Day 48: Brattleboro, VT to Burlington, MA

90 miles, 5341 feet climbed

After yesterday’s chilly weather, today was more moderate. There was a patch near Burlington where rain preceded us, leaving wet pavement in the shaded areas but that was all. The elevation gains came from many small climbs, spread throughout the day. I was hurrying to make sure I had time to pick up my rental car before the Avis office closed at 5. I made it to the hotel by 3 pm, showered and made it with plenty of time to spare.

We had a reception at 5 and our banquet at 6. Various awards were given and staff. Unlike past tours I’ve taken, the riders were not invited to make comments, not a complaint from me, just an observation.

I didn’t notice the state line sign as we left Vermont for New Hampshire. It may have been missing. This one is from the Massachusetts border later along the route.
An estate on the approach to Burlington