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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone riding dirt this weekend?

I'm thinking of riding on Saturday. Is anyone riding?

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might get something going at fvor saturday
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Prob dyracuse in wisconsin sat

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might get something going at fvor saturday
I will go to FVOR. Let me know.
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looks like we are on for sat at fvor
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looks like we are on for sat at fvor
What about Joliet? Have you heard if it is flooded or not? It takes 30-45 minutes off my drive. If not, I will do FVOR and get there around 10:30 and ride until about 2.

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i would go to J as its half the drive for me, but friends going plus a kid or 2 make fvor a necessity , i'll do joliet anytime its just me
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Ok, Im going to pass in FVOR and probably do Joliet. Catch you next time.

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Wow that's far. Probably an overnight trip minimum...

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Wow that's far. Probably an overnight trip minimum...
Not for me - just a tic over 3 hrs. Very do able
I need to get back up there.

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Not for me - just a tic over 3 hrs. Very do able
I need to get back up there.

Hows it looking up there?
It was good! 2 and a half hour drive for me. Some ok trails and lots of sand. Definately need to explore that place more

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With all the rain, was it more mud than dirt?

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With all the rain, was it more mud than dirt?
Dyracuse dries out in about 13 minutes

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Does no one ride Rocky Glen anymore? - I always liked that back Section and the 'AX' track up front was just insane - Their little trail section was fun to chase each other thru as well

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never went there, if I go that far I go to KI, is it still open? never hear much about that place
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never went there, if I go that far I go to KI, is it still open? never hear much about that place
I dont remember it being that Far? - Equalz and I would make it in an hour if memory serves and I always liked it there

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whats up with the new track
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whats up with the new track
They change the back layout all the time - The front track (next to the kiddie track) is straight up SX slash AX with tight turns and sizable jumps - It was wild to just roll it

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Rocky Glen is still open. Maintenance on the tracks is weak. It is a last resort for me.

I'm debating on either Byron or FVOR on Saturday.

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Rocky Glen is still open. Maintenance on the tracks is weak. It is a last resort for me.

I'm debating on either Byron or FVOR on Saturday.
The back can be sandy but I always enjoyed it more than FVOR - KI and Byron are in a different leauge all together - I put RG .5 of a notch above FVOR for nothing but the back track and its jumps - The so called trails are much easier than FVOR too but the track is 3X the size

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at least fvor maintains their track and sometimes even waters it, as small as it is it is very technical, to try to go fast there is not easy
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at least fvor maintains their track and sometimes even waters it, as small as it is it is very technical, to try to go fast there is not easy
You want technical? - Got to the SX track up front along the road at RG buddy, all you can handle

RG takes okay care of the back track - Rode it a few times and never had an issue really - Quite a few table tops and doubles - Flat corners and banked along with an Elevation change - I always liked it


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first concern is how dry/dusty/ blown out it is in that video , no traction, yet there is a lake right there so no shortage of water available, that is my main pet peev , I hate breathing dust and having no traction and if I pay to ride I want water!

and how long has it been since you rode there? 2 yrs? 3?
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I was actually just at RG Sunday. Was supposed to go to Walnut, but they cancelled due to rain. Glad I didn't go far as I got 2 laps in and then realized my CS sprocket was screwed. I didn't think you could wear out a set of chain and sprockets when you never ride, but I guesss I managed to screw that one up too...

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The "peninsula" or "A" track there is better than it was a couple years ago when I went last. The have a groomed practice every wednesday, so it is maintained a little better now. At least once a week.

THe front track isn't really tecnical at all anymore. They call it the "B" track, and all the jumps are small and pretty flat.

It's definitely not on a level with KI or Byron, but being right off the highway by Rockford, it is 20-30 min closer for me and cheap enough ($20) to get a quick morning ride in and be back to do stuff around the house in the afternoon.

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i'm gonna be at fvor sat, partly due to some friends coming along , if I drive over an hour its gonna be to KI
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I hate breathing dust and having no traction and if I pay to ride I want water!?
Then don't go bro - It is $20 to ride and track you have never been to and you are already trashing it - The layout changes every few weeks and I was there (2) yrs ago and had fun

Also, that is one lap of a vid - There are about 3 diff ways around that track

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THe front track isn't really tecnical at all anymore. They call it the "B" track, and all the jumps are small and pretty flat..
They tamed down the so called "SX Track" that was right along the road? - That thing was insane - Hell, I had fun chasing Patrick around the Kiddie track as it once had a table top and a double

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They tamed down the so called "SX Track" that was right along the road? - That thing was insane - Hell, I had fun chasing Patrick around the Kiddie track as it once had a table top and a double
There were a few years that I didn't go over there, but I don't really ever remember anything real big up near the front. I can see the layout of the track up there having bigger stuff at one time, but it has never really been anything anytime I have been there.

I've always kind of liked the peninsula track mainly because I really like the sand whoops. Now that they are at least re-working it weekly the jumps are in decent shape. One of the times I was there about 4-5 years ago it was so trashed that it was almost unrideable.

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There were a few years that I didn't go over there, but I don't really ever remember anything real big up near the front.
It looks as if the SX track is Gone - it was RIGHT along the fence line by the road and was a pretty insane lay out - Roman rode it with me and so did Geo - I think maybe even patrick rolled it with us once too

It also looks like the "B" track is the old "Kiddie Track" where they now only let Quads on as the site says the "A" track is all Bikes now


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