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post #1 of 19 Old August 6th, 2019, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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The things we do for a rzr ride!

I found myself realizing all the work I do to get in a rzr ride and it made me laugh. I pack all our stuff up, go get food, struggle to load the family up drive the truck for 2hrs one way. Not to mention all the chores that need to get done before even leaving the house. I’m not even counting the work to buy the rzr, camper, and seasonal campsite. And really all I want is a few hours of prime riding!

That prompted me to make this post, what extreme lengths have you went through just to get in a ride? I bet there some good stories out there, certainly better then the woes I just rambled off.


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post #2 of 19 Old August 6th, 2019, 04:26 PM
 
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Re: The things we do for a rzr ride!

Or add to that ,
You do all the work (what you mentioned above plus) line up a weekend with friends to go.
There's always the one couple that loves to come along but doesn't have a RZR , or any sidexside , quad etc for that matter.
And yet enjoys the free rides with-out costing them a plug nickle in the game.

Around the campfire its brought up about them renting a sisdexside or even buying one for themselves, they are all talk yeah yeah yeah sounds great then say they say can't afford one.
Only to show up the next weekend outing in a brand new 100K MH they bought !

Hell when we went out with friends who had a boat , at the end of the day I would offer to help them with the cleanup and refuel the boat . If they said no that's ok they got it , I handed them a $100 bill knowing what's all involved in all the work that took place before going out and has to take place after words ..


Ok small rant over...
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post #3 of 19 Old August 6th, 2019, 04:38 PM
 
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A little different here, but........brother and I go fishing. We use MY truck to pull HIS boat to the lake! It works for us.
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post #4 of 19 Old August 6th, 2019, 06:18 PM
 
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I hope this thread continues because it could have some good laughs and good points...
What I dislike and even hate

Researching rides before you go, and finding limited or no information , hoping that it is an epic ride because people in the group are all counting on you ..and you dont get stuck on roads you could drive a pickup on... with sharp gravel / bull rock that eats new tires and in general the ride sucks .... I say this because here in Idaho.. and many western states you can have some awesome rides...best ever .. but if you are not careful you can spend way to much time on roads you could have drove in your pick up ....This I HATE

On the same hand it is great to come back after a trip and have another awesome ...TRAIL ...area to continue exploring in the future ...this is part of the love hate relationship. So far so good , but with the new laws and the USNF Motorized vehicle use maps (MVU) they do not show the difference very well ..unless it is single track or 50 inch only. That being said 50 inch trails in most areas are changing and for a good time these are sometimes your best option. Most have now been relabeled as OHV a good thing .

When you have limited time I expect great rides ! Research has paid off so far but it is difficult sometimes ...and frustrating..... So many great places and so little time !

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Unless we’re going to a destination away from home, I open the garage and go! Part of the reason I live where I do. But yes, I get exactly what you are saying, loading up the toyhauler and all the work it takes to go out for a few hours is laughable. But we all do it!

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Yeah, closest place to ride from me is 2.25hrs away. Good riding is 4hrs+. I’m lucky to get a good run in every other month. Strapped for time, strapped for cash, wife bitching...
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That's got to wear on you.
I'm also from Idaho(eastern)and definitely feel blessed to have great rides in almost any direction within 30 miles. Don't get me started on the stupid 50" laws...Lol
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Or add to that ,
You do all the work (what you mentioned above plus) line up a weekend with friends to go.
There's always the one couple that loves to come along but doesn't have a RZR , or any sidexside , quad etc for that matter.
And yet enjoys the free rides with-out costing them a plug nickle in the game.

Around the campfire its brought up about them renting a sisdexside or even buying one for themselves, they are all talk yeah yeah yeah sounds great then say they say can't afford one.
Only to show up the next weekend outing in a brand new 100K MH they bought !

Hell when we went out with friends who had a boat , at the end of the day I would offer to help them with the cleanup and refuel the boat . If they said no that's ok they got it , I handed them a $100 bill knowing what's all involved in all the work that took place before going out and has to take place after words ..


Ok small rant over...
Too funny, since my rant is nobody every wants to ride with me, they always want their own rental My wife agreed to me buying a RZR as long as its a 4 seater and I do have 4 in my family, but 90% of the time Im the only one in my RZR. When my brother or father or anyone else does go riding with us. They insist on getting their own rental (or not going at all) because they want to drive and not ride. So why do I have a 4 seater again?
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I hope this thread continues because it could have some good laughs and good points...
What I dislike and even hate

Researching rides before you go, and finding limited or no information , hoping that it is an epic ride because people in the group are all counting on you ..and you dont get stuck on roads you could drive a pickup on... with sharp gravel / bull rock that eats new tires and in general the ride sucks .... I say this because here in Idaho.. and many western states you can have some awesome rides...best ever .. but if you are not careful you can spend way to much time on roads you could have drove in your pick up ....This I HATE

On the same hand it is great to come back after a trip and have another awesome ...TRAIL ...area to continue exploring in the future ...this is part of the love hate relationship. So far so good , but with the new laws and the USNF Motorized vehicle use maps (MVU) they do not show the difference very well ..unless it is single track or 50 inch only. That being said 50 inch trails in most areas are changing and for a good time these are sometimes your best option. Most have now been relabeled as OHV a good thing .

When you have limited time I expect great rides ! Research has paid off so far but it is difficult sometimes ...and frustrating..... So many great places and so little time !


Michigan is a disaster in the areas you mentioned above. Seems tough to figure out where you can ride legally, but usually it ends up decent. Maybe not the best trail ever but decent.


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You work really hard before you go and when you get back...Well worth the effort.

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I got tired of constantly loading the rzr on the trailer and also loading all the crap I take with me and inevitably forget that one thing at home in the garage.....so I ditched the open trailer and the RZR and all the gear lives in an enclosed trailer full time. I just hitch it up and go.
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I got tired of constantly loading the rzr on the trailer and also loading all the crap I take with me and inevitably forget that one thing at home in the garage.....so I ditched the open trailer and the RZR and all the gear lives in an enclosed trailer full time. I just hitch it up and go.
Yes ...I have found the same thing...have it all ready just add food ...makes life much more pleasant !!
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I'm lucky enough to live in a place where I have literally thousands of miles of trail riding available right from my garage (street legal, so can ride directly to the trails from home). I own an open trailer and occasionally travel for rides in other places, but honestly I rarely find it worth all the effort and expense. I'm not a big travel guy in general anyway, so most of the time I'm perfectly content with walking out to the garage, throwing a cooler in the back, turning the key and going on a local ride.
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Here in Kansas good riding either doesn’t exist or I haven’t found it, I have to trailer over a state to have any serious fun, Oklahoma Missouri or Colorado, my family owns land in Oklahoma an that’s good riding but is 2.5 hrs from my driveway, an I never go for the day it’s always a weekend so your talking food and coolers and tools, tents fishing poles before I know it it’s hrs an hrs to pack my Tahoe to the brim, Jon boat strapped to the top, pulling a 16ft trailer with a new 4 seat turbo with a old Tahoe looking the hillbillies won the lotto, but every time I get back home it’s always worth it
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I have a top of the line, state-of-the-art cardboard box from Lowes that I keep my helmet, riding boots, goggles, and etc. in. So when I want to go riding, it just grab the box and slide it into the back of my truck under the bedcover then hitch up and good. And when I get home, I just pull the box out and set it back in its place til next time. Its nothing fancy, but it really does save time and effort (and sanity) when loading up to go riding.
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