from CT to VT,NH,ME almost 1200 miles on 4th of July weekend

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by jantarek, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. jantarek

    jantarek Long timer

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    My head is still spinning from all that riding so instead of writing a report I will like to share some pics and few comments.

    Well we decided to go for a short ride during the 4th of July weekend, nothing planned - just simply ride north. :ricky



    weapons of choice?
    2002 Kawasaki ZZR 1200 - johnny rocket
    1999 Bmw R1100R _ Wrathchild
    2003 Bmw R1150 GSA _ me ( Jerry )

    cameras used: canon powershot
    and nikon d200


    departure friday morning 7:30am
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    we took I91 through Mass. and hit the back roads once in NH.


    on the way to mt. Washington,
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    there was a young moose drinking water by the side of the road, so naturally people had to stop in the middle of our lane to take pictures of this very unusual phenomena :eek1
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    quick rest on main parking lot
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    and decision was made,:thumb we are going in!!! or up, :D
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    it was my first time going up the mountain so it was interesting, specially with my fear of heights
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    like I said :eek1
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    once on top we meet one more ADV rider, from CT cool dude with awesome bike :D
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    it was very windy that day

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    always favorite posing "STIG" style
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    after this awesome (for me ) adventure we found this kick ass motel just few miles from mt. Washintgon
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    the price was right and owners are great people

    BBQ set-up out back, we meet this cool couple from England just traveling around NH for few weeks,
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    after nice BBQ dinner, we spent some time by the fire drinking beer and talking about ---- motorcycle traveling
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    and that it was time to hit the sack, does pink make me look fat?
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    day two

    nice ride to Errol NH, ( the road is almost fixed now)
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    quick rest while we were there
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    and after we took right turn into Maine, where we had to pass alot of Harley Riders, not that there is anything wrong with that :deal
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    the views were amazing
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    and I think we hit some kind of space-time vortex :scratch
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    twice :huh
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    so we got heck out of Maine and back in NH. and to make things right again we sacrificed wendy's baked potato to motorcycling God's
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    two more ADV'rs showed up, a very nice couple from Maine,
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    and after nice lunch we took off to VT, where we stayed at this awesome Irish Motel with bar and live music, good times, good times :gerg
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    day 3

    riding from side to side in VT crosing or getting on rt 100
    very nice riding , specially rt 14 and rt 17 .

    some random photos from that day


    this is view of Rt17 after very cool twisties
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    rest time in one of Vt's towns
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    floating bridge was closed :cry
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    and favorite game of the day, "chasing Johnny through VT " :D
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    it was a shoulder burning, monkey butt, wrist cramping one heck of a ride
    that still puts smile on my face :D :ricky

    sorry for my speling folks, and its my first report so its kinda dry.

    I have more pics if you like to see
    thanks for your time and I hope you like it

    Jerry
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  2. zadok

    zadok Long timer

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    Awesome ride, Jerry.:D Looks like you were blessed with great weather.
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  3. Wrathchild

    Wrathchild Ogri Rules!

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    Yeah, the weather rocked.

    PS. zadok, cool avatar :thumb
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  4. Dbear

    Dbear Hanging on

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    Nice shot of the beaver pond at the top of 17.

    Hope you spent plenty of time on 100 as well.
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  5. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Oh man, you guys a having way too much fun!

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    Thanks for posting. :thumb
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  6. dlew

    dlew Daypass Adventurer

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    Great report!
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  7. jantarek

    jantarek Long timer

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    Thank you :D . yes we did RT100 as well, its awesome

    few more random pics.


    its always nice to see things like that in your rear view mirror :evil
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  8. Bocephous

    Bocephous Bitter Clinger

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    Great pics!
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  9. jantarek

    jantarek Long timer

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    Few more pics. for your viewing pleasure :D

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  10. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Nice report! Looks like you had a great ride. What's up with the nearly floating bridge? Any idea if it's a long term closure or not? It's part of the Puppy Dog Ride we'll be doing again in the fall.

    Thanx for posting.
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  11. duhgee

    duhgee Been here awhile

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    I'm planning a trip through NH and VT next month, and your pics are great reminders why I'm going there. Looks like you had the key pieces of a great trip - good bikes, excellent weather, great company, amazing roads, oh, and beer. :freaky
    Bring us along on your next trip!
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  12. jantarek

    jantarek Long timer

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    sure thing, anytime bud :D, and yes that area is super nice, don't forget to include RT100 and 17
    have fun
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  13. Rhythm

    Rhythm TruRyda

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    Dude, how in the hell did you this photo ( being scared or heights) ?

    I had a GI JOE Kungfu death grip on my handle bars on that section of road, two weeks ago. :lol2

    Again, nice photos partna.:thumb

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  14. jantarek

    jantarek Long timer

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    like this :D
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    look the other way and take alot of pics :evil

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    thanks
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