2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

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2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:05 pm

Don't let the gloomy weather get you down, Spring is coming soon and you know what that means! :boogie:
The JDH is the largest East Coast Ural event centered around off-roading.
Join us for a whole weekend of off-road riding fun and camaraderie around the campfire. :moto:

Whether you have 100km on the clock or you can replace a Ural clutch in your sleep, the JDH is always a good time for beginners and grizzled veterans alike.


WHEN

Friday May 15th to Sunday May 17th.
"But BinDer, why did you say 16th to 17th in the title?"
Because those are the official days but some folks like to arrive a day early.

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 Soviet Steeds or Ural/Russian motorcycle guys.
The owners are Rich and Joe and they are always great guys to deal with.
If you have questions, 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 ATV, UTV, dirt bike, etc.

This is great Uraling territory; mostly flat and sandy, occasional hills, few rocks, some mud and 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.
Spring 2019 we had a Neval Dnepr with street tires and open 2wd diff do the ride and it did amazing.
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 mods and equipment.


GENERAL ITINERARY
NOTE: As with most things Ural related, this seldom goes exactly to plan.
or Гла́дко бы́ло на бума́ге, да забы́ли про овра́ги. Sometimes literally.


Thursday night-
A few folks get there and hang out Thursday night, but not always.
This year I'm aiming to be there Thursday night, but it might be after dark.
We may or may not go grab dinner, we may do 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 from Thursday might ride to Lucille's or some other local place for breakfast that morning and trail ride back.
Most folks arrive at some point Friday day/night.
Activities center around setting up camp, jabbering 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. They take orders but the usual; coffee, 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 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, fried pickles, 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 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: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

Post by BigLarry » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:27 pm

Bummer. College graduation for son #1 is the same weekend.
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Re: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

Post by tubarick » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:04 pm

I'm going to try and make this one.
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Re: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:11 pm

Rick's going? Shoot, guess I'll have to try to show up, too.
- Chad

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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", Mid-Nineties Ural Tourist "The Heap", 1994 Honda VFR750F

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

Post by Penrod » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:17 pm

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Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:11 pm
Rick's going? Shoot, guess I'll have to try to show up, too.
Didn't this happen the last time you went?
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Re: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:31 pm

Didn't this happen the last time you went?
Yeah, but maybe it's Rick's turn this time. :P
- Chad

Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", Mid-Nineties Ural Tourist "The Heap", 1994 Honda VFR750F

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

Post by Penrod » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:45 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:31 pm
Didn't this happen the last time you went?
Yeah, but maybe it's Rick's turn this time.
:D
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Re: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

Post by xpatriot » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:45 pm

I have a yearly work obligation that falls on this middle weekend in May. Unable to attend again. :( :gahhh: :cry:
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Re: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

Post by Waffl6 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:45 pm

Can't make this. During my final exams.
No longer the youngest guy in the room, nor the youngest Ural owner on the East coast. Title lost to PeninsulaRider.

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Re: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:47 pm

Sorry Big Larry, Waffl6 and Xpatriot can't attend. Hope you can make the fall ride!
Nice Rick can make it, been a few years and always good to see you and that Iraqi rig!

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Re: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:48 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:31 pm
Didn't this happen the last time you went?
Yeah, but maybe it's Rick's turn this time. :P
He knows what mud is and how to avoid it...he's Army. :lol:

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Re: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:55 pm

Not all those that wander are lost...some are on a Devil Hunt!
In the spirit of trying to break our record attendance, I'll be hyping this event regularly.
I'm the DJ Khaled of Dirt!

At time of post 93 Days, 11 Hours...

General To-Do List
Order 307's or knobbies
Tell the S.O. you will be MIA that weekend or they can come, but you are going!
Put in at work for any time off needed
Grab a piece of paper, walk around bike, jot down needed maintenance/parts/upgrades
Find out who in your area is attending, get a trailer buddy or convoy going!

I am trying to come up with some trophy ideas, no guarantees there will be trophies at this time.
I will have a small momento for all that attend.

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Re: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

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Re: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:04 pm

I am trying to come up with some trophy ideas, no guarantees there will be trophies at this time.
I suggest that any trophies awarded should emit a cloud of corn starch baby powder for dramatic effect.

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Current rides:
2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", Mid-Nineties Ural Tourist "The Heap", 1994 Honda VFR750F

Previous rides:
2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: 2020 Spring Jersey Devil Hunt May 16th-17th

Post by stagewex » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:56 pm

Waiting to get my May production schedule but I have not missed any of the Spring Devil Hunts in years. Looking forward to it.
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