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    Americade?


    Who is going to Americade? It's all starts three weeks from today.

    Shall we have a get together in the Lake George region?

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    I will be riding in the region, but am staying as far from LG as possible.

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    We can always meet outside of Lake George.

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    Thumbs up

    I may come up during the week after work if the weather is nice but I will be doing theMM1K on the weekend trying to get my first SS1000.

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    I've never been, Paul. I have a mental image of 2-wheeled gridlock and a love of the open road.

    Is it worth a day trip, or is this one of those multiple day things?

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    We went to it last year and it was not what I thought it would be.
    I thought it was a touring bike rally with lots of long distance riders.
    It was a cruiser rally with lots of loud bikes.
    We did get the Two-up long distance trophy.
    I would not go again. We have Street Vibrations in Reno, thats almost the same.

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    A friend and I are going up on Monday. Going to Expo, RBR, Warrensburg and downtown stuff on Tuesday. Coming home Wednesday.
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    Whatever one is looking for it can be found in Lake George. Americade is not Canada street with its bars and several hundred (thousand?) parked motorcycles.


    I like the motorcycles demos, the seminars and the riding. Last year I even went to the rodeo and gained a lot of respect for those cowboys wresting with some mighty large livestock.

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    Thumbs up Heading up tongiht

    I am heading up to Americade tonight as long as it's not raining.

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    Planning on a visit tomorrow Thurs. in the afternoon, Then Sat. for Parade to Prospect and some Canada st. trolling.

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    I went up last night. There was a decent crowd there considering it was only Wednesday. I saw a fellow member fro Quebec. He could speak english too well however. I got out of him that he is heading to Mount Washington today for a day trip.

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    Americade a roaring success

    Bottom line:
    • great attendance in a down economic time - equaled last year.
    • perfect weather for seven days straight; 70s during the day and in 40s to 50s at night.


    Am now sorting through 44 folders and over 1700 photos of Americade. Will share a few.


    Lots of happy campers of all ages


    Balloon Glow - a beautiful evening event


    Of course there was GS riding. Two days of challenging trails through the Adirondacks.


    Geico getaway breakfast. One of many charity events


    Friday night's event is at the Great Escape - a six flags amusement park.

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    Motorcycles rode right into amusement park and free admission to rides were part of event.


    Oldest Rider at Americade - 93 years old and he rode to rally!


    Love springs eternal! Marriage proposal made and accepted.


    Group ready to set off on covered bridge tour through Vermont.


    New York State Trooper gave a riding demonstration and then a free riding academy with critiques and suggestions for improvement.

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