$30 – $225

VERMONT 2020

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3972 Route 100

Lower Granville, VT 05747

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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Do you fantasize about riding your motorcycle on long, smooth ribbons of pavement? Roads with broad sweeping turns in undulating countryside which pass through sleepy towns? Routes that take you from warm sunlight to cool forest shadows? Mountain passes with twists and turns that challenge both you and your machine? Then this week is for you...

The journey begins Tuesday morning as you leave behind everyday pressures and wander towards the New England countryside. Vermont's Green Mountains will crowd the horizon as you travel roads whose characteristics are dictated by the terrain they permit you to visit. Your destination is the Short Hills Ski Club's Lodge nestled in a quiet agricultural valley along Vermont's famous Route 100. (Click here for the Club's website.) There your bike will peacefully tick and cool in the chill of evening shadows as you sit beside a crackling fireplace (yes, it will probably still be that cool at night) making new friends, enjoying a few cold ones, exchanging stories, telling lies, and contemplating the curves ahead.

Can't get away until Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday? No problem... Just rendezvous with us at the Lodge when you can!

Friday evening will feature a home cooked meal prepared at the Lodge. Saturday morning you will awake to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a hearty breakfast. Your days will be tailored to the designs of you and your companions. The region is saturated with roads representing brilliant examples of civil engineering. Any of them will usher you into the glens, forests, and hamlets that exemplify the essence of Vermont and New England. You could make a run for the Canadian border, wander over into the White Mountains of New Hampshire, traverse numerous mountain passes, or chase a friend's taillight on twisting valley roads. You will not be distracted by the thought of stopping for lunch until your bike is well into its second tank of fuel or your bladder commands attention. The only specific items on the agenda are Friday and Saturday evening dinners where we can all share the day's experiences and Saturday and Sunday breakfasts where you can plan for the day ahead.

Arrangements for this tour will be relaxed and informal. Although trip sheets suggesting various local routes will be available, individuals will be responsible for choosing their traveling companions, selecting roads to be traveled, and making weather related decisions. I will be happy to place solo riders in touch with other participants in advance of the weekend. However, it is up to each individual rider to travel at his or her own pace in a safe, responsible manner.

The Ski Club's Lodge is located on an old dairy farm in central Vermont. It sleeps forty-six people in bunk-bed style accommodations primarily in two and four person rooms. SLEEPING QUARTERS ARE SIMPLE AND YOU MUST PACK SOME ESSENTIALS!!! (See "Frequently Asked Questions" below.) There are four generously sized bathrooms with an abundance of hot water, and a large living room with the requisite fireplace. As a member of the Club, I have reserved the Lodge for the weekend and will be your host. The Lodge has rustic charm and there is always a tremendous supply of firewood.

The cost of this escape is $225 per person (plus a $25 late fee after May 15th), which includes Friday dinner, Friday night lodging, Saturday breakfast, Saturday dinner, Saturday evening door prizes, Saturday night lodging, and Sunday breakfast. (A bargain!) Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night lodging (without food) is $30 per person, per night.

Additional information can be found in the FAQ section below. Contact me at frederick@larcombe.us with any questions.

See you in Vermont!

Fred Larcombe

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT SHOULD I PACK? Bring along two sheets or a sleeping bag, a pillowcase, a washcloth, a towel, and personal toiletries. The Lodge is adequately supplied with old blankets and smelly pillows. Be sure to pack your iPod or favorite CDs. The Lodge has a big fireplace, a sound system,wi-fi, and, decidedly, no television.

HOW WILL ROOMS BE ASSIGNED? Couples will be given preference for the two person rooms on a “first-paid" basis. The remainder of the rooms will be assigned based upon the information provided when you register, how much you admit that you snore, or rumors regarding how much noise you and your significant other make together at night.

IF THE LODGE IS FULL CAN I STAY AT A LOCAL INN AND STILL PARTICIPATE IN THE MEALS AT THE LODGE? Sorry, our cook will only prepare meals for the capacity of the Lodge. However, that does not preclude you from staying at a nearby hostelry and enjoying the "surf and turf" (a Filet-O-Fish and a Big Mac) at the nearest McDonald's some fifty miles away. So register early.

IS THERE A RAINDATE? Fuggedaboutit.

WHAT TIME CAN I ARRIVE THE LODGE ON TUESDAY? You can arrive anytime beginning Tuesday around noon. The Lodge will remain unlocked thereafter and the Granville Moose will be standing guard throughout the balance of the week.

ARE THERE RESTAURANTS NEARBY? Yes, many! Such information will be available at the Lodge.

HOW ABOUT REFUNDS IF I CANNOT MAKE IT? Sorry, no refunds for the base package after May 1st. Please understand that this event requires substantial advance planning, commitments with the cook, the purchase of food and door prizes, and other cash disbursements in advance of the event to ensure your pleasure. However, you are not entirely out of luck if circumstances prevent you from attending at the last minute. You may send friends in your stead provided they tell better jokes or smell less than you.

WHAT DO THE MEALS AT THE LODGE CONSIST OF? Breakfast typically includes scrambled eggs, bacon sausage, home fries, freshly baked muffins, juice, coffee, tea, and an array of fresh fruit. French toast, pancakes, a cheese strata, or some other surprise may be included depending upon our cook's whims. Dinner always includes a fresh garden salad, a main course accompanied by potatoes and vegetables, and a homemade dessert. The main course could be something such as roast turkey with all the trimmings, roast beef, stuffed pork roast, or anything else that fits into the ovens. The Granville Moose will act as a sommelier for the evening and be available to help with your selection of the appropriate vintage.

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3972 Route 100

Lower Granville, VT 05747

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