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Thomaston Dam Riding Thread

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

  1. 300man

    300man Adventurer

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    Might be there Monday if water level allows...might go to Beartown SF.
  2. Scottyluc

    Scottyluc Been here awhile

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    The Pathfinders organized another work party yesterday afternoon to clear some storm damage and open up a few more trails. 7 members put in some efficient work cutting trees and lopping head slappers. Trails are in pretty good shape!

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  3. P 0 P E Y E

    P 0 P E Y E Bald rider Supporter

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    Trails continue to be fantastic

    Rangers are awesome and accommodating

    pinch me

    going to blow off work and ride Wed afternoon. Say hi to old bald guy, large fore arms and 6 days
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  4. nobody

    nobody motomaniac Supporter

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    Great conditions yesterday, northern part didn’t get rain, rock garden was dry,the only trail overgrown was the one right after the first bridge, got a nice nosebleed there, prickers are sharp
  5. Scottyluc

    Scottyluc Been here awhile

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    USACE has reported major storm damage at the Dam. The trails are closed until further notice.
  6. lonsomecrow

    lonsomecrow Been here awhile

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    still closed?
  7. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    Yes, Pathfinders were in cleaning up Saturday . But still lots to do
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  8. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    think it’ll be open Saturday? Just wondering in terms of planning my weekend. :)

    also, obviously, thank you. Much appreciated!
  9. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    It is so hard to tell right now. we had a lot of trees down in this area. I will go by there tonight and see if a ranger has any info. will post whatever info later.
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  10. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    If it's like the Berks, it's going to be a while.
    In 5 places, it took us over one hour to clear one mile of trail

    I've cleared more trial in three weekends for the BBA than I have for all trail clearing in the past 12 years.
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  11. RRM707

    RRM707 Yeah, whatever...

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    Once again, Roost Power Sports in Thomaston was robbed.
    Four brand new Husky’s
    An FC 250, FE 250, FE 350, FE 501
    Reminding us again, lock your stuff up.
  12. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    Holy Crap! That sucks they are a great little shop.. Any leads or details?
  13. RRM707

    RRM707 Yeah, whatever...

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    That's all I found so far, on FB, still looking...
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  14. Scottyluc

    Scottyluc Been here awhile

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    The USACE had to hire a professional tree crew to come in and remove some of the mess. I believe this was supposed to happen yesterday but I cannot confirm if they were there and if the accomplished what they needed to do.
    In two separate work parties the Pathfinders cleared at least 2 dozen trees from the trails while the USACE cleared/chipped as much in other areas. There was lot of work done already. Hopefully it won't be too much longer.
  15. Scottyluc

    Scottyluc Been here awhile

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    FYI - From the USACE:

    TRAILS OPENING-- The Thomaston Staff (with help from the Pathfinders) has been busy clearing trails, cutting and chipping. We are pleased to announce the OHV area is once again safe and trails will be open to riding on Sunday, August 23rd. Please ride safe and if you notice something that was missed, please bring it to the attention of a Park Ranger.
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  16. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    The owner posted that 4 bikes stolen by 2 young men and 2 young women. The bikes were not yet programmed to run by the dealer. No other info was posted as of yet.
  17. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    FYI the USACE posted on their FB page that the dam will be closed Monday 8/24 from 8-noon for a bridge inspection
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  18. 300man

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    Rode TD today. It was obvious in MANY locations a tremendous amount of downed trees were removed. A BIG THAKS to all that made this opening possible!
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  19. P 0 P E Y E

    P 0 P E Y E Bald rider Supporter

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    Mark those words.....

    hoping to meet up and ride together soon.

    thanks USACE and mighty PFMC
  20. kenny61

    kenny61 old and crippled

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    Gonna try and make thomaston again today between 12 and 1 until whenever