Pine Barrens rides (please read first post)

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

  1. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Was a nice day for a little 70 mile ride in the 100 acre wood. Not much sunshine, but decent temperatures, and the road conditions were great. A little riding, a little "tagging".....
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  2. KIM750

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    Looks like a great day. I’ve never been to the Pine Barrens. Hoping to get there this fall.
  3. StannisBaratheon

    StannisBaratheon Been here awhile

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    Haven't been out in months but hoping to get out Saturday morning in the Atsion area if anyone else wants to meet up.
  4. motoben

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    I'm hoping to get out Saturday morning too! I'd be happy to meet up, but I have little off road experience and would very likely slow you down quite a bit.
  5. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Time and place? I'll try and make it. Can you wait till 10 to let it warm up a little?
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    StannisBaratheon Been here awhile

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    I think I've been out maybe twice this year so don't worry about slowing anyone down.

    @docgonzo How about 10 at Atsion ranger station? Should be in the mid 60's by then. I was thinking of working my way down to Batsto, then Bass River South, up to Penn State, and back west to the ranger station. But I'm open to anything, just eager to get out and ride.
  7. motoben

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    In that case, I may try to meet up with y'all. If I'm not there at 10, don't feel any need to wait. And I figure if I do end up slowing you down I won't be offended if you opt to bail out.
  8. StannisBaratheon

    StannisBaratheon Been here awhile

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    What are you riding? I’ll be on a wr250r
  9. motoben

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  10. BigBluKlr

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    Yay - KLR in the woods
  11. motoben

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    Now if I can just make it back out of the woods...
  12. docgonzo

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    KSU at 10 works for me at Atsion. See you there.
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    Sounds good!
  14. docgonzo

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    Great little ride today with Stan and Ben. We ended up starting on the West side of 206 to avoid the jeep caravan, but then wandered past apple pie hill and up through Brendon Byrne. 130 miles total in the 100 acre wood. Ben was amazing since he doesn't have much sand experience, and had 50/50 tires on his KLR. He was right on my tail in the whoops, which we did a fair amount of. Atsion was pretty busy with the jeeps and the State Police Canine halloween party. A few pictures:
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    Was lucky that the canines, sniffing around my car, only found dirty socks!:-)
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  15. docgonzo

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    By the way, hanging out in the Pine Barrens can make your chromosomes younger! Recent research shows that your telomeres get a little longer with relaxation and the quiet of the woods. No wonder I always feel better after a ride down there. A ride in the 100 acre wood is like meditation! Maybe Carranza was searching for the fountain of youth when he crashed!

    "A study was recently done that showed evidence of telomeres lengthening up to 10% in people who spent time exercising outside. Telomeres are the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that affect how quickly cells age, so the longer they are, the longer we live."
    https://mainehuts.org/discover/blog/3-incredible-ways-hiking-will-change-your-life
  16. mentolio

    mentolio King of the island of unwanted toys...

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    So I can tell my wife and work that the doctor has prescribed regular woods rides for my health? Send me a script!
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    Will work for me next Saturday, 5 hour ride. Doctors orders.
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    Thanks @docgonzo and @StannisBaratheon for letting me tag along on Saturday (and for waiting/helping whenever I dropped the KLR)! It was definitely the most offroad riding I've ever done and I had a blast. I see a small dual sport with knobbies in my future for sure.
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    Next weekend after a 6 year hiatus ill be back in the fold!! I'm so excited
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    What happened that you couldn’t ride in six years