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Good Roads in Northern NY

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    Good Roads in Northern NY


    Me and a couple guys at work are going on a motorcycle tour of northern VT this weekend. We'll be staying at my parents camp house on Isle La Motte, so all rides will be out from there. We really want to do T-Road, but have no idea which roads would be the most fun to take us there.

    Any recommendations to get there and back through NY? Looking for twisty, curvy or scenic routes. And FWIW, I know a lot of the roads in VT already and we'll be hitting many on the way up, so NY mainly.

    PM me if you don't want to reveal the good ones, or post up. Thanks.

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    Re: Good Roads in Northern NY

    T Rd is the main one. To get there you can head across the bridge to Rouses Point, follow 9B and 9 down to Keeseville, then take 9N to Keene and 73 south from there. You could also turn off onto 86 in Jay and follow that to Lake Placid, then make a left onto 73. 86 is a fun road when there's no traffic, but unfortunately there usually is.

    If you want to go deeper into the Adirondacks, Blue Ridge Rd between Rt 9 and 28N is fun -- very scenic and some nice twisties. And 28N south from there is fun too.

    A few of us are going to be over there Sunday as well, heading up through the islands in the morning, then the route I mentioned above to Keene for lunch (ADK Cafe, delicious food!). If you want to join us for the morning, PM me; we'd break off after lunch because we're stopping in at a friend's place. But from Keene it's a short ride over to T Rd.

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    Re: Good Roads in Northern NY

    Thanks for the info Mark, although we were already on route when I got around to reading your reply.

    We ended up taking 86 and 73 in and out of Lake Placid, as you said they were pretty busy, but the scenery is incredible! We did find some side roads off 73 however, which were pretty awesome roads. They were all before T road and led us straight to T road.

    Ended up riding T road 3 times, what a blast! After hearing about the infamous "turtle", what do I do? Hit it dead on the 2nd run through. That hurt, lucky I wasn't leaned over too far because the bike went all sorts of sideways. Once done, we headed up 9 back towards the islands.

    Excellent weekend when nobody crashes and no tickets. Total mileage was a little over 800 miles this weekend.

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    Re: Good Roads in Northern NY

    I just did most of these roads last week, fantastic riding and scenery!

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    Re: Good Roads in Northern NY

    Good Roads in Northern NY-imageuploadedbytapatalk1402425471-948346-jpgGood Roads in Northern NY-imageuploadedbytapatalk1402425495-922277-jpgGood Roads in Northern NY-imageuploadedbytapatalk1402425523-411700-jpgGood Roads in Northern NY-imageuploadedbytapatalk1402425549-921982-jpg I was out there also for Americade wk end took a ride out the Blue Ridge Rd. up to whiteface. Great riding ! Did hurricane rd after ADK and it was all sand! Anyone ever ride the Plank rd rt 99 port kent hopkinton turnpike ?? Might do that also nxt yr. 853 mile wk end .Weather was awesome and cruising 30 and 100 Vt

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    Re: Good Roads in Northern NY

    Was whiteface open when you went? Road was closed on thursday

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    Re: Good Roads in Northern NY

    Yup flies sucked up there ! Scenery was great . Was there sat ..Good Roads in Northern NY-imageuploadedbytapatalk1402430226-205414-jpg

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    Re: Good Roads in Northern NY

    Quote Originally Posted by Kawi Ken View Post
    Good Roads in Northern NY-imageuploadedbytapatalk1402425471-948346-jpgGood Roads in Northern NY-imageuploadedbytapatalk1402425495-922277-jpgGood Roads in Northern NY-imageuploadedbytapatalk1402425523-411700-jpgGood Roads in Northern NY-imageuploadedbytapatalk1402425549-921982-jpg I was out there also for Americade wk end took a ride out the Blue Ridge Rd. up to whiteface. Great riding ! Did hurricane rd after ADK and it was all sand! Anyone ever ride the Plank rd rt 99 port kent hopkinton turnpike ?? Might do that also nxt yr. 853 mile wk end .Weather was awesome and cruising 30 and 100 Vt
    love route 30/100!

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    Re: Good Roads in Northern NY

    The flies were so bad between whiteface and lake placid! We kept trying to stop on the pull offs for lunch and getting driven away by swarms of flies! Much more fun on the bikes.

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    Re: Good Roads in Northern NY

    Quote Originally Posted by Kawi Ken View Post
    I was out there also for Americade wk end took a ride out the Blue Ridge Rd. up to whiteface. Great riding ! Did hurricane rd after ADK and it was all sand! Anyone ever ride the Plank rd rt 99 port kent hopkinton turnpike ?? Might do that also nxt yr. 853 mile wk end .Weather was awesome and cruising 30 and 100 Vt
    We did Hurricane Rd as well, and yeah, it looked like the highway dept was testing sanding practices on that road or something. Some of those corners were pretty hairy.

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    Re: Good Roads in Northern NY

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooler955 View Post
    The flies were so bad between whiteface and lake placid! We kept trying to stop on the pull offs for lunch and getting driven away by swarms of flies! Much more fun on the bikes.
    +1, the wife and I came home Monday after 4 days and ~1k miles and we both agreed the worst part was the damn flies @ Lake Placid.....

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