RI & Eastern CT Big Bike Drop-o-rama

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by mrt10x, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    A day off? Madness!

    But its true.

    Anyone up for a ride tomorrow? Where doesn't matter, I just need to get out and stretch my legs a bit.
  2. stromper

    stromper Been here awhile

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    Well did 340 miles with 50 miles of dirt

    Creeks were a rockin but even Green River Rd. was fine

    I am loving my newer Garmin Oregon 300 with Tyre routes much more like it should have been than the first one.

    The Vee took one nap in a puddle but was fine.

    Accomplished my secret NH mission

    FYI If you have anything with a mini USB use the socket sparingly they are physically week.
  3. RhodeHazard

    RhodeHazard ex halligan hooligan

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    Mark August 18th on your calendars for NETRA's Somers Fun, Fun big adventure run. Last year was a blast!

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/umRhS5GjjeY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Somers Fun, Fun | 2013-08-18 | Somers, CT

    http://www.netra.org/public/schedule/4#61
  4. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    Unfortunately, not in. I'll be at Lake George.

    Wait til I get a chance to post some pics from the Roaming Rally. Holy mother of God. We got through it, but it was not big bike friendly.
  5. stromper

    stromper Been here awhile

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  6. Stan Dalone

    Stan Dalone Gotta get me somma dat

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    Awesome, cant wait. :deal
  7. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    Here are a few good ones...

    I was disappointed we didn't stop at the Molson Brewery in Montreal.
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    It wasn't ALL gruesome pits of mud. We did a good amount of powerlines, woods single/dual track and snowmobile trail.
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    You had to walk the crossings like this first to find the surprises waiting underneath, and there WERE surprises.
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    The sand pit was actually a lot of fun, for me anyway. There were 2 or 3 spots like this.
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    There was no easy line through this slop hole. Virtually everyone needed some kind of assistance.
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    Pfunk cheating on his skinny bike.
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    Go2cNavy coming out of another slop hole. He was disappointed with his tire choice. Notice he's going forward and sideways at the same time.
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    ...and another. There was a lot more, but I didn't photograph even half of them - too busy assisting team mates get bikes unstuck.
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  8. ChrisRiedinger

    ChrisRiedinger Specialized

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    Awesome. Looks like a blast :clap
  9. Happy Seal

    Happy Seal Long timer

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    Hey Chris, were you on the Merritt Saturday near Fairfield?
  10. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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  11. ChrisRiedinger

    ChrisRiedinger Specialized

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    Nope :lol3

    I was at a robotics team event from 3-11, before that I spent time with my dog @ home.

    See my car buzzing around?
  12. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob Long timer

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    So that TeraFlex was money well spent?!!

    Other riders would look at your tire choice, and you'd be like..... :rayof:wings:brow
  13. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    Yes. I didn't pick my bike up once. The tire does best after you wear it out about half way.once you get a wide contact patch, its unstoppable. It wound not load up with mud at all. A lighter bike would have been a better choice for the ride though.
  14. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob Long timer

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    How's DualSpork Captain Al doing?.....is his head light half full of water yet?:lurk:lurk






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  15. Happy Seal

    Happy Seal Long timer

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    No, A yellow Dr 250 with a dude wearing off road gear. On the Merritt :lol3. :clap
  16. stromper

    stromper Been here awhile

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    Big Bike Ride Adirondacks

    This Thursday 6/20

    Slab up mostly to the Adirondacks cut over to Old Forge then Tupper Lake

    Friday zoom around etc and the T road plus

    Pre riding most / all my August Ride

    Contains about 50+ miles of dirt roads (not trails)

    PM me if you want to play
  17. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    I had run the Kendas at Pachaug with no issues. They work well in that kind of terrain and wear great on the road with the right psi (32/32)

    ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE IN THE MUD. Work okay in the sand.

    Below are some pics for comparison. Rob's Terraflex Rear and MT 16 Front vs. Kenda Big Block Front and Rear. Same bike, 990 Adventure, Both loaded with about the same weight. Same line, same mud, VASTLY different results. The Kenda DOES NOT CLEAR MUD...NOT AT ALL. The rear cleared only if I had it spinning at a high rate of speed, but the front would not clear at all which means that I could not steer. Any bit of lean and the whole bike would wash out from underneath me. I fought this bike all day (crashed about 30 times). I often found myself going completely sideways as the front went wherever it wanted to.

    Terraflex/MT 16
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  18. alcontrast

    alcontrast at least I'm trying

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    I came real close to being headlight deep in a "puddle" on the first day of the Roaming Rally when I slid out in a deep but somewhat average water crossing.. Fumbling for the kill switch or key while you are 3/4 submerged in chocolate milk water and horizontal is awkward at best..


    hopefully I have video of that incident as well as others..
  19. ChrisRiedinger

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    @go2cnavy - that is impressive the comparison! Sorry to hear you had such bad luck with the bb's. I guess now the rest of us know what tire setup to equip 990s with when gearing up for mud :lol3
  20. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I've been following the Roaming Rally pics on that thread. That looks like the event I rode in '72. It was an enduro. Not fun and the reason I went motocrossing for the following 8 years. Are you guys going back to Roaming Rally?