It was anything but an unlucky day today. After a half-day of work (a summer Friday tradition where at the college where I work) me and a friend took a nice long bike ride starting from New London. It was a lovely, warm, breezy day, with those puffy clouds just like in The Simpsons opening montage …
So we went down the big Pleasant Street hill heading east out of town. Until we hit Route 4A in Wilmot. This is a favorite route of my Wilmot friends, Charlie and the Talking Mime. We rode north on 4A into Sullivan and then Grafton counties.
Camera at the ready, I stop occasionally to photograph roadside debris.
We rode up to Enfield. I wanted to show my friend, who is an art professor, the Shaker Museum and the La Salette shrine. Both places are visually interesting. The first stop was the Mary Keane Chapel, where we heard organ music wafting from the door, which was not really blocked by fluttering yellow caution tape. Rebekah went right in. There were 2 guys in there, one practicing on the organ, and the other replacing light bulbs. I thought I was taking a movie, but it didn’t work. Too bad because the organ music in the background and the scene with the guy changing the lightbulbs would have been first-rate cinema!
We continued up the road a few hundred yards to the La Salette shrine. It seems odd how it’s located right across from the Shaker place. Like when they open a Burger King right across the street from a Wendy’s. Ya know? Of course there is a connection. Both places sell burgers.
Sorry. Apologies all around to Burger King, Wendy’s, the late Shakers, and to the Catholic-One-True-Church®! Religion allergy. Sorry.
We turned around here and headed south on 4A. On the way back we passed a “yard sale” … sort of. Interesting selection of things to sit on and not sit on.
We took a left and headed west on George Hill Road toward Springfield. Nice route shown to me by Charlie. We headed south on Route 114 back toward New London. More roadside debris.
We got back to New London around 5:30. Nice ride! About 45 miles. 77 km on Rebekah’s computer. Her bike computer is Canadian.