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post #1 of 12 Old 06-12-2010, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Question for you New Englanders

Headed up to Adirondack park, Vermont and New Hampshire the first week of July.
What would you suggest regular type 3/4 jacket with vents or a full mesh jacket. Suggestions for rides and places to see in the area welcome too.
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Weather up her fluctuates a lot up here. If you have some type of 3 season jacket may be best. What times of day do you plan to ride and which sections of NH? Northern areas tend to be cooler. We have already had one week with temps in the upper 80's to 90 but that is unusual. Your best bet would be to check the extended forecast a day or two before you leave.

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Headed up to Adirondack park, Vermont and New Hampshire the first week of July.
What would you suggest regular type 3/4 jacket with vents or a full mesh jacket. Suggestions for rides and places to see in the area welcome too.
I have an Olympia AST (3/4 jacket) and AirGlide (short mesh).

When I travel this time of year I usually bring the AirGlide, either quilted or light liner, and a rain suit. I don't usually bring the quilted liners for the pants, but do have sweat pants to wear if it's cool.

Earlier and later in the season, I'd take the AST. The reason I prefer it then is that it has a waterproof shell so I don't need the rain top. It has pocket and sleeve vents so it's pretty comfortable up to 80 or so. The AirGlide is generally a cooler jacket.

I've switched to a lot more "performance" materials for under layers. They wick moisture better and are easier to keep clean and dry. A cotton tshirt and jeans can stay wet for 3 days, once you get them wet. I have a long sleeve tshirt that will be dry from the spin cycle of the washer. The stuff can be expensive - $15-30 for an undershirt - but they really work.

There's an old saying that there are two seasons in New England: July, and Winter. But while you'll have some cool mornings for sure, you are just as likely to get a string of spectacular days - sunny skies, highs in the high 70's to low 80's, and low humidity.

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What would you suggest regular type 3/4 jacket with vents or a full mesh jacket. Suggestions for rides and places to see in the area welcome too.
Bring your 3 season jacket and pack the liner. If you still have room for the mesh, bring it too.

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Thanks guys,
What makes it hard for me is I'll be coming from VA so its going to be hot and humid here, and I don't want to melt before I get up north. I have a Tourmaster Transitions 2 jacket that I wear spring/fall and a First Gear 3/4 mesh for summer around here. Bottom part is not a problem pretty sure I'll wear my Olympia airglide mesh pants. Planning on having some layers to put on too.

I'll be staying for about 3 or 4 days with my sister and her family at a cabin at Lake Dunmore a little east of Middlebury VT. I'll be taking day trips from there, hope to get over to NH and up Mount Washington. Been to VT for a week in late August with my family a few years ago weather was cool and rainy at times but wonderful at others but I wasn't on the bike and didn't think about it to much.

This is my first long motorcycle trip been mostly long weekends around here. I'm really looking forward to this trip. I plan on taking 3 days to get to Vermont staying off the main highways and Interstates as much as possible and camping on the way up and back.

So keep the any advice on gear and travels coming

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My favorite road in New England is Rte. 17 in VT. You can pick it up from the NY border and it connects to rte 100, another very good road, it puts you pretty close to Middlebury. The best part of 17 is through Camel Hump Park, if you like tight, twisty roads it doesn't get better than this in New England. VT, NH, and western MA is all pretty good. You may want to take rte 112 across NH to Mount Washington, it's pretty good. I say pretty good because I spent a week in your neck of the woods, VA, WV, NC, TN, Deals Gap, and the roads were spectacular, nothing like them up here. Also your roads are so smooth, we have harsh winters that beats things up. As far as what I wear, I always pack more clothes than I think I'll need, and 40% of the time I use it. Temperatures change hourly and with elevation. My buddy has an Olympia AST (ATS?) three season jacket that he wears all year. Have a great trip!

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What makes it hard for me is I'll be coming from VA so its going to be hot and humid here, and I don't want to melt before I get up north. I have a Tourmaster Transitions 2 jacket that I wear spring/fall and a First Gear 3/4 mesh for summer around here.
We don't usually get quite quite as humid here, but it can still be killer. As you know the Tourmaster is impossible to wear when it gets like that.

I guess the real answer is that you might need mesh during the day, but the Transitions will prolly be needed early and late.

Since you're staying with someone, wear the mesh and ship the Transitions, or vice-versa.

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You'll wish you had both jackets before you are done ..unless you bring them..then the mesh with an occasional shell will be great and the weather will be perfect.

The roads mentioned while you are staying on Lake Dunmore are all good choices and someplace around here you'll find a map of the Gap routes. There are seven different ones in very close proximity but most people only ride six of them for some reason.

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If it gets cold, I just put the rain jacket over the mesh jacket. But as mentioned, I've found paying attention to underlayers makes a big difference in dealing with the temperature extremes.

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