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Old 09-12-2012, 09:02 PM   #76
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Those gloves look great thanks. I couldn't get the size choice to say anything but 8 so I'll have to call them tomorrow.

I considered hippo hands but saw these on the bikes belonging to a couple of Maine-iacs whose ride report started in March and included ice and snow. Ordered today:

http://www.motorhelmets.com/htm-body...deflectors.htm
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #77
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My campground research so far:

http://www.gopinescamping.com/about.php
Website says they'll be open.

http://balsamwoods.rtrk.com/?scid=27...id=14071649316
Website says they'll be open.

http://www.bigmoosecabins.com/rates_.../low_rates.php
I spoke them and they'll be open.

http://www.arndtscamp.com/AARLC/Home.html
Website says they'll be open.

Also there is "My Brother's Place" which is a campground without a website in Houlton. I spoke to them and they'll be open.

Anybody have others or feedback on these?
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:02 AM   #78
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Nice finds. I wrote down the state park addresses, we will pass by a few and they are $18 per site.

Only on the Delorme paper map do I see at least 15 campground along our route (doesn't show on their topo 9 software unless I'm doing it wrong). The descrip is "primitive camping/may need owner permission". This looks vague yet promising so I'm going to type up a quick landowner permission form that can be used wherever we go, might save some hassle.

If anyone needs anything printed out let me know, one of very few perks of office life
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:36 AM   #79
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I saw some nice pics linked in the Toxic Britiny thread over in JoMomma. Can you print them for me?

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Old 09-16-2012, 05:17 PM   #80
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http://www.nhscot.org May be we can visit this place for couple of beers and some music!?
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:50 PM   #81
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I hate to freeze...

Today I dragged my ass out of bed at 6:30 to trailer the bike to the Berkshire Triple Ride. It was COLD. I can take a hint.

At the risk of looking like the Michelin Tire man, I will be wearing the following on this ride:

Jeans
Ski pants
Rain pants
T-shirt
Jacket liner
Riding jacket
Rain coat
Balaclava
Riding gloves
Ski gloves
Full face street helmet with visor

I suspect that in a crash, I will just bounce back up!

6 more days...
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:37 AM   #82
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http://www.nhscot.org May be we can visit this place for couple of beers and some music!?
We might be able to see a bit of it Friday on the drive up if we can trust the bikes on the trailer

Were you joking about a small saw/axe or are you bringing one?
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Today I dragged my ass out of bed at 6:30 to trailer the bike to the Berkshire Triple Ride. It was COLD. I can take a hint.

At the risk of looking like the Michelin Tire man, I will be wearing the following on this ride:

Jeans
Ski pants
Rain pants
T-shirt
Jacket liner
Riding jacket
Rain coat
Balaclava
Riding gloves
Ski gloves
Full face street helmet with visor

I suspect that in a crash, I will just bounce back up!

6 more days...
As long as you don't wear all that at once you should be ok I just saw weather.com said it was 35 lastnight in Sutton

I'm all done packing and testing out gear, these four days of work are going to take forever!


How many freeze dried meals are you bringing because some of these meals take up precious space!
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:13 AM   #83
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I'll be packing the bike soon and will jam as much chow into it as I can. I'll let you know. Ramen noodles are easy too. The key thing is to carry enough water. In the event of a breakdown, water will prolong survival.

It's a good policy to never pass up gas or water.

The only time you have too much fuel is when youre on fire.

Assuming we stay at legit campgrounds we can use their water to cook and drink at night. I bring a 24 oz bottle to keep filled but store bought water bottles help as well. The trouble is they are heavy and take up too much space. I could round up some neighborhood cats to bring in case someone has the urge or some Chineese food.

5 days...
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:03 AM   #84
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If you guys want some specific advice around the Sugarloaf, Maine area, I'd be happy to give you some inside info. Just shoot me a PM.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:33 AM   #85
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Hey guys. I have water filter and we can make water from any paddle or lake. Also I will take my MSR blader witch is 4liter and we r covered with water for the trip. Just in case take like small water battle each. And I will take my saw and axe but no chain saw
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:16 PM   #86
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Hey guys. I have water filter and we can make water from any paddle or lake. Also I will take my MSR blader witch is 4liter and we r covered with water for the trip. Just in case take like small water battle each. And I will take my saw and axe but no chain saw

Sounds good. I'll bring the wood chipper.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:42 PM   #87
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After my son saw all my gear piled up he suggested a side car. Would one on each side so I could bring my dog be too weird?
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Well ya know what they say, lay all your stuff out and from there remove half and bring some extra cash

I weighed my gear and everything minus my camelbak and riding gear is 40lbs. I still feel like I'm taking the kitchen sink!
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:04 AM   #89
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Unable to answer back packing meal quantity...

All my stuff is in a pile while I'm in FL for a few days (BBQ was calling). Maybe I'll hang the meals off the bars like ornaments. How fast can a bear run?
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:19 AM   #90
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Be sure to zigzag when you are riding.


While camping a month ago in MA, a French Canadian couple next to us was having trouble with bears. She walks over, in boyshorts, and says "I think the bears are after this" as she holds up a hunk of red meat!!! We politely told her to please either cook it or put the in the car immediately. It was hard to tell a cutie with red meat to go away
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