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Old 10-03-2013, 10:44 AM   #1
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Bridges of Litchfield Co. Fall Leaf Ride Thur Oct 10th

OK city kids, welcome to Speedo's Fall Fresh Air Fund Ride. You say you've been breathing too much of that bad city air, haven't been riding enough? I've got just the antidote. Come join me for a visit to the Bridges of Litchfield County. No, Clint and Meryl won't be here, but we'll visit some covered bridges while riding fabulous roads through the fresh air of the Berkshire foothills during peak leaf peeping time. Hopefully, none of you FF's will pass out from too much oxygen.

The roads I've chosen will be curvy, colorful, scenic, you get the picture.

There will be dirt! But nothing any street bike can't handle. These are hard packed roads and in better condition than most of your potholed city streets. Not a lot, just enough to give the ride some flavor.

The top of the ride is the bike friendly Toymaker's Cafe in Falls Village CT, so save some room for their fabled Bacon or Cinnamon Butter Waffles.

Meet up location is the first gas station north of I-684 on Rt 22. That is, you take 684N in Westchester Co. to the end, it becomes Rt 22, first gas station (about 1/4 mile further) on right. Meet up time is Thur. Oct 10 at 9AM, kickstands up at 9:30. This location is approx. 1 1/4 hours north of the city, less depending on how adventurous you are with the throttle. Lots of ways to get to 684 including the West Side Hwy which becomes the Saw Mill, the Hutch, etc.

The leaf ride itself will be about 90 miles of handpicked great roads.

That's it. You've got one week to make your lame excuses why you won't be at work next Thur. Post if you're dragging your carbon monoxide infused ass up here.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:15 PM   #3
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just an fyi, you can get the cinnamon butter BACON waffle... i love america!
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:47 PM   #4
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Fyi

The steel bridge across the Housy in Falls Village is closed, but I managed to squeeze my Wee between the concrete barriers last Sunday so I could go up to the falls and onward to Salisbury using Housatonic River Rd.

Did you keep a track of one of the "Gateway to the Berkshires" rides?
Everyone will have a blast if you did.

and you might see Meryl if you head out this way: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.03...num=1&t=m&z=15
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:17 PM   #5
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Ooo yeah water crossing!!!
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:24 AM   #6
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just an fyi, you can get the cinnamon butter BACON waffle... i love america!
Oh Man, you gave away the big secret of the whole ride, what's left to offer now? Don't mention the corned beef hash with gigantic chunks of real corned beef.
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:49 AM   #7
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:55 PM   #8
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Anyone have an address or gps coordinates for the gas station? Definitely interested! I can't make most rides as I work every weekend but thursdays are perfect!
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Anyone have an address or gps coordinates for the gas station? Definitely interested! I can't make most rides as I work every weekend but thursdays are perfect!
If you're on 84W, get off the exit for I-684/ 22N. Splits, take 22N, gas station is about 1/2 mile on right, first one you'll hit.

Sorry I don't have the name, it's an off brand station.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:45 PM   #10
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The steel bridge across the Housy in Falls Village is closed, but I managed to squeeze my Wee between the concrete barriers last Sunday so I could go up to the falls and onward to Salisbury using Housatonic River Rd.

Did you keep a track of one of the "Gateway to the Berkshires" rides?
Everyone will have a blast if you did.

and you might see Meryl if you head out this way: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.03...num=1&t=m&z=15
Wish I had tracks, but my GPS use ability is limited to finding places.

Should I invite Meryl, does she ride?
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:07 AM   #11
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If you're on 84W, get off the exit for I-684/ 22N. Splits, take 22N, gas station is about 1/2 mile on right, first one you'll hit.

Sorry I don't have the name, it's an off brand station.
Ok cool, I'll be there on my 990 and bringing a buddy on a triumph scrambler. Looks like the weather should be good.
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Ooo yeah water crossing!!!
If you're talking about something like this, at 2:30, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxQbNcuCw14 no, there will be none of that. We will cross the mighty Housatonic several times though.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:17 AM   #13
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Wish I had tracks, but my GPS use ability is limited to finding places.

Should I invite Meryl, does she ride?
Bummer, sounds like a fun time, but on a Thursday? Guess it keeps the group size small.

PLEASE, if anyone that does this ride and can export a track, please share it. Always looking for fun, two up leaf peeping rides
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:14 AM   #14
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Nice. Wish I could make this.

My wife and I took a drive up to Toymaker's yesterday, in the rain. Even with the rain it was a great ride, the colors are really starting to pop nicely along the Housatonic.

Just to make you all salivate, we had; A Cinnamon, Butter, Bacon waffle, Corned beef Hash, and perhaps the best Eggs Benedict I have ever eaten! I don't know what they put in their Holandais sauce, but it rocks!!


BTW... Anyone selling a treadmill, cheap?
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Nice. Wish I could make this.

My wife and I took a drive up to Toymaker's yesterday, in the rain. Even with the rain it was a great ride, the colors are really starting to pop nicely along the Housatonic.

Just to make you all salivate, we had; A Cinnamon, Butter, Bacon waffle, Corned beef Hash, and perhaps the best Eggs Benedict I have ever eaten! I don't know what they put in their Holandais sauce, but it rocks!!


BTW... Anyone selling a treadmill, cheap?
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