OK, I take back most of the nasty things I've said about New York in my life.
(Except for the despicable-ness of the Yankees, and the horrible-ness of NYC.)
I found a really nice place to ride over Columbus Day weekend in the Adirondacks.
Fellow Stromtrooper Andy (riding his '74 CB750), myself and my friend Chris on a Shadow Sabre headed out from Boston at mid-morning on the Friday of Columbus Day weekend.
Our destination was Clemons, NY- midway between Whitehall and Ticonderoga.
Rte.2 to Orange, then 78 to NH, we eventually made our way to Rt.9 in Vermont.
Along the way, we found some dirt roads to try out, and typical Vermont villages.
We pushed on thru the day, and arrived at our rented cabin just before dark.
The next morning, we headed first, for Ticonderoga, then it would be onward to Lake Placid where I was to meet a couple guys from Montreal that I had met when coming back from my trip to the James Bay over the summer.
After a very inexpensive breakfast in Ti, we asked a local Harley rider for the "best" route to the town of Saranac, where we were to meet my canadian friends. The Harley rider pointed us toward C.R. 7, which was an awesome motorcycle road! No traffic, twisty turny rural roads, passing over causeways crossing lakes, and countless scenic vistas.
We missed my friends in Saranac, but headed down toward Lake Placid. Our new plan was to meet at Mount Whiteface and ride the Veteran's Memorial toll road up to the castle at the summit. The tollbooth lady warned us that the temps at the top were about 25 degrees a few hours earlier, and since dusk was approaching, would likely drop.
The rocks at the summit parking area were covered in icicles. There are two ways to the summit, walk from the parking area, or go thru a 400 foot long tunnel carved into the mountain to a 200 foot elevator. Chris and Chris took the tunnel, while Andy and the Canadians took the walk.