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Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by Canuman, Mar 3, 2012.
any of you crossing the border into Canada let me know if I can i'll meet up
Hey guys I'm looking at hitting the trails this weekend. I'm located in Boston and am going to be on an f800 gs. I have limited experience, but I would say I can handle myself pretty well on the bike. I did part of the puppy dog route from silverlake in VT south to MA. I also did a solo day trip that JPMartin86 put together, http://www.plotaroute.com/route/24188. Both were great without any issues. I'm looking for someone to ride with that has experience and isn't afraid to push it hard. I'm loving these trails in remote locations, but would feel more comfortable with another rider. My preference this weekend would be to ride in Maine, but would be open to Vermont or New Hampshire riding. I haven't had a chance to look at the sunrise trail, but it sounds promising.
Although the Sunrise Trail is an amazing way of crossing Maine, it's certainly not challenging or diverse.
Basically a straight line through Maine. Quick, efficient, and interesting way of crossing the state....
But it wouldn't be a destination ride for me.
ah okay thanks for that heads up. I'll put that on my other list of routes then!
Yeah. It's a nice ride, but its pretty basic. I think the speed limit is 35 and you'll be going faster than anyone else. I saw a guy on a skateboard with a little 2 stroke motor bolted to it last year
That being said, I found the trail to be FAR faster than traversing via back or coastal roads.
I'm sure I95 is faster, but if you're trying to cross the state at a reasonable pace I think it's a great way to do it....
Although.. I guess I was probably ignoring that 35mph thing though.
Yeah I much prefer state crossing off the main interstates and major highways
Agreed. Be careful though. I got the stink eye from some rednecks when I popped up through the trees to hit up a gas station mid way.
No doubt... had some quad guys stop and start giving my lady a little trouble when I was just off the trail in the woods doing my "business."
But eh.. to be expected. Rednecks in the north got nothing compared to those I met along the TET(S)
Does anyone have another version of this piece they'd be willing to share ?
This is the only section I could not get to load.
I'm not much a gps'r. I can download tracks, load them up and follow them, but as far as manipulating them, that's where I start to lose it. I don't know if this is the same track, but its what I followed last summer.
Loaded right into Osmand+ for me.
Just completed Canaan, VT. To Greenville, Maine and back. Followed Canuman's original route through land grant. Everything was open and roads were perfect. Saw very little logging activity. We did hit one gate coming out of the very first trail section coming from rt 3 north of Canaan to rt 145 in Pittsburg.
Curious, did you just take Rte 3 to go around or did you just open the gate? I'm planning on using some/most of the NEAT route on my way to Newfoundland, (time dependent). I'll be dropping out of Canada crossing at Cornwall, Ontario.
Looking for a sanity check on the approximate time. Would Canaan to Houlton take about 3 days?
I would only think 2 - we left burlington VT at 2 and made it to Rangely Lakes by 8...we peeled off the route from there and went downeast towards Campabello the next day, but imagine it would be doable in 2 full days - Riding 8-5 or so...
Thanks! We will probably be doing more like 6 hours of riding a day just to leave plenty of time.
Great route, the gate is still closed between the section coming from rt 3 north of Canaan to rt 145 in Pittsburg.
Yea the 2nd time I ran it after the original the fate was closed. We opted to go around it.
Meh, not the wisest choice I'm sure.
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Anyone have any suggestions for a paper map for backup? Also any pointers on where to camp?