Trees. They grow 'em tall in New Hampshire
Taking custody of the '62 Shasta.
East Burke Sports is one of the coolest bike shops in the country. Having 100 miles of trail out the back door sure doesn't hurt, either.
East Burke Sports' employees missed the memo.
Spied through the shop window: A coin-operated bike wash. Why don't more bike shops have these?
Until the chairlifts start running for the summer season, a dump truck stands in. Welcome to Vermont.
Shuttles only take a few minutes, and you don't need proper eye protection as long as you have a cool mohawk.
Just a short section of Jester, Burke Mountain's premier downhill trail, built with love, creativity and an industrial excavator.
A little ripper proving that you don't need to be any particular height to enjoy this carnival ride.
The sun sets on Day One over Burke Mountain's dormant chairlift.
On the morning of Day Two, I installed the RockShox fork and finally finished the bike build, just in time for a ride at the Kingdom Trails.
A rare chance to catch my breath, and a photo, when our group stopped to check a Kingdom Trails map. With more than 100 miles of singletrack, it's not hard to get lost.
Welcome to Burlington, VT, where a typical stand at the weekend farmers market has been constructed from 16 recycled bike frames and uses solar power to run its juicer. Organic, of course, and just $4 for a carrot-apple-ginger.
Church Street in Burlington is full of them.
Darling Hill Road in East Burke, Vermont.
For the weekend, anyway, this was home. It looks small, but it has a bathroom, full kitchen with three-burner gas range and oven, and a queen-sized bed when the two couches and coffee table aren't in use.
Some folks take this trailer park thing more seriously than othersto the point of keeping the lawn mowed and putting in a permanent garden. With a lakefront view, it's hard to argue against setting up shop for the summer.
Nothing like having the lake to yourself for a mid-morning paddle.
Never too early for a Long Trail Ale.
This great little hike affords views of Crystal Lake and Lake Willoughby. Or, it would have if it wasn't closed due to Peregrine falcon nesting.
The beauty of stand-up paddleboarding is that you can do it anywhere. And the beauty of SUP'ing in Lake Willoughby is that the water's only knee-deep for 50 yards, making it a great place to practice. Just don't expect to hit the bottom past the beachthe lake's 300 feet deep at its center.
Engine light, check. Overheating motor, check. Not even making the speed limit because I'm dragging an aerodynamics-defying 1,000-pound camper, check.