unpaved roads in central/north jersey

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by andmoon, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. andmoon

    andmoon Long timer

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    I am new to dirt riding and know about the pine barrons but would like to venture off pavement on shorter rides during the week. Is there a map of roads that have yet to be paved in NJ or just across the border in PA? Anywhere new hope and north.
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  2. 71olds

    71olds Motorholic

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    Lots of roads in Bedminster that are not paved. if you see a horse stop & kill the motor till they pass.
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  3. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    it wont be long now, those rich folk will have a no motorcycle law enforced there.
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  4. andmoon

    andmoon Long timer

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    It's not the law is it? :huh
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  5. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    no, thats just common sense.
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  6. andmoon

    andmoon Long timer

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    Common sense to stop and kill the motor on a public road whenever you see a horse? :huh
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  7. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Yup, on those roads there anyway. If and when you ride them, I'm sure you'll see what I mean. Shutting down may not be necessary but stopping is.Common sense. Not that I have any love or allegiance to the horse crowd. I don't.
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  8. Truckin_Thumper

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    If I am on a gravel/dirt road, I stop and shut off the engine just for common courtesy. A spooked horse is no joke.
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  9. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    +1

    We have "Horse Enduros" here in the pines.

    MOST horse folks appreciate the courtesy.

    As with any diverse group, some are total a$$holes. YMMV
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  10. TomN

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    Hell I spooked a horse with a bicycle one time, you never know what they are going to do.
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  11. hilltownwalsh

    hilltownwalsh Ahhhhh, Bach!

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    I ride a DR650 and I used to have a louder aftermarket pipe on it. I was riding past a young girl on a horse near Lake Nockamixon and decided I would slow down as not to spook it. Well, the bike pulled a lean off throttle backfire as I rolled past and the horse reared up nearly throwing the girl. After making sure she was ok, I went right home and put the stock pipe back on. I don't want anyone getting hurt due to my extra 2-3 hp. Also, we're losing ground here in Upper Bucks because of loud pipes and carelessness. Respect and some compromise will go a long way.
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  12. TomN

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    You guys are killing me putting the Hammer Run on Halloween :cry

    Guess the schedule is packed.

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  13. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    Bring the youngins to the Hammer Run with their costumes.

    They'll get more sweets from a bunch of crusty riders than what they'd get from the mean old neighbors.
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  14. Z motorbike 96

    Z motorbike 96 n00b

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    andmoon,

    I just returned to riding after a five year rest.
    I'm interested in riding dirt roads in the Pine Barrons.
    My 96 DR650 is ready to go!

    About the road maps, go old school and buy some topographic maps of the area. I purchased Delorme topo of New Jersey.
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  15. andmoon

    andmoon Long timer

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    Not fair!

    You live right there. I have to do 90 mins. slab to get there. :bluduh
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  16. Z motorbike 96

    Z motorbike 96 n00b

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    Yes, Piney Land is out my back door.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    As a kid growing up in this area was lots of fun riding trails and dirt roads.
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    I’m up for a weekend rides, if theirs any takers.<o:p></o:p>
    I would like to stay on the unpaved roadways, not into getting a beating from the jersey devil.<o:p></o:p>
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  17. Fireball

    Fireball Ancient Astronaut Theorist

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    Check out Old Mine Road. Take the last exit on Rt80 going west before the Delaware River. That will put you on the OMR. Roughly 10 miles up you'll cross the Flat Brook - make sure you turn left. This will keep you on OMR. Soon the pavement will end.

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    You'll pass the Van Campen Inn, built in 1750 and visited by John Adams enroute to the Continental Congress as well as Generals Pulaski and Gates and their armies during the Revolution

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    One of my favorite roads!
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  18. rob23

    rob23 on the pipe

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    ride the TNJT, I mapped out just about every connecting "legal" dirt road in the state. North Jersey is pretty much all paved (some great paved twisties) and there are some real jems (gravel/dirt roads) between all the rubble (slab). The problem is you have to noodle around a lot to pick em up on a ride. Some consider this torture, I consider it fun. I think I worked out a good mix of tourture and fun in my latest file TNJT_v9, check it out for yourself. There are some good side trails out there if you keep an eye peeled.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=247636
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  19. Z motorbike 96

    Z motorbike 96 n00b

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    Thank you,
    Fireball & rob23

    :D
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  20. 93-610

    93-610 I'm a tard

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    +1 old mine rd - some good riding/exploring up in that corner of the state :thumb

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