GrassMoots racer George Lapierre closes the book on another season in Willistion, Vermont. From the sounds of it he had a good season and is looking forward to the “other” seasons headed his way. He writes….
Here in Vermont the days are getting shorter and the sun is setting on another riding season. In the Northeast we get to experience the whole spectrum of seasons. Spring (we call it mud season) Summer (tourist season) Fall (more tourist season) and Winter (skiing tourist season.) We even have a season between Fall and Winter, when the trails are covered with leaves that used to be on the trees, called Stick season.
This biking season flew by. Spring road miles gave way to bare trails, races were raced, some podiums were climbed and some outright failures were had. I got to travel to bike, bike to travel and explore new local trails. Old friends were visited, new friends were made, and I continued to be amazed at where my bike could take me. As the season progressed, I even got a little tired of biking. Eventually, between adding on to the house and starting school again, I had to relegate my riding to commuting, and run for exercise (not as much fun…..any sport that you can’t coast downhill isn’t maximizing the fun factor) But, as seasons change, along with our time constraints, there are some friends that are always ready for adventure. I know my bike, whether ‘cross, commuter or single speed, always able to take me to new places, old places, and everywhere in between.