TugHill / Adirondacks ride

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by koyote, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. thinker

    thinker Simple is Better

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    I heard a rumor that Spring starts on thursday ...:wink:


    In celebration I washed my riding jacket and pants, only 14,000 miles worth of road dirt on them, just broken in eh ? :lol3

    see ya on the road soon,

    Steve
  2. koyote

    koyote Been here awhile

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  3. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    Been preparing. Don't know how it converts to horse power but I lost 20 lbs. Gear still fits. Been riding my bicycle when the road is clear. "It wont be long now" :D
  4. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    That would be about 2.5 hp gain equivalent. Twenty pound loss, that is fantastic David! :clap
  5. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    I alternate between snowshoes and the bicycle every day. I fired my bike up today it sounds sweet.

    It wont be long now
    they said at the circumcision. :D

    The old guy on the BMW
  6. outlaws justice

    outlaws justice Long timer

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  7. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Got out today for a couple hours! Went all the way to Stewart' in Boonville for a cuppa...Wooo Hooo!!


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  8. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    No picture, but I got out. Went home for lunch, got the bike. I couldn't push it though the snow, so I put it in gear. Traction control light came on. I rode to work, then a little after. Total 50 miles. First ride of the year!

    I saw 65* about 5:00.

    See you folks this summer :clap

    David
  9. koyote

    koyote Been here awhile

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    Awesome! :clap
  10. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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  11. Squatch Hunter

    Squatch Hunter Adventurer

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    Ride a few miles for me as soon as this maple syrup work is over its tag on


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  12. operose

    operose Mama tried

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    I have been doing both... Running on about 6hrs of sleep over 48hr period?? Hope the trees are running good for you we finally got our season this week. Put a new front tire on the DRZ last night while boiling :lol3
  13. Squatch Hunter

    Squatch Hunter Adventurer

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    I do it on the wood stove in the garage so it's a very slow process. I have 3 gallon's of sweet goodness so far shooting for 3 more


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  14. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    When lived in Copenhagen (1980s), my neighbor asked me to build an arch. He had a pan, I built the stove. I gathered the sap in 5 gallon buckets by hand. One of my customers was a truss factory so I got free pickup loads of soft wood. I boiled the sap for what seemed like forever. When it was all done, he gave me 3 quarts "Half of what we made". He was fullashit. We should have had 4 gallons of syrup, I gathered it all by hand and boiled most of it.

    I think my arms will be forever longer from carrying 5 gallon buckets full of sap. I will never forget falling asleep in front of the fire with a beer in my hand more times than I can count.

    Now I visit a sugarbush and buy it.

    Thanks for the memory
    David
  15. Squatch Hunter

    Squatch Hunter Adventurer

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    I remember doing it as a 12 year old kid with my uncle good times that is why I think I do it that way now brings back memories plus now the beer makes it a little more interesting


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  16. operose

    operose Mama tried

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    We are small scale as well, only 33 taps out this year and that is the most yet. We have about 3gal as well. Up until this year we used a small wood stove. Just built a barrel arch w/ restaurant steam table pans but still boiling outside.
  17. Squatch Hunter

    Squatch Hunter Adventurer

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    Got any pics of that arch maybe I can get some ideas to make this go a little faster 25 taps here just picked ups new helmet shoei rf1100 for 279.99


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  18. operose

    operose Mama tried

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    Sure man here are a couple, it is pretty rough but works OK, I am getting 3-4 gallons per hour of evaporation after getting it going

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  19. Squatch Hunter

    Squatch Hunter Adventurer

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    That gives me some good ideas thanks for the pics between the wood stove and turkey fryer I only get about 2 gallons an hour evaporation


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  20. outlaws justice

    outlaws justice Long timer

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    Anyone interested in taking the class? Only six spots and it looks like spring has sprung! I actually rode to work two days so far this week