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Old 05-24-2010, 08:17 AM   #1
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Vermont & Back... a quick 5 state tour

With Michelle's Multi in New England for the first time we figured it was time to hit some of the north-east back roads, and get the first camp trip of the season in as well.

bikes loaded (the Sprint gets the nod as the Guzzi got to go to the Catskills earlier in the month)



ready to roll



having fun? funny how you can always tell when someone is smiling, even w/ a full face helmet



reminds me of the MSF video.... "you may live for the freedom of the open road, but if you live on planet earth, you'll be riding in traffic..." always seems to be a lot of traffic in Massachusetts



out into the countryside... where the hell has that girl gone?



ah.. there she is!



off you go then



they are starting to tear down some of the old mills...



which is a shame, as they are generally quite interesting architecturally.

back into Mass (and a bit of traffic)



quickly opens up



quick pit stop



and ready to go



I love riding... and I love riding w/ Michelle. Can you tell?

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Old 05-24-2010, 08:37 AM   #2
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amazing what you see on the road. shame about the picture, it was in really good nick!



using the 2610 for the first time in a while, I am amazed at how much better the Nuvi 550 is in sunlight



western MA countryside





Michelle laughed.....



she'll never forget where the cow on the roof is



wing guys DO have a sense of humor!



headed north



kitsch!



you go girl!









aptly named



back to the narrow roads...

that turn to



dirt



and then the bridge to Jamaica State Park

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Old 05-24-2010, 08:40 AM   #3
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wood? check
since Kevin isn't here we splurged & bought wood (long story / inside joke)



bikes tucked under awning? check



fire roaring, happy girl? check



wine drinking ensued.

end of day one, about 200 miles... very pleasant
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:51 AM   #4
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ok.....
next day, note to self: get those sleeping bags that zip together for future trips

still thinks its funny



where we are sort of....



ready to repack and head back



leading... temporarily



back to following







got home at a reasonable time, but pretty much knackered from the trip.
decided a cold beer would be more important than snapping pictures so.....

that's all folks.
350 miles of New England for Michelle's multi, including RI, CT, MA, VT and NH and by the look of it this morning, a new rear for the Sprint will be in order.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:21 AM   #5
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New tire for Sprint?

Uh, oh ...... time to call SuperDave and make a visit to Monster garage.....I could see it coming ......
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:25 AM   #6
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Uh, oh ...... time to call SuperDave and make a visit to Monster garage.....I could see it coming ......
yup & yup!

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Old 05-24-2010, 10:42 AM   #7
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A new rear??

Never mind ......glad you enjoyed my bike
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:46 PM   #8
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Sounds like a great trip
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:36 PM   #9
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Coolness occurring.

I enjoyed the pics and the story. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:51 PM   #10
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Great trip. Well done both.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:03 PM   #11
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You SUCK

What....no bacon butties
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:35 PM   #12
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What....no bacon butties
yeah... it's true
we talked about cooking, and decided to just get some donuts and coffee for the morning, and then stop later. worked out OK.
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Hummmmmmmmmmmm

This is the second G&M adventure and Kevin was NOT there.....
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:03 PM   #14
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This is the second G&M adventure and Kevin was NOT there.....
you'd think Kevin might be wondering about his job eh?

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Old 05-27-2010, 04:51 AM   #15
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you'd think Kevin might be wondering about his job eh?

There's one job I'll pass on dood
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