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06-18-2019 05:11 PM
mr4teth My first time there (7th-9th) We really didn't partake in too much "rally stuff" but the little we did it seemed on the small side and not really energetic, but again we were there early.

The area around Laconia is absolutely beautiful and having perfect weather really helped out! Best parts of the trip was, of course the ride back and forth but Mt Washington, RT93 heading back to Tilton, the Kancamungus, High Roller lobster rolls (Portland), Bisell Brothers Beer (Portland) and Casamigos Mexican restaurant in Tilton.

Not sure I would do Laconia Bike week again but I would definitely like to explore more of the northeast!
06-17-2019 09:08 AM
puckoach Well, it 's over for 2019.

Please post your observations, if you made it to the event !

For me, our crew had a great time. The new third house, within walking distance, had the crew together more often. Crew spent a lot of time at Tower Hill, and the Road House Tent. Certainly some Spoke time too.

First Saturday and Sunday were busy. Great weather. Saturday saw the back up reaching back to the NASWA.

Sunday we stayed Local, attending Manchuka in the afternoon. Then, watching the Bruins game Sunday night was awesome. 20+ in the house or on the driveway. Lot's of visitors too !

Monday's ride was to the Woodstock, across the Kanc, then lunch at the pig.

Tuesday rain slowed the start for us, and probably stopped most from day tripping. Was a bit of a ghost town.

Wednesday riding for me was curtailed, as I headed back home for Bruins Game 7, well at least I showed up....

The Antler/Boot Hill was indeed open.

Vendor count was certainly down. With Farro's hill down some, and the Drive In empty. Harley did run demo rides from the Track, and Laconia Harley. Who's vendors were a little better, in quality. Down some in volume, up at the Turkey lot. Considering it's a hot topic on this site, was surprised that I did not see one vendor, doing Boom conversions to the Sony.

The wet spring certainly limited some of the re-paving. Plus, did a bit more mud season damage.

I certainly did not get to see even 20% of the bands. But, what I saw were once again good. In case my feelings are not clear, I think the Rally and businesses screw up by not having early music schedule announcements. As well as the elementary school level rally web site, that almost prevents you from seeing venue schedules.

If you made it to the area, post your thoughts !!!!
06-02-2019 05:38 PM
Glider Rider I'll throw it out there.
If anyone is interested in getting together on Thurs the 13th for lunch, lets meet at Dominicks Restaurant, 346 Suncook Valley Rd (Route 28) in Chichester.
Across the street is Grateful Sleds. If you can't make the Meet & Greet, he has lots of bike week events. Stop in and pick up a Grateful Sleds T shirt.
Who's in???
06-02-2019 11:38 AM
mr4teth
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Long hours to get to Laconia from State College. Our crew was in Gettysburg last August.



As I always suggest, take a look at the New England Riders site. There is no better site, for "Best Rides". That said, you could take 20 weeks to ride all that is in between you, and Laconia.



As stated in this thread, from Laconia/Weirs Beach, RT 3 North. Then 3 choices, RT 112 East - Kancamungus, or further north to Rt 302, which will get you thru both notches, or over the top to Twin Mountain and down to Mt Washington. (discussed earlier in this thread). Personally, I would ride up to 302, go east, back across on Rt 112.



Again, earlier in the thread there are Maine NH seacoast ride. I suggest that.



Don't know what town you are staying, or how long. Post that up for better advice.



Apes below shoulders !


Thanks man! We are staying at the Holiday Inn in Tilton.


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06-02-2019 07:08 AM
USMC0341 Cool. I am good with the HA in my area. Live and let Live.....have fun, leave the BS, and don't be a dick. That is what I live by. Thanks puckaoch for all the help.
06-02-2019 07:04 AM
USMC0341 I was just at Bike week last week also! Was at Mad River on Friday and Saturday and went to the Jack Daniel's Barrel House Saloon.
06-01-2019 10:14 AM
puckoach Six days to Go !!!!!!

One of my favorite Music Venues, Music at the Market Place/Patio Garden has published it's line up !!! I will be there Sunday afternoon. Possible Weds evening too.

Party Central « WEIRS BEACH ? WHERE LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE BEGINS

Broken Spoke, still nothing posted.

NASWA - James Montgomery ! I am usually the Bikini Contest on Thursday with fellow forum member DJ Man

https://bikeweek.com/organizer/the-naswa-resort/

Road House Schedule - jam packed !

Laconiaroadhouse ? The Laconia Roadhouse is the biggest and best entertainment complex at Laconia Motorcycle Week | Laconia, New Hampshire

The Big House - formerly Paradise. Shovelhead on Wednesday

https://www.facebook.com/pg/bighousenightclub/events/

NEWS

Something happening at the old Antler/Boot Hill site:

LaconiaBikeWeek.net ? View topic - Boot Hill Saloon - Laconia 2019

Meredith / Laconia Harley - All the details on the Link Below. Noted changes from earlier posts in this thread;

Demo Truck is at Dealer, not at the Drive In, or Track.

https://inbound.laconiaharley.com/la...dson-bike-week

Ride to the Sky leaving from Dealer is Thursday. Might be one Monday, from Rally headquarters. Official Web Site advertises one on Monday 10th, which was last years date. Not listed under events.
I emailed them to correct. Will advise if I get answer.

More in coming days, gotta wash the bike.....
06-01-2019 09:30 AM
puckoach
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Originally Posted by USMC0341 View Post
Hello All, can anyone tell me what is the prominent club is that shows up at Laconia? I am coming up with some family and friends that are in a riders club and I just want to let them know if they may have any issues.

Thanks.
One would say that HA are the Host % Club. They have a long term relationship with the "rally", public safety, and some businesses. All want the Rally to succeed.

Most of their presence is in the Road House (Farros Grill hill) bridge area and on Lakeside Ave.

There are plenty of non % vests at the Rally. I am not versed enough to comment on the % club community. Who gets along with whom, is probably best answered by club members.

There are some that say don't wear red while at the rally. They do have support wear retail locations.

But, if you just go and have fun, be respectful, and don't argue with anyone, you won't have a problem.
06-01-2019 09:17 AM
puckoach
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Me and two buddies from Pittsburgh are heading up Friday the 7th for the weekend. Not much time to ride while there but thinking Saturday Mt Washington and Sunday I'm looking for a good ride to Maine so we can scratch that state off our list. Any suggestions?
Long hours to get to Laconia from State College. Our crew was in Gettysburg last August.

As I always suggest, take a look at the New England Riders site. There is no better site, for "Best Rides". That said, you could take 20 weeks to ride all that is in between you, and Laconia.

As stated in this thread, from Laconia/Weirs Beach, RT 3 North. Then 3 choices, RT 112 East - Kancamungus, or further north to Rt 302, which will get you thru both notches, or over the top to Twin Mountain and down to Mt Washington. (discussed earlier in this thread). Personally, I would ride up to 302, go east, back across on Rt 112.

Again, earlier in the thread there are Maine NH seacoast ride. I suggest that.

Don't know what town you are staying, or how long. Post that up for better advice.

Apes below shoulders !
05-29-2019 07:01 PM
USMC0341
Laconia 2019

Hello All, can anyone tell me what is the prominent club is that shows up at Laconia? I am coming up with some family and friends that are in a riders club and I just want to let them know if they may have any issues.

Thanks.
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