Trans-Mass Trail

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

  1. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    oh no directions
    it will take me 2 days for sure
    plus i come from long island so there is that...could take me 3-5 hours to starting point
    thats why i was hoping to find a camping spot for friday night then head out and half way back on saturday and camp
    then run and gun home early sunday am
  2. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    I would suggest that you bite the bullet and book a Campsite at Tolland St. forest http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/tolland-state-forest-generic.htmlor Peoples forest Ct http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325054 or October Mt http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dc...st/october-mountain-state-forest-generic.html they are all somewhere near $20 and all within a few miles of the start Tolland and October Mt are on route. Also a nice spot to leave your gear and ride light for the day.
    For your first time through it is a sure thing and there is a lot of good riding in the area aside from the TMT.
    I don’t think that you would be disappointed with a 2 night stay and casually explore for a few days maybe search out some camp/poaching spots for future reference. I don’t doubt that you will find some.
    Just My $.02.
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  3. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Newly-Clothed Explorer

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    I think fastest I ever rode TMT was 2.5 hours. It's very easy and very quick.
  4. Dualsport Chic

    Dualsport Chic Long timer

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    2:20 is my record for the TMT - waiting for someone to top it!
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  5. Tnkrplt

    Tnkrplt Retired...

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    Ha ha....it was a black squirrel. I didn't think he was going to move. When I saw it on the video I knew I had to synch it to the music. It took me about 3 hours at a leisurely pace. If you're riding South to North the Mohawk Trail State campground is nice and not very far from the north end.


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  6. animalmx305

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    I too come from long island got to get my ass to Massachusetts....did northwest ct 4 times this year. ...first year dualsporting and love it
  7. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    4 hours but I smelled more roses...
  8. Unhooked one

    Unhooked one When in doubt....gas it out!!

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    I am with you 8 ...I am more about the view.....and I dont need to see it in high speed. There are plenty of times when you can turn up the wick.......but I really try to save that for less populated areas.
    Fine day for a ride.......not 95 deg and hummid.....time to get out there.
  9. johnpma

    johnpma Been here awhile

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    Did you join just to reply to this post???
  10. Unhooked one

    Unhooked one When in doubt....gas it out!!

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    They just cant help it.........
  11. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    you captured his post at least. He's back to zero posts, cuz he deleted it.
  12. Chris Hoppe

    Chris Hoppe Adventurer

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    I rode it south to north yesterday. Didn't notice anything on Stage Road so it must have been fixed. The north end of Curtain Road would have been a surprise if I didn't have MotionX GPS running on my phone. You can't see the Tee intersection with 143 until you crest the hill right before it, plus no stop sign there. I was surprised there were no skid marks or dents in the guardrail across the street. I am going to give the Scenic iphone app a try.
  13. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    how were the conditions?
    i am thinking of trying this on my strom this coming weekend (stock tires + fully loaded)
  14. Chris Hoppe

    Chris Hoppe Adventurer

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    Conditions were great. There had been a little rain the night before so my riding buddy didn't have to eat a lot of dust. There are more than a few places where the dirt roads intersect with larger roads and there is no stop sign on either road, so be alert for that.
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  15. Dualsport Chic

    Dualsport Chic Long timer

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    Good '411' - thanks as NDR has a run planned in the near future.
  16. Dougger

    Dougger "...and the road and trail calleth thee to ride"

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    Hi,

    Does anyone have a recommendation for tire requirements for the TMT? I have a r1200 with Anakee III tires my firend with a Tenere and similar treads. Will that cut it?? Or do you need aggressive off road tires? Thanks!
  17. 1 Wheel Drive

    1 Wheel Drive Flatus Antiquous

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    Those tires will be fine. No need for anything more aggressive.
  18. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    you should be just fine with those tires if you have any dirt experience. it is mostly just dirt roads and paved back roads with a few more technical stretches which are a bit tricky in the Spring or if wet. i rode the most technical parts of it yesterday and it was very dry. there may be a few wet/muddy spots after it rains. fwiw, i have ridden it with a friend on a Tenere with street tires and he was perfectly ok.
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  19. Dougger

    Dougger "...and the road and trail calleth thee to ride"

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    Perfect Thanks!!!
  20. Dougger

    Dougger "...and the road and trail calleth thee to ride"

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    Great to hear. Thanks so much!!