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2016 Sprint S 150 (his), 2016 Sprint 150 Blu Gaiola (hers), 2006 GTS 250 Excalibur Gray (hers), 2006 GTS 250 Black (his), 2012 Kymco Downtown 200
Joined: 21 Oct 2016
Posts: 859
Location: Vermont
Mon May 04, 2020 1:31 pm quote
Since it appears that most of the time this summer will be spent close to home due to Covid-19, my wife and I joined The 251 Club of Vermont or just VT251. This is a club/org where you visit each of the 251 towns/cities in VT. Our goal is to eventually do all of them with 2 caveats. One is it has to be both of us and we have to be on scooters.

So, Sunday we embarked on the first quest. We decided to head to the Scott Covered Bridge which is the Longest Wooden Span in VT. I made a quick gpx file using BaseCamp (practicing that skill learned over the winter) and we packed a lunch, and off we went. She was on my GTS250 as her's is awaiting a new rear tire and I was on the Downtown 200.

It was a gorgeous sunny, warm (into the 70's) day. We left Rutland around 11:15 am and headed towards Weston via some backroads and then onto RT155. Stopped in Weston for pics in front of the Weston Playhouse. They do fantastic summer stock here with notable actors. We saw one play with Christopher Lloyd in it. From there we continued south through Londonderry, Townshend and stopped in Newfane. We had lunch on some picnic tables and our scooters attracted attention from a bicyclist, who stopped to chat. Continued to Brattleboro with stops at covered bridges. We left Brattleboro heading west on RT 9 which takes one over Hogback Mtn with a nice scenic stop. There is Beer Naked brewery there so I bought a crowler to take home. In Wilmington we turned north on RT 100 to make our way home.

We saw lots of motorcycles, no scooters (but they are rare in VT) and got waves from just about every motorcyclist. We ended doing ~160 miles in ~5.5 hrs. Got home, had the beer I bought, started the Green Egg and had some nice lamb chops for dinner.

Overall a superb day and I hopeful it is a harbinger of more days like it this summer. I do have to get better at picture taking though and sometimes it is hard to stop as I am enjoying riding so much!

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Margot at Weston Playhouse

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Scott Bridge Sign

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Scott Bridge

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County Courthouse in Newfane

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Townshend town gazebo which was in Chevy Chase's film Funny Farm

Molto Verboso
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 1762
Location: Minneapolis USA
Sat May 09, 2020 8:06 am quote
On the Road in Vermont
Thanks for the photos. Keep the future ride adventures coming.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota
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Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Mon May 11, 2020 2:30 am quote
That looks like my kind of ride.

I must find a way to join you two on one this summer.

Bill
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2016 Sprint S 150 (his), 2016 Sprint 150 Blu Gaiola (hers), 2006 GTS 250 Excalibur Gray (hers), 2006 GTS 250 Black (his), 2012 Kymco Downtown 200
Joined: 21 Oct 2016
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Location: Vermont
Mon May 11, 2020 3:41 am quote
Planning more rides and welcome anyone to join us. Pack a lunch!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sun May 17, 2020 4:35 pm quote
Nice club concept. Good excuse to get out and explore. You're gonna have to find some courthouses if Bill comes though.

Vermont has great scenery....and I'm guessing riding to match. Some day....
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