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Riding => 2019 Maxi Scoot Meet Up => Topic started by: CathyN on September 09, 2019, 05:56:43 PM



Title: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: CathyN on September 09, 2019, 05:56:43 PM
We aren’t officially at our Maxi-Scoot Rally but here are some photos of us going to Cooperstown.

We are staying a couple of nights with Bruce and Donna.  Here are some photos of the view from there deck and Bruce taking Donna to pick up her car on my Goldwing White Lighting.



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Post by: CathyN on September 09, 2019, 06:03:42 PM
Some more pix’s of Bruce’s house.


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Post by: sonuvabug on September 09, 2019, 08:17:12 PM
What great pics.  What do you mean the pool is closed!?!?!?


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Post by: jdbrot on September 09, 2019, 08:41:01 PM
Bruce looks way too comfortable on white lightning.


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Post by: Maggie on September 09, 2019, 09:16:42 PM
Bruce looks way too comfortable on white lightning.

No doubt.  That's not going to please Donna ;)


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: Maggie on September 09, 2019, 09:17:35 PM
Great photos thanks for sharing, Cathy!


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: CathyN on September 10, 2019, 12:55:40 AM
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Bruce looks way too comfortable on white lightning.

No doubt.  That's not going to please Donna ;)

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Donna loves it.  She wants Bruce to buy one.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: Maggie on September 10, 2019, 01:12:53 AM
What color did he buy today?


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Post by: sevenwheels on September 10, 2019, 12:18:07 PM
Hey! I know that guy. Really going to have to thin the herd now.
David


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: minimac on September 10, 2019, 03:35:18 PM
^Nah, as much as we loved the ride(and the looks), at this point in my life, it's just too much. My scooters do all I need and almost all of what I want. My 'old' Goldwing is still here for double up riding and grand touring, plus Donna will drive the Morphous when she gets the need.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: CathyN on September 11, 2019, 04:06:40 AM
Yesterday, we went into the pool at Bruce’s it was in the upper 60°’s but sunny and the pool was 84° which was nice.



Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: CathyN on September 11, 2019, 04:15:34 AM
Left Bruce’s around 12:30 and rode to The Bayside Inn and Marina.  About 137 miles.  Nice roads and weather.  John and Tim were in front when we rode up.  Got in about 4:30.  Met up with Len and Karin on the way to NYPC for pizza in Cooperstown.  It was good.

Here are some pix’s at dinner and our view from our room.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: Maggie on September 11, 2019, 12:56:59 PM
Looks like fun!!  The motel looks nice.


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Post by: SocoPete on September 11, 2019, 01:14:57 PM
Wish we were there. Miss you all.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: CathyN on September 11, 2019, 01:49:46 PM
Looks like fun!!  The motel looks nice.
Wish we were there. Miss you all.

Motel isn’t very crowded.  Will be more on the weekend.  We miss you guys too.  Bob got the routes downloaded on to our GPS,s from his work laptop.  We will see how they work.  Otherwise we will wing it.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: Steve_YYZ on September 11, 2019, 02:12:03 PM
Wow, looks really nice guys. Sure do miss being there and enjoying the riding with you.

Ok..... REALLY miss the pizza and food!  :rofl:

Ride safe everyone.

Steve


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Post by: jdbrot on September 11, 2019, 06:23:50 PM
Wish I was there, have fun and good food.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: CathyN on September 12, 2019, 01:43:02 PM
Wish I was there, have fun and good food.

So do we Joan.

Tried posting last night but it would not go through.  Maybe to many pictures in the post. 

We had a 90° day yesterday.  Didn’t expect that today a high of 63° and some rain. 

Bob led the ride yesterday we took a modified version of the Woodstock/Bethel ride. More or less that direction and area.  Tim suggested some real nice roads and a bridge which was an aqueduct at one time.  We left about 9:15 and got back about 6:45.  315 miles.  It was long day but we all enjoyed it.  Greatroads and scenery.

Len and Karin hosted a BBQ and camp fire at there site. It was delicious.  Bruce made it for dinner. Tim leaves today to go back home.



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Post by: CathyN on September 12, 2019, 01:46:22 PM
Yesterday’s pictures.



Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: CathyN on September 12, 2019, 01:54:20 PM
More pics from yesterday.



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Post by: jdbrot on September 12, 2019, 02:32:41 PM
Beautiful!


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Post by: Maggie on September 12, 2019, 03:39:01 PM
Awesome pictures, thanks for sharing!!  Sounds like a fantastic ride!!


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Post by: sirkitrider-2 on September 12, 2019, 05:58:16 PM
looks like fun!

thx for the pics!

I see that the Burgmans are there to represent:-)

Sirkitrider


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: Cosmic_Jumper on September 12, 2019, 11:54:31 PM
Hi all, I had a dreary ride back to Philly and arrived a bit after 3:00. After a constant drizzle across the Southern Tier and a lot on upstate PA, it never actually poured until I stopped for fuel or to try to grab a bite to eat. Ya know, the weather seemed fine until Stormcloud McDonald showed up ;). It was great to see you all again. Thanks to Bob for leading a great ride the other day and to Len & Karin for hosting Wednesday evening’s BBQ.

I hope you all have a safe and dry ride home.

Tim


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: CathyN on September 13, 2019, 12:31:45 AM
Left today around 9 on Maggie’s Covered Bridge Ride.  Bob led the ride.  We rode about 200 miles.  We followed Maggie’s route for 3 bridges and lunch at The School House Restaurant.  Was very good burgers and atmosphere.  From there we headed back a different way because our fearless leader read the GPS wrong.  We had a drizzly day with cool temps.  Nothing horrendous.  We got back about 5:15.  Lunch was huge we are all staying put and eating leftovers and junk food.  And drinking with out riding.  Here are some pics from the day.





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Post by: CathyN on September 13, 2019, 12:35:13 AM
More pics from today.



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Post by: CathyN on September 13, 2019, 12:39:36 AM
Our lunch stop.



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Post by: CathyN on September 13, 2019, 12:46:49 AM
More pics of lunch and this evening the sky is clearing.



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Post by: sailingskier on September 13, 2019, 01:05:50 PM
Really great to see the pictures !!  Thanks Cathy.

A smaller group for sure ... but just look at all those smiles.  Easy to see a fun time was had by all.  And I bet some of the biggest smiles were by you with that new Gold Wing !!

Mike


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: Steve_YYZ on September 13, 2019, 01:34:16 PM
Thanks everyone for letting me enjoy the trip vicariously thru the photos. Sure wish I was with you guys/gals for the riding.
Steve


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: masscoot on September 13, 2019, 10:11:48 PM
Thanks for the great shots everyone!  Look like it was fun!   :2tu:


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: CathyN on September 14, 2019, 04:30:31 AM
Friday’s Ride we headed out to Lake Placid. Didn’t leave the gas station till about 9.  Wanted to leave at 8:30 but it didn’t happen.  Bob had to go bake to the motel 3 1/2 miles away. He said go ahead he would catch up.  60 miles and 1 1/2 hours later he caught up to us at our 1st stop.  The roads and the scenery were wonderful.  Except for a couple of bad spots.  Somehow we lost Bruce along the way and he got ahead of us when we made a wrong turn and had to turn around.  The 5 of us had lunch in Tupper Lake.  While we were there Bruce called and was almost in Lake Placid which was about 35 minutes away. He already had lunch. He waited for us.  While in Lake Placid Len inquired about Whiteface Mt Rd.  He wanted to ride up and see the vista.  It was already 3 and we had to ride 200 miles back to Cooperstown. 

Long story short Len, Karin, John and Bob went up the road.  Bruce and I headed back to Cooperstown.  I did not want to be driving in the dark any longer then I had to.  Bruce and I got back about 8:20.  Bruce had a deer run out in front of him about 15 miles from the Bayside.  He slammed on his brakes as did I when I his go on. Thank god for ABS. 

Bob called me a little after 5 they were back in Lake Placid planning their route back.  They decided to take the same route we took their.  At 8:15 he texted me they stopped for sandwiches and gas probably. Maybe 2 hrs away in the daylight.   They are not back as of yet.  It is 10:41.

The ride , roads, scenery, weather were great. Keeping my fingers crossed they all get back without incident.

Here are some pics I took today.





Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: CathyN on September 14, 2019, 04:48:26 AM
More pics of our lunch stop.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: jpowell692 on September 14, 2019, 06:14:33 AM
Best riding partners in the world.  Fantastic roads. Rode to the top of White face mountain
 On a clear day they say you can see 51 miles. Not a cloud on the sky today. Don't reslly know how far some of the other mountain tops were.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: jdbrot on September 14, 2019, 01:12:32 PM
So jealous. Great photos! 97 degrees here, glad you're having cooler weather. Have fun today.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: Maggie on September 14, 2019, 03:01:43 PM
Wow that sounds like a great day!!


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Post by: jpowell692 on September 14, 2019, 03:10:50 PM
Pics form the top of White Face mountain


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Post by: jdbrot on September 14, 2019, 03:51:45 PM
Cool


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Post by: Maggie on September 14, 2019, 05:26:52 PM
Awesome!!!  That’s so cool.   I’m glad you guys made it to the top.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: jdbrot on September 15, 2019, 03:03:37 AM
Have a great ride home!


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: CathyN on September 15, 2019, 04:17:06 AM
As you can see by Johns pics.  The gang got back safely just after 11 pm.

I will post Bob’s pics of White face mt. after I get home.  Internet is slow here.  We rode 438 miles and got just east of Cleveland around 8:00.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: CathyN on September 16, 2019, 02:04:52 AM
Bob and I got home safe. Pulled into the garage at 5:45 this evening.  400 miles today yesterday was 438 miles.  All interstate except for the 25 miles from Cooperstown. And the 6 in Chicago.
We had a great time with our small group.  Missed seeing all who couldn’t come this year because you know life gets in the way and we can’t help that.  I will post some pics from the last couple of days.  Just not tonight.  Tired. I have to get up for work tomorrow at 5.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: jdbrot on September 16, 2019, 02:27:31 AM
Glad you arrived home safe, hope everyone else has safe trips as well.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: Maggie on September 16, 2019, 01:39:42 PM
Glad you made it home safely!!  Thanks for the pictures and reports!!


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Post by: sonuvabug on September 16, 2019, 04:41:54 PM
Karin and I arrived home around 6:00 p.m. last night.  On the drive home we kept talking about how very happy we were that we were able to attend the Rally and what a great time we had with the folks who came.  One big plus of having a smaller group is that it allowed us all to get to know each other that much better and John is right ... what a great bunch of riding partners to spend the week with. 

It was truly democracy in action with everybody contributing to and fine-tuning the ride routes starting with Maggie's suggested routes.  Special thanks to Bob for stepping up as Ride Leader the first two days ... he did a terrific job for his first time out as Ride Leader.  On the third day, I relieved Bob for our Lake Placid ride until it got dark ... then Bob moved up to lead again lighting up the twisting Adirondack roads with his bike's awesome LED lighting system.  You've got to experience it to truly appreciate it!   

On our fourth and final day, Bruce took over as Ride Leader with a scenic ride through the surrounding countryside complete with yet another family diner lunch stop ... a perfect way to end the riding week.  We made it back in plenty of time for another campsite cookout and great conversation for our last evening together. 

I'll post my pics once I get them to download to my laptop (I think I have that Windows 10 patch issue that is preventing me from downloading pics and video right now).  Thank you Maggie for all your planning efforts and thanks to Bob, Bruce, Cathy, John, Karin and Tim for a great week and some great memories.  You could not ask for a better Pack to ride and hang out with! ~ Len ~


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: minimac on September 16, 2019, 09:51:32 PM
I can't post any pics because #1 I'm photographically and technologically challenged and #2 I didn't take too many.  I'm still trying to figure out how I managed to get so far ahead of the group when they left me for dead on the side of the road(just kidding) and how my bike managed to defy gravity and fall over-to the opposite side- when parked. After leaving Sunday morning, I wandered up some awesome back roads, passing a cool cemetery with Revolutionary War Veterans grave sites. I took some more backroads all the way home,never exceeding 55mph) and was surprised that it only took me twenty minutes more(and thirty miles shorter) than the rapid ride I took to get there on Wednesday.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: CathyN on September 16, 2019, 11:55:20 PM
So here are some of the pics from our ride to Lake Placid.



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Post by: CathyN on September 16, 2019, 11:59:27 PM
Right side up pics. Also, before Bob and I left Saturday morning.


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Post by: CathyN on September 17, 2019, 12:03:34 AM
One last pic. Ohio rest stop. Charlie loved it.  He rode a Goldwing also.



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Post by: jdbrot on September 17, 2019, 12:14:30 AM
I have been to that rest stop, huge place. Glad to see all those big smiles. Now for John to check in...


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Post by: jpowell692 on September 17, 2019, 12:31:40 AM
Total miles and temperature when I got home this afternoon. Lost temperature pic. It was 95 degrees
(https://i.postimg.cc/gnyHWhVH/20190916-153419.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gnyHWhVH)


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Post by: jdbrot on September 17, 2019, 01:03:57 AM
Too hot. Happy you're safely home.


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Post by: jpowell692 on September 17, 2019, 01:08:05 AM
Thanks, my dog and wife are happy too.


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Post by: CathyN on September 17, 2019, 01:26:39 AM
Glad all have arrived home safely.

Len thank you for the kind words.  You guys were also great to hang and ride with.  It was fun seeing you and Karin we missed you last year. 

Bruce again thank you for riding back with me from Lake Placid and having Bob and I as your quests for a couple of nights. 

John, it was humid when we got back to Chicago if that makes you feel any better.  Not as hot as you though.



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Post by: Virginian on September 17, 2019, 02:18:02 AM
Wonderful pictures folks! Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: minimac on September 17, 2019, 03:56:12 AM
Thanks, my dog and wife are happy too.

I'm guessing not necessarily in that order. :)


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: Maggie on September 17, 2019, 05:54:04 PM
Glad to see all have arrived home!! Thanks for all the pictures and reports.


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Post by: sonuvabug on September 18, 2019, 04:42:35 PM
My pics finally uploaded to my laptop.  I won't share similar pics to the ones you've already seen but here are some unique ones.

Here we are (Bruce was joining us later) doing some route planning (note the map Tim is holding) and getting ready to head out.  At this point Bob didn't know  he would be leadng the day's ride cuz we hadn't voted him into the Ride Leader position yet.  You know we were all behind you Bob!

(https://i.postimg.cc/gr4r5Kp1/20190911-085340.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/gr4r5Kp1)

Below is an explanation of the viaduct that carried boats across and over the top of the river.  

(https://i.postimg.cc/fJRYPph4/20190911-142511.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fJRYPph4)

I know it looks like a bridge in the background.  However, it was filled with water and transported boats down the middle of the viaduct from one side to the other.  Very cool and we got to ride down the middle of it (no water of course).  

(https://i.postimg.cc/3W13Rb0x/20190911-142538.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3W13Rb0x)

Just down the road from the viaduct was "Eagle's Nest".  A lookout, high above the valley cut into the rock like the hillside road was.  It featured a relatively short but twisty and fun stretch of road that one sport biker and her boyfriend (a HD rider) kept going back and forth on at breakneck speed.  This was a fun stretch to ride and we traversed it twice .... going there and back.  Little did we know we had the absolutely amazing Hwy# 10 waiting for us on our way to White Face Mountain in Lake Placid in a couple of days.  IMHO, that ranks right up there with Hwy#16 in VA (Back of the Dragon).  

(https://i.postimg.cc/RJccw6yw/20190911-145501.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RJccw6yw)

And then there were four.  Tim, Cathy and Bob already headed out for home and the four of us (Bruce, John, Karin and me) were left to enjoy one last diner meal during our countryside ride on Saturday..

(https://i.postimg.cc/3kF5wtwZ/20190914-130351.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3kF5wtwZ)

I thought I'd include this shot as several people commented on it.  At the PA Rally a few years back, Stu (another Canuk from London ON), had placed a Maxi-Scoots logo design on Karin's GIVI top case.  Recently, I painted the top case to match her new Burgy and was able to save and incorporate the logo making it look like an embossed feature.  Turned out pretty good I'd say.

(https://i.postimg.cc/3Wtzzkct/20190916-080011.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3Wtzzkct)

Scoots loaded, trailer packed and just about ready to head back home.

(https://i.postimg.cc/7CyHsKsv/20190915-100141.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7CyHsKsv)

And what would a Maxi Scoots Rally be without one of us having the sipes scrubbed right off of our tires.  This year we have the most amazing and fun Hwy#10 to thank.  Luckily, no emergency trailer rescue or middle-of-nowhere Taco Salad delivery was required.  In fact, I've had enough Taco Salad for the next little while.

(https://i.postimg.cc/CzzrXYXD/20190916-080644.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CzzrXYXD)


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: klaviator on September 18, 2019, 05:25:14 PM
Looks like a good time.  It wasn't practical for me to make it this year but maybe next year....


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: minimac on September 18, 2019, 09:44:16 PM
 The riding was good, the weather was good, the scenery was good, the company-especially around the campsite- was great. It was a shame it couldn't have been enjoyed longer and by more. An added bonus was that I didn't have to ride 1K miles(or more) to get there!


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Post by: jdbrot on September 19, 2019, 01:17:21 PM
Great photos from everyone!


Title: Re: 2019 Maxi-Scoot Rally Photos
Post by: CathyN on September 29, 2019, 12:04:52 AM
Found this video of the Rt 97 NY Hawks Nest we were on with Tim on Wednesday of our Rally.

https://youtu.be/NI7om9C3b9w




Posted the wrong link earlier.