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Old 02-13-2014, 06:46 AM   #61
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Sweet!

Of course, its going to take some pretty warm weather to melt the forecasted 20" of snow coming tonight.

I was amazed this morning that I was one of 7 cars on Rte. 8 from Winsted to Waterbury at 7am! WTF! Don't believe all the hype the weathermen throw out there. Its all about ratings. I've been working and commuting for over 35 years and only once was unable to get to work because former Governor Ella Grasso shut down all state roads. It costs us CT taxpayers $100,000/hour to keep our roads open and the DOT does a pretty damn good job doing it. Its New England! Its snowing! Who cares!

Sorry for the rant in here. I'm here at work all alone, answering the phones because all the secretaries listened to Scott Hainey and stayed home.
Talk to Russ and nice easy ice breaker ride in the sand in a few weeks.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:18 AM   #62
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countdown is for 9 a.m. on Saurday of the event.


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the secretaries listened to Scott Hainey and stayed home.
Channel 3 inflates the forecast for several days to get you to tune in and then as the storm gets about 50% done, they adjust so they can say I told yah so. Just my opinion.

I tune to the Springfield, MA stations for the "truth". Besides, they cover The Berkshires.

The CT stations give the whole newscast as a weather story. MA Stations manage somehow to give the news as well. Imagine that, there's something happening in the world other than a snowstorm.

It's gonna be late in the season before we can get out and scout the routes.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:46 AM   #63
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I'm in and I'm dragging a buddy to come along, me on the S10 him on my KLR650....


Got an itchy trigger finger waiting for the registration to begin.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:50 AM   #64
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me on the S10

That'll be nice. Yamaha S-10 is the series sponsor so we need at least 1 to make it. Saw 2 last year.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:10 PM   #65
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They I think they freak everybody about about the snow to keep you off the roads so they can clear them. They do a much better job then they did 20 years ago.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:06 AM   #66
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how primitive?

Looks like a great event... maybe a couple more S10s here. on the primitive camping, any availability of porta-poties and/or running h2o?

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Old 02-18-2014, 08:23 AM   #67
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Porta potties yes. There will also be a wash station. Bring drinking water.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:41 AM   #68
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Booked a campsite at Prospect Mountain Campground.....gonna live in the lap of luxury in my Toy Hauler....Was going to ride down and tent camp but since my buddy is riding my KLR I figured driving is a better bet. I can't do the speed limit and he will blow the KLR up trying to keep up .
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:49 PM   #69
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:08 PM   #70
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Looks great! My son and I did the PB300 las November and had so much fun. That was our first time on an organized ride and everyone was so nice.
I'll bring my husband this time, prob ride up on an S10 and the VStrom.


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Old 02-19-2014, 05:10 AM   #71
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Looks great! My son and I did the PB300 las November and had so much fun. That was our first time on an organized ride and everyone was so nice.
I'll bring my husband this time, prob ride up on an S10 and the VStrom.


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We met during the breakfast on PB300.

You will have a blast on this ride. It's a great tour of Berkshires for big bikes.

Probably easier than PB300 so V Strom will not be a problem. No deep sand. Just a few rocks!
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:08 AM   #72
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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


However, all the fun is at the primitive camping/start field.
Can I bring my 19' travel trailer and camp at the start field?
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:11 AM   #73
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I forgot how green things are in May! That looks fabulous.
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Perfect, I am really looking forward to coming and riding my new bike and using my new to me travel trailer

That photo is killing me since I have really bad cabin fever.
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I forgot how green things are in May! That looks fabulous.
Hmmm that looks like a nice place to camp....maybe I should forgo the Campground....
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