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What would it be, what could we look for if we're passing through in your area?

And for those in a province or country, what would yours be?

Here's my current favorite... Highway 149, starting from just west of Gunnison, to its termination at South Fork and highway 160. 113 miles of lonely, curvy, sweeping, H-D bliss. It ascends and descends two mountain passes. It snakes along two whitewater rivers, including the headwaters of the Rio Grande. It passes through two historic towns, including Lake City near where Alferd Packer snacked on his buddies when marooned by deep snow one nasty winter.

Every state, every area, has its riding gems. I got a kick out of the grand sweeping and fertile views of Kansas while riding east last July, the manicured towns of Illinois, the lonely reservoirs of eastern Oklahoma, the Kentucky horse country, and much more.

Highway 149. It doesn't have the publicity of some of the more popular routes in the state. This is a good thing :). Ride it if ever in the area.
 

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I'm trying to figure out how to post from google maps or map source. Any help?
Save as Attachment, add to photo album, post like a pic.
 

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Or specifically with Google Maps, you can link directly to the page. There's a link highlite in the top right of the map. Where it says, "Link to this page"...........

Here's Valley Forge State Park, In Valley Forge, PA, near Philadelphia.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=valley+forge+pa&ie=UTF8&ll=40.129541,-75.456848&spn=0.070875,0.173035&z=12&iwloc=addr&om=0

Here's another map: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/national_parks/valley_forge_map.jpg

Gettysburg is another good ride to go through on a bike.

Pocono Mountains, Lehigh River Gap, Jim Thorpe......
 

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To date this is the prettiest ride I know. I'm sure the more miles I log more will come. It is around Seneca Lake in New York. Lodi, will a tiny little place has vistas that are just gorgeous. Watkins Glen is an interesting place to check out along the way. FYI: Keith Code holds a track school down there.


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Keith Code is the man.......:D I recommend reading "Twist of the Wrist" (Keith Code wrote it) to anyone who rides a motorcycle, sportbike or cruiser. Great information.

A friend of mine lives about 45 minutes from Watkins Glen. (Elmira, NY). I'm only 3 hours from there. That's another infamous track. Mid-Ohio is another.....:p The area around Watkins Glen is a terrific place to ride, with scenic views and wineries all over the place....
 

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Keith Code is the man.......:D I recommend reading "Twist of the Wrist" (Keith Code wrote it) to anyone who rides a motorcycle, sportbike or cruiser. Great information...
Twist of the Wrist is my motorcycle read for the off season this year.
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A friend of mine lives about 45 minutes from Watkins Glen. (Elmira, NY). I'm only 3 hours from there. That's another infamous track. Mid-Ohio is another.....:p The area around Watkins Glen is a terrific place to ride, with scenic views and wineries all over the place....
More and more wineries keep popping up as the days go by! Much money has been poured into the area recently than ever.
 

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Or specifically with Google Maps, you can link directly to the page. There's a link highlite in the top right of the map. Where it says, "Link to this page"...........

Here's Valley Forge State Park, In Valley Forge, PA, near Philadelphia.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=valley+forge+pa&ie=UTF8&ll=40.129541,-75.456848&spn=0.070875,0.173035&z=12&iwloc=addr&om=0

Here's another map: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/national_parks/valley_forge_map.jpg

Gettysburg is another good ride to go through on a bike.

Pocono Mountains, Lehigh River Gap, Jim Thorpe......
Dave... Have a son who is a year away from being a history teacher. One of our ideas is to ride during the summertime to historical places, where he will take photos and videos, bringing them back to the class, building a library of content over time, supplementing the textbooks and bringing a personal p-o-v. You're near ground zero of some places we want to see, including Gettysburg.
 

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To date this is the prettiest ride I know. I'm sure the more miles I log more will come. It is around Seneca Lake in New York. Lodi, will a tiny little place has vistas that are just gorgeous. Watkins Glen is an interesting place to check out along the way. FYI: Keith Code holds a track school down there.


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Lil, That looks like the Finger Lakes area. I've only seen it from the air! Have friends in Buffalo I want to see someday and heading east through Seneca Lake area is in the plans.
 

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Dave... Have a son who is a year away from being a history teacher. One of our ideas is to ride during the summertime to historical places, where he will take photos and videos, bringing them back to the class, building a library of content over time, supplementing the textbooks and bringing a personal p-o-v. You're near ground zero of some places we want to see, including Gettysburg.
Let me know when you're going to do this. I can either meet up with you, or at least give you an idea of where to ride/see to make it worth your while.

Don't count out the Jim Thorpe area, which is where the movie "The Molly Maguires" was made about, depicting Asa Packer and the coal mines the Irish worked in, in Carbon County, PA. I live 10 minutes from Mauch Chunk, now called Jim Thorpe, PA, (After the athlete) and the scenic views there are amazing.

History:
http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/not_guilty/molly_maguires/index.html

Movie:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066090/
 

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Let me know when you're going to do this. I can either meet up with you, or at least give you an idea of where to ride/see to make it worth your while.

Don't count out the Jim Thorpe area, which is where the movie "The Molly Maguires" was made about, depicting Asa Packer and the coal mines the Irish worked in, in Carbon County, PA. I live 10 minutes from Mauch Chunk, now called Jim Thorpe, PA, (After the athlete) and the scenic views there are amazing.

History:
http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/not_guilty/molly_maguires/index.html

Movie:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066090/
Jim Thorpe is a very nice town indeed! I've been there several times. I took that old railway ride once, very nice.

To date this is the prettiest ride I know. I'm sure the more miles I log more will come. It is around Seneca Lake in New York. Lodi, will a tiny little place has vistas that are just gorgeous. Watkins Glen is an interesting place to check out along the way. FYI: Keith Code holds a track school down there.


The image shows larger & more clearly here: http://www.harley-davidsonforums.com/gallery/files/262-around-the-lake_original.jpg
Lil I took part of your route on my Niagra Falls trip last year and can attest to the awe inspiring beauty. Nice choice!
 

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Let me know when you're going to do this. I can either meet up with you, or at least give you an idea of where to ride/see to make it worth your while.

Don't count out the Jim Thorpe area, which is where the movie "The Molly Maguires" was made about, depicting Asa Packer and the coal mines the Irish worked in, in Carbon County, PA. I live 10 minutes from Mauch Chunk, now called Jim Thorpe, PA, (After the athlete) and the scenic views there are amazing.

History:
http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/not_guilty/molly_maguires/index.html

Movie:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066090/
Well, PA is a great state... and personally, special. Back in the early 80's I was assigned to our Pittsburgh office. I met my wife and there and was married there. Was able to travel much of western PA for work. Beautiful. Seeing eastern PA and points north/east is on the to-do list.
 
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