Forestport - Old Forge - Speculator - Forestport

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campgottagopee campgottagopee
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Forestport - Old Forge - Speculator - Forestport

All the stars and moons aligned for this trip. The weather was perfect and 95% of the time we were riding ribbons, we did run into 17 miles of bumps between Inlet and Indian Lake that were torture.

It all started in Forestport at the Track Side Trailblazers Pig Roast --- what a great time, they know how to put on a party.





After the days ride it was back to our lil cabin

Next day it was off to Old Forge


Great burgers here for our lunch stop


It was snowing pretty good that day



We had dinner at the MIll. Not only was the food fantastic but they had really cool shit to look at. Kinda reminded me of my house.





The next day started off snowy but then quickly turned bluebird. The run from Old Forge to Speculator was incredible!!! To rip 10 miles of Indian Lake at a cruising sapeed of 90 MPH is unforgettable.

Did I say it was bluebird?



We ended this day with dinner at the Oxbow Inn



And drinks at The Inn



We spent 2 nights in Speculator because an old house mate of mine from VT lives there. He took the day off to give us a tour of his home turf. We all agreed that BY FAR the best conditions and trail networks were found in Speculator. If you ride sled it's a must that you ride Speculator, it's even better than Old Forge.

It was bluebird again






Lunch at Oak is  must



The next day was back to Forestport --- we rolled into town just before dark and had well earned dinner. Pounding sleds for just under 1000 miles one can work up an appetite.



Great trip --- great friends --- and too many laughs to even talk about

I'm ready for the next one  
Harvey Harvey
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Nice photos.  Probably too small to take a pic but would love to see the inside of that little cabin!
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
raisingarizona raisingarizona
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This looks awesome camp. I could totally get into an adventure like that.

When you compare riding a ribbon to brutal bumps are the bumps like braking bumps on a dh trail or wash boards on a dirt road?

That pike on the wall looked like a monster!
Chris Chris
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Nice!  Great report, the riding has been great
The day begins...  Your mountain awaits.
tjf1967 tjf1967
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Whoop di does.  They can be brutal for old people and don't do the sled much good.
campgottagopee campgottagopee
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Wash board ---- you have 2 ways to attack them

1. get on top of them and stay there. This requires a sled that can take the punishment, balls enough to go 40 to 45 in 2 foot whoops, and body enough to hang on.

2. just roll through them at 10 mph like a roller coaster

I did a combo of both

at the end of that stretch we were all ready for a break
campgottagopee campgottagopee
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Harvey wrote
Nice photos.  Probably too small to take a pic but would love to see the inside of that little cabin!

Lone Ranger FTW
tjf1967 tjf1967
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Nice report!!
Brownski Brownski
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Great report.
Thanks
"You want your skis? Go get 'em!" -W. Miller
Jamesdeluxe Jamesdeluxe
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Excellent pix, very atmospheric!

After my two snowmobile excursions in France last season, I totally get it.
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