Black Hills Sept 29th 2012

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by tannerc, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. tannerc

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  2. c-zulu

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  3. dufferv65

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    Correct me if i'm wrong,but I believe as long as your bike is 62" or less in width all trails are fair game, no atv only BS!!! :D
    so long you have a permit and/or a plate on roads and such.
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    I do believe all trails are open to two wheelers.... EXCEPT! the horse trails, some 8089 are non-motorized, horse/bicycle
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    I call dibs on the non-motorized hores. :)
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  6. Jon B.

    Jon B. Been here awhile

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    Clay,

    I'm glad you started a new thread. I was thinking last night that this should be broken out of the "shindig" thread and have its own. Well done!

    This is a ride that I'd definitely like to do. I've not been in the Black Hills proper since 1970. My sons and I stopped at Mt. Rushmore to snap a couple pics on the way back from Wyoming a few years ago but we mostly just hurried on through on our way home.

    See the other thread regarding my truck & trailer idea... O hell...

    From that thread:

    Hey, Minnesota guys!

    I have, in my shed, a brandy new 16-foot car-hauler trailer. In the garage sits an '09 Chevy extended-cab pickem-up truck, with an 8-foot bed. How many bikes could we load up and "pool" ride out to SD for a few days?

    Y'all are lookin' at late September, I think? 29th or so? I should very likely be free.

    We could probably load 6-8 bikes on the trailer and two in the truck bed - if I didn't load the camper. The guys who didn't fit in the truck (four is all that would be comfy) can pile in a car or van - van would be good for gear, gas, tools, tents, etc) for the drive out.

    I'm ~2 hours west of the big city, so right on the way for you metro dudes or Wisconsin cheese-headed Packer fans. :evil



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  7. toadl

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    This looks like a good idea!! Nice vide.
    The ability to go slow can be a blessing or a curse, but I can guarantee you won't need overdrive on the single track. Sometimes in the rocky section where I would like to go slow its much easier to go fast and bounce around. There are some sections that trials ability would be helpful.
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  8. Lutz

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    Good job on taking this to a new thread. From the looks of that video, I would need a real skid plate and about an eight-teeth-bigger rear sprocket before tackling some of those trails. My highway gearing definitely wouldn't cut the mustard.
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  9. ZIGGYND

    ZIGGYND Been here awhile

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    This ride is sounding like a great time. I'm gonna try to get that weekend off.

    Skid plate definitely needed. I went to the DDSR rally in June. Don't know how many times I heard rocks careen off of it. Not to mention the log crossings and rock shelves you might hit. That was my first true off road "experience" and I had a blast. I've een ya over at KF. I've got a red one too with a bb351. That thing tractored everywhere. Hardly used the brake.
    I ran a 13 front and stock rear and it did better than I expected.
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    Good info, thanks. I've been on again, off again with plans for a big bore since I got the bike - I've actually had and sold the parts a few times already. I've also got an entirely different (better) suspension just sitting in my garage. I just can't decide whether to go in depth with engine and suspension mods, or just save the time, money, and effort for a different bike. To its credit, the 250 has been doing well enough the way it is that it hasn't forced my hand either way...yet.
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    Know what you mean. Different bike would be nice. The thing doesn't do anything great, but it does everything well. Problem is by the time you stick everything into to make it descent...you've spent enough to get the next better thing. Speaking of which. If you ever decide to get rid of those spare suspension parts... I'll take em if there the right spring rate.:rofl
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  13. tannerc

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    Would you look at that!

    We just kinda started this thread out of another from a previous ride after the talk of riding in western SD started to take over. Looks like there will be a few riders in the hills that weekend!
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  14. toadl

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    Actually I saw that thread. This looks to be a different type of riders. Althought, TannerC, it might not hurt to get incontact with the person planning this ride. Mostly I'm thinking "Group Discount."
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    And we also have DDSR planned for Sept... maybe we can combine them all into one big love fest.
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  16. tannerc

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    I think ^this^ is one of the best ideas EVER! :clap
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    This is why I want to bring 2 bikes, you just never know what you're going to want to ride...:evil
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  18. fifthcircle

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    AGspecialties, Trl Rdr, and flyrodder all have crf230's set up for woods riding. They also have XR's (flyrodders xchallenge was just stolen, long story). I have a DRz, and lots of others have a variety of bikes. I agree the pictures posted show a bit more gravel road stuff, but those guys can hang...me, probably not :lol2

    Shoot AG a pm, since he stays at the memo guest ranch at least twice a year. :deal We should consolidate our efforts and make it a bigger deal. Unless you guys like grilled tofu and white wine spritzers. :D
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    I pmed AGspecialties to see if he would like to combine efforts and make a big dual sport ride :freaky
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  20. tbickner

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    Nemo sounds great as a camp and it's a nice quaint area. If forces are joined I'd still want to ride with a small number of riders on the technical stuff.

    I'd want to ride share from the Afton area and points west of there. If I can find some interested parties I'd like to take my van and 4 bikes, or ride the bike out, or car pool with someone else.

    I'll tent it or stay in the van but renting a cabin might work. Price matters.

    Anyone interested in sharing the van please let me know. The van is an RV with toilet and fridge for comfort on the trip. I'll have to dig up a trailer though.

    Tom
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