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Old 01-19-2020, 08:33 AM
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Itís that time of year to start planning for XSEast 2020. Two options. Western NY south, southeast of Buffalo, or central PA out of Williamsport. On the latter, EarlG sourced an article out of Rider magazine, https://ridermagazine.com/2018/04/02...-pennsylvania/

For central PA, Marty A has done some preliminary planning. The western route covers a good part of the same roads we hit a couple years ago when we had the XS East rally in Coudersport.

For WNY, Iíve plotted a two routes but lodging and dining options other than the Buffalo area are along interstate exits.

Let the discussion begin.
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:46 PM
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Just a minor clarification for the Central PA choice - some of the 1st day route covers some of the roads we did in 2016. The 2nd day route is all new.

If you vote for WNY that would be all new.

Let's hear some comments we need to make motel reservations soon.
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:30 AM
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WNY will tempt me. 13 years since last visit. Getting the time will be the challenge. Erie County NY would make dull ride. Between Westfield and Dunkirk would be real pretty along route 5. Ferry over Chautauqua Lake and eats in Bemus Point! Barcelona has a smoked fish place on the lake that might be world's best. Warren County PA will yield nice rides as well. Do they still repair roads up there?
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:35 PM
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WNY will tempt me. 13 years since last visit. Getting the time will be the challenge. Erie County NY would make dull ride. Between Westfield and Dunkirk would be real pretty along route 5. Ferry over Chautauqua Lake and eats in Bemus Point! Barcelona has a smoked fish place on the lake that might be world's best. Warren County PA will yield nice rides as well. Do they still repair roads up there?
Hey Marty
Would be great to ride some of your old home town roads with you.

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Old 01-20-2020, 07:40 PM
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Itís that time of year to start planning for XSEast 2020. Two options. Western NY south, southeast of Buffalo, or central PA out of Williamsport. On the latter, EarlG sourced an article out of Rider magazine, https://ridermagazine.com/2018/04/02...-pennsylvania/

For central PA, Marty A has done some preliminary planning. The western route covers a good part of the same roads we hit a couple years ago when we had the XS East rally in Coudersport.

For WNY, Iíve plotted a two routes but lodging and dining options other than the Buffalo area are along interstate exits.

Let the discussion begin.
Hi Darrel,
Both locations appeal to me. Earl's article has interesting routes.
If jetmechmarty will come all the way from Mississippi I'll vote for western NY. Not sure about the smoked fish though

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Old 01-20-2020, 10:00 PM
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I'm interested in either one.

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Old 01-21-2020, 08:06 AM
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Linda & I would be ecstatic to attend either location !!!

Found a pic last night from '95 prepped to go on our first rally

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Old 01-21-2020, 08:22 AM
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On the latter, EarlG sourced an article out of Rider magazine, https://ridermagazine.com/2018/04/02...-pennsylvania/
Scott Williams aka Bones, is well known to us ST folks. Always has good advice, with this being a pretty good article.
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:57 AM
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I'm interested, but it's 1,000 miles there and 1,000 miles back. Id' have to pull some strings. Not that I won't.
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:06 PM
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Scott Williams aka Bones, is well known to us ST folks. Always has good advice, with this being a pretty good article.
Bones is an excellent writer/rider..The area of PA he rode through and writes about based around Williamsport..has alot of great roads..little traffic...I recall a PA Grand Canyon STOC one year with the ST-Owners based in Wellsboro..a quaint New England style town..
I have heard there was an XSEast rally based in Wellsboro many moons ago..I have never done any XSEast rally there personally...
Western NY also has my interest..i guess a bike that could go the distance might be in order though....
Nice pics Marty...
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:34 PM
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Western NY

https://ridermagazine.com/2003/06/15...s-of-new-york/

I roughed out this guy's ride from 2003. He picked a few good roads, but his was only 100 miles long, so I added a few more stretches of roads to fill out a day. Too far away from Bemus Point for lunch, however.

The problem with WNY is nearly all the roads are in a grid pattern, much like Lord Simcoe's boringly safe grid pattern you see in the Toronto neighborhoods. In NY, you drive 2 miles, come to an intersection with 4 way stop, look towards the horizon and you can see the next intersection 2 miles straight ahead with another stop sign.

I'll keep trying to see if there are two days' of roads worthy of riding in WNY.

Anyone find any reports of decent riding in WNY send me a link.
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:04 PM
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https://ridermagazine.com/2003/06/15...s-of-new-york/

I roughed out this guy's ride from 2003. He picked a few good roads.
I've been all over his roads Marty. OK riding if one finds oneself in this area, but nothin' special.

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I'll keep trying to see if there are two days' of roads worthy of riding in WNY.
Good luck with that Marty.

I'll see if I can send ya something.
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Old 01-23-2020, 03:13 AM
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Sounds like y'all are intent on a NY rally...
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Old 01-23-2020, 05:55 AM
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As much as I'd like to get back to XS East, it isn't going to happen. Therefore, I won't be advocating for WNY any longer. I can think of many reasons to not go there in May (it might still be winter ). Wherever it is, I hope there's a good turnout.
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Old 01-24-2020, 09:50 AM
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As much as I'd like to get back to XS East, it isn't going to happen. Therefore, I won't be advocating for WNY any longer. I can think of many reasons to not go there in May (it might still be winter ). Wherever it is, I hope there's a good turnout.
Maybe we'll do one in SEOH next year, that way it's just a day trip for you to get here...
ya old softie!
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