2018 Berkshire Big Adventure

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Rusty Rocket, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. algunn

    algunn Adventuring in NJ

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    Looks like a couple of days to dry things out a little until we get saturated on Saturday.
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  2. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Just like the good ole days. Rained for something like the first 9 BBA's.
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  3. Undercover Poe

    Undercover Poe Been here awhile

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    Anyone want to ride a little on Friday while it’s still dry?


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  4. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    I've been watching the forecast model very closely - and it's improved significantly. Yesterday, the model had the rain start early Saturday morning. Now, it shows the rain holding off until Saturday afternoon. With any luck, that will be the case and the majority of the rain will pass by Sunday morning.

    Here's a link to the weather model, use the arrows to scroll though the hours.
    https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/

    :D
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  5. dualsport50

    dualsport50 Adventurer

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    I am seeing rain all day Saturday , even heavy at times. Sunday was a chance of showers. Hopefully we can get in one day that is fairly dry.
  6. jgormley

    jgormley Long timer

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    Due to the large puddles you won't even notice the rain...
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  7. algunn

    algunn Adventuring in NJ

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    I like Rob"s forecast better.
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  8. BTRrider

    BTRrider Adventurer

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    Its wasn't dry today, don't expect it to get any better before Saturday.
  9. Cattledog1969

    Cattledog1969 Been here awhile

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    What if the sunshines??
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  10. madrivermaz

    madrivermaz Old Fart

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    doesn't matter.........................................................it's mud season in the Berkshires!
  11. Mixxali4

    Mixxali4 Adventurer

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    It says rain or shine?!
  12. AtlasExp

    AtlasExp beer me

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    Do I need a noobby tires?
  13. nobody

    nobody motomaniac

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    We pre rode on 90-10 and 80-20 tires,skip the tough heroes and you should be fine...Take your time and don't drop the bike,I hate mud on handlebars...
  14. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    If you're not sure, and you want to do the hero sections, you probably should have knobbies
  15. lonsomecrow

    lonsomecrow Been here awhile

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    Whats the latest wweather report from there? :) I'm riding form NYC!
  16. madrivermaz

    madrivermaz Old Fart

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    I can see blue sky up the Naugatuck Valley right now. Buy yourself some Dawn detergent and use a few drops on all your lenses, polish it into them until clear. Don't rinse it off. It's an amazing product for clear viewing. I use it on my glasses and helmet shield both inside and outside. Water droplets form, but drain right away. No more fogged glasses or shields. This little trick was taught to me by inmate, Rusty Rocket.
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  17. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    You may want to bring a change of clothing.... and tie down the tent.... and knobbies.... :-)

    NOAA forecast:

    Saturday
    Showers, mainly after 8am. Patchy fog after 10am. High near 58. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Saturday Night
    Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Areas of fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Sunday
    Showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 2pm, then a chance of showers after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Areas of fog before 10am. High near 78. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
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  18. sparrow

    sparrow Long timer

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    How'd that suspension work out there?
  19. algunn

    algunn Adventuring in NJ

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    Gettin ready for a wet-n-wild weekend!

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  20. Undercover Poe

    Undercover Poe Been here awhile

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