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Joe
Reply with quote  #126 
Bob, I figured you heard of the big state surplus auction this coming saturday. This is from wcax:

"Over 150 vehicles, boats and other pieces of equipment must be sold Saturday in Berlin at the state's surplus property auction. The state hopes to make over $1 million this weekend."


I bet there some good deals.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #127 
Its nice our State Government buys more stuff then it needs. Makes me happy to pay so much in taxes to live here. Maybe I should go and buy a Van (joke). We all know that they will be pristine examples with no rust. Our States roads are so kind to vehicals.

This weather is amazing. I am going to stay home and fiddle with shit today.
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stan
Reply with quote  #128 
I'm trying to get a visual on that, Bob.
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BOb
Reply with quote  #129 
I did go to work today for a few hours. Then I rode Lincoln. Stan you would like this place. 2 hours of trails, its all new so its not rooty yet.

Snake Saturday mid morning?
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junk collector
Reply with quote  #130 
we got a town wide map this afternoon and there were only 12 sales. 6 were repeats from last year and we picked 4 clean while they were setting up this evening. just got home. how do you like me now?
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hal
Reply with quote  #131 
Garbage picker
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Bob
Reply with quote  #132 
Well Eric it sounds like you were working while I was riding my bike. You are like a Junk Nazi. Is Monkton also picked clean? We got Joannes Kayak at the Monkton sale a few years ago. Dont you have to go to Brimfield on Saturday? Get go leave the state so us normal people can have some fun.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #133 
Rode again tonight at Saxon. We had a medium crew and we went all the way down deep into the old stuff. Got rained on too.
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Shane
Reply with quote  #134 
I rode Cochrans tonight and the temperature was perfect. Man, I love this time of year with the plant life exploding with new green growth. Only saw one other rider in there. Looking forward to some riding this weekend.
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stan
Reply with quote  #135 
You animal Shane. Was it at all wet? I did a quick one at  Saxon today with my dog and the ground sucked up the moisture like a sponge. Hope to ride with you this weekend. 
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SHANE
Reply with quote  #136 
Yea, a ride this weekend would be awesome Stan. Bob and I talked about riding Stowe Sat morning - who cares if its fucking drizzling - lets go!
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Bob
Reply with quote  #137 
I am free early. I just rode over to Gill Fen farm. The trail is a mess needs work, did it anyway.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #138 
We did Jimmy Cliff trail to the connector in Richmond. What a great loop. Its in great shape but watch out for the sap lines.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #139 
Yesterday I was carving corners on the Connector. I was passed Adios and heading down. I went into this down with a bump and suddenly I had a sap line on one shoulder and my neck. I probably went another 5 or 6 feet forward slowing down rapidly. Then like a big rubber band I got sent backwards in a heap. Today my neck has been cracking often. No pain just lots of creeks and cracks. Feel fine but I no longer like maple syrup. Glad it wasnt a steel cable. Just a wimpy feeder line at neck height.
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Stanton
Reply with quote  #140 
Oh yeah, 3 days of mountain biking coming up. maybe 4 if I go tomorrow. Maybe the kingdom for a day. It'll be a freak show but fun. Added bonus, we get to show off for da Quebec ladies! 
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Tom
Reply with quote  #141 
Those sap lines are going to become a major eyesore, woods litter, and a threat to both wildlife and wild humans. Unless people start demanding some rules about how they can be installed and uninstalled they'll get grandfathered in and will be like all the other agricultural exemptions. I'm all for using the forest and fields for financial benefits but it has to be wise use.
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Shane
Reply with quote  #142 
Let me know when and where you are riding Stan as I would like to hook up with you. Thanks.
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Biker Bob
Reply with quote  #143 
We rode from the yellow house and did Sleepy  Hollow. 2.5 hrs lost from my prospective. Big climb and then rolli polli all over the place. Super fun everything is leaf blown. We had several big climbs and lots of running rolls. No falls no mechanicals. Good stuff.
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Shane
Reply with quote  #144 
I rode Cochrans Fri after work. Did The Preston Loop then rode to the top in the old trail. My friend Seth went with me and I was psyched to show him The Answer trail but halfway down it got logged so it sucked. Bob and I rode the Front Door to Preacher Loop this morning. I want to go back and ride the Crucible Features again cuz I think it's all rideable especially now that I scouted it. This long soaking rain is just what we needed and it feels good. Hope all is well with everyone.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #145 
Well it looks like riding is OK again in Vermont. The Monsoon appears to have passed. Shane and I both did the Maiden via the Back Door yesterday. Sorry I had to say it. We did a big loop and ended on that trail combination. IT was funny at the time.

My bike is in the van. Ready to ride the next opertunity.


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Bob
Reply with quote  #146 
9/23 and still riding often. Currently the conditions are perfect. Nobody cares I know except me.
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DP
Reply with quote  #147 
Oh I care booby ... just ride your heart out all you want.
We're just busy with a new baby!
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DP
Reply with quote  #148 
Our new baby

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Joe
Reply with quote  #149 
I care Bob.

DP, did you take up painting? The image of your new pup looks like a Rembrandt. Nice work!
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Bob
Reply with quote  #150 
DP I have two dogs and get that whole thing. Two cats too. Not sure how you could live without them. Dogs add a lot for the minor trouble they are. Clearly the happiest things I see everyday, hands down. Cats are another story, dicks really but happy to see you once in a while. My two are killers. They kill something everyday. I would hate to be a Chipmonk up here.

Rode Richmond with Shane and John Sunday. Oh man was that fun. The work some people put into trails is stunning. I feel small just riding them.  There is a network of benched and Burmed twisty turny fun up above the round church. Fun just for a walk. Add a nice bike and its over the top. It would probably take 4 hours to travel every trail section in there. I rode a whole section Sunday I never saw before. I ride all the time and some how I missed that. About 1400 vertical from the river to the top of the hill. Hey you could have a ski area in there?

Next few rides are there again as soon as the rain quits.
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