Northern New England chatter...

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by baiku, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    Driving on 12 in OBX, I come across this billboard
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    And then people say NH is weird :lol3
  2. nhbubba

    nhbubba Internet Tough Guy

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    I have an old 2-drawer tool box that is paid for already. Had all the tools crammed in that. It now sits atop the roller and mid-chest and is retired to holding littler things.

    Don't get too excited, it wasn't that much of mah money spent! :lol3
  3. OhBoy

    OhBoy Got Out

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    Headed to northern NH today on the GS.

    What are some of the must do dirt roads up there?

    East Branch?

    Gaudette?

    Tin Shack Road?

    I'll be doing a "from the road" check-in... later

    EDIT

    Lots of false starts, many passes are still snowed out, found lots of trail heads that the GPS thought were roads.

    Found Drummer Pond Road. It led to an ATV area and some Wind Mills. Unfortunately about 13 miles in Snow closed the road, Only a couple miles from popping out onto HWY 26 Colebrook Rd. Had to retrace a few miles of some sloppy mud.
  4. RideOn2

    RideOn2 Been here awhile

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    Henry(OBX)

    Are you down there now? I've done a spring and fall trip there for the past 20yrs. I go for the Windsurfing.

    For Food:Breakfast: Sam and Olmies In Nags Head, Dinner Red Drum and lunch/dinner good drinks Mama Kwan's.

    Music/ Night Life Kelly's

    Great Mirco Brew Outer Banks Brew Co. Favorite: Lemon Grass.

    I'll be heading down on May 5th.

    Hope to talk with you about a ride soon.

    RO2
  5. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    Yes, but heading home. Had fun so far, despite the 60mph winds and rain. Today was awesome 70F, sunny, and I got to play in the dunes off Carova for about 4 hrs. Tires down to 18psi, 4H locked in, and there wasn't a single trail I did not take off the 11 mile beach. Somehow the sand ruined my serpentine belt, but I brought a spare :deal so 20 minutes later we were good again. Cape Hatteras yesterday (loved the bridges), Roanoke Island...It was all fun. We stayed in Corolla so a little too far from Nags Head for breakfast.

    Talk about a ride...what ride?
  6. RideOn2

    RideOn2 Been here awhile

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    Was hoping to bring the drz up to keene and get a little dirty.
  7. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    Sounds good.
  8. FreeGranite

    FreeGranite Nubile dirtrider

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    Hey Henry,

    When do you come back from OBX? It was fun riding with you and Adam the other weekend. We'll have to do it again sometime.

    Matt
  9. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    Hey Matt,

    Yeah, but the KLR is slowing us down :amazon
  10. FreeGranite

    FreeGranite Nubile dirtrider

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    Agreed, and its tough to see through the cloud of smoke.:evil
  11. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    I'm back but too tired to rough it in the woods this weekend. Maybe next weekend if the weather allows? I haven't seen most of the Swanzey trails since last year - it would be interesting to see what the winter did to the surface. :deal
  12. RideOn2

    RideOn2 Been here awhile

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    Henry,

    Long ride back??. Living in Richmond, I could be in Nags Head in 3hrs.

    A friend from W.Ma and I did a ride up to Keene, yesterday. We had lunch at Local Burger and then headed S on 10 towards Pisguh and Rt on Elm St and to the park. The gate was closed and won't be open till 5/23.

    We headed N. on 10 and took a Rt. to Swanzea 32S and 119E for me to Concord. Can't wait to learn more about the area.

    I was on my KRS and my friend rides a F800GS.
  13. De Oppresso Liber

    De Oppresso Liber Been here awhile

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    Sunday morning, anyone? Henry says he'll bring the marshmallows..... :deal
    :freaky
  14. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    Yes, about 12.5 hrs straight shot. Not bad though as I drove through the night. Still, the traffic though NYC was crazy at 4:30 am.

    Just don't pay any attention to this guy - he's got marshmallow fixation.

    Okay, I got the green light for Sunday morning. No marshmallows, but there is some dirt to ride. the state stuff is closed through 5/23 so I suggest class VI town roads, some powerlines, and whatnot. How about 9:00-ish in the morning. Rain or shine...

    Meet in Fitzwilliam, NH at a gas station off 12 and 119, Mr. Mikes?

    Two possible routes - Gap Mnt Rd to some class VI to Rindge, then back via different route to 119 in Fitzwilliam, AND / OR from Fitzwilliam via some paved/unpaved to powerlines in Richmond, then woods to Troy, more woods to Swanzey (about 50-60 mile loop total, 3-4 hrs) ??
  15. De Oppresso Liber

    De Oppresso Liber Been here awhile

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    I'm in. :wink:

    I'd do either but the second option sounds better IMHO. let me see if I can con my buddy Greg in to this one.... he hasn't joined us yet and I'm starting to wonder if his bike is for looks... he's a lurker here, but let me give him the word I'm busting his ass on a public forum in an attempt to get him to be persuaded and see what happens :evil
  16. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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  17. NewHampWoodsRider

    NewHampWoodsRider Tag Captor

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    Smoke cloud was meant to be used as a screen to escape the wild bigfoots that roam the woods out here! Of course its button was hit by accident when showing you how to ride in a sand pit!

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  18. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

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    I didn't get a good shot, but this dude was on an adventure with his Adventure in Morocco...as seen from the minibus. I had to scramble to get out the camera.

    I tried to get a shot of him on the road. I heard the bike go past the bus.
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    Up the road further, he had stopped to take a break under a tree...
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    ADV house?

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  19. NHBill

    NHBill Loosely Wrapped

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    Awesome day today! Finally got a chance to do more than just run errands :ricky.

    Did a nice loop over Putney Mtn Road and across the West River and up to Townshend Dam. Then on up to Jamaica, then past Stratton, over to Bromley and then down towards Magic but jumped off on 121 and came back through Grafton and Saxtons River.

    Not a bad afternoon despite having to detour because of a bridge out and then that peculiarly New England practice of fixing muddy stretches of road by dumping a Metric Butt Ton of crushed stone on the road :huh. Thoughts going through my head as I rolled into a nice little off-camber left hander..."OK, off camber here, roll out of the throttle, oh sh-t, there's mess of gravel on the road :eek1, Crap, trees (as the bike starts to drift towards the shoulder)! Cool, I'm gonna miss the trees, Oh crap, the river!"

    Fortunately I was able to keep the wheels pointing in the right direction and came out the other side with only a an exercised sphincter muscle to show for it :lol3. But it was such a beautiful day, that even that, couldn't take the :D off my face.
  20. baiku

    baiku Manaical Engineer

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    Glad you got through that turn, Bill!

    BTW, the pucker marks on the seat will disappear after a few hours in the sun. :lol3