2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

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2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:12 pm

NJ cases have been low and holding a flat line.
Campgrounds and state parks are open.
So I'm happy to announce that we're going ahead with the 2020 Fall JDH!

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 September 25th to Sunday September 27th.
Note that some folks show up Thursday night and that's OK too. ;)

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 keep in mind that due to COVID, availability of spaces may be limited.
Contact Turtle Run 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 USUALLY do dinner at a local restaurant that night.
COVID may impact that.
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

COVID-19

As motorcyclists we all manage risk every time we ride.
COVID-19 presents some additional challenges.

Just as we would no sooner risk anyone's safety on a trail with risky behavior, we don't want to risk anyone's health either.
We will follow all NJ COVID rules and guidelines during this event.
Remember the rules are to protect everyone and aren't voluntary.

Indoor gatherings must be limited to 100 people or 25% of a room's capacity -- whichever number is lower.
All attendees at indoor gatherings must wear face coverings and stay six feet apart.
Outdoor gatherings must be limited to 500 people and social distancing must be practiced.
(I think we'll be OK on the size limits. :lol: )

Also, if Turtle Run imposes any location specific rules, attendees must abide by them as well.

When we stop on the trails we will keep to social distancing.
Everyone wants to help when a bike gets stuck or needs assistance; we appreciate that and it's the core of why this ride is always so much fun.
For this ride, we ask that only the needed number of people to solve the issue gather to resolve things.
The rest of you can shout helpful things like "check the blinker fluid" or "Ken's bike always does that" from a distance.

Everyone should bring a supply of masks for the weekend and everyone should have a mask on them at all times, as we never are sure when or where exactly we will be heading. (Stopping at convenience stores, ranger stations, restaurants, for bathroom breaks, gas, food, etc.)
Masks aren't required for actual riding, but if you will be helping someone who has an issue or we have to huddle up to unstuck a bike, masks should be worn.

Please consider the following before attending:

You aren't feeling well...
You are running a fever...
You have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or have tested positive...
You can't wear a mask or adhere to social distancing...

If any of these apply, consider joining us on a future ride instead.


That said, I really hope to see you there!

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Re: 2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by jaybird » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:31 pm

Good thing I gave you that Sheriff badge, Rich.
It'll be tough to be the "Enforcer" if you keep trying to hug everyone :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:04 pm

I usually don't start hugging people until I've had a few drinks, I'll try to minimize that. ;)

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Re: 2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by jaybird » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:08 pm

BinDerSmokDat wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:04 pm
I usually don't start hugging people until I've had a few drinks, I'll try to minimize that. ;)
Wearing a mask the whole time should greatly curtail the drinking. :lol:

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Re: 2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by Lokiboy » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:39 pm

I plan to be there. Hopefully, this year I’ll stay on the trail


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Re: 2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:26 pm

I'd REALLY like to bring my 650 Patrol up there for this, but I don't know if I'll have the engine rebuilt and everything back together by then. We shall see.

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Re: 2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by Lokiboy » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:28 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:26 pm
I'd REALLY like to bring my 650 Patrol up there for this, but I don't know if I'll have the engine rebuilt and everything back together by then. We shall see.

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See.
Bring the Mobile Chernobyl, she probably needs a new mud bath
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Re: 2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:25 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:26 pm
I'd REALLY like to bring my 650 Patrol up there for this, but I don't know if I'll have the engine rebuilt and everything back together by then.
Some of the guys say that 650's are nice motors for this kind of riding, they supposedly rev up a little faster. :moto:
Lokiboy wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:39 pm
I plan to be there. Hopefully, this year I’ll stay on the trail...
Or not. Sometimes the best stories are when things go wrong. :gahhh:

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Re: 2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:45 am

Yeah, I've gotten a lot of mileage out of my mud hole experience.

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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

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Re: 2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by Penrod » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:47 am

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Re: 2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by stagewex » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:38 am

Sounds good.
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Re: 2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by Waffl6 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:20 pm

I plan to be there again
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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Past bikes: 1994 Katana 600

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Re: 2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by TRICH911 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:18 pm

I will be there but on 2 wheels. Lost my Ural and a Harley in last years flood:(
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Re: 2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by Pharr_nj » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:22 am

I’ll be there, maybe with a monkey in tow
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Re: 2020 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt Sept. 25th-27th

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:44 am

This is shaping up to be a good sized group, especially for a Fall ride.

So here is the lineup so far...

ReCycled
Waffl6
TRICH911
Pharr
StageWex
Me
UralDude
CanonManMarty
JayBird
LokiBoy
IvanGrozney

Let me know if I missed anyone.

I have already started the trophies...

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