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Old 04-16-2014, 06:05 PM   #31
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Old Trucks and Eagle droppings

Thanks cannonsville rider! Great loops you've put together, really enjoyed a full day connecting them last weekend. Unexpectedly meeting you at the top of Mary Smith Hill Rd at the end of the day was a nice surprise. Also a hello to meeting GeorgeT in Walton.

From NYC and back starting the loops from Roscoe, NY.
505 miles, 13 hours, 5 fill-ups, 36mpg avg and lots of dirt.

I've overlayed your six green loops with a quick and dirty way to connect them. Looking forward to filling in the blanks and more "Town Maintenance Ends" signs.

Mapping the dcc_loops adventure --

ADVRider - Making bad roads good --

Storm beaten road, still waiting for a couple shovelfulls of help --

Buffalo, pointy horns, broken fence... time to go --

The air is better up here --

Must be some good stories behind these ol'timers --

Up and out --

Didn't have time to stop in, how're the lunches here? --

Any "Town Maintenance Ends" sign has to point to the holy grail of advriding in the tri-state area --

Somewhat heading home over Mary Smith Hill Rd --

Thanks again cannonsville rider, couldn't have done it without your efforts.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:18 PM   #32
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I am glad you enjoyed visiting Delaware County! It was a pleasure to meet you on Mary Smith Hill.

Lunches at the Rainbow Lodge are good, dinners are better... I could be accused of bias though, I am dating one of the waitresses.

If you like to view wildlife, the Rainbow is a good choice. You can feed the monster sized namesake trout in the pond, and on summer evenings you are have about a 70% chance of seeing a bear, a 10% chance of seeing an Eagle, a 50% chance of feeding goslings.

I found your choice of locations for photography interesting. Most of them would have been in my top ten, except for the trucks. I have always considered old vehicles along the roadside to be junk that was a just a bit of a black eye for the area. I find it ironic that the younger generation looks at them as historical artifacts. I apparently have suppressed the memory of viewing them as junk because I don't recall where they are. Readburn Road, maybe?

You were fortunate to catch the buffalo on East Brook Road, the original loop jogged south mostly because they were there, but they often aren't visible from the road. Last August, a group at the BK.RD.Run in Shinhopple went through and never saw them.
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:18 PM   #33
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:18 PM   #34
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All of my tracks are now color coded and packed into a MapViewer at this URL

You will need Java, the viewer is a signed jar file that is executable. It supports zoom via the slider or a mouse scroll wheel, dragging with a mouse, and selection of tracks via buttons on the bottom pane. The tracks are color coded red=dirt, blue=scenic, green=two track, black = blacktop

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Old 07-17-2014, 07:01 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by econwatch View Post
The air is better up here --

Sometimes, the air is a lot better up here --

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