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who would have thought that the bennington bonnie club (myself and kurtisf) would be riding on the last day of nov looking at christmas lites!! 90 miles around vt and adjacent ny, temps in the mid 50's to low 60's....crazy.
 

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loved every mnute of it , oh bonnie girl oh bonnie girl how green is your snot, i yurn to see your shield that fogs and
and cows that mooooooooooo when you go by oh bonnie girl oh bonnie girl how do we stud our tires.
dont laugh my father rode his tr6 year round.





kurtis like the german
 

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Good for you guys! It is a strange feeling for us folks here in the North East to be out (and comfortable) this late in the riding season. Hope you have afew more days just like the ones you experienced.

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Way to go! I just wrote to 4Triumph (he's just west of u guys in upstate NY) about these Indian Summer riding days we've had. Gotta love it. We are getting that storm front out of the Ohio Valley (U R 2). No snow for the Blue Ridge Mountains as it was 68 degrees at 6:00am!!!! High winds and rain and by Monday we will be in the 20's for morning lows. I guess Ol Man Winter is back at work.

You don" need no stinkin snow mobile!
Ride safe, watch for the black ice!

BobW
 

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Sorry to see this great week of Indian Summer riding end...snow and wind and cold is not great for us bonnie lovers. Oh well....Happy Holiday's....Jay
 

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Well, here it is December 4th, and if the weather pattern did to Bennington what it did to Chicago, that nice warm spell you enjoyed and posted about is LONG gone!

Take heart, Spring is closer than you think!

Tell me bonniegirl, is the Vermont Steakhouse still in operation? Is the Little Blue Diner still serving those alfalfa sprout, tomatoe and avacado omelets? (Believe me, they're delicious!) Is the family owned Bennington Motel still there a couple of doors down from the "Grandma Moses Museum? Do you take advantage of the beautiful roads through the Green Mountains, and get over to the Mohawk trail often? (I'm sure you do!)
It's been awhile since my wife and I have made a trip to the east, but Bennigton is one of our favorite places! We still tell people that the Vermont Steakhouse is our FAVORITE restaurant!
 

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oldtimebiker...answers for you:
the steakhouse closed some years ago, it's a restaurant called peppermills now. good, but not the same.
the blueben is still in full operation and serving all the same things. still with a huge line to get in on the weekends.
i'm not sure about the motel, there was a fire 10ish years ago and i'm not sure if the same family renovated, or if it was sold, but it's still there. by the way, my father went to school in the grandma moses schoolhouse museum when he was a little kid & his sister (my aunt) is married to grandma moses great grandson.
i haven't been over the trail yet on my bike. i tend to go north. i picked my bike up in late may this year...4000 miles since though.
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Hey i am about 35 mins from bennington when this wreched snow melts and it is spring again lets go ride. nvere head north i usually hit the mohawk trail that is about 15 from my house. And when i moved out here i went up Mt Gret=ylock and there were 3 triumphs on top was it you ?
 

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no it wasn't me....but we're on in the spring for sure, or any nice sunday that comes along. neither kurt or i have buttoned up our bikes yet.
 

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ALWAYS READY , I GUESS THEY HAVE STUFF YOU PUT IN YOUR TANK WHEN YOU STORE IT,,,BONNIE GIRL IS SUPPOSE TO PASTE OUR RIDE ON BUT HASNT YET SHE'S HAD THE SNIFFLES
 

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On 2006-12-01 05:15, kurtisf wrote:
hey bob i have family in defience ohio, ever been there,
and this morning i see texas is getting the snow ,,LOL
That's a pretty good hop from where I live now. I went there a number of times when I lived in Toledo in the late 70's/early 80's. Not motorcycling, but fished several spots along the Maumee River, including the Defiance area. A few years later, I would ride my Beemer from Ann Arbor down to Toledo and run along the river toward Defiance. Although Northwestern Ohio is flat as an ironing board, it's a nice ride from Waterville heading west.

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VERY FLAT, didnt like it to much , havnt been there in a few years next year im suppose to go deer hunting out there
where the big ones are
 

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Too bad about the Steakhouse, but hopefully I'll be able to get back to Bennington before too long and enjoy a Blueben Omelet. The Mohawk trail, east on Mass. Rt. 2 is one of my favorite rides. As you are leaving N. Adams and climbing into the Berkshires, there was a large White resort type Inn, with a restaurant on the second floor that faces north with a fantastic view of the Green Mountains. It's breathtaking especially during peak fall color, and especially for big city flatlanders like my wife and I!
Put some Sta-bil in your gas tanks, just in case you don't get any good riding weather for a few months, and when the opportunity presents itself, check out that ride. You'll surely enjoy it.
 
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