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Southern NH, especially Harrisville


bmw_keith

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Last sunday I realized I hadn't been on a decent ride since the NE techday. Even though it was raining, I was going out. Since getting caught in the rain from Springfield, MA to Worcester, MA riding back from techday, the rain hasn't bothered me too much.

 

Started around 10:30am with it raining steadily:

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I did my original map in Streets&Maps since I'm still getting used to MapSource.

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The goal was to start in Dunstable, MA and ride up to Keene, NH down to Montague, MA and back. Since I had the new Zumo to help me navigate, my route didn't exactly follow that route. Garmin needs to OEM streets&maps - such a better interface.

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Every stream looked like this:

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This is what I was waiting for:

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twisty and rainy..

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everything has gone green in the last few weeks:

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hmm, need to turn left on cherry hill rd.

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As someone else noted, Zumo doesn't exactly have an "RT" road filter:

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Plenty of lakes. Not overdeveloped:

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I pulled into Harrisville ( http://www.keenenh.com/harrisville/ ) " a prototype of a rural New England factory village, is now a historic district." Great old brick buildings:

 

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While I was in the General Store eating lunch a gentleman came up to me - "Can I ask you a question?" Sure, I said. He wanted to know if I could see the Zumo over the BMW Tankbag. We chatted about that. He has an older RT, has ridden cross country a few times and just bought a new 2007 RT. His name was Tom and he's the secretary of the Granite State BMW Riders ( http://www.gsbmwr.org/ ). Nice guy.

 

 

On the way to Keene I saw A sign for Otter Brook Dam, so that sounded like fun.

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I really wanted to take the RT out there but I didn't know if I could make the u-turn. I also noticed that this dam is exactly like the Barre Falls Dam I visited last year. ( http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/sh...true#Post743755)Both built by the Army Corp of Engineers.

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Read the sign. Notice the ladder over to the left.

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Train station in the middle of nowhere. As I turned the corner the Zumo showed "abandoned railroad grade" or something similar. Nice.

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A good ride through the woods. The Zumo worked great. I need to remember to go easy on the throttle when on mud or you will fishtail.

 

I should have taken a picture of the "Moose Crossing" sign (yes, I was in NH) or maybe the gun shop where you can shoot machine guns. Plenty of things to find in the woods of NH. Live free or Die...

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25 my butt! That's the best road you didn't go down all day.

 

Glad the weather cleared for you. Beautiful country, thanks for showing us.

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