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. alexcorral

    alexcorral Long timer

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    I'll join you next time. Count me in for Berkshire Friday night. I'll ride back home after Saturday's route.
  2. Guaro

    Guaro Adventurer

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    Hey guys,

    I'm new in the dual sport riding scene also a new rider this will be my second season of riding. I'm from NYC and I'm willing to ride to CT and ride some dirt tracks. I have a DR650

    Would anyone want to share any gpx files or guide me in the right direction where I can do some off roading.

    -Thanks-
  3. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    Your best best is probably just joining in on an informal ride when they are announced.

    Additionally, there are many many formally organized rides scheduled. I highly recommend the Berkshire Big Bike Adventure Ride (BBA). It's a 2 day event, but you don't have to do both days. The route is basically dirt roads with optional parts that are more challenging for those that like that sort of thing. This will be my 3rd time, so yea, it's a good time.
  4. lester3

    lester3 Been here awhile

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    count me in for this one
  5. Guaro

    Guaro Adventurer

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    Thanks for the help, I am signing up for this event as I type
  6. Drewha

    Drewha Thunderbirds Are Go

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    Heading out on big bike today. Meeting up at Vanilla Bean for 10 am than heading up to the Munson Hill Climb. If any of you FF's are interested. I hear the hill climb is quite a spectacle. Should be a great day for a ride.
  7. alexcorral

    alexcorral Long timer

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    Anyone up for a big bike ride this weekend? Thomaston will not open and ruined our plans for the inaugural small bike ride :huh
  8. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    Maybe, I'm swapping bars and need to do some fabrication, may be able to do a couple of hours of local "exploring"
  9. alexcorral

    alexcorral Long timer

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    Sounds like a Super Saturday/Sunday "exploring" ride might be possible. If not, I can head out to Pachaug on the threefiddy for a Sunday ride with Dirty Joe.
  10. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    From the BBA...

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    Convenient place to get off and take 5, no side stand needed.
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    She wanted to see how I fit the tent and cots on the bike.
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  11. alcontrast

    alcontrast at least I'm trying

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    I'm bummed I missed the BBA this weekend but I used my limited free time to get my bike sorted out for the Roaming Rally.

    why are you carrying more than one cot??
  12. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    Well, I was packed and thought to myseld, I have room for another cot, why not? Kept my stuff off the ground. lessons learned - if I bring the big tent, from now on I have to bring better tent stakes. It really catches the wind.
  13. alexcorral

    alexcorral Long timer

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    Dave "parked" the Tiger on that same spot :lol3
  14. Piston

    Piston Been here awhile

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    So did you catch anything? I'm assuming that rod wasn't used in the mudhole you posted a pic of? :D
  15. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    No, no fresh fish dinner. Thats ok. It was nice out and that was a welcome change.

    After cleaning the bike and inspecting stuff, I noticed I am missing the master link clip. I hope a 520 size clip fits, it may be hard to track down a 530 within a couple days.
  16. MATPOC

    MATPOC Long timer

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    Switched to rivet type link after I lost clips on 2 of my bikes, buying a chain tool is cheaper than new cases.
  17. lilolita

    lilolita fahr mit mir

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    Thanks akarob for the visual of the bike packed. I was bummed when I got back and you were already gone.

    That pic from the end of day 1 with the Yuengling gift from Nelson (thanks man!) makes me look as tired as I felt, thanks for that. At least it was a good tired.
  18. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    I have another picture from Saturday morning as you emerged from the tent. It wasn't as flattering so I didn't post it. It definitely captured your mood at the time though. ARGH !

    Nelson is the man. Tools and beer. Plus he rode nicely with us. He sure can wheelie a KLR too, wow. I like his technique of dragging the left foot.
  19. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    Should be a 525. I have a spare for the RR.
  20. RhodeHazard

    RhodeHazard ex halligan hooligan

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    We have a new bike in the barn... :D
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