TugHill / Adirondacks ride

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

  1. ssevy

    ssevy retired and riding the backroads

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    Reminds me of the old joke about the cop trying to pull the guy over for many miles. Finally when he runs out of gas, the trooper is able to catch him.
    "Didn't you see my flashing lights...why didn't you pull over?"
    The guy replied:
    "Well, my wife ran off with a trooper last week, and I thought you might be trying to bring her back!"


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  2. Zepphead

    Zepphead Ride,explore,camp

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    IMG_0259.JPG Whew! Awesome change in temps today! After work run into Crane Pond area. What is usually wet back there is completely dry except for beaver flow across road near the end.
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  3. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Anybody else ride yesterday? I rode in circles instead of going anywhere.

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  4. Zepphead

    Zepphead Ride,explore,camp

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    That's an awesome shot!
    So much to say from this pic!
    Must've been way more rewarding to you both than any ride you COULD have taken.
    That's a lucky little rider/student!
    Good on you!
  5. Zepphead

    Zepphead Ride,explore,camp

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    Holyyyyyyyyy Sh?t !
    In the past week or two, I've seen so many deer coming across roads, not to mention ones that didn't make it!
    Some freakin scary stuff riding right now!
    Just after dark the other night , riding South below Tongue Mtn. Range on rt. 9N, had a deer standing in the road.
    As I approached, I flashed lights and hit the horn so she trots off straight down the road!
    I follow somewhat behind her doing all I can to spook her off the road but she must've gone almost a quarter mile this way even with several cars pulling over that we're headed the opposite way!
    Surviving my own collision with a deer 4 years ago, maybe I'm pushing my luck.

    Hoping everyone out there is on the lookout! :zilla
  6. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Yep, I don't ride at night any more, and certainly not this time of year.

    Be very vigilant, ya'll.
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  7. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Indeed. The deer encounter stories you've told me I found to be quite ride sobering. Only short waltz style deer dance encounters for me so far and I hope it stays that way...

    ... and that includes Bullwinkus Adirondacus.
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  8. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Kayaking has been great of late with the mild temps.
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    No megafauna, but plenty of eagles, ospreys, great blue heron, and waterfowl to see... plus these two exhibitionist.
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    Leaves are beginning to brighten up with the colder night temps and a bit of rain returning. Camping is sublime with only biting flies to sort down along the water. IMG_0026.JPG
  9. Zepphead

    Zepphead Ride,explore,camp

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    IMG_0270.JPG The weather pulled away mid-morning ,so , which way do I go?
    Followed Lake Champlain on the VT side from village of Whitehall up above Crown Pt. bridge.
    So many gravel/dirt roads thru valley farm country it makes me happy IMG_0265.JPG IMG_0266.JPG Great views across to the ADK's is a bonus on this side of Champlain.
  10. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF

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    That's either a balding head or a hairy knee. Seriously, tell me more about the boat!
  11. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Lol, fortunately that's my knee... which is, ehem, a close second in hair coverage. :lol3

    Link for specs and detailed info > Hobie Mirage Tandem Island.

    Perfect for all size lake exploration and stable and capable enough for open salt water too. Hobie's efficient pedal drive/fin system is excellent and works seamlessly for hands free propulsion and power sailing which is especially useful on lakes with varying wind conditions. The furling mast is easy to reef or let out as conditions change. Removable seats are very comfy, adjustable for recline and lumbar, and have fold away legs for use at campsite or picnic spot. It's easy to rig and launch with a trailer or beach dolly. It's a great way to learn sailing and if you love being on the water, exploring, and enjoy making best performance from observed conditions then it continuously rewards.
    I'm not really supposed to be riding (back stuff) and this is a great way for the missus and I to explore and enjoy time together. We had a 26' trailer sailer as our foray into sailing a few years back and this one is so much more fun and user friendly.... no stress either with gel coat hull bumps, rocks, etc. Super easy to dock or beach/shore land, just stand up and step out. Plus, it's faster and more exciting and fun to sail in higher winds than the 26' and goes faster in lighter winds. I'm slowly working up to doing a longer sail tour next year, same as used to with the bikes. I could go on, but I'll just say, I'm so glad they let the Hobie engineers go wild with this design; it's a real grin generator.

    I gotta go mow the lawn now for one last time this year.
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  12. ssevy

    ssevy retired and riding the backroads

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    My wife and I just finished a 7600 mile trip to CA and back by car.
    I had always had a cross country bike trip on my bucket list, but now I have my doubts. Some great roads and scenery out west, and we missed most of the tourists, but it is a relentless 3 day haul on the slab just to get to the good stuff
    So many great unexplored roads left east of the Mississippi to ride that I may just stick to those.
    The translab is also still on my list.
    Hope we have a few weeks left so I can get some more miles on my Tiger before snow flies!


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  13. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Having been all over this nation, there is indeed a whole lot of "Middle" to get to the good stuff on either end.
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    I’ll be headed west over to Old Forge to have a look at the ADK tag this morning.... heading out in about an hour. If anyone wants to meet up, chime in.

    Chuck, I haven’t forgotten about your wanting to TR an FJ... plus it’d be good to meet, ride, piss on each others tires :D... maybe meet up over there later, lmk.
  15. Zepphead

    Zepphead Ride,explore,camp

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    Bring along a tail-gunner like me?:lol3
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  16. AdvRich

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    PM's be a blazin'!
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    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Maybe we passed each other on 28 Chuck?
  19. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    We sure did! We been Bruced! :lol3
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  20. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Great riding today.
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