The Adirondacks and Beyond

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

  1. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    No problem. The best weather for riding for that area is just starting.
    Take your time and do it right ~ if you haven't already been to either, hit Zack's in Hudson Falls and Dirty John's in Glens Falls and do your own taste test. I prefer Dirty John's but have to admit that Zacks is second by only the slightest of margins. :deal :tb
  2. Quacked

    Quacked Loose Head Bolt

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    As a master of the obvious I say.... Amazing pictures!!!!!

    Thanks for taking the time with "Edgurrr" and for sharing him with us!



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  3. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Hannda - been by Zacks a couple times never stopped yet, next time I go to Vermont that way I'll make it a point

    Quacked thanks for stopping by
  4. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Some of the sights to see along the way to Lake Placid

    The Biggest Chicken I Ever Saw



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    A Really Big Chair


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    If I owned a Restaurant I definitely wouldn't name it..

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    Look close , how many do you see?

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    And sometimes I find....

    A Little Salvation is Good For The Soul


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  5. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    My preferred route to the high peaks area is Rte 9n and Rte 73 which offer great twisties, world class views and some classic Adirondack lakes and small towns, most notably Schroon Lake and in the town of Chester Loon Lake.

    There are also some areas where it seems that their best days have passed long ago, but these are areas I'll cover later.

    For now I'll start here where you pick up rte 73

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    Where you begin....

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    A couple hundred feet up the road I stopped for lunch at ....

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    And these are the lovely ladies who run Big Mamas, I've forgotten their names but I do remember what delightful people they are, good burger and fries if anyone is up that way it's well worth stopping.

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    and these are just a few of the sights from the road..

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  6. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    With the way the laws are in NY I'm pleasantly surprised that they've been allowed to have a restaurant working out of a trailer on the side of the road. Very pleasantly surprised. Looks yummy.:nod


    Perfect. :thumb
  7. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Moving on up rt 73 I stop for a vanity shot...

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    And some serious horsepower pulls in...

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    Then Mike and Jason pull up and we chat for a bit. They came up from Baltimore to work a Triatholon that weekend. Triathletes themselves this was a working vacation for them



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    Further is the Olympic sport complex where they have the bobsled, cross country and Biathalon

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    I drove around a bit here and took a few "been there" shots .

    Moving on we come to ....

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    Coming up in a future installment - Altitude Adjustment Part 1 aka Prometheus does the ski jump




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  8. Quacked

    Quacked Loose Head Bolt

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    "Coming up in a future installment - Altitude Adjustment Part 1 aka Prometheus does the ski jump"

    There are certain events that you look at and wonder.... Where do you find the balls to do THAT for the first time? :eek1 :huh :1drink
  9. ®êšïš†ø®

    ®êšïš†ø® Crash-Resistant

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    Great stuff! I wish I had stopped and taken more pictures when I was up there. But then again... you're much better at it :D
  10. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Great stuff and a beautiful part of the country. Thanks.

    Seriously, has any crazy X-Games guy ever taken an MX bike off a ski jump? If not, somebody's bound to do it some day. :D
  11. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Dave, thanks for stopping by, now speaking for all your fans - aren't we overdue for an Idave report ?

    Quacked, perhaps I misspelled a bit . There is "does" the ski jump and "duhs" the ski jump, I did the latter
     
    ®êšïš†ø® - Thanks for the visit, I'm fortunate to live just a couple hours away and can get there often so I stop to take pics, if it was a long journey I would just ride and take a few "been there, done that, got the Tshirt" shots

    reddogalberta, - My money would be on Travis Pastrana to be the first guy to do something like that
     
    And now Part 1 of - Prometheus duhs the ski jump
  12. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Moving on from the olympic sports complex I arrive and briefly wonder if the new Annakees would give me enough traction for this

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    Figuring discretion is the better part of Valor I dismiss the idea and wander over to check out the pool

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    Where the freestylers play

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    Then I make my approach, this is a statue of Art Devlin, one of Lake Placids most famous residents situated at the end of the runout area

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    Heading to the chairlift

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    I begin my ascent

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    And find myself here

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    Riding the elevator up I take a quick snap out the window

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    Arriving at the top I step out into a suprisingly large room, ( if you look at my previous post it's the bigger jump where all the windows are, this is where the jumpers keep warm as they wait their turn) make my way to the door and I step out here.......................

    To be continued, now it's time for work
  13. Gooch

    Gooch Been here awhile

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    PR: in 2004, I believe, the Department of Homeland Security established a 100 Mile Border Zone. Anywhere within 100 miles of the border, they have claimed the right (and courts have supported them) to stop you for any reason they like and question you. They don't need a reason to stop you -- it can be random, unlucky, a temporary roadblock or a permanent post. It doesn't matter.

    If they decide they have a probable cause (which can be based on a hunch, sometimes called "an officer's years of training and experience," in other words, his say-so), they can detain and search you and your property. Until recently, that explicitly included reading your emails and the files on your computer (or data card). A judge finally decided that was a bridge too far, even for the Feds. They're just going to have to keep getting your email the old-fashioned way: ISP's hand them over for the asking.

    Those of us who live in the northeast are almost never more than 100 miles from an international border. In fact, every New England state but Vermont is entirely within that zone. Consequently, it is always possible for us to be stopped by a government agent and asked to provide papers and be subjected to a search, and under penalty of law we are bound to comply. You can be sure, however, that this is keeping us safe and free, solving our immigration problem and keeping the terrah at bay.

    As you noticed, they don't have much of a sense of humor about being photographed. "We're done here [citizen]. Move on [or else...]"

    Anyway, great photographs and a nice running thread. I love that part of the northeast; some incredible riding over that way.
  14. BOOGIEMAN

    BOOGIEMAN Been here awhile

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    What a great report. I live in East Greenbush and have worked in that area many times over the years. It brought back many memories of rides up there. You definitely have an eye for photos. It always takes your breath away when rounding the turn by the ski jumps.
  15. Crotalus64

    Crotalus64 I Brake For Snakes

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    Sweet! Red Eft. Notophthalmus viridescens

    edit: Why must I kill threads? Sorry.
  16. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Gooch, BOOGIEMAN. Crotalus64 , thanks for stopping by and commenting

    Gooch - interesting info on the "100 mile limit" I've since been stopped again in the same place

    Crotal - Now I know what that was, thanks for the info
  17. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Going through the door I emerge onto the jumpers platform

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    Looking up I see they can indeed raise it quite a bit

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    And looking down here is the view for the athletes as they begin their run. The patch of astroturf like material at the bottom right is how they jump when there is no snow. I missed the jumpers by an hour and learned they practice from the smaller jump pretty much year round

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    Looking down at the smaller jump 90 meters as compared to 120 for the larger one

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    I took this from the chairlift to illustrate the angle of the landing slope

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    And a few more of the magnificent views

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    All in all well worth the $ 11.00 price of admission for any one up that way
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  18. Faulkner

    Faulkner Patriot

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    :lurk Great thread . . . have really enjoyed your photographic eye. :eyes
  19. Crotalus64

    Crotalus64 I Brake For Snakes

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    It’s the terrestrial phase of the eastern newt. Very cool.
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    Don’t forget to stop and check out the wildlife! :wave
  20. kenny61

    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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    What road is this??? Thanks

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