1. bogboy

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    D2R2 = Deerfield Dirt Road Randoneer

    Here is a ride in the Berkshires that is 70% dirt roads with 15,000 ft of total climbing. I did this as a bike ride in 9:15 hours. It was brutal. This bicycle ride happens every year in august and is a blast.

    Ive done this on my GS as well with 2 friends and it makes for a great ride on mostly dirt. Start in Deerfield Ma. and end there as well. There are many options to bail as you cross rt. 2 a couple of times. I hope this link works, if not I will try a different link in a couple of weeks.

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  2. rustbucket

    rustbucket Been here awhile

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    Seems like this forum doesn't get a lot of traffic, but I'd like to check this route out (if I can figure out how to load the dang thing on my GPS). A bunch of my friends did the sufferfest riding it on bicycles, so I'd like to see just how much they suffered. :rofl

    Anyone interested in making the trip, drop me a PM.
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  3. bogboy

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    Ill do this with you next spring if you like. Bring some friends
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  4. pmkstrom

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    I'd be into riding this sooner than later. I've done the shorter, 60+ mile version on bike and it was a hoot. .. .tough but fun.

    pmkstrom
    acton ma
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  5. MisterMo

    MisterMo mach schnell!

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    I'd like to ride this too. I'm limited to weekends and even on those, I have sketchy availability.
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  6. bogboy

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    Hey pmkstrom,

    You still up for this? I live in Westford. I just saw your post here
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  7. pmkstrom

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    Hey bogboy

    Sorry for the delayed response.I've been on vacation in northern VT -- great moto'ing!

    Yes, I'd be very interested in doing it soon. I can't this weekend (though Saturday might be a possibility). What do you think of the following weekend?
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  8. rustbucket

    rustbucket Been here awhile

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    Hey Guys,

    I'd love to do this on Saturday of next weekend (7/28). My GPS has gone to the next life, and I don't have the funds for a replacement just yet, so I'd need the help of some less navigation device challenged folks...

    -Josh

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  9. bogboy

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    Hey Rustbucket
    I could do this saturday. Can you get up early? I am using my hiking gps but it works and some of my memory in my head works. Between the 2 we could do this
    Let me know what you think
    John B
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  10. bogboy

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    Hey pmkstrom
    We could do this saturday with rusbucket,
    Let me know what you think. My wife says go:rofl. I may be a little off on the route but it'll be great and still work
    John B
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  11. rustbucket

    rustbucket Been here awhile

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    I'm down! I need to flip my flippin rear tire around, which I mounted backwards last weekend (doh!), but should otherwise be good to go.

    I may be able to find an app to load the track on my phone...

    Josh

    Sent from my phone with magic.
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  12. bogboy

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    Cool

    Ill work on getting tracks on my gps as well. Should have no problem, but I can only load 400 points at a time
    John
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  13. bogboy

    bogboy Adventurer

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    I was able to get the route on my etrex 400 points at a time, so I have the route all loaded
    John
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  14. rustbucket

    rustbucket Been here awhile

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    Looks like I'm out for this weekend - hall pass was revoked by the boss. :(
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  15. pmkstrom

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    Sorry for the late reply. We're not around this weekend -- going moto camping in Maine.

    pmk
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  16. bogboy

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    Bummer, We can try some other time
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  17. bogboy

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    Did a solo trip to check things out anyway. This can be done in 3.5 hours no problem. There is a little bit more tar than 4 years ago. Maybe a total of 4 miles and 1 bridge on the dangerous downhill is washed out from last years floods. Not a big deal because there is only one way to go. The nasty downhill is also grated now so the whole ride is awesome . I left my house in Westford at 5:30 and back by 1:30 I stopped a few times for coffee but you could bang this out quicker. I will do again in a few weeks if anyone is interested. Just throwing it out there.

    John
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  18. MisterMo

    MisterMo mach schnell!

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    I'm riding the 100K bicycle event in a couple weeks. I'd be up for a moto trip, possibly next Sunday (8/12). If anyone's interested, PM me since I don't come back here much.
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