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I'm on a trip with #3 daughter and we ran from the Isais storm. We were in Northern Georgia and North Carolina. Taking shelter at a friend's house near Lancaster, PA. When the storm passes we plan on heading for the Catskill mountains and Adirondack Mountains. Any ideas?

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I have an idea. Stay out of the communist state of New York

Okay, that's a little harsh, but at least keep that Escort on at all times, don't have a firearm, and mind your p's and q's.

Are you heading there looking for good roads, good scenery, or with a destination in mind?

In general, roads in the mountain regions of NYS tend to be unpredictable. There's a lot of frost heave and weather damage that occurs each year and repairs are sporadic and often motorcycle unfriendly. The Catskill roads tend to be favorites of the cruiser groups for the first 50 miles, then not so much. Its a day trip for folks from the city so it tends to be a lot busier on t he weekends. The dacks are remote, so a trip there is a dedicated one.

New York is really shut down due to covid, so don't expect much in road upkeep. Small stores that cater to the tourist may be closed. If there is gas available, buy it. Cell coverage in the mountains is spotty and unpredictable.

I have not been to the Cats in 3 years, nor to the 'dacks in at least 5. From speaking with folks from the area, nothing has changed significantly.

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Oh, and where were you in GA/NC?
Rode down to Calhoun, Georgia then toured a little east of it. Then went west on 136 to Dahlonega and hit roads... 60, 180, 348, 75, and others then ended up in Franklin, NC. Next day did a lot of back roads east and south of Franklin got down to Highlands then took 64 back up near Franklin and went west on Wayah Rd then got on 129 over to Robbinsville spent the night. Went up on the Cherahala Skyway then from Tellico Plains took 360 north then took 72 to 129 and went east over the Dragon Tail. Saturday so it was a little busy but I wanted the daughter to see it. Took 28 from Deals Gap and went on the Blue Ridge for 40 or so miles. Took 276 off the ridge to 64 and ended up in Hendersonville at Schroader's Honda for a new front tire. Left their Monday at noon and hammered up I-81 and arrived in PA around 1030 pm. Now it's raining pretty good and supposed to get heavier later in the day.

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Were you planning to shelter in place today, or make progress as you can?

Weather is moving north, looks like you could head due north around 3pm and have sun and mostly dry roads. The weather would be east of you, so you couldn't head straight toward the mountains. That would put you a little closer to the Cats if you still planned to head there.
 

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Were you planning to shelter in place today, or make progress as you can?

Weather is moving north, looks like you could head due north around 3pm and have sun and mostly dry roads. The weather would be east of you, so you couldn't head straight toward the mountains. That would put you a little closer to the Cats if you still planned to head there.
We are staying put today. We're at a friend's house until the rain moves through.

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NY is huge, so it's hard to pinpoint. If you're in the NY/VT area, rte 2, the Taconic Parkway runs from Troy NY to Williamstown MA, just south of the VT border. North to Bennington VT and check out the Bennington Battle Monument. You can only go up the tower on F/S/S/M though.
 

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Go to advcatskills.org/maps for ideas on great routes in the area. There are options for tarmac as well as dirt routes.

Stay far away from NYC if you're coming in on motorcycle. Worst place in the country for riding in typical times, but with Covid, avoid crowds, especially if you're coming from out of state.

Mount Washington is a nice scenic ride and worth a trip up at least once if you end up making it to NH.

Enjoy the ride.

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Go to advcatskills.org/maps for ideas on great routes in the area. There are options for tarmac as well as dirt routes.

Stay far away from NYC if you're coming in on motorcycle. Worst place in the country for riding in typical times, but with Covid, avoid crowds, especially if you're coming from out of state.

Mount Washington is a nice scenic ride and worth a trip up at least once if you end up making it to NH.

Enjoy the ride.

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Avoiding all large cities.

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