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Author Topic: The Loooong Weekend Ride, 20-22 June 2014 Again!  (Read 10281 times)
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« on: February 13, 2014, 02:48:09 PM »

The idea for this ride came about last night at beer night - an actual ride with a destination, a spirited tour of the local roads, samplings of local cuisine, local beer to be quaffed and generally a good time had for all. Kind of like the ride to Motorcyclepedia, Newburgh, NY only without the sketchy motel  Wink.

Proposed date : 20 - 22 June 2014 (includes the looooongest day)

Destination: to be decided in the next couple of months in this very thread. Rough idea...ride out on Friday morning on ~8hr ride taking mixture of highway and backroads depending on destination. Ride local roads at destination on Saturday and take the slow road home Sunday. Accommodation will be a motel or bed/breakfast or some other lodging with a roof and 4-walls (apparently there are those among us that are not campers  Kiss).

Need at least 3-riders to make this a reality and the more the better! Get your bikes ready waaaay in advance so there are no lame excuses like "oh my tires are bald" or "I need new brakes" or "I dont ride in the rain".

As always whatever happens an adventure will be had and memories will last a long time  Wink

cheers
Andy



We were talking about going to PA, VT or NY, but nobody has proposed a route yet. I will suggest the following one for consideration and suggestions.

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=ROSLINDALE,+MA+02131&daddr=VT-73+W+to:Lake+St+to:Tracy+Rd+to:Lower+Lake+Lane,+Saranac+Lake,+NY+to:NY-28+S+to:Llion,+ny+to:NY-51+S+to:NY-51+S+to:NY-206+E%2FNY-30+N%2FState+Hwy+30+N+to:NY-17B+E%2FState+Rte+17B+E%2FCo+Rd+117+E%2FRt+17B+E%2FState+Rt+17B+E%2FSt+Rt+17B+E+to:MA-16+E%2FDouglas+Rd%2FWebster+St+to:ROSLINDALE,+MA+02131&hl=en&ll=43.961191,-72.46582&spn=6.310412,9.876709&sll=42.051332,-71.795654&sspn=0.406872,0.617294&geocode=Fc4whQIdDbDC-ymHAGmZx37jiTHN8ZTkTSchSg%3BFUNBnAIdsNai-w%3BFYv7nQIdMkmg-w%3BFe7FoAIdID2d-w%3BFWsypAIdm2yU-ykFzVXn7BrLTDHyHLW18lRfdQ%3BFcgjlwIdubqE-w%3BFZ5bkAId1QyH-ylXZ1RoP0zZiTG5v6aiAASn5A%3BFcrujQId-B2F-w%3BFal1hwIdCxCC-w%3BFRr3gQIdpOaH-w%3BFc4UfAIdHWqJ-w%3BFfK9gQId01a4-w%3BFc4whQIdDbDC-ymHAGmZx37jiTHN8ZTkTSchSg&oq=r&gl=us&dirflg=h&mra=mivtw&t=m&z=7

The first day we will be riding around, 7 or 8 hours. With brakes for gas, coffee, lunch pictures etc., it will be a good 11 or 12 hour day.
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Belgrade+Ave&daddr=MA-225+W%2FCarlisle+Rd+to:MA-119+W%2FMA-225+W%2FBoston+Rd+to:NH-123+N%2FNH-124+W%2FTurnpike+Rd+to:NH-12+N+to:VT-103+N+to:VT-100+N+to:VT-17+W%2FMain+St+to:Tracy+Rd,+Essex,+New+York+to:Lower+Lake+Lane,+Saranac+Lake,+NY&hl=en&ll=43.281204,-72.79541&spn=3.191164,4.938354&sll=43.272206,-72.494659&sspn=0.79792,1.234589&geocode=FXlAhQIdDabC-w%3BFa-SiAIdQATA-w%3BFfL5iQIddS28-w%3BFbSVjAIdEPa2-w%3BFZL6jwIdo2uv-w%3BFfLmlQIdNZ2r-w%3BFdKknwIdhWOo-w%3BFZxKoQIdfACk-w%3BFbimoAIdARSd-ykTl7Lodb7KTDHxDpMsEW2afA%3BFWsypAIdm2yU-ykFzVXn7BrLTDHyHLW18lRfdQ&gl=us&dirflg=t&mra=mivtw&t=m&z=8

The following day will be a bit short on riding - about 6 or 7 hours, which means we can spend more time enjoying the scenery stops, lunch etc.
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Lower+Lake+Lane,+Saranac+Lake,+NY&daddr=NY-28+S+to:Llion,+ny+to:NY-51+S+to:NY-51+S+to:NY-206+E%2FNY-30+N%2FState+Hwy+30+N+to:NY-17B+E%2FState+Rte+17B+E%2FCo+Rd+117+E%2FRt+17B+E%2FState+Rt+17B+E%2FSt+Rt+17B+E&hl=en&sll=41.640078,-72.092285&sspn=6.551187,9.876709&geocode=FWsypAIdm2yU-ykFzVXn7BrLTDHyHLW18lRfdQ%3BFcgjlwIdubqE-w%3BFZ5bkAId1QyH-ylXZ1RoP0zZiTG5v6aiAASn5A%3BFcrujQId-B2F-w%3BFal1hwIdCxCC-w%3BFRr3gQIdpOaH-w%3BFc4UfAIdHWqJ-w&gl=us&dirflg=h&mra=pr&t=m&z=7

The final day would be probably the shortest, so we can have a late start and get home on time.
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=NY-17B+E%2FState+Rte+17B+E%2FCo+Rd+117+E%2FRt+17B+E%2FState+Rt+17B+E%2FSt+Rt+17B+E&daddr=MA-197+N%2FW+Main+St+to:ROSLINDALE,+MA+02131&hl=en&ll=40.697299,-71.652832&spn=6.645926,9.876709&sll=42.023283,-71.803207&sspn=0.407052,0.617294&geocode=Fc4UfAIdHWqJ-w%3BFYKHgQIdYdS2-w%3BFc4whQIdDbDC-ymHAGmZx37jiTHN8ZTkTSchSg&oq=r&gl=us&dirflg=h&mra=mivtw&t=m&z=7

Thoughts?

Obviously, feel free to change the route in any way you think it's best!

Cheers,
Peter
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 03:26:44 PM »

Ohh boy, my ass hurts just thinking about it.  I need to get some fur for my seat.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 03:32:49 PM »

http://www.alaskaleatheronline.com/servlet/the-Sheepskin-Buttpads/Categories
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 05:17:22 PM »

Thanks, but the map view does not show on my tablet. Anyone else have a similar problem
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 07:02:01 PM »

I don't own a tablet, but I can see it on my phone and my laptop.
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 09:45:09 PM »


   That looks like a great 4 day run.  Wink  Grin You know by now that my excuse is "I'll be workin'" but that looks like a great ride...a 4 day ride for my boney ass. Maybe 5/6 considering potential diversions.

    Ben...I can't see it on your tablet either...you're not alone. It does show up on my antique Power Mac G5('98) though so this non upgradable pos is still good for sumthin'.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2014, 03:20:27 AM »

Hey MK,

Hope you are having some fun, and not working all the time. Gotta smell them roses when they finally unbury themselves from all the snow I see you guys are getting.

It would be good to meet up with you at some point, if only so that the junior, but no less distinguished, members of this group do not think of you as a disembodied voice, like the wizard of Oz. Maybe you can come by, and pass out hearts and courage?

In the meantime, all best from not so sunny France,
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2014, 09:26:53 AM »

Ben, someone compromised your account and changed your avatar!!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2014, 09:52:37 AM »


   That looks like a great 4 day run.  Wink  Grin You know by now that my excuse is "I'll be workin'" but that looks like a great ride...a 4 day ride for my boney ass. Maybe 5/6 considering potential diversions.


It's only three days, Mike. Come on!!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2014, 02:07:29 PM »

Ben, someone compromised your account and changed your avatar!!!

That may be so, but at least he feels the same way I do about HDs!
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2014, 02:15:01 PM »

Ben, someone compromised your account and changed your avatar!!!

That may be so, but at least he feels the same way I do about HDs!

That may be so, but the previous avatar was way cooler! It was you!
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2014, 06:31:29 PM »

I am continuing on with my plumbing theme, especially because a stranger on the street mistook me for his old plumber today.
Out with the old, in with the new. Peter, you someplace warm yet?
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2014, 06:35:56 PM »

Not yet.  Tonight NYC. Tomorrow warm place Wink
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2014, 11:44:51 PM »

Hey MK,

Hope you are having some fun, and not working all the time. Gotta smell them roses when they finally unbury themselves from all the snow I see you guys are getting.

It would be good to meet up with you at some point, if only so that the junior, but no less distinguished, members of this group do not think of you as a disembodied voice, like the wizard of Oz. Maybe you can come by, and pass out hearts and courage?

In the meantime, all best from not so sunny France,
Ben


   I'm having some fun...off 'til at least early March. No roses around but I did get to sniff around a daffodil...it was ahhhhh, refreshing. When are you due back from the silly side of the pond? I swear up and down on somebody's grave...any volunteers?...that I'll be at the next beer night IF, and only if it's before I'm back into the gauntlet...there's 2 weeks left in Feb. hint hint. After that all bet's are off. Of course that doesn't mean I won't show up to later beer nights...it's just that the contract will have expired. If you're not back in the next couple of weeks Ben we can still get together...even if it's the middle of the day and some of the other monkeys can't play.

   As for the disembodied voice passing out hearts and courage...I'm kinda likin' it. For a little extra I'll throw in some soul cuz that's what's good for the soul...if you know what I mean.

   Peter...yes it's only 3 days but I'm usually lucky to get 1 day in a row off...sometimes 2...when I'm working. If I can get the time off or I'm not working I'll be there. It really looks like an excellent ride.

Mike...from the sillier side of the pond
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2014, 04:53:47 AM »

I am back and available any eve after the 26th. Looking forward to introducing the Wiz to th lolly pop kids,

Lots of love,
Dorothy
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