The Offical Pachaug Trail Thread

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by leonphelps, Aug 1, 2008.

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Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. I have not but I want to!

  4. I am scared to ride it....

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  1. Hurricane Bob

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  2. akarob

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    Here one of me getting passed buy a guy then getting held up by the same guy. I think they called this muddy slop hole filled with boulders the "Tar Pits".

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4xD-JHW34Mg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  3. DariusFriedel

    DariusFriedel Slicker than an M59

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    You forget Ed's trademarks...Home Depot gloves, a t-shirt, bluejeans and no water. Now he's got Klim pants, wears a chest protector and is looking for water. He was a real man until he started hanging out with us. :lol3


    And thanks for the video link, Bomber.
  4. DariusFriedel

    DariusFriedel Slicker than an M59

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    I think that's the waterhole I fell sideways in. Soaked the entire right side of my body...felt great on the road sections.

    Did you see the speed at which AA man flew by you? :eek1
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    The kill switch is on the left..
  6. akarob

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    He's justy ribbing me because I have to kick start my bike. No more enduros for me until that is fixed.
  7. nobody

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    You spend more time on the ground and trees than two wheels.you might look on inventing endurotree:lol3
  8. Cobia235

    Cobia235 Been here awhile

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    Geez, Is there any protocal when passing? seems like both times it could have been a disaster!
  9. akarob

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    The protocol is you need to immediately move to the side when someone is behind you. They generally give you a shout. Shout or not, move over quickly. It's actually not bad. They don't need much room to pass.
  10. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    Yup, if you hear someone going woooo wooooo they are not cheering you on:lol3. I got passed by just about everyone with no problems If you hear a bike or the shout just pull over to the side and give them room. You dont have to come to a complete stop if you can ride to the side of the trail. In some tight spots where there really is no room to pull over I just made sure I held my line and either waved them on or shouted go go go as loud as I could and did a head nod. They found away around
  11. sledstorm1

    sledstorm1 CT RAMBLER'S MC CLUB

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    Anyone looking for a 08 450 exc? I got one...Down sizing to fit the 990 and enduro season in!
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  13. Happy Seal

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    Here is what it looks like in the same section from the guy who is trying to pass. The dude with the orange pants is fuckin flying! :eek1 It looks the same anyway. Rob, do you have a half blue fender?
  14. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    The guy who did all the videos was on minute 28 so the Pachaug boys are in many of them.
  15. KreechTM

    KreechTM Dirt Biker

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    9:12, what a touching scene, broke my heart LoL.

    They were dropping like flies at the end. Had to hold up after that creek because someone was on the ground.
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    OneEyedWhilly(remember him?) won the b-lites class with a 26.
  17. DariusFriedel

    DariusFriedel Slicker than an M59

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    What do you mean? I never fall...who have you been talking to? :lol3

    And, you laugh but I know they are out to get me. It was a tree that destroyed my chance of a glorious win over Kreech on the last section of the Snow Run.

    Kreech was in front of me for the majority of that final section and then got hung up in a muddy, rutted-out line. I saw my opening, took a line to the left, and got on the gas. Ha! I was in the lead. I headed to the check keeping up a pace and consistency that would have made Dungee proud. Closing in on the check, the trail opened into a small clearing. I saw the time keepers and spectators across the field just off to my right and knew I had done it. Victory was mine! <insert evil="" psychotic="" laugh=""> But as I was looking at the check on my right, the trail veered off slightly to the left, and the bike went in the direction I was looking instead of following the trail. Stupid bike! I had rolled down into the field in a direct line toward the check. Crap! But I didn't panic. I was sure I had at least a thirty second lead on Kreech. There was still time. All I needed to do was get back on the trail and I could take the win.

    But I couldn't get back on the trail at that spot. There was a slight off-camber embankment with a small log running parallel to the trail and I didn't want to chance sliding out by hitting the slope and log at that sharp of an angle. I figured I'd play it safe by going farther down into the field and then cut back to the trail at a better angle. But as I got farther into the field, the long reed grass got deeper and was masking a small broken sapling that was bent over at a ninety degree angle. It was just high enough to hit my front wheel at mid-height and it was blocking my path. Hmm, that was unexpected. I was losing precious seconds and started to get nervous. I tried to calming myself, telling myself there was still time. All I needed to do was wheelie over the small tree, get back on the trail, and I could take the win. After all, I had just seen a AA class rider perform the same stunt a few weeks before over a log much higher off the ground than this weakling of a tree. Should have been easy, right? I gave the bike some throttle, dumped the clutch hard and braced myself for the hit that was about to come to the back tire.

    But the hit to the back tire never came. Instead, the tire slipped on the grass, the front wheel stayed on the ground, and the bike lurched forward, hitting the little tree with a bone-jarring thud. The impact caught me off guard and I tipped over. I thought, "WTF is this tree made of?!" Yeah, yeah, I know...wood. But it was just a sapling for christ's sake! There should have been some give. Now I was really panicking. But there was still time. All I needed to do was pick up the bike, go around the small tree, get back on the trail and I could take the win. So with all my might I pull up on the handlebars. And, the bike doesn't move. Somehow the front tire had gotten wedged under the little tree. I screamed, "Are you kidding me?!" Seeing me in a rush and struggling, a spectator runs over to help lift the bike and just as we were getting it vertical, Kreech rolls on by. I screamed "Fuck! He passed me!" Now I swear that even with his helmet on, I could see an ear to ear grin on Kreech's face. I hopped back on my bike, the benevolent spectator laughing the whole time, and dashed to the check hoping I could at least come in on the same minute. Kreech might have beaten me to the check but at least he wouldn't have a paper trail to prove it.

    I pulled up at the check with Kreech and another rider between us. There was quite a back log of riders there. One of the time keepers was pointing at the riders calling out our minutes, "31" for Kreech, "31" for the rider in front of me. By the time he pointed to me the minute changed and he yells, "32!". Victory was lost. I had failed once again and all because of a stupid little tree! :lol3


    You can see me picking up my bike on the right and Kreech in front of this guy at the check at the below link.
    http://youtu.be/byR5p7kgNbk?t=9m10s</insert>
  18. nobody

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    I really shouldn't laugh. I doubt I could keep up with any of you at this point. My skills are weak and my fitness is non-existant.
  20. KreechTM

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