CroMag Campout 2013 September 19-22

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by shrineclown, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Racer111v

    Racer111v Been here awhile

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    After surviving my first Cromag I think we will have a good day or two of two track next year. You shouldn't have any problem getting that 690 filthy.
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  2. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    From The New York Times

    Lure of Green Cards Brings Big Investments for Remote Resort in Vermont
    Developers with big plans for Jay Peak and nearby Newport have got millions in financing under a program that gives foreigners a green card in exchange for a $500,000 investment.
    http://nyti.ms/12P9JKQ

    Newport, Vt is a nice town on the border.



    George
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  3. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    Intersting piece Old Lion. Hope they don't run bust before they are done and leave a mess....although, it will be hard to take for some who do not like change.

    Happy New Years to all you FF's! I hope your pleasures are many and your troubles few in 2013.
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  4. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    Newport as well as Richford have had a lot of adjusting to do since we
    closed the border. They used to cross unhindered to go to the diners.
    No more.

    George
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  5. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Gear Grinder

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    As a guy who grew up in North Troy, I can say you are absolutely correct. btw, if you want to add 7 more miles to the top of the Puppy Dog route, google "vincent's road" ... :augie
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  6. ADKbeemer

    ADKbeemer Understanding Serendipity

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    Not too far from Gerald Bulls Supergun test site, eh? :D
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  7. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Gear Grinder

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    Not far at all. :deal

    Moved to the area at 10 years old, in 1979. Back then, the buildings on the US side were pretty much just as they'd been left... quickly. Still furnished, with coffee cups still on some of the desks. Weird, spooky stuff.

    The gun itself was apparently on the Canadian side, but back then we didn't know it- SRI had its own border crossing inside the compound so you didn't know when you'd crossed. I never saw the gun itself, but a lot of area kids did after they closed and before it got dismantled. There's a book out there called "the Man and the Gun" or something like that, about Bull's life.

    In the early 80's, if you knew where to go, you could ride a dirt bike or snowmobile up toward the end of the Long Trail and slip the fence and ride around inside the facility. When I was thirteenish another kid and I got chased out of there on our dirt bikes by "someone" and it was a long time before we ever went back in. No idea if they were cops, border patrol (very rare in those days), or what. We saw people in vehicles heading our way, and we split.

    Last time I was in the compound itself was about twelve years ago, the main office building was in a pretty serious state of disrepair. Rode by there this summer, there is a fairly substantial gate there now.

    Weird, crazy bizarre story. Makes you wonder how many other stories and places there are out there just like that one.
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  8. AndyCap

    AndyCap Mineral Oil Anyone?

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    Just saw this. I guess I am slipping.

    Yes, IN

    There is no way I would miss this. PM on the way Clark

    ______
    I love the lean-to auction idea!! It's a great way to raise $$ for a very worthy charity.
    No matter what, you will always have someone bitch about it.
    If you don't have the auction, people will bitch that other people came early and got the shelters. At least there is positive Karma attached to this may.
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  9. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    Gerald Bull
    Space Research Corp
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Research_Corporation

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    from:
    http://wikimapia.org/6587621/Gerald-Bull-s-Supergun-Testing-Grounds-Space-Research-Corporation

    Map at the top of the page.

    History:
    http://barbadosfreepress.wordpress....d-21-years-ago-was-it-the-israelis-americans/

    Quote:
    "
    On the evening of March 22, 1990, Dr. Gerald Bull got out of a car in
    Brussels, Belgium and headed back to his apartment.


    Gerald Bull got out of the elevator and walked toward his apartment.
    From the shadows another shadow stepped, holding a silenced pistol.

    Three shots were fired into the back of Gerald Bull and, after he fell, two more into his head for good measure.
    Gerald Bull was dead.


    "
    Whodunit?
    http://world.std.com/~jlr/doom/bull.htm

    The Book:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?index=books&linkCode=qs&keywords=089141438X

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    Bull's Eye: The Assassination and Life of Supergun Inventor Gerald Bull by James Adams
    is another book ISBN-10: 0812920090
    http://www.amazon.com/Bulls-Eye-Ass...TF8&qid=1357773926&sr=8-1&keywords=0812920090

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    George
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  10. ADKbeemer

    ADKbeemer Understanding Serendipity

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    ...not to hijack our Cromag thread but this is one of the reasons I like to ride and explore...you never know what is just around the corner right here in our New England backyard! :clap
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  11. Poacher Bob

    Poacher Bob Persona non grata

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    IN Thurs. Trailer. Absofreakinlutely meat...:deal
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  12. Racer111v

    Racer111v Been here awhile

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    Added a KTM 950 ADV to the family yesterday. Looking forward to riding two bikes at this years event...
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  13. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    :clap Congrats!
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  14. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

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    I've been told that The Worthy Burger in South Royalton, VT is excellent. It is housed in an old train station. Run by someone or people that used to run restaurants in NYC. I guess they know what they are doing in the kitchen. This place isn't too far from Silver Lake SP. I might have to make a lunch ride to check it out.
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  15. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

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    ...you can put me down as a yes, please, Clark.

    Friday. Carnivore. Riding in on the bike as it's a freaking bike rally, after all.
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  16. 280racer

    280racer AKA: WrongTiredGuy

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    Friday, Carnivore, Body Odor... errr... I mean... bike only
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  17. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    Geez, I had a wise crack ready to go and then there were follow ups. Glad you guys can make it! I was told to check out the Worthy Burger too. There are a few nice places to eat in SoRo.
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  18. Gregster

    Gregster Been here awhile

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    Great news about the Bernard General Store, that's a cool place. :*sip*
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  19. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    Where is Pugsley's report?
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  20. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    Bump, for your calendar.