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What a f'ing bargain. Just got back from Aroostock county did 1140 miles in 7 days with the wife. I got all these fancy high performance shocks and didn't hit any bumps to test them out. We stayed on Long Lake at one of Linda's cottages really nice and reasonable as well. It snowed the first 3 days we were there then turned butt ass cold but the wife was a trooper we left the house Thursday Morning it was 5 below and came back that night it was 12 below. Did the Allagash run up ITS 92 got the gas at Johns but then got a bright idea to go up to estcourt (sp) not thinking that on New Years day it would be closed. Had a very slow ride back to Allagash running on fumes I have no idea how. You can go 40 miles on 2 bars of fuel on a Dragon 700 at about 35 miles an hour. Knocked on a guys door right on the trail and bought some gas off of him enough to get to Chamberlains which if you get gas at I think you can make it back from Estcourt. Other than the gas problem it was perfectly groomed I had the first cut marks in it. Probably cuz they knew the place was going to be closed. Rode the ITS 81 trail along the US/Canadian border which was very cool. Rode down to Mars Hill one day. Rode into Fort Kent a few times. I had an issue with the wifes sled took it down to Daigles Polaris they took it right in and fixed her up so Kudos to Alex and family for taking care of us great guys. Tried to ride into Portage on 85 that wasn't happening. And we can't forget the very hot waitresses at Lakeview Restaurant very nice. Worst part about the trip was the ride up and back and the fact that I just didn't want to leave today. I will be back up there soon.
 

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What a f'ing bargain. Just got back from Aroostock county did 1140 miles in 7 days with the wife. I got all these fancy high performance shocks and didn't hit any bumps to test them out. We stayed on Long Lake at one of Linda's cottages really nice and reasonable as well. It snowed the first 3 days we were there then turned butt ass cold but the wife was a trooper we left the house Thursday Morning it was 5 below and came back that night it was 12 below. Did the Allagash run up ITS 92 got the gas at Johns but then got a bright idea to go up to estcourt (sp) not thinking that on New Years day it would be closed. Had a very slow ride back to Allagash running on fumes I have no idea how. You can go 40 miles on 2 bars of fuel on a Dragon 700 at about 35 miles an hour. Knocked on a guys door right on the trail and bought some gas off of him enough to get to Chamberlains which if you get gas at I think you can make it back from Estcourt. Other than the gas problem it was perfectly groomed I had the first cut marks in it. Probably cuz they knew the place was going to be closed. Rode the ITS 81 trail along the US/Canadian border which was very cool. Rode down to Mars Hill one day. Rode into Fort Kent a few times. I had an issue with the wifes sled took it down to Daigles Polaris they took it right in and fixed her up so Kudos to Alex and family for taking care of us great guys. Tried to ride into Portage on 85 that wasn't happening. And we can't forget the very hot waitresses at Lakeview Restaurant very nice. Worst part about the trip was the ride up and back and the fact that I just didn't want to leave today. I will be back up there soon.[/b]
Why do you think we live here??? ;)
 

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Maine is by far the best bang for the buck in the north east. My only regret in your story is now one more person has learned the wonders of maine. :schild27:

I forgot to mention the run to escort station is awesome... Might want to do it on a day you can get gas though lol.
 

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Maine is by far the best bang for the buck in the north east. My only regret in your story is now one more person has learned the wonders of maine. :schild27:

I forgot to mention the run to escort station is awesome... Might want to do it on a day you can get gas though lol.[/b]
I have ridden there a couple times before but usually stayed at Deans in Portage. The good thing is the 8 1/2 hour ride to get there that is a definite bummer. I forgot to mention I was there for the whole week and saw about 25 sleds the whole time. It was actually nice to see some other life once in awhile.
 

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Maine is by far the best bang for the buck in the north east. My only regret in your story is now one more person has learned the wonders of maine. :schild27:

I forgot to mention the run to escort station is awesome... Might want to do it on a day you can get gas though lol.[/b]
I've done the Chamberlains to Escourt and back on a tank. Might wanna stay out of the throttle though. I clocked it at 120+ miles round trip. What a ride! We also were the first behind the groomer last year. Way cool, made it hard to stay out of the gas. Glad you liked our state. :schild27:
 

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I've done the Chamberlains to Escourt and back on a tank. Might wanna stay out of the throttle though. I clocked it at 120+ miles round trip. What a ride! We also were the first behind the groomer last year. Way cool, made it hard to stay out of the gas. Glad you liked our state. :schild27:[/b]

Yes we did!!! Didnt we Jeff.... the run was 126 miles round trip and we ran it at about 60-65 up and back to conserve a little fuel. That was the highlight of the week as far as I'm concerned, other than 85D Sunday AM. Both trips we were the only sleds on freshly groomed trails. My 06 Rev 800 used just over 8 gals for reference purposes on the Estcourt run....ROUND TRIP!!!
 

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I've done the Chamberlains to Escourt and back on a tank. Might wanna stay out of the throttle though. I clocked it at 120+ miles round trip. What a ride! We also were the first behind the groomer last year. Way cool, made it hard to stay out of the gas. Glad you liked our state. :schild27:[/b]

I only did the ride once last year. I filled up at johns I think it is, the place with the smoking hot older chick. From there we made it to escourt and back to johns or whatever the name of that place is. Think I took like 8 gallons... I aint afraid of no stinkin closed gas stations lol. :thumbsup:
 

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What speed limits......gotta love Maine[/b]
I can't imagine what it's like sleddin', worrying about a speeding fuggin' ticket...

At 125 miles I still got 25 hammer down miles to go, hammering the 125 to begin with....
 

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I just got back after one week in Dennistown "Just north of Jackman" .
Close to 1000 miles of riding and we barely saw a sled on the trails.
Snowed almost every day and would have ridden more if my wifes right thumb could have taken the abuse and the temps were a little warmer.
I think it was below zero for three days. Best week of early season riding in my lifetime.
 

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Prozac . . . my brother-in-law hails from Stafford Springs and come winter time he tries to make it up here as much as he can . . . and nearly every time he mentions how he finds it unbelievable in terms of the cost . . . said the $69 was nothing compared to how much it would cost him to sled out of Island Pond, Vermont (something like $300 for the trail pass/club membership, mandatory insurance and VAST registration) . . . and on top of all that he says it is much less crowded here and on top of that he actually prefers the tight, twisty trails that we have around where I live (I've taken him to the County and Millinocket and he really does like the local trails better for some reason.)

Now that you've learned the secret though . . . just be sure to keep the secret to yourself! ;) :)

Incidentally, if you like sledding in the winter you might also like ATVing many of those very same trails in the summer that you were on in the County.
 

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I only did the ride once last year. I filled up at johns I think it is, the place with the smoking hot older chick.




John's wife is pretty much legendary. For being 40+ she's on fire! She's pretty much half the reason why we hunt the Allagash every year.. Well, no the 160 class whitetail is the reason but she certainly makes it easier to make the trip to the store to "check out the deer reported"!!

OH yeah the escourt trail is mint! Just have to be careful of the deer yards! Especially this year, the deer are taking it HARD!!
 

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Prozac . . . my brother-in-law hails from Stafford Springs and come winter time he tries to make it up here as much as he can . . . and nearly every time he mentions how he finds it unbelievable in terms of the cost . . . said the $69 was nothing compared to how much it would cost him to sled out of Island Pond, Vermont (something like $300 for the trail pass/club membership, mandatory insurance and VAST registration) . . . and on top of all that he says it is much less crowded here and on top of that he actually prefers the tight, twisty trails that we have around where I live (I've taken him to the County and Millinocket and he really does like the local trails better for some reason.)

Now that you've learned the secret though . . . just be sure to keep the secret to yourself! ;) :)

Incidentally, if you like sledding in the winter you might also like ATVing many of those very same trails in the summer that you were on in the County.[/b]
My parents have a camp in stetson and I also prefer those tighter club trails but atleast one county trip a year just gets it done for some reason. I hope to get atleast on more trip up there this year.
 

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Here is the other Maine to ride in. Best scenery this side of Gaspe.[/b]
I have to agree. Maine, especially the County, has some absolutely unreal riding, but at the same time can't compare to the Gaspesie peninsula in Quebec....hands down the best scenery AND trails I have ever experienced on a sled.
 
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