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Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,203
Posted By XRangerRides
I'd want to at least have a heated vest or a...

I'd want to at least have a heated vest or a "warm bib" (Aerostitch) if possible, plus heated grips.
However, you might be able to get by with a few of the dry chemical hand warmers. I've used...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-27-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 30,028
Posted By XRangerRides
So sad to hear this, and so sorry for your loss. ...

So sad to hear this, and so sorry for your loss.

Rest in Peace.......
Forum: Americas 11-04-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,661
Posted By XRangerRides
Did not go through the Black Hills direct during...

Did not go through the Black Hills direct during our westbound leg of the trip (went out on a more southern route through CO, UT, AZ) but did take a more direct route back to MA after hitting the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-20-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 391,972
Posted By XRangerRides
Hey it's all part of the game (but yeah a better...

Hey it's all part of the game (but yeah a better photo might have helped), and unlike Liza I still don't know for certain where it is, other than further North. Time for more guessing, er......
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-19-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 391,972
Posted By XRangerRides
Thought I had it figured out, based on clues; Old...

Thought I had it figured out, based on clues; Old Tag, Old Bridge, so this is what I came up with.......

http://xrangerrides.smugmug.com/ADV-Photos/i-32VKR6T/0/XL/DSCF4823-XL.jpg
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Forum: Americas 10-18-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By XRangerRides
Silver Jack Inn and Lectrolux Cafe

There is free camping at the Silver Jack if you buy groceries at the store or eat at the cafe - not exactly the same type of experience as camping in Great Basin NP though. Like others said contact...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,168
Posted By XRangerRides
Canyon de Chelly

The canyon is awesome, took a 4x4 tour into the canyon with a Navajo guide and it was well worth the time (and $$). The Lone Ranger movie was being filmed in the area at the time and the cast/crew...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-04-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By XRangerRides
Cape Cod Vintage Motorcycle Show

Last Sunday the Hyannis (MA) Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a vintage motorcycle show in Barnstable Village along Rte 6A (Old Kings Highway),
I took a ride up to check it out with a couple stops on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-12-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By XRangerRides
As it happens I have a lean-to reserved at...

As it happens I have a lean-to reserved at Jamaica SP for the 18th/19th, wasn't aware there was a gathering there - I bet I'll be able to find a campfire to stop in at though.

Mmm ..... maybe...
Forum: Americas 09-11-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,661
Posted By XRangerRides
MA to Sturgis/Y-stone

Best of luck on your trip - I rode MA to CA and back last year and the trip was awesome.

Cody, Wy is a great stop and taking in the rodeo makes for a great evening and it sets you up for entering...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,076
Posted By XRangerRides
Instead of Ely, NV you could drop south of US 50...

Instead of Ely, NV you could drop south of US 50 a couple miles and overnight in Baker at the Silver Jack Inn and LectroLux Motel.

From their website "Whether you are walking or motorcycling...
Forum: Americas 07-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
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, 05:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,668
Posted By XRangerRides
There's a turn somewhere in Nebraska?

There's a turn somewhere in Nebraska?
Forum: Americas 06-28-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
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, 05:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,206
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, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 279,540
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, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7,346
Views: 2,499,224
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, 04:54 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 100,822
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, 04:50 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 100,822
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, 04:43 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 100,822
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, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
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, 06:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,042
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, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
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, 08:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,484
Posted By XRangerRides
Judah Baker Windmill, Bass River, MA ...

Judah Baker Windmill, Bass River, MA
http://xrangerrides.smugmug.com/ADV-Photos/i-3SgqNSv/0/L/IMG_1912-L.jpg

Jonathan Young Windmill, Orleans, MA...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-07-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
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, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 391,972
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, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 391,972
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 (?).
http://xrangerrides.smugmug.com/ADV-Photos/i-mwdVPZb/0/M/IMG_1941-M.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-25-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 391,972
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, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 391,972
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, 05:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
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, 01:05 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,823
Posted By XRangerRides
Pamet Harbor, Cape Cod, MA ...

Pamet Harbor, Cape Cod, MA

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Forum: Americas 09-20-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,615
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, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 458,958
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, 08:52 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 77,406
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, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 391,972
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, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 391,972
Posted By XRangerRides
New Tag - Doane Family Memorial

http://xrangerrides.smugmug.com/ADV-Photos/i-Z86cJrH/0/M/Tag4817-M.jpg
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 391,972
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, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
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...
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