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    "Grey Saturday Ride in the Pines", Saturday 11/24/18

    Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday... what a bunch of frikken' media-hype & crap, programming us to be more like the lemmings we are, furthering our demise.

    To Ride is to Resist.

    We are meeting between 8:30 & 9:00am at the Silver Coin Diner, 20 South White Horse Pike in Hammonton, New Jersey. After a hearty breakfast we'll unload the bikes at the Atsion Ranger Office (closed now for the Winter) in Shamong. We will enter the woods there and hopefully exit there as well 6 to 8 hours later. Scotty/Jersey Jeeper has charted a nice GPS Track for us of 78 miles total with one fuel stop around halfway.

    Going to be pretty warm tomorrow with the possibility of rain. Perfect conditions.

    Scott/Jersey Jeeper: Husky 701 or Tw200?
    Me/mike wex: TW200
    Chris: xt225
    Al/Smitty Blackstone: TW200

    All our other regulars are doing some other weird thing called "hunting".
    Join us for what will be a lively informal day in the woods. The mild temps for this time of the year will make this a unique ride in late November.
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    Resist the lemming like shopping! Great plan. Ride off a few of yesterday's calories too.
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    I'll be on the 701. I added a bunch of single track to the track last night. If your coming have a reliable bike, 20 miles is a long way to walk in the pines. We will be deep in..

    Inagural tow straps for the first 4 attendees...

    We'll be riding some real nice stuff too (it won't all be treacherous)...

    Sample: My regular group.. slow and old riders..

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    We'll be doing some, well a lot of single track too. We found this last week and we'll ride it tommorow (this was the wide part) I can post the tight stuff but have Ted edited out of a 20 minute video yet. Yes you can ride a 350 pound bike with a 41 inch high seat and 33 inches bars through single track and almost keep up with 200 pound KTM's while being a 250 pound overweight rider. You just need to accept hitting a tree is always on the table..

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    Pix from yesterday loaded (the bike, not me) and ready to go just before dark.
    Every time I really spend the time to clean this thing I end up jumping in another water/sand hole. Probably best to just leave it be.

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    New ratchet tie-downs that I've noticed a few members are pretty happy with. More on those later.
    Also, going into the woods for the first time with a new accessory, the coveted "kick-starter:. More on that later too.

    It's 5:30am and I gotta get going, pick-up Smitty Blackstone (Al) and his bike.
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    When ya “ Go for a ride “ in Jersey. Ya dons’t takes no cellphones or gps. Got It ? And be sure to Spin The Tires so ja leave no tracks. Don’t ask why.

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    "Wow" & "Exhausted". Crazy great day of riding.
    I'll post some eye-exercises tomorrow. Gnite
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    2006 Yamaha TW200 (Elec & Kick Start)
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    5:00am: Got up.
    6:00am Bank & Gas Station
    6:30am: Picked up Smitty Blackstone (Al) and his bike.
    9:20am: met Chris (xt225) at the diner, shot down some bacon & eggs and went to the Atsion Ranger Station to meet JJ (Jersey Jeeper/Scotty)

    My off-road Russian sidecar riding friends were also doing their “Turkey Leftovers Rode” that day. They unloaded their rigs and stopped by our area to say hello. Then disappeared into the Blackhole that is The Pines. The rigs are Russian, they are not Mr. Mueller.

    JJ was our leader & navigator, Chris rode #2, Smitty #3 and I was tailgunner/camera-guy.

    Got warmer and the Sun had come out despite the ominous cloudy forecast. We took off at a nice pace. There had been no rain or moisture since a snowstorm last Thursday so the sand and mud was slightly hard packed, a positive boon to us. The deepest waterholes were low with the only concern being the slightly frozen edges that we’d be riding to avoid going into the holes. A kinda different type of riding but also a different time of year to be in these woods/jungle/etc.

    1st & 2nd casualty was Smitty’s rear rack case which apparently was not really rated for off-road and certainly not for the “Whoops” of the PB’s. And despite “thinking” I had secured my old HD raingear, tow rope and gloves they somehow freed themselves, never to be seen again. Oh well. We used the straps to secure what was left of Smitty’s case and powered on.

    A bit later we came upon the fabled Sugar Sand but too soon for Smitty. Went into a “Crazy Ivan” in front of me and his soft fall was inevitable. Not more than 10 minutes later I joined him on the ground. Perhaps the earlier fall was subliminal? We both got our Mojo back during the single-track events redeeming ourselves to JJ & Chris who both seemed impervious to gravity.

    On and on we went thru beautiful Pines, brush, cranberry bogs, frozen water holes and a few deeper un-frozen water holes. A “rush” of great riding and scenery.

    After 45 miles we left the woods and fueled up in Manchester. Took a quick break for coffee & drinks in the parking lot then dashed back into the woods. On the return we were riding not just against time and daylight but also the impending rain that should have already been happening. Somewhere around (I think) Chatsworth JJ took us back out of the woods. Assuming the Scoutmaster position he told us:
    If we rode back to the trucks and trailers right now it would be a 25 minute ride on the pavement.
    If we continued thru the woods and trails it was 2 more hours.

    With rain and nightfall imminent we chose the pavement. Even with no rain and in the middle of Summer the PB's is no place to be riding in the dark.

    That turned out to be a good choice. We loaded the bikes and just as we started to pull out of the Atsion parking field it of course started raining.

    Headed down the road to Pic-A-Lilli for Poppers, Chicken Tails (don't ask me, ask JJ) and the best tasting Guinness-on-tap. When we finished dinner it was raining pretty hard out and pitch black. This would have been the time we finished the ride had we continued the trails.

    One last item to take care of during dessert, Smitty Blackstone is currently the recipient of the “Traveling Lizard Award” so we all congratulate him for that.

    On the ride home the skies opened up to Biblical proportions. I just kept Smitty's bike on the trailer overnight and dropped it off a little while ago. Pretty much spent the day in a vegetable-state of goodness, comfortably numb.

    A perfect end to a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend topped off by an incredible ride with friends. What could be better?

    Enjoy 7+ minutes of our ride:

    Last edited by stagewex; 11-25-2018 at 06:40 PM.
    2008 Vespa 150"S" (Elec & Kick Start)
    2007 Ural Patrol (2WD, Elec & Kick Start)
    2006 Yamaha TW200 (Elec & Kick Start)
    1995 BMW K75 (Elec Start)
    1991 Honda XR250L (Kick Start Only)
    1986 Yamaha BW200ES (Elec & Kick Start)
    1969 BMW r60/2, US Model (Kick Start Only)

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    Great video Mike (as usual!), the ending where you had those two hot waitresses surprise Al with the trophy was awesome..!

    Just one question.., why did you edit out the part where I jumped the shark? (Err.. I mean railroad tracks?) lol

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    We we really had a great ride, there was so much fun stuff (much more fun than a video can portray), I have video too but it will be a bit until I can edit it.

    Guys I appreciate that you make the long ride here so we can ride the pines.

    Al, thanks for dinner man! And all the Guinness!
    Last edited by JerseyJeeper; 11-25-2018 at 06:24 PM.
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    I need to add, Mike, you're a great copy writer too. Nice ride report
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