Thomaston Dam Riding Thread

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

  1. kenny61

    kenny61 old and crippled

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    No Sunday takers?
  2. NYKTM

    NYKTM Been here awhile

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    Going to ride by me, shoulder injury so will take it easy, 1000am come over


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  3. kenny61

    kenny61 old and crippled

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    Just saw this. Text me when you go next time
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    NYKTM Been here awhile

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    So sorry will do.


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  5. galbro

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    Hello all. I've been lurking on this thread for a while. I'm thinking I can make this Friday 7/21 with a friend and his son, coming up from Long Island. This will be our first time at the dam. If you see a trailer that looks like a big little red wagon, feel free to say hi. Rides are a WR400F, DRZ400, and a TT125, all plated.
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  6. Mikey97d

    Mikey97d Been here awhile

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    Have fun tomorrow! The lower section near the start area is getting over grown and there are a few holes that have developed on the lower section, but otherwise the trails are in good shape. I rode there Monday night.
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    Cool, thanks for the tip.

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    That worked out pretty well. Managed 3 loops with a decent amount of single track excursions. Took a look at the big rock, and decided prudence said not to try it! Walked up though, don't know how I'd manage to get up the big indent on the left. I'd love to see someone else do it...
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  9. gbg

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    Is it just one loop or is there a network of trails? If there is a main loop how long is it? I'm planning to race a hares ramble there in August and would like to come down and get a feel for the terrain prior to that. Are the trials well marked and/or pretty obvious?
  10. kenny61

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    One main loop with turn offs the hardscrabble is done in reverse and feels totally different
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    kenny61 old and crippled

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    Tons of video on YouTube search Thomaston dam dirt bike
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    So the loop is directional and other than for the hare scramble everyone rides it in that one direction?
  13. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    yes, loop is directional. the whole place is run clockwise.

    One of the main reasons i ride during the week, is to avoid the citiots that cannot read signs and are wide open going the wrong way. it does not happen often on the technical upper sections, but on the lower, especially near the field, watch out...
  14. RRM707

    RRM707 Yeah, whatever...

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    Some of the off trails, from the hare scrambles WILL have you going the wrong way it may seem, but for the most part, the main trails are clockwise.

    Also, if you're on the the paved center road(old Rt 8), you can go both ways(Take it easy, Rodknee):-) , try to stay to right, just as you would on the street,

    as there can be work trucks on it, & also speeding dirt bikes. There is a speed limit, but, like everywhere, it's not always adhered to.
  15. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    Because Rrm707 goes both ways, he usually only rides the paved section when he goes to Thomaston... :lol2
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    Mr. Ray Glistening Shaft Supporter

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    I'd like to come out on Sunday. Anyone want to run some loops?
    I'll be on my 500exc
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    Mikey97d Been here awhile

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    That makes sense since it is all paved there and no rocks.
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    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    Checkout the Mt. Southington Fun Run this Sunday, sure it cost a few bucks but you can ride the damn anytime.
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    Mr. Ray Glistening Shaft Supporter

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    It looks like a running event. I don't run. I mountain bike as much as possible though.
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    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    Far from a running event.

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