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Old 10-31-2011, 04:47 PM   #16
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So we split from there and head out to the Forks...we need fuel anyways.

Thats the one and only problem that I have with the little WR...no range. It's little fuel tank will only let you get about 80 miles before you need to be finding your next fuel source. There are a couple of makers of long range tanks that fit the little beast, but...even though I have one sitting in the box at home I have yet to put it on, because when I'm trail riding over the rough stuff and dump the bike, like I always do....I just don't think the big tank would survive. If I were to take a big remote trip like to Alaska or some such place, the big tank would have to go on though, and I'd just be more careful. Kinda defeats the fun a bit I reckon.

We hop on the Capitol Road and head towards Moosehead. The Capitol Road sucks....Super wide dirt, super highway with lots of cars and trucks. We exit off via the Williams Mountain Road to Rt.6 and head to Rockwood and the Northern Road. This is the road (among others) that will take you.....North. Not long ago motorcycles could not go beyond the 16 mile checkpoint, but the checkpoint has been moved north, to just beyond Pittston Farm and the twenty mile mark. This opens up a whole lot of dirt riding.



This is a pretty cool place...and it must be off the grid unless there's some secret buried power lines that I never noticed. We stopped in for a coke and a chat with the manager. Really nice people, cool place and if we weren't camping, I'd seriously consider staying here.



Think I'll bring whizzerwife here someday...



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After riding all over every side road we could find, we made it to Seboomook Campground on the Northern tip of Moosehead Lake

Set up in a Adirondack shelter on a point.


Tyrebitr blows me a goodnight kiss....



Lucky for us...there was a bodacious thunderstorm about 3 a.m.

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Old 11-01-2011, 06:47 AM   #17
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The kids and I are really enjoying this WW - thanks for taking the time to put it all down.

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Old 11-01-2011, 12:56 PM   #18
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U R welcome and thanks for the kudos...
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:08 PM   #19
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So...we survive another night and take our sweet time riding back out to the tar. BTW...the campground owners at Seboomook said that we were the first and only motorcyclists to stay there in the last 18 years....hard to believe, but they were serious.

We make it to Greenville for lunch..and a good lunch it was. Just a few feet off the main drag that most touri don't notice due to it's humble appearance. Don't be fooled by the appearance and don't let the hippies discourage you...they don't eat much.



But we do....

We decide to go visit the B-52 crash on the East side of Moosehead, but out in the sticks a bit.



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Old 11-03-2011, 06:21 PM   #20
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Thats as far East as we could go...the paper companys don't really want us out there tearing up their roads so they have manned or electronic checkpoints and gates which deter you from getting on the real riding up north, so we have to make due with what we have.

We head back to Greenville and Greenville junction, then hop on the Dyer and Brocha roads which take us back into Moxie Pond and then back to the Forks. We ride the blacktop North to Jackman, and arrive just as the skies open up. We figure its a good time to find a dry place to spend the night.

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We check in, get badly needed showers, then walk down the street for a decent meal and a coupla beers. Humble digs, but I like it that way. We spend some time reconnoitering for tomorrows ride.

Attean Ponds outside Jackman



Nice powerline shots eh?

Next morning we ride south a bit on 201, and then get on the Spencer Road which runs West into the North Maine Woods for a long long way. This is by far the most remote section we have ridden on so far, and made sure we had plenty of fuel before heading in. We didn't see a single soul the entire time.





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Old 11-04-2011, 04:35 AM   #21
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You probably stated it somewhere, but what was the time period for this ride? Good shots!
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:33 AM   #22
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You probably stated it somewhere, but what was the time period for this ride? Good shots!
Thank you....we did this in the beginning of August, were out for 9 nights of which we camped seven. We had nice weather, maybe a couple or three rain showers the whole time.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:29 PM   #23
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whizzerwheel, The old man pointed out your TR to me. Wish I had known you all were up in my old stomping grounds in Maine. Lots of friends up there with cabins and hospitality. Maybe next trip. I'd love to get the old man out again.Anyway, nice report, good to see some memories.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:16 PM   #24
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Great report so thanks - You sure know the dirt roads! Campgrounds too! I've been up there a few times, but my maps didn't show many dirt roads. I ended up racing through the paper land hoping not to get caught. I'll study your report some more and trace out a route or two for next season.

I bought one of those wr's last January too. Seems like all us old coots are scooping them up. They're sort of a gift for us...

I went the Wolfman route too. I admit, after the first couple days I was ready to throw the whole kit in a dumpster, they were so fiddly to pack and mount. By about day 5 I figured it all out. Happy now. I get most of my camp kit in one bag, and my personal stuff in the other. The tail bag is a medium duffel and it gets my tools, spares, camp chair, food, maps and miscy:



I shipped it west and rode the CDR last month. I left it in AZ and won't ride it again till Feb.

The little bike opens up a whole new world for me.


Thanks again for sharing.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:17 PM   #25
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whizzerwheel, The old man pointed out your TR to me. Wish I had known you all were up in my old stomping grounds in Maine. Lots of friends up there with cabins and hospitality. Maybe next trip. I'd love to get the old man out again.Anyway, nice report, good to see some memories.
Max,

Can't seem to get the "old man" to stay on the ground long enough to ride. He's busier now than when he was working for a living.
When you get back in the neighborhood let me know and we'll twist his arm. Good to hear from you.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:27 PM   #26
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[QUOTE=Pantah;17231080]Great report so thanks - You sure know the dirt roads! Campgrounds too! I've been up there a few times, but my maps didn't show many dirt roads. I ended up racing through the paper land hoping not to get caught. I'll study your report some more and trace out a route or two for next season.

I bought one of those wr's last January too. Seems like all us old coots are scooping them up. They're sort of a gift for us...

I went the Wolfman route too. I admit, after the first couple days I was ready to throw the whole kit in a dumpster, they were so fiddly to pack and mount. By about day 5 I figured it all out. Happy now. I get most of my camp kit in one bag, and my personal stuff in the other. The tail bag is a medium duffel and it gets my tools, spares, camp chair, food, maps and miscy:

Pantah,

I read your ride report....very, very nice. Looks like you have the same set-up as tyrebitr...he likes the Wolfman too. I was looking for a bag I could use on other bikes as well as the WR, and am trying to make the Giant Loop work. It certainly has its advantages but not the perfect solution for me at this point. I take too much crap with me.

Thanks for the kind words, and I agree the WR is a great bike. I consider it the funnest bike I ever had, even though it throws me onto the ground very hard, on a regular basis.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:06 PM   #27
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Nice

I am really enjoying this ride report on the WR's.
Also--you guys are riding in an area of the USA that I never even been close too.
I think maybe it's time---I'm gonna pay attention to your routes the best I can.

Thanks !!

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Old 11-07-2011, 05:30 PM   #28
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Mark,

Thanks for the kind words....I've garnered quite a bit of information and entertainment off your musings as well. I'm trying to get tyrebitr to kick in some pictures and prose right now. He will have a different perspective I'm sure.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:40 AM   #29
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We had a few hours of this



This road goes due West for 45-50 miles or so, then passes under a block of land owned by the Passamaquoddy Indians, turns due south another 15-20 miles or so and dumps us out on Rt. 27 just below the Canadian Border. Here again is another Windmill Farm.







These things are enormous...but the pictures don't really put them in scale





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Great RR WW, thanks for bringing us along. I've gotta check out that B52 site near Moosehead, can't believe how intact all that debris is!
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