Ride the Trans-Mass Trail on Saturday, 3/31

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Hulked Up, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Hulked Up

    Hulked Up Been here awhile

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    A few of us are planning a ride on the Trans-Mass this weekend. (Saturday I think) Meet at the Sunoco gas station in Winsted, Conn., 60 South Main Street at 9:30am.

    Ride as far north as you like. The route extends from the Connecticut border into Vermont.

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    You can download the gpx file here: http://goo.gl/h0IXh or IM me your email address if you want the track file.

    The roads should be in decent shape but you never know with some sections. A big dual sport is fine and knobbies aren't required.
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  2. 8gv

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    I am in FL for an airplane show. I'll be with you in spirit.:cry
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  3. Happy Seal

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    Say high to my ole man! :freaky
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  4. 8gv

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    Which one is he? There are only about 20 million of them here (and an equal # of hot babes too).:lol3
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  5. River6822

    River6822 Fat kid on a 950 SE

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    I see you say big dual sports are ok and nobbies are not required but I'm still so new that I don't know exactly what that means to everyone. Some people cut off big dual sport at 650 and consider everything above an Adventure bike. I'm riding a 950SE and have nobbies in need of replacement.

    I rode both Berkshire Big Bike rides last year without error. Is this the same type of terrain / ride? They were almost all groomed dirt and gravel roads.

    Sorry for the NooB questions.
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  6. Hulked Up

    Hulked Up Been here awhile

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    I haven't done those rides but have had friends who have. From what I understand it's the same type of terrain. Mostly groomed dirt and gravel roads. A couple of the roads are not maintained but they are not bad at all. I rode one of them last weekend and had no issues. I have a KLR with a worn stock rear tire, no knobbies, and I was fine. I created the route for people on anything sized 650 and above. I was a beginner when I laid it out 4 years ago. There are some sections of pavement that break it up.

    Note the date change to Sunday due to the weather.
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  7. River6822

    River6822 Fat kid on a 950 SE

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    Sounds like fun! Hopefully I can get it all together by Saturday so I can join in.

    Would you PM me the GPX file? I tried importing the XML into Google Earth but it wasn't happy.
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  8. justforme

    justforme sandman

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    i did it a few years ago on a se it's all dirt and paved roads you should have no problem on a se

    btw: i found most of it boring and only liked a few parts.
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  9. Hulked Up

    Hulked Up Been here awhile

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    The weather forecast has been all over the place for Saturday. First snow, now only 20% precip. I think we are going to ride Saturday after all because of schedules. make the final call tomorrow night.
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  10. ChR1s

    ChR1s Spherical Bastard

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    If I can escape the labor camp early, I might try to catch up with you, Keith.

    For anyone wanting to view a GPS file, I find gpsvisualizer.com works well.
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  11. Hulked Up

    Hulked Up Been here awhile

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    sounds good Chris. That was fun with you and Paige when we did it a few years ago. I'm watching the forecast and will figure it out tonight. 1-2" of snow on those roads will be a problem.
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  12. Hulked Up

    Hulked Up Been here awhile

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    Tomorrow's forecast is no good. Maybe Sunday?
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  13. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    Has anyone ever done up the TMT as a route sheet? As an old enduro type guy, all that stuff with downloading and uploading GPS tracks just isn't something I do. (As many here know, I was the founding Trailboss of the Berkshire ride, which we've generally done as a route sheet.)
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  14. ctoldie

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    I am in the same boat as viverrid on this. Would love a route sheet.
    Maybe someone who does the ride can do one for us antiques.
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  15. madrivermaz

    madrivermaz Old Fart

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    START 60 South Main Street, Winsted, CT
    <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p> </o:p>
    0.0 L TAR (Rte. 44)
    0.3 R TAR (Rte. 8)
    2.1 L TAR @ TL (Smith Hill)
    3.2 BR TAR (Smith Hill)
    4.0 S TAR @ Stop
    4.1 R TAR (Smith Hill)
    6.1 R TAR @ Stop (Rte. 183)
    (10.3 Mass State Line)
    11.6 R DR (Rood Hill)
    RESET TO 0.0
    <o:p> </o:p>
    0.0 DR (Rood Hill)
    1.5 R TAR (S. Sandisfield)
    1.9 BR DR (Gremler)
    2.8 R TAR (New Hartford)
    3.2 L DR (Fox)
    (4.8 S DR)
    5.2 R DR (Silverbrook)
    (Becomes TAR)
    5.9 S TAR @ Stop
    5.95 BL TAR (Beech Plain)
    9.5 CAUTION No Stop Sign
    S DR (Beech Plain)
    11.0 BR DR (Beech Plain)
    12.2 S TAR (Beech Plain)
    12.4 L TAR @ Stop (Rte. 8)
    RESET TO 0.0
    <o:p> </o:p>
    0.0 Rte. 8
    0.4 R TAR (Rt. 23)
    1.4 L DR (Gibbs)
    2.5 L DR (Becket)
    4.3 S DR (Becket)
    (Becomes Johnson)
    6.0 CAUTION No Stop Sign
    S X TAR to DR (Fred Snow)
    10.2 L TAR (Rte. 8)
    RESET TO 0.0
    <o:p> </o:p>
    0.0 Rte. 8
    1.5 R TAR (High)
    (Becomes Middlefield)
    (Becomes DR Becket)
    4.2 R DR (W. Hill)
    5.0 S DR (Reservoir)
    5.5 L TAR (Town Hill)
    6.4 R TAR (Main)
    6.5 L TAR (Bell)
    7.3 L DR (Arthur Pease)
    11.0 BL DR (Curtin)
    11.7 R DR (Curtin)
    RESET TO 0.0
    <o:p> </o:p>
    0.0 DR
    1.8 R TAR (Rte. 143)
    5.7 L DR (John Yale)
    7.3 R DR (Pierce)
    8.4 R TAR (Pierce)
    10.0 L TAR (Worthington)
    RESET TO 0.0
    <o:p> </o:p>
    0.0 TAR
    0.4 R TAR (River)
    1.6 R TAR (Rte.9)
    4.1 L TAR (Stage)
    (Becomes DR)
    6.1 S TAR (Stage)
    (Becomes DR)
    6.9 R TAR (Nash)
    6.95 L TAR (Stage)
    9.2 L TAR (Shaw)
    11.5 R DR (Ranney)
    RESET TO 0.0
    <o:p> </o:p>
    0.0 DR
    0.8 R TAR (Rte. 116)
    3.8 L TAR (Rte. 112/116)
    4.2 R TAR (Steady)
    4.7 R TAR (Norton Hill)
    5.5 R TAR (Rte. 116)
    6.3 L TAR (Emmet)
    7.1 R Y-T TAR (Murray)
    8.2 R Y-T TAR (Hill)
    & L TAR (Murray)
    8.5 S X TAR (Bullitt)
    9.4 R DR (N Polland)
    10.4 L TAR (Main Poland)
    RESET TO 0.0
    <o:p> </o:p>
    0.0 TAR
    2.8 R TAR @ Covered Bridge
    2.9 L TAR (Orchard)
    3.2 S TAR (Pleasant)
    3.5 L TAR (Academy)
    3.8 R TAR, L TAR (Elm)
    4.3 S ?DR (Reeds Bridge)
    6.0 L DR (Truce)
    6.6 R TAR (Bardwells Ferry)
    9.5 BR TAR (Taylor)
    10.0 R TAR (Hawks)
    RESET TO 0.0
    <o:p> </o:p>
    0.0 TAR
    (Becomes WR)
    2.6 R ??? (Foxtown)
    2.7 L TAR (Upper)
    5.7 R TAR (Fairview)
    6.2 L TAR (Rte 2A)
    6.6 Follow 2W
    6.7 R into GAS
    END
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  16. beemerjim

    beemerjim Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks Madriver
    That's egg zackally what I needed. I got me one of them fancy roll charts at your fall ride, and this is just my speed.

    Jim


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  17. ctoldie

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    Another outstanding dirtbiker. I really appreciate your effort, and will look you up at May 20th ride to personally thank you.

    John
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  18. madrivermaz

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    no thanks necessary. I converted the file using http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/ Then did turn by turn using google maps. It took most of this morning, but it was snowing here and I had nothing to do. Using google maps for the mileage is good because it matches most gps units, especially the Garmin C60sx.
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  19. Turtledub

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    Another geezer that appreciates your whole morning effort. Now to get it to a size and form that works while it's vibrating and I'm bouncing along and wearing sunglasses that don't help my reading ability. :D Don't we love it !
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  20. madrivermaz

    madrivermaz Old Fart

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    you need one of these:

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    PM me for how to get one.
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