|Climbing Blakeslee Road|
Last fall, Mike and I rode what I called the Litchfield Hills Roubaix in which we rode from Roxbury to Thomaston and then back through Litchfield and we just scratched surface of all the dirt roads between Roxbury and Route 8. I decided to come back and try a few more.
Starting from White Memorial I rode out the trails out to Whites Wood Road. Technically, First Dirt, occured in the parking lot and the ride down to the bridge over the Bantam River.
Last year we avoided coming up Pitch Road from the other direction. From this approach it's really steep and the gravel is really rough.
Popping out onto Rt 109 I descended down to Moosehorn Road and started climbing again. My route had me continuing right at this intersection on Moosehorn but seeing this nice gravel right here was too much to turn down so I went off script on Wigwam Road.
The gravel ends when you leave the water company property and then a mile further I turned right onto Whiskers Lane and picked up my route only going the opposite direction.
While descending the dirt road to Rt 118 there was a well defined track with a lot more hoof prints.
I found this by looking at the White Memorial Map and noticing this old road connected Chestnut Hill to South Street
I brought the fender thinking if I didn't bring it I would need it and if I brought it I wouldn't need it. It was way to too dry out and was totally unecessary
I saw signs for a new rail trail on the old Shepaug Railroad and I was getting a little burnt out after yesterday's ride so I found the trail