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Old 05-07-13, 07:07 PM
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What to see/do?

A bud and I will be pedaling W>E, starting next week. What are some of the 'must see/do' along it that might not be obvious?

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I don't know the area well enough to have suggestions, but just wanted to say "Have a great trip".
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Thanks Pete.

Must not be many BF members along that route.
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We're not sure where it is. Why not tell us some of the main centres you'll be passing through?
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Click on the link Machka. Palmyra, NY to Portsmouth, NH.
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I live south of your route in Mass. and am not too familiar with all the areas you're going through, but if you drink beer, McNeil's in Brattleboro is not to be missed. There's also a nice food coop there in downtown if you need to restock on food. Enjoy the tour!
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You really want to be posting the names and phone numbers of the people you plan to stay with in a public link?
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Swap you route very slightly through downtown Peterborough. I have to admit I haven't ridden your route through town but I know from having ridden it enough times in the past year or so that downtown(Grove St to Main St) has a nice view to it. Granted it does seem like it is better headed the opposite direction(Main turning onto Grove) . I love the look of the buildings. It almost gives the feeling of a movie setting. The downtown seems to have a different character to it. Peterborough isn't, at least I've never heard of it being, a tourist/shops(LL Bean, etc) style town but it gives an upscale appearance for a town that isn't really all that upscale...compared to something like Hanover(Dartmouth College), NH. For little change of scenery riding the Route 9A loop along the south shore of Spofford Lake is nice as well. Route 9 itself between Brattleboro and Keene can have plenty of traffic but 9A removes the traffic and breaks up the green trees with something different. Not sure the reasoning for the loop extra a bit closer to Keene. I would do 9A first. You will definitely be riding VT Route 9 to Route 5 back to Route 9, not I-91. If your a history buff, war history, Monument Square in Bennington has a 350 foot tall monument that you can see for miles around.
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Bikenh, I'll tweak the routing per your suggestions. In spite of the map, we had no intention of any interstate riding. We are considering a day off in Saratoga. Very historical place re the Revolutionary War, best I can gather.

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Originally Posted by Cyclebum
Click on the link Machka. Palmyra, NY to Portsmouth, NH.
It doesn't help me much ... my little computer is very, very slow and it takes incredibly long to load.
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Anyway ... it's a pretty part of the world. I've cycled between Newton (near Boston) and Brattleboro. Bring your climbing legs!
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Originally Posted by Machka
Bring your climbing legs!
We'll be on lwb bents. An advantage being they restart real easy on steep hills. No rush.
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What's you approx. date for being around Peterborough? Just curious. I might have to try to drop down that way and see if I can bump into you. Heck, I'll be out in your neck of the woods hopefully in early August, actually the Big Spring/Midland area. Still not sure what I will use for the route to get out that way but I'm thinking of trying to stick to going through the state capitals so it would stay up into the northern part of the panhandle vs Texarkana area. Now that you make me think about I have always heard Saratoga being mentions for its war history. I should have thought about that. Haven't been in Saratoga yet, hence why it didn't come to mind.
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I just cycled through Palmyra last summer from the west along the Canal, but turned north there to see Lake Ontario. Palmyra is the birthplace of the LDS church, and there's an old stone farmhouse at the north end of town which Joseph Smith mortgaged to publish the first Book of Mormon. The place is interestingly undeveloped and unsigned. I just sort of stumbled upon it, looking for a place to take a break.
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Too bad you are going so early. In July the Mormons put on a spectacle of a show in on outdoor theater on a hill in Palmyra. People come from all over to see it. This year it's July 12-13 and 16-20.
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Originally Posted by Cyclebum
Must not be many BF members along that route.
I have a small suggestion for any future threads of this kind. I didn't bother clicking on this thread until now, and I see it's about 3 days old. If the region or country is in the title of the thread and it's an area I'm familiar with, I will usually click on the link to read the thread. Plus, even in the initial post in this thread, it still wasn't mentioned where the tour will be. Readers were forced to click twice before they even could find out what area was being asked about. I suspect there would be more responses if the thread title mentioned the location information.
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The Finger Lakes area where you begin is full of waterfalls and wineries. If you could make detours, do visit Letchworth State Park, Watkins Glen and other waterfalls.
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I will ad from what I have heard others say...Letchworth is worth it Cyclebum. The hot air ballon pilots I know call it the Grand Canyon of the east.
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