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Old 12-01-2006, 08:27 PM   #1
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DC to Ithaca

Took a quick trip up to Ithaca over Thanksgiving weeekend to see my sis and nephew:

Started here:



Pennsylvania














New York, buttermilk falls:


My sisters place:


She wasn't home yet and I knew of a fire road a mile away so I went off roading for the first-time






Went for a walk the next day:






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Old 12-02-2006, 06:19 AM   #2
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Beautiful!!
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Old 12-02-2006, 07:46 AM   #3
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You're making me homesick for the northeast.
Beautiful pics.
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Old 12-02-2006, 07:55 AM   #4
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You're making me homesick for the northeast.
Beautiful pics.
me too - and I was just up there for Thanksgiving

The Finger Lakes region is so beautiful. thanks for the pics.
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Old 12-02-2006, 08:24 AM   #5
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Rognam,
Ironic.....I live in Ithaca, and we went to the DC area for Thanksgiving!
Indeed, it is beautiful up here. Shorter riding season, but when it is ridable, it is spectacular. Glad you had a good trip.

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Old 12-02-2006, 10:42 AM   #6
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Since you are local....

Check out www.bmwbmw.org

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Old 12-03-2006, 10:22 AM   #7
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I've lived in the Northeast my whole life, it makes wonder what it would be like to live in other places.

Bones, thats funny... maybe we went right past each other. The Ithaca area is gorgeous... i love it.

Thanks Breadman, I just registered. Looking forward to tech days... I got a lot to learn about the bike.
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:34 PM   #8
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Buttermilk falls - is that a waterfall?
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:10 PM   #9
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yes it is, that are of new york is known for them.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:24 PM   #10
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Buttermilk falls - is that a waterfall?

Indeed, it is one of many, many waterfalls within a the city limits of Ithaca and there are many more within several miles of the area. Buttermilk falls is literally right at the edge of the "city" (it is a small city...about 40,000 population) and is at one of the NY State parks. Really nice and great hiking trials. The tallest waterfall East of the Missippi is 11 miles away (Taughannock Falls). There are at least a half dozen rather spectacularly pretty waterfalls right in the core of the city, some of them running right through Cornell's campus and into downtown Ithaca. One of them is at the edge of Ithaca High School's campus (Fall Creek). Rognam has likely seen these.

Rognam.....hope you had a great trip. You have cantalopes for testicles , because riding up here at Thanksgiving is very dicey, weather wise. This year it was fantastic. Usually, there is wind and often snow and ice. It can all change in a day up here at that time of year.

We have a short riding season (6 1/2-7 months, really), but I keep reminding myself that it is OK, because the "good stuff" starts about a mile from my house with no traffic and plenty of rural, winding roads with great scenery, lots of farm land, elevation changes and nice little towns to ride through. Hundreds of miles of nice loops/day rides. Lots of lakes to ride around if you like that sort of thing (who doesn't?). All the Finger Lakes and lots of other lakes.

I guess it takes some real distance to get away from DC enough to get away from traffic since a lot of the more rural areas that used to exist down there have been turned into suburbs....urban suburbs.

Ride safe!


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Old 12-05-2006, 12:54 PM   #11
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haha! thanks bones. It was a great trip, I had taken a trip a couple years bake on monster 620 and the wind was blowing me all over the place, and I was two up at the time.

I am definitely jealous of the roads and scenery you have up there. It does take a bit of time to get to decent roads around here, especially with traffic, but there are some great ones, especially towards the West Virginia border.
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