The Berkshire Big Adventure is Back for 2016

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Rusty Rocket, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Knobbiethrower

    Knobbiethrower ADV in ADK

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    Thank you for putting on another great ride. As long as this club keeps organizing these rides, I'm going.
  2. Looksgoodinblack

    Looksgoodinblack Long timer

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    Thank you for a great ride. We keep coming back every year and this year was no disappointment. If you ask me, Sunday was much more fun. One or two woods roads on Saturday after Museum stop would be awesome!

    Thank you

    Team Looksgoodineverything
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  3. jgormley

    jgormley Long timer

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    Thanks to all for a great day of riding...

    Here are some clips of the Saturday ride..
    some of the smooth stuff and some of the hero sections..

  4. Looksgoodinblack

    Looksgoodinblack Long timer

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    What was the story with the GS on a side of the road in that muddy section?
  5. NYTrainer

    NYTrainer Been here awhile

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    Sunday's route was the best. Hero Sections were challenging, but fun.
    Had fun tagging along with the Group from PA riding the big KTMs. I hope Paul got his case repaired & that they are on their way to the Puppy dog!
    Great event. I will be back.
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  6. bighoss550

    bighoss550 Grade "A" fancy

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    Paul great to have you hanging.. And yes all is good, roll back a few pages you'll see we are still moving north to the roaming rally. Currently in mad river valley VT, sipping lots-o-drinks ;).
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  7. blackduc98

    blackduc98 n00b

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    Saturday's highlight was the moto museum - what an amazing place! And the firehouse dinner hit the spot after a long day. Sunday was definitely more fun route-wise. Loved that last 3.5 hero section, hope you'll have more next year. Thanks to BTR for all the work that they put into organizing and hosting this event.

    Oh yeah, those of you who bought the BZR route sheet holder ... you will come to appreciate it, especially if you've used other route sheet holders in the past. It's the only thing I can read at speed, and well worth the asking price.
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  8. Knobbiethrower

    Knobbiethrower ADV in ADK

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    It was my friends, friend. 1st off-road ride on the big GS with panniers. He got thrown to the ground so many times in the muddy sections in the 1st part of the ride. He turned around at that point in the video.

    He rode all day Sunday, got thru some bony sections and was all good. He'll be back !
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  9. Looksgoodinblack

    Looksgoodinblack Long timer

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    I'm glad to hear he's okay. And if he survived some of the hill climbs on Sunday he's good to go!

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  10. blackduc98

    blackduc98 n00b

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    We spotted you at the end of 3.5 hero working on your bike. Stopped to offer useless words of encouragement 'cuz really didn't have anything better to offer. Oh man, I am so glad to hear that you got it fixed. How did you manage to crack it in that spot?
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  11. NYTrainer

    NYTrainer Been here awhile

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    Anyone have video of the last Hero Section on Sunday?
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  12. bighoss550

    bighoss550 Grade "A" fancy

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    Paul, I think chad has the video of that hero. He can prob post it up after we return.

    Blackduc, it was the lower rocky section(?), I recall a couple drops/slide but I'm certain somewhere in there my front lifted something and wedge shocked the kick stand mount.. I don't have the support plate so off it came. Team mates behind noticed the bleed trail, thankfully it didn't stop or I didn't until we got back up on top. It was empty.

    Btw +1 on the BZR holder, great product. Worth it!
  13. Leafaye

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    Probably no consolation but he made me feel better about dropping my strom in the mud ;-)

    It looked like the lady wearing the Berkshire ride t shirt might've snapped a pic of my grin once I finally made it through?
    Gosh I wish we could do that ride like every weekend...
  14. madrivermaz

    madrivermaz Old Fart

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    Come join Berkshire Trail Riders www.mudslinger.org and ride with us on "any given Sunday" ...... or Saturday...
    We try to ride the DR & WR of MA & CT at least once or twice a month.
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  15. Bonzo

    Bonzo n00b wannabe

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    Made it to the ride for Saturday, nice ride and very scenic.

    First gas stop

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  16. Bonzo

    Bonzo n00b wannabe

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    Bikes unloaded and ready to go.... GOPR0596.JPG

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  17. msamsen

    msamsen Goat Rider

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    Missing Tailbag


    Did anyone happen to find a Wolfman Tailbag with some tools and a temporary registration in it??? Lost it somewhere along the way during the BBA.
    If so, please message or email michael.samsen@gmail.com

    Thanks!
  18. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Tail bag, which day? What mileage did you last see it? I may ride some over the weekend and don't wanna be looking where it's not
  19. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Rusty: Sorry I couldn't make it, but would be happy to help you with the GPS stuff.

    send me an email or PM and we can talk.
    Also we are having a GPS class at Cross Country Cycles in NJ June 11th.

    Regards
    Jack
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  20. Undercover Poe

    Undercover Poe Been here awhile

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    Can someone recommend a good Moto gps, my garmin 60c failed me at the BBA. I could not reset, I had to do the math both days in my head. Or can someone recommend an app for my iPhone that has an tripommeter? Thanks again BTR - see you in the fall.


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