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Old 09-17-2010, 08:48 AM   #106
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A couple hundred feet up the road I stopped for lunch at ....
With the way the laws are in NY I'm pleasantly surprised that they've been allowed to have a restaurant working out of a trailer on the side of the road. Very pleasantly surprised. Looks yummy.


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Old 09-20-2010, 04:47 AM   #107
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Moving on up rt 73 I stop for a vanity shot...



And some serious horsepower pulls in...



Then Mike and Jason pull up and we chat for a bit. They came up from Baltimore to work a Triatholon that weekend. Triathletes themselves this was a working vacation for them










Further is the Olympic sport complex where they have the bobsled, cross country and Biathalon







I drove around a bit here and took a few "been there" shots .

Moving on we come to ....





Coming up in a future installment - Altitude Adjustment Part 1 aka Prometheus does the ski jump




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Old 09-20-2010, 12:36 PM   #108
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"Coming up in a future installment - Altitude Adjustment Part 1 aka Prometheus does the ski jump"

There are certain events that you look at and wonder.... Where do you find the balls to do THAT for the first time?
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:19 PM   #109
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Great stuff! I wish I had stopped and taken more pictures when I was up there. But then again... you're much better at it
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:42 AM   #110
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Great stuff and a beautiful part of the country. Thanks.

Seriously, has any crazy X-Games guy ever taken an MX bike off a ski jump? If not, somebody's bound to do it some day.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:30 AM   #111
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Dave, thanks for stopping by, now speaking for all your fans - aren't we overdue for an Idave report ?

Quacked, perhaps I misspelled a bit . There is "does" the ski jump and "duhs" the ski jump, I did the latter
 
 - Thanks for the visit, I'm fortunate to live just a couple hours away and can get there often so I stop to take pics, if it was a long journey I would just ride and take a few "been there, done that, got the Tshirt" shots

reddogalberta, - My money would be on Travis Pastrana to be the first guy to do something like that
 
And now Part 1 of - Prometheus duhs the ski jump
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:50 AM   #112
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Moving on from the olympic sports complex I arrive and briefly wonder if the new Annakees would give me enough traction for this




Figuring discretion is the better part of Valor I dismiss the idea and wander over to check out the pool




Where the freestylers play



Then I make my approach, this is a statue of Art Devlin, one of Lake Placids most famous residents situated at the end of the runout area





Heading to the chairlift



I begin my ascent



And find myself here






Riding the elevator up I take a quick snap out the window



Arriving at the top I step out into a suprisingly large room, ( if you look at my previous post it's the bigger jump where all the windows are, this is where the jumpers keep warm as they wait their turn) make my way to the door and I step out here.......................

To be continued, now it's time for work
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:06 AM   #113
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After checking the inspection and plate stickers it suddenly became Q & A.

Border Patrol - where are you coming from

Me - Debating if I should reply - Yo no Hablo Ingles - I quickly decided humor was not an option here, so I answered a few questions and was soon on my way

Yes i did ask if I could take a picture to which the reply was - We're done here, move on.

So I did...
PR: in 2004, I believe, the Department of Homeland Security established a 100 Mile Border Zone. Anywhere within 100 miles of the border, they have claimed the right (and courts have supported them) to stop you for any reason they like and question you. They don't need a reason to stop you -- it can be random, unlucky, a temporary roadblock or a permanent post. It doesn't matter.

If they decide they have a probable cause (which can be based on a hunch, sometimes called "an officer's years of training and experience," in other words, his say-so), they can detain and search you and your property. Until recently, that explicitly included reading your emails and the files on your computer (or data card). A judge finally decided that was a bridge too far, even for the Feds. They're just going to have to keep getting your email the old-fashioned way: ISP's hand them over for the asking.

Those of us who live in the northeast are almost never more than 100 miles from an international border. In fact, every New England state but Vermont is entirely within that zone. Consequently, it is always possible for us to be stopped by a government agent and asked to provide papers and be subjected to a search, and under penalty of law we are bound to comply. You can be sure, however, that this is keeping us safe and free, solving our immigration problem and keeping the terrah at bay.

As you noticed, they don't have much of a sense of humor about being photographed. "We're done here [citizen]. Move on [or else...]"

Anyway, great photographs and a nice running thread. I love that part of the northeast; some incredible riding over that way.
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:30 AM   #114
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What a great report. I live in East Greenbush and have worked in that area many times over the years. It brought back many memories of rides up there. You definitely have an eye for photos. It always takes your breath away when rounding the turn by the ski jumps.
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:37 PM   #115
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love the "herp" shots

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Sweet! Red Eft. Notophthalmus viridescens

edit: Why must I kill threads? Sorry.

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Old 10-04-2010, 05:35 PM   #116
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Gooch, BOOGIEMAN. Crotalus64 , thanks for stopping by and commenting

Gooch - interesting info on the "100 mile limit" I've since been stopped again in the same place

Crotal - Now I know what that was, thanks for the info
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:35 AM   #117
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Going through the door I emerge onto the jumpers platform




Looking up I see they can indeed raise it quite a bit



And looking down here is the view for the athletes as they begin their run. The patch of astroturf like material at the bottom right is how they jump when there is no snow. I missed the jumpers by an hour and learned they practice from the smaller jump pretty much year round



Looking down at the smaller jump 90 meters as compared to 120 for the larger one




I took this from the chairlift to illustrate the angle of the landing slope



And a few more of the magnificent views




















All in all well worth the $ 11.00 price of admission for any one up that way
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:43 PM   #118
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Great thread . . . have really enjoyed your photographic eye.
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Crotal - Now I know what that was, thanks for the info
Its the terrestrial phase of the eastern newt. Very cool.

Dont forget to stop and check out the wildlife!
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:30 PM   #120
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What road is this??? Thanks

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