TugHill / Adirondacks ride

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

  1. thederrick106

    thederrick106 gone-fishin

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    Your tag is in the wrong thread... :y0!

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    And your new one is a ways outside the adk park :thumb
  2. Chuckracer

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    Posts moved and...I don't care. :wave
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  3. Zepphead

    Zepphead Ride,explore,camp

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    Back To Sodom Rd. , Johnsburg
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  4. Knute Dunrvnyet

    Knute Dunrvnyet ...or wait until we get home.

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    The Plains has it's own kind of allure. I would imagine that it would take a different 'mindset' and time investment to get the most out of the Plains. I've only been diagonally from STL to Sioux City, IA on small roads; then across Nebraska on my 'home highway,' US20, on the bike [then back to the tourist attractions.] I enjoyed the contrast to the East; found that I really liked lots of sky. I won't ever get back, for more of the good stuff: The Sand Hills, The Flint Hills; Roosevelt Badlands in ND, or the T-Rex fossil digs in Jordan, MT. I found this a good read: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009LRWVBY/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
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  5. ssevy

    ssevy retired and riding the backroads

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    I grew up on the Peaceful Valley Rd and spent most of my childhood summers at my grandparents' camp about a mile and a half from your picture on that road. I still own about 35 acres there, and part of it butts onto the property near where your bike is parked. There used to be great snowshoe rabbit hunting there.
    Small world!
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  6. ssevy

    ssevy retired and riding the backroads

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    The Midwest does have its own beauty for sure, and the people there are usually very friendly. My wife and I got our Master's degrees at University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana, and we really loved it. Having grown up in the mountains, however, it was pretty hard not to miss the Adirondacks.
    If I had a month to ride, then a cross country trip might be worthwhile, as I could keep off the slab completely and enjoy the rural roads like I do here. The problem is my riding buddy is self-employed as a cabinetmaker/finish carpenter, and so he is limited in the number of days available to ride such a trip. Given the choice of hammering across the plains on the slab with either a bike or with a truck with the bikes in a trailer behind, I think I would rather take the truck, get there as quickly as possible, and then unload and enjoy the ride.
    I would definitely want to go when there was plenty of daylight, but either before or after public schools are on vacation for the summer.
    At least my Tiger is now ready, even if I am not!
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  7. Zepphead

    Zepphead Ride,explore,camp

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    Last run before she's tucked away..........
    Towpath Rd along Champlain canal with a low angle Sun........
  8. Knobbiethrower

    Knobbiethrower ADV in ADK

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    Wishing all the ADV Adirondack brotherin a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving! Get stuffed!
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  9. Chuckracer

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  10. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    This thread can use some pics.
    Got out on the FJ again today and back on Monday. What a ripping hoot this thing is on mixed surface.
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  11. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    And these on the MAT in VA back over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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  12. ssevy

    ssevy retired and riding the backroads

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  13. koyote

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  14. AdvRich

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    Yeah, I thought you'd like that.
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    Glad you enjoyed... ain't riding fun!

    Looks like temps in the 20's next week and road salting not too far off. Been enjoying the fairly mild entry into winter so far. The bikes have been ethanol treated and the batteries are on trickle charge... skis will be out soon enough.

    Look forward to seeing more pics being posted and the usual year end photo parade.
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  16. Chuckracer

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  17. JoeR68

    JoeR68 Been here awhile

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    I haven't ridden in over a year but I did buy a new truck. Snow Truck.jpg
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  18. AdvRich

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    Not so much riding with that on the ground guys, although Chuck, maybe the young'un is practicing power slides? Nice swoopy snow hanging off the railing, btw.

    Nice wheels, Joe. Hope you get some great ride time next season.
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  19. Chuckracer

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    Bob next door is the Highway Super up here in the sticks. It's 10pm and snowing hard - 6" tonight so far - and he's headed to the garage to plow all night to keep the morning commuters safe.

    It's hard work but good work. Thank you, Bob.
  20. Chuckracer

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    My commute through Copenhagen. Copenhagen has gotten 5 feet of snow so far this season. Bet they can't wait for winter!

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