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View Results: Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?
Yes 152 25.63%
No 155 26.14%
I have not but I want to! 291 49.07%
I am scared to ride it.... 10 1.69%
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:23 PM   #331
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Anyone heading out this Sat or Sun (21st or 22nd)?
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:02 AM   #332
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I prefer Fri too. Hope I didn't start a cluster fuck.

Well looks like we cant all go on the same day, so I am going to stand up and say " I am going on Sunday the 29th around 10Am". You can either make it or not....... I may even end up riding alone. I may or may not do the whole loop depends on the mood. whos in?
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:20 PM   #333
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Well looks like we cant all go on the same day, so I am going to stand up and say " I am going on Sunday the 29th around 10Am". You can either make it or not....... I may even end up riding alone. I may or may not do the whole loop depends on the mood. whos in?
Me!Sunday it is .We can do 9AM too if you want...
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:30 PM   #334
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Couple questions for you regulars. Is it to wet to hit it up this coming weekend? Do the new trail markers make it easy to follow or is the route sheet still necessary? If you start from the main parking area how much trail riding before you hit tarmack connectors? I want to try it for the first time this weekend on my street legal klx 450 so any help is appriciated! I undestand there is about 20 miles of tar if you do the whole 60 mile loop and I dont really want to waste the new knobbies I just mounted up. Do poeple usually run full dual spot bikes on this with full blinkers and everything or bare minimums? Thanks for any any info!
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:50 PM   #335
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joe, don't worry about wasting knobbies on the roads unless you have really soft compound or "sand'' tires. You will do far more damage to your tires in the rocks! If you have a route sheet, by all means use it but I hear it is almost un-necessary with the new arrowing. Last time I rode the whole loop with others and did not pay much attention to arrows. I have ridden the loop many times but always on full enduro (street tagged) KTMs. I would be very hesitant to ride the loop alone, in the current wet and muddy conditions. I certainly would not do it on my current dual sport XR650L. It is too heavy to pick up repeatedly! I am shooting to ride with the ADV group on Sun AM, this should be a good oportunity to meet and ride with other dual sporters, with the same heavy bike limitations!! BTW it is only 2-3 miles of trail before you hit the first tar stretch, but there is a pretty good loop that can be done with no tar when you know the trails. Hope to meet all you guys Sun, Jim
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:15 PM   #336
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Do poeple usually run full dual spot bikes on this with full blinkers and everything or bare minimums?


This is at the top of one of the toughest sections. The 2 stock XRLs in this picture made it with no problem and did not slow anybody down.




No problem .

I am a little concerned about the mud this weekend as I have 50/50 tires on but it is only a tire concern not a bike concern. I do have full knoobies but I probably will not mount them for Sunday... as I am lazy.... and I just put the new tires with heavy duty tubes on. I can also get kind of crazy in the mudd and have been know to use the "when all else fails GAS it" routine........ but you have to have a little crazy in you to even own a off road bike... Dont worry and come on out and have some fun.
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:31 PM   #337
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Great pics banshee! Looks like my big XRL will fit right in! Is that the top of the "power line" (Mt Misery)? I don't have an after market skid plate yet ,and the thought of that climb make me nervous!
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:41 AM   #338
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Me!Sunday it is .We can do 9AM too if you want...
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:06 AM   #339
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Sounds good, can't wait. I'm taking the small bike, because I'm so out of shape, the thought of whipping the 650 around all day hurts already.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:16 AM   #340
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Sounds good, can't wait. I'm taking the small bike, because I'm so out of shape, the thought of whipping the 650 around all day hurts already.
I took the XRL out for about 45 minutes on Sat......... and I am still sore..... so Sunday should be interesting.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:38 AM   #341
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Friday Ride

Ok for the Friday ride it looks like the following guys are coming.

Hondaman07
Cousin Larry
Mebuzz
Creech

I am thinking we meet at the Spaulding road parking lot at 11 am if anyone else is in.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:14 PM   #342
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Well then that's all set. Just spoke to Hondaman and kickstands up at 10:00 Fri. am. I count 5 riders so far. Larry's bringing the coffee .
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:19 PM   #343
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:24 AM   #344
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Looks like a total wash for Sunday... but the weather is suppost to be awsome on Saturday...... any interest in this Saturday?
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:10 PM   #345
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Looks like a total wash for Sunday... but the weather is suppost to be awsome on Saturday...... any interest in this Saturday?
2 of us on 450EXCRs would be down for Saturday. What time and Spaulding?

We could care less about pace...just looking for a good day.
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