Watch for speed traps on approach to the Champlain bridge! Last time thru I got warned by headlight flashes- boy the state popo were there and waiting.
Ha ha.. Back in the early '00s I would do an annual ride around the state with some older friends who were all ex racers and trained riders but well into their 50's . Mostly on big Beemers but a few had sport bikes. After leaf season but before snow the trips were great , but we (they) rode like A-holes. No speed limit ,or passing zone was honored. But Man was it fun, and riding behind trained riders really ups your game.
Anyway.. Up the west border, over the gaps ,Lunch in White river, down the east border. We didn't ride as a pack so we could get a bit stretched out. I'm about mid pack coming into Okemo (Ludlow) and I'm following an ambulance. My buddy is well behind on his yellow CBR RR. As I pass Okemo there is a statie on the roadside as I pass. The next two guys pass also. Here comes Sweeper John and the statie gets out of the car and waves him over. ( I mentioned the yellow RR but did I mention is Purple leathers?)
John ( about 5'4")shuts his bike off and starts walking to the cop car( looking like the great grape ape) and as he is unzipping his leathers to get his reading glasses out, His beer belly sort of falls out. He takes off his helmet to a head of grey hair. The woman officer looks him up and down and yells " You should know better!!"
She then ran through a list of all of our bikes and told him the party is over . If they see any of the bikes on the road for the rest of that day tickets will be coming.
She scolded him hard about 2 of the bikes passing the Ambulance. Then Explained that they try to be lenient (and they were) but this was a late leaf season and tourists were still out.
Ir really gave me a respect for Vt's finest. I'm sure that if I ever get a ticket there. I Earned it.