Pine Barrens rides

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by NJ-Bill, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Sno Dawg

    Sno Dawg Long timer

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    Hey Brendan

    Welcome to the madness of ADV Rider. It was really great meeting you and Mike today and doing some trails. I met up with a guy I bought a bike from a few years back named Bill. He knows a ton of trails and is always up for a ride. i am hoping to do a ride with him in Brendan Byrne State Forest soon. There is less of the deep sand that we experienced today in Wharton and the forest is beautiful up there.

    Talk to you soon,
    Jeff - Sno Dawg
    guy on the big blue BMW

    BTW - when you guys left me, I turned around and headed back towards Quaker Bridge Road where I met you. I took a pretty good fall and ripped off one of my cylinder protectors - ha ha.
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  2. StayPiney

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    Hey gents,
    My name is Brendan. I'm new to dual sport/ADV world, and was just introduced to this forum today by both Sno Dawg and bemitten. I have a couple of months experience on my new CRF250L. I would like to ride this upcoming weekend in Wharton State Forrest, so if anyone would like to meet there at a specific time or place; let me know! Thanks.
    - StayPiney, Brendan
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  3. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    All the way from Philadelphia? :-)

    For the record, the Dunlop 908RR runs decently on the asphalt and is pretty durable. I got 4,500 out of my last one, and it saw plenty of road. Don't know what you have on the front, but the IRC and the TKC holds up well on the street. They would have lasted the 43 minutes it would have taken you to get to Atsion! :lol2
  4. StayPiney

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    Oh no! haha Anyway that would be great! Let me know when you two are headed up there and I'll see if I can make it! I would love to join! See you soon.
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  5. Sno Dawg

    Sno Dawg Long timer

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    ouch - I have a dirt/motocross knobby on the front that bounces all over the road. I can take it Doc!!

    Where were you today?
    Pics?

    Sno Dawg
  6. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Did a club ride on Saturday to the Tunkhannock Viaduct in Pa. 200 miles of asphalt and tar/chip roads with my 908RR on the back, and the TKC on the front of the Africa Twin (same tires I had on for the Touratech Rally). Here's a few pictures. Sunday, I rested for my golf game this morning!
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  7. NJ-Bill

    NJ-Bill Life is good

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    After this weekend, Monday's forecast is looking good. Anyone want to get out before the bbq starts?
  8. Dave NJ

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    Hey Bill - Atsion? pick a time. I am an early riser and good for any time.
  9. NJ-Bill

    NJ-Bill Life is good

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    How about a 9am start?
  10. Dave NJ

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    Yep. See you there.
  11. lucmac

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    Hi All,
    New to this thread. Thanks MuckSavage for clueing me in to here. Anybody riding the 7 mountain dual sport next weekend? We'll be there Friday night through Sunday. Hope to meet some of you and learn about where you are riding offroad in PA and NJ.

    Lucky
  12. lucmac

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    If anyone wants to ride tomorrow let me know. Taking the day off so anytime, anywhere could work.
  13. MuckSavage

    MuckSavage A Piney Irregular

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    Nope... Bikes in pieces spread out across the garage floor thanks to a broken timing gear
  16. Trailrider200

    Trailrider200 Been here awhile

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    New Jersey Pinelands Commission resolution threatens enduros...again


    Please send comments now and attend the Sept. 14 public hearing in Trenton



    Access to trails for enduros in the Wharton State Forest is in jeopardy under a resolution being considered by the Pinelands Commission.

    The American Motorcyclist Association and East Coast Enduro Association need you to send comments directly to the Pinelands Commission right away and then attend the public hearing scheduled for Thursday in Trenton.

    The resolution references U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps that show only historic roads, with no trails or fire cuts. The resolution then specifies that "The Pinelands Commission finds that recreational use of motor vehicles in Wharton State Forest be limited to the roads on the attached USGS Topographic maps."

    You can read the resolution in its entirety here.

    This plan comes after ECEA and local enduro club representatives have worked relentlessly to preserve access to fire cuts, regain limited access to historic New Jersey single track elsewhere and proposed an amendment to this new resolution. The amendment would exclude events operating under special use permits, which are required for enduros. Pineland Commission members and staff agreed that the amendment was sound and should have been included in the resolution. But it was not.

    Also, the Comprehensive Management Plan-upon which the Pinelands Commission itself is based-clearly defines the traditional role of enduros in Wharton State Forest. The resolution does not refer to that.

    Finally, there is no evidence that any environmental damage to the forest has ever been caused by enduros.

    Your first opportunity to oppose this onerous resolution is to voice your concerns on the Pinelands Commission website.

    Just as important is a strong showing of single track competitors and enthusiasts at Thursday's public hearing in Trenton. If you do attend, pleased be respectful of the process, but also be obvious about your support for enduros by wearing appropriate motorcycle-logoed clothing.

    Despite a controversial pipeline issue also on the Thursday agenda-possibly forcing limited time to speak-a large enduro rider turnout will send a strong message to the commission before the vote.

    WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14. Please try to be early since the meeting is expected to draw a large crowd.

    WHERE: Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, N.J.

    HOW TO COMMENT: Send your concerns to the Pinelands Commission here or attend the Sept. 14 meeting. Better yet, do both.

    For more information, email grassroots@amacycle.org.

    Thank you in advance for attending. Please forward this alert to your friends and ask them to attend this meeting, too. If you do attend, your emailing the AMA at grassroots@amacycle.org about the experience will help us be more effective on your behalf.

    Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling. That support will help fight for your rights - on the road, trail and racetrack and in the halls of government.

    Join the AMA at americanmotorcyclist.com.

    If you are an AMA member, encourage your friends to join by telling them about the many AMA benefits you appreciate and the role the AMA plays to promoting the motorcycle lifestyle and protecting the future of motorcycling.
  17. sparrow

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    Just saw this tonight. How did it go?
  18. Sno Dawg

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    Yes - I have been away all week - how did it go and was there a good turnout??

    Jeff - Sno Dawg
  19. bemiiten

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  20. ahollow

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    I wouldn't say lost. The amendment to allow Special Use Permits for Enduros was included finally. The USGS maps they used include almost all the existing trails, but not firecuts, etc. The DEP has final jurisdiction to enforce, and they haven't bought into the closure thing. They believe they are doing a good job now without closing trails (think MAP 2015). I agree some areas need to be closed, since they are overused (quarter-mile, mount jemima, etc). The current situation is much better than the MAP plan of 2015.
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