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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Blinkerfluid, Feb 1, 2009.
That was a challenge
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He has planted roots in Texas and is unable to find the green lined backroads of the eastern seaboard states.
That was my first thought
We just pronounce it funny.
has been rescued again!
More pics and a new, slightly warmer home to come.
Hey Bro!! I hated leaving Eggy in the forks of a tree.....but he stayed stoned all the time.
Any trouble with the directions?
And one other thing! Have a cigar.
I hadn't planned to grab the tag.
I was on my way to a camp about an hour north of Montreal to hang out for the weekend with a group of old friends. I made it as far as the northwest end of Tracy Road in the Adirondacks (a fine fine motorcycling road) when handling went all wonky and the sound of fighting cats started coming from my rear hub:
which clobbered my plans.
After a flat-bed ride to a shop in Ticonderoga, NY and a day's wait for new bearings, I was back on the road but with too little time to make the Canadian event, so I treated myself to a loop through the Adirondacks that just happened to go by the NA tag site, so there you are.
Then, I spent the next couple of days looking for a new home for Eggy.
The 1980 Lake Placid Olympics ski jumps appealed to me:
but some fat bastard wouldn't let me into the parking lot ("too late," he said, at 4 in the afternoon). (This shot is from over the hill at the next stop).
This other Lake Placid attraction *really* appealed to me, figuring it might get our southern brethren's juices flowing so they'd get off their butts and come running north to rescue the egg from the evil yankee clutches:
(Note that they often buried (poor) people in layers and used the same gravestone for multiple bodies back in that day.)
as did the brand new bridge over the southern end of Lake Champlain:
(but I couldn't figure out where to put him)
and this, near the Moosalamoo N.F. campground in the Green Mountains of Vermont:
(It was 39 degrees F that morning - note Eggy warming up in the sun.) The problem with that last possibility was that it was at the end of a gravel National Forest Service road and we all know sport bikes can't handle dirt.
Besides, all these possibilities weren't very far from the previous placement, so I went home to ponder possibilities further south.
Eggy don't like Yankees. There will be another Good Ole Boy from down south to come get him, when he lites. Some will even have recipes
Sorry about the rear bearing. Do you think you might have overloaded it.
The Trans Lab is on my bucket list.
I gt stuck at home playing host to relatives for a couple of days, but made my (and Eggy's) move today.
Go to Massachusetts.
Ride up to the top as far as you can, park and walk.
This is the tag shot:
Obviously, do this *after* you have scrounged up the totem. Here's how you do that:
Walk up to that brown tower in the last photo. It's a new fire tower with an observation deck below it. Enjoy the view from the deck. To the southeast, you can see Boston. To the north, Mt. Monadock in New Hampshire. To the west, Mount Greylock waaay out in North Adams. Birders will be looking for hawks.
Anyway, look for the building with the white and orange antenna towers, behind Mr. Ugly in this shot:
Read the sign:
See those rhododendron bushes on the right side of the building?
Eggy and his traveling junk are hunkered down behind them, toward the back of the building:
Get him before ski season starts! They close the road at the first snow!
(Possibly useful information: Park/summit road is open during daylight hours. They may charge you $2 on the weekend - if so, take it out of Eggy's wallet or PM me and I'll send a refund to you )
Probably not so much the gear as my fat ass (although the bike has 87K on it and the bearings were original). I check 'em when I change tires - lastly in May of this year and they were fine, so who knows?
I can't figure out how to delete the reference to my Trans Lab trip from my .sig. Figure it's getting stale by now, but every time I try, I get an error message from the forum software. If you're going, go soon, before the provincial authorities pave the whole thing over (which is their plan!)
(And, in answer to your previous question: Your "directions" were fine - I had no trouble finding your tag.)
Woo-Hoo!!! Waytago Squidmark!!! Great drop!
Game On Kids!!!!
More photos to follow.
This seems to be the only way I can post the photos with my new phone. Apologies.
God bless do you have big enough side cases?? Drag that egg south!!!
That is where his pet midget rides.
Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
You can't insult a man's panniers then ask a favor of him. Haha!
I wish those cases were bigger, since there is so much to carry when you're camping in Canada.