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Old 07-08-2010, 01:30 PM   #1
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The Adirondacks and Beyond

First of all, a big Thank You to Baldy for this forum

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

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Old 07-10-2010, 02:58 PM   #2
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My weapon of choice

On a real note, I love your bike.

I really thought about a BMW before I got the Wee.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:12 AM   #4
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Great Photos and ride. I have been wanting to get out that way, maybe in the fall for a long weekend.

Thanks for posting

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Old 07-13-2010, 05:56 PM   #5
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so I do The Hadley Luzerne are offers great white water rafting, tubing and kayaking opportunities and while you won't encounter the class IV and V rapids of the big rivers of the western states there are plenty of class III rapids. All of these however depend on the release of water from the dam and for this they depend on.........

Brookfield Power






And a great place to see this phenomenon is also..........

Historic





Though the sign states it was closed in 83 it is open albeit as a single lane.

The next two shots are taken from a similar vantage point on the bank showing ....

Before The Flood





And...

After The Flood




And the next two were taken from the deck of the bridge






And naturally when the river is flowing it brings out.......

Smiling Faces




A couple miles away brings me to Stewart Bridge. Standing on the bridge this is the view to the ..........


East



This is the Hudson River, the blue water in the background is the main branch and flowing from it is one of its offshoots ( also this is the narrowest point in the entire 315 mile length of the Hudson)

And looking.........

West




It joins the Sacandaga river. for a point of reference if you hung a right just past the remnants of the concrete wall in the middke right of the picture you would see the Parabolic Bridge about 50 yards up

My blood sugar is getting low a 180 and head North yet again hoping to find a good lunch
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:17 PM   #6
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I have been wanting to get out that way, maybe in the fall for a long weekend.


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last week of September into 1st week of October is generally peak color in the Adirondacks, Avoid columbus day weekend at all costs unless you love riding in traffic
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:59 AM   #7
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Quick stop for lunch here










Reuben, Pulled Pork, Boneless chicken wings. Great place definetly worth stopping again. Possibly the best boneless wings I've ever had

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Old 07-14-2010, 06:30 AM   #8
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Quick stop for lunch here Reuben, Pulled Pork, Boneless chicken wings. Great place definetly worth stopping again. Possibly the best boneless wings I've ever had

Oh man, all that looks good.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:54 PM   #9
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Jeebus. Trade the ceiling "art" for a few college pennants and I'd swear I was having a beer at the Garrison. Sure, I'd have to ignore that there was a window looking west where that door is, but still . . .
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:08 AM   #10
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Also...in relation to page 1 and the bike in the handicapped spot. I am a disabled rider who sometimes parks in the handicap spot depending on how my legs are doing that day. Now if you saw them walk in and do cartwheels thats a different story! screw them! Haha i have canes and other stuff to walk sometimes.

I have read this thread a bunch of times. I love it
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:05 AM   #11
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Thanks for the post!!! BEAUTIFUL!! This is the home state I want to remember.
Thanks upST8, here's hoping you had good weather for your trip back

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I had to finally join the forum after reading this post. Just wanted to thank you for the memories.

I grew up in Schroon Lake and the pictures you posted brought back many memories. I saw the first Terminator movie in the Strand Theater, and I learned to play the drums at Flanigan's bar. I also lived in an apartment above one of the stores you took a photo of.

Thanks again for the post. I'm really enjoying it. Maybe someday I'll be back in NY and enjoy a ride around the area.
Great town to grow up in, although the winters must have been killer, welcome to the aylum

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Also...in relation to page 1 and the bike in the handicapped spot. I am a disabled rider who sometimes parks in the handicap spot depending on how my legs are doing that day. Now if you saw them walk in and do cartwheels thats a different story! screw them! Haha i have canes and other stuff to walk sometimes.

I have read this thread a bunch of times. I love it
I did see them pull up and park and though they didn't do cartwheels trust me when I say they were young robust and had no business parking there
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:20 AM   #12
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Well then screw them. Some of us actually need to park there and have the legal right too!

Go ride and post more pictures please.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:20 AM   #13
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My weapon of choice

Marcy Field!

You could head over to the west side of the runway, and there is a trail to Porter, one of the Adirondack 46. I miss those mts.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:54 AM   #14
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My friends family owned frontier town, and both my grandmother and mother had jobs there when they were young.
We used to go there all the time.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:50 PM   #15
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Hey Prometheus! I've just spent a whole bunch of lunch hours reading your whole thread. If there was such a thing as Adirondacks Ambassador, you would be the perfect guy for the job. I've done some bicycle trips in New York, Vermont, and Maine, but I've never been able to take the time to get my motorcycle up there. Now I'll have to figure out a way to do it!

Your photography is astonishing! I showed some of your work to my wife and we both agree that it belongs in an art book. Do you use a filter to get the really red/orange shots?

Thanks for the great photos and the entertaining writing. But thanks most of all for reminding us that we don't have to go on an around the world trip to enjoy adventure riding. Many times (as in your case and my case) some of the best riding is right in our own back yard.

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