Adam and I did this trip end of Sept 2012. This doesn’t account for any of the backroads we took. But it gives an overall idea of the locations we hit.
FYI – I’ll have all my real photos up in a few days. So, check back for them. Overall, we both had an amazing, great time. – no major break-downs – no crashes – no fights – no breaking bottles behind gas stations – no bears or moose… wtf – saw 1 car crash which […]
Started out as an easy day riding. We climbed bear mountain in NY which was cool. Then headed home. About 50 miles north of Philly I got a flat front tire. Shit. So… We sat in a gas station and had a nice gas station dinner… Then I filled the tube with green slime which […]
Woke up to somewhat heavy rain and put the rain suit on and packed up camp. We headed down the road and got a great diner breakfast at a place called Country Girl Diner. The owner was nice and even packed us cookies to go for our wet ride ahead of us… 200 miles in […]
Ten reasons I’ll never come back to Albany: 1) it’s colder than Philly 2) no one lives downtown. Deserted city. 3) people look / act like mutants 4) everyone is fat 5) no motorcycle scene here 6) zero attractive girls… Unless you like fat chicks 7) no good food / restaurants 8) no good colleges […]
– after seeing too many homeless people we left Portland – headed to mt. Washington – climbed it like champs – kinda a big workout for an old bike – cold as shit at the summit. 30 degrees – headed to George’s land in s.e. Vermont – you know George… Burly guy with the cb500 […]
Last night in Portland. Our friend Adrienne is cooking dinner so we picked up some local beer by Ship Yard and Long Trail and carefully tied it to the Z1 rack. Earlier we toured the Allagash brewery and got slightly day drunk. Good tour and beers made for a slightly hazy day. Stopped by a […]
We are staying with our good friends Mick and Adrienne. Mick works as a chef at one of Portland most popular restaurants. It’s an oyster place called Eventide. Mick hooked up the dinner and we got try a bunch of seafood stuff I’ve never heard of before. The z1 clutch cable is about to snap. […]
Last day in Acadia. So many things to do there and not enough time. One of the best parks I’ve been too on the east coast. We rode the scenic park loop (photo) and made it to the top of Cadillac mountain before taking off for Portland, Maine. We’ll be staying there with some good […]
Spent the day exploring Acadia. We finally got some great weather so we took full advantage of it. We did a short hike in the morning and then spent the rest of the day exploring the island on the cycles and enjoying the twisty roads. One of the many awesome views of the day.
Weather has been shit. Off and on rain that has kept us wet and off the cycles. While hiding out from the rain in the park visitor center we ended up talking to one of the younger park rangers (most of them were super old). She gave us a bunch of cool things to check […]
Lame day. We woke up on moosehead lake. Cold as shit. In the 30’s at night. Spent most of the day in Greenville, ME. Changed z1 oil. Lubed our chains. Had a shitty breakfast. Talked to some random dude who, him and his dad both have z1’s and said they’ve done 140mph on them. The […]
Camped out in St Georges, Quebec last night. There was a strip club within view of our campsite so obviously if you know Ed we had to go for at least a beer. Strangest, creepiest strip club that was more like a shed with some French hookers. Not a trip highlight. Ended the night hanging […]
Fuck rain. Quebec city is pretty dope but the rain killed it. Recap includes: – swam in the hotel pool with a dozen old French fat people. It was super weird. – our hotel bathroom had a ton of these great rags to clean our motorcycles with. – found zero good bars downtown. Zero. – […]
We got an early start and got through customs and blasted into Canada. Customs lady was lame. We’ll see how it is crossing back into the states in a few days. Today sucked on the cycles. We hightailed it to Quebec City with a big storm that we tried to stay ahead of all day. […]
Woke up on lake champlain this morning. Burlington VT was so amazing so we decided stayed another full day and just hangout. Tons of babes. We people watched around town and then headed to north beach. Hung out on the beach, chilled in the sun, and finished off our whiskey. Weather was beyond amazing with […]
Woke up on the farm in New York and collected fresh eggs from the chicken coop to make the best breakfast. We decided to head up along lake George towards Burlington. A missed turn along the way put us on some of the best roads yet all through pine forests with no other cars on […]
We left Allentown area and made our way to the Delaware water gap state park which had amazing roads. Then we headed north to Albany which is a dead city. The cool section of the city is called Lark st. area. A street festival was ironically going on so we people watched for a while. […]
We made it up to Bethlehem area and camped on a friends land. Met up with Mr. B and went to a weird barn party / music show thing. On our way to the Adirandacks in upstate NY now.
Published - Feb 10, 2011
So I’ve been working away on my cb500. I got it back in November and at that point it had been sitting for 22 years. After a bunch of work I got it running, what a great feeling to fire up a bike after it hasn’t seen action for that long! Here is everything I […]