|Burlington's central and South End portion. The North End is on the map's flip side.|
The challenge has begun! Again, my mission is to ride every public road within Burlington's city limits in 2015. But first I had to define Burlington's border with South Burlington, a line that's always been fuzzy in my mind. I researched then marked my map in yellow border lines. To document the rides I've colored completed streets in red. After 3 rides, I've finished riding 20 streets.
- List street names after riding entire length
- It's okay to ride the sidewalk when a vehicle or construction blocks a road
- Pay attention to trees, houses, signs, pets, people, etc. so a theme emerges, propelling me to snap photos
- I have the authority to make up rules as I go, the idea being that it should remain a fun challenge
|Spring decorations on Harrison Ave.|
|A lovely tree on Harrison Ave.|
|At Burton Snowboards, I'd forgotten there was a ski lift traversing over the parking lot. The skate park behind the building was in use, if the noise was any indication! I love the birch trees.|
|One lane bridge in the South End, full of asphalt patches—a bumpy ride.|
At first I didn't carry my map along with me. Unfortunately I made several diversions, unknowingly perusing some South Burlington neighborhoods, but as this is a voyage of discovery, it wasn't without it merits. I found the sweetest neighborhood along Lake Champlain - a microcosm all on it's own. There was a tiny communal park and each home had a garden, lakeside gazebo or overlook, many with chairs facing the lake—all pretty places for a cocktail at sunset.
As I headed home on a bike path—again in South Burlington—I decided to turn off onto a dirt path that I'd been curious about. Oh, the pleasures of exploration!
See what a little wayward ramble gets you? Pretty cool huh?
- School Street
- Cedar Street
- Intervale Road
- Ward Street
- Kilarney Drive
- Mansfield Avenue
- Archibald Street
- Washington Street
- Lakeview Terrace
- Depot Street
- Poirier Place
- East Avenue
- Lakeside Avenue
- Conger Avenue
- Central Avenue
- Proctor Avenue
- Harrison Avenue
- Industrial Parkway
- Queen City Park Road
- Bilodeau Court