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Old 06-18-2013, 10:43 AM   #16
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Thumb Only a couple of pictures because we were haulin!

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Good work on the RR so far Mr Bill!!
I'll add a little storyline for Day 3:
Someone else needs to supply some Day 3 pics as all I have are from the last day.
Day three is our big mile day and we made really good time. We stopped at Ripton Country Store for a coffee and get ready to blast off through Lincoln Gap.





Lincoln Gap








Last picture of the day for me. Batteries dead and my spares are at the bottom of my side case.

We then rode Roxbury Gap and stopped in Brookfield to see the status of the floating bridge construction. I didn't see any construction there!

The rain that I saw on the radar at lunch was not too bad, just big. A really big storm and we were on the green edge and the PDR went into the yellow pretty quick. No red on the screen so there was no hail or tornadoes but I'm really glad we stopped. The next morning there were tree crews out picking up and we saw one pretty large tree still across the road.

I know everyone else had their cameras snapping shots in Brookfield so I hope we see some of those here.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:56 AM   #17
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I think I laid my KLR down just in time... It had already done a 180 degree turnaround, pointing its nose in the opposite direction and wanted to head home with me. I was not going to accept that so I laid her down. PS. Notice the big tree and downhill ditch I missed...


Yikes!

I'm glad we got out of there in one piece! That stuff was slick and no fun to ride in.

Leon and I ride little thumpers, but my thumper puts more thump into the ground and weighs a lot less too. Whenever I'd see Leon's lights in my mirrors I'd punch it and watch him disappear. Poor Leon was talking about boring and stroking his little 650 by the end of this little ride

Ed told me the rest of the squad could always tell when the coast was clear over a rise because they would see the skid marks from me punching it toward the top of the hills. Next year I'll put knobbies back on and I'll make a rut they can follow

I can't make those Manstrom bikes disappear. Those things fly and Fred does the tight stuff way faster than me. I don't know how he does it on that beast.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:08 AM   #18
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Another view of our stop at the Ripton Country store


And another stolen photo from Fred or Ed.... After a nice twisty uphill to Lincoln Gap
Leon - Mr Bill - Ed - Fred


Even though the Floating bridge that spans Sunset Lake was under construction and closed off, Mr Bill took one look at the graffiti on the Jersey barrier and up goes that front wheel of the KTM.


I tried to get another photo of Mr Bill on the bridge, but as you can see he never made it any further than the front wheel on the bridge. There must be a reason the bridge is closed off right?


View of Sunset Lake


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Old 06-18-2013, 11:41 AM   #19
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So the two newbies have dropped their bikes. I'm not naming names here so you'll have to guess. We didn't have any tip overs last year as I recall. These young guys have a lot to learn!

Mr Bill, I must have tried too hard to keep up with you.....
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:11 PM   #20
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Mr Bill, I must have tried too hard to keep up with you.....

If your souping up YOUR bike for next year I am too!

Should I bore and stroke it to a 750cc thumper?
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:15 PM   #21
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If your souping up YOUR bike for next year I am too!

Should I bore and stroke it to a 750cc thumper?
I'll see how bored I get over the winter months.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:23 PM   #22
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Great RR Mr. Bill! Four of us just rode the whole PDR South to North and the Baley-Hazen Big Bike route this past weekend. It's a great route and you guys look like you had a blast!
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:52 PM   #23
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Great RR Mr. Bill! Four of us rode just the whole PDR South to North and the Baley-Hazen Big Bike route this past weekend. It's a great route and you guys look like you had a blast!
Yani,

That's a lot of dirt miles for a weekend! Did you camp or stay under a roof? My butt can't take that many miles on the ktm. You know they use a two by four for the seat on those things and then wrap that with barbed wire to make you stay on the pegs.

Last year we planned on three days, but it turned into four. Seven of us rode last year. There were ten planing to ride this year, but some people were too smart to ride in that nasty weather and stayed home.

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Old 06-18-2013, 06:27 PM   #24
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Ha, ha... Doh! See there, I had my days mixed up. I thought the floating bridge was on Friday. (I guess I should look at my own photo's dates)

I did catch each of the others passing thru the covered bridge in Warren


Mr Bill (KTM)





Leon (KLR)







FJR Ed (fellow 'Strommer)







At the floating bridge in Brookfield






Yeah, they need some casting lessons I think...

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Old 06-18-2013, 06:58 PM   #25
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That's a lot of dirt miles for a weekend! Did you camp or stay under a roof? My butt can't take that many miles on the ktm. You know they use a two by four for the seat on those things and then wrap that with barbed wire to make you stay on the pegs.

Last year we planned on three days, but it turned into four. Seven of us rode last year. There were ten planing to ride this year, but some people were too smart to ride in that nasty weather and stayed home.

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We ended up doing it in 4 days. It ended up being about 1200 miles round trip for me. But we really meandered on the way home. I was on a Tiger XC which is pretty comfortable but even so my butt was pretty unhappy with me by eod on Sun.

We stayed in hotels for this one. First night Killington. Second night Newport VT. Third night Lake George.

It was a haul but I'd do it again this weekend if I could.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:10 PM   #26
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Waking up in Woodstock I saw the rain had passed and it was not too gray out. A farm tractor went by a few times on the highway with loads of manure. I could tell I wasn't in Worcester any more.

Riding to breakfast we find Ed is having mechanical problems with a leaky clutch slave cylinder. The Vermont mud was too much for it. Ed hightailed it home on the freeway and the rest of the squad was down to three of us. Last year we had only three by the last day also.

Fred led us to a neat hobbit hole called Calendar II in Woodstock. No one is sure who made it, but it is old and the rocks making it are huge. Most likely ancient Celts had made it and it is lined up for the Winter solstice sunrise.



Made really good time heading towards Cavendish.







Leon said no camping we gotta get home!




A few pictures of the Round School house and facilities

















Another bridge we can't cross



We are lost again




End of the trail. Wagon Wheel for lunch.




750 miles moving average speed 36.9 mph






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Me too!
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:43 AM   #28
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Me three.

Thanks again, Mr Bill, for arranging everything and putting up with us. Although we didn't get to camp, and (directly related the) weather was somewhat pukey, I still had a great time and would do it again anytime.



Maybe the way to fool those pesky rain gods is to not take along any camping gear? We could always find a place with some lean-tos or just travel lighter, ride longer each day, and do the same as we have the past couple of years splitting motel rooms?

My best pic this year (We are smiling 'cause it wasn't raining then. Except Mr Bill, he only smiles with his eyes):

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Thanks again, mr bill, for arranging everything and putting up with us. Although we didn't get to camp, and (directly related the) weather was somewhat pukey, i still had a great time and would do it again anytime.
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