Headed out today for a slightly longer ride and with snow in the offing I decided to forgo trying to hit all the dirt roads in Newtown and Trumbull and head north into Litchfield County.
|Shepaug River, Roxbury, CT|
After crossing Lake Lillilonah I climbed up Hut Hill and descended down into Roxbury and noticed that it wasn't getting any warmer, in fact, the temperature was dropping. Everything was OK but I could have used a balaclava, wool socks, and instead of a t-shirt, I should have had a long sleeve wicking shirt on. I just suffered through it. In fact, once I hit Roxbury Market, the only thing chilled was my toes. They never warmed up the whole time.
I never climbed the entire length of Good Hill before but today I did and it was fun, but slow. At the top is an old airport that I think is still used. There seemed to be one working plane in a hangar and a few in disrepair, too.
|Old planes at Roxbury Airport|
I don't think the plane with the old Army Air Corp markings is an actual war plane. My guess is it's just an old crop duster. Still, that would be a fun plane to fly around here.
|Top of Good Hill, Roxbury, CT|
What goes up must come down. From Good Hill and down into Southbury its a fast descent. Having never ridden this part before I figured that this must be the road that Transylvania Rd ends on so I figured I wouldn't have to ride through Southbury to get home.
90 minutes into the ride it was time for breakfast, consisting of a Cliff Bar. It tasted really good! From here, it took me another hour to ride home. The temperature warmed up a degree or two but it really wasn't noticeable. Probably be on the trainer for Wednesday because of the snow and rain in the forecast for Wednesday.