Every once in a while it’s really good to blow off ytour responsibilities and go do something nice for yourself. Like today, when I should have been in the store slaving away and building the things that should have been built by now, I decided to go for a ride. Once again, we are having ridiculous weather here in VT. 50 degrees and sunny.
So I threw a leg over Jaques (The Monkey),and decided to hurt myself with Loomis Hill, as I only had time for a short ride.
It was painful, but I only stopped once at the intersection of Valley View Rd (right before it gets steep). The highlight of my ride though, was that my iPod was playing some awesome music. Everything seemed to sync up. Here is the playlist from getting on and then off they bike, and a few pictures of the scenery I had to look at while I was riding.
Metallica “Trapped Under Ice”, The Pixies “Tame”, Bill Evans Trio ’65 “Israel”, Deadbolt “Lone Highway”, Radiohead “Kid A”, DJ Cam “Soulshine”, The Pietasters “Fat Sack”, At The Drive In “Hourglass”, Fugazi “By You”
As I said, it was a short ride, but it was all I had time for.
Here’s where I turned around (at the top!) Sweet Rd was like riding in peanut butter, so I decided I would spare myself the hassle of having to clean salty mud off my bike. It’s about a mile to the Mt.Hunger trailhead, which is a classic VT hike, and the Waterworks Trail network that is currently under construction.
A very hazy Camel’s Hump