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    Talking Going South

    I just got back from riding down to see my son in the Marines. It was beautiful. I rode south east from Mi. Down 340 through Viginia. East to Chesapke. Took US 17 to NC. Hung with my son a few days. Then headed west to Gatlinburg. The Smokeys were spectacular even in the rain. I wasn't happy about my 93 mile an hour ticket outside of Nashville but what are you going to do. Then I rode the smaller roads up to Chicago hung out with some freinds for a few days. Then accross US 20 through a hail storm. I ate at this cool Amish restruant at 5 and 20. Then back towards home. It was a great, peaceful trip. Staying mostly on the smaller roads with all the small towns and all the freindly people. Man I love my LT. It felt like it was smiling right along with me the whole 3000 miles.

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    unchained across the usa

    just ridden across america from east to west, using only independent service providers (exceptions being gas and banking).

    Ride report, route and pics at:http://www.roughguidesintouch.com/lamble

    I'll be getting Unchainedworld.com up as a site soon, so any recommendations or warnings on the service you've received will be gratefully accepted. I'd hope to have links to many motor cycling sites.

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    Smile Boston, Greenville (Moosehead), Quebec, Rimouski, Trois Pistole

    From Boston:

    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.

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    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.
    Papa Gian

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    I DID NOT ride in today

    National Weather Service forecast for the Seattle area today:

    Wind Advisory http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/warnings.php...IND%20ADVISORY

    Flood Watch
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/warnings.php...=FLOOD%20WATCH

    Plus the real reason I kept her in the garage today - I washed her over the weekend, and it's painful to take her on the first rainy day ride when she's clean!
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    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.
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    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???

    ---Tim
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    " If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." And that is OK with me

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    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.

    Thanks Murf
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    Cabin Fever

    It's not where I've been but where I'm going . Insane , it's winter here in the N.W. and that means rain,rain,and more rain oh and some snow thrown in for good measure.This time every year I begin my spring ride plans to give me something to look forward to . In the past it has been Phoenix,Az. , Banff B.C once solo and the following year my 15 yr. old daughter joined me for the Icefields Parkway . It was great and what made it more difficult was we camped instead of luxury. Call me cheap but I prefer to pitch a tent ,see who else rides into camp and inquire as to where the came and where they go. One year I put a thread on K-Bikes .com and 4 guys joined me for a ride to Ensenata , Mexico . In 08 my trip is called " Coast to Coast Baby" Portland,Or. to Key West this will take some planning due to the weather variables that will be encountered. I leave the last week of May and return to be home 06/14 . The ride down not so bad , some heat in Az and such but the return through Colorado , Wy., or Utah and Idaho might be on the white side if you know what I mean . I ride an 03 GT with now 80K on her ticker and by the end of this trip I hope to have put close to the triple digit on her . This bike has only brought me nothing but joy and smiles . I love this bike .Therapy who needs it , just get on your bike and it all seems so distant .
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    Question Re:camp sites

    Fellow Riders,
    I am heading from Denver down to the FL Keys in Feb. Anyone know of a good camp ground down that way to stay in for a couple of weeks.
    Thanks,
    oldowan

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    A Day a the Races

    Weaselled out of work for the day to watch the AHMRA (American Historic Motorcycling Racing Assoc) races at Roebling Road Raceway (near Savannah GA)
    Many beautifully prepared bikes, older bikes performing extremely well. A lot of time, effort and money go into the sport, and the good riders are very competitive.
    A great venue, weather was cool (for the south) and bright. A few pics:

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    Smilingcouple and his neat K bike

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    "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most" Mark Twain

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    A day at the races

    Posting mutiple pictures din't work. Need help.

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    A day at the races

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    "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most" Mark Twain

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    A day at the races

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    "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most" Mark Twain

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    A day at the races

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    "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most" Mark Twain

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    A day at the races

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