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Old 09-07-2010, 07:53 AM   #1
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Will Ride for Beer

Oh nooooooo!
I'm down to my last sixer of Yuengling!


No worry, I've got a few days off and a trip to PA would be perfect

The itinerary is shaping up:
West Enfield, Maine to Dixonville, PA via Lake Placid and the Adirondacks.
Spend some quality time riding with Chromer.
Ride all the twisty bits I can find
Spend a couple of days with my Great Aunt Kathryn.
Bring back all the Yuengling we can carry on the bikes.


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Old 09-07-2010, 08:47 AM   #2
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Smokey and the Bandit.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:37 AM   #3
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"West bound and down, loaded up and ridin' we're gonna do what they say can't be done..."


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Old 09-07-2010, 10:55 AM   #4
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Chromer is riding a 2007 DL650
I'm riding Bella, '09 F650 Twin



We both packed light, saving precious cargo space for the beloved Yuengling

Day One: Destination Lake Placid, NY

I mapped out the route using Delorme GPS software. I decided to avoid interstates whenever possible, after all my goal was to ride the twisty bits , and to enjoy the scenery of the mountains. I've been wanting to visit the Dak's for a few years now.

The forecast was for temps in the 90's. I dug out the mesh gear. I made room for my camelbak in the tank bag. I was glad I did because I ended up drinking 3 liters by the time we reached Lake Placid

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Old 09-07-2010, 11:32 AM   #5
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We made our way across Maine and into NH on Route 2. It was painfully slow at times. Once in VT we decided to stop for lunch. We found a restaurant called Anthony's in St. Johnsbury. I had the chicken bacon burger special, Chromer had the roast beef



Riding across VT was beautiful. Lots of dairy farms and fields. We finally arrived at Burlington where we boarded the Lake Champlain Ferry.







The ferry took longer than I figured.
One hour twenty minutes to go 40 miles! They served beer though

Next to us on the ferry was a tatoo HD Skirtster chick sportin' official HD bandana protective head gear, and her pirate hubby riding a CanAm hauling a trailer. Both bikes so clean you can see yourself in the chrome. He looks over at my bike and says "Ummmmm, don't you ever wash that thing?" I said thanks, I have more fun in the dirt than I do on the pavement . He never said another word

Also on the boat was a guy and his wife from Colorado who had just spent a week kayaking the Penobscot and Kennebec Rivers. They raved about the rapids being some of the best they had ever run.

I made friends with a yoga instructor from San Fransisco who was on the way to visit her Aunt in the Daks. By the end of the trip she was instructing Chromer and I on a few positions. I'm sure it made for some interesting entertainment for the rest of the passengers on the boat

We eventually arrived at Port Kent and I got my first glimpse of the Adirondacks. Wow! I was lovin' it


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Old 09-07-2010, 12:27 PM   #6
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We started riding through the Daks, only 40 miles to Lake Placid. County Road 33 from Ray Brook to Saranac Lake had some nice twisties. Short but sweet

Here's a cool looking stone wall




We arrived at the Comfort Inn at Lake Placid in the dark. We changed and decided to grab a taxi to the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery. After 380 miles of riding I was done for the day.

Several of the NY inmates recommended the pub and the infamous UBU ale.



The pub is in an old church. Heh, I'd be here every Sunday if I lived closer

2UBU's


UBU and BBQ beef



UBU in progress



We had a great meal! That UBU went down way smooth for a 7% beer. It was so good I had two, seeing how I wasn't driving

Thanks for the recommendations guys

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Old 09-08-2010, 07:39 AM   #7
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...her pirate hubby riding a CanAm hauling a trailer. Both bikes so clean you can see yourself in the chrome. He looks over at my bike and says "Ummmmm, don't you ever wash that thing?" I said thanks, I have more fun in the dirt than I do on the pavement . He never said another word
Seriously? After reading this I took a closer look and I can't believe anyone thinks your bike is dirty -- not even as a conversation starter (a failed conversation starter, as it turned out). Can anyone really be that type-cast?

And what kind of a pirate rides a CanAm?
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:16 PM   #8
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Oh nooooooo!
I'm down to my last sixer of Yuengling!


No worry, I've got a few days off and a trip to PA would be perfect

The itinerary is shaping up:
West Enfield, Maine to Dixonville, PA via Lake Placid and the Adirondacks.
Spend some quality time riding with Chromer.
Ride all the twisty bits I can find
Spend a couple of days with my Great Aunt Kathryn.
Bring back all the Yuengling we can carry on the bikes.


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1st, nice report.

I haven't had a beer in 3 years, though I drank my share of Budweiser prior to, and I'm now hooked on wine.

I know we have new rules about proper behavior on advrider.

but dude. Yuengling?
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:26 PM   #9
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Nice RR....

looks like you 2 had a great run.
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:47 PM   #10
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Nice RR....

looks like you 2 had a great run.
Yes we did 2T.
No performance awards this trip either

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Old 09-08-2010, 06:45 PM   #11
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1st, nice report.

I haven't had a beer in 3 years, though I drank my share of Budweiser prior to, and I'm now hooked on wine.

I know we have new rules about proper behavior on advrider.

but dude. Yuengling?
Budweiser?
I like beer with body and flavor.

Wine is nice too though

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Old 09-11-2010, 09:21 PM   #12
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"Give me a woman who loves beer, and I'll conquer the world."
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:58 PM   #13
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"Give me a woman who loves beer, and I'll conquer the world."
Kaiser Wilhelm

Give me enough beer and I'll think I can conquer the world

Thanks for riding along!


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Old 09-12-2010, 05:24 PM   #14
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Nice report, Reminds me of my trip to Byob.



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Old 09-12-2010, 06:34 PM   #15
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Looks like a UBU Vt-Stromer
Food looks good too.

Thanks for checking in!

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