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Old 07-09-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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From Franconia Notch, I headed over through Twin Mountain and Gorham, so I could catch White Mountain Raod down to Mt Washington. Real nice roads, fast and smooth. Beautiful surroundings as you can imagine. I was having too much fun to stop and take pictures.

There was a pretty good wind kicking up on my ride over, so I wasn't too surprised that the Auto Road was shut down to motorcycles due to 65MPH winds at the summit. They were able to get in the Newton's Revenge bicycle hillclimb earlier that morning at least.

Since the ride to the top of Washington was at least delayed till the winds calmed down, I decided I'd head up over Crawford Notch, and to see what the mountain looks like when I got to Bretton Woods.

Crawford Notch Road was an amazing ride. Way nicer than my ride on the Kancamagus earlier.

Stopped to take some pictures at Crawford Notch State Park.

And again at Bretton Woods. Looking back to Mount Washington, the top of the mountain is completely in the black clouds. No reason to go back to see if the road was open to bikes.

Headed back towards Lincoln when I got to Twin Mountain, so I could ride the Kancamagus in the other direction. Spotted that hacked Bandit coming the other direction on the way, and was suprised to see the rider was solo. Riding back down through Franconia was a blast. Heading up the Kanc from Lincoln was much nicer than earlier. I was able to really enjoy some fast speeds on the climb up. A real blast. Even when I got behind some slower traffic, it just seemed a nicer ride in that direction.

Stopped again for another couple pictures, to give a convertible mustang that was crawling along, a chance to get ahead. Same spot as before.

Caught Bear Notch Road back over to Crawford Notch Road, and caught the Mustang again. Made short work of him. Bear Notch Road is a seriously nice ride! Took Crawford Notch Road and caught he West Side Hwy into North Conway, before heading back to the cabin in Tamworth. All told, I did 220 miles in 6 hours including the ride up and down the tram and the hike at Cannon Mountain. An excellent day!

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