5/30/14

Dos trakk chi lok0 "Thee Lœko"

the lower connecticut river valley has been my summer home since i first moved to this country back in may of 1958.  its an odd place to be #21&horni, but for all of its shortcomings in party zones, it does have some of the best, if not thee best, dos trakk cycling i've ever put the supple rubber to.  a seemingly endless network of olde carriage paths winding aimlessly through a canopy of semi-mid olde growth deciduous forests past 400 year olde farmhouses, long forgotten in the green velvet cloak of hi-spring.  its no surprise that frame building legends j.p. weigle and richard sachs (until a few years ago) call the lower valley their home.  

i've spent 3.623 lifetimes linking all this dos loko trakk together, and have still fallen short of the royal perfection this region deserves... until last fall during maximum nuke foliage fall out, a vision came to me in the form of connecticut state hero, nathan hale.  he told me about THEEE lœko.  60 miles out the front door, 45 of them "wakked out".  we then got wicked fäjked and tripped watermelons on nutmeg before he vanished into a technicolor maple grove leaving nothing behind but a dog eared parchment map of the route, and his gold's gym membership.

flash forward to memorial day, nutmeg country 2014.  in nathan's honor i decided to enlist some brave locals to attempt and quilt thee lœko together with me.  we met up at malone's coffee shoppe in the olde library building of downtown clinton, and sipped espresso out of styrofoam cups (its clinton...).  5-6 hours later we had completed the best dos trakk ride imaginable, right from our front doors.  enjoi!
           
canadian marc and american marc


poppi finds a "hen of the woods" for tonight's pizza! (canadian marc photo)

can't have swamp yankees without swamps

aaaaaaand there were plenty of them!  will probably dry up in a month or 2 (game camera photo)

marc on marc romance betwixt a classic connecticut stone wall

i was on my 650bx42 raliegh international, marc and marc opted for cross bikes with 33.333's (canadian marc photo)

we licked this turtle and saw nathan hale again for advice at a wrong turn


Jøtul's Quinetucket Traditions from Jamie Murrett on Vimeo.

many of the roads, pre-lœko vision, were featured in the above video a few years back in time.  all of this face melting quaint is easily accecable from NYC via the metro north-shoreline east for about $15 each way.  the nutmeg county pedalers chapter of thee hott bod random boiyz will be hosting a proper lœko this fall, amidst peak nukerz.

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