RIDE REPORT BEGINS HERE Hopefully this will turn into a ride report but for now it's all planning. After seeing all these exploratory routes people are putting together and collaborating with to tie into other routes I thought it would be a great idea to help out and verify Canuman's Northern New England Trail he recently made public. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=769424. Its purpose, besides fun of course, is to tie the TET into a Canadian gravel travel route and goes across some remote areas of Maine. As this is a big bike friendly route and I'll be on a dr350, I anticipate many a side excursion whenever my brain (or yours) says "I wonder what's down there" Dates: September 22nd - 28th Plan : Verify the Northern New England Trail with plenty of extra-curricular exploratory side trips beginning at the western end. You : Have a small DS (some have mentioned klr's and any bike is welcome if the rider is adventerous) and enjoy getting up early, riding all day, camping at night. The Cast: Devo2002 - In AtlasExp - In 8gv - In tdvt - in for local VT/NH riding. Guymanbro - maybe Kenny61 - maybe Bogboy - maybe Epicxcrider - maybe The route (subject to modification as we see fit) I'm a novice DS rider that will be packing light and camping the majority of the time (may have to use a hotel for a night for some creature comforts). So, with that in mind, I plan on leaving from the NYC area on Friday, September 21st and shooting straight up to Sutton to leave the bike at Canuman's place and begin the trip on Saturday. From there it's 6 - 6.5 days of exploration, landing back in Sutton sometime on Friday for the RedNEK Rendezvous, a 3 days camping trip being hosted again by Canuman. He has planned everything from street to big adventure to a tight trails route being hosted by a local inmate. A friggin' food truck may even be there I highly recommend it http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=790766 I will be procuring a trailer that fits 3 bikes, but as I have Hyundai Accent hatchback I think 2 with passenger and gear is the limit. I can pick you up at your house if you are along the route from NYC to Sutton and drop you off afterwards. I'm not adverse to doing this alone and may do just that if no one joins me, albeit more cautiously, but a fellow rider or two with a similar mindset makes it way more enjoyable and let's face it, much much SAFER! I know this post kinda sounds like a personal but I want to be clear if you commit that this be a joint effort, I don't want to feel like the ring leader 100% of the time. I'm quite flexible as long as we are on some good roads. I'd like to stick to the route as much as possible but if we find better routes then screw it, let's go. I've also been known to ditch the whole plan and just wander around Who's with me?