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#485341 - 06/10/09 12:29 AM Excited Chatter Thread !!!  
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Hi Everyone!!!

We're getting close!

I've been lucky enough to be riding the planned routes recently and I believe you are really going to enjoy them too. We’ve made some tweaks here and there to fold in all the best riding we’ve found so far. Of course, every time we go up, we always seem to find a new road that is too good to pass up… Last time it was RT113 through Evan's notch.

Of course, to get there from my house in Connecticut is a short 200 mile trip up I-91 to St. Johnsbury and then east for another 50 miles along Rt.2 just past Lancaster. With the excitement building, I couldn’t sleep much the night before, so the bike was all packed and ready to go in the morning.



In late April, there was still snow on Mt. Washington which I could see in the distance, even as the farmlands were greening up in the valleys.







As I got closer to the Presidential Mountains - Adams, Jefferson, and Washington never looked more majestic. I found myself thinking this family’s home has a million dollar view and the roads to go with it!





Upon arrival at Roger’s Family Camping Resort and Motel (current owners are Crosby & his son Randy). I quickly realized that our views aren’t that bad either! Since they weren’t even open yet, I had my choice of sites and liked this RV one for my tent.





From there, I could see the building which will serve as our UN HQ. Registration, Bulletin Boards, Ride Gathering Points, Group Meals, and Bon Fires will all be here. All the doors can be either completely opened like a gazebo or closed up if the evenings are cool that week.








The views are pretty good from the motel rooms too, as well as, the tent sites! You can also see that UN HQ is just a couple hundred yards away.







The coffee shop will be open each morning and we will host a hot breakfast here or in the UN HQ on Wednesday morning.



For those people staying at the Cabot, UN HQ is just around the bend.



And, for those people staying at the Coos, you are a couple more miles away but right next to Dunkin Donuts and the Discount Liquor Store.





That afternoon and the next day I began to check out the routes we had developed in Garmin’s MapSource over the winter. It was cool, cloudy, there was still ice on the lakes, and snow banks along some of the road. But, I was really looking forward to riding after a long winter of ice in the driveway that kept me landlocked.

But that story is for another day…


"SAMSAR"
'04 1150RT, Biarritz Blue
'06 to '09 Northeast Tech Daze
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#485359 - 06/10/09 01:52 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SAMSAR]  
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I was excited already! Now I am REALLY excited. I was there last week and Paul is understating the scenery and the roads -- they are beautiful area.


"Sometimes your best form of transportation is a leap of faith"
#487554 - 06/15/09 07:40 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SAMSAR]  
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All materials (words and pictures) included in this ride tale are copyright protected and property of Jacqueline.
#487649 - 06/15/09 11:15 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Jacqueline]  
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#487768 - 06/16/09 03:40 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: BarNone]  
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Originally Posted By: BarNone
I was excited already! Now I am REALLY excited.
+100!!! clap smile


Cool_Jamie "KMG_365"
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#489501 - 06/21/09 12:54 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SAMSAR]  
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Please advise where they have turtles.


Ken & Donna H.
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If you want to ride tomorrow, ride quietly today.
Quiet is cool, silent is sexy.
#489547 - 06/21/09 04:43 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Ken H.]  
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Originally Posted By: Ken H.
Please advise where they have turtles.

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Michael
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Minden, Nevada
#489729 - 06/22/09 12:19 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SageRider]  
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Can't wait to see you all there. I leave in 17 days! thumbsup


Dave Swift
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#489751 - 06/22/09 02:05 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: drswift]  
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Originally Posted By: drswift
Can't wait to see you all there. I leave in 17 days! thumbsup


Dave, I was wondering when you were going to begin your odyssey. Hope to see you at the MOA rally. We'll be at the Quality Inn and Suites in Johnson City, arriving Wednesday afternoon. I know you'll be camping on-site.

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Mark
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#493565 - 07/01/09 03:36 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: marcopolo]  
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Yes!! Now if my knee and clutch just hold out a little longer!

Alan


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Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid-in-sideways, totally worn out, shouting, WOW, What a ride!
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