Berkshire Adventue Ride - 5/20/2012

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by viverrid, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    The event is back and so am I!

    I was the original Trailboss for this event back in 2005. I stepped down for the 2010 & 2011 events. Well, I still have incurable cancer but I'm not dead yet. So with help from Russ (Rusty Rocket) and Rich (Mad River Maz) I'm doing it one more time.

    Madrivermaz will be along shortly with the event poster.
    {Edit: Here is the revised event poster}
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  2. sallydog

    sallydog AVERAGE 78.1 MPD

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    :clap:clap
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  3. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    Awesome, the "I'm not dead yet ride"! Keep on keeping on, Vince.
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  4. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/grbSQ6O6kbs" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>
    "I'm not dead yet. I think I'll go for a ride!" :lol3

    Good on ya, Vin!

    Chris
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  5. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/arZdeg_fL-I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  6. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Trail Jester

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    Looking forward to another great route planned out by Vince. :clap

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  7. madrivermaz

    madrivermaz Old Fart

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    BERKSHIRE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Presents

    The Berkshire Big Adventure<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>


    (Vince&#8217;s &#8220;I&#8217;m Not Dead Yet&#8221; Ride)<o:p></o:p>

    Benefitting Hospice Care in the Berkshires & local Fire & Ambulances<o:p></o:p>

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 &#8211; 9:00AM Start

    An All-Day Tour of Dirt Roads, Back Roads & Unmaintained Roads<o:p></o:p>


    In Scenic Berkshire County, Massachusetts<o:p></o:p>

    128 mile Dualsport/Adventure Ride<o:p></o:p>

    (153 Miles with all optional Hero Sections)<o:p></o:p>

    Signup @ Otis Ridge 7:00AM-8:30AM Sunday<o:p></o:p>

    Riders&#8217; Meeting 8:40AM Sunday<o:p></o:p>

    Entry Fee $40, Pre-Entry $30 (by May 8th). Additional $5 if Non-AMA
    mail to: Berkshire Trail Riders Association - P.O. Box 601, Winsted, CT 06098
    Make Checks Payable to: Berkshire Trail Riders Association.


    Event Info: macintyre@sbcglobal.net or dualsport522@charter.net<o:p></o:p>
    Start/Finish @ Otis Ridge, 159 Monterey Rd.(Rte. 23), Otis, MA 01253
    gps coord: 42.196628,-73.098403

    BIKES TO BE STREET LEGAL & QUIET<o:p></o:p>
    DO NOT BRING YOUR ENDURO BIKE!!!

    Commemorative T-SHIRTS Available
    When Pre-entering, add an Additional $20 and Reserve Yours.
    Specifiy Your Size
    Limited Quantity<o:p></o:p>
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  8. madrivermaz

    madrivermaz Old Fart

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    CT Motels/Hotels Listed Closest First<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Quality Inn<o:p></o:p>
    395 Winsted Rd.<o:p></o:p>
    Torrington, CT 06790<o:p></o:p>
    860-496-8808<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Super 8 Motel<o:p></o:p>
    492 E. Main St.<o:p></o:p>
    Torrington, CT 06790<o:p></o:p>
    860-496-0811<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>

    MA Motels/Hotels Listed Closest First<o:p></o:p>

    Super 8 Motel<o:p></o:p>
    170 Housatonic St. (Rte. 20)<o:p></o:p>
    Lee, MA 01238<o:p></o:p>
    413-243-0143<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Sunset Motel (economy)<o:p></o:p>
    150 Housatonic St. (Rte. 20)<o:p></o:p>
    Lee, MA 01238<o:p></o:p>
    413-243-0302<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Best Value Inn (economy)<o:p></o:p>
    900 Pleasant St. (Rte 102)<o:p></o:p>
    Lee, MA 01238<o:p></o:p>
    413-243-0501<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Rodeway Inn (economy)<o:p></o:p>
    200 Laurel St. (Rte. 20)<o:p></o:p>
    Lee, MA 01238<o:p></o:p>
    413-243-0813<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Best Western/Black Swan Inn (upscale)<o:p></o:p>
    Laurel St (Rte. 20) @ Laurel Lake<o:p></o:p>
    Lee, MA 01238<o:p></o:p>
    413-243-2700<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Econo-Lodge<o:p></o:p>
    130 Pittsfield Rd. (Rtes. 7 & 20)<o:p></o:p>
    Lenox, MA 01240<o:p></o:p>
    413-637-4244<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Days Inn<o:p></o:p>
    194 Pittsfield Rd. (Rtes. 7 & 20)<o:p></o:p>
    Lenox, MA 01240<o:p></o:p>
    413-637-3560<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    The Yankee Inn (upscale)<o:p></o:p>
    461 Pittsfield Rd. (Rtes. 7 & 20)<o:p></o:p>
    Lenox, MA 01240<o:p></o:p>
    413-499-3700<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Howard Johnson Express Inn<o:p></o:p>
    462 Pittsfield Rd. (Rtes. 7 & 20)<o:p></o:p>
    Lenox, MA 01240<o:p></o:p>
    413-442-4000 <o:p></o:p>
    800-446-4656<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Mayflower Motor Inn (economy)<o:p></o:p>
    474 Pittsfield Rd. (Rtes. 7 & 20)<o:p></o:p>
    Lenox, MA 01240<o:p></o:p>
    413-443-4468<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Massachusetts State Campgrounds<o:p></o:p>

    http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/toll.htm<o:p></o:p>
    http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/gran.htm<o:p></o:p>
    http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/octm.htm<o:p></o:p>
    http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/bear.htm<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Private Campgrounds<o:p></o:p>

    White Pines Campground<o:p></o:p>
    232 Old North Rd.<o:p></o:p>
    Winsted, CT 06098<o:p></o:p>
    860-379-0124<o:p></o:p>
    800-622-6614<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Camp Overflow<o:p></o:p>
    PO 645<o:p></o:p>
    Otis, MA 01253<o:p></o:p>
    413-269-4036<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Prospect Mountain Campground<o:p></o:p>
    PO Box 323<o:p></o:p>
    1349 Main Rd. (Rte. 57)<o:p></o:p>
    Granville, MA 01034<o:p></o:p>
    888-550-4762<o:p></o:p>
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  9. Stellario

    Stellario Adventurer

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    is this ride suitable for a 1200GS (TCK80's of course)? I have done the Pine Barren with it....
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  10. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    I'll be there along with two other riders:clap
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  11. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    This ride is laid out with GS1200's as a target bike to be able to do the whole main route. Then alternate route options called hero sections are available along the main route with varying difficulty. It is the riders option to decide if they want to attempt something more challenging. The hero sections are graded as to their diffuculty, 1-5 with 1 being easiest and 5 being Erzberg.
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  12. rudyunknown

    rudyunknown Been here awhile

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    i will try my best to be at this ride, not everyday do u get to meet a person as Vince.....ride is secondary
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  13. Looksgoodinblack

    Looksgoodinblack Long timer

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    ... Me and my better half are in:clap
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  14. BBQer

    BBQer Who Me

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    Were you and your better half on a GS with alum. side cases?
    I think you may have followed us into the Tolland ferry hero section, sorry if so.

    Oh, and I'm in, too early to call Prospect Mt.? :clap
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  15. beemerjim

    beemerjim Been here awhile

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    Can't wait. Did the fall one last year and it was a blast!


    Jim


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  16. fuzzygalore

    fuzzygalore Wonder Woman

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    Yay!
    Had a great time doing this ride the past 2 years.
    But most of all, I'm glad to read that Vince is still "To be cont'd..." :clap
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  17. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Trail Jester

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    For the NYCFF's and everyone else riding (or trailering) in ... should we try to take over part of Prospect Mountain Campgrounds again? It would be great to have a central camping spot again this year.
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  18. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    It seems like the best spot to have the most people in one general area. I'll see if the cabins are available again.
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  19. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    Invite open to a tattooed freak from a Philly burb? I promise no Eagles or Phillies talk!
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  20. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Trail Jester

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    It's OK to come if you hate the Mets and don't say a word about the Giants. :D

    Kidding aside, have you been to our event before? It's a great ride and we have a lot of fun Saturday night camping out too!
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