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Old 03-14-2012, 05:49 PM   #31
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As a noob this video is both exhilarating and freightening at the same time.
The video emphasizes Hero Sections, plus (as noted) it was really wet that year.

The Main Route is intended to be rideable on a V-Strom with Tourances and is mainly a dirt road ride. People have done it on street bikes though this isn't recommended. Especially if wet.

This year, parts of a couple of the Hero Sections were a handful for a very experienced scout (enduro rider) on a 650. However nobody on a smaller thumper should expect an Enduro. Our club has both an Enduro and a Turkey Run (somehwat like an un-timed Enduro) on the schedule for later in the year. So if you want that, we have that. Just not on this ride.

Also, the unknown for this round is remaining erosion damage from last year's major storms. We already changed the route due to safety and impassible bridge-out closures. Then some of those, to our surprise, were repaired. What it comes down to is that some options were designated as Heroes due to erosion making for rough conditions. If the townships have gone in and repaired uninhabited dirt roads, then they won't be so heroic. We have been waiting for snow-out to get a look at those.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:58 PM   #32
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The video emphasizes Hero Sections, plus (as noted) it was really wet that year.

The Main Route is intended to be rideable on a V-Strom with Tourances and is mainly a dirt road ride. People have done it on street bikes though this isn't recommended. Especially if wet.
That what I was riding during my first ride in Berkshires.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:31 PM   #33
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Don't get discouraged. Last year was little more technical because of the rainy days before the event. Some sections of the video were taken at the hero sections and going little slower will help just remember to keep the momentum and look ahead where do you want go. It really is big bike friendly ride.
Thanks. I'm really looking forward to this.

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You could probably get a site the day you get there if you didnt want to do it in advance. Or you could share a tent site with rgb2cmyk. Tent sites are only $25 (for the first 2 adults) so if you guys split a site it would only be $12.50 each for the night. You can cancel any reservation 14 or more days prior without penalty.
I'm going to book a site tomorrow. If anyone wants to split it just PM me.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:25 AM   #34
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Since the campground sells wood for a not too badly marked up price, my suggestion is that it is iffy whether it is even worthwhile to bother hauling it in.

Even if legal, it is a undesireable practice as to pest infestation. Last year researchers had purple traps (looked a little like box kites) hanging from the trees all up and down the Rte. 8 to see if the Emerald Ash Borers had crossed that far into MA (they are in NY). Worcester, MA is infested with Longhorn Beetles and thousands of mature trees are being taken down and burned in an attempt to eliminate them.
Ok, I'll leave the firewood home. I heard the wood from the campsite was pretty bad last year (wet).

What happens when they bring Xmas trees from Canada or another state into MA???? Just curious.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:08 AM   #35
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Ok, I'll leave the firewood home. I heard the wood from the campsite was pretty bad last year (wet).
The wood last year was soaked through and through. No one could keep a camp fire lit. Since Prospect does allow campers to bring their own wood ... why don't we? Unless it is literally the law in MA that you can not. Does anyone know the Mass law?
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:35 AM   #36
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tent site splitting..

I'm going to book a site tomorrow. If anyone wants to split it just PM me.[/QUOTE]

I pm'd u
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:59 AM   #37
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The wood last year was soaked through and through. No one could keep a camp fire lit. Since Prospect does allow campers to bring their own wood ... why don't we? Unless it is literally the law in MA that you can not. Does anyone know the Mass law?
I say bring it on!

Why should Mass be the only state without the Asian Longhorn Beetle or Emarald Ash Borer?

No, no law prohibiting transporting logs into Mass. Just watch the log trucks rolling up Rt. 8 on any given weekday.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:15 AM   #38
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I say bring it on!

Why should Mass be the only state without the Asian Longhorn Beetle or Emarald Ash Borer?

No, no law prohibiting transporting logs into Mass. Just watch the log trucks rolling up Rt. 8 on any given weekday.
Well, the wood I am bringing was cut 7 miles from the Berkshires. Just over the border in NY. I doubt I will bring any bugs that haven't migrated to Mass all on their own.

But if people think this isn't the right thing to do. I am sure we can find someone near Prospect with a dry 1/2 cord of wood I can buy and bring to everyone for free.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:52 AM   #39
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Well, the wood I am bringing was cut 7 miles from the Berkshires. Just over the border in NY. I doubt I will bring any bugs that haven't migrated to Mass all on their own.

But if people think this isn't the right thing to do. I am sure we can find someone near Prospect with a dry 1/2 cord of wood I can buy and bring to everyone for free.
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there's enough lying on the side of the road from the storm just waiting for someone to grab. I guess I'll add a wedge and sledge hammer to my luggage for those of you who need a little strength training before the ride.
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I doubt I will bring any bugs that haven't migrated to Mass all on their own.

We'll be sure none of the bugs make it out alive.
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We'll be sure none of the bugs make it out alive.
What a flamer!
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:03 PM   #43
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Pine?

I have a quantity of pine that was cut earlier this last winter. Most people won't burn pine indoors in a woodstove or even a fireplace, but for an outdoor fire it could be entertaining.

The logs are about 12" diameter plus or minus and lengths maybe 6 feet (at the time, I just cut it up to sizes I could heave out of my driveway). If anyone wants it let me know. It is right alongside my driveway. No branches, no pine needles, just the pine trunk.

If anybody wanted it, I could even cut it up shorter for you. But only if you definitely want it, otherwise I'd rather not put the extra work into it for no reason.
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I have a quantity of pine that was cut earlier this last winter. Most people won't burn pine indoors in a woodstove or even a fireplace, but for an outdoor fire it could be entertaining.

The logs are about 12" diameter plus or minus and lengths maybe 6 feet (at the time, I just cut it up to sizes I could heave out of my driveway). If anyone wants it let me know. It is right alongside my driveway. No branches, no pine needles, just the pine trunk.

If anybody wanted it, I could even cut it up shorter for you. But only if you definitely want it, otherwise I'd rather not put the extra work into it for no reason.
I'll be up at Prospect Friday afternoon. If anyone comes in early enough, we can use my truck to get the pine. Like I said, I'll have a wedge and sledge to split it.
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I have a quantity of pine that was cut earlier this last winter. Most people won't burn pine indoors in a woodstove or even a fireplace, but for an outdoor fire it could be entertaining.

The logs are about 12" diameter plus or minus and lengths maybe 6 feet (at the time, I just cut it up to sizes I could heave out of my driveway). If anyone wants it let me know. It is right alongside my driveway. No branches, no pine needles, just the pine trunk.

If anybody wanted it, I could even cut it up shorter for you. But only if you definitely want it, otherwise I'd rather not put the extra work into it for no reason.
Pine!!!! No my friend (the word friend with a heavy spanish accent)!!! Pine is no good to cook an asado!!! Ay estos gringos locos!!!!

My firewood is from New Joisey, who knows what's in it

I'll purchase some on the way up on the Mass side.
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