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post #1 of 10 Old 05-05-2012, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Riding Location....is this ok?

So, I got my XR600 a couple of weeks ago and I've been riding the roads close to the house to find an off road area to have a little fun. There is a place about a mile up the road where a road was put in to build a new subdivision a few years ago. I guess they gave up on the idea once the housing market got so bad, so no houses were ever built back there. The main road comes to an end and there is a dirt/clay 2-rut road that continues out to a flat open area with a few hills here and there. Pretty nice place to play around. I have also found that there are some trails that run through the woods from this area. I haven't ridden them very far yet.

Property is not posted. There is no gate of any kind and it appears that someone occasionally rides a 4 wheeler back there. I have no idea who the land actually belongs to so I don't really know who I could ask for permission. I'm not back there tearing things up or making excessive noise.

Do you guys think it is ok for me to be riding there?

When I die I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did....not screaming in horror like the passengers in the backseat of his car.
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Long as ur not shreddin the place, I've always thought do it until they tell ya not to, you can always play dum the first time

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IMO, easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission.

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IMO, easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission.
My thoughts exactly.

Worst case scenario, someone tells you that you can't ride there.

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Those were my thoughts also. Just wanted to make sure that others might feel the same. Like I said, I'm certainly not hurting anything back there and it looks like there are no plans to do anything with that land anytime soon.

When I die I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did....not screaming in horror like the passengers in the backseat of his car.
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IMO, easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission.
exactly.

Just ride there untill you get told not too.

Been told not to ride on the 80 acres up my street many times by cops and the owner... i just play dumb every time.

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post #9 of 10 Old 05-28-2012, 08:10 PM
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Hmmm, can't tell you not too but remember that new laws are created every day and this seems like prime fodder for anti-moto groups to complain. I ask before I ride and would hope others do the same because you are making it more difficult for everyone to assume you have rights that you really don't have.

I know you said you aren't tearing up anything but my family inherited property that is both wooded and farmland about 50 miles away. You would be surprised (or not) at how balls-y people get when they aren't told not too. We had people bring in Bobcats and Bush Hogs to make trails on our property. Due to that, we have posted signage, added fencing, and donate to the local sheriffs office to get regular patrols by the property. Yes 'donations' are how it works in small towns. That all costs about $6000 of our own $ and also messed up the natural wildlife trails on our property. We should not have had to do this!!. As a result we no longer allow hunters or riders of any kind.

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Ok, I thought about this more and wanted to say that this is speaking as a property owner. Not trying to be a douche. If its any consolation I have also said the same on my Jeep forum from people asking if riding on powerline right of ways is legal. If you are wondering, it isn't. Right-of-ways are private property and abusing them make getting right of ways difficult to get because nobody wants 4x4s that think its okay on their property.

Its better to assume 'no' without permission.

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