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Day 1778, Ansonia – Vernon: Entering New England

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Oct - 15 - 2015

Distance: 98.5 km
Ride time: 5:08:18
Average: 19.2 km/h
Max speed: 51.1 km/h
Total: 40900 km

A big thank you to the wonderful couple Dave and Nancy for such a nice (but too short) stay at Radio Ansonia. I hope to be back soon.

I find it very fascinating to be in New England, and I almost can’t believe I’m here already. It feels like I left the South yesterday.

In New Haven I was passing the Yale University on my little Ivy Leage tour of famous universities on the US East Coast. There is still MIT up in Boston that I will be passing by as well. The students at Yale were coming back after the summer break, and I remembered my own years as a student back in Copenhagen. I liked being a student, but I also very much like life on the bike. After more than 4 years I guess I have my PHD in Life On The Road by now 🙂

Ever since I entered Washington D.C. and rode through Philadelphia and up to New York the traffic has been crazy. The cities are very fascinating, but I was happy enough to leave the traffic part behind as I was once again cycling on small Connecticut country roads today.

I was aiming for Vernon where I was going to visit Dan K1TO. This is the third time I will be seeing Dan on my ride through the States! We met in Florida where we celebrated his birthday back in July. Then we said a quick hello in North Carolina, and now I was going to be staying with Dan for a couple of days while exploring a bit of the New England surroundings and Ham Radio community.

Finding Dan’s place proved to be a bit of a challenge. I was following the East Coast Greenway – the bike route that started all the way down in Key West. Close to Dan’s house the Greeway was following an old railway track. A beautiful ride – the only problem was that there was no easy way to get off the track. I ended up having to cross a part of a forest off road, following the GPS on my phone. Oh well, a bit of adventure doesn’t hurt!

I was very happy to meet Dan for the 3rd time. There were many stories to be exchanged, and an interesting program for the next days was taking shape as well.

Greetings from New England!

Categories: USA
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One Response so far.

  1. A number of old railway lines have been turned into bicycle tracks. On one hand, it’s a shame to see the railway abandoned, but at least it’s been re-purposed for something useful and good!

    Wonderful pictures of Vernon!