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Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by avc8130, Jun 17, 2013.
That's the kind of input I was looking for. I'll check it out. Thanks.
How do I hookup with folks up there? I want to show my KLR something other than paved roads. I just got some Dunlop 606s, I haven't mounted them up yet, still on stockers, but have a second set of wheels for knobbies.
When I'm IN the PB, I find the legal roads are difficult to pinpoint. However, I'm horrible with navigation, so even if I studied a map, it wouldn't help. I assume that the wide spots, which are generally more packed sand and wide enough for a car (or two) are most likely legal. I generally ride in the northern parts (and don't do any ST, unless I'm on an organized ride)... the last couple times, I've seen a trooper parked in the sand. I'm assuming he was looking for mx bikes or quads (in the areas I ride- NOT Wharton, I'm in a huge minority having a license plate), but I usually turn around when I see a cop. Just an old habit, I guess.
Look for someone posting up a ride and see if you can get in with a group. Let someone who know's the area show you around.
Best to have a GPS. all the legal roads are named and you can follow any named road as long as there are no "off limits" signs posted. There were some areas made off limits 2 years ago i think because of the 4 wheelers creating huge mud bogs when it was wet and the rangers made it off limits now.
So again, to all the NEWBIES who are riding the Pines, don't just assume that since you pulled up and got into the forest on a road, that you can ride anywhere you please. Sooner or later that kind of stuff will get the whole forest closed off to motor vehicles
General rule of thumb...
If the trail (road) is wide enough to allow the rangers to get through with their trucks/jeeps it is legal. If you need barkbusters or feel the trail needs a "trim" chances are you shouldn't be where you are.