Nova Scotia or Bust!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Keithag65, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Keithag65

    Keithag65 Adventurer

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    Day 19 Cont'd

    I was nearing Lake Placid and the daylight was fading fast. It had begun to drizzle a bit and I was looking hard for a place to put down a tent.
    I just wasn't seeing anything that spoke to me.
    I had made it my goal for the rest of the trip to not get a campground. I wanted to see if I could do it.
    I was really striking out this evening though, and thought I'd have to go back to a campground I had seen earlier.
    By the way, you always see the best spots when it's early in the day and you don't need it yet.
    I had decided to try one more house. Jackpot!!!
    It turns out they had a cottage out back and the tenants had just moved out. The nice folks let me put up there for the evening.
    Awesome, no wet tent to put away.

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  2. Keithag65

    Keithag65 Adventurer

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    Day 20
    August 27
    274 miles
    Lake Placid, NY to Shelburne, NH

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    I woke up to a beautiful day. The bad weather had moved out of the area.
    I was really looking forward to this part of the trip. I would be going to places that I had never been.

    Lake Placid is a very nice town. Worth the trip.
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    I did not see any alligators out there.
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    Olympic ski jump.
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  3. interceptor1972

    interceptor1972 Been here awhile

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    You didn't happen to see Betty White out there, did you?

    Loving the report!! Great pics to boot! And that's something I've never tried before - asking people if you could set up tent on their property. I'll have to try that next time. Seems like you've met some wonderful people this way!
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  4. Keithag65

    Keithag65 Adventurer

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    Day 20 Cont'd

    I was really enjoying the back roads of the Vermont countryside.

    Outside of Middlebury, VT I headed up into the Green Mountains on a sweet road. I stopped at a small country store in Ripton.
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    The old gal who owned it turned out to be a mean ole woman, but she had some neat things in there. I was in a great mood and killing her with kindness. She wasn't having any of it.
    Her last words to me as I walked out the door were, "GET OUT OF MY STORE!"
    I never did get my beer.
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    Down the road I found a nice little spot to get a sandwich.
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  5. Keithag65

    Keithag65 Adventurer

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    Day 20 Cont'd

    I found a nice little park later and got my beer.
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    Later in the day I crossed the New Hampshire border.
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    I was considering riding up to the top of Mt. Washington, however they were all closed up for the day. IMG_4997.JPG

    It was getting late in the day when I was approaching the Maine border. I took a side road and started looking for a big yard.
    I decided to pull in here and try my luck. IMG_4999.JPG
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  6. Keithag65

    Keithag65 Adventurer

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    Day 20 Cont'd

    The people that lived here were motorcycle riders also. They were very excited about providing me a place to set up. They offered me water and food, but I had everything I needed.
    I rode out back and pitched my tent.
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    The mosquitos here were some of the worst I've ever dealt with. It was horrible. Once they find you it's all over.
    Of course the locals have been saying they have never seen mosquitos this bad. Great.
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  7. Keithag65

    Keithag65 Adventurer

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    It worked out great, and I would meet many more along the way.
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  8. canadianshark74

    canadianshark74 Adventurer

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    "The owner said he mows this lawn with a small zero turn mower. Takes him hours."

    When we seeing guys cutting a lawns like that, we always say. That must be all they ever do.
    Cut grass, again.
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  9. wvpc1

    wvpc1 Been here awhile

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    I'm in and enjoying the laid back trip and writing style. Thanks for letting me (in my own mind) ride along. These coming bike problems have me worried though.
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