CT - Air Line Rail Trail

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CT - Air Line Rail Trail

Postby blink55184 » Mon May 08, 2006 6:25 pm

first post, thank you in advance for welcoming me! :-D


Saw this rail mentioned in another thread, and these videos document it pretty good, although a little cheesy


Air Line Rail Trail part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVyZOGBV ... ine%20rail

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUxnUi04 ... ine%20rail
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Postby RussNelson » Mon May 08, 2006 8:51 pm

That looks like a pretty keen trail.50 miles, partly through brush? That would be a GOOD day's ride.
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Postby crij » Sat May 27, 2006 8:24 am

It is a nice ride, last I checked the area from East Hampton to Willimantic, is the better section (wide packed RoW, and Rebuilt bridges), north of Willimantic, is an amount of Mud Holes, but the section from Willimantic to Chaplin, recently got a grant to be cleaned, ditched and fixed. Should be nice to ride either later this year or next. Not to sure how the line is above Chaplin

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Willimantic, Ct 06226
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Postby RussNelson » Sat May 27, 2006 8:52 am

I appreciate your concern, however, these are the kinds of trails I'm used to riding on:

Through the Bloomington Bog north of Saranac Lake, NY (beavers have flooded the trail):
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Rutland Trail east of Knapps Station:
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Mud doesn't scare me. It just gets me dirty. Broken glass, now THAT scares me. Oh, and so do rampaging cows as I ride on the railbed through their pasture.
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Postby RussNelson » Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:05 pm

Rode part of that trail back in June: http://blog.russnelson.com/bicycling/1181860878.html Have a daughter and son-in-law at UConn. Planning to ride the rest of it some time.
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