AMA Dual Sport Rides

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by 12bridn, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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  2. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    Ben there, done that! Yes, they are a lot of fun. You have to check the route before you go. Some are dual sport- more towards street and fire roads, most are enough streets to connect you to the trails.

    They are not a competition, just a chance to ride some new trails and meet some new friends.
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  3. trailuser

    trailuser take the backroads

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    I had considered trying the ride out in Oregon last year. I ended up being conservative and rode to Wyoming, Colorado & Utah.

    I would like to ride one of these though!!
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  4. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    The Texas Terlingua ride is kick ass. My biggest dissapointment this last year, was not being able to make. :cry
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  5. RLK

    RLK KLR VFR

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    Do you have to be a member to ride these?
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  6. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    In order to ride an AMA sanctioned event you must be an AMA member. You can always fill out the form and join at the event.

    It's always a good idea to join the AMA as they are fighting for the rights of those who ride motorcycles. For the small fee you also get a little extra life insurance (I think it's around $10,000) if you are killed while on your bike, plus a subscription to their magazine that publishes some very good articles, and all of the events are lsted in there.

    http://www.ama-cycle.org/
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  7. racer

    racer Long timer

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    Yup, you need to be a member. Most DS rides I've been on have alternate routes available to match your riding skill and bike. Some route options, like the Alligator Dual Sport ride in Daytona during Bike Week offer serious sugar sand. You can usually ride around those sections. I've even seen two up on street bikes at the Alligator.
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  8. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    I am thinking of doing one next year, just to see if they can get me into places I can't get on my own. There is one, it looks like it is near columbus. I may try that one. Who's interested? :ear
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  9. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    I might be up for one but Columbus is a pretty good haul. Anything in Central/Northern Indiana & Illinois (Southern Wisconsin, too) would be better for me.


    Thanks for asking - Dave.
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  10. mlaotn

    mlaotn Slow Rider

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    That is the Stoney lonesome motor cycle club. I think it is in September. I tried to go two years agao , but something came up. let's plan on it this year.

    Mutineer, how about you?
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  11. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    I meant Columbus OH. Westerville, actually, but that was just the contacts address.

    I saw the Stony Lonesome deal. I was in Columbus IN this morning, making a delivery. Looks pretty flat out that way. Did see some long gravel stretches that need to be ridden. :nod I'm sure they have a bend or two, even in central IN.
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  12. funkydrum

    funkydrum Been here awhile

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    I rode the Stoney Lonesome event this fall and had a blast. There were plenty of street-legal dirtbikes but quite a few GS's, Triumph Tigers, and KLR's. Their were routes available to suit all riders. Very well organized with a nice lunch and some fun riders. I'll be back next year in addition to some other AMA DS events.

    Brown County with its twisties and increadible topography was fantastic !!

    BTW, the AMA membership makes sense when you see their collective results.
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  13. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    Sounds pretty good - now I gotta join the AMA.
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  14. Strombony

    Strombony Been here awhile

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    i've done the zaleski ohio, mcarthur ohio, and renfro valley dual sports.
    these are real fun events. make sure your bike has knobbies.
    i use my dr 350 for these events. they are usually about 100-125 miles
    a day, and you will be whipped by the end of the day.:thumb
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  15. funkydrum

    funkydrum Been here awhile

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    I've heard this before on this event. It's on my '05 ride calendar !!
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  16. motodirtlover

    motodirtlover Motodirtlover

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    The ride is not in COlumbus. The guys who run the club live in Columbus. The ride is in MacArthur, Ohio. It is a blast. I rode it this year. Bring your knobbies and gumption. These rides are normally "dirt" trail rides with links on the roads. I'll be riding all 3 of the Ohio AMA DS events if I can.
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