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July/August 2020

City Escape: Hartford, Connecticut

This daytrip is generally a laid-back ramble through the Connecticut countryside. Riders don’t have to travel far from urban Hartford to experience classic New England scenery and historic locations, some of which date from America’s Industrial Revolution. Take your time and enjoy the scenery and points of interest along the way.
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May/June 2015

Boston, Massachusetts to Baltimore, Maryland: Life of Pie

Pizza is the United Nations of food, the one dining option that a group of hungry riders can readily agree upon. Burger joints are for carnivores; salad bars are for rabbits. But pizza, ubiquitous pizza, can be customized for nearly everyone.
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September/October 2014

Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont: American Industrial Revolution

When British immigrant Samuel Slater introduced the first mechanized system of spinning cotton in the 1790s, America was still an agrarian society with a widely dispersed population, but that would soon start changing.
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March/April 2013

Exeter, Rhode Island Shamrock Tour®: Twisting the Throttle through the Ocean State

Although Rhode Island is the smallest state, it offers lots of historic sites to make it a good Shamrock Tour® base. This tiny piece of America is only 37 miles wide and 
48 miles long, so trips into 
neighboring New England 
are unavoidable and 
certainly well worth it. Some interesting facts to note about the little state: Governor 
Lincoln Chafee is from an 
Independent Party making it the only state without a Democratic or Republican governor, prostitution 
was legal until 2009, and 
unfortunately, The Drunken Clam bar doesn’t really exist, at least the way it’s portrayed in Family Guy’s world.
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September/October 2009

Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut

My trip begins next to an 11-foot-tall green frog. On a spool of thread. On a bridge. Seriously. In the Connecticut town of Willimantic that's how they commemorate a peculiar bit of colonial history. One night in 1754, a terrible racket woke the local citizenry, and fearing an Indian attack, the men gathered, muskets in hand. Once day broke, they discovered the source of the din - hundreds of dead and dying bullfrogs that had been croaking their last notes because their pond had dried up.
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