Take the Puppy to the Beach!

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Rhode trip, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. IRONIVAR

    IRONIVAR Been here awhile

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    I just want to say......... have many rides under my belt ,pb500,Pb 300's,netra turkey runs, Ramapo 500, many dual sport rides in the Northeast Hatfield&Mcoy trails ,the Trans Eastern Trail . this was at the top of the list . It was a great mix for an adventure bike .
    THANK YOU AGAIN.
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  2. Rhode trip

    Rhode trip guided by voices

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    Hey, IronIvar....Thank you very much!
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  3. mathdl

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    Is Jerusalem Rd the one that exits through a large log above Diemand Farm? I dropped it at the log a few years ago and when I checked out Tom Swamp Rd, it looked too rough for my big bike, so I was concerned about trying the whole P2B route alone.
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  4. GearHd6

    GearHd6 Been here awhile

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    We rode it south to north from Spencer to Greenfield on a Tiger XCx with 80/20 tires and my dad on a Ducati Scrambler and we got through it all. The only log I recall was one that we both had to climb over down toward the Spencer end. I got over it fine on the XCx and my dad got hung up from lack of ground clearance. The worst parts were Hawes Hill Rd and Loring Hill Rd from what I recall.
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  5. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    i believe you rode Jerusalem Rd. to Cross Rd., which comes out across from the Diemand Farm. I rode that on a dirt bike years ago but not since.

    The Puppy to the Beach Route should not take you down Jerusalem Rd., as you are supposed to turn onto Ruggles Pond rd. which enters/exits at the park hdqs. on Montague Rd.. If the gate at the intersection of Jerusalem and Ruggles Pond Rd. is locked, ride back East on Ruggles Pond Rd. and take Marshes/Brook Rd. to Montague Rd,; you will come out about 1 mile East of the park hdqs..
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  6. hotwheels22

    hotwheels22 motorradRP

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    hi all,
    up from texas with an r100gs and back in my hometown of boston for a spell. reading up on the forum and was hoping folks wouldn't mind my posting on this thread in case anyone knows where to find the other two routes mentioned (gpx an/ or an image) so i can try to get in some time on the dirt. also, anyone up for riding these next two weeks i'd be interested in pm'ing.
    cheers
    jon
  7. GearHd6

    GearHd6 Been here awhile

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    Which other two routes are you referring to?

    Trans Mass Trail and Puppy Dog Route I assume? Those have their own threads in this section. The GPX files will be in there, usually in the first post.
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    ok. got it. THANKS. i'll search.
    was there a hamster route too?
    all ok for 1000 cc bikes?
  9. GearHd6

    GearHd6 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, Hampster Ride up through New Hampshire. If you've got some dirt riding experience you can handle them. I haven't done the Hampster yet but from what I gather the southern half is pretty easy, the northern half has a couple technical spots but guys are pulling it off on big liter plus adventure bikes.
  10. flei

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    imo, for big bikes with average rider and aggressive tires: TMT easy, PDR easy, Hampster southern half easy, northern half more challenging. personally, i would not ride the northern half of the hampster alone on any bike, as it is very remote in places and if you or the bike break you could be screwed. if wet conditions all of these could be difficult in spots for a big bike.

    here's the most recent PDR: http://www.vtbmwmov.org/rides/#puppydog

    the tmt and hampster are here in adv regional thread but i am too lazy to link em. sorry.
  11. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    TMT
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/trans-mass-trail.372063/

    Hampster

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/hampster-ride-dirt-route-the-length-of-new-hampshire.981534/
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  12. Rhode trip

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  13. johnpma

    johnpma Been here awhile

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    This is a great Thread!! I live in Chesterfield Mass and want to do the route to East Beach on my (new to me) CB500X. Greenfield is 20 miles north of me So I'm going to figure out a route east from my home to grab the route that so many of you have ridden. Is there a latest complete file from RI to Greenfield I could grab from you guys? I don't have a GPS yet so I will be doing this by phone GPS and paper map sheets.

    Thanks so much!!! Good stuff!!
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  14. jgormley

    jgormley Long timer

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    Hi Jim,

    I updated your version 4 a bit...
    1) I joined the two tracks in one and
    2) I made a track for each direction...

    Check this and a see if you approve...?

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  15. Rhode trip

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    That's great Jerry. Thanks!
  16. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    So, would this be the lates
    So would this be the latest version? Heading home from 2 weeks in quebec. I'll be running this wed heading home. Seems I hit it once a year!
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    Yes, Jerry cleaned it up nicely, although I noticed it will take you all the way to the Super 8 motel in Brattleboro.
    Oddly enough, Mrs Trip and I are in Quebec this evening as well. We are in Montreal preparing to drop our bikes off in the morning with the freight forwarders who are handling the shipping of our bikes to Dublin. We'll fly out on Wednesday on the same plane.

    "When Piggies Fly": Me and Mrs trip cross the pond
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...rs-trip-cross-the-pond.1238672/#post-32710362
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  18. jgormley

    jgormley Long timer

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    Did not see that extended bit to Brattleboro...
    Here is version 5 with that bit trimmed off...

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    Anyone ridden this route lately? I am hoping to do a weekend soiree once our new scoots are operational.
  20. MADS

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    We did part of it, from Flint Rd. to Flat Rock Rd. on Aug 6th. It was dry. Even the mud hole on Loring Hill was dry.
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