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. Smoke Eater 3

    Smoke Eater 3 Long timer

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    I sent my check in yesterday.
  2. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Yes, checks are starting to arrive. Our IT guy has been pretty inactive this year so online registration is a thing of the past.

    See the first post for info on how to enter via snail mail. There is a deadline postmark for saving on the entry fee.
  3. ADVwanaB

    ADVwanaB BOLD NEW AVATAR

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    Thanks for the reminder Rus! Sending entry today!
  4. algunn

    algunn Adventuring in NJ

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    How long does the ride generally take? Seems to me if we hit the road around 8:00 we'll be done by noon.
  5. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    figure 6-7 hours on average. Gotta stop for food and gas. Then figure on at least 45 minutes for the museum. (don't miss it)
    Day 1 will be about 120 miles. Day 2 a bit shorter to get people done by 3 or 4pm, so they can pack up and head home. So far we have people from PA, ME and NJ signed up so we don't want then to miss work Monday.:photog
  6. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    just a little over a month to go. early spring should have the area in great shape for this event

    who's pre entered so far??
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  7. madrivermaz

    madrivermaz Old Fart

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    FYI..................Saturday's ride is an awesome 140 miles!
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  8. Undercover Poe

    Undercover Poe Been here awhile

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  9. billyp

    billyp Adventurer

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    This will be a first for me.Looking forward to it.Got to find a small tent
  10. BenMcG

    BenMcG Been here awhile

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    I will be pre-entering this week.
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  11. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    Personally I kind of like the snail mail aspect. Dry camp on a field. Visit Hollerich's museum. Snail mail to pre reg. It all fits. Perfectly.

    Thanks for bringing it back.
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  12. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    totally old school. you forgot to mention the paper routesheet. :photog
  13. seacoast

    seacoast Adventurer

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    My check is in tomorrow's mail.
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  14. fuzzygalore

    fuzzygalore Wonder Woman

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    You guys sound like a bunch of hipsters! Will we have artisanal rollcharts?
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    crudmop eTard

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  16. shwaz

    shwaz Buckethead Wendy

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    good call! i'll bring a few rolls of this

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  17. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    we split that in half to make the route sheets
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    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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  19. SDIZZY

    SDIZZY Been here awhile

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    I've done some light off roading on my DR650, I have anakke 3's on it right now (a 90/10 tire). Would I be in over my head or is it mostly dirt roads and the like?
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  20. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    From my experience, you'll be just fine sticking to the main route. They do sprinkle in some hero sections that have a generous amount of mud though. If your bike is challenged in the traction department, you are best avoiding these. If mud is your thing, you won't be disappointed.

    I almost forgot about the route sheet. I'll be sure to get mine mounted, and ready to roll.