Mount Washington, NH

Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: Bigbird48 On: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:58 pm

It seems we have some bikers here, and season is fast approaching, had mine out a couple times all ready this year, would like to find some people to ride with and maybe talk coal LOL . I'm especially interested, in riding and finding a cheaper source of coal.
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: ckf On: Tue May 04, 2010 8:56 am

Here's a photo of Mt Washington that I took on Saturday morning.

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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: NJJoe On: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:04 pm

I just rode the cog railway and the status with the steam locomotives is that they only run them first thing in the morning at 8:30 AM. They have cut back the steam trains from 3x to once a day. They would like to preserve the coal fired steam engines but we'll see how much longer they run them.

The engines are authentic and the sound of the steam chugging is a nice change to the normal diesel trains we are all accustomed in this day and age. I was surprised at his much unburned coal particles and soot literally spews out if the exhaust stack. It is so much that the rocks on each side of the track have been colored black with coal soot. Also, from the 100+ years of running, from the coal falling out of the tender from the up and down trips, there are literally tons of coal lining the tracks from the bottom all the way to the top of the summit. They burn bituminous coal and just for kicks I was actually able to gather up a plastic bag worth from the side of the tracks. Having never burned bitty before, I took it home and will experiment with it.
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:25 pm

Freddy wrote:Oh ya! Mt Washington...it's up there! My wife & I went up on a 1000cc Gold Wing Honda once. Near the top is a sharp turn, almost a U-turn, then it gets very steep. Those that have been up know where I mean. The tar has ended, it's just a bare rock road at that point. Right in the steepest part the idiot driving the car in front of us stopped to take a picture. I had no choice but to stop behind him. It too both front and rear brakes together to hold us. When the car left, his tires spun and he had trouble to get going, but he did, and left. My wife asked "How come you're not leaving?" Well, ya know, I was gathering courage...even now telling the story it makes my heart pitter patter... I said to her "This is where you earn your motorcycle license". To the right of us is a rock wall, to the left of us is where the Roadrunner drops rocks onto the coyote. I gave the engine about 6 grand of throttle and the clutch one hot supper. It was the one and only time that I felt the front end of a Gold Wing be light. Obviously I'm here typing, so we made it, but, wow.

Personally I would never take an automatic transmission car up there. You want something that you can leave in second gear and coast most of the way down. It's really hard on brakes and transmissions.

Automatic have 1 2 3 4 5 some have 6 gears drop it in first and go then in to 2 you up the hill
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:02 am

We took the cog up the mountain last year on our Honeymoon as the wife is from NH. God must be smiling on this marriage because it was 70 degrees up there and nothing but sun...a rarity I heard. Beautiful place to say the least.

The funny thing is, from our place in Maine, you can see Mt Washington and I used to joke with my wife that it was funny how I could see the Mountain from 150 miles away, yet she couldn't see it 14 miles away! :-) I love her, but I pick on her just the same. :-) :-)
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: Ed.A On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:23 pm

Bretton Woods snowboarding . Staying a Mt. Washington Hotel
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:36 pm

I'm adding a link to the Bicknell's Thrush Tours. Not only can you enjoy the beauty of the summer season, but check out this fleet of Vans converted to tracks for Winter tours!!!! If you have the testicular fortitude, then you can enjoy a sight not seen by the masses, but a small group of lucky individuals. This will shut-up the kids when you get above 3000 feet! Bring the cameras', video equipment...what a treat!!!

http://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/guided-tours/snowcoach/ Take a few minutes and check this out!
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:39 pm

Just checked the 2014 season for the Cog Railway. Looks like if you want steam it's the first train of the day starting Memorial Day weekend. Ed.A enjoy your trip. That Mt. Washington hotel is pretty fancy. Matt
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Re: Mount Washington, NH

PostBy: Ed.A On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:05 pm

DePippo79 wrote:Just checked the 2014 season for the Cog Railway. Looks like if you want steam it's the first train of the day starting Memorial Day weekend. Ed.A enjoy your trip. That Mt. Washington hotel is pretty fancy. Matt

Was surprised they run until New Years Day...have dress warm I guess.

Yeh, we love it there. We usually take 2/3days every Feb. to go (when the all the schools are in session). They have great stay-ski packages considering what you pay for the room and lift tickets it basically come out to ski/board for free.

Thinking of maybe another short stay in March...we'll see.

BTW, yes we did get a good amount of fresh powder.
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