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Old 12-05-2009, 11:04 AM   #16
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I lived in Vermont for many years and loved it.
I was constantly sneaking out for rides.
The PDT is nice, but some of the "Not maintained in Winter" roads that cross the mountain Gaps are awesome.

Mr. Pilot, the Mallowgy Mountain Road looks awesome.
I can't belive I've never heard of it.

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Old 12-05-2009, 01:09 PM   #17
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Hey Frank 'ol boy. It's about time you started this. I was beginning to think your computer crashed.......like you did on your 800 that afternoon .

Look forward to reading more man. I know we all had a great time riding with you guys. Was sad to say g'bye........for now.
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:59 PM   #18
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A 1 piece Stitch and a 950S. When was the last time you saw that combo together eh ?
My stich' is a two piece and I ride a 950S!

The man has impeccable taste.

What can I say.

Was good to meet all of you and even better to see your bikes all land where we were having lunch. Had to have been 15 adventure bikes all converging on one little unsuspecting store in NH. I won't soon forget that sight.
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:27 PM   #19
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A see a new standard for ride reports being set here. And I can't imagine what it took to keep that sorry bunch in line.
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:40 PM   #20
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after meeting your group I was riding past that same VT covered bridge on Mon. on a little solo tour from Barre Vt up thu north Vt and back thru Me
Good to see you all in action...
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:05 AM   #21
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I agree it was nice meeting you folks and quite a sight we were indeed. Glad to see you guys had fun and enjoyed your time in New England.

Now how come I haven't heard of Mallowgy Mountain Rd either
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:55 AM   #22
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I agree it was nice meeting you folks and quite a sight we were indeed. Glad to see you guys had fun and enjoyed your time in New England.

Now how come I haven't heard of Mallowgy Mountain Rd either
we can ride it nex summer and use your passport card near the other end...
already have the track in gps....
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:22 AM   #23
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Thanks for all the kind comments fellas. And you guys are right, meeting you fellas on the trip really made it spectacular !
And that camp spot Sam led us too ! Thats on deck.......
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:26 AM   #24
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And Q,
When I'm done with this, I'll send you the file that will show you where that road is.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:47 AM   #25
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:05 AM   #26
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When I left off we were riding across a swath of big woods seperating northern New Hampshire and Maine. The road we took was a good 60 miles long if I remember correctly.




These roads were just made for the big dualies. The riding and scenery were superb.



Well around 3pm I belive it was, we finally (not that we wanted to end) popped out into Maine. My GPS was telling me to go south. And we needed to refuel both our stomachs and bikes. So, you can imagine my surprise when I come around this cornor and at this little general store was a congregation of adventure bikes ! I quickly think to myself "Surely I know at least one of these guys from ADV Rider"



As we pull in the local riders spy our NJ tags. And bingo ! They said "holy flip! you must be Dockingpilot" ! Yep, I knew these great bunch of guys. You see, when I was agonizing over planning this route across Maine, they gave me assistance in routing many months prior. They new I was out here somewhere and just by luck, and I mean by minutes, we crossed paths ! And Maine is a huge state !!


A reunion of sorts was had, with bs flying and shaking hands. It was great to meet these Mainers in person.


Sam, TSlapper & BMWKLR ask us where we plan to stay tonight. I said where ever we find ourselves. It was getting late in the day now. They both said, we'll we have the ultimate camp spot for you guys. It's not close, but Sam said "I'll lead you there boys if you like"

We jumped on the offer.


Sam mounts his 990 and we head out. He is leading us to thier "secret" ADV camp spot. Sam insisted on blind folding us for the last 5 miles in .
It would take us a good hour to get there and it was pretty far back in. I was tracking it on my GPS so I could find our way out on the am.


Sam stops at this loney fuel station and advises us to top off. We'll need it he says coming out in the am.


And after a lot of dirt going in we finally arrive at the spot.


And yes, it was to die for.


Bruce and I thank Sam for his hospitality. He's a good guy.


Sam departs before we loose all light. He has to ride out alone too. Which doesn't seem to bother these guys up here at all.
Thanks Sam, we never would have found a spot like this without you fellas.








DK starts dinner



And the Loons start to call..........


It was magical


Good night
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:34 AM   #27
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:04 AM   #28
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Yeh Awesome

Yeh Awesome Frank----I've never been up in the Northeast so am really looking forward to sharing your ride.

I didn't know you had an 800----guess you'll tell us how you like it as your ride continues. Your still have your Husky ???
Mine may have ended up in the bottom of an alligator swamp in South America

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Old 12-06-2009, 07:15 AM   #29
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Dawn.





Time to stoke the fire and get DK up. We're hungry !



This is just great. Relaxed, drinking coffee. No rush to be anywhere. I look on my netbook at the upcoming route that will take us across Maine.


DK opens the oatmeal


And we take our coffee and oatmeal, sit on the edge of the lake and soak in the moment and the warm sunshine.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:21 AM   #30
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Yeh Awesome Frank----I've never been up in the Northeast so am really looking forward to sharing your ride.

I didn't know you had an 800----guess you'll tell us how you like it as your ride continues. Your still have your Husky ???
Mine may have ended up in the bottom of an alligator swamp in South America

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Hi Mark !
No, I "unloaded" it on Bruce

The 800 I really like, it fits right between the 950 and the 610 pefectly.
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