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03-11-2008 07:50 PM
Heavy
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Originally Posted by PEIKIM View Post
....down home hospilitality.
I've experienced Eastern Canadian hospitality before...its certainly worth the drive!
03-11-2008 07:29 PM
PEIKIM Well to all I thank you very much. The directions, maps, offers, and advice for my trip is nothing less that spectacular. Again, thank you all.

To Jstrom....glad to hear that you have had the opportunity ot visit our beautiful Isle. I've probably had a coffee with you cousin at Tim on a Sunday morning. I'm in Charlottetown and we usually make a Sunday moring ride to Montague for a Double Double and chat with other bikers. No doubt our paths have crossed.

If any of you guys/gals ever get to PEI make sure you give me a heads up. More than glad to give you a tour and some down home hospilitality.
03-10-2008 09:53 PM
Jstrom
Whoops!

That was supposed to read PEI. My typing ain't what it used to be. Anyhow, your welcome to visit and the Island is so small we probably have mutual aquaintences. My cousin Carl lives in Montague and rides a Harley.
03-10-2008 09:47 PM
Jstrom
US route

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Originally Posted by PEIKIM View Post
You're absolutely correct JStrom....I'm thinking that the US route would be a blast for my route home. A little of both as you say!! Always like to pay a visit to our Southern neighbours. Planning to make the run in the latter part of August, first of Sept so the weather should be AOK.
If you find yourself lost in WNY after crossing the Peace Bridge and are anywhere near HWY's 16 and 417 look me up. My mother was from PIE, Lower Montague, and I spent many an enjoyable summer vacation there when my dad was in the RCN based out of Halifax. Our spare room is comfy and the area is great to ride on a bike.
03-10-2008 05:41 PM
mikestrom
if your in the Kingston area

Hello .

if your in the kingston area . look me up .
i'm just off hyw 33 ( aka Bath road ).
there some nice areas around here

Mike
03-10-2008 01:44 PM
The Shepherd I've rode through Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York as well while going out east. It was a very enjoyable ride. If you're not scared of heights and it is a nice day out, take a ride up Mt. Washington in NH as well. It was worth the time to go up to the top.
03-10-2008 12:04 PM
V-Tom Let me know when you are going! Looks like a great ride!

..Tom

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Originally Posted by Heavy View Post
I did that route a few years ago and, if I may suggest, going through The States is a very nice ride. Lots of quieter, secondary roads and you get to ride through a few different mountain ranges. Be sure to take the ferry across Lake Champlain so you can view the Vermont mountains behind you and the New York mountains in front. Then be sure to ride through the Adirondack Park. I'm hoping to retrace that journey again before too long.

http://tinyurl.com/2lhprr
03-09-2008 07:47 PM
Heavy I did that route a few years ago and, if I may suggest, going through The States is a very nice ride. Lots of quieter, secondary roads and you get to ride through a few different mountain ranges. Be sure to take the ferry across Lake Champlain so you can view the Vermont mountains behind you and the New York mountains in front. Then be sure to ride through the Adirondack Park. I'm hoping to retrace that journey again before too long.

http://tinyurl.com/2lhprr


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Originally Posted by PEIKIM View Post
Planning to travel from PEI to Toronto to visit my Son late this summer. Do not want to travel the main highway for obvious reasons and would like to take an alternate scenic route when I hit the Quebec border.

Planning to camp along the way, have loads of time and would consider travelling in the US if the roads are worth it. Anyone out there in Strom world have any suggestions.
03-09-2008 07:37 PM
Heavy Tom, I rode that route last year on my way to/from Quebec. Very enjoyable but he's probably better off coming across the States.

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Originally Posted by V-Tom View Post
If you have lots of time and don't mind running some extra mileage here is an entertaining section you might add to your route.

http://tinyurl.com/2spjjq

I have not run the road that leads up to Calaboogie although it looks interesting. I have run the direct route from Ottawa to Calaboogie and it is fairly boring. The road from Calaboogie is pretty entertaining

From the end of this segment there are a lot of ways to get to Toronto. Most are fairly boring but you can get fairly close to the outskirts of Toronto without getting into heavy traffic or using the 400 series highways.

..Tom
03-09-2008 06:56 PM
Keith Falkner
Some thoughts about your route.

PEIKIM,

Here are two important things to do to prepare for visiting Vermont.

(1) Put 4 square inches of reflective tape on the left and the same on the right side of your helmet. I understand Vermont's law requires that.

(2) Make contact with Jackpiner57 of New England, and have a meal and a ride with him and whoever else shows up. He suggested a restaurant in the capital, Montepelier. It was a fine break from riding, then a fine ride.

Montpelier is West of Jackpiner57's home, so this plan works best on your eastbound journey, but a restaurant in Lancaster NH would work if you meet up with him while westbound. I found him and another fellow to be excellent company.

Highways in New England:

US2 is great. I used it a whole bunch, in both directions. If you go west on it, leave it about an hour before crossing at Cornwall Ontario. US2 through Lake Champlain is really fun, with plenty of curves and scenery.

Me-6 and ME-9 are fine ways to cross Maine. The road from Fredericton to Macadam and then ME-6 was very pleasant. ME-6 has wide shoulders that may give you plenty of time to see and avoid deer. ME-9 is busier and has more towns. The crossing from St Stephen NB to Calais ME is cordial.

Thoughts about Ontario:

Take a break from 401 and use the parkway east of Kingston and highway 33 west of Kingston. There is a free ferry west of Napanee, so bring along a couple of ratchet-straps, which will only be necessary if wind is high.

If you go through Wellington Ont, stop and salute the flag of Newfoundland at the tall white house with the green roof. You can say hello to Eric if you get a chance - he is from Cornerbrook.

If your plans include Ottawa, let them also include highway 7. Parts of it may have new names nowadays, but it's still fun to ride.

I am sure other Ontario riders will have suggestions for you. I understand that some of them eat donuts, even if they are not LEOs.

Best of luck, and I hope to ride with you while you are in Ontario.

Keith
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