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Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes: 1995 Trek Mountain Track, 1976 Schwinn Continental
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Route Verte from VT to Montreal
Has anyone ridden the route verte to montreal? In a few days I'm gonna set out to bike/camp my way up there from Burlington VT. I can find a few sites about the route and a few lousy maps but none of them show me (clearly) where I can connect to it once I cross the border. It looks like route 223 connects, but it's kind of hard to tell, I would appreciate it if anyone who's ridden it before can enlighten me. Also, how is the signage along that route? And are there good places to camp along the way?
This saturday I went on a training ride to see how far I could go fully loaded. After a late start at 4 pm, I ALMOST made it across the border- got about 10 miles away from it, but the sun was going down and I needed to find a campsite. Had a beautiful night sleeping under the stars. 55 miles under my belt and I slept great. Sunday morning I woke up to the realization that there were gonna be thundershowers that day, so I got an early start into KILLER winds from the south that reduced my average speed to about 9mph!! After an hour of that, rain came into the picture. So, long story short, the ride up took 3 hours, and the grueling ride back took 5.5 hours but it made me appreciate my comfy couch that much more. I'm looking forward to going the whole distance later this week!