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Old 04-02-2014, 07:14 AM   #4441
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Talking Sunday weather...

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Old 04-02-2014, 07:36 AM   #4442
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:15 AM   #4443
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Hey, looking to ride in NH this Fri/Sat. but not sure where to ride. I understand there is a pretty good network of trails not too far off rt. 89. I'm dropping my track bike off in Derry and I figured while I'm at it why not check out the areas trails that I've heard so much about. What condition are the trails in? I don't have studs. Looking for a 20 mile loop or so the I can do couple times since I'm not in riding shape yet. I have a registered in RI KTM 250 xcw. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:31 AM   #4444
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Hey, looking to ride in NH this Fri/Sat. but not sure where to ride. I understand there is a pretty good network of trails not too far off rt. 89. I'm dropping my track bike off in Derry and I figured while I'm at it why not check out the areas trails that I've heard so much about. What condition are the trails in? I don't have studs. Looking for a 20 mile loop or so the I can do couple times since I'm not in riding shape yet. I have a registered in RI KTM 250 xcw. Any ideas? Thanks.
1st you'll need a NHOHRV sticker

2nd you will be illegal cuz the hop - everett trails are closed for mud season
as well as most of the nh trails are closed
the only ones legaly open are the rail trails around woodsville and the one that runs from newport to claremont
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:13 AM   #4445
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Ok, thanks. Like I said I won't be riding in NH after my visit to Derry this weekend. But definitely want to try it once everything is legal and I get the proper reg. for NH trails. Guess I'll do my usual loop in CT.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:29 AM   #4446
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Cool2 GPX file for Sunday ride...

GPX file attached for the ride on Sunday.

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There's a ride planned for Sunday, April 6th. The route is from MAX BMW in North Hampton, NH to Ted's Fried Clams in Shapleigh, ME. The ride will take a few coastal roads before cutting into the countryside on back roads over Mt. Hope to Shapleigh. All paved roads. I have my own route home from Ted's. People can make their own way home after lunch in whichever direction they need.

The ride will depart from MAX BMW parking lot at 10AM. This means kickstands up at 10:00:00. Fuel tanks full. Bladders empty. ~2.5 hours to get to Ted's. 76 miles, or so.

I will probably be at Betty's Kitchen at about 08:30 for breakfast before the ride.


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Old 04-02-2014, 11:54 AM   #4447
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Ok, thanks. Like I said I won't be riding in NH after my visit to Derry this weekend. But definitely want to try it once everything is legal and I get the proper reg. for NH trails. Guess I'll do my usual loop in CT.
...and, please, please wait until things have a chance to dry out, even if they are legally open. There are some places that drain and dry quicker than others (and places that never drain and dry), but keep in mind that running through an area that will be dry in a week could leave ruts that last a long time.
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:42 PM   #4448
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GPX file attached for the ride on Sunday.
Too high tech for me. Can I just follow ya'll.

Fer serious, I'm in.

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:37 AM   #4449
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Moto Rents in NNN

Hey All,

I'm looking to do a fly-n-ride in late July and was looking for rentals in the area. Found MotoVermont in South Burlington, but any feedback about them and or other places is appreciated. Final destination is Deer Ilse, ME. Was looking at taking US 2 from VT to ME - any ideas what this is gonna be like at height of tourist season?

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:54 AM   #4450
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We rent bikes at Twisted Throttle. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/factory-store/rentals And we will pick you up and deliver you to Providence airport. I have heard that MotoVermont will deliver a bike to Logan airport but you might want to check on that. Hope you have a nice vacation and enjoy New England.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:15 AM   #4451
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where's the 1190r rental? that might get me to RI!

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Old 04-03-2014, 10:26 AM   #4452
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Hey All,

I'm looking to do a fly-n-ride in late July and was looking for rentals in the area. Found MotoVermont in South Burlington, but any feedback about them and or other places is appreciated. Final destination is Deer Ilse, ME. Was looking at taking US 2 from VT to ME - any ideas what this is gonna be like at height of tourist season?
US 2 is not the best way to go. Riding parts of it is almost unavoidable, but there are sections of relatively boring two-lane with limited passing opportunities that can be readily avoided. How many days do you have, and what type of riding do you prefer (street, maintained gravel, or dirt)?
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:00 PM   #4453
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US 2 is not the best way to go. Riding parts of it is almost unavoidable, but there are sections of relatively boring two-lane with limited passing opportunities that can be readily avoided. How many days do you have, and what type of riding do you prefer (street, maintained gravel, or dirt)?
Thanks for the adv...will be travelling 7 days, but will need to be in Deer Isle, ME by day 2, so will prolly stick to pavement roads, especially as I'll have the wifey with me. Sad to hear US 2 is not great...thought it would be scenic since it passes Mt. Washington and looks like it follows riverways and seems to be somehwhat twisted. Wanted to avoid interstates and feel the backroads.

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Old 04-03-2014, 02:02 PM   #4454
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We rent bikes at Twisted Throttle. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/factory-store/rentals And we will pick you up and deliver you to Providence airport. I have heard that MotoVermont will deliver a bike to Logan airport but you might want to check on that. Hope you have a nice vacation and enjoy New England.
Thanks...I didn't even think about TT...have bought a few things from yous. I'll take a look see at what u got!

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Old 04-04-2014, 06:15 AM   #4455
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Thanks for the adv...will be travelling 7 days, but will need to be in Deer Isle, ME by day 2, so will prolly stick to pavement roads, especially as I'll have the wifey with me. Sad to hear US 2 is not great...thought it would be scenic since it passes Mt. Washington and looks like it follows riverways and seems to be somehwhat twisted. Wanted to avoid interstates and feel the backroads.
Parts of Route 2 are quite scenic and a quite decent ride. Others, eh, not so much (granted, I may also be spoiled based on where I live and ride...if there's another car in front of me waiting for the one-lane covered bridge on the way to work, that's a busy traffic day).

If I'm trying to get from BTV to Maine quickly, I'd take 89S to Montpelier, pick up route 2, and ride it east to St. Johnsbury, where I'd pick up 91S to 93S. From 93S, take exit 40 and pick up US-302E through Bethlehem to US-3N to NH-115 back to Route 2E, just west of Gorham, N.H. That's about 3.5 hours at a leisurely-ish pace from Burlington to Bethel, Maine. There are at least a handful of places to add more interesting riding, but that depends on how much time you have to spend. The time on 91 and 93 is generally not bad at all; the speeds are higher than the secondary roads, but the scenery isn't bad, and it's much easier not to get stuck behind a log truck or an out-of-state tourist doing 10 under.

With more time, you could also come south a bit more and head across the Kancamangus, but I wouldn't recommend that on a weekend at the height of tourist season. You'd get plenty of time to enjoy the view, though.
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