Northwest CT dirt road mapping quest

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by btao, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Jstrummer

    Jstrummer Been here awhile

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    Can't make Blackies today, but I am going to work till 11 tomorrow or so and plan to be at The starting point at Southbury Falls by noon.
  2. 2Wheelfury

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    Can anyone meet up around 10?

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  3. Scottyluc

    Scottyluc Been here awhile

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    You guys suck lol!
    I rode to work today. I plan on getting out this afternoon but I won't be riding until 3pm. I may do some exploring. I have a route with some different roads that someone gave me.
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  4. Scottyluc

    Scottyluc Been here awhile

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    Does anyone have a dirt rd route from NW CT to Lake George?
  5. Jstrummer

    Jstrummer Been here awhile

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    Headed to Dirt Daze?

    That would be a nice ride
  6. Scottyluc

    Scottyluc Been here awhile

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    Thinking about it. Just received an invite! IT's the same weekend as the Conserve the Ride rally in PA. Trying to pick one.
  7. 2Wheelfury

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    I got a $100 coupon from Dirt Dayz. It goes toward a discount if you buy a Tom Tom Rider 400. The reviews looked good so I bought one.

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  8. yumerider

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    just wondering what the status of creating the loops was. I am a newbie on non pavement; have a 2006 f650gs with road tires. But would love to explore and ride on some easy off-road routes.
  9. Boianovich

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    Put some 50/50 tires on and I'll run you around a couple dirt road loops
    At worst, I run a Mitas E-07 rear, (my A #1 favorite all around tire) but usually a knobby in spring and fall and always run a knobby up front. Sure it howls but dirt stability is #1 priority for me.
    I put tires in the oil category in that it's a maintenance item and budget accordingly.
    But if you want to slide around and have little to no control
  10. zwolfe

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    I'd love to join too, if you don't mind one more. I'm on an F750GS. I haven't taken my knobbies off since the MAX BMW hunter moutain level 1 offroad course, and am looking for excuses to keep them on. (I did do one trip to Thomaston Dam, river side, which was fun.)
  11. Dualsport Chic

    Dualsport Chic Been here awhile

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    F750gs???
  12. zwolfe

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    Ha! We'll maybe that's an indication that I should have gone for the F800GS after all!
  13. Jstrummer

    Jstrummer Been here awhile

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    If you bring my camera I'll show you a couple loops:jack. They are in Winchester Colebrook area, and heads into Mass. Nothing your street tires couldn't handle.
  14. Ethical Paul

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    I just finished the august Max BMW hunter course and of course I still have my knobbies on and I was going to go to Thomaston to try it out. So the river side is passable on my 650gs?
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    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    Yes, shouldn't be to much of an issue. There are a couple of rocky sections but the 650 is a capable bike.
    The lower and about 50-60% of the upper has been done on a Tiger 800xc

    Just swapped bars on a new to me 950 Super Enduro and thinking of a lower today and or tomorrow after work. Glutton for punishment but sweating off a couple of pounds wouldn't hurt...
  16. Scottyluc

    Scottyluc Been here awhile

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    I would avoid the upper section (left side heading out of the parking lot- river on your right) altogether if you are unfamiliar with it. If you make a wrong turn you could end up in some rough sections.
  17. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    True, but easy enough to asses on the fly and turn around if it looks like you're getting in over your head. Anyone venturing off road should have this basic skill and the Damn is a good place to practice it.

    If it looks like you can't ride it in reverse, you shouldn't do it...
  18. 2Wheelfury

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    There are plenty of sections in the upper to get a big bike stuck and turning around won't be easy in many spots

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  19. Ethical Paul

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    Thanks guys, yes I've seen youtube videos with some pretty hairy (for me) areas. But you both agree I can try the "lower"/"river" part with a friend on a couple 650s? My main problem is I don't yet know which part is the upper and which is the lower, I've only ridden to the parking lot to have a look at the site so far and couldn't tell from there where the actual loop went.
  20. 2Wheelfury

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    The trails are downhill from the parking lot get back on the road go past the lower yellow gate . Everything on the right side of the road is the lower. All trails from upper and lower sections dump out on to the road. The trails are one way. Go to the end of the road turn right on any trail. Ride the trails back in the direction of the parking lot. Be cautious of other riders entering the road. The speed limit on the road is 20mph

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