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Old 08-15-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
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Loyalist Parkway/Picton Ontario Daytrip

Some days are just perfect for riding.
Thank goodness I've been able to enjoy several this summer, and looking forward to more.

I'd like to share a day trip from a couple of weeks ago, west of Kingston and up through Picton, Ontario.

We caught up to some more riders waiting for the ferry:

It's always nice meeting other riders, and they usually have great advice for lunch and lesser known roads:

Looking back at the ferry crossing, from Lake On The Mountain:

I dub thee...Holly Hawk! My friend on her T-Max. The road was lined with these flowers:

My ride:

Hey cool, the sign doesn't restrict motorcycles:

Apparently, it was inferred...back to the parking lot:

Nice place for lunch, surrounded by vineyards...say, isn't that a Yamaha Vino? How appropriate:

Great area for riding, plenty of back roads for the dirt crowd, and pavement for the street bikes.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:27 PM   #2
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Last time I took the ferry there, bikes were loaded first and off-loaded first ( as it should be). I always found the traffic a bit much in that area. If you like the touristy stuff, great area.
There used to be a really good resteraunt in downtown Picton. Right accross the street from the Timmies. Can't think of the name. Sat on the patio eating lunch one day watching the Goldwing/cruiser crowd paddling in and out of the parking lot, using their feet like landing gear. Pretty sad.
How is the T-Max? Always thought they were the coolest of all the big scooters.
If you get far enough away, you'll be on your way home.
Piss off, I'm in my Happy place.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:26 PM   #3
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The T-Max is a terrific machine.
500cc twin, keeps up with the big dogs quite well.
My friend can ride that thing all day with no complaints; not bad for someone who just started riding last year.

I'm not sure which is more impressive, the performance or the ergonomics.

We didn't stop in Picton, too busy just like you said.
When you exit the ferry, there's a road that takes you around the peninsula; light traffic and terrific scenery.
As for the ferry, we should have loaded first but stopped with the other bikes.
Not to worry, the ferry staff kept the left lane open until we queued, then put us up front...first off as well.
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