Mountain Lake MABDR
Riders : Ashish, BJ| Date : Jan 20-21 2023 | Miles : 500
Day 1 : Though it says 2 days, we were out for a total of 24 hours. Left from the gas station at 2pm and were back home by 3pm the next day. It was a fun and interesting day. It was pretty cold once we hit the mountains and from there on it only got worse. Mountain Lake Lodge is the place where Dirty Dancing was shot. We stayed there for the night. Its a beautiful place to stay and is right on MABDR route. We didnt have any plans of riding MABDR. Retied for the day with a delicious buffet dinner and drinks at the lodge.
Day 2 : We headed towards Paint Bank Swinging Bridge Restaurant. Its a cool little restaurant with a lot of history. When we were leaving from there, it was snowing and temperature was 20 degrees Fahrenheit. It was cold but we had heated gear so we would be fine. Realized that we have to ride MABDR for an hour if we need to get to Paint Bank. We both agreed that it was a very wise decision to ride MABDR on 900 lbs touring bikes in 20 degrees over freezing ice!! Well we reached Paint Bank safe and enjoyed the tasty brunch they offer. If you havent been here, I highly recommend stopping.
On our way home we decided to stop at the Trump Store. It is definitely worth the stop. There is a variety of merchandise related to Trump, 2nd Amendment, pro-law enforcement, and other conservative topics. Some of it is very humorous. There is a life size Trump and Melania and the owners will gladly take your pic.