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5 states, 2 T-dubs, one day?

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OK. Granted its New England.

Mrs. Trip and I rode out to western Connecticut on the 5th, and camped at American Legion State Forest

Friday, after a late start, we rode from Winstead, Ct north following the Trans Mass Trail. a mostly dirt road route up to Greenfield, Mass.

Got an earlier start on Saturday, and rode the beginning of the Puppy Dog Route, a similar ride that runs the length of Vermont.

We only made it as far as Brattleboro, VT when we started to run short of time. There are only a few places to cross the Connecticut river, so we crossed there into New Hampshire, headed southeast back into Massachusetts, across the center of the state, into northeastern Connecticut before returning to Rhode Island. We covered 184 miles that day and hit 5 of the 6 New England states!
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Your bikes look to be loaded up nicely. Seems like a two person adventure allows for everything to be taken, but neither bike ends up grossly overloaded. It is hard to understand how a solo bicyclist can take an extended trip with a full compliment of gear and still be able to pedal. Here we are with a huge stack of gear making motorbike handling look awkward. It has been a VERY long time since I have done an overnite motorbike adventure. Why is it that 'our' loads are piled so high? This is not to suggest TW folks don't know how to camp. Or that bicyclists are will to spend more money on gear (not sure that is necessary).

Are most of 'us' now a little out of the 'sleep on the trail' mainstream as to suggest our sleeping bags are 4 pound fiberfill instead of 2 pound goose down. Is it that we need a 6" thick sleeping pad to be comfortable over the 3/4" pad we used 35 years ago. Yes, some of this is -tongue n cheek- but what gives, I am really kind of curious.

Rhode-trip, looks like you and the Misses had a very nice time together. Your surroundings looked so greeeen. As I spent my first few years in Saugus, and heard my Dad tell stories about being huddled around a burn barrel in Winter, I know there are pluses and minuses to anywhere we hang our hat....... I will say however, I too would really like you folks to take a trip in the fall and share the pictures with us as well. I would be willing to send some 'gas money' to get the two of you out on the road............. Thanks for the neat post. Gerry
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