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Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by Hulked Up, Aug 10, 2008.
I did curtan rd last week
It was a challenge
Looks fantastic Bill. Nice and peaceful
Nice ride today - skirting the rain at the start, very little traffic. Just did "the southern loop" up to Peru and back down.
So thank you to the good folks that put the TMT together. I had a nice south to north trip on Saturday. Good fun
I did the alternate TMT from N to S yesterday. Thanks to Hich76 for the GPX (link).
I had the whole route to myself. Dry and no issues, but there are tiny washouts here and there from recent heavy rains. One section (Pine Hill Rd out of Conway?) had big "Road Closed" signs, but there wasn't a gate, so I pretended I didn't see them. East St. in Plainfield was a fun two-track.
When I stopped for the above picture, I failed to put my side stand all the way down. We took a little dirt nap.
Many of the"Road Closed" signs are for liability reasons IMO. So if a vehicle is stuck and/ or damaged, you can go after the town for damages. But you can still use the road(at your own risk)
Pine Hill Rd. and others like it are "officially" closed because the town does not want to maintain them any longer. Locals use them though, and I've seen the farmer at the end of Pine Hill using his tractor to maintain it.
I often take public roads in MA with "CLOSED" signs and never have had an issue with any authorities. If there are barriers that are set up so that they allow motorcycles to reasonably pass through, I figure I'm good to go. I won't drive around gates, or use roads clearly posted that they are off-limits to motor vehicles. State Parks and National Forests have their own set of rules about road closures and are more likely to police closed roads.
Remember to ride respectfully, as closed roads are at times used by walkers, bikers, horses, etc. who are NOT expecting to see motorcycles, and people who live on these roads are also not used to seeing vehicles; please do not piss these people off by riding like a squid.
Did a TMT/NEBDR COMBO Moto ride from Summit Hill Campground. Just the Combo Loop is 72 Miles.
Anyone ridden the TMT recently? Going to head up from Otis today with the gf if anyone is around.
I did a few weeks ago. We have had very little rain, so should be dry (and dusty).
Rode the TMT 2 up on the multi, everything was in great shape
Amazing the amount of money being spent on power line upgrade that is going on all over, I don't know where that photo is taken but here in sothwest corner of NH Most all the power lines are like that roads for crane trucks to get in and some of them require serious $$$$ to make them so.
That wood gets used more than once most cases. But still expensive
Yeah I'm not just talking about the wood because that is only placed in sensitive areas, I'm talking about the mega tons of gravel being brought in to turn serious 4x4 trails/roads into super highways. It amazing to see miles of extremly rugged road turned into a road capable of supporting massive cranes. Tens of millions being spent on upgrading the towers.
A buddy and I did both versions of the TMT yesterday. Beautiful ride, great fall colors, perfect weather. Trail is is good shape everywhere.
We found a fantastic sandwich place in South Deerfield near the northern terminus. Highly recommended: https://www.yelp.com/biz/bba-deli-market-south-deerfield
Here are both GPX files (northbound & southbound). We started in Winsted, CT. These include route extension to the lunch spot.
Note that the extension to lunch goes right by a huge field of marijuana. I was looking at it as we rode by wondering what those strange plants were, then it dawned on me. First time I've ever seen that.
Not sure why the second GPX doesn't show. Here it is:
I'll be damned. This goes right by my house. I guess I should go ride the whole thing.
I always wondered if the people live along these routes notice the increase of motorcycles going by.
The ADV bikes aren't really noticeable (if they have legal mufflers and aren't riding like squids).
OTOH, cruisers with their Screaming Eagle pipes and loud stereos that I can hear coming from literally a mile away sure are! Luckily cruiser season is brief here.
I've noticed more ADV bikes and dualsports around the TMT and NEBDR, but I'm looking for them. I'm not sure a muggle would have picked up on the increase. I've only talked to one person living on the TMT who noticed the increase in bikes, and it was on a "Huh, more motorcycles... Wonder why? Anyway, time for a sandwich." level.