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Old 08-16-2018, 12:55 PM
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Hi. I'm having a discussion with my son about speed when riding an ATV in the woods and I thought we could get some help here. We're planning to a hunting trip and plan on driving a quad and a UTV.
Everything I see says it depends on the terrain and other conditions which makes sense. What I want to know is, generally, how fast do you travel when riding in the woods? an average speed is ok.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:07 PM
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I don't know what an average means? That would all depend on the terrain and the having a clear path. When I use my ATV to get to my stand I ride slow so as to make the least amount of noise as I can. I am not in a race. In addition since you are carrying either a firearm or bow and other gear, it would be foolish to test the limits of sensibility with your speed.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:52 PM
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I agree, its NOT about an average speed its about traveling at a safe speed for what the terrain dictates
and a lot has to do with what your rriding goals are
back in my younger days when was all about pushing the limits, I drove things at speeds that were extremely fast, that most folks couldn't
but then again my machines were NOT stock, had high end suspensions on them and I was a honest racer, I raced MX bikes and other things for 30+ yrs
so, that being said, if I was running a Sport ATV about trying to push MY own skills and limits, the speeds might be 3 times higher or more than what someone just out of a joy ride might be
but I would also be wearing a lot more safety gear than most guys
heck, I seldom even see folks anymore even wearing helmets period, never mind other safety gear(boots gloves goggles, chest protection, and so on!

when I ride about the farm, I might be going 3 mph for most of what I do, but then on roads about it, maybe 35 mph, on a WORK ATV,
so a LOT comes down to the TYPE of ATV here, and the SKILLS and desires of the rider on it!

so its a VERY hard question to answer not knowing so many things
age of rider, skill of rider, desire of rider, type of terrain YOU ride on, and what YOU feel is safe or not
loaded question here to be honest
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:59 PM
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This really is impossible to answer .

It depends. Are you on an established and marked trail and know where you're going? That's going to be allot faster than trying to find your way somewhere new.

Safety should be your primary consideration.

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Old 09-14-2018, 04:06 PM
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Really depends on the terrain. ATVs aren't really designed for speed but for trail tracking
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