VT NH and Beyond

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by MONK, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. MONK

    MONK Riding the North East

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2004
    Oddometer:
    62
    I 'm going to put this out there for thought. I've already talked to a few about this idea so here it goes.
    I'm a freind of TMoore and we where talking about that North South Dirt Trail when I had this idea of making a loop through VT (at least for a start).
    What I was thinking was to get a few of us with good local knowledge to do a section. I could do the south someone could do the north (MZcountryboy had interest in the north) and we can find someone to do the middle and make as much of a dirt route as possible and we can decide on the points where we would meet to join them. And make a GPS track. Let me know what you think.

    monk
    #1
  2. apeirce

    apeirce Two ears, one mouth.

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,726
    Location:
    CT USA
    Sounds good.

    But I'm in CT and no use to you.

    I'll buy anyone who sets up the route a beer though. And two for Scott because he's already hosted me once.
    #2
  3. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,775
    Location:
    Thousand Oaks, CA.
    OOOhh. :tb

    I'm interested.

    I can help with the area around Burlington, assuming you would be routing though here.
    Let me know how I can help.:thumb

    Q~
    #3
  4. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2004
    Oddometer:
    6,020
    Location:
    Framingham, MA
    I'm in the same boat as Adam. I'll buy beers but cna't be of much route help since I'm still a n00b in the northeast. :cromag
    #4
  5. bitterjoe

    bitterjoe killing the fatted calf

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,054
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Seth S mentioned this summer in my VT ride report that there is an existing North-South route already mapped out. Maybe we can get some feedback from him? I'll PM him with the link to this thread.

    Edit: Monk, upon rereading your first post do you already have a copy the N/S route?
    #5
  6. Madtowner

    Madtowner Top of the Notch

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Oddometer:
    56
    Location:
    Sugar Hill, New Hampshire United States
    Check www.vtbmwmov.org
    I believe they do this ride once a year from the border of MA to Canada. I think it is called the puppy dog run.
    #6
  7. atadloco

    atadloco Ouch.. Ta Daaaaaa..

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Oddometer:
    729
    Location:
    Cow Hampshaaa
    Tim has a friend?!? :D I'd be up for this, can help out mapping parts of NH...
    #7
  8. Icewalker

    Icewalker Conundrum

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Oddometer:
    52,739
    Location:
    New Hampshires Militant Hippy and proud socialist
    You could probably count me in - if I can ever get my other half out of hospital long enough to get some time :huh Honestly I'm sure the local quacks are saving up for new cars or houses or something.

    Jeff
    #8
  9. MONK

    MONK Riding the North East

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2004
    Oddometer:
    62
    bitterjoe and everybody else with interest, I keep hearing about this N S route but have never found out anything about it . That's why I thought this would be a good idea. Rather than a straight line up and down we could make a loop and add in your favorite places to camp, eat, gas and some hero sections.
    I'm hoping to get enough input from riders from different location to connect all the dots. We certainly have the resources to make this happen.
    Then we can ride it!!!!![​IMG]


    thanks monk
    #9
  10. moriyama

    moriyama Mountain Forest (NH) Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    217
    Location:
    Lebanon, NH
    Not a gps guy but I know some good d/s routes you wouldn't want to miss in the southeast corner of the state.
    #10
  11. TMoore

    TMoore Arai Helmet Test Dummy Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,355
    Location:
    OK! (Formerly from The Peoples Republic of Mass)
    Hey Ken! Me and Monk are coming up your way and we want the
    full tour.. ok? :D Might bring that sissy Atadloco with us but Im
    not sure he can keep up with 950s :lol3


    #11
  12. BuckRider

    BuckRider Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,544
    Location:
    Madison, CT
    I've already got the Puppy Dog run on paper. I think the route sheet I have starts in Brattleboro and heads North. So that part is done and easy. What we need is a second portion that can finish the loop.

    How about a "South" segment either down through NH or maybe the Adirondack's?

    I haven't ridden the "Run" yet, but some say it can be done in 1 day, others say take two. It is mostly just dirt roads.

    I'll dig through my pile of stuff and see what format it is in. I got it at the BMWMOA in VT last summer.

    The NETRA stuff is going to be much more dirt bike orientated, but may be worth looking at for soem segments.
    #12
  13. metlcutr55

    metlcutr55 LongGoneDaddy

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,099
    Location:
    s w NH
    Ken im ready to give you some company exploring and the gps sits beside me as i type. we gotta get some routes down this spring, set up a ride and invite them barrage gouin peeps and Maineiacs down. and perhaps when these VT NH Beyond folk come thru, join em for a while? traveling ADVers, i dont have my lat lon down yet, gps noob, but check zip 03603-5315, always a nice lil field to tent, bathroom fridge beer a hunnert feet up the driveway.
    #13
  14. Junkyard

    Junkyard Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2004
    Oddometer:
    397
    Location:
    Moretown Vermont
    I'm sure I can come up with a hero section or two. Maybe
    some of those class 4 roads over the mountains I took you on
    with your 400? Remember while I was on my r80. :lol3 I'm
    sure Scott and I can think of a couple others.
    Happy Sunday
    Junkyard
    #14
  15. moriyama

    moriyama Mountain Forest (NH) Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    217
    Location:
    Lebanon, NH
    :wave

    Happy winter, or whatever this is called. Tim, I read your recent ride report with a little green tinge around the edges... Just gotta get me a little dual sport for those play rides.

    Ken C, I'll start putting together a route to cover some terrain that I'm familiar with, you add yours and we can check it all out asap. I'm open see how it fits with the plan on this thread or whether it warrants another ride.

    Whatever, it's all good. Lookin' forward to this season. :ricky
    #15
  16. MONK

    MONK Riding the North East

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2004
    Oddometer:
    62
    Thanks to everyone who is interested in this project.
    I guess the next step is to get organized so we can see who will take what section and what sections we will need to fill in.
    So, if you are willing to take on a section please chime in with the section/region you would like to take on. You can PM me or post it here and I will make a list of who has what and post it here.
    Things to keep in mind;
    Stay on as much rideable dirt for the big bikes
    Add in any hero sections that you want but name them as such
    Mark gas, your favorite eateries, camping, motels,
    must see points of interest .
    If you think of anything else please add it in.

    I can do the southern section from Manchester south to the VT MA border to just west of Brattleboro north to Grafton.

    monk
    #16
  17. atadloco

    atadloco Ouch.. Ta Daaaaaa..

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Oddometer:
    729
    Location:
    Cow Hampshaaa
    I'd go faster, but my dress keeps getting caught in the chain..:D
    #17
  18. CJBDRdude

    CJBDRdude Ridin'offroadCJ

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    636
    Location:
    Upstate NY.. rockin it in Valatie!!!
    I'm on the MA. border, not far from Bennington VT. either. I'd be interested as would a few friends here. :clap
    #18
  19. Seth S

    Seth S Deleted

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    Oddometer:
    5,964
    Location:
    Deleted
    Guess I'll chime in here. We have ridden 90% of the Vermont dual sport loop which covers a lot of good trails I hadnt found before. I am also familiar with many trails in the reading/plymouth/bridgewater/killington/chateguey/rutland area. We have been doing a lot of playing on Mt Dorset lately as well....There are some trails that are nothing short of hero that we have yet to make up. i still dont have the north south route but I know who I have to contact to get it.
    #19
  20. EvilClown

    EvilClown Standing by to standby for a possible disregard Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    20,103
    Location:
    In the shadow of the Uncanoonucs...
    Buck et al,

    The Puppy Dog Ride route sheet we have starts in Greenfield, Ma and ends Troy, VT - just south of the Canadian border. GREAT ride!

    Mostly a mix of dirt roads and little paved back roads. Think we crossed over a small section of Rt 5 and 100 at some point. There is a 'hero section' included. Claims knobbies only. I suggest them but BountyHunter made it through with Avon Distanzas.:eek1 I'd suggest most of us mere mortals going with the knobbies.

    From Greenfield, it can be done in a day. We made a 3-day loop out of it getting to Greenfield and continuing into Canada then over to NH/ME and back to NH. Lots of fun!

    Attached Files:

    #20