knobby tired tag-`o-maine-ia

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by dirthauler, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. dirthauler

    dirthauler rolling rototiller

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    it's about time this happens here
    the rules;
    1. must be a legal off pavement riding area.
    2.you must get a pic of your bike at the head of the trail and at what you think is the biggest obstacle.
    3. reasonable directions, address and or gps coordinates should be provided. Also an idea of the difficulty of the riding to get the tag.
    4. no file photos.
    5. all of maine is in play.
    6. The VFR870 rule is in effect (bike must arive at the tag under it's own power
    7. 72 hours to post new tag, if time elapses, old tag is in play again
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  2. dirthauler

    dirthauler rolling rototiller

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    first tag!!:clap :clap
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    so this is on the end of the nelson road in chelsea but you've got to go through pittston to get there, the mud holes are a little deep but passable
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    turn left here and the trail leads to tinkam pond, sweet spot!!!
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  3. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    Does your bike need to be taking a nap to get credit for the tag... :dunno
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  4. dirthauler

    dirthauler rolling rototiller

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    hahaha! no there just wasn't level enough land handy to put it on the side stand, it was up against the tree, but it slipped down before i could snap the pic
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  5. Agitator

    Agitator Professional Ashole

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    Well- I went and checked-out Hauler's tag out in chelsea ^ and it was actually pretty sweet :deal

    There are some sections where it's twisty and technical and also some hi speed sections if you wanna' get on the throttle. A great selection of terrain. There may be other stuff to be explored (connected to the trail I was on) :evil

    This proves I was there :lol3

    (weapon of choice was my trusty little 610 :wink: )

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    I tagged another location. Stay tuned for images and directions to the spot. It's a good one!
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  6. Lobster Grrl

    Lobster Grrl Ground feeder

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    lg
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  7. mikewillsmith

    mikewillsmith Not the f'g fresh prince!

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  8. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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  9. Chromer

    Chromer Not going gentle

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    Aaaaand they're off! Great to see this getting off the ground.
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  10. dirthauler

    dirthauler rolling rototiller

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    comeon tator! post up a tag! i want it back! quick before tslapper fixes his dr!
    as an aside, anyone think of any other rules or changes to the rules?
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  11. Chromer

    Chromer Not going gentle

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    New tag posted within x hours (72?), or the old tag is still in play... Maybe longer would be appropriate for the dirt game. Little bikes don't eat miles like street bikes do.
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  12. Agitator

    Agitator Professional Ashole

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    Man- Haluer's horny for taggage :freaky

    This is my favorite new spot for this spring- and it's Hoppin' :deal

    No, there aren't other riders on the trail to get in your way, but there are plenty of rocks to jump over. Don't like that sort of thing? just go around 'em, it's not too difficult. There's only a small sample of mud but you can go right for it if you're into that sort of thing :rilla

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    GET THERE!
    In Augusta, go to where route 3 crosses the Kennebec river. Go EAST on Rt. 3. Pass under one set of power lines. They will follow you on the LH side. They will cross your road again. When they do, follow them (like I did ) If you don't like where they come-out then just ride the trail back to rt. 3 :deal

    These trails offer typical pole-line terrain but they aren't as horrendous as I had expected (no "last-man-standing" type of obstacles)

    :tough

    Lmk how you like them and then try to challenge me with a new spot :evil

    Thanks

    ~Tator
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  13. dirthauler

    dirthauler rolling rototiller

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    that seems reasonable, 72 hours? 4 days? seems plenty long enough to me. Any objections?
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  14. Tslapper

    Tslapper #!

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    No objections here. I expect this'll run a bit longer between tags.

    Hmmmm that 610 ain't much smaller than a 950....:rolleyes :D Maybe I'll mount the new knob tomorrow and go see.
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  15. dirthauler

    dirthauler rolling rototiller

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    dude! i know that place! you were just minutes from my place! ya shoulda stopped in! i sure hope tomorrow is a rainy day as much as today and sunday was! or what ever it's less then five miles, even if it's pouring! that tag is mine! hahahaha watch me get bruced now!
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  16. Agitator

    Agitator Professional Ashole

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    I've never ridden a 950 but they seem pretty nice. You should go try this place out- no sweat :clap
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  17. dirthauler

    dirthauler rolling rototiller

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    that trail was a blast, little short, but at least it cleared off here after work, but cold!!! i was gonna set a new tag tonight but i was just way to cold after that short ride. the new tag is gonna have to wait till tomorrow or sat
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  18. dirthauler

    dirthauler rolling rototiller

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    new tag
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    so all you google hounds should be able to find this one

    this is a nine mile loop trail and the only thing that will slow you down is a few of these
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    the highlight of the loop is a big pit thats all ridden out with all kinds of trails looping out and back the pit floor is all whoops and there are a few jumps set up and a few berm turns this pic doesn't really show all those things but i like the way tis one came out
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    but continue on after you're done playing and the trail loops right back around to where you started, if you've never been here you can get the whole loop done in a half an hour but more likely you'll spend all day
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  19. Tslapper

    Tslapper #!

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    I like that loop!
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  20. themobb

    themobb Is this thing on???

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    Howdy Mainers!

    My wife and I are sort of reverse snowbirds: We live in Florida and visit my father in law in Old Town during the summer.

    I've been following your "Tag" thread and it looks like a lot of fun. I'll have my 530 Exc this year and we should arrive the first week of June.

    So my question is: Will you let a part time Mainer play?


    Have fun!



    Lance
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