2017 Motorcycle Vacation… Riding around Lake Placid

Posted: June 25, 2017 in Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, motorcycle touring
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Waking up at 7AM we looked out the window and it was pouring the rain. I looked at the weather radar and saw the above, sigh.  After breakfast we decided that we were going to ride anyway, this is a motorcycle vacation after all. 

Because it was raining we set our first destination as the top of Whiteface Mountain.  I have always wanted to stand in the middle of a rain cloud! 

WP_20170623_10_44_23_ProThe road to the top of the Whiteface Mountain is a toll road built in the 1930s.  At the top of the road is a pseudo castle (café and gift shop).  But to get to the top of the mountain you have to walk through a 400 foot tunnel cut into solid rock to an elevator.  The elevator will take you up 27 stories to the top.  If it was clear then I expect you could see some fantastic panoramic views. 

WP_20170623_12_42_48_ProFrom the top of Whiteface we headed into town to the Olympic Museum.  The museum is in the Olympic ice rank facility and while small packs in a lot of history.  This is a worthy stop if you are in the area. 

After some lunch we decided that we need to do some laundry and some general reorganization.  Tomorrow we head out to Vermont and New Hampshire.

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