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 on: January 16, 2019, 06:49:46 PM 
Started by Maggie - Last post by minimac
Just make sure you have good tires!

 on: January 16, 2019, 05:44:55 PM 
Started by freak - Last post by Maggie
My opinion changes when the bike I am riding breaks down. Resets when the bike is back on the road. Every brand has some kind of bug.

 on: January 16, 2019, 05:43:01 PM 
Started by Maggie - Last post by Maggie
Of course in my humble opinion MO has some of the best hidden gem riding roads.  I can still take people who think they are hard core riders and surprise them with roads they've never been on.

 on: January 16, 2019, 05:34:55 PM 
Started by Maggie - Last post by Dan
The one an only time I was visiting Missouri I had my car.  I also was a newish rider but I so wanted my bike as the roads that I was driving on were amazing.  Would love to ride around Missouri some time.

 on: January 16, 2019, 05:33:09 PM 
Started by freak - Last post by jdbrot
My opinion changes when the bike I am riding breaks down. Resets when the bike is back on the road. Every brand has some kind of bug.

 on: January 16, 2019, 06:50:17 AM 
Started by freak - Last post by EZMark
I talked to a Can Am mechanic at work and asked him about the low ratings.
He said the Rotax engines were bulletproof, but the rest of the bikes had some quality problems.
Electrics, switchgear, that type of thing.
He did say they're getting better.

 on: January 15, 2019, 11:18:24 PM 
Started by Virginian - Last post by Virginian
As I will be riding to the rally in Cooperstown next September, can you suggest a good back roads route to York PA. I will be riding through South Boston VA on my way

I posted a pretty extensive list of road of some of the states you're going to pass through here: http://maxi-scoots.com/scoot/index.php?topic=9251.0

That said this would be my recommendation. If you just head north the best you can hope for is some lazy scenic roads till you get into PA and by then you are almost to your destination. Taking this route will put you on some challenging roads, breath taking scenery and in general miss most of the heavy traffic. Plan a solid 500+ mile day!

My proposed route:

Drive 480 miles, 9 h 35 min
South Boston, VA 24592 to York, Pennsylvania
South Boston
Virginia 24592

Head northeast on N Main St toward Short St
31 s (407 ft)
Take US-501 N, US-29 N, I-64 W, US-250, ... and US-15 N to your destination in Tyrone Township. Take the PA-234 exit from US-15 N
8 h 52 min (457 mi)
Turn left onto Broad St
0.9 mi

Broad St turns right and becomes Wilborn Ave
0.5 mi

Continue onto US-501 N/Halifax Rd
 Continue to follow US-501 N
4.6 mi

Turn left to stay on US-501 N
42.9 mi

Turn left after Hardee's (on the right)
7.8 mi

Use the right lane to merge onto US-29 N/US-460 E via the ramp to Charlottesville/Appomattox
2.0 mi

Use the right lane to take the U.S. 29 N ramp to Amherst/Charlottesville
1.0 mi

Continue onto US-29 N
37.4 mi

Turn left onto VA-6 W
5.8 mi

Turn right onto VA-151 N/VA-6 W
 Continue to follow VA-151 N
8.7 mi

Turn left onto US-250 W
3.4 mi

Turn left onto the ramp to I-64 W
0.1 mi

Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-64 W/Staunton and merge onto I-64 W
12.1 mi

Use the left 2 lanes to take the Interstate 81 S exit toward Interstate 64 W/Lexington/Roanoke
0.8 mi

Merge onto I-64 W/I-81 S
0.6 mi

Take exit 220 for State Route 262 toward US-11
0.3 mi

Continue onto VA-262 N
6.6 mi

Take the U.S. 250/Churchville Avenue exit
0.2 mi

Turn left onto US-250/Churchville Ave
 Continue to follow US-250
 Entering West Virginia
63.5 mi

Turn right onto US-250 N
 Pass by Subway Restaurants (on the left in 22.1 mi)
40.0 mi

Turn right onto US-33 E
22.4 mi

Slight left onto WV-32 N
19.7 mi

Turn right onto WV-93 E
13.0 mi

Continue onto US-48
7.9 mi

Turn right
0.6 mi

Turn right onto WV-93 E
10.2 mi

Slight right onto US-50 E
2.6 mi

Continue straight onto WV-972 N
2.1 mi

Continue onto U.S. Hwy 220 N
 Pass by Domino's Pizza (on the right in 3.3 mi)
 Entering Maryland
22.5 mi

Take the I-68 E/U.S.40 N/U.S.220 N ramp
0.4 mi

Merge onto I-68 E/US-40 E
37.8 mi

Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 82A-82B to merge onto I-70 E/US-40 E toward Hagerstown
 Continue to follow I-70 E
33.4 mi

Take exit 35 for MD-66 toward Smithsburg/Boonsboro
0.2 mi

Sharp left onto MD-66 N/Mapleville Rd
1.5 mi

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit
240 ft

Continue onto MD-66 N/Mapleville Rd
3.5 mi

Turn right onto MD-64 E/Jefferson Blvd
1.1 mi

Turn right onto MD-77 E
10.1 mi

Turn left to merge onto US-15 N
 Entering Pennsylvania
28.7 mi

Take the PA-234 exit toward Heidlersburg/E Berlin
0.2 mi
Continue on PA-234 E. Drive to N George St in York
36 min (22.2 mi)
Turn right onto PA-234 E/E Berlin Rd
 Continue to follow PA-234 E
19.5 mi

Turn left onto PA-462 E/W Market St
2.7 mi

Turn left onto N George St
49 ft

Copy and paste the "entire link" to view the route in google maps and make adjustments.


I hope this helps you on your journey.


 on: January 15, 2019, 06:49:46 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Greg
I've never seen a covered bridge in person, but it's something I always wanted to do.  Oregon has a couple covered bridges, but somehow, in 10 years, we never got there.  Considering how much time we spent riding in Oregon, it's a shame we didn't.  So I appreciate the covered bridge pic, Cathy.

 on: January 15, 2019, 04:04:54 PM 
Started by scooterwolf - Last post by scooterwolf
I've heard good things about the Oculus VR. I may have to look into it.

- Wolf

 on: January 15, 2019, 07:16:50 AM 
Started by Virginian - Last post by CathyN
Thank’s Eric.  Enjoyed the pics.  Hawaii along with Alaska are on my bucket list.  My father was stationed there (Army) for 3 1/2 years just after Pearl Harbor.  He and my Mom thought he was going to the front lines.  Luckily they never came back.

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