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Old March 4th, 2011, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default What do you look for in an offroad park?

Given the opportunity to create your own park, what would be on the top of your list of things you would like to see?

On site camping?
Trail types?
Full size only or cycle and atv's as well?
Rocks?
Hill climbs?
Mud?

What about location? If it were just outside the Oakland County line, how often do you think you would visit?
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I like rocks, dry ground, and on site or nearby camping. I could do without the ATV's and cycles, because I am afraid I am going to meet one at the top of a hill someday. I ride a dirt bike too, and I still think they should be kept separate.
I like technical trails more than mud, or hill climbs.
Having said all of that, I need to move out west more than ever now.

I am too far away to make Oakland county a regular spot, but I think a lot of other users would show up.

I don't mind using concrete in place of rocks at all, fwiw. I think it's an okay compromise for a park situation.
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Would it be worth the drive if there was a nice camping facility with water and electricity, defined and wooded camp sites. Maybe a small lake for swimming or fishing?
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I would try to get a little bit of everything going on. You could exclude the bikes and atvs as they really shouldnt be mixed, I ride too but take the mounds for instance I would never take a quad or bike there. The whole camping experience would be something you could set in its own nice secluded area away from all the truck action. Set the camping up by a pond for swimming/fishing provide a few row boats or allow in a max of a 14' aluminum boat or non gas powered small vessel. Just remember if its got all bases covered and a nice user friendly atmosphere people will come!
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Given the opportunity to create your own park, what would be on the top of your list of things you would like to see?

On site camping?
Not a high priority since this would be within an hour or so from home.
Trail types?
Tight & twisty, off camber.
Full size only or cycle and atv's as well?
Full size only but your cash flow may require a larger mix
Rocks?
Yes. Also consider shotcrete.
Hill climbs?
Horsepower hillclimbs are rare. Loose sand is fun.
Mud?
Not for me but you will need it for a larger client base.

What about location? If it were just outside the Oakland County line, how often do you think you would visit?
Totally depends on the quality of the park. I've been to Bundy once per year for the past 2 years, and the same with Twisted. I've been to R&V about 8 or 10 times in the past 2 years. I like the woods and diversity plus I have a place nearby.
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x2 with Whiterhino

But I do like onsite camping for sure.

ATV's are fun I have one but I'll never bring it to a park they are not a good mix in our sport
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i would visit 6 times or more a year if it was something like R&Vs. within 50 miles from me.
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Would it be worth the drive if there was a nice camping facility with water and electricity, defined and wooded camp sites. Maybe a small lake for swimming or fishing?
No, I would never camp 40 minutes from my house. Nor would I fish or swim in a little pond.
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No, I would never camp 40 minutes from my house. Nor would I fish or swim in a little pond.
What if there was a penthouse suite nearby just for you?
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I'd make it have a gun range!

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I'd make it have a gun range!

There actually already is one.
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There should be a place to wash dishes or iron clothes.
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There should be a place to wash dishes or iron clothes.
Please keep your useless bullshit out of land use. Thank you.
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Totally depends on the quality of the park. I've been to Bundy once per year for the past 2 years, and the same with Twisted. I've been to R&V about 8 or 10 times in the past 2 years. I like the woods and diversity plus I have a place nearby.
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we as a fam camped twice with in 15 minutes of our house last year. i'm not a prettyboi tho.

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how was that useless when i camp thats what i do
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Sand, sand hills and a beach :) Nice weather a plus.
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how was that useless when i camp thats what i do
Don't be an ass. Washing dishes is part of camping and therefore is a given. Ironing clothes was a stupid statement.
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Don't be an ass. Washing dishes is part of camping and therefore is a given. Ironing clothes was a stupid statement.
i'll give it a rest. But at Silver Lake i done both a lot.
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Also agree with the tight twisty technical trails. Rocks for sure (I also enjoy the SW US style wheeling).

Mud - not for me, but as stated, most likely to draw in more crowd (equate to $$).
Camping wouldn't matter, I make R&V a one day trip, so would do so within an hour of Oakland.

As stated, R&V has a nice mix of trails to keep a person busy.


And also don't like the mix of full size and other users. Makes me worried I will drive over something.
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