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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-18-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 42,907
Posted By alcontrast
hey Trips! Is it weird if I were to say I'm...

hey Trips! Is it weird if I were to say I'm bummed to see you guys are headed back home to here in New England?? I checked in on the ride report now and then and the longer it went on the more...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,285
Posted By alcontrast
but the sign on the tree.....

but the sign on the tree.....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 48,610
Posted By alcontrast
Casey; that's one of the reasons I like the...

Casey; that's one of the reasons I like the Roaming Rallies so much. That and how much people tend to look out for each other. The ride is now officially team based so we are expected to look out...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,285
Posted By alcontrast
http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A2FnVTVNo8c/VXmx...

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A2FnVTVNo8c/VXmxECKxG2I/AAAAAAAAC5Q/99Z9BQrzDzo/s1024-no/IMG_2206.JPG

so no two strokes allowed on the property? If I make it up I'd be on a 4T but that may not...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13,213
Views: 890,861
Posted By alcontrast
"The Pachaug Enduro Loop"...

"The Pachaug Enduro Loop" (http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/stateparks/maps/pachaugenduro.pdf) is at times like a true Enduro Race route with some substantial challenges to even smaller trail oriented...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-06-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13,213
Views: 890,861
Posted By alcontrast
+2

+2
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-05-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 55,859
Posted By alcontrast
I'm out for tonight. There's a slim chance I may...

I'm out for tonight. There's a slim chance I may ride up to camp out Saturday but that's a fairly long ride to just chill out at camp for an evening.. I do like that campground though! Oh and you all...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-02-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 48,610
Posted By alcontrast
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Cfsfcwrs0aQ/VW6...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Cfsfcwrs0aQ/VW6EJnTAooI/AAAAAAAAHYU/91_QoD46LYc/w1191-h893-no/IMG_1220.JPG
...
Forum: Canada 06-02-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,853
Posted By alcontrast
yeah, I was worried that there was a bike on it's...

yeah, I was worried that there was a bike on it's side under the surface of the "water". I am sure it was close to that for some unfortunate enthusiasts....
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-02-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 48,610
Posted By alcontrast
I was curious about the airstrip looking section...

I was curious about the airstrip looking section too. Was this on day 2? If so Team DualSpork managed to bypass it despite following the tracks 100%; as best we know. If it was in the later part of...
Forum: Canada 06-01-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,853
Posted By alcontrast
I am curious... ...

I am curious...



http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag120/raconnoly/Chris3_zpszw60feah.jpg

is there more than one bike in this photo? I assume there is but if so damn, that's brutal...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-25-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 48,610
Posted By alcontrast
Is it May yet???

Is it May yet???

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UQZp-wVJ1c8/VWPQrHfMXCI/AAAAAAAAHVs/L-pRKJwO8iI/w736-h552-no/IMG_1213.JPG
Oh shit, IT IS MAY!!! WTF!!

I AM still working on my bike but it's...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-18-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,367
Views: 256,430
Posted By alcontrast
New Tag

in keeping with the theme, sort of..

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zoL6nzGpcO8/VVqHy2GxupI/AAAAAAAAHUg/GDnHTXePDGM/w826-h620-no/IMG_1183.JPG

awww my sad little DRZ with it's silly hat.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-18-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4,367
Views: 256,430
Posted By alcontrast
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-m4cOC6V6jaM/VVq...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-m4cOC6V6jaM/VVqHx1P__qI/AAAAAAAAHUY/LS_V6nbXU2I/w826-h620-no/IMG_1181.JPG

Billings Lake, North Stonington CT. The other side of the lake is the Pachaug Loop!
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 48,610
Posted By alcontrast
I'm hesitant to click on my Team-mates link...

I'm hesitant to click on my Team-mates link because of the preview:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lBAiCTmXcVs/VVQiYJqtm3I/AAAAAAAAHRc/M5PUWCOBF1Q/w600-h421-no/wtf.jpg
so, there is that.. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5,464
Views: 571,805
Posted By alcontrast
DualGrampy.. I like your style but you should be...

DualGrampy.. I like your style but you should be careful about saying you can offer pelican cases for dirt[cheap] because you may get cheap bastards like me PM-ing you for deals!!! (I will try not...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 48,610
Posted By alcontrast
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c9TAITQ2Xzs/VU6...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c9TAITQ2Xzs/VU63zuGziRI/AAAAAAAAHRA/PaDdEx2CN9Y/s750/only%2520one.jpg

yeah Casey, what's with the bmw and newer KTM? Have you been holding out on us? And why...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-06-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 55,859
Posted By alcontrast
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N2lgF6L-hqQ/VUr...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N2lgF6L-hqQ/VUrKDc-DYsI/AAAAAAAAHPc/Zg8PmiQ7cvg/w563-h692-no/its%2Ba%2Bbraaap%2Bbasic.jpg

The opposite of a trap.. It's Braaap ON for RedNEK-2015! I put that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-06-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 55,859
Posted By alcontrast
I'm still hoping to head up for the weekend. I'm...

I'm still hoping to head up for the weekend. I'm glad to see there is a consensus on the date and that more than just a few people are looking to show up!

perhaps a new thread is in order though?...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 73,938
Posted By alcontrast
sorry I didn't make it.. As of this morning I had...

sorry I didn't make it.. As of this morning I had intended to but after working in NY most of the day and dealing with a fair amount of traffic on what is normally a 2.5 hour drive back I totally...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 48,610
Posted By alcontrast
Wink <iframe...

<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4F4qzPbcFiA?rel=0&vq=highres&autoplay=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

Just wait. The trails will be dry and the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 73,938
Posted By alcontrast
I should be driving through the central CT area ...

I should be driving through the central CT area (*84 east to 691 around 5-7pm Thursday so I may be able to stop by. I would be in a cage since I have to be carrying a bunch of equipment for work.....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 23,325
Posted By alcontrast
Nice to catch up with everyone. I should have...

Nice to catch up with everyone. I should have brought out the DRZ. It was a great weekend though. Thanks again Rob for putting it together.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 23,325
Posted By alcontrast
I'm planning / hoping to be there mid to late...

I'm planning / hoping to be there mid to late afternoon Friday.. The most I've done with my bikes since last fall was ride to the the gas station last weekend and top off the gas tanks. That's about...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,853
Posted By alcontrast
This is the main/only thread for the 2015 Roaming...

This is the main/only thread for the 2015 Roaming Rally right? It seems strangely quiet compared to previous years.

Mother nature hasn't been very accommodating to motor bikes here in NE...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-14-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 55,859
Posted By alcontrast
thanks.. I was leaning towards the Clarke 3.9...

thanks.. I was leaning towards the Clarke 3.9 which is supposedly a good fit and would give me about the same range (distance) as my F650gs.. perhaps even better. The DRZ is just a good deal less...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-14-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 55,859
Posted By alcontrast
is that yours Racer? If so what tank do you...

is that yours Racer? If so what tank do you have on there? I'm looking to pick up a larger tank for my 2005 400s... I read there are some possible fitment issues between the E and S models though...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-13-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 55,859
Posted By alcontrast
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww332/Apache-Ro...

http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww332/Apache-Rose/RedNEK%20and%20Roaming%20Rally%202013%20Trip/RoamingRally2013011.jpg

rear tire porn
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-12-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 135,314
Posted By alcontrast
or just ride in and park on a nearby sidewalk...

or just ride in and park on a nearby sidewalk like a proper ADV-er..


I'll probably drive..... :waysad
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-09-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 135,314
Posted By alcontrast
I should be able to make it on the 34th or...

I should be able to make it on the 34th or 25th... Most likely the 21st would work as well.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-07-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 55,859
Posted By alcontrast
if I can get Friday off I'll probably join the...

if I can get Friday off I'll probably join the pack. I'll probably ride the F650 up..
Forum: Canada 02-04-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,853
Posted By alcontrast
iphone for gps this year??

I'm going to do some searching in the "Layin Down Tracks" sub-forum but I suspect there is still not a reliable option (aka APP) for using my iphone for gps navigation on a ride like the RR 2015 RR.....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-30-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 55,859
Posted By alcontrast
agreed! Even if we are riding the best of what...

agreed! Even if we are riding the best of what the NEK has to offer we'll be jealous of you Barb! Have fun out there!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-28-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 42,907
Posted By alcontrast
agreed.. Nice ride report.. It made me regret...

agreed.. Nice ride report.. It made me regret being in this cold wasteland known as New England more than once the past few weeks!

I started planning some summer rides mostly because of this...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-28-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 55,859
Posted By alcontrast
June 6/7 at Rickers ponds sounds good to me.. ...

June 6/7 at Rickers ponds sounds good to me.. Did you however mean to say "take the bull by the horns???

if that weekend and the location being Ricker Pond S.P. is confirmed I'll go ahead and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-28-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13,213
Views: 890,861
Posted By alcontrast
what was/is the price tag on the 990 at...

what was/is the price tag on the 990 at Manchester Honda/KTM? I checked the site and the 990 doesn't show up in their pre-owned inventory listings for me... And any idea how accommodating they are...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-24-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 55,859
Posted By alcontrast
The southern New England contingent appears to be...

The southern New England contingent appears to be in agreement. Lets plan something even if it's just a bunch of us meeting up at a campground in your territory for a weekend. Good food, comradery...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-09-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 42,907
Posted By alcontrast
[QUOTE=Rhode trip;25879276]Every ride needs a...

[QUOTE=Rhode trip;25879276]Every ride needs a theme song, right? This one's ours:

http://youtu.be/mWOTdt9Bovk (http://youtu.be/mWOTdt9Bovk)



I always had an appreciation for that song but I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-02-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 135,314
Posted By alcontrast
so Boinoodle likes a hard spanking? I feel like...

so Boinoodle likes a hard spanking? I feel like there's a joke to made there but I can't figure out what it is....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-02-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 42,907
Posted By alcontrast
Coming from New England it's hard getting used to...

Coming from New England it's hard getting used to going through cattle gates when out west isn't it!?!?! I always feel like I'm trespassing or way off course as well.
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