Trans-Mass Trail

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

  1. Dualsport Chic

    Dualsport Chic Been here awhile

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    Our crew will be heading north up the TMT today from Winsted to Greenfield then heading west to lunch at the Golden Eagle and a dirt route back south a bit west of the TMT - should be a great weather day for it.

    Hope to see you out there!
  2. Drstimpy

    Drstimpy Been here awhile

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    Wish I was!
  3. Ken g

    Ken g Adventurer

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    I think we past by your group headed north to south. Was on a dakar riding 2 up fully loaded from camping at Mohawk state park. What a great weekend of riding:clap
  4. Hulked Up

    Hulked Up Been here awhile

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    Hey Ken, I think you passed us too. We were a group of five, 4 KLRs and a DR. I remember seeing a Dakar today. We were also camping at Mohawk Trail. In the group section. About 20 of us.
  5. Ken g

    Ken g Adventurer

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    Hulked up,
    Yes we did pass by you!! Wow I would have loved to have thanked you in person for creating a great track thru MA. I have ridden it twice once last year going north with my son riding his g650gs and today going north to south with my wife two up. I'm from Long Island and thanks to you we got to experience your beautiful state. Even saw a black bear crossing the rode today!! Thanks again and to all you ADV riders who post such great tracks. :clap
  6. Dualsport Chic

    Dualsport Chic Been here awhile

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    We saw you guys and a Super Tenere go by along the route - great day on the trail!
  7. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

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    Hulk,

    Here's a little cross pollination work in your thread for my NH route - the Hampster Ride.

    I saw the link to your thread in your signature line once you posted in my thread. :thumb
  8. treehugger87

    treehugger87 n00b

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    My first post!

    So great to see this GPS post of rides in my area. I just wanted to give you all a heads up that on August 23rd there is a cycling event that uses many of the dirt roads in the Ashfield to Greenfield section (and north of Greenfield as well). It's a big event with about 1000 riders. Attempts to ride this day may be slowed by slow riders on skinny tires riding dirt roads.

    Here's the Web site for the event

    http://www.franklinlandtrust.org/randonnee.html
  9. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice In Garrison.

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    Afternoon,

    Does anyone know of free camping or good areas to camp near Salem? I may ride there from Lexington this afternoon. Any place inbetween the two towns would do.

    Thanks for reading.
  10. kmmoran

    kmmoran Adventurer

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    Ran the southern half of the TMT this afternoon, got started too late for the whole thing. CT north to 143 in Worthington. Trail was in great shape, even on a VStrom wearing Anakees. Well, the dirt was in great shape - some of the pavement was in rough shape.

    Nice day for it though. Wish I had time for the whole thing.

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  11. Drstimpy

    Drstimpy Been here awhile

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    Looking to ride it this weekend. I have the original gps file that is part of the tet. Any newer files out there I could use?
    Thanks
  12. 1 Wheel Drive

    1 Wheel Drive Flatus Antiquous

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    A handful of us ran the TMT earlier this year starting from the north end in Greenfield, MA going south to Riverton, CT, and then ran an alternate route (of also mostly dirt roads) to get back back up to Greenfield.

    Makes it a nice loop of mostly dirt for a full day's ride, and just in case you want to run knobbies and use a trailer to get to either end.


    Here's a link to the GPS file that we used: 2014_tmt.gpx (right click, save file as, etc...)

    It was actually the second year in a row that we've run that same loop, it is that much fun. I'm not the originator of the return bonus route, all credit goes to Mr Bill from Wooosta.

    Have fun!
  13. JPMartin86

    JPMartin86 When in doubt throttle out...

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    Is this route big bike friendly? Im heading out next week to give the TMT a try. Id be interested in giving the return loop a try.
  14. mass-adv

    mass-adv Been here awhile

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    Yes it is... both routes.
  15. 1 Wheel Drive

    1 Wheel Drive Flatus Antiquous

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    Leon was with us, and even his KLR is overkill for these roads. I ran it on my ManStrom with just Shinko 705's on it with nary a problem.

    It's just a few nice dirt roads, is all... :deal
  16. JPMartin86

    JPMartin86 When in doubt throttle out...

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    Great, thanks guys! Heading out there on my DR but I have GS1200 coming with me.
  17. mikelem

    mikelem Adventurer

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    I'm looking to do about 50-75 miles out and back this weekend. Anyone interested? Shoot me a PM.
  18. Drstimpy

    Drstimpy Been here awhile

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    Staring in greenfield tomorrow late morning Me and tMrs Stimpy
  19. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    I'll be starting late morning at the southern end. Perhaps we'll see ya. :freaky

    Please keep to the right. :lol3
  20. Drstimpy

    Drstimpy Been here awhile

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    'Twas a lovely day