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ME/NH Fall Camp at Moosehead Lake, Maine

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:52 am
by Mystery Jig
It's happened before. It'll probably happen again. Someone walked up to our camp over the weekend and asked, "You guys some kind of club? What's the name?"

We always answer the same way: "We're not a club and we don't have a name. That would be way too organized."

This group is made exclusively out of odd individuals with cantankerous streaks and generous bearings. Our world views, political leanings and occupations stretch from one end of the spectrum to the other. We are cats and cannot be herded. Nobody gets pinned down. Hell, these days, most of us don't even ride our Urals to this annual fall Ural rally.

In the end, we're just a bunch of guys, who somehow manage to all ride to the same place on the October Holiday Weekend. See what I did there? I had to call it that because we don't even agree on what the holiday is called.

No matter. We like camping, motorcycles, booze and each other. That's enough. This was something like the ninth year in a row. This time, we met on the shores of Moosehead Lake in northwestern Maine.

The weekend started out with tent-flattening winds off the water. It progressed into sunny, warm weather but then threw lightning, thunder and rain (whipped by 40-50mph gusts) at us. There was some sleet, too, before it ended with a stunning, 25-degree morning.

We rode roads. We drank drinks. We told tales. We burned things. In other words, another great weekend.

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MORE PIX HERE: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmRrrKbp

Re: ME/NH Fall Camp at Moosehead Lake, Maine

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:25 am
by Hogmaine
Awesome photos

Re: ME/NH Fall Camp at Moosehead Lake, Maine

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:49 am
by Navy TM
Nice Job Troy. always enjoy your photos and recap!

Re: ME/NH Fall Camp at Moosehead Lake, Maine

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:43 am
by stagewex
Looks like a really, really great time. At least from my warm reading chair with a cup of coffee next to me.
Is that temp normal for this time of year? Brrrr.

I can't decide if the 25 degree finger-etched into a frozen tractor seat it the best picture.
Or the one of the German Shepard that looks to be saying "what the "F" are we doing here?" :)

Camping with a pup/dog, the best.

Re: ME/NH Fall Camp at Moosehead Lake, Maine

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:38 pm
by David Z
Sad I missed it.
In other news, I'm going to be a Grampa again.

Re: ME/NH Fall Camp at Moosehead Lake, Maine

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:12 pm
by Mystery Jig
David Z wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:38 pm
Sad I missed it.
In other news, I'm going to be a Grampa again.


Congratulations! :clap:

Re: ME/NH Fall Camp at Moosehead Lake, Maine

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:58 pm
by sagerat
Thanks for sharing; I always enjoy your tales.

I think the bemused German Shepherd in the hack pic just edges the 25F pic. Both made me smile.

Re: ME/NH Fall Camp at Moosehead Lake, Maine

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:11 pm
by Thermos
Nice Pics! Always a good time at camp!

Re: ME/NH Fall Camp at Moosehead Lake, Maine

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:05 pm
by David Z
Mystery Jig wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:12 pm
David Z wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:38 pm
Sad I missed it.
In other news, I'm going to be a Grampa again.


Congratulations! :clap:
Thanks, and I can actually be involved this time, the other 2 live in Honolulu.
It turned out to be a blessing missing it my clutch went kaboom and it probably would have happened there in he middle of nowhere.

Re: ME/NH Fall Camp at Moosehead Lake, Maine

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:46 am
by merman
What a great spot! Looks a good time was had by all.