Theothers do cromag

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by theothersean, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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    Theotherwife and I left thursday morning for the cromag rally in vt

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    Picked up the crew in orange and headed out to greenfield to catch the PDR
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    we had a slight detour to navigate around
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    and just in time to follow the honey wagon
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    I found a go around on the garmin , that turned out to turn into 2 track
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    which wouldn't have been a big deal if we weren't loaded up for 4 days of camping

    theotherwife had an encounter with gravity
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    but by the time Larry got back to give her a hand, a couple of locals came out of the woods to give her a hand , then promptly dissapeared back into the forest.
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    then there was the gravity troll that came out of nowhere

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    not too bad all in all, just a busted top box reflector and a few minor scratches

    then we headed for some lunch at the DAM diner
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    the rest of the ride was fairly uneventful ,

    made it in time to snag a lean to
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    and got set up

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    a little taste of the local flavor

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    then some sweet and spicy chicken for dinner
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    the camp fire was tame and relaxing

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    made some plans for the next days ride

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    208 miles for the day

    FRIDAY

    we headed out to follow Miss Liz around for the locals tour of the gaps
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    but not before breakfast

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    A quick break at the top of the app gap

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    stopped of for some supplies on the way back
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    friday night was shower night weather you need one or not , and I did .

    I put in my quarters and turned the water on , and waited , and waited for it to get hot , maybe I did it wrong, so I added 2 more quarters , nothing .
    I end up doing the hokey pokey routine , put this part in , then that part in as the water was freezing, after the boys had crawled back up inside and all I could think of was george from seinfeld screaming about being in the pool, I moved the shower curtain to discover a second water knob practically on the outside of the shower, so I start all over agin only with hot water this time .

    250 ish miles for the day


    SATURDAY

    we convinced pwrcrzr and crew to let us tag along for the day , I had put in a route that I laid out on map source , but made no garentee of its quality or accuracy , we first headed , where else, breakfast

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    I took the lead after breakfast and the first turn onto dirt we were supposed to take , just wasn;t there , so I hammered it up rt 12a to try to catch the purple line again , after several mines of pavement I could see them getting anxious behind me so I sped up to get to the dirt to try to redeem myslef on route choice

    and we found some decent dirt

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    Oh and some mud
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    I went through it as I didn't have the chance to see the go around like the others








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    Dave was thrilled that theotherwife took the go around so he wouldn;t have to go through the swill

    we turned up another 2 track that got progressively nastier but showed that it went through, so we pressed on


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    And exhausting

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    stopped after lunch for some local cheese and some heavy petting

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    the dirt twisties were fun after lunch

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    the sceenery was like that off a postcard
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    and worth taking pictures of
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    it wouldn;t be a day of riding with out some trailside repairs

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    or encounters with gravity

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    we ended up with 150 ish miles but mostly all dirt of one flavor or another

    the big social event was saturday night with a BBQ and ofcourse a bon fire
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    nothing like roasting a marshmellow and getting a sun burn at the same time

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    we wouldn't want any wood left over the next day

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    the pics are blury from the heatwaves
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    We made no set plans for the ride home and took our time getting up and packing , we meandered our way back down the pdr to greenfield

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    and by the way this road did go through


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    the wether was awesome, no rain , the company was fun and entertaining , we had a good time for sure, can;t wait til next year .


    Thanks to all that organized the event and to all that we rode with, talked with, ate with , and laughed with .

    until next time
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  2. EvilClown

    EvilClown Standing by to standby for a possible disregard Super Moderator

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    Great report!:thumb


    Good to see you again and meet theotherwife.:freaky
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  3. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Wow! great pics, thanks for sharing.

    BTW, that some serious lighting on the Beemer? :eek1
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  4. BusyWeb

    BusyWeb Adventurer

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  5. mikewillsmith

    mikewillsmith Not the f'g fresh prince!

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    Nice.:D :D

    Great riding with you guys.:ricky :ricky
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