Thomaston Dam Riding Thread

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Rodknee, May 3, 2017.

  1. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    Thomaston is great place for riders of all skill levels, kids, & bikes of all sizes.
    There are varied terrains, from flat ground, to mild trails, & some tight rocky single track.

    This is a thread to post up when you're going, so we can meet up & ride together.

    General info
    http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/ThomastonDam.aspx

    PLEASE NOTE: Several days may be needed after a closure for drying time and trail repairs.
    Check the water level (below) before you go & ALWAYS CALL 860-283-5540 for current trail status.

    Water Level

    https://reservoircontrol.usace.army.mil/NE/pls/cwmsweb/cwms_realtime.ProjectPage?gagecode=TMD

    Facebook Link
    https://www.facebook.com/ThomastonDam/

    See ya there! :wings
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  2. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    Thanks to the hard work of Tony Gasper and Pathfinders MC of CT, Thomaston Dam is currently open for riding. Thanks!!! :clap:wings:rayof:freaky
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  3. Mikey97d

    Mikey97d Been here awhile

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    I was the first one there Monday to do a quick lap before work. The Pathfinders did a nice job getting it ready. Some trail closures with the work on the Rt 8 bridge on the high side (North bound).
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  4. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    sweet! we never did meet up last year, so we should plan something. I plan on being there all day at least once a week for the next 3 months. :ricky
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  5. Mikey97d

    Mikey97d Been here awhile

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    Definitely!
    I just got a new bike and trying to figure it out. A bit stiff so I skipped the rock garden rather than trying the rocks while wet that morning. What day(s) do you normally ride?
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  6. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    next week, i am planning on Wednesday 5/10 or Thursday 5/11.

    *edit* just checked with Rufus, he can go Thursday.
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  7. Mikey97d

    Mikey97d Been here awhile

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    During the day or an evening ride?
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  8. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    During the day. No evening for me, too far away.
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  9. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Obligatory

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  10. Mikey97d

    Mikey97d Been here awhile

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    I work during the weekdays so evening or weekends are my only options.
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  11. Mikey97d

    Mikey97d Been here awhile

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    From a while ago. A fun ride with NYKTM and Mtnride.
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  12. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Next time get some of that sidehill action!
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  13. Mikey97d

    Mikey97d Been here awhile

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    Just got notice it is closed for pool depth.
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  14. RRM707

    RRM707 Yeah, whatever...

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    Pool level is over 21ft! Hopefully dries out enough & the (dam)Dam reopens...

    When it does, bring your periscopes....
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  15. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    Thomaston on the river side when pool height is over 12 feet...
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  16. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    Looks like pool height is down to 7 feet. Weather is forcast for a little rain the next few days, drying out afterwords.

    I am planning on going Thursday, 5/11. :clap
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  17. Mikey97d

    Mikey97d Been here awhile

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    Just got a note on FB from the Army Core of Engineers the Dam is open again (5/9).

    Hopefully it'll dry out some for your Thursday ride!
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  18. Scottyluc

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    With all the rain we've had it's gonna be sloppy no doubt.
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  19. Ken F

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    What time you going tomorrow?
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  20. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    Barring no issues, i am planning on being there 8am to 4pm.

    Pm sent.
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