The Adirondacks and Beyond
First of all, a big Thank You to Baldy for this forum :clap
Most of my rides ( actually all of them to date ) are day trips with the occasional overnighter thrown in. So with this new venue I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring as I hope many other day trippers do the same.
I much prefer to have a destination in mind rather than wander aimlessly. However when an interesting road appears along my intended I will take it to see where it leads and if time runs short I'll always go back another day to reach the originally intended destination
The majority of my rides are spent exploring the Adirondacks, Vermont and surrounding areas so without further ado let me first introduce -
My weapon of choice
As of June 2011 my new weapon of choice
I like the F800 in white!!
The Road to Lake Placid - part 1
The Best laid plans of mice and men
often change, and As my friend The Red Ace so often reminds me "change is the only constant in life" so I go with it
Before I started out I took the first shot of the day
And when I started back up to the house my phone rang. It was my good friend and insurance agent Roger , we had been trying to coordinate our schedules since April for a ride and the conversation went like this
Roger: What are you doing today
Me: I'm on my way to Lake Placid
Roger: When ?
Roger: Screw Lake Placid, I cancelled all my appointments but one today. Lets take that ride, I;ll meet you at 1:00, I'm buying lunch
Even though it was 6 hours away I knew some nice routes to ride that would loop me around to where we arranged to meet
So, gear up and I'm off to the races
First I stopped to window shop for a reliable used car, seeing nothing in my price range I moved on
And watched somebody who didn't have the day off
though I avoid the super slab whenever humanly possible I wanted to drop off some paperwork to a sub contractor, so i jumped on I 87 aka The Northway made a fast stop for the drop and exited here. If you've been to Americade you've seen this
The Road to Lake Placid Part 2
Next was a short run North to Warrensburg via Route 9N
Signs of The Times
Road Kill du Jour
Turkey Buzzard enjoying Woodchuck Tartare
While overhead a relative waits for his turn
And in the Vegetarian aisle we find........
Bambi all grown up
Cool Pictures, and enjoy the writing.
Have you been around Johnsburg, NY because there's a neat BMW shop with old bikes in the back. During their open house they offered homemade pie which was fabulous. Very nice family & fun to visit with.
Your first shot is beautiful.
east coast rider, elder rogue, dragonflylily and junker, thanks for stopping by and the comments
dragonflylily - never been to johnsburg, just googled driving directions, looks like a sweet ride and added to my list. Thanks for the tip
The shop is called "Heid's Hodaka & BMW", I think the son's used to be top notch dirt riders. They continue to ride & he showwed me the bike he's currently putting together.
2033 Garnet Lake Road
Zip Code 12843
Warrensburg is a small town lying 6 miles north of Lake George Village. Like the vast majority of Adirondack towns, it's a Mecca for the outdoor enthusiast offering white water rafting and Kayaking, trout fishing, hiking, snowmobling , swimming and more.
It's also the site of the self proclaimed "Worlds Largest Garage Sale" every fall
I've never taken the time to explore the town itself, it's been just a waypoint and I ride through the main street and right back out again.
That being said it does offer at least two things I'll always grab a picture of
Small Town Churches
And Wall Murals
While I would venture to say the vast majority of visitors come for the scenery and outdoor recreation a smaller and possibly even more passionate number come for a different reason
The Mecca of Meat
If you like smoked meats and cheeses this is the place to come. Their bacons especially are manna from heaven.
oscarssmokedmeats.com for mail order.
Rolling up the short gravel drive I am once again reminded that ...
We All Have The Right To Be Ignorant
But some of us really abuse the privelege. ( Note the position of the bike and the handicap signs ) As I've grown older and hopefully wiser I've learned not to let as many things irritate me, this is one of them that always will, no excuse for this at all. Ignorance is not a handicap in my world
With a silent and fevrent wish they choke on their meat I turn around to leave and as I do my initial feeling of anger turns to a twinge of sadness as I think about how at times the thoughtless actions of a few tends to rob all of us of a little bit of our humanity. Sometimes I wish I understood mankind.
I hang a right and head further North taking some roads I've never expierenced before seeking to rid myself of the bad Karma behind me, and there I find what I am seeking.....
Peace And Serenity
Lovin' the pics - I could swear I've seen that white GS before :clap
I really thought about a BMW before I got the Wee.
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