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. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Berkshire Trail Riders has a blurb on their facebook page that reads.

    "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ruffo family durring this incredibly difficult time. John will be greatly missed by all who him and we hope you will also keep his family in your thoughts & prayers as well."

    I dont know if that is the gentleman that passed away on the ride or not ?
  2. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    My sincere condolences go out to his family. They should be assured that he passed doing what he truly loved. I certainly hope that if a heart attack is in my future, it won't be doing something like shoveling snow.

    The only thing I can think to take from this for personal motivation, is that we should all take our fitness level seriously. I've started using an elliptical machine daily and plan to incorporate bicycle riding into my life again. It's been about 10 years since I've been active at that , and I miss it. Tragedies like this can happen to even to most physically fit, but it certainly doesn't hurt to be in SOME kind of physical shape - not to say he wasn't, I have no idea.

    If (God forbid) any of you find me in the same condition someday, I can honestly say there are no regrets. Riding with you guys is a life-enriching experience.
  3. Happy Seal

    Happy Seal Long timer

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    Well said Brother, I myself am down 30 lbs since last fall and am continuing until I look like John A! Kidding, hey where is he anyway?
  4. Bikenstitches

    Bikenstitches Been here awhile

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    I was talking with one of Sunday's competitors today and learned there was also a rider who experienced a spinal compression fracture along with some ribs..:(:
  5. kenny61

    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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    First off my condolences to the family.




    With that said nothing burns my ass more than carp like this at the end of the article

    Again my heart goes out, don't get me wrong, but to put that into the article is just fucking bullshit. they may have as well added that to my fathers obituary because it has about the same in common..fucking douche bag newspapers
  6. Stan Dalone

    Stan Dalone Gotta get me somma dat

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    In 1997 i quit smoking (cigabutts) and said I dont care if I gain 50 pounds, as long as I dont smoke. In 2009 i was at 251 pounds. I decided I cant be both fat AND ugly, so i started the south beach diet, as well as buying a lightweight bicycle. My elliptical is getting more miles then any of my power toys these days. Plus yoga once or twice a week for core strengthening. I got on the scale sunday morning, imagine how good it felt to see 199!!
    Time for a prescription from Capt. Red!! For cold pizza of course :lol3
  7. Irideeverything

    Irideeverything Adventurer

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    Congrats on the 199!!!

    I can honestly say I know the feeling. Treat yourself once and a while but maintain that sub 200 number and you will enjoy life much better without the extra 50 pounds. Your knees will thank you for it as well.....
  8. TURNERSVILLE

    TURNERSVILLE Make America Rideable Again

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    Riding this Saturday. 100% chance I'll be there. Spaulding Rd. Lot for a 10am takeoff.

    I'll have my papers in order just in case the fun suckers are out :^)
  9. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    Wish I could.my turn to be on call for work. '
  10. kenny61

    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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    Just noticed the mangled license plate flooping around by the rear tire:lol3
  11. DariusFriedel

    DariusFriedel Slicker than an M59

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    And the broken headlight, but that's from a different race. :p
  12. motogo1

    motogo1 I don't want a pickle,...

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    At first glance I thought it was money flying out of his pocket..:lol3 BTW, Darius had a pretty good finish with maybe a 4th in class, 17th OA is C class? :clap A little different terrain than NJ, huh.
  13. DariusFriedel

    DariusFriedel Slicker than an M59

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    Yeah, those were some of the boniest trails I've ridden. Constant boniness with no let up until you hit the grass track and short sand section. I had a horrible start and the bike died on me on the last lap right where that pic of dirty Joe was taken.

    I posted a race report here... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21044928
  14. sledstorm1

    sledstorm1 CT RAMBLER'S MC CLUB

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    Good job!

    I've be tring to get to 199 for 5 years. I get to 205 every summer, the I usally get hurt and bang there's 5..LOL Stay with it.

    John Ruffo was a darn good rider, My condolances to his family...
  15. motogo1

    motogo1 I don't want a pickle,...

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    Me and the Rusty Rocket gonna hit Pachaug tomorrow. Hopefully someone has picked the rocks off of Mt Misery.
  16. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    Oh yea, a few of us went up there and raked it smooth. You're all set. :D
  17. Drewha

    Drewha Thunderbirds Are Go

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    If you a'int breakin stuff, you aint ridin hard enough!:clap
  18. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    Watch out for my broken lever on mount misery .video up on camp and ride.
  19. kenny61

    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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  20. TURNERSVILLE

    TURNERSVILLE Make America Rideable Again

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    Any takes for Saturday?