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« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2008, 06:01:57 PM »

We went out there for new years this last year and had no prob at all. Was out there for 5 days. Saw a few sheriffs and none said anything. But we also showed respect and walked our bikes across the pea-vine and ranch 101 road whenever we would cross, picked up after ourselves, etc. Also whenever we would pass someone who lives out there we would go by slowly and quietly out of repect for the homeowners. Plus we try to stay off the roads and stick to the trails.

Unfortunately it's too little too late. Too many people abused the place for years and pissed off the locals, trashed the place and people have had it. Combine that with more residents that are less tolerant of ATV's and offroad vehicles and you can basically number the days that anyone can even think about riding out there. You may be respectful now but that doesn't mean you won't run into a pissed off local that might take a shot at you or accidentally forget to chain his dogs down or run into that sherrif that just had another ATVer run from him and decides to ticket you and impound your ATV.

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« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2008, 06:46:51 PM »

We went out there for new years this last year and had no prob at all. Was out there for 5 days. Saw a few sheriffs and none said anything. But we also showed respect and walked our bikes across the pea-vine and ranch 101 road whenever we would cross, picked up after ourselves, etc. Also whenever we would pass someone who lives out there we would go by slowly and quietly out of repect for the homeowners. Plus we try to stay off the roads and stick to the trails.

Unfortunately it's too little too late. Too many people abused the place for years and pissed off the locals, trashed the place and people have had it. Combine that with more residents that are less tolerant of ATV's and offroad vehicles and you can basically number the days that anyone can even think about riding out there. You may be respectful now but that doesn't mean you won't run into a pissed off local that might take a shot at you or accidentally forget to chain his dogs down or run into that sherrif that just had another ATVer run from him and decides to ticket you and impound your ATV.

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Yep!!!

As for suing, hell they riders have been doing that for years...  Don't get that, they go out there ride, (should be at their own risk), then sue...

Heck I don't remember the last time we where there, it had to be atleast 2 years ago, and it was already so screwed up....  You can't blame the home owners either, it's call show a little respect, but then again, I guess that is asking too much.... 

It is no wonder ATV'ers are painted w/a bad name...  Think about it, no matter where you ride, look around at the mess they leave, the trouble they cause..  People always say "it's only a few bad apples", but from what I have seen, it's more than just a few...  They do it everywhere, Prairie, Holy Lands, and where they can ride, they tear it up, and you know what, for the rest of us that respect and care about we ride, that pisses me off...  But I too, unfortnanetly, learned it is a losing battle.  You can't fight for places to ride, when ppl continue to tear it up...  Until ppl get some dang common sense, and better yet, respect, we will have no left ride, unless you want to spend big $ buy your own property to ride somewhere...  And you know what stinks about that, the same type of ppl show up there, tear crap up there too...  I honestly don't know what the answer is.  Cause you cannot teach respect to stupid....
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« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2008, 06:57:25 PM »

We went out there for new years this last year and had no prob at all. Was out there for 5 days. Saw a few sheriffs and none said anything. But we also showed respect and walked our bikes across the pea-vine and ranch 101 road whenever we would cross, picked up after ourselves, etc. Also whenever we would pass someone who lives out there we would go by slowly and quietly out of repect for the homeowners. Plus we try to stay off the roads and stick to the trails.

Unfortunately it's too little too late. Too many people abused the place for years and pissed off the locals, trashed the place and people have had it. Combine that with more residents that are less tolerant of ATV's and offroad vehicles and you can basically number the days that anyone can even think about riding out there. You may be respectful now but that doesn't mean you won't run into a pissed off local that might take a shot at you or accidentally forget to chain his dogs down or run into that sherrif that just had another ATVer run from him and decides to ticket you and impound your ATV.

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Yep!!!

As for suing, hell they riders have been doing that for years...  Don't get that, they go out there ride, (should be at their own risk), then sue...

Heck I don't remember the last time we where there, it had to be atleast 2 years ago, and it was already so screwed up....  You can't blame the home owners either, it's call show a little respect, but then again, I guess that is asking too much.... 

It is no wonder ATV'ers are painted w/a bad name...  Think about it, no matter where you ride, look around at the mess they leave, the trouble they cause..  People always say "it's only a few bad apples", but from what I have seen, it's more than just a few...  They do it everywhere, Prairie, Holy Lands, and where they can ride, they tear it up, and you know what, for the rest of us that respect and care about we ride, that pisses me off...  But I too, unfortnanetly, learned it is a losing battle.  You can't fight for places to ride, when ppl continue to tear it up...  Until ppl get some dang common sense, and better yet, respect, we will have no left ride, unless you want to spend big $ buy your own property to ride somewhere...  And you know what stinks about that, the same type of ppl show up there, tear crap up there too...  I honestly don't know what the answer is.  Cause you cannot teach respect to stupid....

Tell it Sister!  Wink  Also, if you DARE to point out to them how they are abusing the priveledge or riding, they scream that they are just having fun, to go away.  Then they are amazed that the law shuts it down.  Go figure.  Whole lot of ME and very little WE in this world these days.
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« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2008, 12:36:12 AM »

A moment of silence for the BFZ
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« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2008, 12:52:24 AM »

zzzzzzzzzzgo  to sleep ZIN.. I remember when we would be getting in from a nite ride @ bfz around now & cooking up some Bubba burgers.... Cry
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« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2008, 07:33:05 AM »

Aand T-bones and Pork Loin. Those were the days.
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« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2008, 07:58:12 AM »

Aand T-bones and Pork Loin. Those were the days.

I sure do miss that! Cry
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« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2008, 02:44:26 PM »

Aand T-bones and Pork Loin. Those were the days.

I sure do miss that! Cry

Watchin the sun rise through the rust holes in the horse trailer.....
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« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2008, 03:11:52 PM »

Aand T-bones and Pork Loin. Those were the days.

I sure do miss that! Cry

Watchin the sun rise through the rust holes in the horse trailer.....

Everything, but that!  Wink Grin
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« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2008, 03:09:15 PM »

Aand T-bones and Pork Loin. Those were the days.

I sure do miss that! Cry
Watchin the sun rise through the rust holes in the horse trailer.....

Visions of cheeseburgers on...err in your head.
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« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2008, 03:45:04 PM »

Aand T-bones and Pork Loin. Those were the days.

I sure do miss that! Cry
Watchin the sun rise through the rust holes in the horse trailer.....

Visions of cheeseburgers on...err in your head.

BUWAHAHAHAHAHAHEHEHEHEHE AH

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« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2008, 04:48:33 PM »

We went out there for new years this last year and had no prob at all. Was out there for 5 days. Saw a few sheriffs and none said anything. But we also showed respect and walked our bikes across the pea-vine and ranch 101 road whenever we would cross, picked up after ourselves, etc. Also whenever we would pass someone who lives out there we would go by slowly and quietly out of repect for the homeowners. Plus we try to stay off the roads and stick to the trails.

Unfortunately it's too little too late. Too many people abused the place for years and pissed off the locals, trashed the place and people have had it. Combine that with more residents that are less tolerant of ATV's and offroad vehicles and you can basically number the days that anyone can even think about riding out there. You may be respectful now but that doesn't mean you won't run into a pissed off local that might take a shot at you or accidentally forget to chain his dogs down or run into that sherrif that just had another ATVer run from him and decides to ticket you and impound your ATV.

Bill
Yep!!!

As for suing, hell they riders have been doing that for years...  Don't get that, they go out there ride, (should be at their own risk), then sue...

Heck I don't remember the last time we where there, it had to be atleast 2 years ago, and it was already so screwed up....  You can't blame the home owners either, it's call show a little respect, but then again, I guess that is asking too much.... 

It is no wonder ATV'ers are painted w/a bad name...  Think about it, no matter where you ride, look around at the mess they leave, the trouble they cause..  People always say "it's only a few bad apples", but from what I have seen, it's more than just a few...  They do it everywhere, Prairie, Holy Lands, and where they can ride, they tear it up, and you know what, for the rest of us that respect and care about we ride, that pisses me off...  But I too, unfortnanetly, learned it is a losing battle.  You can't fight for places to ride, when ppl continue to tear it up...  Until ppl get some dang common sense, and better yet, respect, we will have no left ride, unless you want to spend big $ buy your own property to ride somewhere...  And you know what stinks about that, the same type of ppl show up there, tear crap up there too...  I honestly don't know what the answer is.  Cause you cannot teach respect to stupid....

Tell it Sister!  Wink  Also, if you DARE to point out to them how they are abusing the priveledge or riding, they scream that they are just having fun, to go away.  Then they are amazed that the law shuts it down.  Go figure.  Whole lot of ME and very little WE in this world these days.
COULD NOT BE TRUER WORDS SPOKEN! We used to go out riding with our customers and were as respectfull as we could be. But it is the thrill seeking hillbillies that get drunk and do doughnuts in the middle of the road that give a bad name to all and wind up ruining it. Then wonder why they have no where to ride. Thats why we started www.maddogrides.com to help find places for people to ride. We here at mad dog all ride and would love for anyone that knows of any places to ride let me know and I will post them. Also we are doing a raffle for a brand new Sportsman 500 $10.00 bucks a ticket and the proceeds go to The Eagle academy. Also having a huge fundraiser party sun Oct 26 if anyone would like to come bye and support. Food,Family and fun. See you there.
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« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2008, 05:55:36 PM »

hey mad dog  looks good with that site i am gonna try to come meet up and ride with you guys 
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« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2008, 07:02:03 PM »

Even if you could ride out there right now its near impossible to get around unless you got a boat or know how get around Cool.
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« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2008, 07:40:56 PM »

where is this place , I also saw a great little place today off the turnpike and exit #99 anyone live near here?
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« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2008, 04:09:21 PM »

Maddog, Yeah I've had my bike in your shop twice, awesome place.

Was suppose to go out to the prairie this weekend, but some stuff came up.
Should be nice out there at night with this "slightly" cooler air.

Let me know next time you guys ride, I would love to join ya'll.
You'd be proud of half the crap my little magnum can make it through!lol

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oh yeah, a buudy of mine went out there 2 weeks ago to do some maintainance on his property and never saw a single law enforcement officer
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« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2008, 08:13:19 AM »

I wouldn't be worried so much about the law, I'm most worried about the barbed wire across the trails and the boards with nails that the local ATV haters have put out.

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« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2008, 01:11:57 PM »

I wouldn't be worried so much about the law, I'm most worried about the barbed wire across the trails and the boards with nails that the local ATV haters have put out.

Jeff

I would to, nothing will mess your atv up like barbed wire rapped around the tires and holes from nails in them. But have heard from my neighbors out there that the law is not messing around they will give you a ticket no problem and can take your atv if they want.
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« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2008, 10:32:09 PM »

Just a heads up I have been out there twice in the last month and 10+times in the last year and have never been hassled. It has been much quieter than I have seen it in the past. However it did not stop the idiots from leaving beer bottles and other trash lying around this past weekend. Please be kind and everyone pick up after yourself this is such a great place I would hate to see it go away.   
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« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2008, 05:30:45 PM »

they do this every hunting saeson after thats it will go away  they dont want everone out there
why ppl are hunting
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« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2008, 05:52:33 PM »

i cant wait for that  lol    its so much fun to ride the sport quads   through all the sand trails
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« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2008, 09:13:34 PM »

I'm looking arounds at lots out there to purchase, nows a great time to buy out there, and they have very affordable financing now. Last weekend we had a blast out there, got a nice 6ft gator and brought the fryer out and made fried gator fritters. Can't wait for new years out there!
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« Reply #47 on: April 13, 2017, 06:48:47 PM »

dang just like it was  posted all yesterday all still  the same.i know  i live their.
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