I’m in Vermont Jul 24, 2013

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My childhood winters and summers were spent on the Canadian border in Vermont. To this day, a majority of my dad’s side of the family lives in the Green Mountains and their foothills (Vermont actually translates to green mountain in French).

After a 17 hour drive yesterday, my mom, Lauren and I arrived at my aunt’s house. She lives on the top a hill that as we were driving up it last night, all I could think about was bombing down it and consequently riding back up on my Geekhouse Mudville.

This morning, like an excited kid on Christmas, I kitted up and headed down to the main road before turning around and climbing back up. My plan was to do it four times, but neighboring hunting dogs kept me from more than two intervals.

These country roads are amazing. Most of which are closed during the winter months and are straight out of an “epic” ride video. Even though I’ve only got two days up here in the mountains, I’m planning on sneaking a ride in tomorrow morning before heading to Burlington on Friday for the JDRF ride with my mom and brother.

Remarkably, I’ve got wifi in the middle of nowhere, so I’ll do my best to update the site as events warrant.

As a side-note: I’m really digging the RX100!

  • Ian Stone

    Tell us more about the RX100! Also, did you get the 1st or 2nd generation?

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      No idea, I bought it two weeks ago.

      • Ian Stone

        Does the LCD display tilt? If so, it’s a 2nd generation.

  • Tyler Shannon

    There is something about a black and white photo of a gravel road that is beautiful

  • AB

    Ahhh man, I miss riding Vermont. I used to ride a lot around Manchester, Rutland, and Waitsfield. You can definitely get into some east bumble areas though. We have a family friend who runs a 24/7 ER center in the hills… some very interesting tales for sure.

    Can’t wait to go back during the fall. Apple Cider donuts, hot cider, maple syrup, crisp air…

  • The_Palooch

    This is already looking good. Digging the woods!

  • D.J. Bolles

    Great shots. Totally jealous of your Geekhouse bikes. So nice.

  • robertswinburne

    Welcome to Vermont

  • thebigkick

    Curious what the drop bars are on the Geekhouse.

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      ENVE compact