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    Waterbury, VT Area

    Hi,

    I'll be staying at a B & B here next month. I'm trying to plan out some routes and while the side roads look good, they also look like a maze to me. I don't use a GPS and rely on just printed maps still. (I know I'm a dinosaur).

    The place is very near route 100. I tried to get a look at it from satellite view but it's hard to tell how good the shoulder is. Does anyone have experience with riding on it?

    I still may attempt to plan a side road route. I'll be staying on Guptil Road and was trying to map a route over to Barnes Hill Road. It just looks very confusing for someone who have never been there.

    Any tips? Thanks.
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    There can be lots of cars but generally 100 is very good.
    Use street view, not satellite view.

    For example just North of Waterbury on the say to Stowe: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.4021...7i13312!8i6656

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    There can be lots of cars but generally 100 is very good.
    Use street view, not satellite view.

    For example just North of Waterbury on the say to Stowe: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.4021...7i13312!8i6656
    Thanks. At least Iíll know route 100 is an option if I canít do the side roads. Hopefully, route 100 doesnít miss most of the good hills!
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    Looking at the map 100 seems to follow the valley between the two mountain ranges. You would likely have to get off it for hills. I guess it also depends on how far you are planning on going and if have a loop planned or out and back or if you had specific gaps planned.

    Heading south you could do lincoln and app gap in under 60 miles with near 6k ft.

    Hmm... quality on images seems to be getting reduced, not sure how useful the following will be.


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    May be worth checking out the old Stowe Road Race loop. Makes me think of those once dominant Stowe-Shimano teams of long ago.

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