THE 6TH ANNUAL NEDOD Leaf-Peeper-Ride (NEDODLPR)

                  Saturday October 4, 1997 9:30 AM


                     Starting in Southern Vermont
                        (See Directions Below)

                  For an assault on the BEST roads in
                        the surrounding area!
                            by biker scum
                            
                       Featuring a New Route!!


IMPORTANT: I'm late getting out this notice
IMPORTANT: Don't delay getting you accomadations booked!


Detailed Instructions:

1)  Mark your calendars for the weekend of Oct 3-5th
2)  Line up sitters for your kids, pets, plants, etc.
3)  Find a place to stay for the weekend in VT (see below)
        3a) Get a bunch of friends and share a room
        3b) Get your own room
        3c) Plan to camp-out
        3d) Plan to Iron-butt it
4)  Call your riding friends and form a group of about 5-7 compatible riders
5)  Pack your bags, service your bike, etc
6)  Make your way to your where ever you are staying Friday night
6)  Follow the routes (or equivalents) to the Start Point
    Be gassed, ready to go and
    Know who you plan to ride with and
    Be there 5-10 minutes early!!!!
7)  Get safety talk, get route sheet, get ready, go ....
8)  Ride all over Southern VT and Washington County, NY and assorted
    other places on Saturday with your friends
9)  Have a post ride party and story telling with your friends
10) Head for home on Sunday

Sorry, I got carried away, I have been doing process work flows at work for
the last two years, I think I need to go for a nice long ride in VT! :)

                       Start Point Directions:

The Start Point is a large parking lot located 2.9 miles north of Rt 30 on
Rt 100. Same as last year. There is a large "Hasquavna" sign with a picture
of a chain saw and a smaller sign for "Uncle Dave's Kitchen". The parking lot
is on the right side of the road as you are headed north on rt 100.

>From the Boston Area:
rt 2 W, rt 140 N, rt 12 N, rt 119 W into Brattleboro, VT
rt 30 W to Rawsonville, 2.9 miles north on Rt 100

>From the south:
1) take any major route into Brattleboro, rt 30 W to Bondville, see map below
2) take VT 100 N, rt 30 W to Rawsonville, 2.9 miles north on Rt 100

>From the north:
take any major route to VT 100 S, the market will be on your left
south of South Londonderry and 2.9 miles north of Rt 30 /smile/

>From the west:
take any major route into Bennington, VT 7 N to Manchester,
rt 30 E to Rawsonville, 2.9 miles north on Rt 100


So your coming to the 6th Annual Leaf Peeper and you need a place to stay. Well
here is a selected list of Inns that are local to the starting point of our
ride.

The Inns are listed based on their distance from the start area (first
are closer). There are nearly a hundred places to stay in the Manchester area
(NO I won't list them all!),  and lots of others in nearby towns. If you want
more, you can get more information from the Vermont Tourist Bureau at
800-837-6668 or Chamber of Commerce at (802) 362-2100. Also I will try to offer
suggestions and provide whatever information that might be useful, since I
spent all my summers as a kid in this area. I am on digest so email me directly.

The weekend of Oct 1st-4th is the first big Leaf Peeping weekend in
Vermont so get your accomodations booked early.

If you need more help please email or call me.
Please email me direct, I am on digest!   
Home phone: 508-251-4502 (before Oct 3th)
VT House:   802-297-2469 (Oct 3th - Oct 5th)

See all of you in VT,
     -Steve
------------------------[Information on Accomodations]-------------------------

All the information listed below is taken without permission from the Vermont
Traveller's Guidebook 1995. Under RATES pp=per person, do=double occupancy,
pr=per room.

The Londonderry Inn - 802-824-5226.
PO Box 301-69, Rte. 100, South Londonderry, VT 05155.
RATES: $33-$82 pr depending on season.
An 1826 homestead which has been welcoming guests for 50 years. Complimentary
buffet breakfast. Dine by candlelight weekends & holidays weeks. Relax in our
Tavern, billiards & gamerooms or large living room/library. Call or write for
brochure.

Alpenrose Inn - 802-297-2750.
Winhall Hollow Rd., Bondville, VT 05340.
RATES: $37.50-$57.50 ppdo.
A small country Inn, only minutes to ski areas. All rooms with private bath,
furnished with antiques. Sleep in luxury under down comforters or handmade
quilts. A full breakfast is included. Relax in fireplaced lounge, BYOB.

Red Fox Inn - 802-297-2488.
PO Box 105, Bondville, VT 05340.
RATES: range from $70-$85 pr includes continential breakfast.
10 charming guestrooms. Gourmet restaurant, lively tavern. Voted "Best Apple
Pie in Vermont" Yankee Magazine. 10 minutes to Stratton, Bromley, 20 minutes
to Manchester, Weston. Close to golf, skiing, horseback riding, shopping.

Birkenhaus - 802-297-2000.
Middle Ridge Rd., Stratton Mountain, VT 05155.
RATES: $34-$75 ppdo.
Charming Europen-style inn with cozy lounge, living room with fireplace &
elegant dining room famous for outstanding continential cuisine. 18 rooms,
phones, TV, most with refrigerators & A/C. Secluded outside pool. Located
at center od all activities on Stratton including golf, tennis, horseback
riding, hiking, skiing.

Stratton Mountian Inn & Village Lodge - 802-297-2500 or 800-777-1700
Middle Ridge Rd., Stratton Mountain, VT 05155.
RATES: $69-$289 pr.
In heart of Stratton Ski & Summer Resort, the Inn offers 120 rooms & suites.
Lodge offers 91 rooms & lofts with microwave, refrigerators & A/C. 4 tennis
courts, outdoor pool at Inn, hot tubs, sauna & exercise area. 27 hole golf
course & sports center nearby.

Magic View Motel - 802-824-3793.
rte. 11, (1 1/2 miles East of Rte. 100), Londonderry, VT 05148.
RATES: $36-$79 do.
Great rates and beautiful mountain view. Fifth night free except hunting
season. Full breakfast included summer weekends & peak seasons. 18 units & 1
apartment: private bath, cc/TV & refrigerator. Weston, Manchester, Stratton &
Okemo 10-20 minutes. No pets.

Equinox Mountain Inn - 802-362-1113 or 800-8MTN-VIEW.
Skyline Dr., Manchester, VT 05254.
RATES: $95-$140 prdo includes breakfast.
Ascend to 3835 feet for a breathtaking experience at New England's only
mountain top inn in midst of 8000 pristine acres. Intimate 7 informally
elegant continential dining, 17 rooms, private bath, all with spectacular
panoramic views. A perfectly unusual place for the adventurous. No pets.
Open May-Oct.

Aspen Motel - 802-362-2450.
Rte. 7A N, PO Box 548, Manchester Center, VT 05255.
RATES: $50-$90 pr. 22 attractive colonial rooms. 2 unit cottage.
Charming 2 bedroom cottage suite with kitchen & fireplace. cc/TV, room phones,
courtesy coffee, A/C. Spacious grounds, pool & social room. 1 mile to shops &
fine restaurants. Golf & tennis privileges at MCC. AAA & Mobil approved. The
Welsh family, hosts.

Barnstead Innstead - 802-362-1619.
Bonnet St., Manchester Center, VT 05255.
RATES: $65-$100 pr. fourteen rooms, converted 1830's Hay Barn, country
furnishings, heated outdoor pool, 2 blocks from main shopping areas, dining,
etc. Non-smoking, no pets. German spoken.

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