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Old 05-16-2016, 02:57 PM
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Taking a break in Newfield, ME

Ron, stuck in the "Mile of Mud".

We told him to put the winch line around the grab bar but Ron insisted on getting muddier than he already was.

High Meadow area. We were heading for the top of one of the mountains in the background.

Top of the mountain. Black flies were bad. Off was almost mandatory.
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:03 PM
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Moose One's new quad and my machine.

Parked by the Taylor City General Store.

Taylor City General Store. 7 Can-Ams, 2 Polaris, 1 Yamaha.
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Sounds like fun. Pretty fickle weather here in central coastal Maine, 1 day it's 77F, next day cold windy, had to crank up my grip heaters to 5 today. Too windy and cold for black flies, though.
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Nice scenery Moose. I like that you can drive to the store. There aren't many stores or gas stations that I can ride to.
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Nice scenery Moose. I like that you can drive to the store. There aren't many stores or gas stations that I can ride to.
The State of Maine works with the ATV clubs to open trails and roads for connectors. It is nice to be able to gas up the quads and stop at restaurants, pizza, or sub shops. Most are all in the same building!! The climb to the top of the mountain was epic. I wish I had brought my GoPro to video it.
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Oh, and they're trying to hook all the trail systems together. It's a lot harder than out West where most trails are on public lands. We have to deal with landowners and idiot riders who get the landowners upset enough to close their section of the trails.
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Its cool that they let you ride the streets in town. I wish more small towns would allow that. I just don't get why atvs aren't street legal everywhere on secondary roads where speed limits are perhaps 35 mph or less. Small towns could simply offer permits yearly to allow access and also make a little extra money for the township. I'd pay $50/year to be allowed limited on road access. Seems like a win-win to me. Bicycles get more respect and those are always in the way as they can't maintain the posted speed limit.
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Its cool that they let you ride the streets in town. I wish more small towns would allow that. I just don't get why atvs aren't street legal everywhere on secondary roads where speed limits are perhaps 35 mph or less. Small towns could simply offer permits yearly to allow access and also make a little extra money for the township. I'd pay $50/year to be allowed limited on road access. Seems like a win-win to me. Bicycles get more respect and those are always in the way as they can't maintain the posted speed limit.
And bicyclists don't have to buy a registration or any other permit to ride. It is a win/win for the towns. We got lunch and dinner out, gas, and snacks. Probably hundreds of dollars to the places we stopped.
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