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post #1 of 18 Old 09-04-2012, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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NYC VStroms

Im a recent purchaser of a 2009 Wee Strom and an avid reader of the forum. I haven't seen a whole lot coming from members in the NYC area but I imagine they are hiding somewhere. NYC is not exactly the holy grail for ADV bikes but it certainly can be adventurous!

If there are any NYC/NJ/CT riders out there who would like to connect for group rides, meets or anything really....post!!

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post #2 of 18 Old 09-05-2012, 01:35 PM
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I'm around and commute everyday from Brooklyn to lower Manhattan.

Seems to me, especially having just spent a week up north in Maine, NH, etc, that NYC doesn't have much pavement left. Potholes, gravel, cobblestones, and construction.

I'm getting wary of riding the Vstrom, much less a sports bike!

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post #3 of 18 Old 09-05-2012, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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I hear ya about the roads. Pretty typical for the NY metro area in general. I havent ridden yet in NYC, but in Jersey City its not too bad but you've got to be careful

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post #4 of 18 Old 10-11-2012, 04:20 PM
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yo.

just got my wee and very down to explore

i'm hoping if i get some free time to head down to the pine barrens for some dirt road riding

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i'm in jersey city - how about you?
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post #5 of 18 Old 12-18-2012, 11:34 PM
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I'm in Brooklyn with a '12 Mostly ride on weekends. if we can keep this thread alive till spring we can do some rides. Does anyone go to bike night at the Ear Inn in Manhattan on thursday night? It is ADV dominant

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post #6 of 18 Old 12-29-2012, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Haven't heard about the Ear Inn at all but would be very interested in going. Im new to the whole scene and meeting any other ADV riders would be great.

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post #7 of 18 Old 01-02-2013, 08:09 PM
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I've done the Pine Barrens twice last summer. Most of it is very powdery sand which my DL1000 was not fun on. However, there are a few hard packed trails that are a blast if you don't mind getting a little wet. Fill up before you get there not a lot of gas near by. Pack a lunch and plenty of water.


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post #8 of 18 Old 01-04-2013, 11:48 AM
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http://www.njpinebarrens.com/wharton...a-quick-guide/

A fun legal place to take your Vstrom.

Has some very powdery trails which are a bit much for the stock tires. However, there are some great hard packed trails. Bring food and water there's no place to get any and fill up on gas cause pretty far to gas. You will get dirty and wet in spring and fall.


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post #9 of 18 Old 01-04-2013, 11:50 AM
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post #10 of 18 Old 01-13-2013, 12:05 PM
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Im in Linden NJ. Would love to meet up and go for a few rides in NE jersey or PA
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