2012 Pine Barrens 300

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by jack splash, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Hey: So it looks like the next PB300 will take place April 14th and 15th 2012. We just got finished with the final reports and paying the bills from the Fall PB300 and had to go right back into the permit process. The maps need to be submitted and permits applied for, 3 or 4 months before hand, and that's now. :eek1

    Cross Country Cycles will sanction the event and Ocean County Competition Riders will support it. :clap:clap:clap

    http://www.crosscountrycycle.net/

    http://www.occr.net/

    http://www.pinebarrens500.org/

    We've been checking out new sections and revisiting old one's, and may also include the Big Bike Enduro Section from the last Scrub Pine Enduro.

    Here's a few pic's of the new sections from the prerides.

    In this section we think a Tornado touched down, there's trees with the tops twisted off or broken laying everywhere, a pretty cool section.

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    Here's Mobill on the route.

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    And another new spot, a burnt out Scrub Pine Forest, it looks like a scene from an old sci-fi movie.

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    Image this on a cold, foggy, moon light night.:eek1

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    One of the goals of the Pine Barrens 300 is to show riders the beauty and diversity of the New Jersey Pine Lands. The conditions of the route change depending on the time of year, rainfall and the weather. If you've ridden the event more than once or twice, you see that even the sections we reuse are different from year to year and season to season. I think the 2012 event will continue the tradition.

    I haven't had a chance to thank everyone who helped or rode the Fall event yet, I'll get to that soon.

    That's all for now.

    Jack
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  2. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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  3. rudyunknown

    rudyunknown Been here awhile

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  4. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    i dont know... with a new baby in the house your riding trips should get cut way down :eek1
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  5. Looksgoodinblack

    Looksgoodinblack Long timer

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    Hopefully I will make both days this time:norton
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  6. tunp

    tunp Been here awhile

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  7. RacerXS

    RacerXS Been here awhile

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  8. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    pine barrens are too dangerous for me. i hurt myself riding in sand.
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  9. Superhawk

    Superhawk Been here awhile

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    just reading thru the PB300 thread from last month has me kicking myself thinking why the hell didnt I ride it ? Im getting lazy in my old age. Im definately doing this in the spring.
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  10. rudyunknown

    rudyunknown Been here awhile

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    isnt that a new reason to be out there in the woods :), plus i need to try out the new KTM 690 in the sand, hopefully this PB300 is also oriented arnd the big bikes
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  11. rpeterk

    rpeterk Been here awhile

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    Riding in the pines will be a nice Birthday for me on saturday. :clap:clap:clap
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  12. tunp

    tunp Been here awhile

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    ok, but are you showin up??
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  13. Sno Dawg

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    i am in and I have no plans


    now - what bike should I ride??????? :evil:evil:evil:evil:evil

    bmw G450X 0r BMW G650X


    decision.......
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  14. darkstarmoto

    darkstarmoto Am I evil? Yes I am

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  15. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    the PB300 is laid out with big bikes in mind. of course this doesn't mean little bikes are turned away. this is a self-guided gps tour of the pine barrens and surrounding region designed with larger bikes in mind. if you have a choice and don't often take your big bike "off-road" i recommend you ride the big bike for practice as this ride will test your endurance but usually doesn't throw anything technical at you (too many times). the most you are likely to encounter is some water, short stretches of deep sand, and the occasional fire cut. all of these are very doable.

    no 300 mile loop will ever be 'easy' but on a little bike this ride isn't much of a challenge (in my uninformed opinion) unless you are riding balls out rally style (which means you are breaking laws) and then the challenge becomes 'how fast can i go'. there are plenty of enduros held in the region and the hammer run to challenge you on your little bike.

    of course, all this is just my opinion and i've only done the PB twice. both times on the f8. your mileage may vary.
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  16. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Aaron: I couldn't have said it any better myself.

    Thanks

    Jack

    PS How's the foot, but please no pic's :D.
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  17. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    still hurts. swelling is down a lot but not gone. if it isn't better by pb2012 i might go get an xray. after i ride the pb2012 of course.
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  18. JustRon

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    Same hotel as the most recent PB300, or is it too early to determine?
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  19. AnyDay

    AnyDay Wants more time off

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    The 650 and I are in!
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  20. ADVwanaB

    ADVwanaB BOLD NEW AVATAR

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    loph917; still hurts. swelling is down a lot but not gone.


    Aaron,the swelling may take years to go away. My son's ankle was badly sprained and it took 3 years before it looked normal. Nothing broken, just a bad sprain. and he was only 18 at the time so,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    nuff said!

    :1drinkmore now.
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