Category Archives: On The Road

2014 Nutmeg 400-Ride Report

I rode up to the check-in point just outside of Hartford, CT (the Nutmeg State), at the newest location for the great Max BMW dealership.  I got up there about 3pm, a traffic-filled 2.5 hours north of Manhattan, but only … Continue reading

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2014 Nutmeg 400

I just registered for this year’s Nutmeg 400.  Here is last year’s ride report.  This year the homebase is in a new, 4th MAX BMW location a little north of last year in South Windsor, CT.  I will go up … Continue reading

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Final day-

1,756 miles over 3 days, but lots of fun.  Today was slab from pre-dawn to sunset, 610 miles.  Only 1 road, Route 81-78, all the way to NYC. 

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Day 2:

We got rolling a little bit late, about 8:30, and didn’t arrive at the Dragon until about 12:15.  We pulled into the Deal’s Gap motorcycle resort and picked up our obligatory stickers, patches, and pins.  Since we hadn’t eaten since … Continue reading

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Day 1:

The four of us made an early start out of Manhattan, Queens, & Long Island.  I left at 4:30 and we met in Jersey City at a gas station just outside the Holland Tunnel around 5.  The ride in the … Continue reading

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Skyline Drive added to itinerary!

Skyline Dr parallels Rt81 about 11 miles east so we will take it in one of our directions, probably on the way home.  It does add about 2 hours on to the total making for a likely 14 hour day … Continue reading

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Slab riding-

Slab riding- While slab riding is typically reserved for ‘getting there’ or ‘getting home’ and is the case for us this time as well, if you’re in unfamiliar parts, you can try to turn into a somewhat more interesting experience.  … Continue reading

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The Route

Our route with stops: Here is the key part of the trip, the 120 miles of the Dragon and Cherohala Skyway:

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Winchester Motosports

In case you didn’t read this entry from my 1st Tail trip last year, Winchester Motosports did me a solid out on the road. We will be going right by there in the morning on Sept 25. I may stop … Continue reading

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Return to The Dragon

Last September 27, a buddy and I took off for legendary biking destination The Tail of the Dragon in Tennessee: http://www.skylinedr.wordpress.com Our friend Frenchy just called for an impromptu Dragon run over 3 days, 9/23-9/25. That’s 600 miles/10 hrs hiway … Continue reading

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