Minneapolis Dirt Bike Rider looking to join up on a ride

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by _lee, May 9, 2016.

  1. Iffykid

    Iffykid Long timer

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    Not for beginners now he tells me:jack

    Worst part no pics:fpalm
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  2. Cmiller

    Cmiller Adventurer

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    That definitely is a tricky uphill and if a person makes it clean once there is no guarantee that a person will make it the second time clean, Last year I made myself do it three times because I took a spill on it the first time, can not really say I enjoyed doing it, but the satisfaction of making it is a good feeling. I almost think some of the worst rocks should be removed from that hill for the sake of beginners and kids and I would benefit as well.
  3. Iffykid

    Iffykid Long timer

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    wbbnm said I was about 100yds from the top but I didn't think I could make it the rest of the way up, He didn't seem to have any problem making it up.

    Kinda makes wonder about the trails easy to moderate rating, Guess I just suck at riding and should take up knitting or crocheting or at least fishing.
  4. Tiger993

    Tiger993 Been here awhile

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    I'm not a huge fan of rocky stuff due to it's bone breaking potential when paired with my skill level. :D
  5. Cmiller

    Cmiller Adventurer

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    That and holes in the clutch cover or stator cover when things go wrong, I had a couple good bruises when I hit the rocks there last year. Maybe that rating was made back when the hill was first designated a trail because it really did not get bad till just a few years ago.
  6. Iffykid

    Iffykid Long timer

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    Just shy of 3wks and the ribs are still uncomfortable but looking to get out and ride:kurt

    Theilman still has not been canceled yet but 90% chance of rain on Sat, The entire state is looking a bit soggy this weekend.
  7. Cmiller

    Cmiller Adventurer

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    Yeah what bummer that Theilman is getting rained out, I have been looking forward to it since last year.
  8. Iffykid

    Iffykid Long timer

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    Theilman is NOT! rained out as of yet, I will probably wait until tomorrows forecast to decide.
  9. Iffykid

    Iffykid Long timer

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  10. Tiger993

    Tiger993 Been here awhile

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    Where'd you ride?
  11. Iffykid

    Iffykid Long timer

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    No where in particular just went out and rode around and burned up a couple of gallons of gas, Hope to get up to Martineau this next week for a day or two.
  12. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Interested in Martineau ride. Email sent.
  13. Iffykid

    Iffykid Long timer

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    Email replied.
  14. Plebeian

    Plebeian Scruffy-Looking Nerf Herder

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    I'll be at a cabin just north of Whitefish over the 4th weekend. I'm planning on spending as much time as possible exploring Martineau. I haven't ridden up there before. Novice off roader with a WR250R. Any areas I should be sure to hit? PUMPED!!!!
  15. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    I have only been there once, at the Paul Bunyon Forest Riders event last October. The single track was fun and challenging in places.

    What we really enjoyed was the series of ATV trails on the east side of the area running thru points 717-179, 719-157, 704-137 and meeting with road 1188 on the DNR map. These were a blast. Don't miss them.

    I recorded GPS tracks of what we rode and labelled them. I see I have one short single track stretch marked as not too hard and labelled 633-230 to 220. It is in the far northwest part of the area.
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  16. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    The best single track is on the east side. The farther you get from the trailhead, the less traffic and the less chance of single track being wrecked by quads. Watch the road crossings. The PBFR has been trying to keep some of them less obvious so that they are harder to find for quads. Pretty sure that the PBFR has tracks and maps on their website.

    If you have a plate, you can ride to Huntersville from Akeley. Plus, there is a city park on the north side of Akeley that has a very nice beach. Swimming can be the ticket after a day in the woods.
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  17. Iffykid

    Iffykid Long timer

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    I am sure the trails will be busy over the 4th all trails are 2way so expect the unexpected.

    Did the PBFR out of the Stompin Grounds last Oct with wbbnm and agree.
    PBFR does have maps on their website and they are available at the Stompin Grounds as well, also makes a good lunch stop.
    Rode Martineau on Monday the trails are in good shape but there are a lot of face slappers on the single track which really suck with morning dew or if its raining, Doesn't do much for being able to see the trail either.
    I read on their facebook page that PBFR will be doing single track trail maintenance on July 8-9(trimming brush and weeds) and are looking for volunteers if anyone has any free time.

    I am planning on riding the Ellsworth Wi ride on July 8th but may head up to Martineau on the 9th to help out if I am still mobile after the 8th.:dunnoI fall down alot:fpalm
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  18. Iffykid

    Iffykid Long timer

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    I have only had a chance to sample some of the single track both east and west and looking forward to going back again, What is your definition of best on the east side ie most technical etc?

    Thanks
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    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    The best is smooth and flowing and too narrow to get a kwad through. You will know it when you ride it. The trails to and from the gravel pit used to be fantastic.
  20. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    I never did it, but I always thought that setting up camp at the gravel pit would be about perfect. No one else does it, so it is quiet and very dark and close to all the best single track.
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