CroMag 2012 September 20-23, Silver Lake State Park

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  1. mikewillsmith

    mikewillsmith Not the f'g fresh prince!

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    What can you say other than, its Cromag!
    Had a great time as usual. Lots of time moving and very little time with the camera.

    Always lots of this in VT
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    Spent Friday on the dual sport route, great route
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    Saturday theothersean lead us down into the depths
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    In the depths there was some of this :D
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    as well as a dead battery in my bike, but all was well in the end.
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    The long way back to Maine following Goodol was a blast. Miles and mile and miles of dirt and happy faces
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    Thanks to shrineclown and everyone who helps with the event. Thanks to PWRCRZR, theothersean and Goodol for the awesome rides.
    Can't wait until next year. :D
  2. mikewillsmith

    mikewillsmith Not the f'g fresh prince!

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    Heal well BBQer!
  3. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    Ah yes, I forgot to say thanks to Kyle in an earlier post for bringing the coffee. :*sip* Classy move.

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    The Peoples Pint in Greenfield, Mass. A good place to fuel up before heading out on the Puppy Dog Route.

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    Do you think 2 dump trucks piled high with wood will be enough? Apparently it is just enough. :evil

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    Gandalf cooking <s>caveman</s> Cromag style.

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    I likes me some potatoes, mmmmmm hhmmmmm.

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    Rob amazes Rena while the crew adds much needed wood to that tiny little fire.

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    Took a tour of Drop In Brewery in Middlebury with Jamie, Mary and Huck. They also have brewing classes there if you ever want to start a new career.

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    They have a special fermenter just to meet BBQers needs.

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    Top of App Gap.

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    Our two chefs giv'r on their new Wee Strom.

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    All ready to feed a hundred ADVers.

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    I probably don't want to hear the story behind this.

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    Sailing the high seas of Silver Lake.

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    no comment

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    Huck after fueling up at Eaton's.

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    Beautiful riding all weekend. I can't wait to do it again. :freaky
  4. Titania

    Titania Scourge of the East

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    LARGE thanks to Shrineclown for hosting (and I wish I could end the NHL lockout for you to show my gratitude...)

    Thanks to EvilClown and SkiBum69 for the, um... refreshments. Knocked me on my butt, they did. :norton

    CroMag is always the best par-tay because of all you FFs. Don't any of you change. Ever.

    And healing wishes out to BBQer and Kaw4Life, glad you're both home okay.
  5. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Sorry. Can't take credit for that stuff. That was Dave's (spifyd's [?]) handiwork.:deal

    He did a fine job, I might add.:bow:bow:bow
  6. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    This is better example,,i think.:D


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  7. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    Another fantastic Cromag on the books! Thanks a lot Clark for all the hard work. Looking forward to next year.
  8. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    In the event that the Mayans are wrong. Or that an asteroid does not hit the earth. That Buttercup does not cut the world ending fart. That we are all still taking air. Huck keeps threatening me with that, but he keeps on ticking. God forbid something were to actually happen, he would have to be our Bernie. I am going to throw out there again, if someone has an interest in taking over the event, let me know. If no one has an interest in taking CCR over, it will be the same place, the same time in 2013.

    I'll leave it out there for ten days, and then I will secure the facility and date if no one comes forward. :deal

    Now I almost feel bad for a comment in there.....so soon. :lol3
  9. Bikehigh

    Bikehigh Not Dead Yet

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    I sat down to dinner on Saturday night with the park ranger and his wife. I'm sorry to say I forgot their names like most others I briefly learned this weekend. That being said, a cooler couple of people who don't ride bikes I don't think it would be possible to find. Finding a place in a location as good as that, with an admistrator as laid back about people having fun as he seemed to be, seems like it would be an effort without reward.

    Keep on keepin on, brother shrineclown. You've set yourself up as an act that nobody could possibly want to follow. Your generosity and level of success is just too scary to even try and match. Besides that, I live in Philly. I can barely get people to come here ro grab my tags. Getting people to come here to camp and ride just ain't happening.
  10. 2twisted

    2twisted GoodNYou

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    Another CroMag in the books.....:clap

    And a big thanks to Shrineclown and all the others that keep putting this gig on. :freaky

    Great area for riding and exploring and always good to see old friends :deal

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    MZ and Tslapper coming through.

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    Another Vermont dirt rd.

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    Invation of the dualsports. :deal

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  11. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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  12. SixWatt

    SixWatt kicker of elves

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    Mary & I had (as always) a great time and enjoyed meeting those of you we had a chance to chat with. Good peeps for sure!

    Once we finally got everything unpacked, dried off, cleaned up and put away we figured out that you all donated a whopping $2257 to the Vermont Food Bank Saturday night. Give yourselves a pat on the back; that is going to do a lot of Vermonters a heap of good. I'll post a copy of the thank you letter when it arrives.

    Next year? I'm in!:thumb

    Cheers,
    Jaime
  13. Poacher Bob

    Poacher Bob Persona non grata

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    I wasn't the only one who took advantage of Clark's spare parts bin! :D

    Got 101 miles of dirt in on saturday..including the trip back to WLSP to fit the BMW clutch cable to the KDX..:clap
  14. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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  15. NewEnglander

    NewEnglander Been here awhile

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    First the formalities. I want to thank Clark for keeping this Great event alive. You dont know how many people you make happy by what you do. Its the riding/social event of the year for many of us.
    Thank Sixwatt and Wife for the great chow and donating your time end effort.
    Thanks to Beez for the very cool design on the stickers, its goin on the bike for sure.
    Thanks to all for making it a fun and friendly event. So many good people I cant count them all. Its like seeing family you didnt know you had.

    Now to a few pics and more fun.
    I had a superb ride on Saturday led by our fearless leader Spinalcracker (Mike) on his gizmo'd out F800 GS. We did the Bailey Hazen and more. Also In our group was ADKbeemer(Greg) who I had the pleasure of riding with a couple of years ago at Cromag, on his beautiful Super Tenere. On his trusty KLR was BeemerJim(Jim) smilin all the way. Last but definitely not least was Merlin III (Phil) on his expertly ridden pristine R1150 GS.
    All of these guys are a class act and I would ride with them anywhere. We had spectacular scenery, interaction with the locals(vt people are always colorful), good food, challenging terrain and great company. I even got a bit muddy. :eek1

    Heres some of the locals admiring the bikes.
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    We ended up here as visitors only. When my time comes its probably not a bad place to be a resident.
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    Beautiful views everywhere.
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    The Gang.
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    SALUTE!!
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    Takin a break.
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    Sorry there aren't more pictures. I was having too much fun riding.

    Hey Adam, have fun in Colorado! We will miss you next year. You could always ride out here on that KTM!
    Look forward to seeing you all again next year!:freaky
  16. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Well one thing I vowed during this trip is to start spending a little more time with maps before during and after a weekend of riding like this. I really need to start keeping and organizing files of tracks and routes.

    On Friday Mike, Carl, Gary and I headed out on the northern part of the VT dual sport loop that someone had posted a few years back. If I get a chance I will clean up the file and post it somewhere if I can figure out how.

    Not far into the first road we ran across this large tree in the road but with a little effort we made just enough of a hole to slip by

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    We found lots of great roads and trails to run just outside of camp...

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    some were not quite so big bike friendly though...Great job out there though Gary:clap:clap

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    Seem's every time poor Gary rides with he three of us he breaks something on one of his bikes :wink: I think this time the skid plate was the weak spot..

    the first few hours of riding was more 2 track and technical type roads, the latter part of the day was a lot of faster dirt roads..great views though

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    I think this shameless self shot was after Gary decided to split off with a group of riders doing a little less aggressive type roads

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    all in all a great day of riding:clap

    more later...
  17. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Was this road in Danville by any chance? It looks familiar.
  18. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

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    This year was done the old way...paper map and bikes without computers on board. It's a lost art, and certainly fun to do. Mike and I were riding our old BMW airheads. John was riding with us on his GS Adventure. This was good for the one time we were looking for Vermont route 116; John's GPS unit was a useful tool. Other than that, we were all paper all weekend.

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  19. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    It is not for lack of trying Clarky!
  20. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    No idea, sorry. I was just following GoodOl' around all day. He may have the track saved...