Trans New Jersey Trail

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by rob23, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    I won't be doing the lower 1/3 or 1/2 as the sands too nuts for me and this bike
    But I will be doing the top half this weekend
    Will.keep ya posted
  2. rw4x4van

    rw4x4van East Coast Rider

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    dstutz...Did you convert from a .gdb file
  3. dstutz

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    Yeah, I based off TNJT_2007.gdb from the zip in the first post because it was the least noisy, made a new route over top the old, then converted to a track. There's still a couple shady sections because there aren't roads to snap to so I clicked points to make a track. I looked over the whole thing in google earth and it looks like the roads are there but I'm not saying it's perfect. @rob23, if you want me to take this off I will, just wanted to mainly help out brutalguy and I had just gone through this myself.
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  4. rw4x4van

    rw4x4van East Coast Rider

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    Thanks dstutz...

    I was part of Rob's layout team with Section 5 ..I haven't rode the route in years, but hope to get back there this fall
    I understand that allot of the trail has been developed of the years ...

    From the first "Shake Down" ride 7-7-07
    07 TNJAT 3 .JPG 07 TNJAT 7 .JPG Lake_27.jpg y1pY5oQ1QhHpnse13xrYcTiR5esSY7wLPoqLL5d1thtzwqpFa7Kdlk7LUxcA6C-2vzqZsGhmcbotUM.jpg
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  5. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    All I will say is thanks
    And boy did I underestimate time to completed
    Good thing I left super early
    I left from.longnisland at 6.30am
    Got on the TNJT somewhere just north of 195 @ 8.30am
    Got off near dingmans ferry bridge @6pm to head to.my pa campsite
    I did 400+ I'd say 200+ we're on the trail
    Tracks we're on the money
    I had on bridge out and a detour someplace else
    I was planning on 3-4 to do trail section I picked out, boy was that wrong
    I did stop to smell the roses and was really in no rush until the end
    Only to show up at my campsite and find it unlawfully occupied
    Had to divert back 25 miles to another spot and am now set up drinking by fire for night
    Awesome trail
    Would never have guessed this was NJ
    So awesome
    Thanks again
  6. MuckSavage

    MuckSavage A Piney Irregular

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    Are you continuing South tomorrow?
  7. Brutalguyracing

    Brutalguyracing Long timer

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    In PA now then heading to Centralia then back towards home
  8. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    Hi all, is the section north of Belvidere good riding? What's the ratio of offroad to paved roads?
    TIA
  9. Brutalguyracing

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    hard to say its been 5 days since i have done it but id say about 60/40 do it get out and ride it was really a beautiful ride
    long ride tho, id imagine id be a solid 2 days to complete and thats if you dont fall into quicksand in the lower half
  10. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    haha, already forgetting after 5 days, you sound like me.
    I'm putting together an adventure ride to raise some money for our club and I was considering incorporating a few miles of the northern TNJT into it.
  11. ryondrums

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    Wife and kids went to LBI so I decided to go separately a day later and hit some of the Jackson/Six Flags safari portion of the TNJT with my F800GSA. I rode from my home in Montclair to Jackson via the turnpike and hopped on the trail near the Jackson outlets. man that sand was INTENSE! Was my first time riding in sand EVER.

    Made it through having a huge respect for sand riding hahaha. Also did some serious washouts and 2’ deep puddles before getting caught in a rain storm. I’ll be doing the entire TNJT in September but I’m definitely bringing a buddy lol
  12. MuckSavage

    MuckSavage A Piney Irregular

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    Nicely done Ryan! Keep that front wheel light while in the sand!
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    Thanks man.....yea I need to. What speed are you generally attacking these sandy portions at? I want to keep the front wheel light and I know I need steady throttle to do it. I just don’t know how slow too slow is or how fast too fast is. I had visions of the heavy F800GS tracking into trees hahaha
  14. MuckSavage

    MuckSavage A Piney Irregular

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    Honestly, I’ve never ridden a beast like that in the Pines/Sand. My little DR350 is pretty easy to maneuver. Maybe conversation some of the big bike sand masters....DocGonzo, NJ Bill, etc
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    Yea I’ll hit those guys up for sure. Couldn’t wait to get off the sandy trail. But now I want to get back on and get better at it. I have to get used to that bike doing what it needs to track itself
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    MuckSavage A Piney Irregular

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    Grabbed from down in the "Pine Barrens Rides" forum....
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  17. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    I don't think a set speed is a good reference. I run an 89' TransAlp all through the pines and in the deepest sand I can find. Usually shift to second just before the deep stuff and run a high rpm to facilitate that steady throttle and power you were talking about. Keeps the power on and I shift my weight back and let the bike dance through the sand. What ever gear you use hit the sand at a higher rpm.
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  18. ryondrums

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    @rotorhead511 thanks man. Good to know. I left my bike in 2nd most of the time and it felt right. The rpm advice will help for sure! Can’t wait to get back at it

    Is every trail in the pines (Wharton) sand? Or are there any dirt/packed sand runs there?
  19. dstutz

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    There's definitely a variety. Wharton, in general, is more sandy. Brendan T Byrne is a little more hard packed but there's soft spots all over the place regardless. Not everywhere you go is like driving on the beach. Also as others have been saying it's sooooooo dry right now it's making the sand worse.
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  20. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Agree with dstutz. You will run into sand on every ride so you'll have to learn to embrace it. Some routes have less than others but its everywhere. Keep working it and you'll get better and it won't bother you as much.
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