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Anyone doing Americade this year?
« on: May 07, 2014, 03:53:37 PM »
I'll be heading up there for my 4th visit in 8 years.
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Re: Anyone doing Americade this year?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 04:34:59 PM »
I'm planning on going. Any advice on where to stay?

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Re: Anyone doing Americade this year?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 04:37:57 PM »
Nope.  I'm not familiar with it.

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Re: Anyone doing Americade this year?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 09:35:19 PM »
Lodging can be pretty pricey, even at normally el-cheapo places.  We're camping again this year because of it.

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My first visit: http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=202.0
The year after that: http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=207.0
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Re: Anyone doing Americade this year?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 06:36:54 AM »
 :lol:   It's pretty pricy even staying out as far as Schroon Lake, Warrensburg or Bolton's Landing.  I haven't been there since 2005(?) ish.  Wonderful riding and great scenery, just too many people in too small an area for me.  I stayed in Hague my last trip out. 
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Re: Anyone doing Americade this year?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2014, 07:36:47 AM »
I went once, just to say I did it. It wasn't really my thing. It wasn't horrible, but I'm in no rush to go again. Maybe if I had a group of friends to go with, it would be more fun. But it was just the wife and I.

For lodging, I absolutely love this place. Have been there a few times. http://www.hideawaywaterfrontcottages.com/ The best is the Lakefront, then the Coves. They even move the picnic tables out from under the pavilion and let the bikes park there. It's a nice quiet place, but close enough to all the action.

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Re: Anyone doing Americade this year?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 08:52:33 AM »
I like the vibe up there with thousands of (mostly) well-behaved riders, and there is some decent riding in the surrounding area. I'm also a sucker for demo rides, though this year the pickings are pretty slim.  I've done a few of the organized activities in the past (boat ride, rodeo, guided tour, etc) but didn't really find them that enjoyable so nothing this year.
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Re: Anyone doing Americade this year?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2014, 12:59:53 PM »
This will be my 10th Americade and 14th m/c trip to the Lake George area.  I've always used it as a HQ to do my own long day-rides ("Shamrock touring" as RoadRunner mag calls it), though I like to hit a few seminars and the opening and closing ceremonies.  The trade show has lost some appeal since online sales took over, but I'll still wander in; I always manage to find some little doo-dad I can't live without.  :) 

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Re: Anyone doing Americade this year?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2014, 01:17:41 PM »
Doug, do you have a good route from Newark?

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Re: Anyone doing Americade this year?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2014, 07:01:19 AM »
Doug, do you have a good route from Newark?

Hit me up on email; I use a few basic routes depending upon how long I want to take and whether I leave on a weekday or during the weekend. 

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Re: Anyone doing Americade this year?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2014, 03:43:21 AM »
I never been to Americade but friends stay at the Alp Horn Inn in Chestertown, NY. Far enough from the traffic but close enough for day trips. 

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