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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Rhode trip
Glad to hear it! You are right... the 'grassy...

Glad to hear it! You are right... the 'grassy knoll' is just a loop off the main track. It's easy to cut out by turning right where Flint Rd hits E. Hill Rd.


I checked Twilight Error's Spotwalla...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-30-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
:roflGee, did I forget to mention the OPEN MINE...

:roflGee, did I forget to mention the OPEN MINE SHAFT ? :eek1
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-30-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Cool. I think you'll enjoy it. Post up your...

Cool. I think you'll enjoy it. Post up your comments and/or photos!

PS: any complaints about the GPS file should be directed to JGormley :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Rhode trip
The Breakfast of Champions!

The Breakfast of Champions!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 06:34 PM
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Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Excellent. I'll keep an eyeball peeled. I have...

Excellent. I'll keep an eyeball peeled.
I have a birthday party for one of my favorite 2 year olds tomorrow that's curtailing my riding this weekend.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Good luck with the ride this weekend. I'm anxious...

Good luck with the ride this weekend. I'm anxious to hear what you think of the new additions to the route.
Looks like perfect weather. :thumb
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12,078
Views: 711,333
Posted By Rhode trip
Thanks, I checked his website. Looks like an...

Thanks, I checked his website. Looks like an expert. Prices look to be pretty fair too.


I like Razees. Have had them do stuff before and they always did a good job. Good suggestion.


...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2014, 11:57 AM
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Views: 711,333
Posted By Rhode trip
Any recommendations for a local shop to do some...

Any recommendations for a local shop to do some suspension work on my Yamaha TW200?
I have a new spring for the rear shock, and emulators, springs, seals and oil for the forks.
Need them all...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Makes sense to me. I'd call it a pretty ambitious...

Makes sense to me. I'd call it a pretty ambitious plan. To make Greenfield for noontime, I think you'll need to cherry-pick what you ride beforehand.
Even just the cruise up RT122 is a nice ride,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Lilolita, you'll be excited to know that this...

Lilolita, you'll be excited to know that this route also includes some of
Popple Camp Rd.

Definition of POPPLE (1)

chiefly dialect
: poplar...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Twilight Error, are you folks still planning to...

Twilight Error, are you folks still planning to head into Quebec? You are close to Magog, and can head there on some gravel:

...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
So anyway, on Friday we rode the route starting...

So anyway, on Friday we rode the route starting down at the beach. What we planned to do was to camp at Burlingame so we could get an early start, but we weren't ready Thursday evening and it was...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Great, now I want to go back and check it out....

Great, now I want to go back and check it out. That shortens the detour quite a bit.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
ooh, that would be good... define "interesting"...

ooh, that would be good... define "interesting" :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Thanks for using the Rhode Trip concierge...

Thanks for using the Rhode Trip concierge service.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/lynns8-23034_zpsb0bfb130.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-24-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Green River Bridge Detour on the Puppy Dog Route

On Saturday we rode the southern end of the Puppy Dog Route. The Green River covered bridge is closed for repair. So we turned right off Green River Rd on the last bridge in Mass, and rode north on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Hey Jerry, I thought you knew the Gpx you helped...

Hey Jerry, I thought you knew the Gpx you helped me with was for this thread. Lynn & I rode it today.
The program I used is Tyre. Free and easy to use but not doing off road is a drawback.

...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Camping near Greenfield, MA

About the only campground in the area is Barton Cove on Rte 2 near Turners Falls.

http://www.northquabbinwoods.org/entries/276
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Well, no one has ever described OUR riding pace...

Well, no one has ever described OUR riding pace as "brisk", but it will be interesting to see how long it takes without all the dead ends.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Tom Swamp Rd ...

Tom Swamp Rd

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/mid-mass8-15-2014066_zpsc5fd63ed.jpg

I think we are going to ride it end to end northbound on Friday.
It's 158 miles to Greenfield.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
a couple of notes

You can eliminate "The Grassy Knoll"
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/mid-mass8-15-2014006_zps9254118f.jpg

by turning right on E Hill Rd where Flint Rd crosses a paved road. This...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Thanks, JGormley!

:clap:clap Jerry has it all fixed up! Hopefully, I picked up some pointers.
This is the current GPX file.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Some more random shots ...

Some more random shots

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/mid-mass8-15-2014037_zpseaa40ce9.jpg
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Oops! 205'd by Twilight error. The mud and rocks...

Oops! 205'd by Twilight error. The mud and rocks are in that Gpx...not the Zen garden...or the grassy knoll...


No, the posted GPX doesn't include the new section. JGormley is helping me get a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-18-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
One spot further along is really weird...I've...

One spot further along is really weird...I've never seen this before:

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/mid-mass8-15-2014070_zps69977f06.jpg

The road through here, a downhill,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-18-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
The part you rode on Loring Hill Rd is still the...

The part you rode on Loring Hill Rd is still the hardest part as far as I am concerned.
This big mud pit is a PITA to get past...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-18-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
There's a road in here somewhere.....! ...

There's a road in here somewhere.....!
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/mid-mass8-15-2014006_zps9254118f.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-18-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Thanks! You are the first one to ride it end to...

Thanks! You are the first one to ride it end to end. I've only done stages so far and really had no idea of how long it would take.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-17-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Cool. Where did you start it? The updated route...

Cool. Where did you start it? The updated route adds a lot of dirt to the 2nd half.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-17-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
I just sent you a pm. The existing track...

I just sent you a pm.

The existing track does not show the newest route.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-16-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
I'm working on the GPX for the revised route from...

I'm working on the GPX for the revised route from North Spencer to Millers Falls. Lots of fun stuff:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/mid-mass8-15-2014014_zps2c7df3c1.jpg
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-16-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/m...

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/mid-mass8-15-2014001_zps9a8c3bf4.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/mid-mass8-15-2014005_zps664d58b4.jpg
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-16-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Nice one! Should get the mower attachment for the...

Nice one! Should get the mower attachment for the GS. :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-16-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Talking Where the F&%$# are we going?

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/mid-mass8-15-2014010_zps7bbf127a.jpg

We rode some new material yesterday. What a blast! Some of it doesn't seem to get much traffic. Is that a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-15-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 262,631
Posted By Rhode trip
Yeah, no heroics necessary.

Yeah, no heroics necessary.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-15-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 262,631
Posted By Rhode trip
We followed 'River Rd' not 'Green River Rd' past...

We followed 'River Rd' not 'Green River Rd' past a gun club where it turned into a woods road up to Packer Corner Rd in VT by mistake a couple of years ago. It went through fine, despite it not being...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-14-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By Rhode trip
Great ride report. Could not ask for nicer...

Great ride report. Could not ask for nicer weather.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-14-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By Rhode trip
Good luck with that. They don't like waiting for...

Good luck with that. They don't like waiting for their sales tax. Procrastination costs big time at the RIDMV. Ask me how I know. :cry
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-14-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Yup. current Gpx file see post #4 I should...

Yup. current Gpx file see post #4
I should have an upgraded route next week.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-13-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,192
Posted By Rhode trip
Yeah, definitely. Sorry we missed you and...

Yeah, definitely. Sorry we missed you and Cheesebot this weekend...we never made it to VT.
I'll pm you. I have some new roads to try.
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