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    Virgins in Vermont..??

    Surely there must have been riders visiting Vermont for the first time.

    What surprised you in our little State?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raven
    Surely there must have been riders visiting Vermont for the first time.

    What surprised you in our little State?
    Does it count if we hadn't been there in 30 years, and didn't ride back then? I was amazed that anyplace in the "east" could be that rural, pretty and uncrowded. Seems like we found roads that just no one else was using.
    Dan

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    Nice state :=)

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    My first time in Vermont. What surprised me was the number of cows per capita. Seems like more than even Wisconsin. All I can figure is that Ben & Jerry's need a LOT of milk.

    John

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    Hmmmm, where to start?

    - Friendly, courteous people
    - AWSOME uncrowded roads
    - Incredible mountains
    - Smuggler's Notch
    - Cider Donuts .... yeah, can't forget them

    We had planned to bum around New England after the rally and initially went straight to New Hampshire. We loved Vermont so much that we went back for another couple days. Can't wait to go back.

    We are home in Delaware not and the reality of returning to work tomorrow is setting in.

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    Not my first time in the state (my Dad went to St. Mike's), but it had been about 25 years since my last visit as a teenager.

    The thing that really stood out for me is that the whole state seemed to know about the rally, and everyone I met was curious. I left the rally early Saturday morning, and stopped for breakfast in Shoreham, VT. It's a tiny town - really nothing more than a few buildings and homes - along Rt 22A, about 45 miutes south of Burlington. The locals inside the restaurant were all asking me how I liked the rally and were curious about my bike. They even warned me of some approaching weather as I was leaving.

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    I was personally surprised at the amount of water. Along with the big lakes, I was happy to see many roads that ran alongside rivers and tributaries. There was even one next to a very old inn and restaurant that was breathtaking. I could have ridden past that all day.

    The maple sugar cotton candy was delish.

    Everything had a very cozy feel that I miss already. The locals that I met were all very friendly and inviting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancogan
    Does it count if we hadn't been there in 30 years, and didn't ride back then? I was amazed that anyplace in the "east" could be that rural, pretty and uncrowded. Seems like we found roads that just no one else was using.
    Come to NY State and you will find much more of the same..

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    If you want to come back to Vermont the 3rd weekend in September, the BMW MOV is holding our annual Green Mountain Rally - check the When and Where for details. More good roads, and we feed you well - even have dorms to sleep in if you don't want to camp.

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    There was no SNOW!! Sure could of used some to cool down during the hot and humid ride up!

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    My first time in Vermont. I went through Conneticut, Ri, Mass., New Hampshire, Maine, back through New Hampshire to Vermont. Including camping at Lake Sebago in NH, I have to say Vermont was exquisite.

    I'll be back.

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by DcnDog
    My first time in Vermont. I went through Conneticut, Ri, Mass., New Hampshire, Maine, back through New Hampshire to Vermont. Including camping at Lake Sebago in NH, I have to say Vermont was exquisite.

    I'll be back.

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    Sebago is in MAINE, do you mean Winnepesaukee in NH, perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iRene
    Sebago is in MAINE, do you mean Winnepesaukee in NH, perhaps?

    Irene, found me out! I am in a state of confusion. Yes, Sebago and in Maine. Great place to stay. However, New Hampshire was a good ride (looking at the map so I get this right) on the Kancamagus Hwy.

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by DcnDog
    New Hampshire was a good ride (looking at the map so I get this right) on the Kancamagus Hwy.

    Dan
    Beautiful road with the exception of two or three construction sites.

    Did anyone venture up Mt. Washington? As a novice, it was a little nerve wracking for me but I'm glad I did it.

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    Virgins in Vermont

    Did anybody take advantage of riding up the Mt Mansfield toll road at Stowe that was reopened to our Rally attendees after being closed to the general motorcycle public for many years?

    Friedle
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