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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-05-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,372
Posted By Lumpyboy
Oh man don't do it. Your kinda of looking into a...

Oh man don't do it. Your kinda of looking into a bee's nest thinking there must be fun stuff going on inside. Well, there is for some folks but it stings like hell for all the reasons mentioned...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-13-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By Lumpyboy
Although the route lacks any technical challenges...

Although the route lacks any technical challenges (it's just a well-groomed logging throughway), it makes for an extremely scenic ride and is well worth the trip. Abbott Brook Rd. (the first road off...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By Lumpyboy
Well, it will be interesting to see whether they...

Well, it will be interesting to see whether they allow us to enter an area in advance to pick our own spot. From researching it seems the locals just do what they want and spectate wherever, though...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By Lumpyboy
Thanks. We were thinking of just humping it in...

Thanks. We were thinking of just humping it in to one of the other stages that are close to a main access point (like Rt. 16 or Rt. 26). Stage 11, for example, is at the bridge over the river north...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By Lumpyboy
Anyone have any recommendations as to DIY...

Anyone have any recommendations as to DIY spectator spots besides the stage 9 & 10 Fish Pond general area? I am generally familiar with most of the stages b/c I have ridden most of them before. We...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-15-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,852
Posted By Lumpyboy
I generally stay well south (like Moscow and...

I generally stay well south (like Moscow and points west over to Flagstaff). Great North Woods just seems like asking for trouble.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-04-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By Lumpyboy
Just to be clear, Magalloway Rd. essentially goes...

Just to be clear, Magalloway Rd. essentially goes from Parmachenee Rd. (which itself starts at Wilsons Mills, ME) and ends at Rt. 3 above First CT Lake. Magalloway Mountain Rd. is a road that comes...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-18-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,730
Posted By Lumpyboy
Also note that the northern terminus of Success...

Also note that the northern terminus of Success Road and 26 (York Pond Rd. on the Maine side) is closed due to a wash out from Irene. However, when coming from the NH side you simply take a left onto...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 212,564
Posted By Lumpyboy
I run a trials on my KTM 200XCW as well. They...

I run a trials on my KTM 200XCW as well. They are just the balls for super technical terrain. Some people say they don't perform well in mud but I have not found that to be the case. Knobbies tend...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 212,564
Posted By Lumpyboy
My street plated WR450 has Guts seat foam. I can...

My street plated WR450 has Guts seat foam. I can ride all day on it. I also run a trials tire -- you have to run them with low pressure 6-10 PSI -- and they are gold -- the wetter the better.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-17-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By Lumpyboy
Btw, for those riding Success Pond Road (not the...

Btw, for those riding Success Pond Road (not the OHRV trail), note that York Pond Rd. to Maine Rt. 26 is closed. Instead, you detour to the north on North Rd. I hadn't been on SP Rd. for a few...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-16-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By Lumpyboy
I have ridden a number of the logging roads in...

I have ridden a number of the logging roads in the northern woods and never had any issues. That being said, I have never run across F&G. My 690E and WR450 are street plated but no OHRV stickers. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-14-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By Lumpyboy
Cool. I didn't realize that there is a rideable...

Cool. I didn't realize that there is a rideable rail corridor along the old RR right of way on the east side of the Androscoggin. And there is access to this corridor from Hogan Road?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-01-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By Lumpyboy
Here's a good blog w/pics by someone who hiked it...

Here's a good blog w/pics by someone who hiked it recently.

http://1happyhiker.blogspot.com/2012/09/east-mountain-vermont-most-unusual-hike.html

Also, there used to a be a thread in this...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-01-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By Lumpyboy
A very narrow bike can make it past the gate. I...

A very narrow bike can make it past the gate. I highly doubt a GSA has any hope. Just too big. I believe that the road and summit is open to hikers, so you can park at the gate and hike.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-04-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,616
Posted By Lumpyboy
I have never had an issue going on any SF road...

I have never had an issue going on any SF road that is legal for cars so long as I am on a street plated bike. It is the other way around that can present problems. When I ride at Freetown SF on my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 45,251
Views: 2,651,165
Posted By Lumpyboy
Thanks 2Twisted. I understand there is a big...

Thanks 2Twisted. I understand there is a big railroad trestle down near Onawa that might be fun to check out. I also am aware of the B-52 site on Elephant Mt. east of Lily Bay. I'm on a 690 Enduro...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 45,251
Views: 2,651,165
Posted By Lumpyboy
It's that time of year again where thoughts turn...

It's that time of year again where thoughts turn to taking a ride up to the north country (no, not Portland, which for me is pretty far north). Some info from last year's ride. Started at the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,616
Posted By Lumpyboy
Not an unreasonable request. Delorme doesn't...

Not an unreasonable request. Delorme doesn't tell you which secondary roads are dirt and which are paved, and is often quite inaccurate in any event.

Some good dirt roads off the top of my head:...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-29-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 41,445
Posted By Lumpyboy
If you lay down other people's bikes in the swill...

If you lay down other people's bikes in the swill hole first, it makes it quite easy to then get your bike across...:D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-29-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 41,445
Posted By Lumpyboy
Yup, and the irony was that although artillary...

Yup, and the irony was that although artillary ballistics was his principal interest (which resulted in his refinements and improvements to the howitzer round among other things), it is believed that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-23-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 41,445
Posted By Lumpyboy
http://www.all-hazards.com/loring/photos.html ...

http://www.all-hazards.com/loring/photos.html
http://rustyknight98.com/Loring/Loring.htm
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread342800/pg1...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-23-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 41,445
Posted By Lumpyboy
Is he checking out the water flow in the 2nd pic...

Is he checking out the water flow in the 2nd pic or adding to it? :D Fun trails up there.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-23-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 41,445
Posted By Lumpyboy
Thx. That is consistent with what I have heard...

Thx. That is consistent with what I have heard elsewhere. I don't think there is much of anything left on the US side other than the two buildings, one of which is a skeleton (where I think they...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-23-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,842
Posted By Lumpyboy
We took an F650 there once and they were great to...

We took an F650 there once and they were great to deal with. They galdly gave us a tour of the workshop too. It was kind of cool to be allowed to check out the bikes they were working on.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-23-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 41,445
Posted By Lumpyboy
Canuman, besides the two buildings I mentioned,...

Canuman, besides the two buildings I mentioned, is there anything else worthwhile on the U.S. side? I am assuming it is not advisable to walk over to the Canadian side. Looks like there is a camp up...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-22-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 41,445
Posted By Lumpyboy
I have ridden up to Gerry Bull's old compound on...

I have ridden up to Gerry Bull's old compound on the U.S. side. One of the old buildings has been renovated (the one off Journeys End Road). The other main building (off of N. Jay Road) is abandoned...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,303
Posted By Lumpyboy
Prices for 2Ts are always going to be less than...

Prices for 2Ts are always going to be less than 4Ts. You are not likely to find a decent used 4T in your price range. A 125 2T is a blast. Not a lot of bottom end but if you are just having fun...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 23,037
Posted By Lumpyboy
I wonder if all info should be in this thread as...

I wonder if all info should be in this thread as opposed to separate threads for each subtopic linked to this thread. Might be easier than having to again surf a large mega-thread. Love the 690...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,303
Posted By Lumpyboy
I am with BikePilot. 2 stroke ENDURO bikes rule...

I am with BikePilot. 2 stroke ENDURO bikes rule for the tightest, most technical single track. If you are riding more open terrain, a 4 stroke might be preferable (particularly if there is meaningful...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,342
Posted By Lumpyboy
I have a wr450 that when geared up and tarded is...

I have a wr450 that when geared up and tarded is a pleasure on the street/highway. For dirt, I run an MT43 in the back and gear it 14/50. Seems a good compromise for when I want to ride somewhere...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18,997
Views: 2,108,994
Posted By Lumpyboy
I have had the Wings pipe for 3 years. Great...

I have had the Wings pipe for 3 years. Great pipe. No remap.

yup, post counts reset. this is #1 for me again.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,637
Posted By Lumpyboy
We only lost power for three days. No big deal...

We only lost power for three days. No big deal compared to what many others were dealing with. But, still, where's my govt handout?? :D We have a portable generator but it wasn't hooked up to the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By Lumpyboy
Nope!!! I like to have at least one for every...

Nope!!! I like to have at least one for every application -- dirt, adventure, street!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-24-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By Lumpyboy
Another option is to buy a pure off road bike...

Another option is to buy a pure off road bike (250-450 4 stroke or 200-250 two stroke) and learn to ride super technical single track. Everything else is easy after that. Two years is plenty of time...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 41,445
Posted By Lumpyboy
But either way in the Troy/Richmond area there...

But either way in the Troy/Richmond area there are a lot of trails that seem to defintely not be Class VI roads. So I can see why having an ORV sticker is safest. Plus, there are the p-lines.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 41,445
Posted By Lumpyboy
Once you cross at the rod & gun club the road...

Once you cross at the rod & gun club the road continues as New Boston Road and goes right to the parking lot at Lake Denison. Just have to be curteous and watch for horses, bicycles, an occasional...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 41,445
Posted By Lumpyboy
Thanks for the info Henry. Wasn't aware that ORV...

Thanks for the info Henry. Wasn't aware that ORV applied to NH class 6 roads. I'll suck it up and get the sticker for next time. If I can get out that Saturday I'll look for you guys around mid-day....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 41,445
Posted By Lumpyboy
Can't make it there by 8:30 but might try to be...

Can't make it there by 8:30 but might try to be up in that area on that day (if family plans permit). Those "roads" and p-line trails are fun. The p-lines can be challenging in places. Make sure to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-18-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By Lumpyboy
I also would not get near the coast at this time...

I also would not get near the coast at this time of the year. It is typically wall to wall traffic. Kittery and points north are very nice, but just too crowded right now. There are a ton of dirt...
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