TugHill / Adirondacks ride

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by koyote, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. operose

    operose Mama tried

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    Not adk but if you are close or come up with an excuse check out lead mine rd near oxbow or redwood, somewhere out by lake of the woods. Nothing fancy or crazy but a nice gravel diversion. Here is a pic from camp tonight (different spot)

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  2. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Bet she'll run better without this in the airbox...

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  3. koyote

    koyote Long timer

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    What the heck is that?!
  4. Zepphead

    Zepphead Ride,explore,camp

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    Ducati mouse bed and breakfast?:hmmmmm
  5. Zepphead

    Zepphead Ride,explore,camp

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    Isn't there a law against importing-out of state miceses?
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  6. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Probably - this IS New York after all. Hopefully the trip home in my truck caused them to pack their little bags and vamoose.
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  7. thederrick106

    thederrick106 gone-fishin

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    Vamoose into the inner workings of your trucks interior and electrical systems! :doh
  8. pit0rz

    pit0rz Off on a bimble...

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    I have a couple of my old bikes buried in the depths of the garage and shed. Can't bring myself to get rid of them but I'm really fearing the day that I do decide to pull them out and try to do something with them. Mice are the enemy! :2guns
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  9. thederrick106

    thederrick106 gone-fishin

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    Ruckus were only in their shed for a week or so and one made a home in the battery compartment. Chewed up my aux power cable and made a nice little nest... I try to keep mouse traps set with a little bait at all times, but I don't think I keep up.
  10. pit0rz

    pit0rz Off on a bimble...

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    I've been told dryer sheets will keep them away. Anyone tried this?
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  11. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    True Story
    1n 1978 My dad bought a new Honda CX500. I was riding a Yamaha RD 350 two stroke twin. Ported, Tuned pipes (LOUD) and I thought it was fast. It would beat his 500.

    He went to work one morning on his honda. Came back in 10 minutes and started taking his bike apart. Air cleaner was full of dog food. He Immediatly looked at me and said I made him late for work. I said It wasn't me, look closer, there is corn in there too. It must have been mice. He said you always call my bike a dog.

    Thanks for the memory... :)
    David
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  12. ssevy

    ssevy retired and riding the backroads

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    Don't you mean "vamouse"?


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  13. ssevy

    ssevy retired and riding the backroads

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    I think a bag of mothballs is better. A family of the little buggers made a nest on top of my John Deere riding mower engine, right inside the cooling fins. When I started it this spring, they must have thought it was a carnival ride! One lost his tail in the process. They also chewed through one plug wire, so I had to get a new coil/cable assembly to the tune of eighty some dollars.


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  14. minimac

    minimac Been here awhile

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    On the rare occasions I've had to put up a vehicle for a while, dryer sheets seemed to work fine. Get the cheap dollar store ones and stuff them every place you can. I also sprinkle moth flakes around, and not sparingly. Just don't forget where you put all of the dryers.
  15. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Motocross Racing this weekend at High Voltage Hills MX park in Grieg...practice Friday, racing Saturday and Sunday.

    Pitbike racing on both days during intermission! I'll be there Saturday for sure, Sunday maybe (depending on the weather and if I can still walk after Saturday's race).
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  16. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF

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    Yeah that bike with the HUGE dual windscreen. He rode it Fla to AK in a couple of days. I had a ST3, loved that bike! Best bike I every owned. Wish I still had it.
  17. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Zepphead and myself cut loose of our work details last weekend to ride in the White Mts and catch a memorable sunrise. The trip log's rating boxes were checked excellent multiple times!

    It's about a 4.5 hour ride up via two lane and hwy according to Goog, but we stretched that out to about 6 hrs with chats, fueling, and a short scenic break about 3/4 of the way there: Moore Reservoir.
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    We arrived at Moose Brook SP and set about making camp. Our tree lined site was adjacent to an open area which provided excellent star viewing and morning tarp drying just behind camera location.
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    With camp set up and a few good hours of sunlight still to enjoy, we headed East and then South for more riding. https://goo.gl/maps/wtKSCduJzQ82

    Hurricane Mt Rd is a hoot to ride and a flippin' helmet laughing good time when repeatedly riding wheelies and launches off the abrupt road peaks. Too much fun to grab pics.

    Dinner and early turn-in for a 2 am awakening and 2:30ish departure ended the day.
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  18. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    The 20 minute ride over in the early morning ink was serene, except for seeing what looked like a bobcat's hind end leaping into the dark as we rolled south on Hwy 16.
    The Auto Road staff was excellent this year, especially at the predawn hour of the morning delivering a courteous, professional and enthusiastic presence. Recently they set up a new gravel parking lot queue area and when asked about it they said, "The sunrise drive/rides have become so popular they had to make room to get vehicles off the hwy." The new parking lot arrangement is much safer and it's also more compact than linear in layout, so there's more opportunity to meet folks and fellow riders from all over while waiting.

    Shortly after arriving they opened the gate and our early camp departure had us positioned within the first 15 to 20 vehicles heading up the mountain. We settled into following our headlight illumination pools and had most of the ride up to ourselves as vehicles spread out and fell behind.

    Weather was cold, in the mid 30's up top, but clear and beautiful with the Milky Way delivering quite the panoply of stars. We made coffee and settled in to watch twilight emerge and transform our view. Those little bits of light off to the upper left in the photo are the town of Gorham, NH which we had ridden through on our way over.
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    Camera straining to grab what little light there was and Venus giving up her spotlight as night fades.
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    George Harrison's "Here Comes The Sun" was the inner anthem for the sunrise.
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  19. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    With the sun now fully above the horizon and low clouds, we packed up our predawn encampment and went walkabout to see more of the mountain top facility and views.
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    A mesmerized knight of the round... viewing area momentarily captured by the scenic vistas.
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    Oh Yeah, we were there!
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    We met the owner of the GS parked to the left of our bikes. He had ridden up early that morning from Massachusetts. This is the first parking lot to fill and the sunrise reveler herd was thinning – valley bound. The block shaped frost marks are where cars were recently parked.
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  20. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    After some more mountain top rambling and vista gazing, we returned to our trusty steeds and began what was the next momentous phase of the morning's ride – the descent.
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    Peter lead the way and we had the road to ourselves for 90% of the time, just idling in first gear and occasionally braking and stopping to take in the WOW of the views! Sadly I did not take one pic and there were so many great ones. Easily in the top 5 best short rides list (imho) - 7.6 miles. The light coming down that morning was just amazing.

    We grabbed some breakfast in town and got back to camp in time to pack up and hit the road before the CG hosts rolled us into the next day's receipts. We weren't sure where to go, but we knew we didn't want to head south and across the Kank with all the traffic down that way. So, we headed to town, fueled up and rolled north up 16 along the Androscoggin River. At Errol, we turned East and rode up through the Dixville Notch.
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    We continued East and then made the deciding turn South before hitting a mix of two lane and Hwy stints. https://goo.gl/maps/kUPrm8Yezq72

    Great short trip getaway with a full reset to not work too much and be sure to get in some grandeur and good times with excellent company every now and again.