2019 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

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2019 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:44 pm

It's that time of year again :boogie:
Join us for a whole weekend of off-road riding fun and camaraderie around the campfire. :moto:
This is the largest East Coast Ural event centered around off-roading.
Whether you have 100km on the clock or you can replace a Ural clutch in your sleep, the Spring JDH is always a good time for beginners and grizzled veterans alike.


WHEN

Thursday May 16th to Sunday May 19th.
Since CRAP is May 3-5, you'll have plenty of recuperation time for those wishing to enjoy both.

WHERE

Turtle Run Campground located in Egg Harbor City, NJ.
GPS Address for Campsite is 3 Cedar Lane, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

Turtle Run is a private campground with a convenient grill for meals and a camp store.
They have flush toilets and hot showers.
Alcoholic beverages are allowed, so bring a cooler.
Ice and firewood are available at the office.
The cost for tent camping is $10 per person, per night.
Reservations are not needed for tent camping.
Just show up, pay at the office and stake out a spot.
We have the 'group' camping area sites T4, T5 and T6 with a nice big field to park bikes, non-camping trailers, cars, etc.

If tent camping is not your thing, Turtle Run has cozy Cabins and Trailers for rent as well as RV/trailer sites with hookups.
Please contact them directly for pricing and to reserve.

Just tell them you are with the Ural/Russian motorcycle guys.
The owners are Rich and Joe and they are always great guys to deal with.
It's their off-season right now, so just leave a message and they will get back to you.
609-965-5343
Turtle Run's Website

There are area hotels for those that don't "do" camping.
You will have to look at the area and find what suits your needs.
You are of course more than welcome to have breakfast or dinner with us or hang around the fire even if you don't camp or ride off-road.

RIDING

We will be riding within the 115,000 acre Wharton State Forest , which is just across the road from the campground. We usually end up in parts of Bass River State Forest as well.

General NJ Park Info HERE...

Our main activity is trail riding with some asphalt; all are public roads.
All vehicles MUST be registered and street legal.
It is a good idea to give your Ural a mechanical inspection to insure it is not only legal, but up for the rigors of a trail ride.
If you have a friend or family member who wants to tag along on a street-legal dual sport bike that's OK; they cannot bring a quad, UTV, dirt bike, etc.

This is great Uraling territory; mostly flat and sandy, occasional hills, few rocks and some water crossings.
Trails are just wide enough to fit a Ural and still be challenging.
The sand has enough slip to make it fun yet enough traction to get going (most of the time).
There's nothing too steep or scary off camber.
The usual stucks are in soft sand or getting hung up in a rut or mud.
There will be enough of us to push/pull you out.
We ride at a pace that keeps riders of all skill levels happy.
If that sounds boring just pick up the speed a bit or try going through that deep mud hole that everyone else bypassed. :twisted:

1wd or 2wd are both welcome. 2wd is NOT required.
A knobby or 307 pusher helps, especially on 1wd, but is not required.
We've had a Retro with a street tire do the ride before and there is a cT that is a regular attendee.
The JDH is an ideal opportunity for newer owners to get their feet wet (pun intended) off-roading while in the company of experienced riders who can offer advice on techniques and recommend equipment.


GENERAL ITINERARY

Thursday night-
A few folks get there and hang out Thursday night, but not always.
I'm going to be there Thursday night, this year I SWEAR it! :oops:
We may or may not go grab dinner, campfire etc.
Your best bet is to PM me and swap cell numbers as the time gets closer to find out what we will be doing.

Friday-
Folks who stayed over form Thursday might ride to Lucille's or some other place for breakfast that morning and trail ride back.
Most folks arrive at some point that day/night.
Activities center around setting up camp and some short trail rides, with occasional stopping back at camp to pick up new arrivals. We might grab lunch...or not.
We will do dinner at a local restaurant that night.
Sometimes we do a night ride on Great Bay Blvd. then relax around the campfire with a nice adult beverage.

Saturday-
This is the main day of off-roading.
We have coffee upon waking.
Ivan Grozney and UralDude brew up some nice stuff. Bring your mug!
Breakfast around 9ish at the Turtle Run Grill on site that serves up a breakfast buffet unlike any other. Eggs, bacon, toast, pork roll, etc.
The rally point is the field, ride leaves 9:30-ish.
We eat lunch trailside, so pack a sandwich, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, etc.
We ride until into the afternoon, exact length and time depending on conditions, then back to camp.
We take advantage of Turtle Run's Grill for monster cheesesteaks, burgers, hotdogs, etc. for dinner.
Then with bellies full we sit around the campfire soothing aching muscles, telling lies, exaggerating our off-road prowess and making memories.

Sunday- Most folks hang for the awesome Turtle Run Grill breakfast then start to break camp/head out. Occasionally a short morning dirt ride, and/or a quick ride out to the end of Turtle Creek Rd.


Gas

There is NOT gas close to camp or the trail entrance.
We do not get gas before Saturday's ride.
Fill your bike tank before arriving and a gas can is a plus.
We all carry some spare gas so you will probably be OK if you run out, but you don't want to start the ride on fumes.

Bernie's Service Center
5695 U.S. 9
New Gretna, NJ 08224

Citgo
5601 State Highway 9
Bass River, NJ 08087

We hope to see you there!

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Re: 2019 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by stagewex » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:11 pm

I think those dates all work for me taking off... whoo-hoo, bring on the Devil.
Are you really going to be showing up on Thursday night Rich?
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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 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by jlogan73 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:49 pm

Looking forward to it, did this in 2010, ready to test out the new rig!
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Re: 2019 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by stagewex » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:02 pm

TaigaMike will be coming Rich so put a check next to his name.
He texted me yesterday that he can read threads here but for some reason cannot post.
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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)

List what you "have", keep the others in your precious memory bank.

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Re: 2019 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:14 am

Yes, Mike(s) I'm going to be there Thursday night.
I'm taking Friday off and WFH Thursday.
I'm in the process of doing a total tear down of the bike with maintenance and upgrades; new clutch, new brake pedal linkage, twin shift levers, etc.

We always get a great turnout for the Spring JDH.

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Re: 2019 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:25 am

By my counting of the usual and likely suspects we have 9 already...

Stagewex
CannonManMarty
ReCycled
UralDude
JayBird
IvanGrozney
TaigaMike
jlogan73
Me

I know there are some new recruits from PA plus some of the semi-regulars so hopefully we can beat 14.

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Re: 2019 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by TRICH911 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:14 pm

Bike back up and running...so...
I'll be there!!!
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Re: 2019 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by Hedwig » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:02 pm

Hi All,
I plan on making the trip. Gonna try to get some of our comrades from CT to come as well. We will see
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Re: 2019 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by Pharr_nj » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:42 pm

MMRBQ is Saturday,so I will try to be at JDH while I’m not with Shinedown
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Re: 2019 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by jaybird » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:11 pm

Pharr_nj wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:42 pm
MMRBQ is Saturday,so I will try to be at JDH while I’m not with Shinedown
MMRBQ=WTF?

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Re: 2019 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:33 am

WMMR = Philly Rock Radio Legend 93.3fm
Their annual concert/festival is the MMRBQ.
Shinedown is a lame 2000's band appearing there.
Not a Ural event.

So the lineup so far is...

Confirmed
Stagewex
CannonManMarty
ReCycled
UralDude
JayBird
IvanGrozney
TaigaMike
jlogan73
Me
TRich911
Hedwig

Tentative
Pharr_nj

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Re: 2019 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by Uralhwy » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:07 am

Looking forward to it, I have 2016 Gear Up & ready to test it out in the field!
Please count me in, on Sat/Sun?
I'll be coming from S.I.-10308, no trailer, possibly thru G.S.P., unless I figure better & less exciting route.
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Thanks & enjoy riding.

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Re: 2019 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by stagewex » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:13 pm

Yeah, take GSP if you are riding all the way down. Civilized compared to I-95.
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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 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by Uralhwy » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:20 pm

I agree, GSP is more civilized and cheaper comparing to I-95.
Best bet, GSP it is.
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Re: 2019 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-19th

Post by BigLarry » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:47 pm

I am a "game time decision". I have a work meeting Wed-Fri that week. It is possible that my part will be done by day's end on Thursday, but I won't really know until that day. I have it on my calendar just in case I can make it.

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