I-BMW.com I-BMW.com

Welcome to the I-BMW.com forums! - You're currently viewing as a limited access guest. By joining our free member supported community, you'll gain access to post/ reply, communicate privately with other members (PM), or globally via "real time chat", respond to polls, upload photos, post classifieds etc. Membership is fast so, Register @ the Ultimate Sport Touring Portal!
Should you not receive an email with activation link, check your SPAM settings or please contact us and include the ID/ email address you registered with.

Go Back   I-BMW.com > I-BMW Racing > Racing General
User Name
Password
Home Register Gallery Classifieds FAQ Members List Calendar Donate Mark Forums Read

Racing General Section for AMA Series and likewise

Vendor Sign Up | Want to see your name in neon blue? | Want a neat reflective sticker for your ride?!

Reply
 
Thread Tools.. Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-19-2014, 08:04 AM
brucev's Avatar
brucev brucev is offline
Administrator
Post: 14,839 Thanks: 4,319
Thanked 5,360 Times in 3,113 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: W MASS, USA
Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

This event is coming up - September 5 - 7 in VT. A few of my buds called me yesterday and asked what I thought about taking our bikes up there and giving it a go?

We are thinking of taking two RR's and one Monster Ducati.

My problem is I'm scheduled to do the Yasgur's Farm ride a few days later - don't know how that will all work out - so that is problemo #1.

Problemo #2 I don't have an RR at the moment - I have to think I will have it back by then.

Here is a link to the event anyone else thinking of going either participating or spectating?

http://climbascutney.com/

Check out the video of the course.

If I can only do one I'm going back to Woodstock- to maybe join a Rock & Roll Band.
__________________
Bruce

16 S1000RR-Black (Track Only)
16 R3-Black (Track Only)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-19-2014, 08:21 PM
RT 7 BMWMAN RT 7 BMWMAN is offline
Shooting the gap
Post: 270 Thanks: 4
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Jeff, KY USA
Re: Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

Which one of those bikes you going to ride up the hill? Don't believe I've seen a Beemer hillclimber. They do have a foundation for some wicked machines though. An RR with paddle wheels would be a bad boy now.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-19-2014, 09:32 PM
brucev's Avatar
brucev brucev is offline
Administrator
Post: 14,839 Thanks: 4,319
Thanked 5,360 Times in 3,113 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: W MASS, USA
Re: Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

Quote:
Originally Posted by RT 7 BMWMAN
Which one of those bikes you going to ride up the hill? Don't believe I've seen a Beemer hillclimber. They do have a foundation for some wicked machines though. An RR with paddle wheels would be a bad boy now.
If I go I will be entering my RR. This is a street event - not an off road hill climb.
__________________
Bruce

16 S1000RR-Black (Track Only)
16 R3-Black (Track Only)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-19-2014, 09:40 PM
Paul S's Avatar
Paul S Paul S is offline
Site Contributor
Post: 358 Thanks: 205
Thanked 207 Times in 96 Posts
 
Join Date: May 2013
Re: Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

How far is that ride from me Bruce? 2 hrs on the slab? I want to try to go to this.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-19-2014, 09:58 PM
brucev's Avatar
brucev brucev is offline
Administrator
Post: 14,839 Thanks: 4,319
Thanked 5,360 Times in 3,113 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: W MASS, USA
Re: Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul S
How far is that ride from me Bruce? 2 hrs on the slab? I want to try to go to this.
Paul:

I would think 2 hrs. is just about right. Are you going to enter or spectate?
__________________
Bruce

16 S1000RR-Black (Track Only)
16 R3-Black (Track Only)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-19-2014, 11:11 PM
RT 7 BMWMAN RT 7 BMWMAN is offline
Shooting the gap
Post: 270 Thanks: 4
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Jeff, KY USA
Re: Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

Hey, that sounds good, an American version of Goodwood. We've the same back home in KY. Black Mountain Madness. The RR would be a blast. I've been through there before. Rt100, 4 and 12 all in the area. Done some hillclimbing years ago on Mt. Washington, auto. Beautifull mountains. Bear down on the handlebars and crank it up. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-23-2014, 08:33 AM
ChrisCannin ChrisCannin is offline
Speed Demon
Post: 1,740 Thanks: 1
Thanked 308 Times in 219 Posts
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Birmingham, UK
Re: Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

Looks a great day out but I'd be tempted to go and spectate the first time the photos of the bikes tell a tale it looks all about wide bars and leverage,the HP2 in the one photo I'd love one but cheap they ain't.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-23-2014, 09:07 AM
brucev's Avatar
brucev brucev is offline
Administrator
Post: 14,839 Thanks: 4,319
Thanked 5,360 Times in 3,113 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: W MASS, USA
Re: Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisCannin
Looks a great day out but I'd be tempted to go and spectate the first time the photos of the bikes tell a tale it looks all about wide bars and leverage,the HP2 in the one photo I'd love one but cheap they ain't.
Chris:

I've never been there so I can't comment on the course. I know riders bring more of a dual sport bike but also sport bikes.

The hard part for me entering is getting there Friday for Rookie Orientation - Saturday and Sunday I'm good but Friday not so good.

I may just have to be a spectator this time.
__________________
Bruce

16 S1000RR-Black (Track Only)
16 R3-Black (Track Only)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-30-2014, 11:53 PM
brucev's Avatar
brucev brucev is offline
Administrator
Post: 14,839 Thanks: 4,319
Thanked 5,360 Times in 3,113 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: W MASS, USA
Re: Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

Took a ride to Ascutney today to look at the course. The road is your typical mountain access road - narrow and lots of turns.

The bottom half of the road was not too bad - the upper half was really bumpy. Dual sports - will handle these conditions a lot better than my RR.

I'm still trying to work out if I can go or not - much rather participate than spectate.
__________________
Bruce

16 S1000RR-Black (Track Only)
16 R3-Black (Track Only)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-05-2014, 11:33 PM
brucev's Avatar
brucev brucev is offline
Administrator
Post: 14,839 Thanks: 4,319
Thanked 5,360 Times in 3,113 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: W MASS, USA
Re: Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

Well things didn't go my way - I was scheduled to work all day today so I did not attempt to make the event. I figured I was going to get home late - and I did not want to get up at 4:00 a.m. and head for Ascutney tomorrow.

As it turns out my day was cut short and I was home early. I could have been up there this evening - could have if I had signed up that is - but I didn't do that because I wasn't going to make it.
__________________
Bruce

16 S1000RR-Black (Track Only)
16 R3-Black (Track Only)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Louis's Avatar
Louis Louis is online now
I-BMW Rider of the Year 2009
Post: 16,087 Thanks: 1,147
Thanked 1,594 Times in 1,129 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Rossland, BC Canada
Send a message via Skype™ to Louis
Re: Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

Did ya miss much?
__________________
Louis



There's never enough time to do it right... But there's always enough time to do it over!
This is only a good thing when applied to riding... or sex!
Ride West 2008
http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?p=191559#post191559
Ride West 2009 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=24292
Dad & daughter Ride 2011 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=35470
André Slabbinck 1957-2014 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=50135
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-06-2014, 08:36 AM
brucev's Avatar
brucev brucev is offline
Administrator
Post: 14,839 Thanks: 4,319
Thanked 5,360 Times in 3,113 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: W MASS, USA
Re: Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

Quote:
Originally Posted by Louis
Did ya miss much?
Louis:

Probably not - but it would have been a blast to run the RR up the mountain as fast as I could without flying off the mountain.

It is always fun when you are at the track or at an event like this where the goal is to go fast and everyone is good with that.
__________________
Bruce

16 S1000RR-Black (Track Only)
16 R3-Black (Track Only)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-06-2014, 08:40 AM
falconcan's Avatar
falconcan falconcan is online now
Site Contributor
Post: 2,234 Thanks: 2,793
Thanked 829 Times in 577 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sudbury , Ontario, Canada
Re: Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

That's too bad Bruce. I was really looking forward to your report on how you did. Are you going to go now as a spectator ?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-06-2014, 08:49 AM
brucev's Avatar
brucev brucev is offline
Administrator
Post: 14,839 Thanks: 4,319
Thanked 5,360 Times in 3,113 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: W MASS, USA
Re: Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

Quote:
Originally Posted by falconcan
That's too bad Bruce. I was really looking forward to your report on how you did. Are you going to go now as a spectator ?
Chris:

Not sure now - there is really only two places to watch - starting line and finish line - so after you watch the first bunch of bikes and cars take off/finish it will get old quick.

The course is tight and I can't imagine there will be spectators on the side of the road - which is where you really want to be.

Weather is looking real good for tomorrow - might take the RR out - I had a blast on it last night.
__________________
Bruce

16 S1000RR-Black (Track Only)
16 R3-Black (Track Only)
Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'brucev' for this post:
  #15  
Old 09-06-2014, 04:27 PM
Louis's Avatar
Louis Louis is online now
I-BMW Rider of the Year 2009
Post: 16,087 Thanks: 1,147
Thanked 1,594 Times in 1,129 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Rossland, BC Canada
Send a message via Skype™ to Louis
Re: Ascutney Hillclimb in Vermont

Quote:
Originally Posted by brucev
Louis:

Probably not - but it would have been a blast to run the RR up the mountain as fast as I could without flying off the mountain.

It is always fun when you are at the track or at an event like this where the goal is to go fast and everyone is good with that.

Keyword is without...
Also coudda beena blast"off"!

Cheers bud
__________________
Louis



There's never enough time to do it right... But there's always enough time to do it over!
This is only a good thing when applied to riding... or sex!
Ride West 2008
http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?p=191559#post191559
Ride West 2009 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=24292
Dad & daughter Ride 2011 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=35470
André Slabbinck 1957-2014 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=50135
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools..
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads (a database pull of similar subject matter)
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2013 Vermont Puppy Dog Ride - GSing in Vermont 6/1 & 6/2 cousi Gatherings 10 02-27-2013 06:30 PM
Hotel-Motel near Montpelier-Barre area (Vermont) sailor Chit-Chat 0 08-19-2010 06:52 AM
BMW Sighting Jay Peak Vermont Lainey General Discussions 0 05-17-2008 06:34 PM
Vermont - what a great weekend, today what a perfect day! tb General Discussions 15 10-22-2007 09:00 PM
BMW MOA National - Vermont - July 20-23 cabnfvr Rallies 28 03-31-2006 07:02 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:12 AM.


I-BMW.com is via vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1998 - 2018, I-BMW.com LLC .
Page generated in 0.60046 seconds with 15 queries