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Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By MapMaster
Hyner Run SP near Renovo PA. Hyner View, 4...

Hyner Run SP near Renovo PA.
Hyner View, 4 miles up the mountain, has the view, but no camping.

Possibly more equitable in terms of a mid-point between you and your NYC partner would be south...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 31,332
Posted By MapMaster
Well I already know that the family fudge doesn't...

Well I already know that the family fudge doesn't travel very well, so unless I get kitchen access with a good candy thermometer, you'll have to settle for the beer. :lol3
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 31,332
Posted By MapMaster
(sigh) No matter the time budget, it's never...

(sigh) No matter the time budget, it's never enough.

I'm not slamming the road to Valdez - I didn't choose rancid goat turds for the comparison point. :lol3
But I'm willing make amends for the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
You're most welcome. It was a fantastic ride! I...

You're most welcome.
It was a fantastic ride! I can only hope at conveying a small sense of the wonder of it all. Hope you continue to enjoy the telling of it.

I have to chuckle at your user name...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
Glad you liked it. Telling more stories over...

Glad you liked it.
Telling more stories over beer?
Sounds like a great plan to me! :freaky
Timing is the issue at the moment - got a few 70+ hour weeks staring me in the face (got's to mine the...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 31,332
Posted By MapMaster
Noted, I wasn't intending to dis Valdez, and the...

Noted, I wasn't intending to dis Valdez, and the road to it is very nice. Great scenery and I even got to walk on a glacier!
A good baloney sammich is not to be dismissed lightly, :D

But just...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 31,332
Posted By MapMaster
I haven't read the 26 pages in between, so I...

I haven't read the 26 pages in between, so I don't know if the reasoning for the change in route is covered.
But choosing Valdez over Denali would be like opting for a baloney sandwich instead of...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,938
Posted By MapMaster
At this stage of my life ('really' old phart...

At this stage of my life ('really' old phart status is fast approaching) I doubt that I'll ever get to Nepal, too many other things on the bucket list. So thanks for posting the pictures. I really...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,965
Views: 136,144
Posted By MapMaster
I just did Newfoundland and Labrador, but more...

I just did Newfoundland and Labrador, but more germane to your question is a ride I did through the Maritimes. Links to both reports are in my sig line.
Have a great trip.
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 29,043
Posted By MapMaster
Dayum that's some rugged sh*t!. I'm beginning...

Dayum that's some rugged sh*t!.
I'm beginning to understand why Tim bailed. :lol3
Great adventure!
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
Cheers,

Cheers,
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 429,983
Posted By MapMaster
Dammit, this ain't a ride report! Out with it...

Dammit, this ain't a ride report! Out with it already!
I'm not ready for 'cliffhanger' posts here. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
Bob, It was a pleasure meeting you. You guys...

Bob,
It was a pleasure meeting you.
You guys get back okay I trust?

I feel honored at eliciting your first post, I'm sure you have a slew of great tales yourself. Any links to personal...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
Thanks, glad you liked it. But ALL of the island...

Thanks, glad you liked it. But ALL of the island - not hardly, rain forced me to miss the whole north-central coast (Buena Vista, Twillingate area) and I never did make it to Harbor Breton. Which...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 148,834
Posted By MapMaster
:clapA well written tale, very entertaining....

:clapA well written tale, very entertaining. Thanks for the effort.
Hope the future rides don't involve quite so much adventure of this sort.
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 29,043
Posted By MapMaster
:shog Well, I know who to list as a reference...

:shog
Well, I know who to list as a reference now on future job applications. :D

But to spread the love a bit, I have to say that you made it easy. Many folks in that situation would be very...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 29,043
Posted By MapMaster
I was expecting a plan where you would sail to...

I was expecting a plan where you would sail to the island in a watery dream machine and bring it back on board. :D
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,018
Posted By MapMaster
IN! Great photos and very entertaining report. ...

IN! Great photos and very entertaining report.

:*sip*
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 28,821
Posted By MapMaster
Well... I hate to see such an absolute...

Well... I hate to see such an absolute declaration made, it made dissuade some from visiting the best NP in the country. Some qualifiers are needed.
I've visited in early June and while there was...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 28,821
Posted By MapMaster
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
Day 38 - Homeward Bound (Simon & Garfunfkel)

9/08/14 - Roscoe, NY to home - 389 miles
The trip total was 10946 miles with an average of 288 miles/day.

The final odometer reading was the only entry in the journal for the day, an indication...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
Day 37 - Chelsea Morning (Joni Mitchell)

9/7/14 West Lebanon, NH to Roscoe, NY - 299 miles

A few guys were going to stop and visit Mike on their way home as was I. A loop a bit north put me into in the Albany later in the day to spread...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
Day 36 - Rover (Jethro Tull)

9/6/14 West Lebanon, NH to West Lebanon, NH - 224 miles

The usual small, loose rally procedures remained in effect.
Catch up with old friends and meet new ones over breakfast, see who's going...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
Day 35 - No music stirred the soul today

9/5/14 - State Park to West Lebanon, NH 199 miles

SOP for many early arriving WDGAH attendees is to gather Friday morning at the Blue Benn diner in Bennington. Us manly backwoods campers and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
Day 34 - Spirit in the Night (Bruce Springsteen)

9/4/14 Rutland, VT to Woodford State Park, VT - 133 miles


For the second day in a row, the mileage demands were light.
I was already pretty familiar with all of the paved roads in the area and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
Day 33 - Friends (Elton John)

9/3/14 - Sutton, VT to Rutland, VT - 187 miles


Slept well - very stiff this morning - a sign that I didn't toss/turn much I think.
Tim fixed a breakfast muffin sandwich with good Cabot Cheddar!...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,045
Posted By MapMaster
A very entertaining read, keep at it please ...

A very entertaining read, keep at it please
(and now I don't feel so bad about still working on a report for a ride I finished in September, of THIS year :lol3 - the ball hasn't dropped yet :evil)
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
psst - there's a better way :evil Have her fly...

psst - there's a better way :evil
Have her fly to St John's and meet her there (renting a car for a few days or a week is a lot cheaper than a sidecar option).

I've rendezvoused with my gf...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By MapMaster
:lurk Aerostich was long on the scene in...

:lurk

Aerostich was long on the scene in '93, but wasn't the flip-front helmet still pretty rare at that time? :dunno
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
In other travel modes, I'd thoroughly enjoy a...

In other travel modes, I'd thoroughly enjoy a visit there. I just don't like playing tourist in city environs when burdened by gear and worrying about how secure the bike is. :nah
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
Quote: Judging by the little island to the...

Quote:

Judging by the little island to the left I think my house is between you and the fjord, just behind those trees! I was away that week though in Montreal

One for the small world files.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,237
Posted By MapMaster
The crappiest rides produce the best stories ...

The crappiest rides produce the best stories
(Course the bit about partying with strippers in Nawlins, is a pretty damn good trip story that wouldn't suffer any if it had been sunny and 75 degrees...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
Glad to have you still following along with me....

Glad to have you still following along with me. We'll get there, .....

eventually :D
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
Day 32 - Immigration Man (Graham Nash)

9/2/14 - Saguenay, QC to Sutton, VT - 349 miles

Good Morning World!:
http://mapmaster.smugmug.com/2014/Going-to-the-Dogs/Day-32/i-mDsp24k/0/L/20140902_061824-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-26-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7,470
Views: 2,557,738
Posted By MapMaster
Killjoy :D I was postulating that it was some...

Killjoy :D
I was postulating that it was some highly amusing, but very vulgar bit of artwork graphically conveying the castigated whirligigs. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,397
Posted By MapMaster
Day 31 - Running on Empty (Jackson Brown)

9/1/14 - Baie Comeau to Saguenay - 226 miles

An easy day of it, needed to recover from the last several hard ones. The back was complaining a bit, I have no idea why. :wink:
More journal updating...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 75,875
Posted By MapMaster
Bravo! :clap

Bravo! :clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-26-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7,470
Views: 2,557,738
Posted By MapMaster
http://mapmaster.smugmug.com/2014/Going-to-the-Dog...

http://mapmaster.smugmug.com/2014/Going-to-the-Dogs/Day-32/i-GP9hSmz/0/L/20140902_155842-L.jpg (http://mapmaster.smugmug.com/2014/Going-to-the-Dogs/Day-32/i-GP9hSmz/A)
Amusing enough, but I wonder...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-26-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7,470
Views: 2,557,738
Posted By MapMaster
http://mapmaster.smugmug.com/2014/Going-to-the-Dog...

http://mapmaster.smugmug.com/2014/Going-to-the-Dogs/Day-32/i-43xJD2L/0/L/20140902_105348-L.jpg (http://mapmaster.smugmug.com/2014/Going-to-the-Dogs/Day-32/i-43xJD2L/A)
Ancient history, even the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-26-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7,470
Views: 2,557,738
Posted By MapMaster
http://mapmaster.smugmug.com/2014/Going-to-the-Dog...

http://mapmaster.smugmug.com/2014/Going-to-the-Dogs/Day-32/i-Mdbt547/0/L/IMG_1486-L.jpg (http://mapmaster.smugmug.com/2014/Going-to-the-Dogs/Day-32/i-Mdbt547/A)
This one is funny to me because my...
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