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post #1 of 5 Old 10-30-2006, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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Earlier this summer I went on two rides up in the Adirondacks. The second was from Eagle Bay to Paul Smiths', where i went to college first, then over the Lake Placid and back home. 200 so miles and a lot of memmories. But the first ride was by far the more interesting.
I started out near Big Moose and took a quick detour to Twitchel lake.

Most of the back roads are a gravel/dirt mix. Really fun to ride on at a fast pace. Not the type of road you see anything without good suspension on.
From Twitchel I headed towards Still water resivior. Again though I got side tracked. Good thing I did because they are about all the photos I got. :lol: This is a restricted area that is used for snowmobiles, I didn't see any snowmobiles so I figured I was safe. LOL

After playing around I finally got serious about getting some distance. I made Stillwater Resivior in about 20 minuites. It was way to easy and fast. So I continued out Rd#4. I rode through some really neat area. No houses or signs anyone was on the road but me for a long time. Finally I came to a small town. I had to admit at that point I was lost. But no worries just kept heading south till I came out on highway 12. But where on highway 12 was I? I found a gas station and got an idea where I was. The girl at the counter suggested taking the moose river road back to Old Fordge. I'm so glad I took her advice. What a great back road to ride. I even got in a little race with a Subru Baja. Okay, so it wasn't much of a race, the kids in that car were miles behind me on those rough roads before I knew it.
The Moose River road brought me back to 28 south of Old Fordge just as I was promised. So I joined in with the holliday traffic up 28. Wasn't long before a couple guys, one on a KTM and another on a rice rocket showed up. Then the fun started with passing our way through the slow cages into Old Fordge. The three of us stopped just South of Inlet and talked for a bit. Nice guys out of NJ for the weekend. Asked where the twisty roads with no traffic were but had to be paved for his friend. I tried to explain that on the 4th of July weekend every paved road would have traffic, but I suggested up rt 28/30 just the same.
From there it was a short ride up the Big Moose Rd to camp.

Next year I hope to get a group ride from Ohio to go up and play around near Paul Smiths'. Lots of lean to's to camp in and good fishing for breakfast and dinner. :mrgreen:

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-11-2006, 09:34 PM
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to get there from ohio, you almost have to ride past my house, feel free to drop in next time, I'll skip work and the ride is on !

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to get there from ohio, you almost have to ride past my house, feel free to drop in next time, I'll skip work and the ride is on !
I think I pass by a little north of you. I-90 isn't too far from Corning. Remeber I used to live in Watertown. :mrgreen:

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-15-2006, 12:26 AM
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ahh, whats an hour and a half ride when the end result will be some great riding in the daks. You ever rode up on the tug hill area ? missed a ride up there earlier this year due to that 4 letter word, work. Won't happen again let me tell ya LOL

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Last time I was up I had to trailer the bike since the dog won't sit still on the seat :lol: But I hope next year to get a group together to do a ride up there. I'd love to tour from Utica to Indian Lake around Saranac towards Placid and then to Ticondaroga and Lake George. Not sure if we'd trailer the bikes or ride all the way. Guess it depends on how die hard were feeling. :mrgreen:

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