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Old 06-27-2007, 04:01 PM   #21
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i'd prefer the daytime...did i miss that this is a night run?
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:04 PM   #22
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Night runs in the forest on unfamiliar trails is probably not a good idea. There is a lot of treacherous stuff out there.

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For the advanced rider looking for a new challange it is a blast and very different from day riding.

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Old 06-27-2007, 04:14 PM   #23
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BTW, you do not need a sticker. The sticker is something they are doing to help finance future trails. All you pay is $5 per day (leave the money in a drop box and keep your receipt).

I've never seen a park ranger when I've been there, but I've been told that they are very strict in enforcing the safety gear and spark arrestors.

Like others have said, they close the trails after any significant rain. This summer has been real bad, so don't expect to ride there anytime soon.
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:22 PM   #24
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get a spark arrestor.
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:01 PM   #25
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call the number i posted, it will give you trail conditions. with the weather we've had lately, those trails will be closed a while. You can camp overnight at Kelly's Pond Recreation Area. . .maybe an idea for those of you who want to ride day and night!?!?
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day or night, ok with me. spark arestor's no problem. ill check it out and give notice. well be on fiddys so there will probably be no "record" speeds happening. lol
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Old 06-27-2007, 11:07 PM   #27
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I ride out there all the time, as does KSTRS on this forum. They shut the trails down after rain and they stay closed till its deemed dry. Call 888-361-6908 opt. 2 for status. Kellys Pond on the west side is the only trailhead you can camp at, and I would get a spark arrestor if you plan on riding alot or on weekends.

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BTW, you do not need a sticker. The sticker is something they are doing to help finance future trails. All you pay is $5 per day (leave the money in a drop box and keep your receipt).

I've never seen a park ranger when I've been there, but I've been told that they are very strict in enforcing the safety gear and spark arrestors.

Like others have said, they close the trails after any significant rain. This summer has been real bad, so don't expect to ride there anytime soon.

I’m trying not to play the heavy-handed bureaucrat here, but I want to put the facts out so that the real requirements of the Texas OHV program are known. I don’t anyone to be issued a citation because they were unaware of the requirements of the Texas OHV program.

To ride at any of the OHV venues in Texas located on any city, county, state or federal lands, where OHV is legal, you must have a current Texas OHV decal properly mounted on your trail machine or you risk getting a citation. This includes the Sam Houston National Forest.

It's not up to the USFS to say you don't need the Texas OHV decal to ride in the Sam Houston NF. This requirement comes from Texas State Law, specifically chapter 29 of the Parks & Wildlife Code.

This law was passed in the 79th Legislature, in the spring of 2005 as House Bill 1311. It became law on 1 September, 2005, the law became effective on 1 January 2006. Texas Parks & Wildlife gave a “grace period” for issuing citations from 1 January 2006 until 1 January 2007. The grace period is now over.

Any commissioned law officer can issue a citation for a class C misdemeanor if you are caught riding without a Texas OHV decal on lands where they are required. Failure to comply with the provisions of this law constitutes a Class C misdemeanor and could result in the OHV operator being issued a citation. Fines for this offense range from $25 to $500.

You can find more information on to the Texas OHV program at:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/ohv/index.phtml

You can find more information on riding OHVs in the Sam Houston NF at:

http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/texas/recrea...se_trail.shtml

HoH has the stickers, or call 512 389 8917 with your CC#
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:46 AM   #28
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When is this happaning I need to get my bike and my gear from FTW so I can go.
It happens every week .... Weather permitting of course, We'll shoot ya pm when it dries out up here, get yo t & come out get that badass 380 dirty.

Let us how the fiddys do out there, I've never had mine out there it sounds like fun.
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I ride out there all the time, as does KSTRS on this forum. They shut the trails down after rain and they stay closed till its deemed dry. Call 888-361-6908 opt. 2 for status. Kellys Pond on the west side is the only trailhead you can camp at, and I would get a spark arrestor if you plan on riding alot or on weekends.




I’m trying not to play the heavy-handed bureaucrat here, but I want to put the facts out so that the real requirements of the Texas OHV program are known. I don’t anyone to be issued a citation because they were unaware of the requirements of the Texas OHV program.

To ride at any of the OHV venues in Texas located on any city, county, state or federal lands, where OHV is legal, you must have a current Texas OHV decal properly mounted on your trail machine or you risk getting a citation. This includes the Sam Houston National Forest.

It's not up to the USFS to say you don't need the Texas OHV decal to ride in the Sam Houston NF. This requirement comes from Texas State Law, specifically chapter 29 of the Parks & Wildlife Code.

This law was passed in the 79th Legislature, in the spring of 2005 as House Bill 1311. It became law on 1 September, 2005, the law became effective on 1 January 2006. Texas Parks & Wildlife gave a “grace period” for issuing citations from 1 January 2006 until 1 January 2007. The grace period is now over.

Any commissioned law officer can issue a citation for a class C misdemeanor if you are caught riding without a Texas OHV decal on lands where they are required. Failure to comply with the provisions of this law constitutes a Class C misdemeanor and could result in the OHV operator being issued a citation. Fines for this offense range from $25 to $500.

You can find more information on to the Texas OHV program at:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/ohv/index.phtml

You can find more information on riding OHVs in the Sam Houston NF at:

http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/texas/recrea...se_trail.shtml

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Thanks for the clarification. Pete told me that you would have the answer.

Several weeks ago, I had looked every where on the forest's website for information on the sticker, to no avail. I spoke with all the guys that I ride with (most of which ride the forest a lot more than me), and no one seemed to know the details about teh stickers.
I then posted this question on Houstonmotocross.com, and the answer I got was what I put in my original post.
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:09 PM   #30
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JM, I look forward to riding with you, wish you could have made it out to outlaw. Have you seen pete's new 450x?
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Likewise. I realy want to hook up with you guys one of these days, if work doesn't get in the way.

I haven't seen his 450X yet (other than the photos from his first Hare Scramble). If it is anywhere near as brutal as the 450r, it should be a fun bike!!!
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do they even make spark arrestors for a 97 or 99 KX 125 still? DO i have to have one to ride out there?
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I'll need to get a spark arrestor for my KX500. Is that too big a bike for the trails? :laughing6

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uhh what is a spark arrestor?
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screen that goes in the exhaust to keep sparks from flying out and starting a fire.
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If I cant get a baffle for my bike do yall think it woulg be possible to make a flame screen/arrestor or something?
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If I cant get a baffle for my bike do yall think it woulg be possible to make a flame screen/arrestor or something?
yeah, I'm makn them for mine
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I'll need to get a spark arrestor for my KX500. Is that too big a bike for the trails? :laughing6

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Nah perfect bike for the trails, bring it out and I will take my KTM 380 out and we can throw stuff all over everyone!!
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Im down to ride, but wouldnt big bike do a better job on the trails. I dont want to get stuck on a falling branch!!! j/k
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