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Old 05-23-2013, 05:04 AM   #151
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Rode through this morning and they only managed to get that one spanner beam in last night, I was expecting to see all 5 in place since they work through the night on that stuff. Someones getting their ass chewed out this morning.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:42 PM   #152
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Day before the day of memorial

Had a great time trying to find new and old roads in Suesque county today. Hit the Million Dollar Highway again hoping to find new stuff but there's way too many gates and being older gentlemanly types we mostly behave ourselves.
Orangie breakfast cereal...



and peeing orange...



skidding to a halt "we need to go back and get pics of that house"...





No orange pee, seriously...but apparently, judging from the small orb, we weren't alone. I'm glad DanO wasn't actually peeing in that place...



DanO and Karl plotting to leave that slow DR and KLR guy in the dust as soon as we blow this joint...



DanO supporting the train and viaduct in Lanesboro, obviously they didn't ditch us at the haunted house. You'd be surprised how our big pigs hold their place behind those KTM's. (thanks guys for letting us keep up)



Finally we get muddy. Took all morning to find this deep puddle. I was pretty clean until here...





Bob, with jeans and mesh sneaks...



Those nice puddles respectfully provided by some very busy beavers. The dam they built was huge. I didn't get a pic of the dam but I'll post one as soon as one of the other guys sends it to me. Not sure how they planned on dragging this tree to the dam but it looks like they figured it was more work than they wanted and gave up on it...

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Old 05-26-2013, 03:01 PM   #153
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Dark side pics from today...


apparently these squatters were avid outdoorsmen...

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Old 05-27-2013, 04:35 AM   #154
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Just got a couple of pics of the DR in the puddle....



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Old 07-14-2013, 12:15 PM   #155
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Bald Eagle State Forest

After reading so much about Bald Eagle riding here and seeing some fantastic trails I figured it was time to take a ride down and check it out. Although the weather sucked I had a great time and only got myself into trouble a few times. Lot's of good riding in this area and many trails marked for dual sports. Those are the ones that got me into trouble. No harm/no foul though since nothing broke on the bike or my body.

Wish I'd brought my tripod, the greens deserved sharper pics.



After getting rained on all night Friday I was able to nab this shelter for Saturday night. Nothing really dried out but it didn't get any wetter either so win for me.



Rocky terrain although the pics don't really do it justice.



more greeness...



What starts out as 2 track always seems to end up like this...





nice...



and soft sometimes...



Penns View but the view was fogged in so I turned around for this shot...



easy...





Decisions, decisions...



Again, the rocks appear smaller than they really are. The front suspension was moaning...which worried me a bit...





How could you not love a place with trail names like this...



and signs like this...



I highly recommend the meatball sub here (corner of 32 and 114)...



Great trip, about 4 hour ride from here if you don't get distracted along the way. It took me seven hours to get there Friday but I kept taking detours along the way. Highly recommended and I'll be back before the snow flies for sure.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:13 PM   #156
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Little correction if I may,,,Homan's General Store is at the junction of 322 and 144,,, you had the right numbers though!
Glad you had a good time in this neck of the woods,,, but why didn't you move the tag?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=635646

If it's like it has been, you can do that next week-end!
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:47 PM   #157
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Little correction if I may,,,Homan's General Store is at the junction of 322 and 144,,, you had the right numbers though!
Glad you had a good time in this neck of the woods,,, but why didn't you move the tag?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=635646

If it's like it has been, you can do that next week-end!
Wish I'd have checked on the tag-a-rama before I left, I'm always up for a good tag.
Man, I really screwed up the route numbers. Thanks for correcting that.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:50 PM   #158
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If you come down again, post up.
Maybe can meet up for a bite or do a little ride together.
Just got my DR, so getting back into doing dirt and gravel that I haven't done for a looong time.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:41 PM   #159
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If you come down again, post up.
Maybe can meet up for a bite or do a little ride together.
Just got my DR, so getting back into doing dirt and gravel that I haven't done for a looong time.
I'll do that. Riding alone out there could lead to trouble, always good to have a backup to help out if things go south.
Tell me scootac, how do they make the underbrush in the woods so damn green down there? I'm not sure I've ever seen such a vibrant green in the woods before. Maybe it's just from all the rain we've had. Astounding either way.
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how do they make the underbrush in the woods so damn green down there? I'm not sure I've ever seen such a vibrant green in the woods before. Maybe it's just from all the rain we've had. Astounding either way.
We've had our share of rain by far. Add in the warm/hot temps and things are growing like crazy. Not just in the woods, you can see it in the farm fields around here also.
Did you ride down from Binghamton or haul it down?
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:19 PM   #161
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We've had our share of rain by far. Add in the warm/hot temps and things are growing like crazy. Not just in the woods, you can see it in the farm fields around here also.
Did you ride down from Binghamton or haul it down?
Rode down. Don't own a trailer and the DR doesn't need one. Trying to make my butt accustomed to touring on that thing but my butt normally selects the Tiger for trips. That has to change. I've done the Seat Concepts conversion and that helps...somewhat. 4-7 hours and 200+ miles aren't a big deal but day after day trips of 300+ per day are what I'm worried about. There are so many trips where I've wanted the DR with me but was afraid to try. My question is always this: if I were to make the Alaska trip or Baja which bike would I want to take. The DR is always the one that I'd like to have along...if it were just a bit more comfortable.
I'll ride it to WV sometime soon, see how that goes and then just add another day each time I wander further. If I can get comfortable riding it to the Smokies then I'm good to go with it.
I met an inmate in Utah a few years ago on a DR350. He was from CT and left the same day I did on my Tiger. He was already parked at Canyonlands when I got there. Sure he was was much younger but damn, a 350 beat me to Utah? And he had an additional 150 miles or so to travel. That really made me rethink things.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:37 PM   #162
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Glad to hear that you enjoyed Bald Eagle. If you are ready to come down again, we are having a gathering in August. Check out the first page of the Bald Eagle Bastards thread for info.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:10 AM   #163
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Glad to hear that you enjoyed Bald Eagle. If you are ready to come down again, we are having a gathering in August. Check out the first page of the Bald Eagle Bastards thread for info.
Sounds great, I'll try to bring a few others with me.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:48 PM   #164
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:42 AM   #165
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Crazy Canadians thought it was Christmas yesterday. Came across this small festival in Brockville, Ontario yesterday.
Cool Santa giving rides to the kids...



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