James Bay and Beyond

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by lakota, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    Day 13 September 5 White River Junction VT to Annapolis MD

    A day on the slab. How do you spell boring? Kuralt was right - with the Interstate system you can drive from one coast to the other and not see anything. But it is a good thing when your goal is just to get from one place to another with no fuss. The only question I had to answer as I started out was which road I hated more - I 95/NJ Turnpike or I 81. I 81 was the winner so NJ turnpike here I come.

    Thoughts on the road
    Gas in Connecticut is 50 cents a gallon more expensive than in NJ. In CN I thought I was in Quebec.

    As much as McDonalds sucks it does provide a consistency in food that fills the stomach.

    Garmin insists that the only way around NYC is through the Bronx. When I decided that I wanted to go Tappan Zee Bridge the Garmin kept trying to send me back to the city. And when I crossed the bridge Garmin wanted me to go down to get on the Turnpike at its start.

    Don't underestimate the value of a 10 minute power nap on a picnic table:wink: The one I took got me through the rest of the ride as if I were starting fresh.

    If there is a worse road than the NJ Turnpike for motorcycles I don't want to ride it. How much construction can they do there? But at least the trucks add excitement - I 81 in PA is just plain boring.

    there are no better riding companions than the ones I had on this trip.

    Quebec is great riding country. And we had no problems not speaking French.

    Hopefully I can find TKCs for the next trip. Karoos were okay but prefer TKCs

    Finally I got to Annapolis - the money shot on every trip

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    "There is no nicer word than home" - Laura Ingalls Wilder

    The ride was slight over 4100 miles - GPS froze about 40 miles from home so I don't have a good mileage number.

    Thanks to everyone for coming along
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  2. lukeman

    lukeman Cool Hand

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    nice ride. Riding around Quebec is great.
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  3. GF-kam

    GF-kam Been here awhile

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    Glad to see you made it back safely.:clap
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  4. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Lakota: Enjoyed your company immensely. Always room for one more!
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  5. REAPER_ONE

    REAPER_ONE YOU'RE DONE

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    Glad you are Safe Marty!
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  6. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Marty: Send it to woody's wheel works:
    http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/moto_alloy_wheels.html


    Blaster also suggested you have them drill and plug for a regular valve stem so you can run a tube. But if you decide to trash the rim, let Blaster know before you jettison it.
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