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Your Time: The Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee, Franklin County

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Christine Hanifin.

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    Christine Hanifin. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Karl Jassen, left, Oliver Jassen.

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    Karl Jassen, left, Oliver Jassen. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Eric Winkler, Michael Stamm, Lou Bregou, Robert Ethier, Meg Bilodeau.

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    From left, Eric Winkler, Michael Stamm, Lou Bregou, Robert Ethier, Meg Bilodeau. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Bruce Miller, Barbara Lagana, Peter Wait, Keith Watzl.

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    From left, Bruce Miller, Barbara Lagana, Peter Wait, Keith Watzl. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Riders on the 100K route descend a paved portion of Cooper Lane in Shelburne. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont.

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    Riders on the 100K route descend a paved portion of Cooper Lane in Shelburne. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Kurt Fischer, Michael Crazen, Dan Cullaty,Tim Wood.

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    From left, Kurt Fischer, Michael Crazen, Dan Cullaty,Tim Wood. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>David Jones, Nicole Thurrell.

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    David Jones, Nicole Thurrell. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Keith Cardoza, Mike Sanders, John Martin, Christopher Anthony.

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    From left, Keith Cardoza, Mike Sanders, John Martin, Christopher Anthony. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Repair by Mike Sanders, John Martin.

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    Repair by Mike Sanders, John Martin. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Hawks Road in West Deerfield.

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    Hawks Road in West Deerfield. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Hawks Road in West Deerfield.

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    Hawks Road in West Deerfield. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Keith Cardoza, left, Eric Mearns.

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    Keith Cardoza, left, Eric Mearns. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Apres ride.

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    Apres ride. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Dawn breaks behind the Pocumtuck ridge Saturday morning for the overnight campers at D2R2. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of western Franklin County in Massachusetts and southern Windham County in Vermont.<br/>

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    Dawn breaks behind the Pocumtuck ridge Saturday morning for the overnight campers at D2R2. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of western Franklin County in Massachusetts and southern Windham County in Vermont.
    Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Kristen Scopinich of Concord with her children Xandr, 8, and Zach, 5, and friends Amelia and Ryan Pillar, 10 and 8,  of Lincoln.

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    From left, Kristen Scopinich of Concord with her children Xandr, 8, and Zach, 5, and friends Amelia and Ryan Pillar, 10 and 8, of Lincoln. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Christine Hanifin of Wrentham prepares for the 160K which begins at 6 a.m.

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    Christine Hanifin of Wrentham prepares for the 160K which begins at 6 a.m. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Christine Hanifin of Wrentham sets off for the 160K at dawn.

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    Christine Hanifin of Wrentham sets off for the 160K at dawn. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Ben Letcher of Montague sets off on 160K at dawn.

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    Ben Letcher of Montague sets off on 160K at dawn. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Protein.

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    Protein. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Michelle Borawski of the Smithsonian Cafe and Chowder House, which catered the event, puts out boiled eggs as part of the breakfast fixings.

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    Michelle Borawski of the Smithsonian Cafe and Chowder House, which catered the event, puts out boiled eggs as part of the breakfast fixings. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Greg Ralich of Somerville enjoys breakfast.

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    Greg Ralich of Somerville enjoys breakfast. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>A full but hurried breakfast.

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    A full but hurried breakfast. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Daniel Sullivan, left, and Anne Melvin, both of Wellesely and riding the 160K route, and 115K rider Jeff Dieffenbach of Framingham chat after breakfast.

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    Daniel Sullivan, left, and Anne Melvin, both of Wellesely and riding the 160K route, and 115K rider Jeff Dieffenbach of Framingham chat after breakfast. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Eric Winkler of Florence, Michael Stamm of Florence, Lou Bregou of New Hampshire, Robert Ethier of Florence and Meg Bilodeauof, get ready to start the 160K route of the 2014 D2R2 in Deerfield on Saturday.

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    From left, Eric Winkler of Florence, Michael Stamm of Florence, Lou Bregou of New Hampshire, Robert Ethier of Florence and Meg Bilodeauof, get ready to start the 160K route of the 2014 D2R2 in Deerfield on Saturday. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Chris Foster of New York adds his number and time to the start list as he sets out on the 160K route. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont.

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    Chris Foster of New York adds his number and time to the start list as he sets out on the 160K route. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Riders head north on Mill Village Rd. in Deerfield, the start of both the 115K and 160K routes.

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    Riders head north on Mill Village Rd. in Deerfield, the start of both the 115K and 160K routes. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Brendon Nicholas of New York prepares for the 100K.

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    Brendon Nicholas of New York prepares for the 100K. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Brendon Nicholas, left, of New York and Wayne Dube of Connecticut change out wheels for the ride.

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    Brendon Nicholas, left, of New York and Wayne Dube of Connecticut change out wheels for the ride. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Karl and Allison Jassen of Connecticut get help from their sons Beckett, 2, and Oliver, 4, preparing for the 20-mile Family Ride.

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    Karl and Allison Jassen of Connecticut get help from their sons Beckett, 2, and Oliver, 4, preparing for the 20-mile Family Ride. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Karl Jassen of Connecticut and his son Oliver, 4, get ready for the 20-mile Family Ride. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont.

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    Karl Jassen of Connecticut and his son Oliver, 4, get ready for the 20-mile Family Ride. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>This is how to find your car later.

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    This is how to find your car later. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>A rare moment of no waiting Saturday morning.

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    A rare moment of no waiting Saturday morning. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Poor man's GoPro.

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    Poor man's GoPro. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Upper Road in W. Deerfield early in the 100K route.

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    Upper Road in W. Deerfield early in the 100K route. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Robert Messenger of New York stops to adjust a worn cleat on South Shelburne Rd. in Shelburne.

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    Robert Messenger of New York stops to adjust a worn cleat on South Shelburne Rd. in Shelburne. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Mark and Janet Coakley of Boylston on South Shelburne Road in Shelburne.

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    Mark and Janet Coakley of Boylston on South Shelburne Road in Shelburne. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Connecticut riders, from left, Bruce Miller, Barbara Lagana, Peter Wait and Keith Watzl repair a flat on Cooper Lane Rd.<br/> in Shelburne.

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    Connecticut riders, from left, Bruce Miller, Barbara Lagana, Peter Wait and Keith Watzl repair a flat on Cooper Lane Rd.
    in Shelburne. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Bruce Miller of Connecticut repairs a flat for a fellow rider on Cooper Lane Rd. in Shelburne.

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    Bruce Miller of Connecticut repairs a flat for a fellow rider on Cooper Lane Rd. in Shelburne. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Cooper Lane Rd. in Shelburne.

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    Cooper Lane Rd. in Shelburne. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Riders on the 100K route ply a paved portion of Cooper Lane in Shelburne.

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    Riders on the 100K route ply a paved portion of Cooper Lane in Shelburne. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Riders on the 100K route ply a paved portion of Cooper Lane in Shelburne. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont.

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    Riders on the 100K route ply a paved portion of Cooper Lane in Shelburne. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>100K riders Frank Kluberspies (blue), of Vermont, Matt Schram (orange) of Medford and Erica Simmons (white) of Cambridge ascend a paved portion of Cooper Lane in Shelburne.

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    100K riders Frank Kluberspies (blue), of Vermont, Matt Schram (orange) of Medford and Erica Simmons (white) of Cambridge ascend a paved portion of Cooper Lane in Shelburne. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Little Big House Gallery on Patten Hill in Shelburne, first water break on the 100K.

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    Little Big House Gallery on Patten Hill in Shelburne, first water break on the 100K. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Bite-sized potassium at Little Big House Gallery stop, Shelburne.

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    Bite-sized potassium at Little Big House Gallery stop, Shelburne. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Norm LaFleur of Ashfield chats with riders at the Little Big House Gallery on Patten Hill in Shelburne, the first water break on the 100K route.

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    Norm LaFleur of Ashfield chats with riders at the Little Big House Gallery on Patten Hill in Shelburne, the first water break on the 100K route. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Descending Patten Road in Shelburne with a view to the east of Mount Toby in Sunderland.

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    Descending Patten Road in Shelburne with a view to the east of Mount Toby in Sunderland. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Reynolds Rd., Shelburne.

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    Reynolds Rd., Shelburne. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont.

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    About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>David Jones of North Carolina ascends Franklin Hill Rd. in Colrain.

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    David Jones of North Carolina ascends Franklin Hill Rd. in Colrain. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>David Jones of North Carolina and Nicole Thurrell of Greenfield, on the 100K route, use the water stop at the top of Franklin Hill Road in Colrain.

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    David Jones of North Carolina and Nicole Thurrell of Greenfield, on the 100K route, use the water stop at the top of Franklin Hill Road in Colrain. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Peter Brooks of Connecticut stops to check his cue sheet on Franklin Hill Rd. in Colrain.

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    Peter Brooks of Connecticut stops to check his cue sheet on Franklin Hill Rd. in Colrain. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Peter Brooks of Connecticut takes a breather from the 100K route ascending Amidon Road in Halifax, Vermont.

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    Peter Brooks of Connecticut takes a breather from the 100K route ascending Amidon Road in Halifax, Vermont. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>A red eft crosses Jacksonville Stage Rd. in Halifax, Vermont.

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    A red eft crosses Jacksonville Stage Rd. in Halifax, Vermont. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>The covered bridge over the Green River in Guilford, Vermont, the crux of all six D2R2 routes was closed for this year's running of the event.

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    The covered bridge over the Green River in Guilford, Vermont, the crux of all six D2R2 routes was closed for this year's running of the event. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Lunch stop at covered bridge in Guilford, Vermont.

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    Lunch stop at covered bridge in Guilford, Vermont. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Tayler Dube, left, and Brendon Nicholas of New York rest during a lunch stop at covered bridge in Guilford, Vermont

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    Tayler Dube, left, and Brendon Nicholas of New York rest during a lunch stop at covered bridge in Guilford, Vermont Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Riders had only maps and cue sheets to follow as there were no directional signs along the routes.

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    Riders had only maps and cue sheets to follow as there were no directional signs along the routes. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Kurt Fischer of New Hampshire, Michael Crazen of New York, Dan Cullaty of Wellesley and Tim Wood of New Hampshire ford the Green River just downstream from a covered bridge closed for renovation in Guilford, Vermont. Crossing the river was not a scheduled part of the randonnee.

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    From left, Kurt Fischer of New Hampshire, Michael Crazen of New York, Dan Cullaty of Wellesley and Tim Wood of New Hampshire ford the Green River just downstream from a covered bridge closed for renovation in Guilford, Vermont. Crossing the river was not a scheduled part of the randonnee. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Michael Drazen, foreground, of New York fords the Green River in Guilford, Vermont, along with, from left, Tim Wood of New Hampshire and Barbara Lagana, Linda Pierce and Lynn Cochrane, all of Connecticut. The crossing, just below a covered bridge closed for repair, was not part of the regular D2R2 route but many riders who missed a turn or wanted to change routes took advantage of the shortcut.

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    Michael Drazen, foreground, of New York fords the Green River in Guilford, Vermont, along with, from left, Tim Wood of New Hampshire and Barbara Lagana, Linda Pierce and Lynn Cochrane, all of Connecticut. The crossing, just below a covered bridge closed for repair, was not part of the regular D2R2 route but many riders who missed a turn or wanted to change routes took advantage of the shortcut. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Tim Wood of New Hampshire and Barbara Lagana, Linda Pierce and Lynn Cochrane, all of Connecticut, ford the Green River in Guilford, Vermont. The crossing, just below a covered bridge closed for repair, was not part of the regular D2R2 route but many riders who missed a turn or wanted to change routes took advantage of the shortcut.

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    From left, Tim Wood of New Hampshire and Barbara Lagana, Linda Pierce and Lynn Cochrane, all of Connecticut, ford the Green River in Guilford, Vermont. The crossing, just below a covered bridge closed for repair, was not part of the regular D2R2 route but many riders who missed a turn or wanted to change routes took advantage of the shortcut. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Tim Wood, left, of New Hampshire and Lynn Cochrane, of Connecticut, having just emerged from fording the Green River in Guilford, Vermont chat with Erica Simmons of Cambridge and Matt Schram of Medford. Behind them, still crossing, are Linda Pierce and Barbara Lagana, both of Connecticut.

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    Tim Wood, left, of New Hampshire and Lynn Cochrane, of Connecticut, having just emerged from fording the Green River in Guilford, Vermont chat with Erica Simmons of Cambridge and Matt Schram of Medford. Behind them, still crossing, are Linda Pierce and Barbara Lagana, both of Connecticut. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Barbara Lagana, left, and Linda Pierce, both of Connecticut pause after pushing their bikes across the Green River in Guilford, Vermont.

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    Barbara Lagana, left, and Linda Pierce, both of Connecticut pause after pushing their bikes across the Green River in Guilford, Vermont. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Barbara Lagana pours the water out of her shoes after fording the Green River in Guilford, Vermont.

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    Barbara Lagana pours the water out of her shoes after fording the Green River in Guilford, Vermont. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>180K riders Greg Ledovsky, left, and Jonathan Davis, both of Connecticut, pause at a water station on West Leyden Rd. in Colrain.

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    180K riders Greg Ledovsky, left, and Jonathan Davis, both of Connecticut, pause at a water station on West Leyden Rd. in Colrain. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Tandem riders Janet and Mark Coakley of Boylston join another cyclist on Green River Road in Colrain.

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    Tandem riders Janet and Mark Coakley of Boylston join another cyclist on Green River Road in Colrain. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Keith Cardoza, left, of Jamaica Plain and John Martin of Somerville help fellow 180K rider Mike Sanders of Brighton jerry-rig a broken shifter cable on Nelson Road in Colrain. Sanders was able to finish the ride in first gear.

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    Keith Cardoza, left, of Jamaica Plain and John Martin of Somerville help fellow 180K rider Mike Sanders of Brighton jerry-rig a broken shifter cable on Nelson Road in Colrain. Sanders was able to finish the ride in first gear. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Mike Sanders of Brighton enlists the help of John Martin of Somerville in fixing his derailleur into the lowest gear after breaking a shifter cable on  Nelson Road in Colrain. Sanders, an engineer, went on to finish the 180K route with just two gears.

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    Mike Sanders of Brighton enlists the help of John Martin of Somerville in fixing his derailleur into the lowest gear after breaking a shifter cable on Nelson Road in Colrain. Sanders, an engineer, went on to finish the 180K route with just two gears. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Christopher Anthony of Rhode Island pulls over on Nelson Road in Colrain to see if he can be of any help to fellow 180K riders Keith Cardoza, left, of Jamaica Plain, Mike Sanders of Brighton and John Martin of Somerville trying to repair a broken shifter cable.

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    Christopher Anthony of Rhode Island pulls over on Nelson Road in Colrain to see if he can be of any help to fellow 180K riders Keith Cardoza, left, of Jamaica Plain, Mike Sanders of Brighton and John Martin of Somerville trying to repair a broken shifter cable. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>A Yoda figure is featured prominently in the cockpit of 180K rider Christopher Anthony of Rhode Island.

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    A Yoda figure is featured prominently in the cockpit of 180K rider Christopher Anthony of Rhode Island. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>A view of New Hampshire's Mount Monadnock from Peckville Road, near the Apex Orchards water stop in Shelburne.

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    A view of New Hampshire's Mount Monadnock from Peckville Road, near the Apex Orchards water stop in Shelburne. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Cyclists travel the loose gravel of Hawks Road in West Deerfield.

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    Cyclists travel the loose gravel of Hawks Road in West Deerfield. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Cyclists travel the loose gravel of Hawks Road in West Deerfield. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont.

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    Cyclists travel the loose gravel of Hawks Road in West Deerfield. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>This stowaway climbed aboard at the lunch stop and finished the last 30 miles of the 100K route.

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    This stowaway climbed aboard at the lunch stop and finished the last 30 miles of the 100K route. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>115K rider Susi Ecker of Malden enjoys ice cream after the ride.

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    115K rider Susi Ecker of Malden enjoys ice cream after the ride. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Clockwise from left, Mikel Travisano of New York, Brian Sullivan of New Jersey and Jamisen Ogg, Jon Shireman and Harry Woods, all of New York, enjoy a beer after their 160K ride.

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    Clockwise from left, Mikel Travisano of New York, Brian Sullivan of New Jersey and Jamisen Ogg, Jon Shireman and Harry Woods, all of New York, enjoy a beer after their 160K ride. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Keith Cardoza, left, of Jamaica Plain and Eric Mearns of Boston get a beverage to go with the post-ride dinner. Each rider - of age - gets a complimentary glass and a beer to go in it.

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    Keith Cardoza, left, of Jamaica Plain and Eric Mearns of Boston get a beverage to go with the post-ride dinner. Each rider - of age - gets a complimentary glass and a beer to go in it. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Following the rides and a complimentary catered dinner, cyclists relax on a parcel of land preserved forever by the Franklin Land Trust along Mill Village Road in Deerfield.

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    Following the rides and a complimentary catered dinner, cyclists relax on a parcel of land preserved forever by the Franklin Land Trust along Mill Village Road in Deerfield. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>By 8:30 p.m. most of the 1200 or so D2R2 riders have gone home, or back to their campsites on nearby land preserved by the Franklin Land Trust

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    By 8:30 p.m. most of the 1200 or so D2R2 riders have gone home, or back to their campsites on nearby land preserved by the Franklin Land Trust Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Christine Hanifin.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Karl Jassen, left, Oliver Jassen.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Eric Winkler, Michael Stamm, Lou Bregou, Robert Ethier, Meg Bilodeau.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Bruce Miller, Barbara Lagana, Peter Wait, Keith Watzl.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Riders on the 100K route descend a paved portion of Cooper Lane in Shelburne. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Kurt Fischer, Michael Crazen, Dan Cullaty,Tim Wood.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>David Jones, Nicole Thurrell.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Keith Cardoza, Mike Sanders, John Martin, Christopher Anthony.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Repair by Mike Sanders, John Martin.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Hawks Road in West Deerfield.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Hawks Road in West Deerfield.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Keith Cardoza, left, Eric Mearns.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Apres ride.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Dawn breaks behind the Pocumtuck ridge Saturday morning for the overnight campers at D2R2. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of western Franklin County in Massachusetts and southern Windham County in Vermont.<br/>
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Kristen Scopinich of Concord with her children Xandr, 8, and Zach, 5, and friends Amelia and Ryan Pillar, 10 and 8,  of Lincoln.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Christine Hanifin of Wrentham prepares for the 160K which begins at 6 a.m.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Christine Hanifin of Wrentham sets off for the 160K at dawn.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Ben Letcher of Montague sets off on 160K at dawn.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Protein.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Michelle Borawski of the Smithsonian Cafe and Chowder House, which catered the event, puts out boiled eggs as part of the breakfast fixings.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Greg Ralich of Somerville enjoys breakfast.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>A full but hurried breakfast.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Daniel Sullivan, left, and Anne Melvin, both of Wellesely and riding the 160K route, and 115K rider Jeff Dieffenbach of Framingham chat after breakfast.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Eric Winkler of Florence, Michael Stamm of Florence, Lou Bregou of New Hampshire, Robert Ethier of Florence and Meg Bilodeauof, get ready to start the 160K route of the 2014 D2R2 in Deerfield on Saturday.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Chris Foster of New York adds his number and time to the start list as he sets out on the 160K route. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Riders head north on Mill Village Rd. in Deerfield, the start of both the 115K and 160K routes.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Brendon Nicholas of New York prepares for the 100K.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Brendon Nicholas, left, of New York and Wayne Dube of Connecticut change out wheels for the ride.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Karl and Allison Jassen of Connecticut get help from their sons Beckett, 2, and Oliver, 4, preparing for the 20-mile Family Ride.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Karl Jassen of Connecticut and his son Oliver, 4, get ready for the 20-mile Family Ride. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>This is how to find your car later.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>A rare moment of no waiting Saturday morning.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Poor man's GoPro.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Upper Road in W. Deerfield early in the 100K route.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Robert Messenger of New York stops to adjust a worn cleat on South Shelburne Rd. in Shelburne.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Mark and Janet Coakley of Boylston on South Shelburne Road in Shelburne.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Connecticut riders, from left, Bruce Miller, Barbara Lagana, Peter Wait and Keith Watzl repair a flat on Cooper Lane Rd.<br/> in Shelburne.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Bruce Miller of Connecticut repairs a flat for a fellow rider on Cooper Lane Rd. in Shelburne.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Cooper Lane Rd. in Shelburne.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Riders on the 100K route ply a paved portion of Cooper Lane in Shelburne.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Riders on the 100K route ply a paved portion of Cooper Lane in Shelburne. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>100K riders Frank Kluberspies (blue), of Vermont, Matt Schram (orange) of Medford and Erica Simmons (white) of Cambridge ascend a paved portion of Cooper Lane in Shelburne.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Little Big House Gallery on Patten Hill in Shelburne, first water break on the 100K.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Bite-sized potassium at Little Big House Gallery stop, Shelburne.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Norm LaFleur of Ashfield chats with riders at the Little Big House Gallery on Patten Hill in Shelburne, the first water break on the 100K route.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Descending Patten Road in Shelburne with a view to the east of Mount Toby in Sunderland.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Reynolds Rd., Shelburne.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>David Jones of North Carolina ascends Franklin Hill Rd. in Colrain.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>David Jones of North Carolina and Nicole Thurrell of Greenfield, on the 100K route, use the water stop at the top of Franklin Hill Road in Colrain.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Peter Brooks of Connecticut stops to check his cue sheet on Franklin Hill Rd. in Colrain.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Peter Brooks of Connecticut takes a breather from the 100K route ascending Amidon Road in Halifax, Vermont.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>A red eft crosses Jacksonville Stage Rd. in Halifax, Vermont.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>The covered bridge over the Green River in Guilford, Vermont, the crux of all six D2R2 routes was closed for this year's running of the event.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Lunch stop at covered bridge in Guilford, Vermont.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Tayler Dube, left, and Brendon Nicholas of New York rest during a lunch stop at covered bridge in Guilford, Vermont
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Riders had only maps and cue sheets to follow as there were no directional signs along the routes.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Kurt Fischer of New Hampshire, Michael Crazen of New York, Dan Cullaty of Wellesley and Tim Wood of New Hampshire ford the Green River just downstream from a covered bridge closed for renovation in Guilford, Vermont. Crossing the river was not a scheduled part of the randonnee.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Michael Drazen, foreground, of New York fords the Green River in Guilford, Vermont, along with, from left, Tim Wood of New Hampshire and Barbara Lagana, Linda Pierce and Lynn Cochrane, all of Connecticut. The crossing, just below a covered bridge closed for repair, was not part of the regular D2R2 route but many riders who missed a turn or wanted to change routes took advantage of the shortcut.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>From left, Tim Wood of New Hampshire and Barbara Lagana, Linda Pierce and Lynn Cochrane, all of Connecticut, ford the Green River in Guilford, Vermont. The crossing, just below a covered bridge closed for repair, was not part of the regular D2R2 route but many riders who missed a turn or wanted to change routes took advantage of the shortcut.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Tim Wood, left, of New Hampshire and Lynn Cochrane, of Connecticut, having just emerged from fording the Green River in Guilford, Vermont chat with Erica Simmons of Cambridge and Matt Schram of Medford. Behind them, still crossing, are Linda Pierce and Barbara Lagana, both of Connecticut.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Barbara Lagana, left, and Linda Pierce, both of Connecticut pause after pushing their bikes across the Green River in Guilford, Vermont.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Barbara Lagana pours the water out of her shoes after fording the Green River in Guilford, Vermont.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>180K riders Greg Ledovsky, left, and Jonathan Davis, both of Connecticut, pause at a water station on West Leyden Rd. in Colrain.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Tandem riders Janet and Mark Coakley of Boylston join another cyclist on Green River Road in Colrain.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Keith Cardoza, left, of Jamaica Plain and John Martin of Somerville help fellow 180K rider Mike Sanders of Brighton jerry-rig a broken shifter cable on Nelson Road in Colrain. Sanders was able to finish the ride in first gear.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Mike Sanders of Brighton enlists the help of John Martin of Somerville in fixing his derailleur into the lowest gear after breaking a shifter cable on  Nelson Road in Colrain. Sanders, an engineer, went on to finish the 180K route with just two gears.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Christopher Anthony of Rhode Island pulls over on Nelson Road in Colrain to see if he can be of any help to fellow 180K riders Keith Cardoza, left, of Jamaica Plain, Mike Sanders of Brighton and John Martin of Somerville trying to repair a broken shifter cable.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>A Yoda figure is featured prominently in the cockpit of 180K rider Christopher Anthony of Rhode Island.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>A view of New Hampshire's Mount Monadnock from Peckville Road, near the Apex Orchards water stop in Shelburne.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Cyclists travel the loose gravel of Hawks Road in West Deerfield.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Cyclists travel the loose gravel of Hawks Road in West Deerfield. About 1200 riders took part in the tenth annual Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, traveling through parts of 11 western Franklin County towns and six towns of southern Windham County in Vermont.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>This stowaway climbed aboard at the lunch stop and finished the last 30 miles of the 100K route.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>115K rider Susi Ecker of Malden enjoys ice cream after the ride.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Clockwise from left, Mikel Travisano of New York, Brian Sullivan of New Jersey and Jamisen Ogg, Jon Shireman and Harry Woods, all of New York, enjoy a beer after their 160K ride.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Keith Cardoza, left, of Jamaica Plain and Eric Mearns of Boston get a beverage to go with the post-ride dinner. Each rider - of age - gets a complimentary glass and a beer to go in it.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Following the rides and a complimentary catered dinner, cyclists relax on a parcel of land preserved forever by the Franklin Land Trust along Mill Village Road in Deerfield.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>By 8:30 p.m. most of the 1200 or so D2R2 riders have gone home, or back to their campsites on nearby land preserved by the Franklin Land Trust

‘No matter how many times you do it, it’s always a shock.”

That’s how Keith Cardoza of Jamaica Plain, a five-time veteran of the Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée, sums up the back-roads distance cycling event known more simply as the D2R2.

A classic randonnée — which is not a race, but a challenge — requires the cyclist to be self-sufficient. This means carrying the food, water, clothing and repair items needed for the duration of the ride. However, the D2R2, in its 10th year as a benefit for the Franklin Land Trust, is a little more relaxed in that it offers three catered meals and several water stops along six routes, ranging from 20 to 110 miles, in western Massachusetts and southern Vermont.

This year, organizers and the 1,200 participants had a new challenge. The covered bridge spanning the Green River in Guilford, Vermont — the traditional lunch site and crossroads for all six routes — was closed for repairs in July. After some quick planning and route changes, lunch sites were created on both sides of the bridge, though many cyclists opted to ford the stream at a low spot rather than backtrack on dry land. Portaging a bike is not part of the classic randonnée tradition, but it does meet the definition of challenge. After losing her footing — and control of her bike — Barbara Lagana of Connecticut emerged from the fastest part of the stream with arms raised in mock victory.

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