Monday, August 21, 2017

Colchester Streets Challenge - Lake Views, Dirt Roads, and Neighborhoods

I've been plugging along, ticking off more Colchester miles to, hopefully, fulfill my quest to ride all of Colchester's public streets in 2017. Sometimes I encounter the Mr. Ding-a-ling truck, it's driver passing out ice cream treats to anxious cyclists.

I get a kick out significant street signs. Will Superman fly overhead?

Colchester has a lot of dirt roads, this one jutted onto a peninsula, lined with quaint lakefront homes on Porter's Point.

Sometimes I feel like I'm pedaling on private land, but my map indicates otherwise.

My husband accompanies me on several outings, looping neighborhoods and a one-way ride towards a Winooski delta park, except we turned back because of deep water.

I have nearly finished one section of Colchester, though there are many more to go. So far I am surprised at the number of duplexes, Entire neighborhoods consist of duplexes. Others have single family homes, one has a neighborhood pool. One interesting neighborhood sported an abnormal share of homes angled outward on corner lots.

Riding Colchester's roads has been a sporadic affair. I've been busy with other summertime events, but once the weather cools off, I'll get back on a regular agenda.


  1. Is the ice cream vendor really called Mr Ding-A-Ling?

    Sorry, had to ask.

    1. Yes, the ice cream truck is really called Mr. Ding-a-ling. They come to our office too! Website here:

    2. I did however edit the blog post to reflect that the vendor passes out treats from the Mr. Ding-a-ling truck.

  2. This post was full of giggles for me...

    I agree, I'd be entertained by a "Lois Ln" street sign as well... likely, my amusement would last far too long. It's the child inside of me, I suppose.

    I am also amused that the ice cream truck is called Mr Ding-a-ling. Very fun.

  3. Looks really sweet to me, deep water aside!

  4. Looks like you've got some nice places to ride in Colchester. What make is your saddle?

  5. Nashbar FC1

  6. I always worry about riding on private land when I find myself on secluded roads like that. Great pictures.


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