New England

Discussion in 'Americas' started by 625SXC, May 23, 2019.

  1. nk14zp

    nk14zp Long timer

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    I think NH roads are great but only because I haven't rode in VT. If guys from NH like VT roads they must be good. I need to check some out myself.
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  2. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Northeast Explorer

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    I can string together a ~300 mile trip through VT if need be.
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  3. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Careful. You'll despise Route 1 even more.:lol3
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  4. nk14zp

    nk14zp Long timer

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    I live on Route 1.
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  5. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    How's the riding on your street? :D
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  6. nk14zp

    nk14zp Long timer

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    Great! Come on over.
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  7. Mountainhound

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    One of the best things about vt is the lack of crouds
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  8. 413Sean

    413Sean Been here awhile

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    Bingo^^^ If y'all make it to VT, I'd suggest a good route of the gap roads as mentioned. Starting in Bethel along route 12 north take Bethel mtn road(I believe it's called camp brook road on the south side). From there you can pickup route 100 a little bit and branch off threw the green mtn national forest hitting the following gap roads
    Brandon gap
    Middlebury gap
    Lincoln gap
    Appalachian gap
    Warren gap

    This is a fun twisty route if that's what you're after and make it to VT. Just watch you're speed as you approach the small towns
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  9. Schmokel

    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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    I stumbled across Lincoln Gap a couple years ago. That was a fantastic ride. Would recommend.

    Vermont is by far m favorite place to ride.
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  10. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Northeast Explorer

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    There are a lot of twisty roads in southern VT if you know about them. The gaps aren't the only awesome riding.
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  11. markbvt

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    FYI, Bethel Mountain Road (aka the Rochester Gap) is currently closed because part of it washed out a couple of months ago. So to get from Bethel to Rochester, you need to take 107 and 100.

    The "Warren gap" is actually called the Roxbury Gap. That road and the Lincoln Gap road have dirt sections of highly variable quality, just FYI. Good when dry, but they can get pretty bad when muddy.

    Brandon Gap (Rt 73) is in pretty rough shape partially. Middlebury Gap (Rt 125) is in excellent shape, repaved fairly recently. App Gap (Rt 17) is in great shape on the west side but a bit rough on the east side. Also, the road, especially the east side, frequently gets coated with a thin layer of a slippery silt that's difficult to see, but can cause sudden traction loss, so be careful.

    --mark
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  12. 413Sean

    413Sean Been here awhile

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    Yes I forgot to mention Rochester gap/camp brook road is closed coming from the bethel side towards the end before you drop down into Rochester. I took a right at the end of it where it comes to a T, and proceeded on to some gravel roads and eventually led me to 100, this was 2 weeks ago. Brandon gap is currently under some construction as well. Roxbury, and Lincoln gap do have some dirt stretches. Sry I forgot to mention these tidbits, as the original guy who started the thread will be on sport touring bikes.
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