 2011

Looking forward to 2011

2010 is dead and gone, long live 2011!

We are looking forward to 2011 for all the usual reasons related to winter's cold and darkness ending, but also for the potential that a new year offers. And one potential is the potential to do new rides in new areas. Sometimes new areas disappoint, but sometimes, they rock our world so totally, we cannot figure why we didn't visit there years ago.

Which brings us to Vermont.

Well-known as a paradise for bike riding, we have been avoiding it as we continued our plan to explore the length and breadth of Quebec (which just happens to be friggin' HUGE) But this year brings a need to continue to explore new areas, and we have explored every direction but the Vermont one.

We won't be leaving Quebec behind, since it's also awesome,. but we are injecting a bit more mountainous terrain into the regime, and Vermont delivers in the mountain department big time.

Have a great 2011 everybody!


Actually, we have visited Vermont a few times.

What used to be our annual ride around Jay Peak (back when we were young).

Frelighsburg QC to Richford and Montgomery VT is a beauty of a ride for all the right reasons.

A big Lake Champlain Islands ride is here.

A little lake champlain island (just one island) ride is here.

Here's some useful information on riding the islands including maps. Did you know that these islands are the closest part of Vermont from Montreal?

A visit to the Shelburne Museum is one of the best things to do in Vermont. And yes, it takes a entire day.


At 1:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I've learned a lot from your blog. I've been doing trips around MTL now for two years. But as I don't have a car I'm looking for new options.

I was wondering if you have any experience, tips or suggestions of taking the bike on train or bus for one day trips (cycling back to MTL). I've seen most bus companies allow bikes as long as you pack them (I'm fine with that)?

Many thanks and I'm looking forward to read about your VT experiences!


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