This rail trail may have been a good ride five years ago. But in 2006, it''s an ATV paradise. With such a deep, loose sandy surface, and gas filled air, it wasn''t in any way suitable as a casual rail bed mountain bike ride. That it was rather flat didn''t matter. I cannot imagine anyone being able to make this 19.4 mile, point-to-point ride in three hours, as listed in the guide.
We turned off onto the regular roads at around the 5-6 mile mark from the start point, and returned to the parking area at the Depot by way of good paved surface roads, away from the ATV''s and motorbikes.
Perhaps there are more suitable entry points for this ride. Based on my experience, that''s at least 5 miles downtrail from Windham Depot. Or maybe starting on the other end would be best.