puppy dog route

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by Desert Penguin, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. cosmickites

    cosmickites Been here awhile

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    ha, no, never got up there on the 200. i can enjoy riding that bike anywhere,, but it is pretty exhausting on long rides of road. stoked for the 1190 on this.

    rode amazing off road a few weeks back (when bike had only 5 miles on it)

    even with stock tires did pretty well off road and deep water.

    enjoy your ride in VT next week. cant wait to hear about it
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  2. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Just did this last week on the way to the Northern New England Adventure Trail. It's in great shape and as someone else commented, you could do it on a golding, or, more likely a Subaru, seeing how it's vt:-)
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  3. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    It's great fun though, and an awesome way to cover the length of the state for your heady topper run! It could be done in a day. I got to the halfway point, and didn't even get to greenfield until 1:00...
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  4. cosmickites

    cosmickites Been here awhile

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    well, we succeded in NOT finishing the PD. left long beach on wednesday 6:30am. got to greenfield MA by about 1pm. RAINED entire time. jumped on start of PD in Greenfield and headed to White River Junction, continued POURING entire time. the trail was pretty but kind of hard to really enjoy it fully considering the pouring pounding rain. Hunkered down in White River for the night and woke up thursday and saw nothing but tons of rain on the radar. decided to take the twisty roads back home. 350 miles each day. not the best moto trip but made it there and back without incident. my 1190 in rain mode was amazing. i felt totally safe riding in that rain, even getting on the gas in the twistys. until next time ....
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  5. classyd

    classyd Adventurer

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    What's the Northern New England Adventure Trail?
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  6. zeeede

    zeeede Long timer

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  7. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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  8. DaveyMac

    DaveyMac AARP Trail Rider

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    resurrection of this thread, MOV holding there Puppy Dog Ride this Weekend 2016
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  9. Kenstogie

    Kenstogie Adventurer

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    I understand the .gpx may have had issues.... . still was a great ride for me though not the pdr....
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  10. DBMByTheSea

    DBMByTheSea n00b

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    can you do the PDR 2 Up? My GF is tiny (100lbs) and barely noticeable on the back of the GS Adv .. we do lots of jeep tracks and dirt roads to go camping, but nothing super rocky or technical
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  11. Kenstogie

    Kenstogie Adventurer

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    I understand you.can
    ....the gpx file is not so good so pgm your own directions.
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  12. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    Yes, IMO it can be ridden easily 2-up in Summer (i.e., when the roads are not wet/muddy). It is not rocky or technical. It is all public roads. Dirt roads in Summer in VT are smoother than most paved roads in MA (and ANY road on the No. Shore)! I can usually cruise at 40-50mph on most of the PDR (being conscious of houses, cars, horses, pets, etc.). FWIW, I have ridden with guys who rode it 2-up on street bikes with street tires. You are not out in some "wilderness" and can also VERY easily ride around anything you might want to skip (like if you run into a section being graded). The entire area (and State) is covered with dirt/paved roads and you really can't go wrong on any of them!
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  13. DBMByTheSea

    DBMByTheSea n00b

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    Thanks so much for the reply -- on a route that long its always nice to get a sense of what's in store before heading out. Sounds like a lot of the dirt roads we already ride.
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  14. adventurelounger

    adventurelounger Been here awhile

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    Little help with trip planning for the PDR in a couple of weeks...and thanks in advance to flei and Rhode Trip who've shared some ideas via PM...

    So in a few weeks, my riding buddy and I will have 3 days to ride up into Vermont and back. We'd like to do as much of it on dirt as possible, weather permitting.

    Rhode Trip was kind enough to share .GPX files for the Trans Mass Trail (I rode it once) and the PDR (I rode some of the southern portion once), as well as some neat CT backroad dirt riding up through CT.

    Here's where I could use a little help:

    DAY ONE ROUTING
    On day one, we have to get to Manchester, VT where we have a motel. If I add up the CT, MA, and VT dirt to get there, it's about 333 miles of dirt road in a day. Since one of us will be on the Guzzi Scrambler (not quite and ADV bike), I don't think we'll exactly be flying. So is that crazy ambitious for day 1?

    DAY TWO ROUTING
    From Manchester, we plan on taking Route 11 back over to the PDR and heading north. But we have to essentially ride a loop, or a line up and then back down somewhere, because we have to overnight within riding distance back to CT for day three. Here's where I'm running into some GPS/.GPX aggravation...

    1) If I want to ALTER and existing route with waypoints, how do you do that? I've tried duplicating a "List" and then deleting portions I don't want to ride. Is that how you do it?

    2) From around, say, Londonerry VT, how far NORTH on the PDR do you think you could ride in a day before doing a U-turn and heading back down, so that we could overnight somewhere in southern VT (Chester/Grafton/Townshend area)? One idea was to take the longer, Western loop of the PDR, get as high as Bolton, VT, before turning south and following the Winooski River from Waterbury to Middlesex and then PDR south to wherever we'd overnight. Is that a reasonable distance for a day?

    DAY THREE ROUTING HOME

    We'd figure it out—mix up some dirt/backroads for a casual amble back to CT.

    Any thoughts/suggestions? And anyone want to suggest a simple way to start with the great .GPX files and routes provided by another inmate, but alter them for our trip? Many thanks in advance!
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