North Berwick to Fryeburg Dual Sport Ride "2013"

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  1. team8

    team8 Been here awhile

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    Well its that time again folks, Despite the last failed attemp, lets do it again!


    Remember this is a follow the leader kinda ride, I have no maps to hand out or anything like that. We wait for the guy behind you so there's no lost bike's out there. There can be alot of waiting, you just never know.

    Date Saturday MAY 4th, Rain date Sunday May 5th

    Meet at Noble High School, Rt 9 North Berwick Maine

    Kick stands up at 9am,
    First leg to West Newfield is about 45miles, about 2.5 hrs give or take. Expect everything on this part, from single track, tight and technical, mudd, water, its all there, rocky river crossings, Not as bad as it sounds but its not gonna be easy either. Leave Panniers Home!!
    Here is a map of the intended route.
    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=217763024937046955629.0004dae1c6d80f41ca5e8&msa=0

    Lunch again at my house in West Newfeild, about half way to Fryeburg. I will supply food and drink like last year.

    Second leg from West Newfiled to Fryeburg is about 50 miles. This part will be much easier with some fantastic dirt roads with great scenic veiws.
    Here is the map of the second leg,there will be a re-route not shown on this map but I'm going to do away with a very nasty hill climb up near Eaton N.H. It will make it much more enjoyable.
    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msi...ll=43.830564,-71.014252&spn=0.530009,1.352692

    The third leg is the Quickest route from Fryeburg back to Noble, I have not mapped it out yet but there will be some dirt roads and some really cool twisty back roads, so the ride back wont be boring but easy.
    Here's the third leg map
    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=217763024937046955629.0004db8761ce894c2d470&msa=0

    This an unorganized ride, Ride at your own Risk!

    Link to last years event.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=774578&highlight=north+berwick+fryburg

    Here's some photo's of what to expect

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    Went through all of it with no problems on a Dr650. Water levels have gone way down.Just below the airbox!

    See more here http://team8.smugmug.com/Other/2013-MotorCycle-Pictures/29027770_7Pfj3g#!i=2469144702&k=BjHTCTL

    Who's up for it?

    team8
    OhBoy
    cjbiker
    bcliff
    Pmason
    Cattledog1969
    drc42
    UngaWunga
    Mikewillsmith
    wardensworry
    Dirty GSer
    Dewy1300
    Tripod ?
    gt_pedaler
    SMIFFXC
    ctslacker
    Cromoth
    Racer111v
    FreeTheBeast
    280racer
    sailer
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  2. OhBoy

    OhBoy Got Out

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    Yeah Wade, In.
    I'd pay a dollar for that
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    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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  4. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Not going to be able to make this one Wade as I will be on a ride/camping trip that weekend

    Glad to here your back up and back to "normal" this year:clap
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    Poacher Bob Persona non grata

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    Gonna miss this one..:cry
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    bcliff Been here awhile

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    Glad to hear you are back at it Wade.
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  7. Tonk

    Tonk Broken Adventurer

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    Not sure if I'm off for the weekend but if I am, I'm in. I'll know my schedule in the next couple days and let you know for sure. Will a Tiger 800xc be OK for the route? How much damage can be expected?

    It's great to see you guys doing it again this year and I look forward to meeting everyone. Thx
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    Pmason Been here awhile

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    :evil Can't wait!
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    dmottv Take the Long Way Home

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    :hmmmmm ............ :lurk

    I've got something else scheduled, but I'd rather be doing this!
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  10. team8

    team8 Been here awhile

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    MWValley Pro Motorcycle Gadget Guy (ret.)

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    Wade,

    Great to hear you're in good shape after last year's get-off. Good on ya mate. I don't know if I am going to have to work that day or not quite yet. Love to do the ride if'n I'm not working.

    As I mentioned last year, my house is actually on the northern end of the route. I am 2.5 miles west of the State Line Store/Gas Station at Fryeburg/Conway. As you leave the State Line Store (if you are heading west, don't know which direction you do the upper loop) on US 302, 2 miles later you bear left onto the Old Mill Road. My house is a half mile down that road. If you need a hand with anything (tools, air compressor, baling wire, bungy cord, you name it) just pull on in. Number 242 on the cedar post.
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  12. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    Glad to see you're doing this again Wade - this is an awesome ride. Not sure I'm going to make it this time though - I've got a couple other things in the works, but maybe . . .

    I rode the southern half of this a couple days ago from Noble up to 110. You may be aware of this already, but there's a couple short sections on the route that are closed at the moment.

    This sign is posted where the route splits off Ridlon Rd. Closed until 5/15/13.
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    I found this where the route heads into the woods off Diamond Hill Rd.
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    The puddles on Lord Rd are as deep as I've ever seen them . . . and deep mud too. I'm sure it'll be all dried out by ride time. :lol3
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    Hebo Hybo is a little wet right now too . . . just enough to make it interesting. :D
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  13. team8

    team8 Been here awhile

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    That trail closing off Diamond Hill is a big bummer! I was afraid of some of that. And no I haven't been out yet. Put a new rear tire on tonight and was gonna go out scouting sunday.
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  14. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    Last year I heard about this ride AFTER it was over. Glad I caught the thread ahead of time.

    Count me in! :clap
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    mikewillsmith Not the f'g fresh prince!

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    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    Looks like I'm in, unless things change.
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  19. Tonk

    Tonk Broken Adventurer

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    Looks like next year.... Working that weekend. Have fun out there and ride safe!!!
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  20. Dirty GSer

    Dirty GSer Been here awhile

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    Missed this the first time and it looked like so much fun!

    Love to join up with you this year if there's room for 4 another. :evil

    J
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