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Forum: Americas 07-06-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By XRangerRides
US 2 in Western ND and Eastern MT has a ton of...

US 2 in Western ND and Eastern MT has a ton of oil industry traffic these days. I'd look at staying a bit south maybe towards the Black Hills until west of the Dakotas. After that depending on time...
Forum: Americas 06-30-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,651
Posted By XRangerRides
There's a turn somewhere in Nebraska?

There's a turn somewhere in Nebraska?
Forum: Americas 06-28-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By XRangerRides
When in Colorado. don't forget - Mesa Verde...

When in Colorado. don't forget -
Mesa Verde National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, plus of course several NPS operated national...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-24-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,138
Posted By XRangerRides
I've stayed at two VT State Parks in the last...

I've stayed at two VT State Parks in the last couple years both along the west side in the Champlain Valley area; DAR SP and Mount Philo SP.

Both were very nice, campground at Mt Philo is very...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-19-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,336
Views: 242,329
Posted By XRangerRides
Sierra Blanca Peak, Mescalero Apache Reservation,...

Sierra Blanca Peak, Mescalero Apache Reservation, NM, taken circa 1986.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-19-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6,953
Views: 2,328,382
Posted By XRangerRides
Here is the view from the eastern end...

Here is the view from the eastern end (beginning?) of US Route 6.
Taken along Rte 6 in Provincetown, MA just outside the boundary of
Cape Cod National Seashore.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-03-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 98,082
Posted By XRangerRides
Chatham Light, Chatham, MA; favorite spot for the...

Chatham Light, Chatham, MA; favorite spot for the Weather Channel to do a live shot whenever
a 'Noreaster or other storm threatens coastal New England.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-03-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 98,082
Posted By XRangerRides
Highland Light (aka Cape Cod Light), Cape Cod...

Highland Light (aka Cape Cod Light), Cape Cod National Seashore, Truro, MA. It is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod.
First photo is taken from the nearest legal spot to go with a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-03-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 98,082
Posted By XRangerRides
Nauset Light, Cape Cod National Seashore,...

Nauset Light, Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, MA

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Forum: Americas 05-03-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By XRangerRides
Took 30 days last summer (June 30 to July 29) and...

Took 30 days last summer (June 30 to July 29) and toured through several western states on a trip around a good part of the country (New England to western US and back). Hit temps in the triple...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By XRangerRides
Big Bend has lots of good riding and plenty of...

Big Bend has lots of good riding and plenty of camping options. In addition to the formal NPS campsites at Rio Grande Village, Chisos Basin, and Castolon ther are lots of backcountry roadside sites...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,245
Posted By XRangerRides
If you are passing through Holbrook, AZ (home of...

If you are passing through Holbrook, AZ (home of the Teepee Motel)
grab a bite to eat at Joe and Aggie's Cafe (just east of the Teepees).
Good food and a Rte 66 mural on the wall outside for a...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By XRangerRides
If you take US 50 across Nevada check out Great...

If you take US 50 across Nevada check out Great Basin NP, and if you are looking for a place to stay near there try the
Silver Jack Motel / Lectrolux Cafe in Baker, NV.
You can stay at the motel...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,939
Posted By XRangerRides
Judah Baker Windmill, Bass River, MA ...

Judah Baker Windmill, Bass River, MA
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Jonathan Young Windmill, Orleans, MA...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-07-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By XRangerRides
You might want to try Shawme-Crowell State Park...

You might want to try Shawme-Crowell State Park in Sandwich. Not to far from the Sagamore Bridge off Rte 6A. Portions of their campground stays open year round. Shouldn't be too busy this time of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-28-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5,290
Views: 359,800
Posted By XRangerRides
New Tag: In an untagged town (once again not...

New Tag: In an untagged town (once again not Wilbraham ), no lighthouse in town so I went with a windmill. This mill was built around 1720, moved and restored in 1980s, an old mill but belonged to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-28-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5,290
Views: 359,800
Posted By XRangerRides
Old Tag: Long Pasture Audubon Sanctuary,...

Old Tag: Long Pasture Audubon Sanctuary, Barnstable, view across harbor to Sandy Neck and Beach Point Light (?).
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-25-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5,290
Views: 359,800
Posted By XRangerRides
New Tag : in a previously untagged town. Despite...

New Tag : in a previously untagged town. Despite the title the tag is not on an island, but the road will cross a tidal river to get you there.

The hiking trail does lead to what was once an...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-25-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5,290
Views: 359,800
Posted By XRangerRides
Old Tag: Chatham Light and USCG Station Chatham ...

Old Tag: Chatham Light and USCG Station Chatham

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Forum: Americas 09-29-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,114
Posted By XRangerRides
If there is a shutdown the most likely effects...

If there is a shutdown the most likely effects will be the VCs will close, most bathrooms will be locked, campgrounds and backcountry campsites will close. Some roads could be closed too. At GSMNP...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-21-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,718
Posted By XRangerRides
Pamet Harbor, Cape Cod, MA ...

Pamet Harbor, Cape Cod, MA

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Forum: Americas 09-20-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,078
Posted By XRangerRides
I did a similar trip this past summer on my...

I did a similar trip this past summer on my Kawasaki Vulcan 500 (Cape Cod to Lake Tahoe and back). My route westbound went a bit north of your rough draft route. I stopped in Carson City, NV for bike...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-19-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 416,008
Posted By XRangerRides
Along the Mohawk Trail Byway in western...

Along the Mohawk Trail Byway in western Massachusetts.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-19-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 69,825
Posted By XRangerRides
This is the Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial...

This is the Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Monument high atop Mt. Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts.

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Forum: Americas 08-30-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By XRangerRides
When you get over to the eastern side of US 50 a...

When you get over to the eastern side of US 50 a visit to Great Basin NP is a must. If you need a place to stay in that area check out the Silverjack Motel and Lectrolux Cafe in Baker, NV. Great beer...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5,290
Views: 359,800
Posted By XRangerRides
I considered Coast Guard and Nauset Light for the...

I considered Coast Guard and Nauset Light for the new tag but the fact you might have to pay to get in depending on time of day and time of the year I decided to go with Doane Memorial. No fees and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5,290
Views: 359,800
Posted By XRangerRides
New Tag - Doane Family Memorial

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Hint: Located in a previously untagged town. The town is often called the "gateway" to Cape Cod National Seashore. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5,290
Views: 359,800
Posted By XRangerRides
Old Tag - Former North Truro Air Force Base

Former North Truro Air Force Base, Ball Field, Old Dewline Rd, North Truro, MA
(New Tag will be up this evening)


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Forum: Americas 08-19-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By XRangerRides
Not too familiar with the area in general but I...

Not too familiar with the area in general but I did pass through on a cross country loop in July. We rode a short section of the the Great River Rd in Illinois near St. Louis. Stopped at Lewis and...
Forum: Americas 08-09-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By XRangerRides
West Tahoe Camping

General Creek Campground at Sugar Pine Point State Park is a good bet. Tent sites are $35, but there are pay shower facilities which were pretty nice. Sugar Pine Point is just outside Tahoma, and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-04-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,718
Posted By XRangerRides
Little Cliff Pond, Nickerson State Park, MA

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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,445
Posted By XRangerRides
Freeflow - I was on that trip last Friday too. I...

Freeflow - I was on that trip last Friday too. I had the Red Kawasaki Vulcan 500, and was on the return leg eastbound from a trip cross country (Cape Cod, MA to Lake Tahoe, CA and back) with a buddy...
Forum: Americas 06-24-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By XRangerRides
I like NFE's suggestions and would add that if...

I like NFE's suggestions and would add that if you decide to venture further north then you should try and budget time to ride the coast of Maine via Vermont and New Hampshire. Given the timing I'd...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By XRangerRides
You may already have this information but there...

You may already have this information but there is a section of Hwy 89 in AZ that is closed due to a collapse. From AZ DOT site: In the early morning hours of Feb. 20, a landslide ripped through a...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By XRangerRides
I'll be heading from WY/MT on an eastbound return...

I'll be heading from WY/MT on an eastbound return trip to New England and after stopping in the Black Hills for a couple days will head east across SD to MN then head to Manitowoc, WI for a ferry...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By XRangerRides
In addition to the NPS campgrounds at Yellowstone...

In addition to the NPS campgrounds at Yellowstone there are concessioner run campgrounds within the park. The company that runs them is Yellowstone National Park Lodges/Xanterra Resorts. Most have...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,450
Posted By XRangerRides
Moki Dugway, Natural Bridges, Monument Valley,...

Moki Dugway, Natural Bridges, Monument Valley, etc...., all on the list and the list keeps getting longer. Cameron Trading Post is a great stop, I think we'll be staying at Goulding's by monument...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By XRangerRides
Balsam Mountain CG in Great Smoky Mountains NP is...

Balsam Mountain CG in Great Smoky Mountains NP is at the end of a paved spur road off the Parkway towards the southern end (near Mile 458). If you continue beyond the campground the Heintooga - Round...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,450
Posted By XRangerRides
Thanks -I had that impression too, but was not...

Thanks -I had that impression too, but was not sure.
Forum: Americas 05-12-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,450
Posted By XRangerRides
I'm passing through the same area this summer...

I'm passing through the same area this summer (july) and I've been able to get quite a bit of good info from this thread - thanks.

Does anyone know what the road in to Goosenecks State Park is...
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