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jantarek 07-09-2008 03:27 PM

from CT to VT,NH,ME almost 1200 miles on 4th of July weekend
 
My head is still spinning from all that riding so instead of writing a report I will like to share some pics and few comments.

Well we decided to go for a short ride during the 4th of July weekend, nothing planned - just simply ride north. :ricky



weapons of choice?
2002 Kawasaki ZZR 1200 - johnny rocket
1999 Bmw R1100R _ Wrathchild
2003 Bmw R1150 GSA _ me ( Jerry )

cameras used: canon powershot
and nikon d200


departure friday morning 7:30am
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we took I91 through Mass. and hit the back roads once in NH.


on the way to mt. Washington,
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there was a young moose drinking water by the side of the road, so naturally people had to stop in the middle of our lane to take pictures of this very unusual phenomena :eek1
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quick rest on main parking lot
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and decision was made,:thumb we are going in!!! or up, :D
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it was my first time going up the mountain so it was interesting, specially with my fear of heights
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like I said :eek1
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once on top we meet one more ADV rider, from CT cool dude with awesome bike :D
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it was very windy that day

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always favorite posing "STIG" style
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after this awesome (for me ) adventure we found this kick ass motel just few miles from mt. Washintgon
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the price was right and owners are great people

BBQ set-up out back, we meet this cool couple from England just traveling around NH for few weeks,
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after nice BBQ dinner, we spent some time by the fire drinking beer and talking about ---- motorcycle traveling
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and that it was time to hit the sack, does pink make me look fat?
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day two

nice ride to Errol NH, ( the road is almost fixed now)
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quick rest while we were there
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and after we took right turn into Maine, where we had to pass alot of Harley Riders, not that there is anything wrong with that :deal
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the views were amazing
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and I think we hit some kind of space-time vortex :scratch
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twice :huh
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so we got heck out of Maine and back in NH. and to make things right again we sacrificed wendy's baked potato to motorcycling God's
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two more ADV'rs showed up, a very nice couple from Maine,
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and after nice lunch we took off to VT, where we stayed at this awesome Irish Motel with bar and live music, good times, good times :gerg
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day 3

riding from side to side in VT crosing or getting on rt 100
very nice riding , specially rt 14 and rt 17 .

some random photos from that day


this is view of Rt17 after very cool twisties
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rest time in one of Vt's towns
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floating bridge was closed :cry
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and favorite game of the day, "chasing Johnny through VT " :D
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it was a shoulder burning, monkey butt, wrist cramping one heck of a ride
that still puts smile on my face :D :ricky

sorry for my speling folks, and its my first report so its kinda dry.

I have more pics if you like to see
thanks for your time and I hope you like it

Jerry

zadok 07-09-2008 04:08 PM

Awesome ride, Jerry.:D Looks like you were blessed with great weather.

Wrathchild 07-09-2008 05:02 PM

't was a good run
 
Yeah, the weather rocked.

PS. zadok, cool avatar :thumb

Dbear 07-09-2008 05:37 PM

Nice shot of the beaver pond at the top of 17.

Hope you spent plenty of time on 100 as well.

Putts 07-09-2008 06:04 PM

Oh man, you guys a having way too much fun!

http://jantarek.smugmug.com/photos/3...8_yU3ef-XL.jpg

Thanks for posting. :thumb

dlew 07-09-2008 06:10 PM

Great report!

jantarek 07-10-2008 05:09 AM

Thank you :D . yes we did RT100 as well, its awesome

few more random pics.


its always nice to see things like that in your rear view mirror :evil
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Bocephous 07-10-2008 05:38 AM

Great pics!

jantarek 07-14-2008 05:49 AM

Few more pics. for your viewing pleasure :D

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EvilClown 07-29-2008 04:45 PM

Nice report! Looks like you had a great ride. What's up with the nearly floating bridge? Any idea if it's a long term closure or not? It's part of the Puppy Dog Ride we'll be doing again in the fall.

Thanx for posting.

duhgee 07-29-2008 05:32 PM

I'm planning a trip through NH and VT next month, and your pics are great reminders why I'm going there. Looks like you had the key pieces of a great trip - good bikes, excellent weather, great company, amazing roads, oh, and beer. :freaky
Bring us along on your next trip!

jantarek 07-30-2008 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duhgee
I'm planning a trip through NH and VT next month, and your pics are great reminders why I'm going there. Looks like you had the key pieces of a great trip - good bikes, excellent weather, great company, amazing roads, oh, and beer. :freaky
Bring us along on your next trip!

sure thing, anytime bud :D, and yes that area is super nice, don't forget to include RT100 and 17
have fun

Rhythm 08-17-2008 08:34 PM

Dude, how in the hell did you this photo ( being scared or heights) ?

I had a GI JOE Kungfu death grip on my handle bars on that section of road, two weeks ago. :lol2

Again, nice photos partna.:thumb

http://jantarek.smugmug.com/photos/3...4_5ez6r-XL.jpg

jantarek 08-18-2008 05:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rhythm
Dude, how in the hell did you this photo ( being scared or heights) ?

I had a GI JOE Kungfu death grip on my handle bars on that section of road, two weeks ago. :lol2

Again, nice photos partna.:thumb

like this :D
http://jantarek.smugmug.com/photos/3...5_Jf6WN-XL.jpg

look the other way and take alot of pics :evil

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thanks


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