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Is there anyone from Maine ( or someone who has the experience ) that can give me some info on dual sport riding on the many miles of logging roads. I might like to do a little exploring on the V-Strom. I have been all over Maine on the pavement but never inquired about the hundreds of miles of interior roads that the public seldom sees. I know they are all owned by lumber companies but I think they will let people use them. Thanks.
 

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There's a whole lot of discussion about this on ADVrider. Use search. Essentially, all of the logging roads are off limits.
 

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tmcgee, thanks for that reminder about ADV riders, I forgot that one.
tnkrplt, thanks also for those good links. I didn't think the roads being used actively would be open, but the older abandoned roads. I'd like to ride from Rangely to Jackman via dirt someday.
 

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Ride West from Rangeley on RT 4-16 until you come to the Morton Cutoff Road. Head North until it intersects with the Lincoln Pond Road. Follow that Northeast, it will merge into the Tim Pond Road. You will come out on Rt 27 in Eustis just North of Cathedral Pines Campground. Head North on 27 until the Gold Brook Road. Head North on the Gold Brook Road and you will then hit the Spencer Road. Follow the Spencer Road East until you hit RT 201. Ride into Jackman.

NOTES: Use Delorme's Maine Gazetteer for info. There is not a better map around. Their software is not too bad, but their paper maps, specifically for Maine are outstanding. You will need a GPS. DO NOT try this without one! (I know this from personal experience......). The Lincoln Pond Road is marked for Non-motorcycle use. Ride as if you have experience, that you are lost and smile and wave to people you see. You will be okay. There is a campground at the Southern tip of Aziscohos Lake named Black Brook Cove Campground. They have remote tent sites with outhouses if you want to go that route. This campground is located right at the beginning of the Lincoln Pond Road.

Again, you WILL need to use a GPS to do this.

Good luck!
 

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Black Lab, thanks for that info, I just printed it out and will keep it for when I get to Maine. tmcgee, thanks again for the info on how to serach the ADVrider link, I plan on spending a bit of time doing that.
 

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Delorme Map Pages 28, 29, 39.

There is quite a bit of riding that can be done in these parts. You could also include Canada as well. Leave Maine at Corbin Gore, (Rt 27 changes to RT 161 in CA.), and ride some pretty rural stuff North to Armstrong, CA then drop back down into Maine via Jackman. I'm looking at the roads right now using Delorme's software.

If you can remember, send me a PM when you are close to your arrival dates. If I am around, and you wouldn't mind the extra company, I would like to join you.
 

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Blacklab, thanks for the invite. If I have a definite date I will PM you. Wife and I sometimes do things on the spur. I don't want to tell someone something and then not show the day before. However, if our plans look concrete I will take you up on your offer, nice to have a few bikes along. If one of us hits a moose we can dress it and pack it out with more wheels.
 

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My bike and I usually eat any moose the we hit, right on the spot. Just too much to haul out of the woods.

I understand about spur of the moment plans. I usually ride alone for the freedom of changing my plans at my whim and not being married to someone else's schedule.

If you are interested in military history, there is a B-17 crash site memorial off of the Morton Cutoff Road. I stumbled acrossed it during my ride there last summer. Here is a link to ADVRider that explains more of the area and a little about the crash site, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=255259
 

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I'll check out the B-17 crash. I hiked to the B-52 crash on Elephant mtn. near Greenville a few years back, it was an awesome sight, even 40 years after the crash.
 
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