Devil's Creek 2019

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by onebadscrambler, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. onebadscrambler

    onebadscrambler Been here awhile

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    Anyone else going? 1st time for me.
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  2. justBert

    justBert Been here awhile Supporter

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    I will be going for the 1st time. Looking forward to it and just hope its not too wet!
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  3. Flacrusher

    Flacrusher So Many Bikes... So Little time

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    My bro and I are taking the big bikes this time.
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  4. justBert

    justBert Been here awhile Supporter

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    What are the chances of success for an at best average rider on a BMW GS 1200 ADV? Are we talking mainly dirt roads or swamp single tracks?
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  5. DaveBeezy

    DaveBeezy Been here awhile

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    Doesn’t this ride have a lot of swamped out trails? Just asking, never been.
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  6. Flacrusher

    Flacrusher So Many Bikes... So Little time

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    I’ve rode the DS route last year on my 501. This year, I’m running the GSA. My understanding is that there is an adventure route that is big bike friendly. If not, I’ll get some exercise lifting the big pig...over and over again.
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  7. trekkerharry

    trekkerharry Adventurer

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    Not to bust your bubble:kboom, but the event sold out in less than twelve hours after registration opened. You need to develop a fast triggerfinger and have it on your mouse at all times.
    You can try to register on their site next year or get on the waiting list for this year...
    http://www.dixiedualsport.com/

    Best of luck!
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  8. Bearded Hooligan

    Bearded Hooligan Moto Addict

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    Im in riding the 950 Super Enduro on the dual sport ride.
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  9. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

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    Couple of us are riding 125's this year.... always a great time to ride & hang out with everyone... Wet ...wells it's a Swamp..Duh!
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  10. sweepea

    sweepea Been here awhile

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    How do you get on the waiting list; couldn't find the link/etc.
    Need 2 tickets if anyone can't go. I'll buy them from you full charge.
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  11. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

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    Go to Dixiedualsport.com ...there should be a link...
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  12. sweepea

    sweepea Been here awhile

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    I know there should be a link, but I'll be damned if I can find it. I PM-ed Swampy too; no response.
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  13. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    So, um, what would happen if someone just showed up, unregistered, for the ride?

    I'm not going this year, and I've only been once, a few years back, but other than maybe not getting food at the lunch stop or something or not getting the route chart ahead of time, why couldn't one just show up at the campground or start area and follow the group(s)?

    *not asking for anyone, really! :D

    Maybe I shouldn't even publicly bring it up...
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  14. onebadscrambler

    onebadscrambler Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a scheme to defraud to me.
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  15. sweepea

    sweepea Been here awhile

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    Technically, it's all public property, so you're allowed to be there. The hitch is that the group (Dixie Dual Sport (DDS)) has a permit for a certain number of riders. I'm sure the park ranger isn't counting bikes though. DDS reminds everyone to behave responsibly, so they can keep getting the permit every year. As long as you play by the rules, and don't try and get in the chow line for free, I don't see the harm.
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  16. onebadscrambler

    onebadscrambler Been here awhile

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    To attend without paying makes you no better than a thief.
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  17. cyclemanbill

    cyclemanbill Adventurer

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    Having ridden Devils Creek in past years I can assure you that people do crash the ride. They are the ones sneaking around with no event sticker on their bike.

    Since these woods are open to anyone who is street legal, why not get some friends together and go some other day.

    Swampy, has done more than anybody I know to help preserve this great riding area by promoting responsible D/S riding on this protected land.

    Although I don't ride the event anymore but I do ride Richloam almost every week.
    Bill...
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  18. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    Oh, I won't be crashing the event, and I agree with all re: Swampy and DDS being great ambassadors for the sport! Keep up the good work and have a great event!
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  19. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    Hmmm, not sure about that. I thought that while Devils Creek does go on all 'public' land (state parks, state or national lands, etc), it was NOT all land that would normally be open to motorcycle traffic (some sections would normally be, for example, 'hiking' or 'bicyling' only, not vehicles). Meaning, DDS gets a permit for X number of riders to traverse the 'special' land bits.

    If that indeed is the case, then I CAN see the issue with crashing the ride...

    I could see a government wonk type counting the bikes that pass through the 'special' bits, and come next year at permit-requesting-time, the wonk denies the permit at all, and said special bits remain off-limits...
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  20. onebadscrambler

    onebadscrambler Been here awhile

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    To take advantage of something that others pay for, well that's on you. If you consider me criticizing you for that, that's on you too.
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