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    Looking to do a few 2-4 day rides in august. They need to be epic. Leaving from boston suburbs, anyone have suggestions? Or even better GPX routes?


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    Re: Route help

    Do you have a general direction in mind? My first though would be to north up through nh and maine then cut over to nova scotia or head towards montreal then drop back in around upstate ny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boosten lebaron View Post
    Do you have a general direction in mind? My first though would be to north up through nh and maine then cut over to nova scotia or head towards montreal then drop back in around upstate ny.
    I was thinking Nova Scotia could be great, is it doable in 4 days?


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    Re: Route help

    Quote Originally Posted by Jewcati View Post
    I was thinking Nova Scotia could be great, is it doable in 4 days?
    10hrs+ on the highway. !6 off highway. each way from Boston to Mid NS. That's 8hrs in the saddle every day. I usually aim for 6 hrs, which turns into 8 with stops and stuff. Might be a little aggressive. Look into taking the Cat ferry from Portland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmycapp View Post
    10hrs+ on the highway. !6 off highway. each way from Boston to Mid NS. That's 8hrs in the saddle every day. I usually aim for 6 hrs, which turns into 8 with stops and stuff. Might be a little aggressive. Look into taking the Cat ferry from Portland.
    Looked into it, but it eats up a whole day, I would rather ride for the day to get there.


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    Re: Route help

    Quote Originally Posted by boosten lebaron View Post
    Do you have a general direction in mind? My first though would be to north up through nh and maine then cut over to nova scotia or head towards montreal then drop back in around upstate ny.
    Also some quick weekend shots to upstate NY or PA would be great if anyone has some routes they could share


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewcati View Post
    Also some quick weekend shots to upstate NY or PA would be great if anyone has some routes they could share
    plan a route to Unadilla, NY and hit the MX National Aug 12. it's beautiful in the hills out there and the track is otherworldly.

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    Re: Route help

    Do you want pavement or dirt routes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    Do you want pavement or dirt routes?
    Pavement please

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    Re: Route help

    I don't know much in southern NH/MA but I frequent the VT RT100 > RT125 > T**** Road > Lake Placid trip on weekends... maybe mix Hogback Mountain in there. Plenty of amazing roads to go from there once you're up that way.

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    Re: Route help

    Long weekend, this could be two days if you were inspired, four days relaxed. We did 430 miles one day and that was a lot less fine than 200-250.



    There are a baillion routes on Advrider.

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    Re: Route help

    Here's a couple to play with:

    Keene to Isle La Motte

    Isle La Motte to Eastern VT and Back

    Isle La Motte to Keene

    Keene to Lake George and Back

    These are almost entirely pavement. I'd also add in a section going into the Adirondacks (and T**** rd). I'll leave that up to you.

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    Re: Route help

    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    Here's a couple to play with:

    Keene to Isle La Motte

    Isle La Motte to Eastern VT and Back

    Isle La Motte to Keene

    Keene to Lake George and Back

    These are almost entirely pavement. I'd also add in a section going into the Adirondacks (and T**** rd). I'll leave that up to you.
    Awesome. Never been to T road...need to do that one


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    Re: Route help

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Long weekend, this could be two days if you were inspired, four days relaxed. We did 430 miles one day and that was a lot less fine than 200-250.



    There are a baillion routes on Advrider.
    Any way you could send that file to me?


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    Re: Route help

    Quote Originally Posted by Jewcati View Post
    Awesome. Never been to T road...need to do that one


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    Tracey Road (Essex County Route 6) is only one of the awesome Essex County routes to explore, best riding in the northeast is in Essex County

    my route suggestion...... forget the "routes", just pick a general area to explore, turn here, turn there, discover what you will find on roads that don't have route numbers

    Illion Gorge is nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewcati View Post
    Any way you could send that file to me?
    Have to check when I get home, July 3

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    Re: Route help

    I've been planning a fishing trip up to Maine for the longest time, just haven't gotten around to it yet. The roads choices were based on Butler Maps ratings.

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    Re: Route help

    Ok. New thought. Would love to be able to see the eclipse on the 21st. How bad would it suck to slab to ashville and back to spend 2 days bouncing around there. Or is there a great 2 day route there, 1 day bouncing around and then slab back? Looking 8/19-8/22


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    I don't see this going well for anyone east of the Mississippi River. Traffic in the Blue Ridge Mountains will be unlike anything that has been seen before. And it's not like one can just divert
    to a side road to get away from it all. My own plan is to be in eastern Oregon where there is very little population, but still a good chance at clear skies. And to be ready to divert the morning of, depending on the cloud cover forecast.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jewcati View Post
    Ok. New thought. Would love to be able to see the eclipse on the 21st. How bad would it suck to slab to ashville and back to spend 2 days bouncing around there. Or is there a great 2 day route there, 1 day bouncing around and then slab back? Looking 8/19-8/22


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    Quote Originally Posted by rpete View Post
    I don't see this going well for anyone east of the Mississippi River. Traffic in the Blue Ridge Mountains will be unlike anything that has been seen before. And it's not like one can just divert
    to a side road to get away from it all. My own plan is to be in eastern Oregon where there is very little population, but still a good chance at clear skies. And to be ready to divert the morning of, depending on the cloud cover forecast.
    Valid point


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