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View Results: Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?
Yes 145 25.17%
No 151 26.22%
I have not but I want to! 285 49.48%
I am scared to ride it.... 10 1.74%
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:11 PM   #8416
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I grew up riding snowmobiles in Wisconsin. Some of the most fun times of my life were experienced on them. The year I bought my first new snowmobile it stopped snowing down where I lived and we had to travel 5 hours upstate in order to ride. Then I got married and had to sell the snowmobile...the fun times went away quickly after that.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:08 PM   #8417
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Dirty Joe kicking ass at the Spring Challenge Harescramble on Sunday.

Does anyone know the rider who suffered a heart attack during the event? The news article erroneously refers to the event as "Motocross" and has a clear negative bias in my opinion... I'm more concerned for all involved and the dirt bike community in general...

Great photo by the way!
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:28 PM   #8418
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Does anyone know the rider who suffered a heart attack during the event? The news article erroneously refers to the event as "Motocross" and has a clear negative bias in my opinion... I'm more concerned for all involved and the dirt bike community in general...

Great photo by the way!
Photo is by Art from Netraphotos.com

I didn't know the rider but I remember seeing this picture him posted up on NEDB last year...

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Old 03-26-2013, 02:28 PM   #8419
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Dirty Joe kicking ass at the Spring Challenge Harescramble on Sunday.

Joe needs to start wearing goggles!or he will be Mr. Magoo soon!
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:53 PM   #8420
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Thanks Ed, I got sick of the pain in my shoulder and had it taken care of rotator cuff and torn bicep tendon.

Redbeard, twenty years ago I could get away with that but not now. It freaks me out bad!

Too bad about the dude, hope he's alright, looks familiar.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:04 PM   #8421
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Berkshire Trail Riders has a blurb on their facebook page that reads.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ruffo family durring this incredibly difficult time. John will be greatly missed by all who him and we hope you will also keep his family in your thoughts & prayers as well."

I dont know if that is the gentleman that passed away on the ride or not ?
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:17 PM   #8422
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My sincere condolences go out to his family. They should be assured that he passed doing what he truly loved. I certainly hope that if a heart attack is in my future, it won't be doing something like shoveling snow.

The only thing I can think to take from this for personal motivation, is that we should all take our fitness level seriously. I've started using an elliptical machine daily and plan to incorporate bicycle riding into my life again. It's been about 10 years since I've been active at that , and I miss it. Tragedies like this can happen to even to most physically fit, but it certainly doesn't hurt to be in SOME kind of physical shape - not to say he wasn't, I have no idea.

If (God forbid) any of you find me in the same condition someday, I can honestly say there are no regrets. Riding with you guys is a life-enriching experience.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:38 PM   #8423
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My sincere condolences go out to his family. They should be assured that he passed doing what he truly loved. I certainly hope that if a heart attack is in my future, it won't be doing something like shoveling snow.

The only thing I can think to take from this for personal motivation, is that we should all take our fitness level seriously. I've started using an elliptical machine daily and plan to incorporate bicycle riding into my life again. It's been about 10 years since I've been active at that , and I miss it. Tragedies like this can happen to even to most physically fit, but it certainly doesn't hurt to be in SOME kind of physical shape - not to say he wasn't, I have no idea.

If (God forbid) any of you find me in the same condition someday, I can honestly say there are no regrets. Riding with you guys is a life-enriching experience.
Well said Brother, I myself am down 30 lbs since last fall and am continuing until I look like John A! Kidding, hey where is he anyway?
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:25 PM   #8424
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I was talking with one of Sunday's competitors today and learned there was also a rider who experienced a spinal compression fracture along with some ribs..
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:36 PM   #8425
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First off my condolences to the family.




With that said nothing burns my ass more than carp like this at the end of the article

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Michael Westgate Jr., 15, of Lakeville died in June 2001 riding his 4-wheel all-terrain vehicle along an off-limits trail off Route 140, according to Standard-Times archives.
Again my heart goes out, don't get me wrong, but to put that into the article is just fucking bullshit. they may have as well added that to my fathers obituary because it has about the same in common..fucking douche bag newspapers
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #8426
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My sincere condolences go out to his family. They should be assured that he passed doing what he truly loved. I certainly hope that if a heart attack is in my future, it won't be doing something like shoveling snow.

The only thing I can think to take from this for personal motivation, is that we should all take our fitness level seriously. I've started using an elliptical machine daily and plan to incorporate bicycle riding into my life again. It's been about 10 years since I've been active at that , and I miss it. Tragedies like this can happen to even to most physically fit, but it certainly doesn't hurt to be in SOME kind of physical shape - not to say he wasn't, I have no idea.

If (God forbid) any of you find me in the same condition someday, I can honestly say there are no regrets. Riding with you guys is a life-enriching experience.

In 1997 i quit smoking (cigabutts) and said I dont care if I gain 50 pounds, as long as I dont smoke. In 2009 i was at 251 pounds. I decided I cant be both fat AND ugly, so i started the south beach diet, as well as buying a lightweight bicycle. My elliptical is getting more miles then any of my power toys these days. Plus yoga once or twice a week for core strengthening. I got on the scale sunday morning, imagine how good it felt to see 199!!
Time for a prescription from Capt. Red!! For cold pizza of course
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:16 AM   #8427
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In 1997 i quit smoking (cigabutts) and said I dont care if I gain 50 pounds, as long as I dont smoke. In 2009 i was at 251 pounds. I decided I cant be both fat AND ugly, so i started the south beach diet, as well as buying a lightweight bicycle. My elliptical is getting more miles then any of my power toys these days. Plus yoga once or twice a week for core strengthening. I got on the scale sunday morning, imagine how good it felt to see 199!!
Time for a prescription from Capt. Red!! For cold pizza of course
Congrats on the 199!!!

I can honestly say I know the feeling. Treat yourself once and a while but maintain that sub 200 number and you will enjoy life much better without the extra 50 pounds. Your knees will thank you for it as well.....
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:48 AM   #8428
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Riding this Saturday. 100% chance I'll be there. Spaulding Rd. Lot for a 10am takeoff.

I'll have my papers in order just in case the fun suckers are out :^)
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:31 AM   #8429
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Riding this Saturday. 100% chance I'll be there. Spaulding Rd. Lot for a 10am takeoff.

I'll have my papers in order just in case the fun suckers are out :^)
Wish I could.my turn to be on call for work. '
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:00 AM   #8430
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Dirty Joe kicking ass at the Spring Challenge Harescramble on Sunday.


Just noticed the mangled license plate flooping around by the rear tire
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