The Maine Adventure Trail

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by thump!, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. PittsDriver

    PittsDriver Been here awhile

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    Here's a couple of photos up on the ridge:

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  2. Moto Jimmy

    Moto Jimmy Making the transition

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    I was on the MAT this past weekend and didn't even know it. Here is Trestle Road in Medford, Maine...

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  3. Crowmoto

    Crowmoto Adventurer

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    anyone up for the Mat ->Tat in June of 18? my friend and I are planning for Tat, myself on Husqy 701 he on a klx 400 from New hampshire ... then I came across this Mat..we will be mostly camping with an occasional motel ..
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  4. bcliff

    bcliff Been here awhile

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    Very interested. Put me on your list.


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  5. The Haymaker

    The Haymaker Testing Newtons Laws......

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    It's more fun in November. This is just north of there. FB_IMG_1507740901273.jpg
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  6. GunnyL

    GunnyL n00b

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    I'm using a Garmin Zumo 390 and Garmin GPSMAP 60 combination on the bike. I like to have a backup when I'm off-road.
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  7. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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  8. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    Garmin 64s primary.

    Following a buddy is backup!
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  9. NVTS

    NVTS Are you ennen oh eff tee

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    Riding ahead and waiting at every intersection for turn by turn directions from the buddy.
    Garmin 64 for backup:lol2
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  10. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    We were just following your dust. You mean you didn't know where you were going????
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  11. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    The Kentucky Adventure Trail, the Blue Ridge Trail, the Maine Adventure Trail and several other adventure rides are in close proximity in SW Virginia. Unfortunately they don't all intersect so there's no "grid" of adventure riding without some pavement connectors. Here's a little 140ish mile connector that maximizes the unpaved roads between Appalachia (KAT) and Damascus (MAT, BRT, etc) Virginia. This track is a cut and paste of tracks I have ridden in the past but to confirm that it works I drove some of it yesterday in my Jeep (it was 18° F - so no, I did NOT ride). Section 1 has a winter and a summer option. IMO, the summer option is a better DS ride but the NFS closes that section when there's snow on the ground because they can't maintain it or rescue stranded "adventurers" up there during those months.

    These are all public roads, much of it maintained gravel so this is easily rideable on pretty much any motorcycle. You will however, hear banjos from time to time. Enjoy!

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