I drove up to Norbrook Farm on September 27th, 2020, when the brewery was having an Oktoberfest Celebration and headed out on my bike to explore the dirt roads between Colebrook River Road and Colebrook Road.
First Dirt was on Pisgah Mountain Road in Colebrook and it was a wonderful descent only then to start climbing again
There was this eerie house at the start of the climb on Simons Pond after Cob City Rd
The steepest part of the climb was a killer 16% just past the pond
and a Napoleon's Death March ensued
After crossing into Massachusetts and coming to a small intersection the the road was rideable
there were some storm damage from the last storm
as well as some wet sections
and not rideable at all.
At the top of Beech Hill Road there was a little break in the trees and you could see Mt Everett off in the distance
After two miles of pavement on Rt 23 I turned into Otis State Forest
Passing the lake on Hammertown Road you start climbing again on an average 5.3% ascent with a max grade of 14.5%
I followed Sullivan Road till it dead ended and found the continuation to be another death march so I decided to ride around it.
I was on Dodd Road for a bit which is a nice dirt road but then I my route had me turning onto Sage Road but it was more like a 4x4 road, but it was still rideable.
That includes this rough climb that I had to walk sections of it due to no traction because it was so dry
I got to the state line and it was time for a little break
The road became easier to ride once back in Connecticut
I poached a private road near Doolittle Lake