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Mountain Bike Trip to Vermont.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by meafordmike, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    meafordmike

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    Last week I returned from a week bike trip to the Eastern US. My trip goal was to load up the Tacoma and drive to Kingdom Trails in East Burke Vermont and mountain bike for a few days, sleeping in my truck on my new sleeping platform I made and eating mostly rations and things I could make to keep cost down.
    Unfortunately I am unable (not qualified) to post photos as most of you do with statements between photos, but I will send pics regardless.
    I departed Meaford, Ontario Oct 26 for Fort Drum N.Y, which took about 6 hrs, after a lovely, if not boring night on base I departed next morning at 0500hrs for Tahawus, N.Y a Ghost town in the Adirondacks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahawus,_New_York.
    After walking a few short trails and eating lunch at Tahawus I departed for Stowe VT. (I really had no plan and flipped a coin to go to Lake Placid NY or Stowe VT) I arrived in Stowe in time for an evening 11mile/18km bike ride. After checking the Stowe out and asking around I figured I would sleep in the truck at the trailhead for the town rec path, right behind town hall, I had a great night sleep. The next day biked around Stowe on the Rec trail 18 km and then some single track in the mountains having a great time. I then departed Stowe for the Kingdom Trails in East Burke, VT. I had read so much about the 100 miles of single track biking and was really looking forward to this. I spent the next two days biking the kingdom trails which were great, it cost 10$ for a trail pass but its $ well spent by very well marked and looked after trails. I got a camp site one night while in East Burke and after driving up the Mountain to the site and realizing that no one was anywhere near this place had a shower and headed Back into town to “The Pub Outback”. Great food and the beer was going down great. Between my two beer and still drive and three beer and don’t drive the bartender asked me if I wanted another beer? I asked him if I could keep my truck in the parking lot over night. And yes I had more beer and slept in the parking lot for the night. After a full day of biking on Thursday the 29 I started heading back west. I stopped in Burlington VT for supper at an Uncles then continued on to Lake Placid that night. I stopped in Lake Placid and was looking for a place to stay (park) but ended up continuing west towards Fort Drum. I should have stay the night in Lake Placid to run a few bike trails the next day but oh well, I was heading home so I could walk my kids around for Halloween.
    I had a great time and spent less then 300$ US for a week bike trip including gas and all and am already planning a return trip. I will make out to Moab someday for a similar trip.
    Thanks all the help in the planning of this including SimonsMom.

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  2. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    meafordmike

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  3. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    Looks like a fun time. Looks like you found the scene of the next paranormal activity. lol
     
  4. Nov 9, 2009 at 4:37 AM
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    Awesome photos & trip report! It sounds like you had a great time! I especially liked the story about the PubOB ...pretty soon their parking lots will be overflowing with sleds.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    VTDave

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    Awesome trip. Next time you come to VT, drop a line. Kingdom Trails are the best, but you should also check out Millstone Hill Trails (near Barre/Montpelier). 70ish miles of trails, mostly around old granite quarries and forested ridges. http://millstonetrails.com/directions/
     
  6. Nov 9, 2009 at 6:51 AM
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    Sounds like a great trip, thanks for sharing, nice pics too! I would love to do something like that one day.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2009 at 12:21 PM
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    Sounds like an awsome trip. Can't wait for my kids to get a bit older so I can justify being gone for an all weekend ride. Jealous!
     
  8. Nov 9, 2009 at 12:21 PM
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    meafordmike

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    Thanks for the comments.
    It was a great trip!
     
  9. Nov 9, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    Thank you for comming to Vt ya should have stayed longer!
     
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