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Jamesdeluxe
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Or an unskilled tattoo artist.

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MC2 5678F589
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Haha, I look like that after a lot of my rides.  Not today, though - Did some easy mtb in Pittsfield State Forest in Massachusetts (wanted to check out somewhere new).  The "Turner Trail" was pretty sick.

Had to take it easy though because I'm riding 100 miles on the Road Bike tomorrow for the Tour de Cure.

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Harvey
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Jason - THAT is a scary picture. Umm thanks for sharing?

mattchuck2 wrote
Did some easy mtb in Pittsfield State Forest in Massachusetts (wanted to check out somewhere new).  The "Turner Trail" was pretty sick.

Had to take it easy though because I'm riding 100 miles on the Road Bike tomorrow for the Tour de Cure.
Good luck tomorrow Matt. Let us know how it goes.

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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Sick Bird Rider
OK, here's a question. Does anybody carry a map and/or GPS while on extended rides in unknown territory? I carry a compass but so far haven't used it.

Two nights ago I could have used a map. Long story short, I continued my exploration of snowmobile trail 82. This time I went right instead of left. After my exploration of various side roads, I knew that the snomo trail eventually looped back and I should be out for an hour or so. The riding was pleasant, interesting and the bugs weren't bothersome until you stopped moving. Got to a crossroads, decided to go right. After a fun downhill, I came to a house on a gravel road. It astonishes me how far back in the boonies some people choose to live. And this from the guy who lives at the end of a dead-end road. Hmm. The road did not look familiar but I kept riding. Trail 82 veered off to the right but there was a large gate and big "no trespassing" signs. Not up to major trespass and fed up with bugs, I kept riding on the road. And riding. Riding, riding, riding. I began to suspect that I was at the other end of Lake Waseosa, a long, narrow lake near my house. We live off South Waseosa lake Road. I was on North Waseosa Lake Road. The two don't connect.  By now it is 8:30 pm. Blue toes was expecting me home 30 minutes ago. Time for the cell phone call. After she had finished ROTFL, she volunteered to rescue me. Swallowing my male pride, I agreed that it was a good idea. I rode the paved roads, the LONG way home, until we met. Hour-long ride turned into a two hour ride, with vehicle assist. Now I have the map.

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Snowballs
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Now wait a minute SBR, have you become too civilized?

What happened to moss grows on the northside of trees, chicken entrails, crow's feathers and divining rods?  Have these proven techniques been abandoned in the hinterland?

Have hinterlandians forgotten the wisdom of the ancestors? Remember the words of the great Lone Watie......

" A horned toad can tell you which way to go. I used to know these things when I was young. But when I got civilized, I forgot all these things. I didn't know which way to go. The horned toad says we should go to Mexico. "

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Sick Bird Rider
Snowballs wrote
What happened to moss grows on the northside of trees, chicken entrails, crow's feathers and divining rods?  Have these proven techniques been abandoned in the hinterland?
Up here in the Hinterlands, the moss grows all 'round the trees, the chickens are tougher than a wolverine and flocks of giant crows blacken the sky. Divining rods? Hah. I rely on Dead Reckoning. As in, if I don't get home soon, I reckon I'll be dead.

Today's ride was actually uneventful. Fun, even. With my growing knowledge of the local sideroads, and having obtained a map of the snowmobile trails, routes are starting to make sense and become familiar. Better yet, I rode a new section of trail 82 that seemed made for MTB riding. Even better, I stumbled across some new trails to explore next time, before the summer camp season gets going.


I rode down the road (black line) and back up Snomo 82 (blue line).


You've got to love a map drawn with magic markers and that calls the snowmobile trail a "Ski Doo Trail"

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Harvey
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Sick Bird Rider wrote
OK, here's a question. Does anybody carry a map and/or GPS while on extended rides in unknown territory?
Not a bike ride thing but in the woods...

Map and compass. GPS scares me.

The hot setup (IMO) is a two man team, one on map, one on compass.

I've traditionally been the compass guy, as my bushwacking parter was a phenomenal map reader — able to look at a topo and understand how a 20 foot pimple would show on a map.

Love those compass tutorials that say — "find an object in the distance that you recognize..."

If I can recognize a peak in the distance you don't need a freakin compass.  Way finding the woods. Now that's the trick.

Sorry for the thread drift!

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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Snowballs
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His Harvness wrote
 Sorry for the thread drift!
Yea, enough of that...Let's get back to the yucks

Sick Bird Rider wrote
 Up here in the Hinterlands, the moss grows all 'round the trees, the chickens are tougher than a wolverine and flocks of giant crows blacken the sky. Divining rods? Hah. I rely on Dead Reckoning. As in, if I don't get home soon, I reckon I'll be dead.
Hehehe!! I knew you'ld have a funny reply. Glad you're sticking around for the summer. I recommend Harv continue with your beer stipend. In fact, make it a (hic!) double.

Oh, bartender.....

Grant " Hey! I was here first. "

Lee " You Sir, are incorrigible."

SBR " I'll say. He keeps stealing my cigars!"

Grant " Whatever Bobby. You lost the war so YOU buy. "

Lee " Well Sir, a true gentleman never welches on a debt. "

Grant " You bet your Howitzer they don't. Now how's about that drink? "

Lee " Well alright. Excuse me Sir, do you take Confederate money here ? "

Bartender " Say wha Homie? That stuff's been worthless since Gettysburg. Ya'll best have some bling to cover these drinks."

Grant " I'll drink to that "

Lee " Sir, might I enquire, what is this bling?"

Bartender " Gold sucka and I don't want no beefs with you. And don't be making it rain no Confederate dollars in the VIP room. "

Lee " There's a VIP room? for Aristocrats? "

Grant " Women, Bobby, they have saloon dancers here."

Lee " Are these Ladies of fine breeding, Sir ? "

Bartender " Oh yea. They fine church going b**ches. "

Grant & SBR " WE"LL DRINK TO THAT!!!"
 
Grant " Before we adjorn, I need a smoke....Got a light SBR?"

SBR " Damn it Grant, quit stealing my cigars or I'll kick your azz."

Grant " You and what Army? HA! Get it Bobby?  Damn I'm funny!"

SBR " I will so kick your butt. Now gimme that cigar. "

Grant " That's what Bobby here thought. I coulda kicked his butt all the way to Alabamie"

Lee " Bartender Sir, will you permit me the honor of calling on these Ladies? "
 
Grant " Yea, He wants to meet an Alabamie Mamie. "

SBR " and get himself some slammie "

Grant " We talkin pork, not hammie "

SBR " and the booty gets a jammie "

Grant " He wants a Sheila not a Sammy "

SBR " and the, uh, er....I got nothing "

SB " Hey everybody"

Crowd " Snowballs! "

SB " What's going on ?"

Grant " Oh, Bobby here is trying to get a lil sumpin sumpin and SBR won't share his cigars "

SB " You need a cigar? Why didn't you say so? Here U. S. try this blunt "

SBR " Fire that puppy up, Grant. hehehe"

Grant " Don't mind if I do. "

Lee " Just what is in this VIP room? "

Grant " Cough! Boobies Bobby, Boo...Hack Cough! Ha... Holy chit what is this stuff? "

SB " Ah, hemp? Yea, hemp. That's what it is."

Grant " Rope? I'm smoking ROPE?"

SB " Hehehe. No. Lose the R, and ask " is there a D Pat? " "

Bartender " Pat the pole dancer? She's off today. "

SB " No, Sajak "

Bartender " Say wha? "

Crowd " SAJAK !"

Lee " Oh, oh I got it...Not a Pat but a Vannie! "

Grant " Wow, I'm starting to feel all funny li.."

Lee " And I'll ride her to Alabamie "

Grant " The room is spi..."

Lee " Make her call me daddy "

Grant " ...nning aroooound. "

Lee " Take her to my crib, not my paddy"

Grant " I'm hungry! "

Lee " Put a smile on that saddy "

Bartender " You Crackas is whacked "

Lee " She'll be my lass and I her laddy "

Grant " Crackers? We got crackers? Any cheese? I'm really hungry."

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Sick Bird Rider
Wow, now that is thread drift! Snowballs, you need to stop staying up so late and go for a bike ride. We'll  be expecting a full report in classic Snowballs style...

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tBatt
hahaha I second that. Or start writing cheesy hallmark cards/screenplays.

I wish I had a waterproof camera. I brought a Canon 5D to the playspot with me last week, but I found only commercial outfitters can go in that entrance. That's not something to bring down the river with me.

Off to paddle the Sacandaga!

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