2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

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2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:51 pm

The first NJ Pinelands ride of 2019 was a success.
We had 8 bikes show up...

ReCycled
MikeOnABike
JayBird
StageWex
Elod
Pharr
XtremeRon
Me

The day started with lots of water holes and dunking near the bogs...less than ideal choice on my part.
We didn't drown any bikes badly and we actually navigated some pretty deep water with no major issues.

Next we took things to a big sandy playground with some hills and berms. Everyone had a good time and there were some mild stucks.
I say mild because nobody needed a towstrap, just a good push/pull by hand and only one bike flipped on it's side.
Like I said, a good time.

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As the day went on we found some nicer trails, including one that went over an old dilapidated sluice.
Jay scrounged some wood from downstream and we supplemented it with some downed trees.
We pushed the first few bikes across and when it became evident it was going to hold, the last few got cocky and rode across.
No problems crossing.

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Later we found more sand and everyone did a great job keeping the momentum up and plowing through.
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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by jaybird » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:07 pm

I think we should start calling these get togethers "The Masochist Club" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:23 pm

We try to walk the fine line between "let's go for it, it's an adventure!" and "why the hell are we doing this again?"

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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by stagewex » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:25 am

Up there with one of the best rides I've had in the Pines on 2 or 3 wheels.
First of all who would have ever dreamed it would be so warm? When I left you guys early and got back to the parking lot and trailers it was Sunny and 52 degrees. Crazy on Jan. 6 in the Northeast. Made all the water obstacles a bit more fun knowing you weren't going to freeze the rest of the ride.

Really enjoyed the SandPit'Sandbox playground. Everybody was 8 years old again... too funny. That was a lot of fun and with just the right mix of 2 wheelers and later 4 wheel-drive trucks and Jeeps. I saved that location as a waypoint for the future. Certainly put the rigs to the test on those man-made dirt hills.

As always Thanks Rich, Dave & Jay for for putting it all together and looking out for all of us.

Enjoy: THIS IS THE VIDEO LINK BELOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-RSimOIli8
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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by stagewex » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:39 am

This:
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Certainly reminded me of this:
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Gene, maybe Jay can be you reality northeast representative?
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1995 BMW K75 (Elec Start)
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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:59 am

Very nice.
I enjoyed the pics & video.
I'd like to come up and join in on another JDH, perhaps with my 650 Patrol. No mud pits next time, though. 😉
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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by ReCycled » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:52 am

Thanks for posting the video.

Agreed, that was a good ride! Eight rigs was a good turn out for January.

There was a nice mix of challenges too. We had a few fairly deep water crossings. We had a team bridge building experience (Rich's photo is after we scavenged the wood to fill the holes). And we had a few spots that required both technique and nerve, like getting over that berm on our way back (you missed that one, Mike).

We had a couple of new riders that handled everything well and at the end of the day, everyone was still smiling.
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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by stagewex » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:29 am

Another (stretch) comparison:

This:
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And This:
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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:16 pm

stagewex wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:29 am
Another (stretch) comparison:
It takes teamwork and no man left behind!

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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:29 pm

Mike, I just saw the link to the video, missed it before.
Great video and editing, thanks for putting that together and sharing it.

At the 5:59 mark you see me (yellow helmet and jacket) and Xtreme Ron (orange jacket) in the background.
I had just righted my flipped bike. My girlfriend is in-between, counting her fingers and checking her limbs. It was her first Ural flip.
We were going in circles in the soft sand and I didn't have my weight shifted to the right peg, we caught soft sand and FLIP!

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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by Peter Pan » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:50 pm

Nice " Holy 3 Kings Day ride"....had my own as my 3rd shame ride in my life....on the back of a trailer towed by 4*4 = rig parted in two, final drive converted into jam.
You had the luck not to have to pass the night in the tub with rain and frog concert.

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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by stagewex » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:22 pm

Rich, I think Amanda got more of a Cardio workout and actually walked more of the Pines than we rode. At least in the beginning when we cruised the overflowing lake and the rigs essentially became Jetski's.

My Patrol was already so covered with street salt from the last few weeks of riding that the Pine Barren waterholes were actually good for it. Hose has been frozen at my house since so it'll stay crusty for awhile more.

Just got a PM asking if I was going to post a video and maybe folks don't know it's "UP" a couple posts?
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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by MikeonaBike » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:43 pm

Thanks for the video Mike! It was great to meet you and ride with you and thank you for editing out the part where I got stuck in the sand!
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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by stagewex » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:58 pm

MikeonaBike wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:43 pm
Thanks for the video Mike! It was great to meet you and ride with you and thank you for editing out the part where I got stuck in the sand!
HaHa, I tried to make it look as seamless as possible for you. You did a great job riding.
The Pines are so many different environments all built into one.
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2006 Yamaha TW200 (Elec & Kick Start)
1995 BMW K75 (Elec Start)
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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- A Song of Water and Sand

Post by xpatriot » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:04 pm

Great vid...see you guys in the woods soon!
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