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Old 08-07-2005, 04:59 PM   #1
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nachtflug, thanks for the lunch! (aka, dullest trip report ever)

well, it was only 80 miles or so, but we got to see a really neat italian off road museum, had some good eats (thanks again scott, great to meet you!) and i got to go down my favorite road in massachusetts (lots of "oddities", train tunnels, hydro dams, defunct nuclear plant, etc...........) sorry if my first trip report's a boring, i didn't take many pictures

the museum, i've never seen so many ossas in my life:





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creepy train tunnel (disregard the non creepy family gathering in front of it) this was at one time the world's lognest train tunnel, i've walked about 3 miles into it before, found a small "house" built into the rock wall there and some vent shafts and other things, be neat to go through it on a small dirtbike.....



decomissioned nuclear plant, there is nothing left but the fuel now, the whole structure was still there 2 years ago, took them 10 years to remove the reactive stuff and 2 to take the rest down:


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Old 08-07-2005, 06:02 PM   #2
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Isn't that the Hoosac tunnel? That's still an active line and kinda dangerous to be playing around.

That's the most Ossa's I've ever seen in one pic by far
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Old 08-07-2005, 08:10 PM   #3
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yeah, thats the hoosic tunnel alright, i think it wasn't being used for a while, but its defenetly in service now, i won't go in there!
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Whoa...I've never seen so many pristine Ossa Pioneers in my life!! I remember drooling over one in a Shreveport, Louisiana shop back in the early 70s. That fiberglass bodywork was just too cool. I also spy a couple of nice Bultaco Alpinas in the background. These Spanish mounts started a lot of enduros back in the day ("started" being the operative word....).

Great pics of the museum -- thanks for posting!
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Old 08-08-2005, 04:38 AM   #5
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Good info on the Hoosac here:
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeobc7t/

Does anyone have anymore info on that museum? Location, name, hours?

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Old 08-08-2005, 09:55 AM   #6
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The museum is owned by Jim Hollerich who dominated the ISDT 6 day trials in the 70's and played host to the ISDT reunion a few years ago.

All the trophies you see were won by Jim.

Jim opened up the museum for folks from our rally. We also had part of our dual-sport ride on his property including a stop on one of his meadows:



There are no posted hours, the best bet is to drop by on Saturday morning or give a call first if you are coming from far away. He is located in Dalton, MA. I believe you can find him in the phone book.

He doesn't do television or the Internet.

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well, it was only 80 miles or so, but we got to see a really neat italian off road museum, had some good eats (thanks again scott, great to meet you!)
dude my pleasure on the lunch but watch your P's and Q's. Those things are all Spanish not Italian and there are people in SMOG that you really don't want to piss off. They make the Pagans and the Angels look like noisy camping section at the Honda Hoot.
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dude my pleasure on the lunch but watch your P's and Q's. Those things are all Spanish not Italian and there are people in SMOG that you really don't want to piss off. They make the Pagans and the Angels look like noisy camping section at the Honda Hoot.

hahah, ooops, shows you were my expertise ISN'T. i thought the ossas were italian and the bultacos spanish, well at least i can assume the Yankees were American, right???
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