2011 Berkshire Big Adventure (Official Announcement)

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by madrivermaz, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. GOT DIRT?

    GOT DIRT? Been here awhile

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  2. madrivermaz

    madrivermaz Old Fart

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    Why does everyone think that is fun?

    It probably would have been fun if it had been the first trail we hit that day, but no, it was the last one. We started at Vince's at 10 am and rode all over creation and finally ended up in Adams about 5 pm, cold, hungry, and thirsty, and still had another hour ride back to Vince's and I would have had another 45 minute ride home if Rocket hadn't offered to trailer me.
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  3. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    insanity is not as easy as i make it look

    boo f:dllaman hoo

    wahhhhhh i have all these wonderful trails around me

    i didn't come prepared for a trail ride :ssssssob






    :smooch
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  4. Hondarider

    Hondarider Hero of the Stupid

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    I don't think that video does it justice! I live within walking distance of that trail and, after numerous attempts over they years, have decided that it's too much like work. Going up is a lot better than going down, but the entire thing is God foresaken. I always find myself wondering how they got so many giant boulders to line up to resemble a road on a map. I also wonder how it was ever named as a road...surely no Model T or horse drawn wagon could have traversed it. I tried it on my GS a few years back and had to turn back...just turning around was a nightmare. It's awful - don't do it.
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  5. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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  6. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    Talk like that is likely to attract all kinds of people. :D
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  7. madrivermaz

    madrivermaz Old Fart

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    wahhhh wahhh wahhh
    look your route sheet over real good because you may be the only one going to Florida on the 22nd.:evil
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  8. Hondarider

    Hondarider Hero of the Stupid

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    heehee...I expect as much. It's probably a lot more fun with a group.
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  9. madrivermaz

    madrivermaz Old Fart

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    on retrospect, I can't remember anywhere that was easy going. Can you imagine what that's going to be like in the Spring with all this snow we got?:puke2
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  10. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer Supporter

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    I haven't been up there in a long time (2003). With all the legal issues we thought it would be a good idea to stay away until things cooled down.

    Last time we were there the trail took out a few of our trucks. :rofl

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  11. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Maybe the first 50yards, before the puddles started. It's makeable. I did it on my DR650, but one mistake and you will be buying some parts. And there's plenty of spots to test your ability. Not reccomended for less than serious woods bikes (KTM, Husq ) unless you have lots of experience.
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  12. madrivermaz

    madrivermaz Old Fart

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    BERKSHIRE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION
    Presents
    The Berkshire Big Adventure<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Sunday, May 22, 2011 – 8:00AM Start



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    Benefiting local EMS and Rescue squads of Sandisfield, Tolland, Granville, and Otis Massachusetts<o:p></o:p>
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    Dirt Roads, Back Roads & Unmaintained Roads<o:p></o:p>
    in the Scenic Berkshires (Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York)
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    100 mile Dualsport Thumper Route With Hero Sections<o:p></o:p>
    **PLUS**<o:p></o:p>
    200 mile Adventure Route for Big Adventure Bikes
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    Route Sheets for Both
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    Signup @ Tucker’s Pub 5:00PM-8:00PM Saturday; 6:00AM-8:00AM Sunday<o:p></o:p>
    Riders’ Meeting 7:30AM Sharp
    Entry Fee $40, Pre-Entry $35 (by May 8)

    mail to:
    Berkshire Trail Riders Association - P.O. Box 601, Winsted, CT 06098
    Checks Payable to: Berkshire Trail Riders Association.
    Additional $5 Charity Donation if Non-AMA


    Event Info:
    or dualsport522@sbcglobal.net


    <o:p></o:p>Start/Finish @ Tucker’s Pub<o:p></o:p>
    61 South Main St, Sandisfield, MA 01255<o:p></o:p>
    42° 04´ 44.27 N by 73° 04´ 06.35 W




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    BIKES TO BE STREET LEGAL & QUIET<o:p></o:p>
    DO NOT BRING YOUR ENDURO BIKE!!!<o:p></o:p>

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  13. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    The general public oughta know the circumstances. Due to my illness, I get tired easily and am not so strong any more. So the other two guys (Madriver and Rusty) were supposed to be watching out for me. Well Madriver had never been on the OFR.

    I'd ridden it in both directions, before my illness, on a DRZ. Rusty had ridden it as part of an Enduro years ago. Madriver had never been there so we decided to take that route down into Adams for lunch, and then I would need to go home and rest.

    I went first and when I got to the bottom, wondered where everybody was. I waited a while but I needed to eat (part of managing my illness is to eat at regular times) so I went on to food and ate by myself, thinking the other guys would be along any minute. I was finished and sitting in a booth when my phone rang and it was Madriver, calling from the woods.

    Basically, Madriver had gotten exhausted and was having trouble riding so it took a while for them to both get out of the woods with Rusty helping out. I felt too tired to go back up and join them, and I still feel really bad about that part. The restaurant let me hang out and I took my "rest period" with my head against the wall in the booth.

    I had a good long rest period and was okay to ride home, being that it took 3 hours to get Madriver and his bike out of the woods. I would never intentionally take on an all day ride due to my illness. For me, this came out more like a late morning ride outbound, then a 3-hr. rest break, then a road ride (back home).

    I don't think Madriver is goin' up there again except maybe in the passenger seat of a Jeep. Rusty OTOH....
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  14. motogo1

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

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    Rusty is practicing up for the next Superman movie. Take off and flight are pretty good. Landing? Ahhh, needs a little work. Luckily, only bruises and his cape was a little torn. :D
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  15. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    Reminds me of what people used to say about the DRZ: "Flies like an eagle, lands like a grand piano."
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  16. madrivermaz

    madrivermaz Old Fart

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    No apologies necessary. I'm just pissed that I ruined our afternoon together.
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  17. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Trail Jester Supporter

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    :rofl That's a good one Vince.
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  18. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I don't think it was ruined. We all had our limits tested and that which beats you down makes you stronger for next round.
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  19. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffeur Supporter

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    Can you be pursuaded otherwise? :deal
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  20. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    When do you have to decide between the 100 mile route or the 200 mile route? At the rider's meeting?