Perry Mountain Fire Tower 150 Dual Sport ride

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by bduke, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. bduke

    bduke Been here awhile

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    Perry Mountain Motorcycle Club will be putting on a Dual Sport ride on April 12-13, 2014. This will be a no fee ride with free camping at Perry Mountain Motorcycle Club (Reynolds Pasture). Perry Mountain Motorcycle Club will accept a donation if anyone wants to donate. PMMC helps support local charities. The Saturday ride will be approximately 150 miles of logging roads, fire breaks and National Forest Service roads and the Sunday ride will be approximately 75 miles. The riders will be broken in to three separate groups by riding skills level, a fast burn group, an intermediate group and a slower group. Each group will have a guide and a sweep rider. The Dual Sport ride will be challenging but not difficult. There will be very little pavement but yes there will be some asphalt. Since we will be riding on public roadway the motorcycle should be street legal.

    If you will let me know who is coming and what you are riding we will have a better idea what to plan for.

    Thanks and I hope to see everyone April 12 and 13th.
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  2. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    If I can get off work...

    would a titled/tagged 200exc be too dirt oriented?

    I have been riding sera enduros a few years now, B class rider..

    very cool yall are putting on a DS ride!:clap :ricky
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  3. bduke

    bduke Been here awhile

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    Hatch, a tag 200 EXC will be fine, the way it looks now, there will be very little pavement, mostly National Forest dirt roads and fire breaks. We will make gas available around 40-50 miles if needed
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  4. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    In. I'll roll in early Saturday AM. Probably be in the fast burn group on my WR.
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  5. Bobby Ginger

    Bobby Ginger Cat Herder

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    Are you planning route sheets/GPS tracts or just the three lead rides?


    Sounds like a fun time!
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  6. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Count me in of course.

    Ive always wondered what it would be like to ride up there and NOT be racing.

    Really looking forward to this.

    GPS tracks are the way to go! Lot less hassle for everyone!
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  7. bduke

    bduke Been here awhile

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    I don't have a GPS at this time that will store routes and download them. I will see if any club member has one. What is the best kind to get that will download the routes to everyone else GPS?
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  8. bduke

    bduke Been here awhile

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    I will try to get a GPS that will download the route and we will have a leader for each group and GPS routes.
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  9. Bobby Ginger

    Bobby Ginger Cat Herder

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    I believe most modern Garmin units have that ability.

    I watched some youtube video of enduros from past years. Looks like perfect riding!
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  10. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    bduke: I will pm you on GPS unit. I have an extra you can use to create tracks.

    Thanks for doing this.

    As a side note: I believe am one of the remaining few who actually rode the Fire Tower Hill. My first Maplesville Enduro (now Perry Mountain) was in 1968 and boy to I have a love hate relationship with that place.

    Cant wait.
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  11. Gimmee

    Gimmee Hoary Haole

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    tony u can ride n the powder puff class with me :rofl:clap:freaky
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  12. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    Work schedule permitting, I'm in with my DR350. :clap
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  13. bduke

    bduke Been here awhile

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    Thanks Vico1. We will be going by the Fire Tower, I wish we could still get to the hill coming up to the tower. They have a fence and gate around the tower now. They used to tell me if you were able to climb the hill you would have a good finish because so many people got stuck on the hill. I did not start riding at Perry mountain until 1989 so I never got to climb the hill.
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  14. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    If I might add to the story, at some point, I forget when, they stopped climbing Firetower Hill, but I did not get the message and during the enduro I climbed Firetower Hill only to find I didn't have to. Kenny Royster and all the folks at the top told that story for years.
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    bduke Been here awhile

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    I hope Kenny Royster will be there to tell all the good stories from good ole days. When I joined PMMC I did not have a club shirt and he gave me his off his back at the first race I worked, He said "everybody knows I am a member but they do not know you so take this shirt and hat and everybody will listen to you because they will know you are with the club."
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  16. bduke

    bduke Been here awhile

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    Ride Location and Local Lodging:

    GPS Address(Ride Location): 2464 County Road 26
    Stanton, Alabama 36790

    GPS Coordinates (Ride Location) 32.68400 -86.925089
    Clanton Motel: Holiday Inn Express 205-280-1880

    Selma Motels : Hampton Inn: (334)876-9995
    Holiday Inn Express: (334) 874-1000
    Quality Inn: (334)874-8600
    Comfort Inn: (334)875-5700
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  17. Switchblade315

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    haven't been there in years, I may try to make it.
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  18. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Deal!

    My kinda class!
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  19. ex250mike

    ex250mike Been here awhile

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    Put me down for the slow group.

    Xr250

    Anyone from central FL want to carpool?
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  20. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Perhaps!

    Where ya at? :ear
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