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Vermont Ride/Johnny A. Concert Pictures, Part I

Friday Evening:

VTstromK5 and I met at Hooters in Burlington, VT late Friday afternoon. It was a 230 mile ride-to-the-ride for me. Delightful place, Hooters. First time trip for me. Lola the waitress kept the root beer flowing. Shoulda gone out to the bike for the camera. One of life's small regrets...

Jackpiner57 missed our Hooters supper and met us at Grand Isle State Park at sundown. We eventually settled in for the night after the twelve minute rainstorm started, and the volunteer ranger told us to shut up.

Saturday:

We rode north on Grand Isle and Isle la Motte eventually crossing the bridge into New York state at Rouses Point, near the Canadian border.

The day was in the mid 60's and there were not many picture stops. This is what I managed to get.



VTstromK5 and Jackpiner57







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We rode west to Malone and then down Route 30 (a designated U.S. Scenic Bypass) to Tupper Lake where we met Joyous7, the fourth member of our Saturday evening concert ride.

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Vermont Ride/Johnny A. Concert Pictures, Part 2

To make the concert on time, the route to South Burlington included the Grand Isle ferry from Plattsburgh to Gordon Landing, VT. This was a rare opportunity to get pictures. The ferry runs every 20 minutes and transport for bike and rider costs $5.50.



Joyous7, VTstromK5, and Jackpiner57 talking with a couple on an FJR



Joy, black and blue couple, Jack and Tom. The FJR rider trains cops on Harleys. It's a five day course.




Lake Champlain images from the Grand Isle ferry:









Jen Murzda was the opening act for Johnny A. and she's a delightful singer/songwriter. Very rhythmic.

Johnny A. is the best of every guitar player I've ever liked, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Richie Blackmore, Pat Metheny, and a touch of Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Robin Trower, and a few others.

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Sunday, July 1 campsite - early riser pictures

The ride continued today, with different riders. Jackpiner57 and I headed southeast to our respective abodes, splitting up just south of Montpelier, VT.

They'll surely be more pictures added from the rest of the group...






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Looks like you guys had great time, Tom. The weather down here was great for riding (cool and a bit crisp). Great pics from the ferry, too!


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Vermont Ride/Johnny A. Concert Pictures, Part 3

A few more pixtures:

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Joyous7 and VTstromK5



Picture of the picture taker, Jackpiner57


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Talking We took some roads less traveled

Hello all! I have photos uploading to PhotoBucket at this moment and will put together some of the all time best photos I've ever gotten Away with taking:mrgreen: (Please note if I succumb to an UNTIMELY demise Please request that the M.E. Check under My tounge for a Needle track ) Seriously tho! I Had the best Vacation I've had in a decade. So thanks go out to Jackpiner57 & Keith Falkner for touring with me on mon. & tues. To tmcgee, & Tom for following me thru to Tupper Lake & Back redant & Anne, Gary, Joyous7,Flakker,for allowing me to guide 'em thru the (IMNHO) Best roads in Vermont on Sunday!
Most Importantly to jackpiner57 for comming up with the Idea of this trip!!!! You Rock !!!

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Hello heres my Newest entry's
Moonrise over the Bay.


Summer on the Lake.


Joyous7 & jackpiner57 checking over her Wee prior to heading out .



New Camping Gear Gets checked over prior to use! ( out of focus due to Laughing)



Quick stop for refreshments & AA batteries.


Stowe Village covered Walk bridge...


Dinner @ the Dam Dinner.

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Talk about a small world..........These folks go to a concert up in Vermont where Jen Murzda was performing.......Jen's partner, Angela, seeing the motorcycle garb asks what kind of bikes they are riding.........Upon being told V Strom's, Angela offers that her father rides a V Strom....These folks say "Hey, we know your father!"....That father would be me!........

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Talk about a small world..........These folks go to a concert up in Vermont where Jen Murzda was performing.......Jen's partner, Angela, seeing the motorcycle garb asks what kind of bikes they are riding.........Upon being told V Strom's, Angela offers that her father rides a V Strom....These folks say "Hey, we know your father!"....That father would be me!........

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Hey Roy , sorry You couldn't make it up. Great concert !! and we had a great time Riding onSaturday & Sunday!!

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We joined up with the group after the concert. Well really we took over there campsite while they went out on the town. :rolleyes:

My plan was to leach onto whatever the best ride out on Sunday was. That plan worked perfectly :mrgreen:

Tucker, Gary, Anne and I followed Jack over what I agree are the best roads I've seen in VT. Tom and Jack have requested track log and mine is available here:
http://www.sr.unh.edu/~rea/stromtroo...y/SmugglersVT/

I'm not sure I like this new Google feature of posting the "top speed" for each track leg.

I didn't take very many pictures this trip but eventually a few may find there way into that directory too.

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