The weather on Sunday May 25th was beautiful. I planned to work on my perennial gardens all weekend but on Sunday the road beckoned. I had a plan to ride out by the Ferrisburgh town beach but when I realized I was probably going to need to fuel up I decided to change plans. I rode to New Haven on back roads and then down into New Haven Junction to fuel. I like New Haven Junction because it seems to be the cross roads for bikers heading down route 7 or heading toward the App Gap. Sunday did not disappoint as there were a number of biking groups that passed me while I was pumping gas. At the next pump was a 30ish guy with a dagger tatto fueling a Chevy Silverado. He peered around the pump and asked how many miles per gallon my bike got. “About 45 MPG” was my reply. “Better than my truck,” he said. Next thing I know he is on my side of the pump asking me about my bike and lamenting the Honda he sold a few years ago for $500. I did not want to tell him that my daily drive is a Honda Insight four wheel vehicle that gets 47.5 MPG which is better than my two wheeled Honda Shadow. To make him feel better I told him I have a Silverado too (we do it’s our farm truck used to haul the horses and get hay).
I left New Haven Junction heading west figuring I would turn on Green Street and head back to Vergennes but the weather was nice and the traffic was light so I ended up heading to Wags Store in Addison and turning right following the lake back to Basin Harbor and the river to Vergennes.