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Old 10-05-20, 01:26 PM
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Lincoln, NH parking - riding the Kanc

Want to tap into the collective wisdom of experience here. Anyone ride the Kancamagus from the Lincoln side? What's the best public place to park for 4-5 hours? I found some public rides on RWGPS starting at the WMNF Gateway Visitors Center so I gave them a ring, but they said it's better to park in town as long as it's not overnight. I found on Street View some municipal parking in a shopping area, but for some reason I'm not too thrilled about it. Maybe I just want to avoid riding through Lincoln - what about parking at Loon, is that not cool? This picnic area off the main lot seems like would be an OK place to park, no?: https://goo.gl/maps/tRFNwQPAdiN3MVeMA
Guess it's my city parking anxiety speaking out.
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There's a Price Chopper on Main St., it's large lot, post office, movie theater, etc... I'm certain you could leave a car in a corner of the lot all day. It's NH, nobody is going to bother it.
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Fond memory of racing up the Kanc while crossing the country back unsupported back in 99. Battled two others (One is a member of this forum.) in the group. I eventually got dropped near the summit. It was a cold, rainy day in August. Rain stopped before the summit but picked up again during the descent of the east slope.
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
There's a Price Chopper on Main St., it's large lot, post office, movie theater, etc... I'm certain you could leave a car in a corner of the lot all day. It's NH, nobody is going to bother it.
Yeah, good point about NH.

So, I ended up parking at the Loon 'day use area' for an out and back to the pass: https://goo.gl/maps/tRFNwQPAdiN3MVeMA. There is just a sign saying 'no overnight parking, no fires, camping, or alcohol' and that's it. It was a nice, quiet place to get ready and I avoided biking through town. Saved me 4mi round trip, which actually resulted in the ride being quite short - under 22 miles.

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Fond memory of racing up the Kanc while crossing the country back unsupported back in ‘99. Battled two others (One is a member of this forum.) in the group. I eventually got dropped near the summit. It was a cold, rainy day in August. Rain stopped before the summit but picked up again during the descent of the east slope.
Gosh, I would not feel safe descending there on a wet road!
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