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    New England Back Roads Rides...

    I am looking for a book or on line resources for suggested New England back roads rides. I founds some stuff on the internet but so far the routes or mostly busy secondary hi-ways and don't get into the smaller, less traveled back roads of New England.

    Please let me know if anything comes to mind. Thanks

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    Re: New England Back Roads Rides...

    NO.

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    Re: New England Back Roads Rides...

    In all seriousness...we don't post stuff like that because our roads are sacred. We don't want to broadcast that stuff to clog up the roads even more with tourists, squids, cops, etc....

    You should check out the ride section periodically and then you can learn about them that way...and meet some cool folks along the way.

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    Re: New England Back Roads Rides...

    You might find something here that interests you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdog30 View Post
    In all seriousness...we don't post stuff like that because our roads are sacred. We don't want to broadcast that stuff to clog up the roads even more with tourists, squids, cops, etc....

    You should check out the ride section periodically and then you can learn about them that way...and meet some cool folks along the way.

    Understood, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtutunjian View Post
    You might find something here that interests you.
    that's the issue, the OP can only find references to sucky cage clogged roads like the ones in your link

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    Re: New England Back Roads Rides...

    Quote Originally Posted by aweesner View Post
    I am looking for a book or on line resources for suggested New England back roads rides. I founds some stuff on the internet but so far the routes or mostly busy secondary hi-ways and don't get into the smaller, less traveled back roads of New England.

    Please let me know if anything comes to mind. Thanks
    My recommendation is to get a Delorme Atlas and an different colored highlighters, go exploring, start color coding the roads and making notes

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    pm sent

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    Re: New England Back Roads Rides...

    Quote Originally Posted by sdog30 View Post
    In all seriousness...we don't post stuff like that because our roads are sacred. We don't want to broadcast that stuff to clog up the roads even more with tourists, squids, cops, etc....

    You should check out the ride section periodically and then you can learn about them that way...and meet some cool folks along the way.
    Just pm the guy....jeez

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    Re: New England Back Roads Rides...

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    My recommendation is to get a Delorme Atlas and an different colored highlighters, go exploring, start color coding the roads and making notes
    Mmmmm good idea, this sounds fun

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    Re: New England Back Roads Rides...

    I use google maps, look for curvy roads, and ride them. I've found a few gems this way, and also know which areas to avoid.

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    Re: New England Back Roads Rides...

    Ride and find your own. I've got a bunch. Others probably share them too. However, they're seldom traveled, and I hope they stay that way. Come find us.

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    Re: New England Back Roads Rides...

    Do you have a GPS? There are thousands of tracks that people have saved. Advrider and some clubs have them posted online. This is from a rally I went to:


    If you don't have a GPS, you're limited by what you can handle for route instructions, which limits most riders to numbered state routes. Depending on location, direction and time of day, you can have the road to yourself. Yesterday I rode Route 202 and 9 from Granby to Worcester and probably had a dozen cars in front of me, while traffic westbound was much heavier that time of day. This morning I rode Route 97 and some back roads from I95 in Georgetown up to the Merrimac in Groveland, again with little traffic while 97 south was packed.

    If I want to explore, I pick a location in a nice area, set the GPS to "shortest route" and see where it takes me.

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    Re: New England Back Roads Rides...

    Quote Originally Posted by mell0 View Post
    I use google maps, look for curvy roads, and ride them. I've found a few gems this way, and also know which areas to avoid.
    This.

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