Save Durhamtown Ride - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Regional Forums > USA - Southeast
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-10-2012, 06:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
HARDliner
 
73FJBUGGY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Member # 120751
Location: On the Rocks
Posts: 1,708
Save Durhamtown Ride

I want to see what the viability is for a "Save Durhamtown Ride" February 25th. No banners or anything else needed, just a LOT of trucks showing up to show Mike that we are serious about keeping our places to wheel. Thoughts?
__________________
[/COLOR]My M&M FJ Buggy Build/forum/general-4x4-discussion/904558-m-m-big-block-deuce-1-2-buggy.html
"Pirate is where proper grammar and spelling go to die"
73FJBUGGY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 07:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Member # 52554
Location: Fort Mitchell, AL
Posts: 575
Blog Entries: 3
Damn....could you make it a weekend before or after? I have CDL training on the 25th.
__________________
79 CJ7 , Tons, D300, chevy 4.3, 39.5 IROKS
toyota88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 01-10-2012, 08:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
HARDliner
 
73FJBUGGY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Member # 120751
Location: On the Rocks
Posts: 1,708
Quote:
Originally Posted by toyota88 View Post
Damn....could you make it a weekend before or after? I have CDL training on the 25th.
That's the only weekend I could go. Sorry it doesn't work for you. Go the weekend after and still show your support!
__________________
[/COLOR]My M&M FJ Buggy Buildhttp://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=904558
"Pirate is where proper grammar and spelling go to die"
73FJBUGGY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 06:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
HARDliner
 
73FJBUGGY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Member # 120751
Location: On the Rocks
Posts: 1,708
This is the day...Feb 25th...lets flood Durhamtown with a lot of trucks and show Mike that we support our local parks!
__________________
[/COLOR]My M&M FJ Buggy Buildhttp://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=904558
"Pirate is where proper grammar and spelling go to die"
73FJBUGGY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 03:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 11982
Location: Deltona Fl.
Posts: 1,144
Won't make those dates, but I do want to viisit the place. What hotels and restraints are nearby?
InstaGator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Member # 52554
Location: Fort Mitchell, AL
Posts: 575
Blog Entries: 3
Any other dates that others will be available?
__________________
79 CJ7 , Tons, D300, chevy 4.3, 39.5 IROKS
toyota88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 06:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
jduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Member # 26935
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 635
Send a message via Yahoo to jduck
Is he closing it? He didnt say or act like anything was wrong 3 weeks ago when we were there..
__________________
That guy...... :Middel Fangers:
jduck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 06:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
HARDliner
 
73FJBUGGY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Member # 120751
Location: On the Rocks
Posts: 1,708
Quote:
Originally Posted by jduck View Post
Is he closing it? He didnt say or act like anything was wrong 3 weeks ago when we were there..
He is frustrated at losing money on the truck park. He would just open it up to all atvs and dirtbikes. So while you are trying to crawl a technical section, a kid on a dirtbike would be buzzing around you. Also, he would not put any more money into cutting more trails or cultivating the ones already there.

If Mike sees support from the Truck world, then he will support us and cater to what we want...it just that simple.

There are a lot of people that have never been to D Town and should check it out.
__________________
[/COLOR]My M&M FJ Buggy Buildhttp://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=904558
"Pirate is where proper grammar and spelling go to die"

Last edited by 73FJBUGGY; 02-27-2012 at 08:31 AM.
73FJBUGGY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 09:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Member # 187305
Location: Temple Ga.
Posts: 410
I dunno but I always heard the place was flat and was for dirt bikes/atvs/sxs anyway ??

I personally cannot stand having to ride alongside damn ATVs but will if the riding is good enough

We really need somewhere in Ga. to wheel though dammit.
__________________
Dirty South Motorsports Rome Ga.

ECORS #151 A-class Samurai "RATTLER"

and "OLE GREEN & PURPLE" trail / rock scraper stunta zuki

"We don,t need GUN CONTROL we need IDIOT CONTROL"
purplezuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 10:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
HARDliner
 
73FJBUGGY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Member # 120751
Location: On the Rocks
Posts: 1,708
Quote:
Originally Posted by purplezuki View Post
I dunno but I always heard the place was flat and was for dirt bikes/atvs/sxs anyway ??

I personally cannot stand having to ride alongside damn ATVs but will if the riding is good enough

We really need somewhere in Ga. to wheel though dammit.
That is completely false...Durhamtown is not flat, has natural rocks, and the truck section is only open to trucks and side by sides....for now. You have to come ride to see what it is really like. I have been there many times. They have a couple of rock climbs on boulder ridge that will challenge a buggy.

Come out Feb 25th and find out for yourself!
__________________
[/COLOR]My M&M FJ Buggy Buildhttp://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=904558
"Pirate is where proper grammar and spelling go to die"

Last edited by 73FJBUGGY; 02-27-2012 at 08:32 AM.
73FJBUGGY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 02:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Member # 187305
Location: Temple Ga.
Posts: 410
This is GOOD NEWS to hear indeed man,

You are the first person I have encounterd that has actually been there with a rig and got off the atv trails I guess.
__________________
Dirty South Motorsports Rome Ga.

ECORS #151 A-class Samurai "RATTLER"

and "OLE GREEN & PURPLE" trail / rock scraper stunta zuki

"We don,t need GUN CONTROL we need IDIOT CONTROL"
purplezuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 07:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 197428
Location: Winder, GA
Posts: 163
I haven't been on over a year before they put some of the new stuff in on plan on going in a few weeks I hope. I live a little over an hour from there.
__________________
Go Dawgs
Mortalis5509 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 08:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Member # 99072
Location: Ga.
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mortalis5509 View Post
I haven't been on over a year before they put some of the new stuff in on plan on going in a few weeks I hope. I live a little over an hour from there.
Albany is way more than an hour. But yes Big Mike has done a good bit of work to make it better, he has a top notch operation at Dtown, complete with cabins and campers for rent, RV hook ups, tent sites, lodge with dinning facilities, herd he is opening a bar also. There are some rocks, some pretty good hill climbs, some mud it's a place that has a lot of potential, if the rigs will show, he will keep throwing money at it and it will be better. He just needs to know that he will see return on his investment.
mdo817 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 08:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member # 197428
Location: Winder, GA
Posts: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdo817 View Post
Albany is way more than an hour. But yes Big Mike has done a good bit of work to make it better, he has a top notch operation at Dtown, complete with cabins and campers for rent, RV hook ups, tent sites, lodge with dinning facilities, herd he is opening a bar also. There are some rocks, some pretty good hill climbs, some mud it's a place that has a lot of potential, if the rigs will show, he will keep throwing money at it and it will be better. He just needs to know that he will see return on his investment.
You are right, from Albany it is more than an hour. I moved back up to Winder a month ago and haven't changed it on here. I had planed on going the first weekend on Feb and well just might do both.

I know a link to this thread has been posted on North GA Jeepers so there might be some love from some of us over there.
__________________
Go Dawgs
Mortalis5509 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 10:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
HARDliner
 
73FJBUGGY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Member # 120751
Location: On the Rocks
Posts: 1,708
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mortalis5509 View Post
You are right, from Albany it is more than an hour. I moved back up to Winder a month ago and haven't changed it on here. I had planed on going the first weekend on Feb and well just might do both.

I know a link to this thread has been posted on North GA Jeepers so there might be some love from some of us over there.
That's good to hear! When the save Gulches ride happened, there was such a showing that Skip was inclined to keep the doors open. We will lose what we don't support. A huge crowd of trucks all on the same day sends a clear message.
__________________
[/COLOR]My M&M FJ Buggy Buildhttp://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=904558
"Pirate is where proper grammar and spelling go to die"
73FJBUGGY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
bgredjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Member # 32145
Posts: 492
They were long known as a muddy trail riding park. I thought the same until I went in Sept. They have certainly got some rocks. Being about an hour from Augusta, just a bit more from the Atlanta area, its certainly worth a trip to check it out. If you haven't been, I'd try to connect with someone who has to find the trails you want to be on.

This whole area was wide open rocks (under some weeds and small trees). Find a line you want to run and hit it.
Tommy and... JT Rocks 2011 - YouTube

Bull JT Rocks 2011 raw - YouTube

Carey JT Rocks 2011 raw video - YouTube

Bryce Project 187 JT Rocks 2011 - YouTube
bgredjeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 06:34 PM   #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Member # 177066
Posts: 48
Mid carolina jeepers is coming this weekend i think.
mcannon111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 04:53 AM   #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Member # 15903
Location: Watkinsville, GA
Posts: 57
We're looking forward to being there. It will be interesting to see what they have done.
Mr. Gutwrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 05:57 AM   #19 (permalink)
HARDliner
 
73FJBUGGY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Member # 120751
Location: On the Rocks
Posts: 1,708
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Gutwrench View Post
We're looking forward to being there. It will be interesting to see what they have done.
Good to hear! I hope everyone who is in the general region will come out Feb 25th and check out this park. OHV parks are like your teeth...ignore them...and they will go away
__________________
[/COLOR]My M&M FJ Buggy Buildhttp://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=904558
"Pirate is where proper grammar and spelling go to die"
73FJBUGGY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 01:26 PM   #20 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Member # 131437
Location: Winder Ga..
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mortalis5509 View Post
You are right, from Albany it is more than an hour. I moved back up to Winder a month ago and haven't changed it on here. I had planed on going the first weekend on Feb and well just might do both.

I know a link to this thread has been posted on North GA Jeepers so there might be some love from some of us over there.
Always good to meet a fellow crawler. Give me a shout sometime! I'm also from Winder!! :-)

Last edited by safish; 01-22-2012 at 01:34 PM.
safish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 03:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
HARDliner
 
73FJBUGGY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Member # 120751
Location: On the Rocks
Posts: 1,708
Quote:
Originally Posted by safish View Post
Always good to meet a fellow crawler. Give me a shout sometime! I'm also from Winder!! :-)
Please come out on Feb 25th and help us support this park.
__________________
[/COLOR]My M&M FJ Buggy Buildhttp://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=904558
"Pirate is where proper grammar and spelling go to die"
73FJBUGGY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 04:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Member # 109577
Posts: 5
I went up there with the Low Country Mud Rats out of Savannah on MLK weekend. It was my 2nd time there and I had a blast! Stuff for everyone there from stockers to full-on crawlers.
RenegadeStang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 06:32 PM   #23 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
bmanga's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Member # 161164
Posts: 204
I was out there MLK weekend doing some shooting on the ranges. I had a very long conversation with both Mike M and Mike D about the park. Mike M was frustrated with all the money he has into the obstacle course and very few rigs that utilize it so he may "tone" it down a bit to "intice" the smaller built rigs a bit. I didn't get the impression they are ready to throw in the towel just yet. I was straight forward with them and gave them a lot of ideas to try and ways to market the park to certain wheeling groups. I do believe if we don't support the place the investment can be recouped then things may change for the worse.

I enjoy the park personally but on many different levels than with other parks we can still wheel at. Put it this way what other place can you go wheel, have nice warm decent meal in the lodge, sleep in a decent cabin or camping facilities with hot showers and then go to the range and blow of some rounds or pick up some motor oil, camera's etc at the pro shop..... Heck there's even fishing, skeet shooting and 6000+ acres to hunt on along with atv, utv and motox to rentals. We rented a rhino while out there and the boy had a blast. Something for all the family to do!

This park has a lot more potential but as any good business they need to generate money from it to since it's a business. With that said they don't have problems supporting those who support them. Mantanzas club put on Wheelers for Wounded ride a few months back which I attended and duriing that ride DTown donated nearly $2000 to the cause along with raffle give away items etc. Mike D personally pulled a Ben from his pocket and donated it at the raffle/trophy ceremony. I won the most carnage award by the way. LOL!

Let's do our part and support them like they support our community. I will continue to support them.
__________________
Team Chaos Racing
Website: http://www.teamchaosracing.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeamChaosRacing
Forum: http://www.teamchaosracing.com/forum/
#1313, #55, #112 & #627

Big Thanks to Dave's Offroad Supply, 4WheelParts, Tom Wood's, BFG, T&C 4x4Customs, Ironman, Deaver, ELS & Summit!
bmanga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 06:51 PM   #24 (permalink)
Registered User
 
justscoutin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Member # 32053
Location: Chattanooga
Posts: 543
post up an address and some links to the place, never heard of it that I know of. might have to try and make it out there.
__________________
88 chevy crewcab 6bt nv4500
72 scout 4bt on tons
justscoutin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 07:38 PM   #25 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
bmanga's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Member # 161164
Posts: 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by justscoutin View Post
post up an address and some links to the place, never heard of it that I know of. might have to try and make it out there.
Offroad Park Site:
http://www.durhamtownoffroad.com/

DTown Plantation Site:
http://www.durhamtown.com/index1.htm
__________________
Team Chaos Racing
Website: http://www.teamchaosracing.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeamChaosRacing
Forum: http://www.teamchaosracing.com/forum/
#1313, #55, #112 & #627

Big Thanks to Dave's Offroad Supply, 4WheelParts, Tom Wood's, BFG, T&C 4x4Customs, Ironman, Deaver, ELS & Summit!
bmanga is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.