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Old 07-03-2010, 09:12 PM   #166
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Hackers meeting....

Sunny days are here again!!! Riding off to Stowe, VT to meet up with MZcountryboy + his wife for lunch..



Vermont countryside just as beautiful as Canada but didn't see as much flower plantings..




Sharon sez "finally I can walk in town without a jacket...ahhhhhhh"


Great meeting MZcountryboy and to be able to compare our hacks...


happy hackers...


we finally meet....


serious discussions





MZcountryboy lead us through Smugglers Notch (narrow mountain pass + twisties)..


we bid adieu....until soon




Will post pictures of Inmate Boondox tomorrow...g'nite y'all
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:16 AM   #167
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:24 AM   #168
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Happy Anniversary!!!!!

Hey guys....we have been reading your postings , but haven't checked in on you for a few days. Sorry we missed wishing you both a happy anniversary. What, no Bulley Rock for your anniversary???? Looks like you had a LOVELY day. Welcome back to the states, glad your trip went well. Another grand adventure!! Hope to see and/or talk to you soon.
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:13 PM   #169
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Up a steep hill to visit inmate Boondox...before going up the gravel road we came upon this sign:

the "Sound of Music" family's compound. Wonder if their offspring still runs it?









Finally up a steep gravel hill..



To Boondox farm..



It's a 104 year old Farm House thats still original in its setting. There we were intorduced to all the anmals that habit the premises and of course his lovely wife.



Here we're already discussing sidecars: his Hannigan and my Dauntless; comparing accessories that work.





Lucky man..he got another 1200GS in case he wants to ride 2 wheels..



I did notice that the Hannigan is quite bit close to the ground and still call it a dual sport!..the stabilizer is even lower, might be an impediment if riding the TLH or CDT...


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Old 07-04-2010, 02:49 PM   #170
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Got licked by these guys all day...



Had farm fresh eggs from these..





And of course a bit of them for Dinner...







After dinner it was all chit chat of places Boondox would like to ride to..





The mountains from our bedroom window at Boondox's pad..



Boondox with one of his dogs is leading the way to the Ferry that'll take us across Lake Champlain to New York.

















New York- New York- New York



Lunch in New York and the World Cup...GERMANY vs Argentina....





Ach du Lieber!!....Deutschland ueber Alles



Deutschland zum Sieg....?



Going through many villages in the Adriondacks to Camp Mark 7





Met my classmate from college, now Father Thomas Coughlin, who runs this summer camp for deaf kids and CODA (children of deaf adults) kids...



We have both aged quite a bit...





The camps on a lake..



Discussing camp stuff with one of his staff..

That dog "Pete" bit me.....grrrrrrr...



Back on the road again toward Philly...Philly Steak and Mario's PIzza that is!


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Old 07-04-2010, 06:31 PM   #171
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The end of our Report...

We're back into the asphalt jungles of Pennsylvannia. Tomorrow we should be in the city of Brotherly love and try munching on a Philly Steak. We won't be in our homeport of North Carolina for another week.


Many thanks for having followed our ride report. We appreciated you support, encouragement and of course all of your comments while we were on the road. You all rock!


It's been a great vacation...been cold..but as we now enter the July ovens of the eastern US; we miss the cool and even cold more. Thank you again...


Cheers, Sharon & Elmer

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Old 07-04-2010, 09:23 PM   #172
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WELL DONE!
WELL WRITTEN!
WELL PHOTOGRAPHED!
Another epic journey under your belts!
You two are super!
And well enjoyed by one and all!
Vermont is surely God's country, I spent a summer in East Burke and fell in love with the people and places....
Thank you both so very much for sharing your journey with us!
Safe travel till you're at home!
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:37 PM   #173
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Great report, Elmer & Sharon!

Thank you for taking us along.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:13 PM   #174
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Many Thanks

Once again, Lady Sharon and Sir Elmer, thanks for allowing us to take a ride with you. Interesting, informative and educational.

Plus, of course, happy anniversary, and many more of them.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:21 PM   #175
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Thanks for taking us along!!
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:24 PM   #176
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Sharon and Elmer, great RR and fantastic pics, thanks for taking us along for the ride
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:54 PM   #177
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again,
i know i'm late to this party
great rr
enjoyed every moment

i'd love to hear more about your thoughts regarding the CAR TIRE CONVERSION
and how the hack road on this trip as opposed to the one out west.....
not taking into consideration the axle issues

thanks, as always, in advance
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:12 PM   #178
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again,
i know i'm late to this party
great rr
enjoyed every moment

i'd love to hear more about your thoughts regarding the CAR TIRE CONVERSION
and how the hack road on this trip as opposed to the one out west.....
not taking into consideration the axle issues

thanks, as always, in advance
Hi Greg....

The trip to Newfoundland and back went flawlless. This trip of course had the standard trailer axle bearing that almost all sidecars now have or always had.
On the Alaska trip I had a different axle design where the spindle was attached to the wheel and the axle shaft rotated inside the mainframes hub which carried the races. What caused the shearing of the shaft on my Alaska trip is debatable to no end!
Regarding the car tire conversion: great tire life; more surface grip. The downside of having a car tire is that they are not so easy to find when in need of one unless you haul a spare which I am trying to avoid or have one shipped to your destination from who carries your size.

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Old 02-09-2011, 05:10 PM   #179
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Elmer wrote:
>>The downside of having a car tire is that they are not so easy to find when in need of one unless you haul a spare which I am trying to avoid or have one shipped to your destination from who carries your size.<<

Carrying a spare is alway san option. Some will get a tire box it up and have it ready to ship to wherever with a friend at home. Another option is that WalMart does carry tires and if one os ordered it can be waaiting for you at any walmart store on a proposed route...interesting
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:28 PM   #180
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Elmer wrote:
>>The downside of having a car tire is that they are not so easy to find when in need of one unless you haul a spare which I am trying to avoid or have one shipped to your destination from who carries your size.<<

Carrying a spare is alway san option. Some will get a tire box it up and have it ready to ship to wherever with a friend at home. Another option is that WalMart does carry tires and if one os ordered it can be waaiting for you at any walmart store on a proposed route...interesting
Ach Du Lieber... Wunderbar!!
Thank you Caude for the tip regarding WalMart. Do they sell 165/15? If I do the TAT trip..hhmmnn...WallyM is surely not nearby on roads less traveled. BUT I can always give you a ring and have UPS send me yours to places like here.. .....
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