GW: I took a peek at the loops you posted using Google maps and the first and second rides seem doable for me. I’ll have to check the route out by car next time I’m driving around in that area. The ‘painful’ loop ….. well…..uhhh….I’m putting that one on the backburner for a bit :D Now that Vernon to Vernon ride sounds interesting. I’ll have to keep that in mind for next year.
Steve: Thanks. I know those roads well. When I first moved up to CT from NY I lived off Kennedy road in Windsor. Much of that area from RT 75 to I91 used to be tobacco fields. A section of my usual loop takes me on Route 187 and Barry Street as well.
This thread makes me want another round of warm weather again, as I, too, dread the trainer. I have a love/hate thing going on with it.