Every ride has to start somewhere. This one started at the Waffle House in Hellertown. Not very auspicious...
This is Dave's 1988 Gold Wing Interstate. He had to blow it up to start it. It was disgusting to watch.
Mike's 2002 Harley. Looks reliable. Looks can be deceiving
Rolling up route 33. The only time Mike saw 55 mph was on the way up to 70 and the way down to a stop.
Rolling into New York we didn't see many New York plates with this bumper sticker. I guess it's just for tourists.
The Delaware River from the Hawk's Nest Overlook
Delaware River rafting
Delaware River rafting up close. From Hawk's Nest it looks pretty tame and sedate, but from the river I'm sure it seems challenging.
The northwestern view from the Hawk's Nest Overlook
The twisties on route 97 in New York State, just above Port Jervis
The twisties on route 97 in New York State, just above Port Jervis. Mighty exciting!
Joe and Laura, two fellow riders who stopped at Hawk's Nest Overlook to check out the scenery.
Motley crew at Hawk's Nest...Dave, Mike and Kevin
Riding Rt 97 along the Delaware
Delaware River Fishing Hole
The Delaware River
Traveling Route 52 in NY state...a great road
In the Albany ghetto on route 9W. You GPS never tells you what you're riding through, just where to ride...
In the Albany ghetto on route 9W.
The EconoLodge in Glens Falls, NY where we met the rest of the crew on the New England Backroads ride.
The leader...John Lebo...traveled all the way from Dearborn, Michigan to take this ride.
Jim McDonough, our resident ex-badboy motorcyclist hails from Dushore, Pennsylvania.
Dave Heverly is from Riegelsville, Pa. Racer, hard-wood floor contractor, and a guy that blows up his motorcycle to get it started. That blowing up his motorcycle stuff seemed a little weird at first but you get used to it.
Mike Tyson, the original "What Me Worry" guy. If he was any easier to get along with he'd fall asleep. Oh, he's never bitten anyone's ear off either.
Mark calls Tamaqua home. He likes the roads and the trails up there.
You can't start a ride without a great breakfast. We started at the Silo right next to our motel.
Somebody has to work with Dave and bring him out of his shell.
On the road after breakfast Thursday morning. This is route 4 which heads to Killington and points east
Route 4 ten miles outside of Rutland, Vermont.
We still haven't arrived in Rutland yet and the skies are turning ugly already. It could be a challenging day.
At the Killington, Vermont access road we turned onto route 100 which travels beside the White River...
Setting up the bike for a long sweeper... Delicious!
Still on route 100 riding next to the White River.