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Every year I say I'm going but it doesn't seem to happen. It's about a 3 1/2 hour ride from me. I've been thinking about getting up there this year; maybe see if a riding buddy wants to go & split a room during the week for a night.
 

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It's about 160 miles for me with most of it parkway and highway. I would not want to take that trip alone. Who knows, maybe I could go with the guy I bought my bike from. He has a Goldwing Trike.
 

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It's about 160 miles for me with most of it parkway and highway. I would not want to take that trip alone. Who knows, maybe I could go with the guy I bought my bike from. He has a Goldwing Trike.
Hey Chuck. Send me a PM. I live just a few miles from you (Poughquag). Maybe we can take a ride or two this spring.
 

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Another year, another Americade. I am planning on going this year also. I'll be there from June 9th thru 11th. If anyone is planing to go let me know and we'll meet if possible.
I am SERIOUSLY thinking of going and plan on those exact same days. As of now, the idea would be to spend a night in Binghamton (maybe catch a game at NYSEG), ride to Americade the next morning, find a decent hotel with an open room somewhere nearby, spend half the next day then ride on to visit my uncle & aunt in Shushan. Haven't got it all worked out yet but maybe another 2,000 miles from there before I get home.

Got any recommendations on a good place for that night? My preference would be somewhere outside of Lake George if there is one reasonably close.

If I can work out the details with relatives then there is little that could stop me from going.
 

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I don't know a lot about the Motels around the area Art, but I think if you search here you should find something to your liking and price range.
Ideally I'd find something like these: Hidden Valley Motel and Judy's Motel plus Two Rivers Lodge. Great spots all three. Trouble is you can't be sure it isn't a dump until you get there. Places like that don't tend to sort to the top of the search sites

Getting even more likely. Aunt and uncle in upstate Connecticut (about three hours from ones in Shushan) are dangling out incentives for me to stop by after leaving New York -- which has been part of the plan all along.

Got some homework to do but the trip is going from imagination to reality more every day. The wife has already bought off on it -- typically the hardest part of any adventure when you reach my age.
 

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So now I'm booked for June 9th through 11th about ten miles south of Lake George. Reserved a room in Binghamton the night of the 8th -- about as far as I think I can make in a day. Maybe I'll catch the AA game that night. Binghamton Mets are hosting the Trenton Thunder, the AA affiliate of the Oxymorons.

Anyone else going to Americade?
 

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@Harryc, are you buying a pass for Americade? I see they've got them for $69 to $139 but I don't know if any of them are worth the money.

Plus: What time does it usually wrap up on Saturday? I've got no definite destination until the 14th so I plan on cruising around New England but need to figure out if I'm even going into Lake George on the last day.
 

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@Harryc , are you buying a pass for Americade? I see they've got them for $69 to $139 but I don't know if any of them are worth the money.

Plus: What time does it usually wrap up on Saturday? I've got no definite destination until the 14th so I plan on cruising around New England but need to figure out if I'm even going into Lake George on the last day.
The actual Event starts to shut down around noon on Saturday. I don't buy a full pass because I'll only go one time and pay at the door. The rest of the time we're either riding or doing other things.
 

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Anyone going? I'll be there from June 3rd to June 7th and would be happy to meet some HSN members there ...
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Yea I have been lurking here as I am only about 2hrs. away. The only interest I seem to have in Americade would be to meet up with some fellow HSN members for whatever wherever decided. That said the wife and I rode last Sunday and passed the turn (three of them actually) to Shushan which is only about an hour from home.
Anyway if this is something you folks would like to do maybe we can get together.
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The only interest I seem to have in Americade would be to meet up with some fellow HSN members for whatever wherever decided.
Harryc and I are planning to meet there on the 9th. Probably in the parking lot at Scotty's but that's tbd. I'll be staying in Glen Falls because Scotty's wouldn't let me book only 3 nights.

Won't be going to Shushan until the 19th due to scheduling issues so I'm planning to wander around New England for a week. Only definite stops on the itinerary are in Connecticut: Naugatuck (on the 14th?), Milford (the next two days?) and Simsbury (17th & 18th). The rest I'll figure out as I go. Vermont will be a definite; despite growing up in New England I've never set a foot down in VT. Been through it more times than I could count but always inside a car. Not sure if New Hampshire is any different.
 

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As Art said Bill, we plan to meet on the 9th, but I will be in Lake George the 8th evening thru the 11th, leaving on the 12th. If you can't get a day off during the week, maybe Saturday the 11th we could meet. You'd have to be specific as to time and date because I will be on vacation with a group of people and you know how that goes. It would be good to shake your hand though. Even if Lake George is out for you, we'll definitely meet halfway this season like planned for last year but didn't happen. I'll make it a point to get there this time ... just pick a weekend day and time that's good for you. There are only a couple of weekends this season where I would not be available.
 

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Vermont will be a definite; despite growing up in New England I've never set a foot down in VT. Been through it more times than I could count but always inside a car.
You'd love VT Art. Some great riding up along route 7 and along Lake Champlain. Bill could probably give you a short list of the best rides. Lake Champlain is specatcular. You have the VT farmlands on one side and look across the Lake at the Adirondacks. There's lots of mountain riding also in the interior.
 

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Hopefully we can put something together. I have 3 weeks and 3 days vacation time that can be pretty flexible since it is the off season.
Really have not made any plans for this summer although the wife and I may take another trip to Pa. again later this summer. Anyway
I would like to meet up,and if Art is touring in Vt. maybe something could be put together there as well.
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Harry,
As I said I am pretty flexible knowing others are coming a fair distance and probably have an agenda of things they want to do.
That said ,yes I would like to meet up if it works out with everyone's plans. I am planning to take some time off at the end of that week
and maybe a few days the at beginning of the following week.
I will send a PM tomorrow evening.
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Anyone other than me committing to come from a long way off?

My original plan (visiting nearby relatives right after Americade) did not work out at all. Now I'll be at their place (in Shushan, NY) the following weekend and kind of aimlessly wandering (Isn't that the best kind?) around New England until the 14th. (That's when I'll be stopping for the night in Naugatuck, CT to visit relatives. On to the shoreline after that for more relatives before heading back inland.) Have to be in Virginia on the 21st through 25th, heading home on the 26th.
 
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