Pedal and Pedal your way through the most beautiful parts of Vermont.
I am lucky to live in the middle of some of the most pristine mountains, rivers and lakes. Dirt roads are my paths to connect me to these untouched places were it’s greener and more alive with the sounds of nature. I want to use this blog to share my exploration of these beautiful places with others. Vermont has so much to offer in the way of pedaling and paddling.
So lets begin our back road tour…………
I think I will start with the pedaling part. I started to bike as an adult about 11years ago. Moving up from my days of banana seats and tricycles on to a Cyclo Cross bike.
If you don’t have any idea what a Cyclo Cross bike is you are not alone. If you want the short answer it is really just a basic road bike frame built up to have more clearance and accommodate a larger and tougher tire which is then able to handle the rigors of dirt road riding. For those of you who need a visual this is the bike I ride. Here is the Flicker museum of these bikes.
It is a Chris Chance “criss cross.” For sometime these bikes were made right here in my hometown of Stowe. The company was called Fat City Cycles. They made one of the first mountain bikes called the “Fat Chance.” They are no longer in business but have a cult following. I have to say it is an amazing bike that gets me everywhere in rugged style.