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
I live in Ohio and I hate this place as far as opportunities for legal riding.
don't get me wrong - there are some *very* cool places to ride and the terrain can be *very* fun. We have a lot of racing support ( CRA, AMA ) BUT there are so few places to ride and you usually have to drive quite a distance. We have only 1 national forest and our wheather leaves much to be desired. Unless you are really hard core or have a 20,000 bike trailer/camper there is only about 4 maybe 5 months of good riding, the rest is cold, unconfortable. More people post please!!!! I want to hear more, because I am looking for a state to move to in the next few years.
California is great if you can handle the rules and regs.. You can go from mountains to desserts to dunes to beaches. You can ride multiple terrains on the same trip. Any states that are snowed in for six months of the year should not be listed. :p
Unless you like dealing with land owners with guns and they like to use them ( more like looking for an excuse to use em) ......but we are about 12 hours from some of the best riding in the country ...CO BABY !!
Oregon is the best place, for all the reasons mentioned so far (well maybe not MX tracks). Huge mountains, deep valleys, beaches, dunes, high desert, thousands upon thousands of miles of BLM roads perfect for cruising, great weather, plus lenient laws (places to ride, noise factor, emmissions). I can walk out my door and travel 5 miles in any direction and ride for days and not travel the same way twice......
Now go & check the number of offroad riding areas. As many problems/rules/regs as CA has we do have some pretty darn good riding. And the thing that takes it to the top? riding weather year 'round. Sorry ST500 but you can't claim that in Phoenix - maybe Flagstaff.