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Offline Landon

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STAR routes
« on: February 15, 2016, 10:35:14 AM »
I know STAR is still several months away, but I was wondering if/when some daily ride routes might be posted. I'm planning to do some riding after STAR and would like to figure out what/where I might be riding during STAR so I can determine what I might want to add to my riding plans after STAR.

As an example, I would like to go to Mt. Washington, NH during my trip and its within reach of a route from Stratton. If its included in a planned route at STAR then I can skip it on my way to Maine after STAR.
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Re: STAR routes
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 12:13:44 PM »
I second this request for the same reasons. The sooner the better as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: STAR routes
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 04:47:31 PM »
I know STAR is still several months away, but I was wondering if/when some daily ride routes might be posted. I'm planning to do some riding after STAR and would like to figure out what/where I might be riding during STAR so I can determine what I might want to add to my riding plans after STAR.

As an example, I would like to go to Mt. Washington, NH during my trip and its within reach of a route from Stratton. If its included in a planned route at STAR then I can skip it on my way to Maine after STAR.

MT Washington is well worth the trip for sure but don't be surprised if the weather is perfect in the valley and they turn you around or not let you start up.  There is some wild weather on top of that bump! I got lucky and went on a perfect day at the top where you could see 5 states (if memory servers) and just a breeze.  It's not like that very often.   :-\
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Re: STAR routes
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2016, 05:08:14 PM »
I went to Mt Washington in late summer 2015 and was lucky enough to get there on one of those perfect days. Apparently the closed the road the day prior. Also, check the maps close, I believe Mt Washington from Stratton would be a really long day. I think 4 hours one way is the quickest route with no stops.
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Re: STAR routes
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2016, 07:57:29 PM »
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Re: STAR routes
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2016, 12:26:05 PM »
You guys are probably right, looks like it would be a long day to make it to Mt. Washington and is probably just to far for a rally route.
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Re: STAR routes
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2016, 07:26:26 PM »
We have members in that area that "might" be planning on leading a ride to Mt Washington. It would be a full day and it could all be for naught if you get there and the road is closed. But you won't know if you don't try.
Even if no one "leads" a ride, I believe our members could figure out how to get there and back by looking at a map.

Stay tuned for more Mt Washington info.
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Re: STAR routes
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2016, 08:14:04 PM »
[...STAR is still several months away, but I was wondering if/when some daily ride routes might be posted...]

This is way, way early to expect STAR routes; especially since it's an area that we've never used previously. 

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Re: STAR routes
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2016, 12:08:29 AM »
Mount Washington's weather observatory has a great website with current information and forecasts to facilitate planning.

   https://www.mountwashington.org/experience-the-weather/higher-summit-forecast.aspx

In 2013 I visited the entrance and was not allowed to ride up on a motorcycle due to high winds. I checked into a motel and checked the forecast for the next day, Sunday. It looked positive and I was indeed able to make the trip to the top, although the summit was in the clouds. Even so it was worth the effort.

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Re: STAR routes
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2016, 07:13:58 AM »
When we rode to Newfoundland in 2014, we stopped at Mt Washington, and it looked like a perfect day to do it...We were stopped at the gate because there was a bicycle race on that road.  We tried it again on our way back.  Again it looked to be a perfect day.  This time it was closed again as there was a car race on that road!  We were extremely pi$$ed.  Not sure where you might be able to find info on those events.  Its a congested area too with high tourism, so traffic is an issue.

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Re: STAR routes
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2016, 11:13:02 AM »
At the STAR,  there will be a ride to Mount Washington organised on Monday and Wednesday.

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Re: STAR routes
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2016, 11:18:58 AM »
I know STAR is still several months away, but I was wondering if/when some daily ride routes might be posted. I'm planning to do some riding after STAR and would like to figure out what/where I might be riding during STAR so I can determine what I might want to add to my riding plans after STAR.

As an example, I would like to go to Mt. Washington, NH during my trip and its within reach of a route from Stratton. If its included in a planned route at STAR then I can skip it on my way to Maine after STAR.
A ride to Mount Washington is scheduled on Monday and Wednesday.

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Re: STAR routes
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2016, 11:44:42 AM »
You guys are probably right, looks like it would be a long day to make it to Mt. Washington and is probably just to far for a rally route.
From the Stratton Resort, the Mount-Washington auto-road  is approx. a 4 hour ride (approx. 200 miles) so the return trip is a full day ride.

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Re: STAR routes
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2016, 05:17:51 PM »
With Star being 8 weeks away, I am looking forward to the routes. :)

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Re: STAR routes
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2016, 09:53:46 AM »
With Star being 8 weeks away, I am looking forward to the routes. :)

Should have the routes ready in a few weeks
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