The Adirondacks and Beyond

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

  1. Elder_Rogue

    Elder_Rogue Loser Gone Wild

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    Lucky You.

    I did about 300 miles Saturday, (will post a report soon), started at 6:30am it was 79, got back at around 4:00 pm it was 106. :eek1
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  2. rides2little

    rides2little Braaaaaap

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    You are making me homesick. But in a good way. 20+ years away and you photos take me right back. Thanks again and keep it up.
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  3. MonkeyboyVT

    MonkeyboyVT Been here awhile

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    Amazing photography!
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  4. Luna Tique

    Luna Tique dreamer of adventure

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    :clap Your photos are amazing, your captions were perfect and your writing style made for an very enjoyable read.
    Thank you.
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  5. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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    Love the Tea Party sign!!! AMEN to them. Nice ride report :)
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  6. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    MoisheLettvin, elder rogue, rides2little, Monkeyboyvt, Luna Tique, dragonflylily, flyingz06 - many thanks for dropping by and the comments

    Elder Rogue, I don't envy the heat you have now, but I sure will when old man winter rolls around up here.

    dragonflylily - it has been a killer year for horse flys

    flyingz06 - love your politics

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  7. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    August 11th was this years date for the annual bash a friend of mine throws every year at The Saratoga Race Track.

    Now this is an epic event, not to be missed under any circumstances as it involves good friends, great food, large quantities of alcohol and lasts from 12:30 p.m. into the wee hours of the morning.

    Due to these factors the bike stays home and we always elect designated drivers.

    However, I did have a window until 11:00 where I could cosolodate my morning's errands with the bike. So I planned out a scenic route that would include all the stops I needed to make.

    And when I rolled out of bed I realized it was indeed going to be ...


    A Glorious Day
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    I dropped by the track for a few minutes to watch the morning work outs

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    I'll post a bit more later because now the morning is growing late and I am headed out for a ride
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  8. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    After leaving the track I stopped for breakfast and coffee. Next stop was a town to the North to drop off some paperwork, instead of the slab I used back roads one of which follows a bit of the Hudson River where you find the Spier Falls dam.

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    Completed in 1903 it was at the time the largest stone dam in the U.S. It is said each stone was so precisely placed that it has never needed repair,

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    A few more shots of the river...

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    As I was returning to the bike a movement in the right corner of my peripheral vision turned out to be ...

    This

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    Then it was off to complete the days errands , in short order I was done and my return route included a stop along the canal system

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    Exit

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    It only takes about 5 minutes for the lock to fill up and the boat to be on its way and when it was on its way I was on mine.

    Home in time to shower and shave and it was off to the racetrack. As this part of the day was not motorcycle related I do not include any pics, I did however manage to win a couple of hundred dollars
    :clap :clap
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  9. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    The next time you're in Glens Falls I'd really appreciate it if you could post a few pics of a pair of Dirty John's hotdogs. Just a photo will bring back the yummy goodness and heartburn I so dearly miss. Thanks.
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  10. ChiaPat

    ChiaPat Adventurer

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    Wow, great pics and reports!

    I just took my family camping last week at the Whiteface KOA, and now I can't wait to return on the bike.

    Thanks, and keep it coming! :ricky
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  11. opjocephus

    opjocephus Dick Tree

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    As a regular reader of Ride Reports, I have seen countless pictures of stunning quality. However, Lake on Fire is now my new favorite. Gonna be hard for anyone to beat that one.
    Note to self:Go buy a Canon S90 this weekend.

    OP
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  12. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    A visit with Max most always costs me money, of course the Max I refer to is Max BMW and this particular visit was for the 6,000 mile run in. And sadly the stock battlewings have just about run their course

    Let me back up a bit and review my maintenence history:600 mile service done with 714 miles in the clock. I'm fanatical about changing the oil every 3,000 miles so the 2nd oil change was done at 3,726

    And since I'm equally fanatical about getting my moneys worth I had anticipated having a touch over 6,700 miles by the time I pulled in, however
    plans had been altered and a planned ride never happened.

    So I took off a bit before 6:00 am to put as many miles as I could before my 9:00 am appointment

    It started out cool and the dampness near the river created an eerie blue sunrise

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    It's hard to believe that a few trees have already attained their fall colors and are dropping their leaves

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    Moving out of the river valley and a few clicks to the west the morning took on new more cheerful tones

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    Then it was a straight run to the super slab to rack up the miles in a northward direction
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  13. Dragonflylily

    Dragonflylily Been here awhile

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    You continue with your magic eye's! Our tree's are dropping leaves without the color change. I can't begin to imagine what you'll do with the season of fall.
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  14. Lobster Grrl

    Lobster Grrl Ground feeder

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    Awesome Pix! I'm still drooling over the last 3.

    lg
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  15. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    Awesome Pics. When (if?) I grow up, I'd like to learn how to shoots pics like you do.
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  16. Shiveley

    Shiveley Adventurer

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    :eek1 Amazing shots. You are making miss living in VT. I haven't been back in a couple years, but now I think I need to make another trip out there.
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  17. ®êšïš†ø®

    ®êšïš†ø® Crash-Resistant

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    Amazing pics. I went up this summer to Lake George, did a loop to Placid, across the ferry to Burlington. Next day was Smugglers Gap and Stowe at the recommendation of a friend - I didnt get any pics of the gap, you wouldnt happen to have any, would you? That was some amazing riding up there. Beautiful area. Your pics bring it out amazingly.
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  18. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Hannda, chia pat, opjocephus, dragon flylily, lobster grrl, klaviator, shively and ®êšïš†ø® - thanks so much for riding along and the comments

    ®êšïš†ø® - no pics of smugglers notch - Yet, it's been on my list for a while, possibly this fall

    Hannda - haven't made it to dirty johns - Yet
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  19. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    I started this report out with a trip to Lake Placid that ended up being changed to a ride with a friend.

    I did go there, not once but twice so far with 1 more trip planned for the peak color so I guess now is the time to tell the tales of my journeys there.

    Yesterday was the second trip and any of you in the North East know that we had a Perfect day weatherwise, in fact if we had those year round I would find no reason to complain about the weather.

    it was 42 when i started out and by the afternoon it was in the low 70's, what more could one ask for

    I.m uploading the pics this afternoon and the report will commence.

    in the meantime my first stop before hitiing the slab to make some time
    was to watch the

    Morning Gallops


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  20. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    How many times do we look at something but don't really "see" it? I've passed by an old truck with a for sale sign on it many times on my way North and though I gave it a brief glance and it registered in my mind I never really "saw" it until one day for no apparent reason the thought came to pull over and check it out.

    This is how it appears at a glance.

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    Nothing special unless you're in to old trucks which I'm not. However when I took the time to really "see" it I immediately thought of it as "The Philoshopers Truck". First of all I found it had a name and like all of us both it and its owner are....

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    It begins by by asking us a simple question - When was the last time you..
    and then invites us to " Try one today, Free Yourself"

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    And this naturally begs the question.. How do you free yourself? And not to leave us hanging it offers some advice. For starters - Why, what are you waiting for, who cares what they think make yourself feel better

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    So I ask you all as I asked myself that day. When was the last time you...

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    or..

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    or..

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    and do you dare to ,,,

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    or even...

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    Or even as I strive to...

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    or even...

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    I noticed last Saturday when I was returning from Lake Placid Edgur was no longer there and it suddenly seemed as if an old and dear friend had departed my life. I'm grateful for that little voice that told me to pull over that day and "see: Edgur for what he really is. I spent probably 45 minutes they and they truly were magic.

    And this one phrase sums up all we really need to know, take to heart and Believe...

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    And this is the last shot befor leaving..

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    So there we have the sage advice of Edgur, I'll miss him but his advice will always resonate with me. And the next time you pass something that you wouldn't ordinarily give a second thought to, stop and "see" it , you may be as delighted as I was.

    I did take more pics and if anyone wants to see the rest it will definetely be time well spent,,,,

    Just look here