2019 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

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2019 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:01 pm

Who's up for the first ride in the Pine Barrens of 2019? :moto: :party:

Where
Meet at the Pakim Pond parking lot off Coopers Rd. See link below for map.

Pakim Pond

When
UPDATE: MOVED TO Sunday January 6th! Due to expected rain.
Leave at 10:00am from the Pakim Pond parking area.
If you need to unload a bike or sort out your gear, get there earlier.

What
A day ride through Brendan Byrne State Park.
Lunch is your sandwich, snacks and drinks you bring with you on the trail.
There is a Wawa and gas station near Rt. 70 and 72, gas up and get grub before you arrive at Pakim pond.
Bring food! It can get chilly at times and a good meal will help you stay warm.

Wawa

Riding
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 you get stuck there will be enough of us around to push/pull you out.
1wd or 2wd will be fine and a willingness to push a stuck bike would be nice.
Knobby or 307 pusher helps, but not required. We've had a Retro with a street tire do the ride before.

A Ural/Dnepr is preferred but we've had two wheelers along 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 try to navigate a deep hole.

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.

All skill levels/rigs welcome.
This area is generally very dry, little to no water on the trails and no water crossings.
Gas/food is available at the Wawa Rt. 70 and 72, Woodland Twp. about 2 miles away. Please gas up/get food before you arrive.

PM or post of you have questions.

Hope to see you there!

Dress warm, brings lots of layers and pray for snow! :naughty:
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Re: 2018 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by greywolf138 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:34 pm

Sounds like a winner. I love riding with this group, not sure if they like having a NUB like me along but I do enjoy the group
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Re: 2018 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:44 pm

greywolf138 wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Sounds like a winner. I love riding with this group, not sure if they like having a NUB like me along but I do enjoy the group
Haha, we love having you around! :clap:
It makes us all feel much younger! :lol:
It is a great ride, this area is usually much drier (being higher above the water table) than the area you rode in last time.

If we get snow, it is almost an other-worldly experience.

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Re: 2018 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by stagewex » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:29 am

Duly noted and looking forward to it.
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Save the snow prayers for anytime but the day of. Tough towing the beast 105 miles.
If that happens I might have to come down the day before.

Been awhile since I had true Whitewalls on her:
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Re: 2018 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by Pharr_nj » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:50 pm

I’m in, just met you guys in fall JDH, couldn’t help but join the fun.
Let’s get dirty
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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:37 am

Ideally you want the snow to come Thursday night or Friday morning so it is clear by Saturday.

Like this epic ride...

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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by stagewex » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:30 am

Rich, do you know if those little cabins by Pakim Pond are rentable this time of year? I know unfortunately the ones by Atsion are closed for the season.

I might be coming down the day before and it would be nice to have an HQ right where we are meeting and leaving from. Certainly just for changing out of wet boots and shoes if that happens to occur.
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Current Herd all running amok:
2019 Honda CRF450L (Elec Start)
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: 2019 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:13 pm

So hope everyone had a great holiday and has all of the farkles they got for Christmas bolted on!
My flashy extravagance is a new Taiwan-sourced starter that I hope corrects my hard cranking woes.

As for Wex's question above, I have no idea, but if I had to hazard a guess, I'd say no.
The Park Service attempted to rent the Atsion cabins through the winter one season, but it was a failed experiment as they couldn't keep plumbing from freezing.
I think regular campsites are open year-round now so if you have an enclosed trailer and a source of heat you can camp comfortably.

We should have 5-6 bikes...

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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by stagewex » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:56 pm

Here's what I found out about those cabins. Brendan T. Byrne much different than Wharton State Forest. The cabins in BTB at Pakim Pond are indeed available for rent during the Winter. Problem is someone or some people reserved and rented all of them for the entire Winter already.

But... the three (3) new what they call Dry Shelters are available. Each has a wood burning stove but no running water. All are a little 5 or less minute walk from the public restrooms. Just past the parking lot. The Ranger office said there are no flush toilets in them even though it's listed. They said not many people are jumping at the chance to camp or use the shelters in January so last minute reservations are ok.

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I was looking at #3 because according to the video posted below it's the closest to the restrooms:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5h2emxXpeM

Catch is you have to reserve/rent them for 2 nights. I was just looking for a place to change, relax, have a couple sarsaparilla's, maybe get warm before and after the ride. I'll have to think about it.

This is all right by the parking lot where we are meeting.
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Current Herd all running amok:
2019 Honda CRF450L (Elec Start)
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: 2019 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by jaybird » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:22 pm

stagewex wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:56 pm
Here's what I found out about those cabins. Brendan T. Byrne much different than Wharton State Forest. The cabins in BTB at Pakim Pond are indeed available for rent during the Winter. Problem is someone or some people reserved and rented all of them for the entire Winter already.

But... the three (3) new what they call Dry Shelters are available. Each has a wood burning stove but no running water. All are a little 5 or less minute walk from the public restrooms. Just past the parking lot. The Ranger office said there are no flush toilets in them even though it's listed. They said not many people are jumping at the chance to camp or use the shelters in January so last minute reservations are ok.


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I was looking at #3 because according to the video posted below it's the closest to the restrooms:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5h2emxXpeM

Catch is you have to reserve/rent them for 2 nights. I was just looking for a place to change, relax, have a couple sarsaparilla's, maybe get warm before and after the ride. I'll have to think about it.

This is all right by the parking lot where we are meeting.
You're welcome to stop by my farm on the way in for a Sarsaparilla and as much free firewood as you'd like, I'm only 15 Minutes from Pakim Pond and I'm living up here now. You can camp here too if you want, but there"s only an outhouse and electric, no showers. I only have running water in my office, everything else is winterized, I'm using bottled water in my bus and doing laundry/showering down at one of the houses we're selling. If I make it through this winter I'll have full amenities up here next winter. Call me on my Cell phone if you want to.
That's open to any of the other riders as well, just PM me for my Cell number if you don't already have it.

Happy trails,
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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by stagewex » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:17 pm

Thank-you Jay. Very kind. I'm not going to camp, though... it kinda sounds that way to me as I read it all back.

Are you living in the bus for the Winter or are there other houses on your property? I'd love to check it out before or after our ride.

9 days away but I'm getting "Sunny and 42 degrees" on my smart phone which usually isn't that smart.
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Current Herd all running amok:
2019 Honda CRF450L (Elec Start)
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: 2019 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by jaybird » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:46 pm

stagewex wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:17 pm
Thank-you Jay. Very kind. I'm not going to camp, though... it kinda sounds that way to me as I read it all back.

Are you living in the bus for the Winter or are there other houses on your property? I'd love to check it out before or after our ride.

9 days away but I'm getting "Sunny and 42 degrees" on my smart phone which usually isn't that smart.
Yes, I'm living in the "Big Bird" now, and I do have "Houses" here, and a couple more loaded on wheels waiting for a break in the bridge construction to bring them in.
You're welcome to stop by anytime, that weekend or another time, bring a motorcycle, I don't need much of an excuse to go for a ride.

Short of snow, the weather is looking good so far.

Happy trails,
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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by TRICH911 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:54 am

Looking like I can make it out.. see you all there!
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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by XtremeRon » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:39 pm

I'm going to make this one! Can't wait! :boogie:
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Re: 2019 New Year's Ride- Brendan Byrne State Forest

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:26 pm

I put on a new starter and it's cranking really strong now.
I'm going to play with timing, synch carbs and I guess I better get some brake lights working. ;)

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