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Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

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    Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    So,

    Just back from The Elliott Hospital for xRays on my right hand which was injured when I was separated (consciously uncoupled) from my motorcycle last Sunday riding from McCarthy to Valdez.

    I rode another 4 days/1000 miles to complete what was otherwise an incredible trip through Alaska that included The Dalton Highway to Deadhorse (250 miles above the Arctic Circle), Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tangle River, Valdez, McCarthy, Whittier, Seward, Homer and Hope. 3700 awesome miles all told,

    Fractured my 3rd metacarpal. They put me in a big ass wrap to immobilize it. Hope to downsize when I see the orthopedist Monday!

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    At this point I'm uncertain whether I'll be able to attend this ride but I thought I'd at least get started on the details!

    So,

    Who's in and who's rooming with whom?

    (You will need to make your own reservations at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Placid for Friday and Saturday Nights!)

    Dave
    Cheese (room with me?)

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    OK Y'all...

    Daks Ride
    Meet at IHOP in Bedford.
    This is a 3 day 2 night trip through Vermont and the Adirondaks. Two nights at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Placid with a couple of options for the second day.

    Just back form Orthopedist and I'm good to go! So lets get this ride going!


    WHO"S IN?
    Dave
    Rob

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    I really did think this was not going to happen. I'm afraid I went and made other plans. I suck.

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    Dave,

    Thinking about joining this for the first time. Share a little for a newby about daily distance, pace, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM
    Dave,

    Thinking about joining this for the first time. Share a little for a newby about daily distance, pace, etc.
    Steve, the average daily miles is probably about 300. The paces "entertaining". It's a good time. You ought to come!!!

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    There are so many great roads in that area. If I wasn't already doing Blue Ridge Pkwy I'd come along. Love the Daks!

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    I had almost exactly the same fracture, but on the other hand.



    Healed up fine without a cast, though my left middle finger is now slightly shorter than the right one.

    As for the Daks, depending on what's going on that weekend I might ride out and meet up with you guys for a bit.

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    In. So is Paul, and his buddies Sean and Tim (both per previous coordination). And we made out room reservations.

    WHO'S IN?
    Dave
    Rob
    Guy
    Paul
    Sean
    Tim

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    Dave, I hope you feel better soon.

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    Quote Originally Posted by gcgiroux View Post
    Dave, I hope you feel better soon.
    I am good to go man...!

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    Woo Hoo!!!

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    Just a note - call the Crowne Plaza directly at 1-518-523-2556 if you are making reservations. You should get a better rate than if you call the 800 number. I got a twin queen lake view for $199.00/night...

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    I seriously recommend the Adirondacks ++

    Can't make it as I am riding to WV 2 weeks later for a week

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    Count me in.

    I would like to split room costs, please PM me.

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc R View Post
    Count me in.

    I would like to split room costs, please PM me.
    email sent....

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    I just refreshed the routes for this trip with options for new and old favorites in NH, VT and NY. Dave's adventure includes 2 ferry rides, an accent to the summit of Whiteface, scenic gorges, lodging at the Crown Plaza in Lake Placid and of course about 300 miles of daily rides on the twistiest of roads. I the DAKs!

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    Quote Originally Posted by gcgiroux View Post
    In. So is Paul, and his buddies Sean and Tim (both per previous coordination). And we made out room reservations.

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    Rob
    Guy
    Paul
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    Marc
    OK guys! Some details!
    Rob has mapped out several route options that all look awesome - Thanks bud!
    I'd like to have everyone's email address, cell phone numbers and ICE contact information. PM me or email me at dave.michaud@comcast.net

    The plan is to meet at 7:00am sharp on Friday, Sept 12th at the IHOP in Bedford, NH

    Any questions or suggestions???

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    Dave, are we eating at the iHop that morning (it opens at 7)?

    Cheese, will you be posting the route and way points? I and others with Garmin GPS would like to download and put in our units.

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    Quote Originally Posted by gcgiroux View Post
    Dave, are we eating at the iHop that morning (it opens at 7)?

    Cheese, will you be posting the route and way points? I and others with Garmin GPS would like to download and put in our units.
    Quote Originally Posted by DucDave View Post
    OK guys! Some details!
    Rob has mapped out several route options that all look awesome - Thanks bud!
    I'd like to have everyone's email address, cell phone numbers and ICE contact information. PM me or email me at dave.michaud@comcast.net

    The plan is to meet at 7:00am sharp on Friday, Sept 12th at the IHOP in Bedford, NH

    Any questions or suggestions???
    I repeat myself...!

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    Quote Originally Posted by gcgiroux View Post
    Dave, are we eating at the iHop that morning (it opens at 7)?

    Cheese, will you be posting the route and way points? I and others with Garmin GPS would like to download and put in our units.
    Check your email for the routes.

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheese View Post
    Check your email for the routes.
    And, as as reminder, lets try channel 8.1 on our Chatterboxs

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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    Great trip. Thanks to Cheese for scoping out a route for Saturday. Amazingly, even though we saw about 200 CanAms as we headed to lunch, they were all going the other way!

    Guy, Paul, Marc and Sean....thanks for joining this ride again! It's awesome riding with veterans who are competent and safe! Lots of double yellow passing in VT which always makes the roads that are already good, even better! And the roads in the DAKS are tough to beat!

    Some interesting characters, some great food (Sushi Friday and The Boat House on Saturday)! The Whiteface Mountain tunnel and elevator was fascinating even if we were completely socked in by fog!

    I've looked at all the video and will try and pull together a short compilation sometime this fall!

    It's noteworthy that the few pictures I took are almost all sitting down to eat or standing in front of a landmark. Not a lot of scenery shots - cus we almost never stopped romping long enough for a picture. I should be able to pull some stills from the Gopro files though...!

    Here's one of the group in the Whiteface Mountain Stone House...if you have any post 'em up here!


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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    That was a great three days. Thanks Dave and Cheese for the planning, and it was good riding with everyone. Looking forward to the next September DAKs ride.

    This was on day #1, crossing lake Champlain from VT to NY.
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    Day #3, not long after passing by the former floating bridge, ironically we find this dock & boat in the hills.
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    Re: Daks Ride - Sept 12,13,14

    Assuming my eye surgery works out i have decided to have my NEVA 14 CMNR at Old Forge, NY in the SW daks

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