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Old 04-12-20, 05:56 PM
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Town roads in Vermont actually did not have official names until the state adopted an emergency 911 system in the early 1990s, came up with names, and put up signs. Up until then, road names were purely discretionary, and to some degree depended on which way you were going. For example, the road down the hill from me--now designated Route 215 because it connects Routes 2 and 15--used to be called the Marshfield Road by people in Cabot. People in Marshfield called it the Cabot Road. Part of the confusion for non-locals, even now, is that a lot or locals have never really taken to the new official names, and in a lot of cases don't even seem to know what they are.

There's the story about the visitor who gets hopeless and contradictory directions from a local, and finally says, in exasperation, "Say, you're not very bright, are you?" The local answers (you already know this; the joke is an old chestnut), "Nope--but I ain't lost."
Makes perfect sense, why should they change? The old names worked perfectly fine for a couple of centuries. Most New Yorkers call Avenue of the Americas 6th Avenue, and LaGuardia renamed it back in '45! I have a good friend down in Landgrove where there are two Cody Roads, depending on how you look at it. They kind of overlap for a while on Old County Road, if you know what I mean. You'll get there eventually.
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Originally Posted by ascherer View Post
Makes perfect sense, why should they change? The old names worked perfectly fine for a couple of centuries. Most New Yorkers call Avenue of the Americas 6th Avenue, and LaGuardia renamed it back in '45! I have a good friend down in Landgrove where there are two Cody Roads, depending on how you look at it. They kind of overlap for a while on Old County Road, if you know what I mean. You'll get there eventually.
I used to lead bike tours for a company then called Bike Vermont, and we used to ride through Landgrove quite often. I forget its name (proving our point, I guess), but there was a back dirt road from the Landgrove Inn over toward Weston where most of the guests would get off and walk. I had super-low gearing--and still do--so I could always claw my way to the top, albeit at little more than walking speed.

All I know about Avenue of the Americas is that early in my freelance writing career I used to get a lot of rejection letters from publishers there. Lo these many years!
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Originally Posted by jonwvara View Post
I used to lead bike tours for a company then called Bike Vermont, and we used to ride through Landgrove quite often. I forget its name (proving our point, I guess), but there was a back dirt road from the Landgrove Inn over toward Weston where most of the guests would get off and walk. I had super-low gearing--and still do--so I could always claw my way to the top, albeit at little more than walking speed.

All I know about Avenue of the Americas is that early in my freelance writing career I used to get a lot of rejection letters from publishers there. Lo these many years!
Most likely Landgrove Road, all of Landgrove remains unpaved. After many years as a client through the 80s I was invited to become a "guest leader" for VBT so they could have extra hands to cover the leaf-peeper rush in September. I used tolride a hardtail mountain bike to manage all the gear and tools, and that low was a blessing. As a client I rode light. In the way back days I used a racing bike and tubulars. I have an indelible memory of sitting up into the wee small hours at some ski lodge in the Northeast Kingdom stitching up my day's repairs. Don't suppose you know Bruz Brown from back then? We became friends and he's the one that recruited me. We're still in touch.
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There are some interesting old rail lines in New England. Periodically someone wants to start one up.

There were plans to connect the Kankamagus Highway to Lake Champlain. They were going to call it Kankamplain, just in case anyone questioned them staying on schedule.


Did you want to hear what they'll be calling the merger between El Al and Alitalia airlines?
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Did you want to hear what they'll be calling the merger between El Al and Alitalia airlines?
On Wall Street in the early 90's there was talk of a merger between Drexel Burnham and Merrill Lynch. The new venture was to be named Lynch & Burnham...
Meanwhile, from the desk of Dewey, Cheetham and Howe...
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Did you want to hear what they'll be calling the merger between El Al and Alitalia airlines?
Only if it won't get us kicked off BF.

In other business news, the local supermarket chain Stop & Shop was supposed to merge with A & P, the new chain to be called Stop & P.

And of course there is always Fedex and UPS merging to form Fed-UPS.
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In other business news, the local supermarket chain Stop & Shop was supposed to merge with A & P, the new chain to be called Stop & P.
GREAT! Since all the men's rooms and portajohns are locked up along our trails, I'm gonna shop at those places. What relief.
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Just a note. The Rail Trail is undergoing repair. As of today from the 0.8 mile marker in Dennis past the roundabout to the 5 mile marker (Rt 124, Pleasant Lake General Store) is going to be de-bumped and closed until 5/13.
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Just a note. The Rail Trail is undergoing repair. As of today from the 0.8 mile marker in Dennis past the roundabout to the 5 mile marker (Rt 124, Pleasant Lake General Store) is going to be de-bumped and closed until 5/13.
wow! impressive!
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