NJ to NH/ME Trip Report (Pics and Vids)…

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by NickBee, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. NickBee

    NickBee Been here awhile

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    Here’s the weekend trip I made with “Jasper Ankle” last weekend…
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  2. XPatriot

    XPatriot Charges have been dropped

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    I've been to that shack several times and can attest to the incredible lobster rolls.

    Now I'm reaaaaaallllly hungry. :dg
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  3. philp38

    philp38 Long timer

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    Great pics and ride report...I grew up in Maine and remember the lobster rolls well....
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  4. travrick

    travrick Titanium leg

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    Great pictures.... I've been to Red's... about 1992 when I lived in Jersey. I have to come back! :rofl
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  5. GB

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    Beauty :thumb
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  6. GSGIRL

    GSGIRL Neither here nor there

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    no doubt about it. i live in a great state :clap

    thanks for the ride idea, guess i will be heading up to red's this weekend!
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  7. NickBee

    NickBee Been here awhile

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    GS I am VERY jealous. I’ve been craving a lobster roll all week!!!! Maybe you can fed ex one to NJ? :D
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  8. Jackhole

    Jackhole Team Blizted

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    Hey GSGIRL! :wave

    Nice report NickBee! Like the videos, and I'm sure my eyeballs will stop vibrating soon enough. :D

    I feel compelled to comment on the Red's phenomenon though, before someone else's weekend is ruined. :evil Red's is a quaint little historic place in a town of the same description. At some point along the way they received some nat'l media attention and it snowballed from there. They have exactly the right combination of location, history and personalities that visitors want a Maine seafood shack to have. And they happen to have decent food.

    Based on these media reports, people flock from all over the world to go there. You really, really do not want to waste your weekend inching through coastal Maine weekend traffic, only to spend another hour or two standing in line with hundreds of red-faced people with loud shirts and ugly shorts.

    But here's the kicker: The famous Red's lobster roll is simply a toasted hotdog roll with a whole cooked lobster stuffed into it. If you can boil water and toast a roll, then go for a ride somewhere fun, buy a lobster and a some hotdog rolls on the way back and enjoy your weekend.

    If you really must experience Red's, at least wait until after Labor Day. Just saying.

    But at least I'm not bitter. :bluduh

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  9. GSGIRL

    GSGIRL Neither here nor there

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    But I guess I am now. :bluduh
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  10. Dead Head

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    Hi Grace,
    Be prepared to wait in a long line! The worst part of the trip to get home to Camden is going through Wiscasset. It's a great little town, no doubt, but it's 25MPH and you better stick to the posted speed limit.
    Have fun at Red's, bring a hearty appetite, cross the street and sit on the inlet side for a nicer view.
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  11. DirtDOG

    DirtDOG Same Dog, New Tricks

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    They don't have hot dog rolls like that down here in the south but I always take a jar of Duke's mayo with me when I go north. FWIW, they sell kick ass lobster rolls in McDonald's in Bucksport, no waiting. Also, there's this little place south of Bucksport that is tops but with no line, really good chowdah.

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  12. NickBee

    NickBee Been here awhile

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    Ya the vibration at different RPMs is due to the RC-51’s tank being rubber mounted. And My 1<SUP>st</SUP> thought after eating at Reds was – This should be easy to reproduce at home,,,, Granted it will be more work to pick the meat out of a lobster, but it won’t take an hour and ten minutes! Still was worth the experience!!! :lol3
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  13. Dead Head

    Dead Head Dharma Bum

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    I agree about reproducing that roll at home. As Alton Brown mentioned, there are great places to eat along every road we travel.
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  14. GSGIRL

    GSGIRL Neither here nor there

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    Hi Dick.

    Been to Wiscaset many a time but never stopped at Red's. Bagged out of going today. Had no desire to really ride inthe rain and then battle the Sunday traffic heading home. Yea, I am a wimp. But at least I got all my hedges trimmed at home and managed to get a bicycle ride in before it got too rainy!

    I soooo want lobsta though!
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    driller Twist and Go

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