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Old 11-19-2012, 06:06 PM   #3871
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Nice recap gooch... I had a great time with you guys! I will post video asap.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #3872
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same from me! I think Gooch should be a travel writer; you always have a great recap after a ride.. I started a little video editing last night but I didn't get far.. I just threw a lasagna in the oven and have some free time now so perhaps I'll get something up tonight..

in the meantime I have these:


A dead fall we didn't really need to clear since a good rider could go over it and the rest of us could have found a way around it.. It's a fun fast section of trail though so we decided to get rid of it in order to keep that section fun and fast...
We (meaning "they") cut through 2/3 of the petrified log before it was decided that matt's saw wasn't getting the job done on this ancient piece of oak and instead we cut down a sapling and rotated the tree out of the way of the trail.




Gooch and the KLR. As he stated he got past the rough part and lost it on the follow up! The next photo shows his position from down below..




Gooch is on the right there but after all the ledge the trail turns left and he must have slid out on the outside of the turn. It was a cool surface to ride on though, I'm not at the bottom of it when I took the photo. And as always it looks less intense in the photos/videos...






The angle of the power lines indicate the incline from the top better than anything else..

It was a fun ride. We found at least two new trails (to me at least) and we cleared some downed trees as intended. There's still a lot of trail that hasn't been checked though....
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:13 PM   #3873
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Be careful on Rocky hill road, there is a douche living in the house across from the chain link fence at the south end of the street, he heard me coming on the bike and walked out in to the road in front of me trying to get me to hit him, typical jack-off with a tribal tattoo, I stopped to ask what his problem was and he kept telling me how he is gonna pound my head in for going too fast on his street, then threatened to call the cops... I told him that I'll be glad to wait for the cops if he needs them to wipe his tears... I get the feeling he might not like the bikes or something, form now on extra careful around that first turn, never know if he is gonna throw nails or whatever...
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:30 PM   #3874
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Typical retard. Threatens you with battery then to call the cops? Go right ahead. He literally just committed a crime.


I have my own person fucking psycho living near me. In his defense, he does live up the road about 6 - 10 houses from a trail that a lot of dirtbikes and quads go in. This guy is pissed because kids fairly regularly rip past his house WFO.

Anyway, I'm coming out of this trail one day, and turn left up towards his house. Again, it's a bit up the road. As I literally PUTT up the road and come upon his house, slow as any minivan. He proceeds to stand up, grab some small stones, and throw them as hard as he can directly at me, as hard as he can. I couldn't believe it and just gave my look of WTF. I considered stopping, next time I may call the cops on him. As far as the cops are concerned for me, I wouldn't admit to anything less than legal.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #3875
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I wouldn't admit to anything less than legal.
A wise policy.

Nice photos, al. Looking forward to the vids.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:26 PM   #3876
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Plenty of psychos around, one asshole on a bike will ruin it for many people, still some are just nut jobs that will find any excuse to mess with you.

This past summer I loaned my LC4 to a friend, he was commuting to work on it in CT. One day I get a call from Smithfield PD:
"Do you know So and So?"
"yes"
"Does he have your permission to use the bike?"
"Yes, he takes it to work in CT"
"I guess he got lost, never mind..."

Later my friend told me how he took some dirt road on the way home, just exploring, no signs, rolling down the road when some woman comes screaming from the house, so he pulls over thinking there is an emergency, she comes up, yanks the key from the bike and runs away, disappears in the house. Later when the cops came she came out insisting that it's a private road and he should be arrested for trespassing, cops were less than thrilled and told him to go home (after verifying with me that bike was not stolen) while they told the old hag not to do this again... Apparently there is a private road with bunch of crazies living on it, tempted to go back and tear up some lawns!
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:36 PM   #3877
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On a positive note, TWICE now in few month I got stranded and got a ride (and tow) home form a perfect stranger.

First time my NSR ate a crank on I-95 in Warwick and some guy pulled over with a truck and gave me and the bike a ride home, he was not even going in the same direction, brought me back to Pawtucket while he was headed to Newport. This past Sunday guy named George brought me home after I got a flat in Freetown, he was going home to Johnston and gave me and Katoom a lift home, refused to take any money. While there are still people out there who are willing to help others there is still hope...
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:52 AM   #3878
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Plenty of psychos around, Apparently there is a private road with bunch of crazies living on it
I have gone to the town highway dept and asked about the town "road inventory". If the road is on that inventory, (at least in CT) it receives money from the state and has to be open to registered motor vehicles. NO gates or chains, etc. Might be worth a look.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:39 AM   #3879
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There was no gate or chain, just some crazy woman who yanked the key from the bike and her crazy neighbors who showed up later, only stopped cause she flagged him down, he was pretty happy when cops showed up and he was finally able to leave. My buddy is not easily scared, he spent couple years in Iraq, but he certainly does not want to go back there since they might just open fire next time, he thinks they are either nuts or cooking meth or both...
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:55 AM   #3880
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It might be wort asking. A lot of these "private" roads are really open to traffic, but because no one ever uses them and they start to grow in a little, the locals defend them like they own them. If it goes on long enough, unchallenged, it ends up being believed. Do you know if the road has a name? What town? It sometimes can be found with Google. I have checked out several in the Berkshires for my clubs' ADV Ride and verified that they were in fact open.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:08 AM   #3881
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check and see if the town/city plows them. if they do, you are paying for it with your taxes, and its public.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:48 AM   #3882
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Weather is looking good for the weekend.. plan on being out at Pachaug on the Husaberg Friday,,and maybe over the weekend as well. Chance of rain is diminishing every day.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:06 AM   #3883
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I should have Terrorflex mounted today, ready for adventure!!

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:21 AM   #3884
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It might be wort asking. A lot of these "private" roads are really open to traffic, but because no one ever uses them and they start to grow in a little, the locals defend them like they own them. If it goes on long enough, unchallenged, it ends up being believed. Do you know if the road has a name? What town? It sometimes can be found with Google. I have checked out several in the Berkshires for my clubs' ADV Ride and verified that they were in fact open.
In Cava, almost every year at Town Meeting, the DPW asks us to accept private roads as "public ways". Other than the town now having to maintain and repair the roads, I don't know what the significance of this is or if there is some official list of public ways.

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check and see if the town/city plows them. if they do, you are paying for it with your taxes, and its public.
Also in Cava, the town plows private ways that school buses travel on, and one road that is private (dirt, no houses, has name and street sign) so they can loop around to another road.

I have heard of something called a "County Layout" which has some significance on a roads status but I don't know anything more.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:09 AM   #3885
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I should have Terrorflex mounted today, ready for adventure!!

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I may use that as my next rear tire on my 990.
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