Today was our longest day, hottest day and best day. 54 miles, 85 degrees and 3100 feet of elevation. We rode the best roads from Bennington, VT to Stockdale MA. Wide shoulders—8 feet most of the way. Big trucks, only a few, were untouchable—or we were fortunately untouchable to them. We went from Vermont to New York to Massachusetts. On our right we had the Adirondacks and on our left we had the Berkshires.
Welcome to Adventure Cycling’s New England Streams and Villages, a 314 mile ramble through rural New England. This is what Adventure Cycling calls an “inn to inn” ride, which is their most luxurious category. Still, we carry all of our own equipment and clothing and there is no sag wagon. The good news is that we stay at inns and enjoy the local cuisine for breakfast and dinner. We have a guide and gps routes.