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Old 03-23-2012, 12:31 PM   #6376
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There is a lot of good riding at that place, its just not user friendly to unload and start trail riding your first time out there.
I would agree with that. Once you gave us the grand tour, I feel I know my way around pretty well know. It would be pretty easy for a noob to pick a wrong trail and get screwed, however most the tricky area do have an easy escape route.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:20 PM   #6377
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However most the tricky area do have an easy escape route.
This is a very good point. There are no areas where you can get in over your head and then can't get out of.

Most all the double track is easy, even the "hard" stuff is possible if you really want to get past it. Most of the singletrack isn't all that difficult it just has a fairly high penalty for failure. That being said there are a couple spots of singletrack that are quite challenging but you really have to want them to find them.

After you get over the normal elevation changes that make up the place it really isn't that bad. Then when you want something new and challenging you can try the steeper hills or if your a new rider you can stay on the stuff that resembles roads. Hell i've ridden on more challenging terrain on public roads than if I were to stay on the easy stuff.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #6378
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:52 PM   #6379
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:19 AM   #6380
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:27 AM   #6381
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Renfro Valley

Any of you guys ever done the Renfro Valley Dual Sport ride? I think I might go this year.

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Old 03-24-2012, 11:38 AM   #6382
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Any of you guys ever done the Renfro Valley Dual Sport ride? I think I might go this year.

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Looks like fun! I'll be there if you go!
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:59 AM   #6383
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I think I will go to renfro valley also.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:04 PM   #6384
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Looks like fun! I'll be there if you go!
Gotta see if I can get a kitchen pass.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:27 PM   #6385
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I don't get to do enough dualsport rides anymore. I think i'll try and go to that too, it looks like fun.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:24 PM   #6386
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:46 PM   #6387
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Discretion is the better part of survival... Post deleted due to advice from a wise one...

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Old 03-26-2012, 05:29 PM   #6388
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As if the last two days worth of riding weren't enough (Never enough!)... I woke up this morning needing more. I started to head south but for some strange reason the bars were pulling to the west. I don't ever recall going any further west on 50 than where 57 drops to the south, so away I went to go wander around BigDog's territory and do some exploring in Illinois. The main goal was just to plunk away about 100 miles out and then head back. Well, 100 miles put me right about at Olney, IL. I wandered around the area looking for attractions but there didn't seem to be much there that caught my eye so I filled the tank and headed back east....

On the way back I stopped to check out this park. Pretty cool lookin' place. May have to take the kids camping there someday...





Then a bit down the road I thought I was exiting 50 to go see some really cool airplane museum or something. It ended up being just an airport. Seen a really cool collection of military trucks there. I dunno the whole story behind this place but it was a really nice day out to just ride to destinations unknown, so all was not lost...


I was hoping to be able to wander north up the road along the Wabash River on the Illinois side but I couldn't figure out how to get down off of 50 to get to it without backtracking a bunch of miles. If I had the XR, I probably coulda just dove off the side of the road, down through the woods and found my way to it. I didn't think the FJR would appreciate the carnage as much as the XR so I stuck to the road and kept heading east.

I did manage to find something good (other than another 225 miles of great riding today) A day of riding just isn't complete without this....

I found that tasty ice cream in Vincennes at this place


All in all, I accomplished both goals that I set out to do today. Go for a ride and eat ice cream. All is completely right with the world now
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:51 PM   #6390
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Night Ride Redbird SRA in Indiana

The Night Ride at Redbird (Dugger, IN) is this weekend 3-31 & 4-1 will include wheeling, camping, "Easter eggs", and one of a kind prizes.
Glowsticks (Easter eggs) which will be distributed on the trails by the members at dusk and as the night goes on,

you ride the trails and be on the lookout for the hidden glowsticks to redeem for a prize later that night.

Just because there was not a Easter egg on the trail earlier does not mean that their wont be one later.

There are approximately 50 prizes to give away! The RB Foundation has made custom t-shirts made for this event only,
you cannot get one any other way! Redbird Station has also donated prizes , all prizes will be awarded at Redbird Station
across from the maintenance building at 11 PM along with some hot dogs for participants.
Only one prize per night ride participant please.
Camping will be available on Saturday night in the parking lot, please check with the RB Foundation across from the gate house for details.

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