Pine Barrens rides

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

  1. O Captain My Captain

    O Captain My Captain Upsetting the apple cart

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    The email I got from ECEA clearly suggested a victory:

    "Cancel that Trip to Trenton!

    Dear ECEA Club Presidents, Representatives, Members, and Friends,

    Earlier today we received word and confirmation from the Pinelands Commission that the proposed resolution has been amended to exempt our events!


    Thanks to you all for your time and efforts. Your input and feedback to the Commission made a LARGE impact and was a MAJOR catalyst for this change.

    The need for further action including attending and presenting at the meeting tomorrow, Sept. 14 has passed.

    Thanks for all of your support of the ECEA and the sport!

    Jamie

    Jamie Theurkauf
    President
    East Coast Enduro Association"
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  2. Moespeeds

    Moespeeds Adventurer

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    Anyone want to get out on a big bike next week? I'm good any day but Monday or Friday. I'm in the Wharton Atsion area.
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  3. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Tuesday is looking good for me if you're still riding.
  4. lucmac

    lucmac n00b

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    Curious, what general route are you proposing and what kind of tires are you using? I've never ridden in the park. Is it fine, sugary sand?
  5. decafe

    decafe Been here awhile

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    I might get out today . What time you thinking. ?
  6. Moespeeds

    Moespeeds Adventurer

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    Sorry guys, life came up and I didn't get out this week. Looking towards next week, and the weather is looking perfect.
  7. trek686

    trek686 Been here awhile

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    Planning on riding out of Pakim Pond on Sunday at 930am. Weather is looking niceee. Will be on a 650 but open to ride with any one.
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  8. decafe

    decafe Been here awhile

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    I'm going to try Sunday at Atison ranger station .
  9. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Can you park a little car and trailer at the Pakim Pond parking lot? Otherwise, I could use the lot near the WAWA.
  10. trek686

    trek686 Been here awhile

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    Change of plans. Since the headcount is two as of now, we'll be meeting at the Assunpink Boat Lot and ride Colliers Mill and maybe dip into Brendan Byrne. Meet up still 930.

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  11. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Trevor and I had a nice little 2 hour wander through some interesting stuff in Collier's Mills.
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    We actually got to see a legitimate fox chase at the start:
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    Yes, I was the 1st to go down. Trevor went down also, but picked his bike up too quickly for me to get a picture.
    Everything we did was legal!
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  12. decafe

    decafe Been here awhile

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    Anyone able to sneak out this week for a ride ?
  13. StannisBaratheon

    StannisBaratheon Been here awhile

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    Hi all, I'm new to riding and have a DR650. Does anyone else ride a DR/KLR in the pines? I'm concerned that my bike it too big/heavy and I'll spend more time falling over than actually riding. I have shinko 705's on my bike now but I'm probably going to switch to 700 or 244 for better handling. I'm hoping to get out sometime this weekend as long as my jacket and gloves arrive in time. Still need to get a decent pair of pants.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for good roads to start out on? I'm in the Medford area and have a little bit of off road experience, but I've never ridden in the sand before.
  14. trek686

    trek686 Been here awhile

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    Yes, people ride klr's/dr's and even 1200gs's. The DR isn't too heavy for riding the legal roads. The 705 is a bad tire for the sand. You want street legal knobbies or you'll be falling in the deep/loose stuff.
  15. StannisBaratheon

    StannisBaratheon Been here awhile

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    How late into winter do people ride in the pines? I'm definitely going to get some knobbier tires, most likely 244's since they're cheap. I just bought a used Klim jacket and now I need to look for a set of pants and gloves.
  16. NJ-Bill

    NJ-Bill Life is good

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    A DR650 is a featherweight compared to my Super Tenere, which has been ridden on just about every legal road in Wharton and Byrne State Forests. The Shinko 804/805 is an inexpensive DOT 50/50 knobby. In addition, they're easy to mount.
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  17. O Captain My Captain

    O Captain My Captain Upsetting the apple cart

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    Winter is coming, Stannis.

    Actually, some of the best times to ride in the pines are during the winter months.
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  18. StannisBaratheon

    StannisBaratheon Been here awhile

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    After some additional reading I think I'm going to go with the 804/805 tires. People say that it almost acts like a paddle tire and is still decent on the road. I'm glad to hear they're easy to mount, it'll be my first tire install. I paid a shop to put on my 705's but it seems pretty straight forward.
  19. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Friday is looking good for a little ride in the Pine Barrens.
    Assunpink? Atsion? Wawa? Any of those starting places would work for me.
    10:00 a.m. would be a good starting time, after rush hour traffic dies down and it warms up a little.
    Who's in?
  20. O Captain My Captain

    O Captain My Captain Upsetting the apple cart

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    Some of my riding buddies and I have ridden many pine barrens miles with the Dunlop D606 rear and Pirelli Scorpion Pro front and have been very happy with this combo. For such a beefy knobby tire, the 606 is a great all around tire that performs really well in sand, rocks, mud and even rides pretty smooth on the street. Same for the Scorpion Pro front - very predictable in the sand and an overall great tire in all conditions. Bikes include DR650, DRZ400 and WR250R. I'm on a Beta now and run a different rear tire but still run the Pirelli Scorpion Pro up front.