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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 03-31-2013, 02:48 PM   #8461
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You need to be registered, so you're all set there. By far, the majority of the loop is on unmaintained dirt roads and semi-maintained dirt park roads. That is connected by about 15 miles of street. There is very very little riding that is actual single track and not a GPS defined road. Also worth noting is the fact that it is virtually impossible to navigate by yourself the first time. You'll find parts of it, but you will get lost and not know where to get back on it. It still makes for a decent day of riding though.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:56 PM   #8462
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Hey guys im new to the forum and was wondering when Pachaug trails open. I thought it says may but it seems like some are riding there already? What do I need to ride there, my bike is a drz 400 dualsport registered and insured in NY. What about thomaston dam? Thank you for any and all help.
Thomaston Dam is a well-trodden set of arcs off of a core access road. Some tough sections, but most are fairly easy to navigate; almost impossible to get lost. Need to be street registered. The rangers closed it during severe rains last year,and when sloshy so check first. If you go there alone, someone will likely come along soon if stuck. Not so much at Pachaug.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:18 PM   #8463
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Thomaston Dam is a well-trodden set of arcs off of a core access road. Some tough sections, but most are fairly easy to navigate; almost impossible to get lost. Need to be street registered. The rangers closed it during severe rains last year,and when sloshy so check first. If you go there alone, someone will likely come along soon if stuck. Not so much at Pachaug.
Thomaston dam you can ride with ATV plate.some state plates are not good at either place but I do believe New York is OK.I think dam is suppose to open may 5th.check web site.last year didn't open till very late.patchuag has been open year round http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missio...mastonDam.aspx
http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325068
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:20 AM   #8464
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:36 PM   #8465
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The puddles are sure filling up good today.... absolutely downpouring here. I'm looking forward to a muddy first run at the loop this season.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:56 PM   #8466
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The puddles are sure filling up good today.... absolutely downpouring here. I'm looking forward to a muddy first run at the loop this season.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:59 PM   #8467
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The puddles are sure filling up good today.... absolutely downpouring here. I'm looking forward to a muddy first run at the loop this season.
Clear and breezy in Groton.

Nope. Not anymore.

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Old 04-01-2013, 01:33 PM   #8468
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The puddles are sure filling up good today.... absolutely downpouring here. I'm looking forward to a muddy first run at the loop this season.

Oh thats great news....It was up to my waist ....Now it's going to be up to my neck....I need a boat in that place
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:24 PM   #8469
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Oh thats great news....It was up to my waist ....Now it's going to be up to my neck....I need a boat in that place
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:35 PM   #8470
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Snow

So Ed and I decided to do a local ride this past Saturday and to our surprise there was snow covering at least 5 miles of trails. Some parts were 6+ inches deep. The funny part was that most if not all of the snow was just on the trails.

The trails are below ground level (streams etc.) so we are guessing snow drifted and in there and is taking longer to melt. Was a pain in some parts but when you rode along side of the snow dust kicked up. Fucking Connecticut.

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Old 04-01-2013, 04:11 PM   #8471
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The Sandy Lane trophies are in.. I have Ed C's, Thad's and Roger's..Send me your addreses or wait tillthe nxt Rambler meeting or ?.. Man are they uglyish imo... but they are certainly big! I'll post a bigger pic later....

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Old 04-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #8472
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. That is connected by about 15 miles of street. .
You really think that there is 15 miles out there? I've never had an odometer so I can't dispute it but 15 does seem high to me.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #8473
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So Ed and I decided to do a local ride this past Saturday and to our surprise there was snow covering at least 5 miles of trails. Some parts were 6+ inches deep. The funny part was that most if not all of the snow was just on the trails.

The trails are below ground level (streams etc.) so we are guessing snow drifted and in there and is taking longer to melt. Was a pain in some parts but when you rode along side of the snow dust kicked up. Fucking Connecticut.
Was fun to get out there. Spooked myself a couple times turning a corner from fast dry trail into deep snow. Thanks for posting.


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Old 04-01-2013, 07:07 PM   #8474
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You really think that there is 15 miles out there? I've never had an odometer so I can't dispute it but 15 does seem high to me.
Yes, I think 15 miles is pretty accurate. The first section of road from Hell Hollow Rd, across 49 and into the woods again, is 2.6 miles. The next section from behind Beach Pond to Pachaug trail entrance is 3 miles. From Sand Hill Road to Wyassup Lake is 8.5 miles. That's 14 right there.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:11 PM   #8475
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ATV plates at Thomaston ( CT. ONLY )
Street plates from any State are OK.

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Thomaston dam you can ride with ATV plate.some state plates are not good at either place but I do believe New York is OK.I think dam is suppose to open may 5th.check web site.last year didn't open till very late.patchuag has been open year round http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missio...mastonDam.aspx
http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325068
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