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Old 12-06-2009, 08:30 AM   #31
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Camping by a lake, a nice fire roaring, a bunch of buds on bikes, coffee, oatmeal.... fak life is good I hope you had Rhum

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Old 12-06-2009, 08:59 AM   #32
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As I mentioned earlier, creating this off pavement route was difficult at best. I had help. Northern Maine and New Brunswick Canada would really be a crap shoot without local knowledge. Well, that help came from the New Brunswick Dual Sport Club. I could fill a whole page telling you about these guys. In a word, Incredible. The help they all offered to me all year long was beyond anything I have ever experienced. NBDSC members are a class act.
Im leading into something, so keep that in mind.

We are heading in a west-east direction today across Maine. This road would be around 80 miles long before we would pop out into civilazation again.




We spread out. The day was perfect. Around 65 degrees and sunny.



This was cool. A little odd that it was out here in the woods.


Well after a few hours of spectacular riding we popped out onto the pavement. Our GPS's pointed us south to West Forks for fuel.


We decided to shut em down and take a break.


We probably spent an hour in here shooting the breeze with the locals. This was great ! Very quiet, sleepy little hamlet. Everything you need right in here. From shotgun shells to ice cream.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:14 AM   #33
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The Super Enduro needs fuel and we need coffee right about now. So we stop here. Vermont is very true to form. Everyone drives a Subaru and your not allowed in a cafe with a laptop. I was almost thrown out for not having a Mac

I was there when you all were that day! It was nice to meet the few of you that I did, and I am enjoying reading about the rest of your trip!

Also, the spinach and feta croissant was delicious. Thanks for the suggestion, Duane.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:38 AM   #34
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:54 AM   #35
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We meet up with the boys from NBDSC, 130 miles or so of the Bangor Aroostook Rail bed and we cross into NB from northern Maine.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:00 AM   #36
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:39 AM   #37
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I've been waiting for this Frank. Another great RR.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:47 AM   #38
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Crud, wish I'd known you were coming my way, Frank! Hotels in Stowe are steep in leaf peeper season -- you were lucky to find a room!

Would've offered beer, showers and hot chow plus a place to pitch your tents if I'd been paying attention...provided you smeared some mud on those NJ plates to cover them up!

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Old 12-06-2009, 01:08 PM   #39
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Now I have a SPOT satelite messenger and the NBDSC boys have been following our progress since we left Jersey on the internet. And they decided to gather up a small welcoming crew, cross the border in Houlton, hook with Marc their lone token yank member who lives in Houlton Me and intersect our path somewhere around Moosehead Lake.
Shortly after we left the Forks and that general store, we came around the cornor and guess who's loitering in a small lakeside parking lot ?



This is Dan. Does his mug say "I'm from Canada eh" or what ? and yes, of course thats a beer he's holding............eh.


We were about to meet some of the nicest guys ever......
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:27 PM   #40
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:31 PM   #41
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Now I have a SPOT and the NBDSC boys have been following our progress since we left Jersey on the internet. And they decided to gather up a small welcoming crew, cross the border in Houlton, hook with Marc their lone token yank member who lives in Houlton Me and intersect our path somewhere around Moosehead Lake.
Shortly after we left the Forks and that general store, we came around the cornor and guess who's loitering in a small lakeside parking lot ?






must have been Lake Moxie, I went up there for a tag this summer!!!
and the only way to get to Greenville from the Forks on dirt..well, almost...
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:00 PM   #42
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must have been Lake Moxie, I went up there for a tag this summer!!!
and the only way to get to Greenville from the Forks on dirt..well, almost...
Yes, I believe it was Lake Moxie !
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:15 PM   #43
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Yes, I believe it was Lake Moxie !
assuming you probably rode across the outlet by the dam and headed to Greenville, but a longer way would be run south along the lake and do long loop around the lake, will be tracking that route next summer...
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:23 PM   #44
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:19 PM   #45
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SURPRISE !
Again, just out of pure luck, we run into them


This is the ring leader Marc. He is from Houlton Maine but belongs to the club and snowmobiles and rides his DR over in NB Ca all the time. Marc is just the best guy you could hope to meet. No, strike that, every single one of them were.


This is Paul (Moosie). Later in the trip days after they split off to go home, Paul will re ememerge in this RR in a big, most delicious way when we are very close to the coastline.


This is Todd (Tidman)
Todd was so gracious, he kept texting me throught the trip offering us his camp cabin and everything in it if we liked.


Anyway,
After Dan reassembled his 990 Marc told us he already has a campsite ready to go right on Mossehead lake and he'll lead the way there !!
So we head for it


Riding behind Dan. Dan and I would become very good friends. In fact would decide to re join us again in Canada later on.



When we hit the shoreline of Moosehead Lake Marc leads us to a great place to eat dinner. And we get to know each other a little better and unwind. Life is just grand.




After dinner, we "beer up" at the local store and headto the campsite on the lake.




Sunset on Moosehead Lake




Once again we the loons calling loudly in the night. Awesome.
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