N Central MN spring adventure ride

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by bikergirl4ever, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. bikergirl4ever

    bikergirl4ever girlie girl

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    What
    An awesome spring single track ride with us through one of Minnesota's best State Forests.

    When
    May 16-17, 2015

    Where
    We live 5 miles south of Akeley, Mn. (I will send a personnal message to everyone who would like to ride with us with the address). We are 10 minutes from Paul Bunyan State Forest. PBSF has single track, moderate trails and forest roads. We are also not to far from Foothills and Huntersville. We have a couple of spare beds, lots of floor space and mats, & many acres for tents, campers, 5th wheels etc.

    The Agenda
    We will plan for a long ride on Saturday and a shorter ride on Friday & Sunday if anyone wants to. We hope everyone will join us for a ride. We have some good single track route ideas but anything could change and all ideas are welcome. The routes, speeds, decision to ride is a suggestion from us to you - not a requirement. Ride at your own risk. To ride the trails you need a DNR OHM sticker but do not need one for the forest roads.


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  2. EagleTodd

    EagleTodd Been here awhile

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    I have it in my calendar. Looking forward to it!!!!!

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  3. toadl

    toadl Been here awhile

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    I'm in. I want to camp out at your place, unless Toddelof brings his Fifth-wheeler. I'd also like to help out with a meal. Keep in mind I haven't talked to my wife about this yet.
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  4. chassSD

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    I think i will probably be just getting back to Cali around that time so dont count on me, thank you very much for the offer though, Im sure it will be a great ride.
    ChassSD
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  5. EagleTodd

    EagleTodd Been here awhile

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    hmmmm..... that maybe an option. I haven't talked to the wife yet either.
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  6. bikergirl4ever

    bikergirl4ever girlie girl

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    There is plenty of room for campers also.
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  7. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    My daughter and I would be up for riding on Saturday, probably. We are also members of the Paul Bunyan Forest Riders, I will probably have the trails all downloaded to my GPS by then too. So, if we are there, we would also be willing to lead a couple of all single track rides. 1 morning loop, back for lunch and an afternoon loop.

    There will probably be work crews up there preparing for the Akeley west enduro. If they are, they would be working on the west side of 64.

    For those not aware, there are places at the trailhead and out at the gravel pit that are both suitable for camping. There is also 'fee camping' at The Stompin Grounds and there is a city campground on the lake near 64. You cannot ride the trails on a non-plated dirtbike (any dirtbike, actually) from the campgroud to the forest trails, though. Have to have a plate and take the road.
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  8. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Was this the ride from last year with lots of sleeping bikes on the trails?? :deal

    I saw the pics and heard the stories...

    Will extra clutch and brake levers be available at the event (for KLRS) :rofl?
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  9. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    Small vice grips work very well to replace broken levers. If you are doing single track, bark busters are recommended.
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  10. Metallic Waste

    Metallic Waste Wearing the Cone Of Shame

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    Keer-rap. I'm in Milwaukee that weekend. :cry
    Sounds like a good time will be held by all. :freaky:muutt
    -K
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  11. older-not-wiser

    older-not-wiser Adventurer

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    I will plan on being there, course I haven't talked to my wife either. Funny how partnerships can influence decisions. I will also plan on camping at your place.
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  12. bikergirl4ever

    bikergirl4ever girlie girl

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    Just bring your wives with you. I can direct them to good shopping so they can be spending lots of money while all of you are riding. haha
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  13. EagleTodd

    EagleTodd Been here awhile

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    Ah, let me think about that for 1 second. NO.
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  14. c-zulu

    c-zulu Resident Dirt Burner

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    I'm a maybe, work schedule dictates..
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  15. Jon B.

    Jon B. Been here awhile

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    Yes!! Son 2 (perhaps) and I are in. I have a pickup camper for overnight stay, even.

    Hmmm... Gonna need a trailer for the bike(s), I guess.

    Is this the Martineau trail system? There's something over 100 miles of ridin' to be had there.

    Jon
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  16. SSG B

    SSG B Rounds complete

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    Not sure if I will make it or not. I am guessing that I will be a no show at this event. I am Son 2 as the old man referred below.

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  17. biker4ever

    biker4ever Been here awhile

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    Kids should listen to their parents, when told to do something they should just do it no questions asked. :roflYes, this is the Martineau trail system and it has many miles of every kind of trail from smooth dirt road to difficult single track in rocky hills with dense trees. We look forward to another great weekend of riding, BS, eating, BS, sitting by the fire and BSing, picking up more KLR's after there naps, BS, and just BSing with alot of great people. (real similar to last years Brainerd lakes area ride that Todd was so gracious to host.) I can't wait for this years!:freaky:evil

    I'm waiting for my rear fender to come today for my WR, so this time I will be legal to ride on the roads. I need it to finish installing the street legal kit from Tusk, great kit for the money.:D
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  18. biker4ever

    biker4ever Been here awhile

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    good answer, but there are not as many places to go shopping up here in the sticks.:D
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  19. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    Correct.
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  20. biker4ever

    biker4ever Been here awhile

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    I can weld all the parts back on the KLR's so they should be ok if we can keep them from napping so much.:evil (my F650GS did take a couple of short naps last year) I think I will be riding my WR this time.:clap
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