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Old 01-27-2018, 07:02 AM   #1
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Interest in Big Bike ride at Barnwell Mtn?

Barnwell Mtn Recreation area in Gilmer, Tx looks like it has some areas that would be big bike accessible. Mainly the "ADVENTURE LOOP" that is about 16 miles long. I've attached a YouTube video of the loop and after skimming though it nothing really catches my eye that would makes it look like it's not be doable on a Big Bike.

They have other lower rated trails as well but I haven't researched them or looked at youtube videos so unsure on bike bike suitability.

This is just to measure interest I haven't started setting up or planning a date yet. Even if we only get a couple of bikes it should be fun and possibly a good learning experience for those new to the big pig bikes.
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:07 AM   #2
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Re: Interest in Big Bike ride at Barnwell Mtn?

I haven't been in a long time but the actual single track would not be big bike friendly, heck some isn't little bike friendly, lol!
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:24 AM   #3
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Re: Interest in Big Bike ride at Barnwell Mtn?

Yeah i wouldnt be up for single track either on the Strom.

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Re: Interest in Big Bike ride at Barnwell Mtn?

https://youtu.be/-xKqSmq4huc

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Old 01-27-2018, 08:01 AM   #5
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Re: Interest in Big Bike ride at Barnwell Mtn?

I would at least enjoy the ride over.

Would assess the size of my juevos once there.
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:22 PM   #6
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Re: Interest in Big Bike ride at Barnwell Mtn?

I'd participate for sure. Considered going with a group last weekend but I'd have been the only big bike there, and since I haven't been before I figured I'd wait for a more similar group.
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:54 PM   #7
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Re: Interest in Big Bike ride at Barnwell Mtn?

Id be interested depending on the date and duration. Id be on my Stelvio


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Old 01-28-2018, 09:43 AM   #8
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Re: Interest in Big Bike ride at Barnwell Mtn?

I would be interested but not if we have to pay the full day use fee of $30 to ride only that one loop.
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Old 01-28-2018, 10:00 AM   #9
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Re: Interest in Big Bike ride at Barnwell Mtn?

I figured we could poke around on some of the other trails that are rated 2 or less as well.
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:16 AM   #10
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Re: Interest in Big Bike ride at Barnwell Mtn?

There are a lot of good dirt roads in the area that will test a big bike.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:51 PM   #11
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Re: Interest in Big Bike ride at Barnwell Mtn?

I might be interested. Gotta a lot scheduled in February and March already though.
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Old 01-29-2018, 12:45 AM   #12
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Re: Interest in Big Bike ride at Barnwell Mtn?

I'm kind of interested. I have a 09 Versys 650. Currently the tires won't work out there at all, but I plan on some K60 Scout tires as soon as I burn through what I have.

I am still learning how to make a u-turn in a parking lot with something bigger than a 250 CC bike. I intend to take my Versys to CO and NM at some point for some adventures, but that will probably be next year at the earliest.

I may take a ride out to Barnwell soon though just to look around. Riding there is part of the adventure right?
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Old 01-29-2018, 11:08 AM   #13
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Re: Interest in Big Bike ride at Barnwell Mtn?

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I figured we could poke around on some of the other trails that are rated 2 or less as well.
In my experience those ratings don't mean much. They were rated when the trails were cut, then add 10 or 20 years of erosion and abuse.
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:43 PM   #14
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I'm interested as well, once I get crash bars, skid plate, bark busters and some suitable dirt tires installed on the AT. Never mind, it's going to be a while.
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