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2013 Hanging Rock 200

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It's not too early to start making plans and put the date on the calendar.

This year's 17th Hanging Rock 200 will be May 18 /19 at Lake Hope State Park, Zaleski, OH. It is part of the AMA Husqvarna National Dual-Sport Series and AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré Adventure Riding Series. Saturday will have two routes. The first will be our traditional 100/110 mile dual sport trail ride. The second route will be a 140/150 mile adventure bike ride. Each route will have its own route sheet. Sunday's route will have a single 120/140 mile adventure bike ride.

Cabins are available at Lake Hope. The lodge that was under construction last year is finished and open for business. The dining room is open and the food is excellent.

As soon as the flyer is finished, I'll post it. For more information, contact Bill K at kaeppners@frontier.com or http://www.kaeppnerswoods.com/.

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I keep telling myself to do this ride. So far the years pass without the trip down there. Guess what?? I plan to ride it this year!

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I keep telling myself to do this ride. So far the years pass without the trip down there. Guess what?? I plan to ride it this year!

Excellent! Dual Sport or Adventure Bike?

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The cabins are very reasonable. The club does have all the cabins on the loop pre reserved to make sure we are all mc riders.

It is very big fun! We will have some avalable for 2 nights (friday night, saturday night) Check out Sunday thought you can get an extra night if you wish.

Cabins are available at Lake Hope. The lodge that was under construction last year is finished and open for business. The dining room is open and the food is excellent.

As soon as the flyer is finished, I'll post it. For more information, contact Bill K at kaeppners@frontier.com or http://www.kaeppnerswoods.com/.

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I'm in . Got a cabin in New Plymouth and bringing the TE 310 , rode a KTM 690 last year on ADV ride both days. This year may do DS

on Sat and ADV on Sun .... who knows

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I'm in . Got a cabin in New Plymouth and bringing the TE 310 , rode a KTM 690 last year on ADV ride both days. This year may do DS

on Sat and ADV on Sun .... who knows

A number of guys run the dual sport ride on Saturday and then the adventure bike ride on Sunday.

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Day 2 Dual Sport Ride has been added to the Hanging Rock 200. There will be two route cards for Sunday, one for adventure bikes and one for dual sports. Ride format will be based on West Coast Style Dual Sport rides.

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Finally, all the downed trees have been cleared off the trails. Now the real fun begins, riding everything and putting together the route sheet.

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What exactly does that mean?

Best way to describe it is to cut and paste what Bill Kaeppner posted on another forum: The dualsport event was originated/started in 1990 by Jim Pilon in Southern California. It went big as it was a way to ride off road in spite of the California restrictions. It used fire roads, service roads, desert two track and the like. It avoided pavement and got to use "government roads" as trails were verboten. They had a few forms but mostly an easy big/dirt bike ride. When the craze hit the AMA asked clubs if they would put them on. Ed Groves, Dave Grohman and I bucked the old timers who said "if it is not a race no one would ride it" and created the first classic "Southern Ohio dualsport"in the early 90's. A Southern Ohio Dualsport is a B enduro without checks. As we proved to the old timers in the club it was a success. Later we started Buckeye Dualsporters. So everyone knows Saturday's dualsport will be a classic southern Ohio dualsport that Ed, Dave and I created. We also found that over 23 years of putting these on some of the guys got older. One day of B enduro was plenty but wanted two days of riding. "SO" We are having two route cards on Sunday as well as Saturday. The first day of national dualsport will be classic Southern Ohio dualsport like we first created. Sunday will be the California style that the God Father of dualsport first started.

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Can you sleep at the staging area?

Staging area is at the park's lodge. It's a large parking lot, but will be pretty well packed by Friday night. The park also has a campground for those who want to camp. There may still be some cabins left. Check the park's office @ http://www.lakehopestatepark.org/Cottages.php

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Day 2 has a Dualsport route card that has more of the x roads that used to be used on the "old time" enduros. They were tough stuff with a 3 inch suspension, still fun but easier with 10 inches. The moss covered rocks do not care about how long a suspension you have. We will have single track trails too and knobbies will be needed. We did just pick up an additional 7 + miles of trail so Sunday is even more interesting than just a week ago!!!

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Can't wait for this....I have a brand new '12 WR450 that's prepped and ready to go for it's first ride at the Hanging Rock event.

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Attention Adventure Bike Guys:

A good sturdy adventure tire suitable for gravel roads is a must. If your tire is happy with gravel and you are happy with it fine. Saturday has no "dirt roads" .

Sunday does have "dirt roads". The four dirt road sections have grade elevation changes. The two with the most change are going down hill so you will not get stuck easily, you would have to work at it. yes if you aren't very good you can fall down (your buddies will take pictures and post themyelrotflmao.gif).

If it is raining or just rained dirt going up or down gets "muddy" eekers.gif. Southern Ohio mud is slippery. Yes there will be by passes.

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Just two days until the Hanging Rock 200. Don't forget, the Dual Sport is a two day event as is the Adventure Ride.

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