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Old 10-28-2011, 05:38 AM   #286
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My son and I really want to do the Trans-Mass trail ride before the season ends (actually it is snowing here right now). I am ready to order a Garmin , probably the 76cx. I also would need the RAM mount for the handlebar. Am I correct that to load the GPS unit with Hulked Up's files that I first would need to buy maps and install them? If so, what maps and where do I get them? Mail order or off the web? Is there anything else for the GPS that I would need to be ready to do the Trans-Mass trail?
Thanks for any help that you can give me,
Jim

Technically, you don't have to have a mapset at all. I wouldn't recommend it, but with the Trans-Mass file you simply get a bread crumb path to follow that will show with or without a map on your gps.

You can get free mapsets for most garmin devices at GPSFileDepot. Some are good, some are not so good. Few are road routable. But, you can load the Massachusetts Topo for free, and have most roads shown on your gps.

For less than a C note, you can get a copy of CNNA NT and be able to road route (i.e. pick a point and have the gps follow roads to get there). Only buy the DVD. That will let you get to Starbucks, the nearest Holiday Inn, and the sometimes important waypoint "home".
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:50 PM   #287
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planning to attempt the tmt / puppy dog route this coming weekend (Nov 4th - 6th, 2011) and I was wondering if anyone up there in Western MA or southern VT could give a first hand report of what the situation is like up there.. Once you get electrical service back again of course!

will those dirt roads be cleared of downed trees by the weekend or is that being wildly optimistic?
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:19 AM   #288
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planning to attempt the tmt / puppy dog route this coming weekend (Nov 4th - 6th, 2011) and I was wondering if anyone up there in Western MA or southern VT could give a first hand report of what the situation is like up there.. Once you get electrical service back again of course!

will those dirt roads be cleared of downed trees by the weekend or is that being wildly optimistic?

Bring your chain saw and report back to us how much you get cleared
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:50 AM   #289
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No chainsaw but I could strap an axe to my bike. Bushwacking our way through the tmt/pdr makes it more of an adventure right?
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:19 PM   #290
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TMT/PDR this weekend!

Hey! I'll be rolling up the same way this weekend. Hopefully I'll see you on the way with (also hopefully) not-too-much bushwacking. Otherwise we'll find out how many trees I can hack up with my leatherman.

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Old 11-02-2011, 08:35 PM   #291
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nice dudedude... We'll be heading out on the trans mass trail (or whats left of it) from Winsted CT sometime friday morning.. Morning may be innacurate; before noon hopefully.. No plan other than that..

We'll be riding north and see how it goes.. There's about a 90% chance I actually will be strapping this item to my bike:



keep your eyes open for an F650gs and a DR650..
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:07 PM   #292
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See ya out there!

Note to self: Slow down when you see the axe-swinging bikers in the woods. Makes perfect sense.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:55 AM   #293
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I typically ride with an axe on long rides. They built New England in the 1600's with axes and I consider it standard on my packing list.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:09 AM   #294
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:24 AM   #295
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we didn't need an axe anywhere along the ride.. If we could have carried a bridge that would have been useful up in vt but overall the roads were great.. I can post some video later.

along the Trans-Mass Trail the only spot we had a little trouble was a washout around a culvert on Curtin Road but it looks like it's may be repaired in the near future if they get to it before winter..
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:31 PM   #296
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we didn't need an axe anywhere along the ride.. If we could have carried a bridge that would have been useful up in vt but overall the roads were great.. I can post some video later.

along the Trans-Mass Trail the only spot we had a little trouble was a washout around a culvert on Curtin Road but it looks like it's may be repaired in the near future if they get to it before winter..
Shame we didn't run into each other out there. Did you end up staying the night at Brattleboro? I could've sworn I saw a F650 and a DR parked on main street on Friday.
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we spent friday night in Fort Dummer state park (Brattleboro area) and had dinner that night at the Indian place in Brattleboro just off main st; India Palace according to google maps but we definitely parked the bikea on main st..

I think you may have been a little ahead of us friday since we got a late start.. Someone on a DS bike was a little ahead of us through the Curtin road section and again in that unmaintained partially paved "river road" section near route 9.. I assume anyone riding those two sections solo must have been on a TMT ride....
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:53 AM   #298
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video snipits of the ride last weekend



an overloaded f6650gs and a DR650, camping two nights in empty VT state parks, great weather, just a little cold at times..
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:51 AM   #299
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I ran the TMT (North to South) on Saturday. The snow's all gone and the Culvert at Curtin road (around waypoint 0691) is still a mess. Otherwise, it was an easy day. Big thanks to the builders of the GPX file! I had zero problems with navigation.
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:45 PM   #300
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Roll Charts?

Gonna try TMT-PDR this weekend-next week. Out of curiosity, does anyone have roll chart directions for the Trans-Mass? I have the Puppy Dog Route all set, I was just hoping to have a backup for the whole thing. I'm going to try to prove I can do it all with phone gps, but just in case...
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