riding in Slickford
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off roader

Sheridan, AR

#1 Aug 23, 2012
I heard offroading down there is closing because a lumber company bought that land. Any truth to it?
abraham x hammerschmidt

Somerset, KY

#2 Aug 23, 2012
Don't know
me again

London, KY

#4 Aug 26, 2012
yep! It's true..NO more stirring up the dust past my house !
off roader

Somerset, KY

#6 Aug 29, 2012
I can assure you that I never stirred up dust past your house. My fellow riders and I respect our surroundings.

It's a shame really....that area is the prettiest and best area that we've ridden in this part of the United States. The county could make a killing if they leased it and made a riding park out of it. Money would trickle down to local merchants and it would be good for everyone.

“The hip hop Samurai”

Since: Aug 08

Edo-era Japan

#7 Aug 29, 2012
Do like everyone else and ride up Dry Hollow and up in Jimtown.

“pervinco per logica”

Since: Feb 12

Eradicate willful ignorance.

#8 Aug 29, 2012
hellhoundforhire wrote:
Do like everyone else and ride up Dry Hollow and up in Jimtown.
I was down there a few months ago. I used to think the road was bad, but the condition it's in now is terrible. Pretty much decided that it wasn't worth the trouble to go up, as I tend to enjoy a relaxing ride in the hills rather than a gully/boulder climb. Too many of the idiots that go out there have no consideration for others.
whoa 1

London, KY

#9 Aug 29, 2012
we tend to overdo everything that may be good and fun. off roading has been ruined by a few who has ruined it for all just like Ummmm has stated. the land is precious and now the fun is over.
off roader

Somerset, KY

#10 Aug 30, 2012
_Ummm_ if you are talking about the climb up towards the preaching ground after going past the Dry Hollow church, I think you would have that no matter who was out there. That is a result of natural erosion with no trail maintenance to fix it. Other riding areas fight the same thing, but there are plans in place and equipment to remedy the problem.

I will give you that some idiots make those mudholes 10 feet deep but at least there are go arounds for most of them.

After researching some other forums, it appears the land is now owned by a lumber company from out of state and they are just looking to cover their behind from a liability standpoint. That means an organized area that is covered by insurance so they can't get sued.

“pervinco per logica”

Since: Feb 12

Eradicate willful ignorance.

#11 Aug 30, 2012
off roader wrote:
_Ummm_ if you are talking about the climb up towards the preaching ground after going past the Dry Hollow church, I think you would have that no matter who was out there. That is a result of natural erosion with no trail maintenance to fix it. Other riding areas fight the same thing, but there are plans in place and equipment to remedy the problem.
I will give you that some idiots make those mudholes 10 feet deep but at least there are go arounds for most of them.
After researching some other forums, it appears the land is now owned by a lumber company from out of state and they are just looking to cover their behind from a liability standpoint. That means an organized area that is covered by insurance so they can't get sued.
Yeah, there are definitely a lot of places that are simply washed and they've been slowly getting worse over time, but I'm talking about areas that are more or less rutted intentionally or from people not knowing how to ride without messing stuff up.
Crazy 8

Somerset, KY

#12 Aug 30, 2012
I have been four wheeling many years in that area. It would be a shame for it to stop.
likeme

London, KY

#13 Sep 2, 2012
I encourage everyone to do like I and allot of others do and go ahead and ride whenever and wherever you want to in the woods of Slickford. If an "owner" asks you to leave then simply leave today and return tomorrow. Putting up signs or trying to block roads is stupid, just ignore it and go on. That's how its been done for years and it's not gonna change any for an out of towner!
Bob

East Bernstadt, KY

#14 Sep 2, 2012
If it isn't your land, I say stay off of it.
Too much disrespect for a person's land in Wayne County is what brings things like this to light.
likeme

London, KY

#15 Sep 2, 2012
It's NOT disrespect, it's called using what was created for you. God created the earth and put his people on it. That land is God's creation and we, his people, are entitled to use it. IF you want to limit yourself like that under the name of respect then go for it.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#17 Sep 3, 2012
The Great White Spirit also created rock salt.
whoa 1

Somerset, KY

#18 Sep 3, 2012
likeme wrote:
It's NOT disrespect, it's called using what was created for you. God created the earth and put his people on it. That land is God's creation and we, his people, are entitled to use it. IF you want to limit yourself like that under the name of respect then go for it.
its called trespassing and as a landowner its folks like you that really tend to create problems for everyone else. perhaps you would change your mind if you spend time in a very unpopular place for a little while. you cannot break the law continually and get away with it.
Bob

East Bernstadt, KY

#19 Sep 3, 2012
Whoa 1,
I agree.
We hunters are looked down upon just because we have so many hunters, riders, etc that doesn't know the meaning of the word respect and to ask permission to be on your land.
off roader

Somerset, KY

#20 Sep 4, 2012
My crew will respect the wishes of the landowner. It's the right thing and ONLY thing to do. "likeme" you probably wouldn't want me to come to your home and start doing laps around it on a quad or SXS.

I believe that if the county knew just how much revenue riders can bring into a county they would have to seriously look at getting involved. It works good in places like Evarts, KY and Huntsville, TN. It could really work in Wayne County because the riding is better and more scenic in my opinion.
THE TRUTH

Sheridan, AR

#21 Sep 4, 2012
Ride on weekends??
likeme

Somerset, KY

#22 Sep 4, 2012
I am a land owner in the community and I don't mind riders or hunters using the land. There are over 1,000 acres of land and in the track in question and only 22 1/3 acres have roads built in and around them. Go figure why anybody would complain about a family and friends enjoying a stroll through the country on a weekend?

“The hip hop Samurai”

Since: Aug 08

Edo-era Japan

#23 Sep 4, 2012
The big guy is from Slickford but hes always working and don't get there much. He had told me about riding up there several times. I never believed that there was a place called hog hollow until he showed us the road one day.

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