Northwest CT dirt road mapping quest

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by btao, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    Plans just fell through for today.
    Anyone want to ride some of these tracks?
  2. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    WOW, what a beautiful day it's turning out to be. anyone want to ride out of Southbury this afternoon?
  3. BigOgre

    BigOgre Been here awhile

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    Spent a little time today riding around on the north end. Picked up a track in Winsted then up to Colebrook, Caanan, down to Cornwall, Sharon and ended at Kent before angling back for home. PERFECT weather just added to a nice ride. Parked the bike for a spell too and hiked down to Campbell Falls.

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    Also came upon a closed gate on River Road about a mile north of Skiff Mountain Road and little before N. Kent Road in Kent. Well, in my case it was a little after N. Kent as I came in on the backside of it from the north. (That would explain the couple of funny looks I got from some hikers. Who knew?? :dunno) Anyway it was passable. A little tight due to a berm and the size of my 'Strom but I got by.
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  4. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    was that closed road just past a house on the right?
  5. BigOgre

    BigOgre Been here awhile

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    Not saying no but I don't recall any homes along that stretch. I do remember reading a tombstone-looking monument to a Civil War officer a bit south of it though.
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  6. Old School Rider

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    Heading out on this trail out of Southbury. Anyone want to join?
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  7. Dualsport Chic

    Dualsport Chic Long timer

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    Wow Chris - you are brave in the heat.
  8. Old School Rider

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    I will ride fast:-)
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  9. animalmx305

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    Wow it is f'n hot.......I think I'm coming up from island on Saturday for a little blast
  10. Old School Rider

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    90 miles with a nice breeze the whole way:-) Glad I was able to get a ride in..
  11. Old School Rider

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    Anyone want to ride this route tomorrow starting at 11am?
  12. Ryan42jo

    Ryan42jo n00b

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    Is the GPX file on page 1 still the latest and greatest? I'm looking to ride this route on Sunday 9/2 if anyone is interested. I'd be leaving from the Southern end and heading North.
  13. BigOgre

    BigOgre Been here awhile

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    Looks like a nice day weather-wise for it. I'm tempted but stuff to do here. I've used the original track (marked 02-Oct-13) and all was good with the exception of the closed gate mentioned a few posts above. I've also used the 2015 track which was a nice ride also. Don't think you could go wrong with either. Enjoy.
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  14. Old School Rider

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    I am doing this ride early Monday if anyone wants to join.
  15. Ryan42jo

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    I rode the 2013 track from south to North today. Some roads I was already familiar with and some new. Two minor detours around the Kent area but easily made it around on tar. I also rode most of the 2015 track back south to make a loop. I skipped some sections in favor of more road to make up time. All in all a great ride though. I imagine there used to be more dirt - some roads had pretty fresh asphalt. I would guess ~200 miles if you made a full loop.
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  16. Old School Rider

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    Looking to ride this tomorrow morning starting in Southbury. Anyone interested?
  17. Deano860

    Deano860 Been here awhile

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    Not sure if this will intersect at all, but a point of interest...Berkshire trail riders has an event starting 9A New Boston / Sandisfield MA area. BBB Turkey Run.

    Just connecting the dots for you if you see a bunch of dirt bikes. Have a good ride. We should connect sometime. I'm headed to the TR tomorrow.
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  18. Old School Rider

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    Thanks Deano! Looking for something a bit more local tomorrow. On a plane right now so a big ride is too much of a commitment.
  19. BigOgre

    BigOgre Been here awhile

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    You almost had me on the hook but realized I also can't commit to an all day thing tomorrow. I could really go for a nice three or four hour ride too on that route but nothing like that local here. Enjoy.
  20. Old School Rider

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    No one said you had to do the whole ride:-)