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. 1 lunger

    1 lunger Long timer

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    Is this something you can add to any goggle or is it sold built in to specific goggle?
  2. TURNERSVILLE

    TURNERSVILLE Make America Rideable Again

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    Most memorable ride I had at Pachaug!
  3. Throttle-jockey

    Throttle-jockey Adventurer

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    Just get a dual pane lens for your goggles. problem solved.
  4. Dirty in all

    Dirty in all Adrenaline Junkie

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    Last summer I lurked around here and almost made a few complete laps at Pachaug, got lost mostly I think. Hopefully this year I can squeeze in some rides with you guys. Every pic and video leaves me wanting. :evil
  5. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob Long timer

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    Both.
    That's a homemade one on the top pic. But they do sell a sealed unit to add to your current goggle, or buy a complete goggle with a fan aready installed.
    Akarob mentioned them being unusable due to high pitch noise, I assume the mfgr was using the tinniest fan running at max rpm.
    Perhaps a bigger quieter fan running on a dimmer switch could be used, as in the homemade version above.
    Because running without eye protection is something I won't due.

    :lurk
  6. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob Long timer

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    Fresh meat is always welcomed! :freaky
  7. kenny61

    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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    Whats the ground report out there? Snow? how much? studs needed? thinking of maybe makin a trek this week
  8. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Especially if they are willing to perform for the camera like nobody.:1drink
  9. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    +1
  10. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    I got out on Hell Hollow pond with the ice screws and quickly proceeded to break my collar bone. Thankfully someone showed up and helped me load the bike. Armond, If you read this, thanks.
  11. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    That sucks.get better soon.better riding weather is going to be here soon. Good thing you got help to load bike.I would have had same problem when I broke my knee if I was alone.
    I did see guy with a winch setup to load his bike.I thought he was crazy but now doesn't seem like a bad idea.
  12. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Wow! Sorry o hear that. Heal fast.
  13. sledstorm1

    sledstorm1 CT RAMBLER'S MC CLUB

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    Second that. If you want fog free for regular riding they say Pro Grip get it done. I got 'em and they don't fog!
  14. sledstorm1

    sledstorm1 CT RAMBLER'S MC CLUB

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    That suks Rob, They heal quick though.. I think they are a 4 week on mountain bike and 6 week Dirt bike...
  15. Drewha

    Drewha Thunderbirds Are Go

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    Dam! Sorry to hear that Rob. Here's to healing up quickly! :1drink Self medicate when ever possible.
  16. DariusFriedel

    DariusFriedel Slicker than an M59

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    Ouch. I hear those are extremely painful. Heal up quick!

    So how'd it happen? Helmet did it or landed on it on the ice?
  17. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Crap.. sorry to hear that Rob.. I broke mine back in 09 when I was Tboned by a car. My advice is dont push the comeback too hard... I thought it was pretty cool that four weeks after breaking my collarbone and three ribs I was playing in a golf tournament.. well it turns out that even though it didnt hurt too bad, I never gave my clavicle time to heal and it never stitched.. so I guess technically I still have a broke collarbone... so give it some time.
  18. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    I just slid out a turn and kind of fell back. Normally no big deal, but the helmet is what caused the isolated pressure point on my bone. Here's a nice cringe worthy picture.

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  19. alcontrast

    alcontrast at least I'm trying

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    Damn kid,, you broke it good. Do they open you up to repair a break like that? It seems too far out of alignment to try pushing it back into place and hoping it heals on it's own.. If your doctor thinks a "bone growth stimulator" is a good idea I have one you can use.. I think the bill to my insurance co. for the unit was just under a ridiculous $5K of which insurance covered most of it but I still got hit with a bill for well over $500 after the insurance coverage.. here's a link...

    http://www.biomet.com/patients/niStimulation/orthopakNonInvasive.cfm
  20. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob Long timer

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    Noooo!!! :eek1

    If ya need help unloading or whatever else, just post up!:bueller

    What was more painful, the break or telling MrsAkarob? :hmmmmm