2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

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2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:23 pm

What better way to give thanks than a day of Ural off-roading?
I'm happy to announce the Turkey Leftovers Ride (aka Black Saturday) will be November 28th, 2020.
With Thanksgiving so late this year, maybe we'll even see some snow.

Where
Wharton State Forest
Meet at the Atsion Ranger Station.

When
Saturday, November 28th.
Leave 9:30am-ish from the Atsion Ranger office parking area.
If you need to unload a bike or sort out your gear, get there earlier.

What
A day ride through Wharton State Forest and surrounding environs.
Lunch is your Thanksgiving Leftovers, sandwich, snacks and drinks you bring with you on the trail.
Mighty Joe's has gas and a deli, with good sandwiches.
You can grab fuel AND food there before you meet at the Rangers Station.
Bring food! It can get chilly at times and a good meal will help you stay warm.

Riding
All skill levels/rigs welcome.
A Ural/Dnepr is preferred but we've had two wheelers along.

All vehicles must be street legal. If your brother in-law wants to tag along on a dual sport bike that's OK; he cannot bring his quad.
Our main activity is trail riding. This is great Uraling territory, flat and sandy, no rocks and some water crossings.
If someone gets stuck, we all help push/pull each other out.
Either 1wd or 2wd will be fine.
A knobby or 307 pusher helps, but not required.
We've literally had a Retro with a street tire do the ride before.

This is a great opportunity for newer owners to get their feet wet (pun intended) off-roading.
This area is very Ural friendly.
Trails are just wide enough to make it seem adventurous.
The sand has just enough slip to make it fun and enough traction to get going (most of the time).
There's nothing too steep or scary off camber. If that sounds boring just pick up the speed a bit or skip the chicken bypasses and navigate one of the deep holes.

This is a "rain, snow or shine" ride, so dress appropriately.
Wear layers, including a windproof layer.
Nylon windbreakers and jogging pants in your layers will keep you warmer than thicker gear, as they stop the wind.
Monkeys should dress for snowmobiling, they are less active than riders and they can get cold in that metal tub.
Warm gloves, wool socks and waterproof boots go a long way in keeping riders and monkeys warm.
Spare layers, socks and gloves are a good idea if it is wet/extra cold.

Please come with most of a tank of gas, willingness to get your bike dirty, and pack a lunch, snacks and drinks, as we'll be in the woods for several hours.

General NJ Park information...

https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandfor ... arton.html

Gas
Gas up before you get to the Ranger Station, we hit the woods at 9:30-ish.

Mighty Joe's Gas Grill & Deli/ATM
1231 U.S. 206, Shamong, NJ

Gulf
90 N White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ

PM or post if you have any questions.
We plan to start 9:30am, but I know some out-of-state people expressed an interest in attending.
If you are coming, PM or text me and let me know and we can delay the start until you arrive.
We usually get back to the start by dark.
If you have to leave earlier, we can usually get you back to asphalt so you can peel off from the group.

Hope to see you there!

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Re: 2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by BigLarry » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:19 pm

Possible. Still "fixing" the damage from PA... But getting closer...
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Re: 2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by Peter Pan » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:17 pm

What a year gone and thanksgiving again? ...that is very bad on Turkey population. Who knows if I get a taste this year?
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Re: 2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:40 pm

BigLarry wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:19 pm
Possible. Still "fixing" the damage from PA... But getting closer...
I don't look at my bike as "fixed" or "broke."
I like to think that it's all just variations of "being" and some of those variations the bike works well and in others it doesn't.

(I can be philosophical right now because my bike is fixed and running well, ask me again when it's not. :lol: )

Hope to see you Larry if you can make it.
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Re: 2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by mtrdrms » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:04 pm

Oh man, I'd love to join. Ive done a lot of riding all over the country and southern NJ might be the best uraling anywhere.
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Re: 2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by tskorka » Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:36 pm

I am interested!! Anyone planning on camping that weekend?
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Re: 2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by ReCycled » Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:35 pm

I'll be there but it's just an hour from home so I hadn't considered showing up THAT early :)
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Re: 2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by stagewex » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:58 pm

I got my alternator back from Terry today so unless I really screw-up the re-install I should be there.
I'm going to check to see if any of those cabins by Atsion Lake are available for possible overnight. If not it'll just be a day ride.
Looking forward to it.

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Re: 2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:30 am

stagewex wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:58 pm
I got my alternator back from Terry today so unless I really screw-up the re-install I should be there.
I'm going to check to see if any of those cabins by Atsion Lake are available for possible overnight. If not it'll just be a day ride.
Looking forward to it.

mike wex/stagewex


Thanks Terry!
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Excerpted from the state website...

"All family tent and trailer campsites will close on December 15, 2020....Cabins, group cabins, shelters, lean-tos...and primitive group campsites remain closed until further notice."

So you should be able to camp at Atsion Family Campground, but no cabins.
There was one year that the State kept the cabins open until December and we talked about doing an overnight Turkey Run, but nobody was up for it.
They stopped the practice because it is too hard to keep the pipes from freezing at the cabins. I guess the marginal increase in rentals doesn't offset damage from frozen pipes.
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Re: 2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by TommyMT12-36 » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:30 am

I'm in for the day trip. If we're wrappin it up at dusk be back home 8ish.... 7:30ish at Ludicrous Speed!!!!
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Re: 2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:35 pm

This might be the biggest Turkey Ride in a few years...

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Maybe...
Big Larry
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If anyone is camping the night before, PM me, I might come down with refreshments, an armload of wood and hangout.
If the interest in camping is this strong next year, maybe we'll officially make it an overnighter.

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Re: 2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:58 pm

I checked out the campground reservation page out of curiosity.

The good news is there are spots open and a few other campers have already reserved, so if you camp you won't be alone.
The bad news is that it looks like they want a 2 night reservation online and because the offices are closed, online is the ONLY option.

https://www.njportal.com/DEP/NJOutdoors ... ationId=19

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Re: 2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by stagewex » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:55 pm

Nice info Rich, Thanks.

Unless you did already I was going to text Trich about this ride too. I think he was having trouble with his SS amount.
I know he and Sean love following Urals with their RE Himalayans. And he lives right in the area I think?
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2008 Vespa 150S (Elec & Kick Start)
2007 Ural Patrol (2WD, Elec & Kick Start)
2006 Honda "Big Ruckus" PS250 (Elec Start)
1991 Honda XR250L (Kick Start Only) *NOT running amok, out for Bottom & Top-End Rebuild.
1986 Yamaha BW200ES (Elec & Kick Start)

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Re: 2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by chumster » Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:54 pm

I am planning to attend.

Any interest in getting together for breakfast before the ride?
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Re: 2020 Turkey Leftovers Ride aka Black Saturday NJ Pines

Post by ReCycled » Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:26 pm

I don't think there's a breakfast option this year.

The place near the ranger's station closed and I don't think anyone has tried to re-open so the next option is more than a handful of miles in either direction. Throw in the complications of Covid on indoor dining this year...it will probably be Wawa for me :)
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