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Old 11-10-2013, 06:47 AM   #766
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I thought this ride would get a lot of traction with this crowd. Especially TDub - it looks like his bikes have been busy in the garage when he hasn't been watching.


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Old 11-10-2013, 01:39 PM   #767
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Wow, I love it! It's raining but I'm off to the garage to see if the transformation has started. I now have a new dream bike. Thanks for alerting me to that thread.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:28 AM   #768
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So.. I decided to watch Moto 4 this morning on netflix...
And as they are going thru the different riders .. they get to Kurt Caselli..
and I start wondering what he is up to... so I did a google search...
and found that he died yesterday.... !

http://www.cyclenews.com/221/22610/R...t-Caselli.aspx

I was hoping to watch him race the Dakar this year...
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:18 PM   #769
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I stumbled on this video tonight and thought I'd share.

Hill climbs are always interesting to watch but the comically dry British commentary and it being a 1996 competition in Austria (where at times it appears to be 1986 at the latest) makes it even better.. Plus there's a SCOOTAH (3:20) for a quick second or two.. "Oh dear..."






JG: I wasn't familiar with Kurt C. but by coincidence I was watching some Dakar youtube videos a couple of nights ago.. It's ridiculous how much of an all or nothing attitude those competitors have.. The videos I was watching were of a Robby Gordon in a 4x4 in 2012.. His truck turtled at one point.. What appeared to be spectators flipped the truck back on it's wheels and off they went.. It's a shame to lose anyone in a race but these guy's definitely live on the edge..

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Old 11-22-2013, 12:14 PM   #770
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for you locals: I was in W. Greenwich yesterday on New London Turnpike. I saw Widow Sweets Rd and also in checking Google Maps, I see a road called Bell Schoolhouse Rd.

Do these go through and are they worth checking out, next time I'm in that area. Thanks in advance. RR
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:07 PM   #771
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for you locals: I was in W. Greenwich yesterday on New London Turnpike. I saw Widow Sweets Rd and also in checking Google Maps, I see a road called Bell Schoolhouse Rd.

Do these go through and are they worth checking out, next time I'm in that area. Thanks in advance. RR
We've ridden Bell Schoolhouse on the BBDoR. I don't recall a Widow Sweets Rd, great name. Calling Rhode Hazard to the white courtesy phone.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:14 PM   #772
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for you locals: I was in W. Greenwich yesterday on New London Turnpike. I saw Widow Sweets Rd and also in checking Google Maps, I see a road called Bell Schoolhouse Rd.

Do these go through and are they worth checking out, next time I'm in that area. Thanks in advance. RR
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:38 PM   #773
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OK, thanks. I will look into them next time I'm over that way.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:02 PM   #774
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Bell schoolhouse is an easier go around for the hard part of N L turnpike. Can be muddy.

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Old 11-22-2013, 02:05 PM   #775
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I'll just have to do both We ran the hard part yesterday. Like a freeway for my big DR
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:57 PM   #776
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I'll just have to do both We ran the hard part yesterday. Like a freeway for my big DR
Make it a loop or through the woods to Twisted.
Pardon Joslin Road off Widow Sweets. Mercy Brown, the vampire, is not too far away.
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if adding a stop at Twisted Throttle don't forget Teft Hill Trail that bring you out of the woods behind TT.. A little dual track "road" that pre-dates I-95 but 95 cut it in half. I'm not sure if it's frowned upon for vehicles but there are no houses nearby, no gates, and I don't recall any signs either.. Plus it's on a map, must be good!


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Old 11-22-2013, 05:50 PM   #778
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if adding a stop at Twisted Throttle don't forget Teft Hill Trail that bring you out of the woods behind TT.. A little dual track "road" that pre-dates I-95 but 95 cut it in half. I'm not sure if it's frowned upon for vehicles but there are no houses nearby, no gates, and I don't recall any signs either.. Plus it's on a map, must be good!


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That's pretty funny

I was following some backwards ass "road" last weekend, riding through peoples backyards. Despite the use of my GPS, I was still lost and after 30 min. of whacking my head against branches and maneuvering around downed trees, I ended up on this washed out, unmaintained road that led to Twisted Throttle. Still have no clue how I got there, but it must have been Teft Hill Trail I'll be back
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:13 PM   #779
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Even funnier.. Wednesday I was getting on a plane to Atlanta and a lady friend I hadn't seen for at least a few years happened to be sitting across from me.. We were catching up and she said she still works at the place I last saw her; Olgas Cafe.. Or Olgas Cup & Saucer I guess.. She's a manager there now so I asked if Olgas was in a rivalry with Seven Stars??

Apparently not but that brought up the topic of Seven Stars bakery / ADVrider / my past baking experience / the Rumford Baking Powder location (is there a farmers market there as well?) / and even you in particular.. I don't think you and I have ever met in person but my friend was surprised when I said that I know of you through advrider with the motorcycles, off road riding, etc. Now this may sound bad or maybe she was thinking of someone else but she was surprised because she met the owner(s) some year ago and they were probably in their 70's according to her. Hopefully you are the next generation and I'm not being incredibly insulting!! Or perhaps we were just thinking of different bakeries but Providence isn't that big; especially once you take the bakeries with Italian names out of the mix...
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:46 PM   #780
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Now this may sound bad or maybe she was thinking of someone else but she was surprised because she met the owner(s) some years ago and they were probably in their 70's according to her.

Looking pretty good for a septuagenarian Jim!!.....






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