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Old 01-10-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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Berkshire Adventue Ride - 5/20/2012

The event is back and so am I!

I was the original Trailboss for this event back in 2005. I stepped down for the 2010 & 2011 events. Well, I still have incurable cancer but I'm not dead yet. So with help from Russ (Rusty Rocket) and Rich (Mad River Maz) I'm doing it one more time.

Madrivermaz will be along shortly with the event poster.
{Edit: Here is the revised event poster}
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:06 AM   #2
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:21 AM   #3
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Awesome, the "I'm not dead yet ride"! Keep on keeping on, Vince.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:28 AM   #4
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Good on ya, Vin!

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:30 AM   #5
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:40 AM   #6
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The event is back and so am I!
Looking forward to another great route planned out by Vince.

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Old 01-10-2012, 10:34 AM   #7
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BERKSHIRE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Presents

The Berkshire Big Adventure


(Vince’s “I’m Not Dead Yet” Ride)

Benefitting Hospice Care in the Berkshires & local Fire & Ambulances

Sunday, May 20, 2012 – 9:00AM Start

An All-Day Tour of Dirt Roads, Back Roads & Unmaintained Roads


In Scenic Berkshire County, Massachusetts

128 mile Dualsport/Adventure Ride

(153 Miles with all optional Hero Sections)

Signup @ Otis Ridge 7:00AM-8:30AM Sunday

Riders’ Meeting 8:40AM Sunday

Entry Fee $40, Pre-Entry $30 (by May 8th). Additional $5 if Non-AMA
mail to: Berkshire Trail Riders Association - P.O. Box 601, Winsted, CT 06098
Make Checks Payable to: Berkshire Trail Riders Association.


Event Info: macintyre@sbcglobal.net or dualsport522@charter.net
Start/Finish @ Otis Ridge, 159 Monterey Rd.(Rte. 23), Otis, MA 01253
gps coord: 42.196628,-73.098403

BIKES TO BE STREET LEGAL & QUIET
DO NOT BRING YOUR ENDURO BIKE!!!

Commemorative T-SHIRTS Available
When Pre-entering, add an Additional $20 and Reserve Yours.
Specifiy Your Size
Limited Quantity
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:41 AM   #8
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Lodging For the "I'm Not Dead Yet" Ride

CT Motels/Hotels Listed Closest First
Quality Inn
395 Winsted Rd.
Torrington, CT 06790
860-496-8808

Super 8 Motel
492 E. Main St.
Torrington, CT 06790
860-496-0811


MA Motels/Hotels Listed Closest First

Super 8 Motel
170 Housatonic St. (Rte. 20)
Lee, MA 01238
413-243-0143

Sunset Motel (economy)
150 Housatonic St. (Rte. 20)
Lee, MA 01238
413-243-0302

Best Value Inn (economy)
900 Pleasant St. (Rte 102)
Lee, MA 01238
413-243-0501

Rodeway Inn (economy)
200 Laurel St. (Rte. 20)
Lee, MA 01238
413-243-0813

Best Western/Black Swan Inn (upscale)
Laurel St (Rte. 20) @ Laurel Lake
Lee, MA 01238
413-243-2700

Econo-Lodge
130 Pittsfield Rd. (Rtes. 7 & 20)
Lenox, MA 01240
413-637-4244

Days Inn
194 Pittsfield Rd. (Rtes. 7 & 20)
Lenox, MA 01240
413-637-3560

The Yankee Inn (upscale)
461 Pittsfield Rd. (Rtes. 7 & 20)
Lenox, MA 01240
413-499-3700

Howard Johnson Express Inn
462 Pittsfield Rd. (Rtes. 7 & 20)
Lenox, MA 01240
413-442-4000
800-446-4656

Mayflower Motor Inn (economy)
474 Pittsfield Rd. (Rtes. 7 & 20)
Lenox, MA 01240
413-443-4468

Massachusetts State Campgrounds

http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/toll.htm
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/gran.htm
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/octm.htm
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/bear.htm

Private Campgrounds

White Pines Campground
232 Old North Rd.
Winsted, CT 06098
860-379-0124
800-622-6614

Camp Overflow
PO 645
Otis, MA 01253
413-269-4036

Prospect Mountain Campground
PO Box 323
1349 Main Rd. (Rte. 57)
Granville, MA 01034
888-550-4762
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:02 AM   #9
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planning to be there!

is this ride suitable for a 1200GS (TCK80's of course)? I have done the Pine Barren with it....
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:17 AM   #10
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Thanks for stepping up Vince!

I'll be there along with two other riders
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:42 AM   #11
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is this ride suitable for a 1200GS (TCK80's of course)? I have done the Pine Barren with it....
This ride is laid out with GS1200's as a target bike to be able to do the whole main route. Then alternate route options called hero sections are available along the main route with varying difficulty. It is the riders option to decide if they want to attempt something more challenging. The hero sections are graded as to their diffuculty, 1-5 with 1 being easiest and 5 being Erzberg.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:46 AM   #12
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i will try my best to be at this ride, not everyday do u get to meet a person as Vince.....ride is secondary
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:57 AM   #13
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... Me and my better half are in
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:44 AM   #14
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My first DS Ride back in '09...
Were you and your better half on a GS with alum. side cases?
I think you may have followed us into the Tolland ferry hero section, sorry if so.

Oh, and I'm in, too early to call Prospect Mt.?
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:53 AM   #15
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Can't wait. Did the fall one last year and it was a blast!


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