Boston, Greenville (Moosehead), Quebec, Rimouski, Trois Pistole
I-93N (MA) to I-95N (MA) to Rt. 9N (ME) to I-95N (ME) to Rt. 201 (ME) to
Rt. 16E (ME) to Rt. 15N (ME) to Rts. 15N/6N (ME) to Rt. 201 (ME) to
Canadian Border to Rt. 173N (CAN) to I-73N (CAN) to Quebec (Centre Ville exit, just after bridge.)
Right off exit towards Centre Ville. Follow the boulevard straight to Old Quebec.
I-73N to Rt. 138N/E to Forestville, over the river on the ferry (make reservations) to Rimouski (Rt. 132.)
Rt. 132S/W to I-20W to I-73S and back home.
In Maine, get off heading towards Kennebunkport and Rt. 9.
Follow Rt. 9N past Kennebunkport and into Porpoise Cove (eat breakfast at the Wayfairer Restaurant, a good local place.)
In Greenville, ME (at the south end of Moosehead Lake---what a beautiful lake...you will take lots of pictures) there are restaurants and pubs. The Black Frog was good (although their t-shirts sport a green frog...don't ask.)
Don't breakfast in Greenville (unless you want to.) Instead, head on up
Rt. 15N/6N to Jackman, ME (on Rt. 201N) and eat at the Four Seasons Restaurant.
After that is the border with Canada. (Gas up In Jackman, it is much less expensive than gas in Canada [1.09$ to 1.16$ CAN/liter]). Except for a money exchange stop, I went straight through to Quebec.
The Old Quebec section is quite beautiful. I believe it is the only walled city in North America. The area is much like wandering around a town in France (without the expense---a great bargain in relation.) Plenty of good restaurants and little hotels in which to stay. Plenty of shopping---reasonable to very expensive. The folks and the food were great. Part of the old section is closed to motor vehicles, making the site seeing much more relaxing. (You will take lots of pictures here too.).
I stayed at a little hotel called the Charles-Alexandre (just after the park and the Museum of Fine Arts). There was a restaurant whose name I cannot for the life of me remember (Nouveau or Nouvelle France, perhaps), but it was located off a small alley that was packed with artists and their drawings and paintings. (The Carribou Stew was great, and try some of the local brews!)
After that I headed up the St. Lawrence River I-70N to Rt. 138N/E, hopping off briefly to check out the island just north of Quebec (lots of farm land.) I then proceeded to Forestville (great scenery along the way) for the ferry accross the St. Lawrence to Rimouski (Rt. 132.) Rimouski is a small city with plenty of good eats and little shops. Lots of good places to stay as well.
Trois Pistole (Three Pistols) was my next destination, not too far down the road (Rt. 132 S/W). I loved the name so I stopped there for a coffee and a quick look-see for Clint. The coffe was good but, sadly, no Clint Eastwood.
After that it was a highway ride on I-20 back to I-73 and home.
Rimouski to Boston: 12-12.5 hours with stops for gasoline and a coffee break in Portsmouth, ME.
Ride from Easthampton MA to Montpelier Vt
I saw this sign on Rt12 in Vermont on a ride from Easthampton MA to Montpelier. After I drove by the sign I thought it would be a great photo so I turned around put the camera on the tripod and got the photo.
Sited my first brother K75 rider
Been riding my 1991 K75 for a month back and forth to work on the back roads of Maine.
Sited and waved to my first siting of another K75 with a "geared-up" rider on the bridge between Brunswick and Topsham, Maine heading north on 201. He low waved back...Parabellum windshield and bike setup for long rides.
Any one out there fit that discription???
Looking for a group to ride with
New to the BMW clubs. Looking for a group to ride with. If any group is riding down I95 through Savannah GA let me know. Not many BMW riders in Savannah GA. So if you are going to an event in FL, I would love for my 85 K100 to tag along.