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Old 07-02-2014, 05:25 PM   #586
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Joe; I don't get on this site too often because of other hobbies, work etc. I happened upon this thread a few days ago and have spent some enjoyable time reading it from start to finish. I go from Buffalo to Balston Spa for an antique truck show every Sept. but the last time I rode through the Saranac Lake area was in the mid 90's on my R100T. I was on my way to New Brunswick from southern Ontario in early October. Colours were spectaculer if my memory serves me well. Trip home was totally in Canada and worst 17 hour in the cold rain ride I ever made. Looking forward to returning to your area on a bike in the not too distant future. However it won't be this year. Broke my left arm just below the shoulder on May 28th and of course the riding weather has been superb ever since. Can't wait for 2 or 3 more weeks to get mobile on the bike again. Thanks for posting all your pics and comments. It has been a fun read. I will return periodically to catch up....Dave
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wow,awesome post,tons of pictures that r some of the best iv'e seen on this site. how the hell did i miss this before . subscribed . keep the fantastic pics coming
Thanks for stopping by and the kind comments
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:28 PM   #587
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I've been reading ADVRider for about 4 years and finally decided to pipe in. I'm from Canuckistan and did a quick run through upper NY, VT, NH, and on to Maine then back last week. Only had 4 days so not much time for sightseeing and picture taking so it's threads like yours that I can re-live my trip through. The pictures are awesome and I know that even if I did stop for photos, they would look like crap in comparison!

Speedisgood: enjoy your trip. I find whenever I ride there, often the best roads are not marked on a map. Silver Lake Rd, which starts just outside Au Sauble Forks is one I enjoy and there are several good offshoots from that. If you are coming from MOntreal, most likely you will be near there along your route.
Thanks for the visit, speedisgood pm'd me and he had an enjoyable and most importantly safe trip
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:01 PM   #588
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Blue Mountain Lake to Raquette Lake

Blue Mountain Lake to Raquette Lake

App. 26 miles, sweet twisties and outstanding elevations










Sometimes I pull off the road and sit for a bit to see what will transpire, this is a female Ruffed Grouse, she was escorting some tiny chicks but the grass hid them so well they didn't show up in the pics



Same spot and down a hill




These were a bit of a slog down a hill to a hidden lake






At first glance I thought this was a petrified duck



But on closer inspection it was just a cool anomaly of nature rising from the tree stump





























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Old 07-02-2014, 06:17 PM   #589
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Beautiful, as always

"Blue Mountain Lake to Raquette Lake"

One of the most beautiful stretches to ride. Absolutely gorgeous pics, love that area so much. Thanks Joe!
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:59 AM   #590
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Absolutely phenomenal photographs! Riding up to Blue Mountain Lake this weekend and your photographs will inspire me to stop and appreciate all that is around me. Thanks for living in the moment Joe.
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:41 AM   #591
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I'm actually in Ticonderoga right now! Decided to come home for the 4th for the first time in many years. I'm still shocked at just how green everything it's. I guess I lost the scale of it all after so many years in SoCal... Just wish I had a bike to take the wife on a day trip around here.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:18 AM   #592
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Bump

Autum color will soon be upon us. Figured it was time to bump this thread.
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:20 AM   #593
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:14 AM   #594
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sugmag60 , thanks for stopping

dragonflylily- here's hoping you had a great ride that day

readymix- yes it;s green here, we had an abundance of rain, I feel for you guys out west with the drought

Hannda- fall does seem to be here already, there's quite a bit of color already, don't know if it's my imagination or fall is starting early this year

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Old 09-03-2014, 07:42 AM   #595
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Hurricane Road Keene NY

Hurricane Road runs from Keene NY to Route 9n

It's a 6 mile route with serious twisties, the videos don't do it justice

If you go be forewarned - there's a generous amount of sand and small rocks in the vast majority of the turns pretty much guaranteeing you more than a few sphincter puckering moments.

In addition as you can see in the videos there;s also a generous amount of cracks in the road, all these factors make it tough to pick out and stick to a good line.

Also when the turn signs say 15 and 20 mph believe them

If you go - from Route 73 in Keene turn at the town hall and you're there.

Be very careful, this is a deceiving road and should not be taken lightly.















































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Old 09-03-2014, 09:13 AM   #596
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Until last October, I lived in Lake Placid, and for twelve years, rode every season.

The northern Adirondack roads see tough winters, and as a result need to be repaved every half dozen years or so. It is nice to be able to get on the good ones right after a repave.

And there is the sand. Sand mixed with salt is used all winter, and if you ride early in the season, you must watch for sand in the corners. Dirty corners can give you a slide you do not want. If possible, ride the roads after the county and town crews have cleaned the winter debris.

Here are my favorites.

The Wilmington notch. NY 86 from Wilmington to Lake Placid. Do it late in the day after Labor Day, preferably on a weekday, so as not to encounter traffic. We called them 46ers, the tourists who lock their cars on 46 mph through all the roads that have 55 mph limits. If you are lucky to be the only one on the road, ride it both ways, twice.

Hurricane road in Keene. Someone put up a video doing it here. Southbound on 9N from the Y corner in the village, turn L on East Hill Road just up from the corner. Watch for dirty corners.

Essex county 6 from just E of the Northway exit 60. Turn N onto it from US9. Ride to Mineville. Turn around and reverse it. No decreasing radius turns, everything is done in one gear. Fast.

The back side of Whiteface mountain, Wilmington thru Union Falls to Bloomingdale. Begin at W'ton at the NY 86 stop sign, go as if you are going to do the Whiteface Memorial Highway, but bear R onto the county road just before the Stevens Lake toll house. Nice curves, and you will have it to yourself, just about all the time.

River Road in Lake Placid. Turn onto it just N of the bridge over the Ausable on NY73, right near the ski jumps. The other end connects to the notch road, NY86. Do this one at dawn or just a little before, in middle to late fall.

Haselton road from Wilmington to Black Brook. Nice throughout, particularly the N end as it follows the brook. Coming down it from the N, from Black Brook, there is a corner that is always dirty after the brookside twisties. The local cagers take that corner far inside and it always leaves a little gravel on the edge, right where you want to put your line.

The magnificent NY 8. From way down below Speculator where 365 tees into it above Ohio, north up to its end at Hague on Lake George, there are some great sections. The little over-the-hump part from Wevertown to Riparius is best done twice so you know how the tight curve plays. The last section over the hill at Graphite near Hague is nice, and the part along Brant Lake has curves best done in early dawn hours when everyone is still asleep.

Want dirt? Jay Mountain Road up from Jay turns to dirt at the Styles Brook Road, and it will take you over a notch to Lewis. Our family camps are along that road, so keep the noise down. If you hear shots fired, don't worry.

The high peaks region has problems for motorcyclists that want to do the twisties at barely-legal speed, meaning speed limit plus maybe 8. It is just too close to some big major metro areas, and thus there are tourist gawkers and bicyclists clogging things up. Another big problem is excess law enforcement. The NY state police train their new troopers there and there is, in effect, triple coverage.
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:42 AM   #597
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Jay NY to Wilmington NY via Route 86

About a 5 mile ride, great scenery and spectacular views of Whiteface Mountain

















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Old 09-08-2014, 01:43 PM   #598
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Fall Colors

Fall colors are coming on

From River Road in Lake Placid yesterday

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Old 09-08-2014, 04:10 PM   #599
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Beautiful, but too early. They're starting to turn high up out here as well.
The sumac, but not the scrub oak yet, is already turning in our yard.

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Old 09-09-2014, 01:25 PM   #600
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Beautiful, but too early. They're starting to turn high up out here as well.
The sumac, but not the scrub oak yet, is already turning in our yard.
Agreed, it does seem too early. Starting Thursday the dreaded Polar Vortex makes a return dropping day time highs into the low to mid 60's

Route 3 just outside of Saranac Lake same day as last pic

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