Funny to see this posted, as this weekend I was visiting my family in Old Lyme. My parents are the proprietors of Christiansen Hardware on Halls Road, and a car passed by the store with a big decal on the side touting the Tour. I jotted down the URL, and was just reading about the ride this morning.
A strange thing to mention here, but as I am considering signing up for the tour, I'm wondering whether to do the dirt or road option. On one hand, I should have a new touring bike I'll be excited to ride. On the other, I grew up riding in Lyme, at places like Hartmann—it would be nostalgic!
Hmm… opinions welcome!