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    Who's starting off in or passing through Connecticut?

    I'll be heading north to VT on 20 July. I'd love to join a ride in progress or hook up with folks originating from CT...I'm open to different routes...I'm getting psyched!
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    Talking Starting in Madison

    I'll be starting in Madison on the 20th. Will likely head to Orange to meet up with a friend. We are thinking of heading up via Western MA. then up through central VT.

    We are staying 20 miles south of Essex Jct.

    Not sure what time we are headed out yet, but I figure at least a 5 hour trip.

    May also have a chase vehical (if wife doesn't want to ride pillion).
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    I'm about 20 minutes from Orange in Fairfiled Cty. Rt. 7 will take you all the way to Burlington. I really wouldn't mind if it took 10 hours as long as the ride is enjoyable and we pass a few gas stations...!
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    I will be leaving from Redding on 7/20

    There are some good combinations of routes through CT, eastern NY, Mass & VT. I grew up in northwestern Mass (Williamstown), so I'm pretty familiar with the possibilities.

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    cool...let me know your time of lift off as i'm close to Redding - off Hattertown Rd...You camping on site?
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    I'm estimating 7 - 8 hours to get there on non-slab highways, so I figure a start of 8:00 to 9:00 am would put us in by late afternoon. I'm actually staying in Stowe, so I'll "commute" to Essex Junction.

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    Thumbs up

    I'm familiar with Route 7. It is pretty straight - and a bit congested in the Rutland area. I'm thinking Rt 100 once in Vermont, but any route is fine with me.

    It is about a 250 mile trip by highway, so we will only need to find 1 or 2 gas stations.

    I agree that a relatively early start is in order. Mapquest says it is 6.5 - 7 hours by back road.

    We are staying in Starksboro and also "commuting" to Essex Junction. I used to live in Colchester, VT. Any commute in the area is wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buck_taylor
    I'm familiar with Route 7. It is pretty straight - and a bit congested in the Rutland area. I'm thinking Rt 100 once in Vermont, but any route is fine with me.

    It is about a 250 mile trip by highway, so we will only need to find 1 or 2 gas stations.

    I agree that a relatively early start is in order. Mapquest says it is 6.5 - 7 hours by back road.

    We are staying in Starksboro and also "commuting" to Essex Junction. I used to live in Colchester, VT. Any commute in the area is wonderful.
    Hey now,

    Any road (even the interstate) near the rally site is a great commuting road.

    See you in Vermont, It's not flat!

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    Change in Plans

    Looks like we'll be staying at St.Michaels now! Someone cancelled a reservation, and we had put our name on the waiting list, so we'll be headed all the way now.

    We are shooting for a 9:00 am start - gotta get the dogs to the kennel first and I haven't yet figured out how to get both of them on my bike at the same time.....
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    On the K-bike

    I am leaving from New Hartford, Ct. This will be my second rally. Went to the Finger Lakes rally a couple years ago. Can we camp on the the rally grounds and is it first come, first serve type deal? I'll be going up rt 8 and rt 7. It is shorter by 40 miles and a nicer drive. the traffic can be a bugger on that road sometimes. Only two lanes. Anyone intersted we can meet somewhere. bob

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    n1hnr94 - are you headed up on the 20th? Since there are several riders from CT headign up, perhaps we should plan an official route with some stops and times so people can join up? - Just an idea.....

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    I will now be headed out on Thursday the 20th from NE, CT. If you post a route with approximate times, I would be interested in hooking up.
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    Is everyone up for Rt. 8 to 7 into Vermont? Rt. 7 in Rutland area is tough as is South Burlington area, otherwise an enjoyable (albeit straight) road.

    If so. I can probably put together a trip plan with times for those roads.

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    My tentative route

    From Redding CT is:

    U.S. Route 7 to Great Barrington MA;
    Mass. Route 41 to U.S. Route 20 west of Pittsfield MA;
    Route 20 west to N.Y. 22;
    N.Y. 22 to Route 43 in Stephentown NY;
    Route 43 to U.S. Route 7 in Williamstown MA;
    Route 7 to Manchester VT;
    Route 11 to Route 100;
    Route 100 to Stowe VT

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    That sounds like a plan...I'm planning to leave on that thursday so far...putting together my loose agenda for the area...lots of intersting things to do and see in VT...
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