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    Vermont Ride

    Greetings All !

    We're planning a tour through NY and some of VT. I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on VT Highway 12 & 12A from Montpelier to Bethel ? We'd be riding two-up. I used to live in Northfield for a litttle bit back in the very early 1980s so I was curious to see how things have changed.

    Right now, the VT plan is to ride the north ferry from Plattsburgh to Burlington, north on I-89 to VT104/104A to VT15 to VT100 near Morristown. Continue Hwy 100 to Killington, then RT4 back into NY.

    We have one rider that's rather inexperienced at two-up.
    JD Watson
    2004 R1150RT
    "Too much of a good thing is not enough..."

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    Rally Rat PAULBACH's Avatar
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    Dec 2005
    Ballston Spa, NY; South of the Adirondacks, North of the Catskills and West of The Berkshires and Green Mountains
    Route looks just fine. All roads in Vermont are scenic and the gas is the cheapest in New England.

    When will you bed in Vermont because ...

    Green Mountain Rally
    September 12-14, 2008
    Camp Silver Towers off the Middlebury Gap Road (Rt 125)
    Ripton, VT

    Would love to have you there.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    We're head up that way 9-Oct thru 11-Oct. Looks like we'll the Rally. I'll have to mention it to the group for planning next year.
    JD Watson
    2004 R1150RT
    "Too much of a good thing is not enough..."

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    Both 12 and 12A are scenic, but a bit rough. I'd say 12A is a little worse. Rt. 14 on the other side of 89 is probably the smoothest of the three, but of course won't take you through Northfied. Hope you have better weather than today!

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    Thanks !

    My memories of 12/12A, they are paved goat paths along the river. Scenic but lots of off cambered curves and drop-offs without guard rails, if things haven't changed much.

    I appreciate the feedback.
    JD Watson
    2004 R1150RT
    "Too much of a good thing is not enough..."

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    Rally Rat
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    Dec 2007
    Oakville, Ontario, Canada

    Vermont ride

    The latest issue of Rider magazine has a route that may interest you

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    I'll pick it up ! Thanks !
    JD Watson
    2004 R1150RT
    "Too much of a good thing is not enough..."

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    smasher Josh's Avatar
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    Mar 2003
    Latham, NY
    You might want to include the new MOA event at Hunter Mountain, in the Catskill Mountains of New York, during the first weekend of October.


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    Registered User MonkeyBoy's Avatar
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    Dec 2006
    Burlington, Vermont
    Sounds like a great route, you'll be going by Emerson Motor Works in Rocheter, VT on Rte 100, if you like cool airhead beemers it's definitely worth a stop by.

    If you need any advice on the Burlington area; where to sleep, eat, etc. let me know

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