The Adirondacks and Beyond

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by prometheus rising, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    First of all, a big Thank You to Baldy for this forum :clap

    Most of my rides ( actually all of them to date ) are day trips with the occasional overnighter thrown in. So with this new venue I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring as I hope many other day trippers do the same.

    I much prefer to have a destination in mind rather than wander aimlessly. However when an interesting road appears along my intended I will take it to see where it leads and if time runs short I'll always go back another day to reach the originally intended destination

    The majority of my rides are spent exploring the Adirondacks, Vermont and surrounding areas so without further ado let me first introduce -

    My weapon of choice


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    As of June 2011 my new weapon of choice

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  2. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    I like the F800 in white!!
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  3. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    The Best laid plans of mice and men

    often change, and As my friend The Red Ace so often reminds me "change is the only constant in life" so I go with it

    Before I started out I took the first shot of the day


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    And when I started back up to the house my phone rang. It was my good friend and insurance agent Roger , we had been trying to coordinate our schedules since April for a ride and the conversation went like this

    Roger: What are you doing today

    Me: I'm on my way to Lake Placid

    Roger: When ?

    Me: Now

    Roger: Screw Lake Placid, I cancelled all my appointments but one today. Lets take that ride, I;ll meet you at 1:00, I'm buying lunch

    Me: OK

    Even though it was 6 hours away I knew some nice routes to ride that would loop me around to where we arranged to meet


    So, gear up and I'm off to the races


    First I stopped to window shop for a reliable used car, seeing nothing in my price range I moved on

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    And watched somebody who didn't have the day off

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    though I avoid the super slab whenever humanly possible I wanted to drop off some paperwork to a sub contractor, so i jumped on I 87 aka The Northway made a fast stop for the drop and exited here. If you've been to Americade you've seen this





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  4. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    And Dave, I'd be proud to have you ride her, you know where I am, she's calling your name as I write this
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  5. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Next was a short run North to Warrensburg via Route 9N

    Signs of The Times


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    Road Kill du Jour


    Turkey Buzzard enjoying Woodchuck Tartare



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    While overhead a relative waits for his turn

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    And in the Vegetarian aisle we find........

    Bambi all grown up



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  6. Elder_Rogue

    Elder_Rogue Loser Gone Wild

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    Cool Pictures, and enjoy the writing.
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  7. Dragonflylily

    Dragonflylily Been here awhile

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    Have you been around Johnsburg, NY because there's a neat BMW shop with old bikes in the back. During their open house they offered homemade pie which was fabulous. Very nice family & fun to visit with.

    Your first shot is beautiful.
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  8. PsychoSayWhat

    PsychoSayWhat Been here awhile

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    nice pics!

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  9. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    east coast rider, elder rogue, dragonflylily and junker, thanks for stopping by and the comments

    dragonflylily - never been to johnsburg, just googled driving directions, looks like a sweet ride and added to my list. Thanks for the tip
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  10. Dragonflylily

    Dragonflylily Been here awhile

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    The shop is called "Heid's Hodaka & BMW", I think the son's used to be top notch dirt riders. They continue to ride & he showwed me the bike he's currently putting together.

    2033 Garnet Lake Road
    Zip Code 12843
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  11. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Warrensburg is a small town lying 6 miles north of Lake George Village. Like the vast majority of Adirondack towns, it's a Mecca for the outdoor enthusiast offering white water rafting and Kayaking, trout fishing, hiking, snowmobling , swimming and more.

    It's also the site of the self proclaimed "Worlds Largest Garage Sale" every fall

    I've never taken the time to explore the town itself, it's been just a waypoint and I ride through the main street and right back out again.

    That being said it does offer at least two things I'll always grab a picture of

    Small Town Churches

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    And Wall Murals

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    While I would venture to say the vast majority of visitors come for the scenery and outdoor recreation a smaller and possibly even more passionate number come for a different reason

    The Mecca of Meat

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    If you like smoked meats and cheeses this is the place to come. Their bacons especially are manna from heaven.

    oscarssmokedmeats.com for mail order.

    Rolling up the short gravel drive I am once again reminded that ...

    We All Have The Right To Be Ignorant

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    But some of us really abuse the privelege. ( Note the position of the bike and the handicap signs ) As I've grown older and hopefully wiser I've learned not to let as many things irritate me, this is one of them that always will, no excuse for this at all. Ignorance is not a handicap in my world

    With a silent and fevrent wish they choke on their meat I turn around to leave and as I do my initial feeling of anger turns to a twinge of sadness as I think about how at times the thoughtless actions of a few tends to rob all of us of a little bit of our humanity. Sometimes I wish I understood mankind.

    I hang a right and head further North taking some roads I've never expierenced before seeking to rid myself of the bad Karma behind me, and there I find what I am seeking.....

    Peace And Serenity

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  12. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    :thumb
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  13. PrtclMn001

    PrtclMn001 Custom User Title

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    Lovin' the pics - I could swear I've seen that white GS before :clap
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  14. Elder_Rogue

    Elder_Rogue Loser Gone Wild

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    Pirate attach???:eek1
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  15. Elder_Rogue

    Elder_Rogue Loser Gone Wild

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    On a real note, I love your bike. :clap

    I really thought about a BMW before I got the Wee.
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  16. Elder_Rogue

    Elder_Rogue Loser Gone Wild

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    What's the old saying blind in one and can't see out of the other.

    Once you pointed it out, it was clear as day.:shog

    :lol3
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  17. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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  18. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    Nice!

    Dig the white GS!
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  19. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    Beautiful countryside! One of my favorite things is riding thru the country up home in Indiana, catching the smell of freshly mowed grass and seeing the old churches and farmhouses... :thumb

    More please :D
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  20. Witness

    Witness Me

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    Great report and in particular the photos
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