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Stoked to ride in Pachaug!

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Post Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:00 pm

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We rode it last Saturday and we saw at least a dozen hunters, and from what we heard DEP was on the prowl as well. Good thing I wore my orange gear!
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Post Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:18 pm

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The weather Wednesday allowed the first Pachaug romp of the year.No ice,very little snow and plenty of water made for 45 miles of fabulous early season conditions.My "new to me" 350xcf-w was a surprise performer.My goal for 2018 is 3000 offroad miles.I hope to ride with many of you this year!

Post Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:46 pm
RM
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Whats the deal with loop currently as far as arrowing goes. Last time I rode it ( a few years ago now) there were sections where you could get lost and stray a bit. Dont want to upset anyone local. Is the old NETRA Route sheet still accurate?

Post Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:35 pm

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Location: Central CT

RM wrote:
Whats the deal with loop currently as far as arrowing goes. Last time I rode it ( a few years ago now) there were sections where you could get lost and stray a bit. Dont want to upset anyone local. Is the old NETRA Route sheet still accurate?


The old NETRA routesheet is definitely NOT accurate and should not be used. It puts you onto land that we're not welcome on anymore.

The arrows are decent but, honestly, I'm not sure if the Central Cycle Club maintains the arrowing anymore. Best bet is to hook up with someone who knows the loop. After one or two trips, it's pretty easy to remember and make your way on your own. :beer
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Post Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:48 pm

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Good Time Wednesday!I told the crew I had paperwork to do this afternoon.Truth be told,KTM Bob,Army Nick and I tore off another 60 miles in the waterlogged Pachaug State Forest.Serious fun on great conditions;now that was a day well lived!

Post Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:14 am

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450mike wrote:
Good Time Wednesday!I told the crew I had paperwork to do this afternoon.Truth be told,KTM Bob,Army Nick and I tore off another 60 miles in the waterlogged Pachaug State Forest.Serious fun on great conditions;now that was a day well lived!


Did you notice the logging in the area of the State Police Gun Range?
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:37 pm

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Anyone up for a easy paced loop ride tomorrow ? I am a local and know the loop well.

Post Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:14 pm

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Going at 12:00 today.Starting at Sand Hill Road area.

Post Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:31 pm

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Logging activity on Lawrence Road.Nothing major.Dive!,Dive!,Dive!;those trails had a river running through them.Blow downs here and there made things interesting.A chilly but great day of riding!

Post Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:52 pm

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Location: Central CT

If you want to save the Pachaug loop, please follow the link below. Thanks.



SAVE THE RIDING IN PACHAUG!!

Hello NETRA Members,

I need your help and action now to save the legal riding in Pachaug State Forest. Pachaug has been selected as the site for the new Connecticut State Police gun range. The exclusion zone around the range would shut down a huge portion of our legal riding there. We support the CSP but not the location of this range.

I need you to go to the link below and voice your opinion. Your message will go to high-ranking people so please be polite and professional. We have provided some suggested talking points for you if you'd like to use them.

LINK: http://www.netra.org/save-pachaug-state-forest/

Thank you for doing this before this Saturday, March 10th.

Tony Gasper
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Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:40 am

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done

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:19 am

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Seriously done!

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:35 am

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Done

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:53 am

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Done - written from the perspective of an out-of-stater who comes down and spends some money in CT.

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:26 pm

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VTNewb wrote:
Done - written from the perspective of an out-of-stater who comes down and spends some money in CT.

Likewise
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Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:37 pm

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Done... :)
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Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:01 pm

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done.

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:19 pm

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Done.

Post Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:35 am

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Location: Central CT

Thanks folks. Keep it rolling. As of yesterday morning we were up to 90 emails!
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Post Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:49 am
Dan
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Tony wrote:
Thanks folks. Keep it rolling. As of yesterday morning we were up to 90 emails!
I also e-mail Linda Orange seeing as she represents Colchester and was interviewed on TV last night. She sounded like she was in favor of the range. We don't need a gun range in Pachaug and CT can't afford to pay out $20 million for something that has cheaper alteratives.

Post Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:58 am

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Done.
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Post Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:33 am

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Done

Post Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:55 pm

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30=60 today.I had high hopes that some snow would have melted in the woods of Pachaug by today.Man,was I wrong.As soon as I left North Stonington,the snow was everywhere.A posse of renegade quad guys(coolers armed and ready)mixed the snow and dirt together improving conditions here and there to tolerable.It took as much energy to ride 30 miles in the snow as it usually does to click off 60 on a good day.Fun factor-70,down from the usual 95.

Post Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:05 pm

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Location: Central CT

Please keep up the momentum. Use this form to send a message via the AMA.

https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/wri ... 0.facebook
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Post Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:57 pm

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F.Y.I.,I received an immediate response from Diana Urban.As in the past,she pledges her full support to keep the Gun Range out of the Pachaug State Forest area.

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