The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

I just heard about the Trans Mass. Trail and I’ve spent a bit of time looking at it on Google Maps and seen a few videos of it on Youtube. It looks interesting and picturesque with a pavement and dirt ratio that looks very doable for even those riders who don’t have a lot of comfort on gravel or dirt. Watkins Glen National Park is on the way there and I’m thinking that would also make for an interesting stop off as the photographs I’ve seen of the place look fantastic.

I’m thinking it would make a good chapter in another book. Because I’m looking after my son during the week, my only opportunity for extended riding this year will be three day trips, which of course means long weekends. I also thought that a lot of us are in a similar boat and that a usual trip takes place over two to seven days and that the ten day or longer trip is only open to a few for the most part due to income or commitments, be they job or family.

My main issue is that in order to get to good riding from Mississauga, it’s usually a day trip for me anyway. Though PA and NY state have been fun and educational when I’m just going down for a rideabout.

I’m always up for new things so if any of you have some three day trips in the vein of the Trans Mass. Trail, I’d be very interested in hearing about it in the comments section.

Spring is right round the corner and it’s time to get the bike road ready.

2 thoughts on “Three Day Rides looking for your help

  1. Vlad says:

    You mentioned Pennsylvania. I like what they call Pennsylvania Wilds very much. The entire area bordered by highways 79, 86, 15 and 80 is practically one big national forest with sparse population, plenty to see and experience and no straight roads to mention. There’s something for everyone there and I wouldn’t mind spending weeks to explore the entire area. I’ve been there for a few days on multiple occasions and always had great time. The best thing is that the fun starts only about two hours from Toronto. I once went there for a day and still had ton of fun.

    The other option is Adirondacks, NY. Quite similar in terms sof sites and roads, although a bit more crowded.


  2. sabot03196 says:

    I haven’t had a chance to explore the Adirondacks but I’ve been eying them up for a while. they look suitably picturesque and full of windy road. I’ve done a fair bit of off roading in the PA Wilds though. The tracks for the most part are well groomed with the occasional technical bit that’s been washed out by weather. The only bad issue I ever encountered there was a farmer had dragged a ton of deadfall across the track to keep people off the bit that went through his property, I guess. That turned into a ten mile back track. You can’t always tell what’s a through road there, no matter what the map or GPS track says but then that’s true of anywhere.


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