We have to admit that the idea of moving our annual SpyderTalk Rally from the Smoky mountains to New York's Adirondacks left us with a bit of an uneasy feeling. Being based in New York State, we knew the Adirondacks offered great riding, through great towns, filled with great people...but would the SpyderTalk faithful want to follow us north? The answer...YES!!!
Friday morning started out at Howard Johnson's restaurant in Lake Placid. This HoJo's is only one of three in existence, and they put on a great spread. After breakfast, ryders hit the road to take a loop through some of the Adirondack's great roads for our first annual Poker Run. Ryders collected poker chips at the ten businesses on the route. Despite some very heavy rains, many ryders ended up collecting all ten chips along with some great stories of where they ate, who they met, and how they attempted to stay dry. Roberts Sports Center offered hots and hams at their dealerships throughout the day along with great service for all rally attendees.
And if all the smiles did not let us know that this year's event was a huge success, we had no doubt once ryders started asking us for the dates for next year's Spyders In The Adirondacks rally. We want to give a big thank you to BRP, Roberts Sports Center, the Lake Placid Howard Johnson's, Tail O'The Pup Barbeque, the Akwesasnse Mohawk Casino, Foremost Insurance, ISCI and all the businesses that handed out chips on our poker run. We especially want to thank all the SpyderTalkers that came to this year's event and reminded us just how great the Spyder Ryding community is....it's one big family that we are very proud to be a part of.
See 2011 SITA photo album at Can Am Spyder Forum