DARC II Adventure Bike Ride, June 16, 2013, Woodstock, VT

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Nice_Rumble, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Great ride and food Fred! Extra thanks for the fine pre-ride hospitality. :beer :kumbaya That was Sonny and Cher you and Chris were doing by the fire... right? :lol3

    Good to meet up and ride with everyone. Lots of great pics posted so far. Skip, great job of capturing the ride. Jon love the shot of goofy man by google eyed WR. :lol3

    I gotta get back to taking more pics on rides. I do have this gratutious WR shot with pure VT backdrop from Saturday's ride up the PDR. We also rode past this spot heading the other way on the main ride.
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    Also, here's a shot of Kelley Stand Rd (East of Arlington, VT) from the ride list heading up on Saturday. Might be a great hero/tech section for a future DARC ride... not so forgiving as a fall in the mud though.
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  2. tdvt

    tdvt Been here awhile

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    I'm guessing you made it through? Haven't been on that road since the late 90's.

    Looks like you guys had a nice day on Sunday. Pretty rainy up here in the NEK.
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  3. daninghram

    daninghram Doesn't give a duck.

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    i just picked up a 2006, I am in NH near Littleton if you ever need someone to ride with.:1drink
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  4. grind

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    Sounds good! I'm in Ferrisburgh VT if you are ever this way. Bring that bad boy to the next DARC!!!
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  5. AdvRich

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    Nope, that's as far as I went. I still had a good 4 hours of riding ahead of me plus riding solo. Its on the list to revisit though. :wink:

    Other than a few sprinkles, Sunday's rain held off until just the end. I had a nice 3.5 hr backroad tour ready to go in the GPS when I started home, but it was pouring pretty good shortly after hitting the road. So I took the two hour mainline back. Rained pretty steady and heavy at times over to Rutland before easing up.

    Rain you say..? In the NEK....? :lol3
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  6. prasta

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    Looks like every motorcycle trip pic I've ever taken... My bike with a different background.
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  7. Bleemus

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    For some reason SmugMug wants a password. Love to see the pics as I am planning on riding Kelly Stand tomorrow.
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  8. TrainReck

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    Not surprised you couldn't recognize the songs, Fred's piano was WAY out of tune. :rofl

    Nice hanging with you and Fred by the fire. Thanks to Fred for the hospitality and the awesome route! :clap

    This was a nice break for me because my next few weekends are filled with projects around the house.

    Chris
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  9. Fredo

    Fredo Turning VT Orange

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    Just so you all know, I had a blast working this one out, found new stuff, and more options for the next time, we run this ride.
    Look for DARC 3, if Skip lets me, I think we will run the Gap route, or Breadloaf area, could be a 200 mile day!! Buckle up

    Great Group and hope you all make it next time!!

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  10. Vt-Stromer

    Vt-Stromer Been here awhile

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  11. AdvRich

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    Sorry that's all the pics I took the whole weekend. My hope with these two shots was to give scale to the magnitude of mountainside redistribution, the true size of the rocks, and to spur some interest. As mentioned earlier, I didn't ride up it any further so its all unkown to me how truely rideable it is. On the map, the old road does go up quite a way along the river before gaining the ridge... it could be all stream bed not too much further up. The path to the left of the bike in the lower shot though, looks to be smoothed in a bit from vehichle traffic so it is being used somewhat. If I could break free it'd be good to give it a go with you today, but I'm back at the project list this week. Be safe and have a great exploration. Love to see a thread on it or some pics if you have the time.
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  12. Nice_Rumble

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    DARC III will be held on July 21. The start location is still in discussion.
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  13. AdvRich

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    :lol3

    Yep, good times. :super

    Oh yeah, the To Do list :deal

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  14. Bleemus

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    Thanks Rich. Using Tapatalk on the ipad and the photos were small but when I opened in Chrome they were fine. I used to ride that road all the time and shocked to still see that much damage left after Irene. Good friends own the cute house with all the gardens on the Arlington end and they almost lost everything.

    After seeing that photo you took I am sure that is way above my skill level considering I am on a new bike that is heavier than any thing I have owned before. Since I live so close (near Stratton) I may just take a ride up and see how far I can go comfortably from this end. Worth a look see.

    Cheers!
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  15. NHMoose

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    New to me 2011 WR250 rider here, looking for a jacket and pants. Have my eye on Motoport kevlar for summer use, looks like the rider in the yellow jacket is wearing what I think I want ;<)
    From the notes I think it's Jim?
    Please pm me with a phone number, I'd like to see how you like the jacket and if you'd recommend it.

    Hopefully I'll be ATG soon and can join in on a future ride.

    I'm registered and OHRV in NH, do I need a Vermont trail pass to join in?
    I'm keeping all stock drivetrain and exhaust, only added/adding comforts like a 3-gal fuel tank, rack, tail bag. Hand guards arrive tomorrow. Need to put together an IFAK too.

    Many thanks, enjoyed reading about the adventure!!
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  16. Nice_Rumble

    Nice_Rumble Long timer

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    Jim has been notified you want to discuss gear.

    No "Off Road" stickers needed in VT. That's only NH and MA that has double taxation.
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  17. sailer

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    I will reserve that date

    looks like I missed I good one, fred always put on a good ride and has a great spot up there,
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  18. Nice_Rumble

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    DARC III will be on July 21 and once again the staging venue will be from Fred Scotts house in Woodstock, VT. This ride will be traveling north up into the Barnard area where we'll pick up one of Bob Flemings rides and follow his GPS tracks.

    As always, Fred has offered camping and his fire pit to those riders coming from a distance or want to come up on Saturday afternoon.
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  19. Vt-Stromer

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    Sadly, I will be out of town. :cry
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