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Discussion in 'Photos' started by EvilClown, Sep 26, 2010.
Likewise EC. I had more fun than should be allowed this past weekend!
Striking a pose.
Um...I think a few of us might have.
still recovering today....Cromag was way more fun than sitting here
I think it took Buttercup till 12 on Sunday to sober up
That's Princess Buttercup to you kind sir.
I wasn't there long enough to even properly focus a camera, but I got a couple of pictures to share.
I rolled in just after 8:00 PM and found a spot out behind Evil Clown, PwrCrzr, Baiku and crew where I could squat for the night. It only meant I would have to ride into the woods a bit and git her done.
In the morning, it turned out I got a real nice spot after all. I won't mention the BMW Pig wrestling that went on in the dark the night before to get my yellow mistress down there.
Lewis and Clark?
My nearest neighbors - lol
Not the best fire picture, except it shows the strength of the wind at times.
Great time, I will be sure to be there a lot more than 12 hours next time.
Friday, mikewillsmith leads us on his uber cool zebra 800GS across Lake Champlain to do some exploring of the Adirondacks...
Junkyard and and MZ follow along until we spilt off for the ferry...
Settled in for the ride we look over the Crown Point bridge construction job.
Being a glorious Friday morning you just know the crane operator yanked that porta-potty up and swung it around with one of his co-workers in there.
In NY, we prepare to unload...
Not too many shots on the road as the twisties were very nice!
We end up in the Lake Placid neighborhood - home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games...
...head into town...
...look for some lunch that's within a couple of KLR riders budget...
"Got rootbeer floats?"
Back on the road we pass a toll road sign I was thinking was a bit odd out in the middle of the ADKs.:huh Turns out there's a road to the summit of Whiteface. Guess I missed that conversation at the table while I was...checking out the rest of the restaurant.
How cool is that?
A little hazy but I think it kinda adds to the vista...
My timing sucks. Sorry, Mike.
Reaching the summit parking area we set out on foot...
...past the elevator...
...towards the path to the summit.
Pretty impressive stone work if you ask me. Keep in mind this was done back in the thirties - when Huck was just a lad.
Looking back at the road we just ascended...
...beginning of the 1/5 mile walk to the top...
...the bikes are down there somewhere...
...wondering if they'd even be able to land that medevac helicopter in this wind to get me off this mountain ...
...Mike was able to scratch this in the pathway while we caught our breath...
No. Not really. We never did catch our breath.
Reaching the top!
PWRCRZR taking up Kevin's slack.
Buttercup attempts a shot through the...whatever they call those things...
The Maine Crew - PWRCRZR, Internalcombust (aka Buttercup) and mikewillsmith...
...Buttercup works the camera...
...Summit building which houses the elevator...
What they had to work with back then...
Reaching the bottom the tunnel awaits...
We make our way back down the mountain...
...and meander our way towards Vermont...
Might have a few more later but there's this thing called 'work'...
I was originally thinking I would do a RR but this will work as well...
KLR all loaded and ready for action
MWS ready to roll
quick trip up to Topsham for some Breakfast and to meet Kaw and IC
Then we take Kaw's secret route to WhiteHorse gear to get some stuff for the road..
then we were off towards VT , made a quick stop by the Madison Boulder
I think this was on Sandwich Notch...Buttercup was not impressed
This is when we finally caught up to Kaw at the other end of the Notch..man he flies on those street slicks
a quick photo op at a place I always stop along a road side waterfall
Then we found a nice little sandwich shop in Rumney NH
Kaw patiently waiting while we discuss our route to the lake
we arrive at the lake to find EC already set up in the Top of the hill Lean to and since no one else can stand his snoring I grabbed the other half
Kaw had set up in front of the amphitheater and MWS and IC snagged a lean to just down the hill..
Then it was off to town for some beverages and to get EC a new top case
Then it was back to camp to cook supper and enjoy the fire and a few libations
More later got to run.....:fyyff
Slabbed 202 to Rottenchester Friday afternoon...then found some goods
somewhere on the other side of Tilton
Crossing into Vermont from Hanover
gettin close to beerthirty
I'll start at the start.
theothersean, theotherwife, BBQer, Huck (you really need to change your ADV name to that) veesquared, garandman and Larry in Orange MA.
Sean led us on some fine dirt roads to Geenfield MA where we picked up the Puppy dog route.
Sean working his magic with the devil box to get us around construction work.
The reroute was a challenge but fun. GIV'R LEAH!!
There were a couple of gravity storms on this trail.
Gary prepares his free throw.
Required covered bridge shot.
And there we are at Silver Lake.
My first Cromag... had a blast.
I'll try not to duplicate the pics that PWRCRZR and EC have put up already.
Butt-crack of dawn. Loaded to head to PWRCRZRs
PWRCRZR ready to roll
One of Kaws nice shortcuts to NH
Madison Boulder... thats one big mf rock.
Arrived Thursday afternoon, lots of good folks there already. MZ explains how he got the stain on his shirt.
See, you can make a non-free standing tent work in a lean-to!
Friday headed to NY
EC on Whiteface Mountain
Saturday we went in search of some dirt... found it.
Views in VT are everywhere
Bike looking much better dirty
Sat. evening hanging in the snoring section
Sunday, time to head home the long way
Great ride, great scenery and even a little rain tossed in on the last leg home. A full weekend. Can't wait to do it again.
Day 2 I took off with Kurt, Gary, Larry, and Huck. We took a few wrong turns and found some great trails. They would have been great on a 450, jumping water bars, but I had to be careful on the 1200. I was glad to have made it through with no damage or tip overs. Unfortunately I did not take any photos there.
Anyway, we kept following Gary which is easy because he leaves roost trails in every turn.
We were lookin' for this barbeque place, turns out it is a food truck that wasn't at the location it normally is. So plan B was a Mexican place. I had enchiladas in honor of Michele's enchiladas of past CroMags. Damn I missed those! :dg
Then we headed to this store in Taftsville to get some fine meats & cheeses.
Kurt is always smiling.
Guymanbro wrestled a snake then threw it in the FIRE! :huh
Friday night the fire got sideways as did most of us.
Next up, antique tractors.
This was Shrineclown's bus stop. On the way to Happy Valley! Spent a lot of time standing were Kurt is, but I was not smiling about it.
Yes Huck, it is VT, there was no money for a special short bus. They collected all the 'tards (DO's as they were called then) on one trip with a long one.
Back then it was also the Post Office as well as the Commissary.
Saturday several of us followed Liz to the tractor show in Ludlow. But first :dg.
Then on to some dirt roads and twisty pavement.
If I remember correctly this was a site of a gold mining town. When the gold ran out everybody left and took their stuff with them.
Then we got to the tractor show.
This one is restored and will be for sale soon.
There were little tractors...
and big ones.
An old sled for Evil Clown.
When we got back to the bikes this sweet panhead was parked next to us.
Then Liz got a call that her house was broken into last night so we rode to Rutland to check it out. Good news, it was not broken into. Just a bit of confusion with the neighbors who were moving. And we got the full tour, rally cars, support truck, tire warehouse, racing bicycles, motorcycle collection and spares, hot boat motors and a fire truck! Liz is one cool chick.
So we booked it back to camp for this! :dg
And that little dollop was the last of the slaw folks.
Sunday we had breakfast at the Hancock Inn then pointed south and rode that way.
But not before Liz and Huck checked out the fire truck. Liz, you don't need 3 fire trucks.
Ray did a superb job of finding Massachusetts. We spotted this...
that black blob is a bear. The more I zoomed in the further it ran away.
We found some dirt roads but mostly it was just fun tarmac.
What a great time!
Many more photos here, especially tractor photos if you're into that.
BeeZ smugmug Cromag
Here is some of the video I shot at the tractor show.
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Nice collection of old iron there, Brad.
Seeing the Tincantourists were also there I'm really kicking myself for not checking that show out.
Think of it as a group ride report. Been fun seeing all the different pics and perspectives. Keep it coming!
Something about this shot pretty much sums up riding in Vermont.
Great time, here are a few more:
Cool kids hanging out at the lean-to section.
Top of whiteface, I looked through the view finder and was disturbed at what I saw.
Theothersean found some great riding.
I think Mikewillsmith liked to get dirty.
Love riding in Vermont.
Clowning around at the fire.
Stopping for cheese at Sugarbush farms.
Les Stroud was there too?