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Old 08-15-2010, 01:05 PM   #31
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that is the same as photobucket for the most part. I just want to know how to attach a video from my own video library?
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:52 PM   #32
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July 29th 2010 - starting to make videos to include in this RR soon!

I know it sounds as though all we are doing is complaining about the weather but we have to be honest about the east coast humidity. Last night we slept in what we believe to be 90% humidity and 80 degrees. We both slept not a whole lot and had a long day ride. In any case it was fun to be back in a tent and out of the road. We left camp really early around 0630 to head towards Boston. We got to Boston right at rush hour and Cheryl did not feel like stopping. Needless to say bad timing on our part but we did get to see the skyline etc.



Around this time we were starving and decided to eat at a Diner’s, Drive In’s and Dives. These restaurants are featured on the Food Network show and we downloaded many on to our GPS. Found a great little diner called The Little Depot Diner in Peabody, MA. Web site: www.thelittledepotdine.com .






There we met the owner Judy Miles and her sister Terri and a man named Bill. Had a great breakfast, great conversations and in the end Bill bought us breakfast. Now that was what this is all about. Meeting interesting folks who are interested in what we are doing and generosity. Highly recommend this place and hope others will check them out. Thank you Judy, Terri and Bill.








After the diner we again headed north to Cape Porpoise Maine to visit an old neighbour I haven't seen in 19 years. Brief stay but it's about quality not quantity.





Back on the bikes in 90 degree + weather and humidity of course to try and get to Bar Harbour Maine but no go. We ran out of time and steam. Ended up in Boothbay and it is so quaint. Had lobster rolls at the Lobster Dock right on the water. Awesome and we got our lobster.


YUMMY! warm with butter!


Rode around the town on my bike and checked out the scene, bought beer, had ice cream and headed back to camp. The humidity is gone and it feels like we are going to even have to snuggle tonight as it is cooling down nicely. Beautiful camp ground, Shore Hills Campground.













View from our site!



Nice sunset and so cool out!





without humidity makes for a great day of riding!





Hung out by the fire, drinking a beer or two and planning our route back west. We were thinking Bar Harbour is a must. 2 hours from here and then after that we will start our journey heading west.

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Old 08-15-2010, 09:05 PM   #33
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VIDEO - GOING TO THE SUN ROAD! Glacier National Park

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Old 08-16-2010, 12:13 AM   #34
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Awesome!

What an incredible report! Thank you guys for putting it up! I recently returned from a small leg of your journey (vancouver to cranbrook) and was VERY pleased with the ride!


And after seeing the rest of your trip, I think im going to have to head south instead of north at cranbrook!


Thanks again for the report,

Really enjoyed it!

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Old 08-16-2010, 04:21 AM   #35
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thanks...still have quite a few days to go and more videos to edited and add...I am hoping this RR will be complete over the next week or so. We had a great trip and I hope it is being conveyed in this RR.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:00 AM   #37
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Great ride and hitting all the scenic sites
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:36 AM   #38
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Sweet trip, also cool you guys are tooling around on 650GSs, they look great.

I had a question about seat height, not sure if you covered it anywhere but are they lowered at all or a low seat? Looking for a dual sport for the gf and she loves the 650 but its fairly tall for her.

Also like the tent. I've got the same one, great in high wind.

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seats and suspension are not low...standard height...the seat is a Sargent Enduro seat. Glad you like the report...so much more to come!
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July 30th 2010 - Day 14

Woke up to day 14 bright an early on the 30th after a good night sleep...finally! The weather is so much more tolerable and very pleasant. Packed up the tent and the gear as usual, Cheryl is so organized ...thank GOD! We are masters at unpacking, setting up and breaking down now. That is what this trip is also about, getting to know what works and what doesn’t. We headed out for another Food Network restaurant for breakfast at the A1 Diner, 3 Bridge Street Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-4804. Another small dive but great food!








Cheryl's little mascot!




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Started to head north to Bar Harbour with our bellies full. Finding good food has not been too hard on this trip. As we were riding along on this beautiful morning I made a comment to Cheryl that she has been doing such a great job being creative with the GPS and about 5 minutes later...a “dead end” sign appeared.

Not far out of Boothbay our GPS took us off road. We first thought it was going to be a short cut but then realized after we started down this “road” it would soon be a mistake. It was a really rough terrain ATV of some sort road. Turned out to be a really uneven, boulder ridden muddy single track road. My bike was smacking up against rocks and bottoming out. Needless to say I stopped and after an hour of Cheryl and me trying to turn our bikes around we got out and headed back to pavement. Cheryl said I wanted more off road. Well, she gave it to us. Unedited video!










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After getting back on the right track we rode and saw some beautiful scenery on the way to Bar Harbour.











Cheryl kept asking where the ocean was because we were not seeing it from the road. Another great weather wise day and we got to Bar Harbour early enough to go up Cadillac Mountain, drive the loop, walk around downtown Bar Harbour and have dinner.

Cadillac Mountain View













Many BEERS on this trip!


Very quaint town but both Cheryl and I are feeling a bit partial to our own west coast especially for fun riding. In any case, this has been an opportunity of a life time and to see the Atlantic shore New England style has been an awesome experience.
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Got back to camp and roasted marshmallows and took a walk around the campground. Everyone has their dogs with them. That makes me miss ours but to tell you the truth, they are in such good hands with our house sitters, Taylor and Dave it is bearable. All tucked in around 2200 hrs and off to sleep we went.

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Our day started once again really early. I woke up at 0540 and took a walk around camp and watched the sunrise.



When I came back Cheryl had camp almost entirely broken down. We were packed up by 0700 this day and we headed it. Great night to sleep yet again, and a cool start to the day. Had a bite to eat, what I can say we need to eat, and headed towards New Hampshire.

The BITE to eat and for the life of us we can not remember the name of this in the middle of nowhere restaurant. Just remembered, this restaurant was called the HARDWOOD STEAK HOUSE. It was a newly looking log cabin building all by itself and the food was all massive and cheap!




Leaving Maine was sad just because it meant we were really heading home. I think the both of us are truly appreciating what we are able to do and just enjoying being able to ride together like this. We work well as a team and we are so glad we got new intercoms because it just wouldn’t work without them. Cheryl is amazing with the GPS and today we were able to ride some beautiful back country roads and even got on some dirt. Our tires we happy.

Once we got into NH, I saw a sign for Mount Washington. Although we did not plan riding up this massive North East mountain we did. $28 for both bikes to ride up an 8 mile road to the summit of Mount Washington in the White Mountains. The road has 35% unpaved and no shoulders whatsoever. Tight for cars and challenging for bikers as we had to keep control at very slow speeds all the way up.

The valley was warm and clear and the summit was in the clouds and it was 40 degrees F. Not unusual for this mountain to be in the clouds. You can hike, take the train or drive up to the summit of Mt. Washington,
6,288-feet.

These mountains are near and dear to my heart. I worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club while in University in their Hut system.
http://www.outdoors.org/lodging/whit...huts/index.cfm











The Cog Railway is one of the world's great railway adventures. The track runs up a three mile-long trestle with a maximum gradient of over 37%, making it the second-steepest mountain climbing train in the world and the only one entirely built on a trestle.










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Being back after so many years was so good. Just wish we had more time to explore the National Forest but at least we got on top of the world in the Northeast. This little detour put us behind schedule. We rode and rode but did not make it to Lake Placid as planned and our itinerary was changing day by day. We ended up in Morrisville, VT at a motel.

Before turning in for the night I was starving as usual. So desperate I almost had Cheryl buy us food from a gas station where their burger meat was gray. After Cheryl pointed this out to me we walked out. Did not feel like we should kill ourselves with food poisoning. Some nice lady outside heard us trying to figure out where to get a meal in the middle of nowhere and she pointed us in the direction of the Mooselook Restaurant. BIG home cook meals and cheap! Nice dinner we both had and some very weird and interesting folks eating at this dive.



Thought we would give ourselves a break but to be honest motels or hotels are not worth the money. We are showered again and getting ready to head out to Canada tomorrow. Goal for the next day was to get to Ottawa so we both could see the capital of Canada and where the RCMP headquarters are located. Once again, great riding and I think today was the best as far as scenery and weather combined.

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