2021 HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST RIDE (IN)

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by RoadDad, Jul 12, 2021.

  1. zamboni9

    zamboni9 Long timer

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    Yup. It’s a dual sport and separate adventure rides. It’s not a harescramble course.
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  2. (Pee Wee)

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  3. jtclark13

    jtclark13 Long timer Supporter

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    I’m confirmed for Bobcat 25. Not sure if I’ll be riding, but I’ll be there for the evening festivities!
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  4. Carny

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    late to the thread, and new to this ride... so what's a good time to slide in with some folks riding out of the campground on Sat morning?
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  5. Wire Fox

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    If I recall correctly, most the rides I went to had people departing around 9 AM. People are usually a little slower to get going during these autumn and winter rides because there's a little less incentive to "beat the heat." If you got to camp around 8, you'd probably find plenty of people milling around and would have time to settle in with a group and ensure you're ready to follow along behind them as they were preparing to take off. (It's typical that people will break off and ride in groups of 3-7 like-minded/skill-matched riders.) It's been a little while since I've been to an HNF ride, so if I sound a little off, someone else feel free to correct the timing I listed in this post.
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  6. Old 179

    Old 179 Been here awhile

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    There are a few that head out early that requires their bike lights on if that is your cup of tea!
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  7. Oldrdude

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    Getting close! Will there be routes posted?
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  8. HippyJoe1

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  9. RoadDad

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    Tracks are now in post #1
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  10. Old 179

    Old 179 Been here awhile

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    Good Morning RoadDad.

    Have the tracks downloaded to Basecamp. There are 300+ waypoints (looks to be for turn points?) that were color coded to represent the 4 individual tracks. Beings the 4 tracks are color coded, I am currently going thru and taking out those as not to clutter up my waypoint manager. I know you use Mapsource which operates a little different to Basecamp which may be the reason for these waypoints???

    Here is Sat Am clean and Sat Pm in green yet. Looking forward to the ride!

    Old 179
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  11. RoadDad

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    Good point George ---I'll add a track that doesn't have all the waypoints. It will only have waypoints for gas stations, food and such
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  12. Old 179

    Old 179 Been here awhile

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    Another question @RoadDad. There is 4-6 spots where there is couple hundred feet double back on a road. Is there something to see at that end, or is this where you tie together partial tracks together to make the larger track? Example: Sat PM west of Worthington. CR W650 & CR N400W.

    Thanks!
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  13. Wire Fox

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    Those are the traditional 'chicken' sections where the timid and brave are determined as dozens of riders go head-on at each other and we see who yields and who crashes.
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  14. RoadDad

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    Yeh, Wire Fox, you have my story and I'm stickin to it. But to calm Old179 George down I reviewed the tracks and eliminated those double backs. They were just places where I blew past a turn in my haste to get the final tracks run. I have replaced the tracks with this clean version as of Sunday 10/03/21.
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  15. Old 179

    Old 179 Been here awhile

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    Thanks Jerry, I will be able to sleep tonight! :bore I thought blowing thru turns was just for us rookies??????
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  16. RoadDad

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    Inmates learn to not follow me too closely as I tend to make panic stops after missing a turn. I forgot that lesson myself at Moab last week and I hit Zack Bridtow's rear tire and fell over in the middle of the street. I'm sure it was amusing to all the tourists. There I was, in the middle of an intersection, foot jammed under the Wr and unable to move. Zack was quick to lift the bike off and we were on our way---lesson learned
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  17. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    The tracks look great. Lost of great roads and stuff to see. I will ride them, just not on the ride weekend. Hopefully soon.
    My brother and I will be in TN that weekend riding dirt bikes.
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  18. Justarida

    Justarida Genius At Large

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    Tracks look absolutely befitting for the wanderlust loving knights and knaves of the spoked wheel.
    Ta, O Father of the Road!
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  19. Loose Nut

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    well said!

    and Yeeeehaaaaw!
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  20. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    I loaded the tracks into my phone to view.

    Thinking of coming over for a day ride. Is the Saturday loop the Southern loop or the Northern loop?
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