ATV thread

mkitchen

Explorer
Do we really need an ATV thread?

Not to belittle the folks who enjoy ATV's but do they really fit in with the goals/objectives of Expedition Portal. (Note I am speaking from a user's perspective and I certainly don't represent the forum administration) From what I have seen of the ATV users, they tend to do day trips in their local area. Expedition Portal seems to be more focused on those who seek to travel to different areas and providing the guidance one would seek to reach those far off lands.
Even the motorcycle section is focused on doing multi-day trips. We do not see threads on Moto Cross or Enduro riding. There are many forums that focus on ATV activities as there are for enduro and Moto Cross.
Mikey
 

Aquafbody

Adventurer
There is an entire sub fourm just for bicycles, I don't know about you but I wouldn't ride a huffy cross country anymore than an ATV. But that's not the point I'm trying to convey. You and I both know there are many, many members who have ATV's for what ever purpose, this thread is intended simply as a fourm for experienced members to share knowledge with less experienced members. And for members to find other members in there area, that's all. Heck there is entire thread for guys to post pics of their AR-15, how is this any different?

http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/98701-The-AR-15
 
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conifers4

Suburban nomad
Have to agree with Aquafbody on this one........I'm sure there are a lot of folks who get out and explore utilizing and ATV, isn't that the point?
 

mattiep11

Adventurer
let the man speak his peace..... atvs and utvs are on the rise can't we all enjoy a little backwoods fun together!! go to moab what do u see...UTVS UP THE WAZOOO go to the desert what do u see UTVS UP THE WAZOO....!! go do some mountain passes what do u see>>>>get the point...
 

mattiep11

Adventurer
ok bro, friends don't let friends ride fixies... i'm sorry i don't circumnavigate the globe on my carbon dh bike but i explore over a 4 million acres of national forest on every cross country ride i take... BEat THAt!!... i'm sure their are a few people who have done a few excursions on their atv's or utv's perhaps in baja or alaska or south america...like i stated which u must have glanced over when reading about not everyone having a million days off a year to go explore 1o million miles of whereever... an expedition is getting out and exploring...am i not correct?? Even if its in your backyards
 

mattiep11

Adventurer
how is a go cart ... for pavement, even come close to an atv, used for offroad purpose

great comparison ..
 

libarata

Expedition Leader
Never seen an offroad go-kart have you. You are looking more towards a "Back Country Adventure- A one-day or multi-day off-highway trip on an adventure motorcycle or in a 4WD vehicle." Not an expedition, which needs considerable planning. You mention excursion, which yes, you can take a couple days worth of goodies out on an ATV, buzz around, and go home. But that is far from being close to an expedition. Also, this is in a 2-wheel forum. Wrong place.


http://www.motosportsmax.com/min-xrs-kids-offroad-gokarts.html
 

mdmead

Adventurer
I'll let others argue as to whether this thread is in the right location on Expedition Portal.
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Personally, I like to explore roads and trails and see what there is to see. I have many ways to do this... and yes, one of them is an ATV. While the ATV (here in WA) is limited to certain roads and trails, it is a great choice many times. Economical, comfortable, can haul/tow quite a load and able to handle the toughest trails. Good bang for buck!
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Our family owns three Can-AMs. My daughter has a Rally 200, and my wife and I own Outlander 400s. Here is my wife's machine from a trip last spring.
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mkitchen

Explorer
Sorry, I guess that I opened a big can of worms

There is no doubt that I do not have that great a grasp of what can be done on an ATV. What I see in the southwest is folks driving them to trail heads, unloading them then taking off on short trail runs. Very similar to what some folks do with their enduro bikes. I just have not seen that type of recreation covered within Expedition Portal. To address an earlier reply; I have actually ridden through more states on my touring bicycle than I have covered with my Tacoma.
Mikey
 

mattiep11

Adventurer
ya libarata i've seen a go cart that goes off road... friend had one growing up and also another friend had "real" go carts that are track use only.. your a buzz kill ! and wrecked this post for this guy.. thanks happy new year..
 

whatcharterboat

Supporting Sponsor, Overland Certified OC0018
Not to belittle the folks who enjoy ATV's but do they really fit in with the goals/objectives of Expedition Portal. (Note I am speaking from a user's perspective and I certainly don't represent the forum administration) From what I have seen of the ATV users, they tend to do day trips in their local area. Expedition Portal seems to be more focused on those who seek to travel to different areas and providing the guidance one would seek to reach those far off lands.

Mikey
Gee Mikey, I certainly hope the Quad Squad boys don't read this.

Please check out their story (links below) and I'm sure it might change your thoughts. If there is going to be a thread for ATVs then IMO, their noble expoits should be part of it and hopefully inspire others.

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Kind regards John.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ru06D6OYvA

http://www.africa-overland.net/Bio-732-Expedition-Quad-Squad

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/9013342/aussie-killed-in-malawi-car-chase/

https://www.oxfam.org.au/media/2011...-home-tomorrow-after-record-breaking-journey/
 
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Aquafbody

Adventurer
Gee Mikey, I certainly hope the Quad Squad boys don't read this.

Please check out their story (links below) and I'm sure it might change your thoughts. If there is going to be a thread for ATVs then IMO, their noble expoits should be part of it and hopefully inspire others.

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Kind regards John.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ru06D6OYvA

http://www.africa-overland.net/Bio-732-Expedition-Quad-Squad

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/9013342/aussie-killed-in-malawi-car-chase/

https://www.oxfam.org.au/media/2011...-home-tomorrow-after-record-breaking-journey/
That's neat. But seriously this forum would really benefit from an ATV section. For example I have been having cold start issues and that's a real drag during hunting season in the middle of nowhere. I would be really nice to ask some fellas here that too live in cold climates how to fix the issue.
 
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