NH/VT Central Riders

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by AdamChandler, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler n00b

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    Let’s do it! Would be a good prep for me!
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  2. Red Card

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    The Canadian route is interesting to me. I was telling Dualscotty after our last ride in VT that next summer I wanted to ride to Nova Scotia. Count me in so long as the timing does not interfere with family vacation week in late June.

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  3. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Well, interest is peaked here since I've never been to Canada and would certainly love to go. Wife only asks if there is any objection to a female rider. Either way, we will be out to NH in 2 weeks now. Hoping to have a home locked in when we get there.

    Reading that link. Gravel roads. Been there. Careful for the loose gravel. Makes for a wild ride.
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  4. dualscotty

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    How does everybody feel about this. Puppy dog route sometime in may. Red cards novascotia route in July sometime(I think the route red card had in mind can be done in a 3 day weekend type ride). And of course other shorter rides I’m sure through the summer. And of course all riders are welcome here cataract2.
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  5. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Newly-Clothed Explorer

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    Anyone know the current status of Bailey Hazen and Puppy Dog Route? Curious if there is any snow up in northern VT, as my buddy and I are planning on riding up that way tomorrow.
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  6. AdamChandler

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    https://www.reddit.com/r/vermont/

    Looking at the higher elevation parts of VT, winter is in full force. Upper valley is seeing 24/7 flurries that just disappear before hitting the ground like a spec here and there.
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  7. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Newly-Clothed Explorer

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    We were on the PDR between Greenfield and Cambridgeport yesterday, no snow but lots of mud at the higher elevations from the recent rain. Hopefully my TKC80's will handle any snow if we do hit some.
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  8. dualscotty

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    happy thanksgiving guys.
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  9. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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  10. trek686

    trek686 Been here awhile

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    I've done that route and did a ride report which can answer some questions. Newfoundland is great. Gros Morne is a must stop.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/1085056/

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  11. VTbeemer

    VTbeemer Traveler

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    Adam

    Great pics and vids.
    A few comments:

    Save your money and space on a rotopax can. You do not need it, especially on your GSA.
    The longest stretch in Labrador is a bit over 250 so you’ll be fine. I’ve done this route twice on standard BMWs first on a F650 and last on a standard R1200gs. Cheap hotel in Canada is an oxymoron. Camping is fine everywhere.

    Though not widely known yet we are finishing up an updated PDR. New starting point on the northern border and more dirt. Southern route will remain little changed. So you guys will,have something else to try next year.

    Tire comment, I could not tell but seems you might be running the stock A3 tires? These are ok on most dual sport stuff but they are death in any kind of mud. These are ok for the TLH with the above Mud caveat.

    Consider doing your TLH trip late season September is best. Earlier than that you’ll get carried away by the bugs up there.

    It’s a nice ride in some beautiful remote territory. You don’t have to overthink it just go and enjoy yourself. If you have “spare” time reserve it for Newfoundland.

    Dan
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  12. AdamChandler

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    Hi @VTbeemer

    Excited to see a new PDR! Thanks for the hard work.
    Rotopax already installed but I'm only carrying it for my buddies. With the GSA, I have an extra 100 pounds of luggage capacity over the small bikes so anyone that joins us with a 200 mile range can be less stressed since I'll have their back in regards to fuel!
    Continental TKC80s in stock going on in the spring. A3s will go in the barn for tarmac trips I take..already have a kit to mount and balance my own tires so I can do swaps based on the riding I'll be doing.
    I think we've setup to go Mid-July on the lab. I'm going to warn everyone to bring fly-nets for their faces!

    We should meet up at some point you and I. I bet you have a lot of advice and valuable info for me.
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  13. ace1123

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  14. AdamChandler

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    Not impossible on an R1200 but it was a tough day to say the least! I'd love to ride with you. Post here next year and we can probably find a few people to join.
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  15. BMgreenmt

    BMgreenmt Been here awhile

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    Hey, you guys are in my backyard. I’ll have to watch this thread for spring riding activities.
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  16. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Newly-Clothed Explorer

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    Ooooh, exciting.

    Any idea when you think this might be done?
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