Joplin Riders?

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I was told about this site by a couple of guys from the Joplin, MO area while visiting a track in Baxter Springs, KS. Unfortunately I've not run into them since. So, if you guys are still around and still riding, I'd love to hook up with you and go riding, maybe become a part of the local DRN chapter.

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Little_John
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mx547

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i've raced at baxter springs a couple of times.

post in the heartland spodes forum. we're mostly from oklahoma, arkansas and kansas. we always welcome new riders into our group.
 
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Thanks for the info.
OK and AK are a bit far for me to do for a couple hours riding, although KS is do-able.
 

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Hey Little_John, I'm in you'r area. I've been wanting to go down and try out Playground MX in Carthage, and Sugar Creek. Any idea what either of those are like? I've usually have been riding at Spring Valley MX, (since I know the owner and have been helping him get him try to get him up and running) I only live about 5 miles from Chadwick but I haven't been down there in probably 3 years, go figure.
 
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Playground MX held practice and a race this weekend. From what I understand they aren't open that often. I'm told it's the Holy Grail of MX tracks around here.

Don't know anything about Sugar Creek.

Since you haven't been to Chadwick, where do you normally ride? There's a nice little chat here in Joplin where a few of us ride.

Do you ride Mark Twain National forest? Do they allow MX bikes? Is it a nice area to ride?


Little_John
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Wraith

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Well, when I say Chadwick I'm talking about the trails in Mark Twain Forest. And yes, they allow bikes. You can ride there all day long and not go on the same trail twice. I use to go down there about 2-3 times a week. I just haven't been down there since 02' since I got my new ride. I didn't set it up for woods (set it up for MX), Chadwick is alot of ledgerock/hills/off cambers/ruts/boulders/stumps you know, the good stuff :)

Noramlly I find myself going out to Spring Valley MX near Springfield.
http://www.springvalleymx.com/pages/1/index.htm

Every now and then we will go out to Radical Robs Raceway in Halfway Mo., or out to Buffalo MX. Havn't been to Radical Robs raceway since he put in the new outdoor style track though, but it is said to be pretty decent, he still has the SX style track there as well.

The chat you are talking about, is that the one I hear about that is the
"Outlaw Run" :ride: Or is that a different one that I have heard of?
 
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The chat you are talking about, is that the one I hear about that is the
"Outlaw Run" :ride: Or is that a different one that I have heard of?
I've not heard of "Outlaw Run", but if I had to guess I'd say that would be Snowball. Snowball used to be an off-road riding area, jeeps, trucks, bikes etc. Since they lost their insurance they've quit allowing folks to ride. Well, not all of us got that memo. I'm told if the cops catch you out there that they'll confiscate your bike. Long story short...I'd run. Since I'm new to this area I could be completely wrong, but it sounds good.

To answer the question...I DO NOT ride Snowball. I love my bike and I don't feel like running from cops.

Little_John
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Was Snowball (man how did they come up with that name) the place with all the mine shafts or "surgarbowls" as I've heard them called. Where there would be holes the shapes of funnels, and you better keep your speed up to get out, that is, if you even dared tryed going in. But this was way back in the 70s, so this might not even be the same place, but it was somewhere around Joplin?
 
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I've got no idea where they got that name from. I should have asked the guy that ran the place when I had the chance... :bang:

Most of the chats are like that, with the exception of the funnels(I've never seen those). You've got to keep your speed up or you're through. I've eaten plenty of chat especially when I first started riding out here. I'm getting much better at dealing with it, but it's mostly sand...you know how sand is. Plus I ride a 125cc so it's really important to stay on the pipe.

Little_John
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Near Joplin

I'm from Pittsburg, KS and go to Baxter Springs a lot. As soon as it warms up email me and we'll meet up. For this area Carthage is the nicest track around. Unfortunately it's not open very much. Practice days are held on Saturdays before the race on Sunday. If you get a chance go, you won't regret it. Sugar Creek is also a good track. This weekend they are starting a Winter Series and have rebuilt the track to a more supercross style. If you guys get time, take a look at my website. I've started a non-profit organization to introduce young kids into motorcycles and motocross. This spring we will be having a couple of sessions at local tracks given by local pros.

Thanks
Trevor
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stl rider

hey im a rider from st.louis and i go 2 st. joe by desoto and if any body wants to meet up down there we could or i have a place near ofallon missouri that we also can ride
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Sawblade is in Bentonville. He rides some of the tracks you have mentioned.
 

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T311 said:
I'm from Pittsburg, KS and go to Baxter Springs a lot. Trevor dirtfaceracing
I guess I need to check this forum out a little more often. You and I met last Saturday at Racers Edge. I'm the guy who had the new RMZ 450. Anyway, it was good to met you. I'll be at Racers Edge again on Saturday. Lets hope it is a little more warmer.

Tim
 
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Challenger Park

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