Trans-Mass Trail

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by Hulked Up, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. prasta

    prasta Adventurer

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    This week? I'm free Thursday and Friday. Anyone else want in on this?
  2. mac85

    mac85 Adventurer

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    Thinking about doing part/all of this tomorrow (sat 10/19). No riding partners as of yet. Will anyone else be out there?
  3. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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  4. mac85

    mac85 Adventurer

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  5. rider257

    rider257 Been here awhile

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    Thinking about heading out tomorrow any interest
  6. mass-klr

    mass-klr Been here awhile

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    Where and when are you leaving from?
  7. rider257

    rider257 Been here awhile

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    Thinking about heading out around 10:30 am and heading north from Otis. Let meet up if that could work for you
  8. rider257

    rider257 Been here awhile

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    Definitely flexible on location and time to include whoever, leaving from great Barrington tomorrow.
  9. ColininKodiak

    ColininKodiak (not in Kodiak)

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    My buddy and I scouted the Trans Mass in his Subaru this afternoon. A lot of the roads were plowed at each end where the houses stop. I got a little overzealous trying to cross one of the berms.

    The dirt patches were mainly slick ice with rain on top. No way I'd take a bike on most of them now. I did see one small dual sport out on the road on the way home though. I can't wait to break in my rebuilt 1150GS on this trail next spring.

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  10. Earthscape

    Earthscape Have ya got a helmut?

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    Subarus are tough!
  11. Drstimpy

    Drstimpy Been here awhile

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    Gotta do some/all of this. Argh 4 degrees here now:p
    Have my brother out here the week after July 4 looking for day trip.
    Looks ok for the big trailies...right?[​IMG]
  12. Hulked Up

    Hulked Up Been here awhile

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    Absolutely. Perfect bike for it. By July all the spring mud will be gone.
  13. Mr Bill

    Mr Bill Old Dog

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    :cry:cry:cry
  14. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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  15. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    Glad this popped back up. Hoping to get a friend with a Guzzi Quota and me on the Uly to do this this spring.
  16. RidingUpAndDown

    RidingUpAndDown Been here awhile

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    did a stretch along the TMT today just for a fun outing, in the car. it's ready IF you have spikes, runners, tracks...crampons, trekking poles and ice skates.
    same ole as the last picts; shiny, icy, seasonal closures.. the gravel roads are skating rinks w/ a wee bit o sand thrown down and the ice is thick w/ a capital T; everything this heavy mid-winter calls for out there. All I can say is it should be a very good yr for mud, that'll be w/ a capital M. I did about 70 miles and saw two vehicles, one a loaded logging truck and the other a big-ass front end loader. Did stop got to see two deer leisurely cross right in front of me by about 20 ft, and saw the largest pileated woodpecker I've ever seen, had to be 13-14" tall. there has to be miles of maple syrup lines out there.

    Sign in the middle of the TMT region - [​IMG]

    It'll be a good while b4 the ice is out. see y'all in the Spring. :beer

    cheers, d :ricky
  17. tibbon

    tibbon Adventurer

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    I just got a new R1200GS, and as soon as my Touratech panniers come in, I'm wanting to get out there and hit the TMT as my first real trail ride. I'm excited.
  18. Hulked Up

    Hulked Up Been here awhile

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    Congrats on the bike. You'll have a good ride. You may need a wait a bit as some of the roads are going to be pretty muddy/snowy at this point.
  19. hammerfer

    hammerfer .

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    when does it usually clear up? i was hoping to play hooky from work in the next week or so and have a go at it. i'm on a weestrom but have heidenau k60s on it...

  20. Mr Bill

    Mr Bill Old Dog

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    Post up pictures of what you find!