Yeh, Arizona is cool! You've got desert- oh yeah, we got that here in Cali!; you've got woods- yep, we've got that too; MX tracks- I don't know how you guys are fixed for that, but So-cal is the nations capital; hmmm... how about beaches? Yep, we still have one place where you can legally ride on the beach! Maybe you guys have a lake beach?
Not bagging on you guys, as I've only driven through parts of Arizona, and I'm sure there's some very scenic places to go on 2 wheels, I'm just funnin' ya for the sake of argument.;)
I consider Tennessee to be a great riding paradise. We have from wide open logging roads trails that go on for miles to extremely tight single track that is up there with the New England type tight trails. Lots of riding areas to choose from, all charge for riding but not excessive. We ride in all seasons also. There are always mx and hare scramble races going on and many club rides and family events. I could go to an organized ride every weekend if I wanted. Also, we have mountains and flatlands, offcamber stuff to scenic overlooks. I really love the riding here. We have no beaches though and not many fruits. Just a bunch of good ol' country folk.
Possibly my take on Arizona is not a good example, since I am in the land that weather forgot. But, I miss those Missouri trees, mud, mountians, mud, grass, creeks (with water and mud). Don't get me wrong I love the fact that I can ride almost anywhere I see a good spot and I do have alot of fun, but everything out here is real loose sand mixed with less loose sand. And, of course anything different is at least three hours drive.:scream:
Ohio, a riding paradise?? I'll admit that there are some good places to ride, but it's usually muddy and you have to drive pretty far. I know the grass is always greener on the other side, but I have to believe there are better places.
what part of Tennessee do you live in? I live in Gallatin, just east of Nashville. I've been looking for some riding buddies and also some good places to ride. If you are close enough maybe we could hook up sometime.
I live in Antioch. We usually go riding at Linton, LBL, Green Acres MX track, Westpoint, or private riding ground. So most weekends, we have a place to go. I will put you on the MTDR mailing list for our club. MTDR is Middle Tennessee Dirt Riders. We meet once a month and have at least one ride a month. It would be nice to hook up with you and ride.
Rocks, roots, hills, mountains, tights (O.K. not east coast tight) water, sand dunes, mud. 4 MX tracks within an hour of Denver($20 yearly membership.$6 day to ride) Jeep trails, two track, single track, goat trail. Dual sport rides.
You could ride a different trail every day for a summer and not double up. From Denver you're only 5 hours from Moab and there are a hundred places too ride between here and there!
Wish there were more enduro's and such but hell you can't have it all.
Rod-do you know of any riding areas in Colorado, out on the plains. I rode in the Limon enduro a few years ago and would like to ride on some similar terrain. I am in the SE part of the metro area. TIA