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View Poll Results: What type of riding do you plan on doing this year?
Dual Sport - as much dirt roads and trails as I can squeeze in 24 64.86%
Street Only - as many miles of curvy smiles as I can find 5 13.51%
Mixed - hey, why limit myself to just one thing? 8 21.62%
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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Beyond Epic 2011 poll

For those of you that are definitely attending this year, we are curious as to what kind of riding you are planning on doing. I know a few were thinking of bringing off road only bikes and hitting an off road park one day, but I'm not trying to capture that info. Just DS, street and mixed.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:29 AM   #2
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The most dirt we can find!!
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:50 AM   #3
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all the dirt, all the time
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:49 PM   #4
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:36 PM   #5
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Well, since the knobbies didn't come in for the Wing, and my wife is riding with me, I'll have to stay mostly on pavement. My KLR is jealous though!
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:50 PM   #6
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KTM and WR 250 R no like the street

Looks like dirt will be my choice!!
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:14 PM   #7
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Re: Beyond Epic 2011 poll

Looking at doing three alternative routes after hearing how spectacular I was told they were:

Huckleberry Mountain,
http://prdp2fs.ess.usda.gov/Internet...sm8_042779.pdf

Mocassin Gap,
http://prdp2fs.ess.usda.gov/Internet...sm8_042857.pdf

and Mill Creek
http://prdp2fs.ess.usda.gov/Internet...sm8_042797.pdf

"The Ozark National Forest offers three spectacular multiple use trails - the Moccasin Gap Horse Trail, the Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail, and Mill Creek Trail. Although the first two trails were designed primarily for horseback riding, all three trails are also open to hiking, mountain bike riding, and off-highway vehicles (OHVs). "

Anyone else game to try them out?
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:46 PM   #8
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I'm more interested in riding the dirt routes outlined in the guide. Those OHV riding areas are fun but exploring the forest roads is more what this ride is about.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:32 PM   #9
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haven't got the guide yet, but I am looking forward to it!
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:36 PM   #10
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I voted Rusty. I used the one that most fit my intention. But you need a column for the "How fur can I git up n them ther hills!" Only time I want to see pavement, I will be walking out of the Oark Store with a belly full of food.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:27 PM   #11
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Looking at doing three alternative routes after hearing how spectacular I was told they were:

Huckleberry Mountain,
http://prdp2fs.ess.usda.gov/Internet...sm8_042779.pdf

Mocassin Gap,
http://prdp2fs.ess.usda.gov/Internet...sm8_042857.pdf

and Mill Creek
http://prdp2fs.ess.usda.gov/Internet...sm8_042797.pdf

"The Ozark National Forest offers three spectacular multiple use trails - the Moccasin Gap Horse Trail, the Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail, and Mill Creek Trail. Although the first two trails were designed primarily for horseback riding, all three trails are also open to hiking, mountain bike riding, and off-highway vehicles (OHVs). "

Anyone else game to try them out?
I like options ! I'll be on the GG 450.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:23 PM   #12
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Dirt and water!!
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:40 PM   #13
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4 days of dirt.
I will come back for the street during the fall color tour!
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4 days of dirt.
I will come back for the street during the fall color tour!
Both, boss!!
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Re: Beyond Epic 2011 poll

My dirt bike has slicks so I'm canyon carving! I might venture off on a nice trail if the opportunity presents itself but it would have to be E-A-S-Y.....
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Re: Beyond Epic 2011 poll

roads to get there
roads there
roads to get back

no dirt
no trailer
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roads to get there
roads there
roads to get back

no dirt
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That' what I'm talkin' about!
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Re: Beyond Epic 2011 poll

I'm bringing the 1200GS and the KLR 650. I am thinking one day for the KLR and one for the GS. I might be convinced to lead a street ride one of the days. However, be warned that it will be a long ride (prob 400+ miles). I have a lot of favorite roads to hit. I know 400 miles may not sound like a lot to some folks, but when it is mostly twisty roads where you have to concentrate all day, many people start to fatigue and make mistakes later in the day, especially if it is hot. Of course, I may just ride the KLR both days. I'll just have to see what mood I am in when I wake up...
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... 400 miles may not sound like a lot to some folks, but when it is mostly twisty roads where you have to concentrate all day, many people start to fatigue and make mistakes later in the day, especially if it is hot....
Oh yeah, 400 miles of pig trail, etc., especially at a spirited pace, is a LOT.

My plans are to bring the '07 KLX250, along with my limited skills, for our 1st attempt at more than 1/2 day dual sport ride. I suspect I will be looking for the John Murphy group unless I just find another destination that just need to visit. I like the idea of stopping for coffee and/or ice tea when appropriate.
John plans to trailer/ride up with me, also with the idea of "lighter" dirt roads.
And Jena & Mary plan to ride A&M Railroad passenger train on Saturday.
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I'm bringing the 1200GS and the KLR 650. I am thinking one day for the KLR and one for the GS. I might be convinced to lead a street ride one of the days. However, be warned that it will be a long ride (prob 400+ miles). I have a lot of favorite roads to hit. I know 400 miles may not sound like a lot to some folks, but when it is mostly twisty roads where you have to concentrate all day, many people start to fatigue and make mistakes later in the day, especially if it is hot. Of course, I may just ride the KLR both days. I'll just have to see what mood I am in when I wake up...


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