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post #1 of 3 Old 09-23-2017, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Took the KLR for a day on the road last Wed. Ended up filming Our ( New Hampshire) Franconia Notch, and Mount. Washington auto road.
It was a "PERFECT" day.
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-23-2017, 08:24 PM
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I just enjoyed your latest ride-along video. Your chin-bar mounted Go-Pro camera and mic give the perfect amount of engine noise / wind noise and your narrative to make one almost feel as if we are with you in person.
You are not 'talking to yourself' but trying to convey your thoughts and feelings of your ride to potentially thousands of other people. I suggest that you are doing a very fine job.

Does the Cog Railway operate 12 months a year?

I have a friend, Wayne C. Dick and his wife Cheryl, who are currently touring the NE with a newer 'Mini-Winney', with I believe a bike in tow or on the rear bumper, hoping to catch the Autumn colors in the New England area. I hope that they make it up Mt. Washington.

I had to ponder about your tree line of maybe 6000 ft? Here in WY, the tree line is about 9500-10,000 feet! NH is a fair bit farther north in latitude.

Don't blame the women drivers for their lack of distance perception. They have been told since puberty that this "-----" is 8 inches.

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Larry31,
I just enjoyed your latest ride-along video. Your chin-bar mounted Go-Pro camera and mic give the perfect amount of engine noise / wind noise and your narrative to make one almost feel as if we are with you in person.
You are not 'talking to yourself' but trying to convey your thoughts and feelings of your ride to potentially thousands of other people. I suggest that you are doing a very fine job.

Does the Cog Railway operate 12 months a year?

I have a friend, Wayne C. Dick and his wife Cheryl, who are currently touring the NE with a newer 'Mini-Winney', with I believe a bike in tow or on the rear bumper, hoping to catch the Autumn colors in the New England area. I hope that they make it up Mt. Washington.

I had to ponder about your tree line of maybe 6000 ft? Here in WY, the tree line is about 9500-10,000 feet! NH is a fair bit farther north in latitude.

Don't blame the women drivers for their lack of distance perception. They have been told since puberty that this "-----" is 8 inches.
Thanks for kind words.

The railway does not run in winter. Even the road is quite impassable at times for weather personal to travel. They've recorded some of the highest winds up there at times.
Here's a link to the Cog Railway rate/schedule.... Ticket Rates & Schedule: The Mount Washington Cog Railway

The colors were beginning to change when I made the trip. ( Sept. 13, 2017 )
Currently ( Oct. 1, 2017 ) here in the Southern part, it's still mostly green. Next few days are going to be in high 60's or low 70's. "Where's my bike keys?? The fire wood can wait!"

I should have made a note of the elevation when the trees started to turn into bushes! Forgot!

FWIW: Here's the other trip I made up there in 2013, on my NX250. Rain, fog, real challenging...

I never heard of that 8" thing, but now you mention it.... ( a good one! )

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2017 Yamaha XT250
1990 Honda NX250 (Green/White)
2011 Kawasaki KLR 650 (Orange & White )

My KLR Page..http://www.powers31.info/2011_KLR650.htm

Mod's to KLR:
Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
Custom Saddlebag frames .
Louder horns, Firstgear Onyx tail bag.
Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
Cut down seat with Custom pad.
Go Pro Camera mount.
Doo-Hicky

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