Green Mountain Bikes - Heading South For a Promise of A Warmer Winter - CycleBlaze

June 17, 2019

Green Mountain Bikes

Sharon to Hancock

Ken built this whole place in his twenties! Beautiful place.
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Back down we go to the main road.
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We followed the White River today
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As we were riding into Rochester, Vermont!
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We stopped in Rochester to pick up new batteries for the bikes and have Doon work on them. We headed for the bakery once we dropped off the bikes.
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Cool Gallery next to the bike shop
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Doon's bike shop. He was wonderful. The bikes needed new brake pads. Stephen's back hub needed new bearings. He put in new gear cables. Checked everything over and the bikes are like new again.
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The back of the gallery
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Very friendly kitty.
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We took all our bags off the bikes so Doon could work on them.
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Doon, Bud and I can't remember his name but these fellows were just wonderful to work with at Green Mountain Bikes in Rochester, Vermont
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There was a nice area in the back to sit and relax while we waited for them. We got there around 11:15 and left around 5:30pm!
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Kathleen runs the boarding house we staying in tonight in Hancock.
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She took us for a short tour to see the chickens and ducks in the back yard.
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The view from the back yard.
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There are eight people living at the boarding house. Here's Allison making lemon bars. She works construction in the summer and majors in Social Work at college in California in the winter!
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Today's ride: 35 miles (56 km)
Total: 8,627 miles (13,884 km)

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Mike AylingCurious about your battery life. You have done 8,627 miles this trip.
Were the batteries new at the start of your trip or have they lasted a lot longer thaan that?

Mike
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Janet Anspach-RickeyTo Mike AylingHi Mike. The batteries have over 13,000 miles on them. We picked up a second battery yesterday so we have some more flexibility to climb more and ride longer in tour to get back to Washington before snow in the mountains. The plan is to use both batteries in the 20-80% range. Stephen says our used batteries have degraded maybe 10%.
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Mike AylingTo Janet Anspach-RickeyThanks Janet

Mike
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