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Old February 26th, 2013, 02:26 PM
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I suppose there will have to be a test run a bit before to find the best class 4 roads of course! I'm in for that Derek.
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Old February 26th, 2013, 04:21 PM
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Let's do it! I know it's not a class 4 road but a Rover convoy doing the Mt Mainsfield toll road would be epic.

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Old February 26th, 2013, 04:25 PM
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If we do this, I definitely see a Rovers Mag article about it. Possibly stickers made up for the trip as well, as well as some free RN swag to give away to the people doing it.
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Old February 26th, 2013, 04:34 PM
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If this happens, I am in.
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Old February 26th, 2013, 04:41 PM
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.....I wonder if I can use the Shorland for the whole trip? I'm sure some one will steal my 101 to drive
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Old March 4th, 2013, 11:21 AM
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Our club has been doing this trip for years in VT.You will need to pre-run almost all of the class 4 trails if trying to do this in 4-5 days. You will need some time on the pavement but will be able to minimize it. I would keep the group size to 4-6 trucks, outside of 8 and it will be a circus. Make sure you have a number of different mapping/GPS methods for the class 4 town highways. Most of the PDF maps published are geo-GPS enabled. Some are not.

Reason for the pre-run is simple, lots of blow down, erosion (mostly Irene remnants) and other trail activity (logging for instance) changes the class 4's from month to month.

If I remember correctly there are only 1-2 trails north of Burlington so would avoid that side of the state, focus on Northeast kingdom. Always seems like the northerners are less welcoming. Expect to have recognized class 4's gated by local landowners or expect potentially hostile confrontation at any time which ties back to my recommendation on pre-running. Also expect some interest from border patrol anytime you drive a group of modified trucks close by the border. Don't get me wrong, it's a trip that can be done and is today. But you want put together a plan that is a bit larger in scope as far as pre-planning/execution. Will require lot's of pre-trips with a small group of 2-3 trucks to map a full trip out. The PDF maps available from VTtrans are quite good and most of the towns and people are usually welcoming given you will be bringing tourism to the local economy but always remember that many of these roads cross or are on private land.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Can anyone offer any insight on this route? It has been difficult coming up with a route that has been previously run or laid out already. My wife and kids will be moving to the U.K. this week but unfortunately my visa has not come through. This being said it seems the perfect time to give it a shot. If all goes to plan my cousin will be riding with me in the series III. There is safety in numbers and any experience on this route would be beneficial but not necessary of course, anyone want to give it a shot with us? We are looking to go in approx. 2 weeks. I will be honest and admit we are not looking for hardcore offroading, but just to cover as much as we can on dirt and this route seems reasonable. It is the route labeled puppy dog on this sight, and the route layout is the other 2 links.

http://vtbmwmov.org/rides/#baley-hazen

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FYI, the VOT is in two weeks.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 10:09 AM
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FYI, the VOT is in two weeks.
Pretty sure two *days...
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Indeed, it is here. Couldn't ask for better weather too.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Oh damn. I had Aug 17 on my calendar for some reason?! Yes, it starts on Aug 7.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Cannot do that unfortunately, would do it if it was a week or 2 later.
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Old August 7th, 2013, 10:13 PM
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Scheduled to leave Aug 15 to see if we can do it, though we are still working out the route details.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 05:37 AM
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The most fun time to do a trip like this would be during Mud Season, though sometimes roads get bad enough they are closed.
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This sounds like a good idea. Will you guys camp in the woods over night? I did a similar trip a few mints ago up state New York and had a blast.

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Old August 18th, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Vermont by dirt....Mission completion! This was a great trip. It was far easier to do almost exclusively dirt than we expected. As of now off the top of our head we are almost positive that we were 90% dirt from Canadian boarder to Mass. but we are going to take the time to review the route, and get a more accurate number. We will also go through the pictures and get them posted. Here is a few.
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