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View Results: Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:02 PM   #31
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How it go today? Any problems or confusion with the roll chart? Crashes? Or general funny things you NEED to share with us?
It was just Hoots Magoon and I today. Hoots caught a branch in the head that ended our journey early (he is okay..just a really bad headache). We made it to mile marker 15.9 "Total 30" before Hoots hit the pavement home and I back tracked to Spaulding Rd. (parking lot).

Pachaug stuff ---The puddles were all high. There were only a couple of times that we could go around them. Some were deep enough to give my engine a mud bath. Hoots had a spill or two (same spill spots as the Husky bike - the rocks right after the first bridge) and a funny rock climb. I lost a bolt to my handguard and Hoots lost a mirror ($$)---Hoots has some pics to share.

On my way back I ran into a pack of about 8 sweet KTM 2-strokes (all 07 & 08 models 250 to 300CC). Most of the guys riding were teens and one over 40 dude. They were riding a trail that started in West Coventry, RI that crossed the Pachaug trail around mile marker (13 to 15). They were from the same motorcycle club that ran the last "Thrill & Chill".

After running into the pack of KTMs I sped off like I was cool and hit a log in a deep puddle and went swimming (just out of their view ). Got a nice deep thigh bruse and soaked everything I was wearing in some funky ass nasty mud. There were some other guys (XR 250, KTM 300, Suzuki smaller trail bike 250 CC?) doing a short 30 mile Pachaug run that took off just before we did.

The trails had all new red on white markers that made the roll chart less of a necessity.

The weather was great....want to ride again the last weekend of August (Labor Day weekend).
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:27 AM   #32
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It was just Hoots Magoon and I today. Hoots caught a branch in the head that ended our journey early (he is okay..just a really bad headache).
When I came into my house, my wife first words were "You have a concussion." This was before I told her about the hit to the head. I still have a headache, but I'll be fine. If you haven't ridden Pachaug, it is a must do. Turnersville is an excellent guide and when he decides to go again, don't hesitate in going with him. Thanks for a great ride. I apologize again for having to bail out early.

I'm still not sure how this happened, remember I bumped my head earlier. I had just came out of two mud holes, and popped on to dry loom and strait on to this rock.



I had another spill just after the bridge close to North Shore Road. My mirror broke off, at this point my head was trobbing and I was spent.

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Old 08-11-2008, 02:51 PM   #33
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Anyone up for a ride Wednesday 13th or Thursday 14th? I know its short notice and a weekday:(
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:33 PM   #34
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It was just Hoots Magoon and I today. Hoots caught a branch in the head that ended our journey early (he is okay..just a really bad headache). We made it to mile marker 15.9 "Total 30" before Hoots hit the pavement home and I back tracked to Spaulding Rd. (parking lot).

Pachaug stuff ---The puddles were all high. There were only a couple of times that we could go around them. Some were deep enough to give my engine a mud bath. Hoots had a spill or two (same spill spots as the Husky bike - the rocks right after the first bridge) and a funny rock climb. I lost a bolt to my handguard and Hoots lost a mirror ($$)---Hoots has some pics to share.

On my way back I ran into a pack of about 8 sweet KTM 2-strokes (all 07 & 08 models 250 to 300CC). Most of the guys riding were teens and one over 40 dude. They were riding a trail that started in West Coventry, RI that crossed the Pachaug trail around mile marker (13 to 15). They were from the same motorcycle club that ran the last "Thrill & Chill".

After running into the pack of KTMs I sped off like I was cool and hit a log in a deep puddle and went swimming (just out of their view ). Got a nice deep thigh bruse and soaked everything I was wearing in some funky ass nasty mud. There were some other guys (XR 250, KTM 300, Suzuki smaller trail bike 250 CC?) doing a short 30 mile Pachaug run that took off just before we did.

The trails had all new red on white markers that made the roll chart less of a necessity.

The weather was great....want to ride again the last weekend of August (Labor Day weekend).
Hey I was one of those guys on the ktm's. I was on the 08' 200 in the blue and orange ktm gear. Came back after the ride and finally found the website you mentioned. We left from my brothers friends backyard in western coventry, RI. I had absolutely no clue where we were most of the time. Just kind of following the leader. Had to ride about six miles of whoops on an old railroad line to get out their, that sucked. Turned out to be about a 45mile loop for us. Hopefully Ill be getting my bike registered and plated soon, we pretty much turned back after we talked to you because none of us had plates with us. After Im registered Ill have to join you guys for a ride out there to try some new trails. Their were 5 of us, a 41yr old, two 18 yr olds, my 16yr old brother and me at 21. I know, tough to tell age through the helmets, plus they're all short anyways. Do you have an address where you guys park so I can map quest it? Ill have to figure out how to get out their sometime soon. Should have my bike registered in just a few weeks, waiting for some money. All those guys except me are registered. Also does it have to be CT registration to ride those trails or is RI fine? Also Im assuming head and tail lights are required as well correct?
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:12 PM   #35
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Rhode Island plates are fine as long as its a street plate, not an ATV plate. The parking lot is at Spaulding Road and Dow Road, Plainfield CT. A link is posted at the beginning of this thread. I'd be more then happy to lead the pack when ever you guys get the plates squared away.

It's at the intersection of Spaulding and Dow Roads in Plainfield. Mapquest here: http://www.mapquest.com/maps/219+Spa...Plainfield+ct/
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:38 PM   #36
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Rhode Island plates are fine as long as its a street plate, not an ATV plate. The parking lot is at Spaulding Road and Dow Road, Plainfield CT. A link is posted at the beginning of this thread. I'd be more then happy to lead the pack when ever you guys get the plates squared away.

It's at the intersection of Spaulding and Dow Roads in Plainfield. Mapquest here: http://www.mapquest.com/maps/219+Spa...Plainfield+ct/
Thanks a bunch, it would be great to have you lead. Only about 30 minutes from my house. Also, headlights required as well?
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:41 PM   #37
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A headlight is good, its required for the street anyway. Better to have all the gear/equipment for when the DEP are out. Dont want to give them an excuse to screw with you.
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:55 PM   #38
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A headlight is good, its required for the street anyway. Better to have all the gear/equipment for when the DEP are out. Dont want to give them an excuse to screw with you.
Very true. Hopefully I can have everything squared away in a month or so (starting a new job soon). Until then Ill stick to some NETRA hare scrambes. Thanks agian jbunceiii Ill post up on here again when everythings all set.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:31 PM   #39
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we pretty much turned back after we talked to you because none of us had plates with us. After Im registered Ill have to join you guys for a ride out there to try some new trails.
Sorry I spooked you guys about the plate. The Pachaug loop is about 20 odd miles of connector public paved roads to get to the 60 miles of trails. I have ridden the entire loop and it is worth the $$$$ to get your bike registered. jbunceiii and I are always up for a Pachaug ride if our schedules allow for it so let us know if/when you get a plate.


John - Can't make it this week. I can ride Moday, Friday and the weekends.
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:58 PM   #40
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Glad you guys had fun out there :) Im the guy who went in the beginning of the summer and came home to find my wife in labor ....... but we did do the whole loop .

Anyway the baby has put a damper on my riding this summer.... but I still would like to get out and do another patchaug run.........this year.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:20 PM   #41
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Glad you guys had fun out there :) Im the guy who went in the beginning of the summer and came home to find my wife in labor ....... but we did do the whole loop .

Anyway the baby has put a damper on my riding this summer.... but I still would like to get out and do another patchaug run.........this year.
I'm down for a ride whenever (no Tues, Weds, Thurs). There is plenty of Pachaug time left this year so just let us know if/when the wife will give you a day to play.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:47 PM   #42
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Glad you guys had fun out there :) Im the guy who went in the beginning of the summer and came home to find my wife in labor ....... but we did do the whole loop .

Anyway the baby has put a damper on my riding this summer.... but I still would like to get out and do another patchaug run.........this year.
Dont they make tail racks for kids? Strap the little guy on!
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:51 AM   #43
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Somers, CT Turkey Run

I rode at the Somers, CT NETRA Turkey Run on Sunday and it was a tough sweet ride. Over 100 bikes (95% KTM). The trails were rocky, muddy and very technical. Busted my ass about 4 times but made it to the end with a smile. Melted my pants on my dumped bike, broke my GPS mount, lost a brush guard and have blue knee caps but the Somers area was beautiful. I am 100% in for next year. You need a NETRA and/or AMA card, your bike has to be registerd and pass a sound test (96 dbs?)

Some guy had a helmet cam and posted the following vids.

first trail: http://www.vimeo.com/1555143

second trail: http://www.vimeo.com/1555236

third trail: http://www.vimeo.com/1555381

rest stop on trail, groups of bikes ride past: http://www.vimeo.com/1555436

fifth trail, uphill: http://www.vimeo.com/1555451

roots, rocks, mud: http://www.vimeo.com/1555551

Railroad track trail (fast): http://www.vimeo.com/1557182

RR track trail cont.: http://www.vimeo.com/1561334

Trail after concrete bridge: http://www.vimeo.com/1561919
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Sounds like it was fun. So you are now an official "C" racer? Whens the next race?
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:00 AM   #45
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Sounds like it was fun. So you are now an official "C" racer? Whens the next race?
The Lib Greens had the Red Fox event canceled in VT this coming weekend (even though NETRA won in court) but 9/7 is the next one (in NH). I would rather do another Pachaug loop instead of traveling that far. I am planning on dropping some $$$ on my suspension to have it setup better for my 250 lb. ass.

I spoke with some gear heads at Somers and they convinced me to get my bike setup. I watched a late 40 to 50 ish guy go over some crazy shit with ease and he said he has his suspention setup to handle it. They also told me if your front/rear is not "balanced" i.e. front harder/softer than rear you will have a "loose rear" sensation. One of the two guys had a 250 Yami and it did the job. I'm having my bike done at ccycle.com. Will cost around $650. They set it up based on your height and weight with correct springs, valves, oil, etc.

Let me know if anyone is planning for another loop. Haven't sent the bike in for work yet but I could plan around another ride if need be.
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