North Plains

Helvetia Tavern (Small)This is a classic first of the season ride. There are lots of variations you can do. I like this one because it puts a little climb at the end. This climb wouldn’t even be noteworthy if it was mid-season, but it can seem like Mt. Everest if you have been off the bike for a few months. It is a good way to see if you’ve maintained your fitness through the winter. If you haven’t, it will remind you that you’ve got some work ahead of you.

Park at the school on Helvetia. The Helvetia Tavern (which you will pass at the end) gets a lot of praise for its hamburgers. I don’t see what the big deal is — they are just regular old burgers. However, regular old burgers are sometimes fine.

 

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  1. [...] any rate, we tackled the North Plains route with aplomb. For those who couldn’t make it (or chose not to), here’s what it looked [...]

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