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Old 10-03-2012, 06:49 PM   #21676
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Helmac drove from Tallahassee this morning to me with me FBM and Gimme for BlackWater at its best. After aobut 25 miles of some varried terrain, Helmac commented on his bike handling funny. Sor' nuf.... flat rear.

He limped back to pavement where, being the good ADVers we are - we abandoned him to his fate - waved "bon voiage" and ran another 30 miles. We did meet back up with him at the Karack and had lunch at Mickeys so all was good.

Halmac, Nice to finally meet and greet with you and hoped you enjoyed what you saw.

We'll have to venture over to Tally soon...

Weather was "ridin weather" for sure!!!
Yes, a rather inauspicious debut into the P'cola riding community for me. Aye, but the company and riding were excellent. My abandonment was a gentleman's abandonment, replete as it was with offers of assistance and an alternative rescue plan should I not be found back at the truck. Which I was after a precarious flat tire ride first outa the woods, then about four miles up 189.


All that said, it was a bit annoying to spend more than six hours in my car for about one on my bike! But such is the fickle finger of fate, especially when it comes to m/c tires.


I did journey down to the AF office to fetch me an Eglin pass, having benefitted from the video and having parted with $6. Tee-hee: Senior Citizen half price.


Thanks, gents, for the brisk 24 mile ride, I’ll be back for more. In the meantime, the ANF is my playground (and that of many others) and I should be honored to show y’all its many delights. During the week, or on any w/e.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:13 PM   #21677
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Hmmm... a hack? never actually seen a KTM hack before, this will be great!
You saw a hack ride one though
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:18 PM   #21678
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Vic, it's John. But I'll answer to almost anything, except Jim. That's my brother.
I like the VOR's. They are more capable than what I'll ever want to do on them.

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Old 10-03-2012, 09:43 PM   #21679
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Penton Owners Group? I've done my share of lurking there. Vast amounts of info and knowledge there.
I'm almost done with a '72 JackPiner 175, then my '73 Six-Days is next. Just finished a '83 KDX200 to go
with my '80 KDX175. Wayne came over this afternoon to give me his approval on everything. Such a nice guy.
I did make sure he didn't get out of my sight so no violations could occur to any of my bikes or pets.

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Old 10-04-2012, 04:13 AM   #21680
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Mississippi Hill Country ride this winter.

I went along with Robdirt and Nanohicup a couple years ago. Wasn't blown away with the route because of so much recent pavement but still had a good time and was glad I went.

Seems Sam Carraro has changed it up a bit since then and I'd like to give it a go again.
He's created 3 trips. The Trans American Trail. Shadow of the Rocky's and Mississippi Hill Country.

http://www.transamtrail.com/

If anybody else is interested, let it be known. I'll order the north/south routes (507 miles total) and we'll figure out a date to do it sometime in the future.

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Old 10-04-2012, 04:48 AM   #21681
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Penton Owners Group? I've done my share of lurking there. Vast amounts of info and knowledge there.
I'm almost done with a '72 JackPiner 175, then my '73 Six-Days is next. Just finished a '83 KDX200 to go
with my '80 KDX175. Wayne came over this afternoon to give me his approval on everything. Such a nice guy.
I did make sure he didn't get out of my sight so no violations could occur to any of my bikes or pets.
John,

Sorry about the name change!

The POG is Panhandle Old Guys...

Althought I will have a look at the Penton Owners Group (are they ADV?)

I had a 100cc when they first came out (green and white steel tank) and then some years later I had a 250 Penton (red and white wiht KTM fanhead)...

Long since gone....
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:33 AM   #21682
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I went along with Robdirt and Nanohicup a couple years ago. Wasn't blown away with the route because of so much recent pavement but still had a good time and was glad I went.

Seems Sam Carraro has changed it up a bit since then and I'd like to give it a go again.
He's created 3 trips. The Trans American Trail. Shadow of the Rocky's and Mississippi Hill Country.

http://www.transamtrail.com/

If anybody else is interested, let it be known. I'll order the north/south routes (507 miles total) and we'll figure out a date to do it sometime in the future.


Does he give updated maps to people that already paid? When are you thinking about riding the MHC?
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:01 AM   #21683
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Panhandle Old Guys ...... I guess I qualify for that one too.
Penton Owners Group have their own site http://www.pentonusa.org/
Check it out, it's cool. It's good to know the history of John Penton and how he got Penton motorcycles started in the U.S., and for current KTM riders to know their heritage.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:38 AM   #21684
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I went along with Robdirt and Nanohicup a couple years ago. Wasn't blown away with the route because of so much recent pavement but still had a good time and was glad I went.

Seems Sam Carraro has changed it up a bit since then and I'd like to give it a go again.
He's created 3 trips. The Trans American Trail. Shadow of the Rocky's and Mississippi Hill Country.

http://www.transamtrail.com/

If anybody else is interested, let it be known. I'll order the north/south routes (507 miles total) and we'll figure out a date to do it sometime in the future.

I'm interested.

Also thinking about riding half the TAT next year.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:43 AM   #21685
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I went along with Robdirt and Nanohicup a couple years ago. Wasn't blown away with the route because of so much recent pavement but still had a good time and was glad I went.

Seems Sam Carraro has changed it up a bit since then and I'd like to give it a go again.
He's created 3 trips. The Trans American Trail. Shadow of the Rocky's and Mississippi Hill Country.

http://www.transamtrail.com/

If anybody else is interested, let it be known. I'll order the north/south routes (507 miles total) and we'll figure out a date to do it sometime in the future.

I bought his Mississippi hill country maps a while back. Looks like good stuff just need to find a long weekend to go up. It's all north of Jackson ms. He sets it up for a 2 day trip if I remember the way he has it laid out.


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Old 10-04-2012, 07:45 AM   #21686
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I bought his Mississippi hill country maps a while back. Looks like good stuff just need to find a long weekend to go up. It's all north of Jackson ms. He sets it up for a 2 day trip if I remember the way he has it laid out.


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Also the narrow roll chart holder would be super handy to use his charts. Can do it off GPS but the charts are easy to use too the way he has them setup


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Old 10-04-2012, 09:59 AM   #21687
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Yep, got roll chart and got gps.
All I lack is knowledge.


OK then, there's some interest.
Good!

I'll order the stuff from Sam and we'll get this show on the road.

We'll talk dates soon.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:22 AM   #21688
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Panhandle Old Guys ...... I guess I qualify for that one too.
Penton Owners Group have their own site http://www.pentonusa.org/
Check it out, it's cool. It's good to know the history of John Penton and how he got Penton motorcycles started in the U.S., and for current KTM riders to know their heritage.
Found these links on the other POG aka Penton Owners Group

http://vimeo.com/49236480

http://vimeo.com/49236479

http://www.indiegogo.com/dirtyoldtimes?c=gallery


Looks like a cool movie if it ever gets out.

My first enduro bike was a 1971 125cc six days steel tank Penton. I still have some of that bike laying around.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:56 PM   #21689
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Father Son Fall Outing

Phil and I are departing on our second annual Father Son Fall Beast Ride. Up to the Smoky's and Deals Gap etc for a few days.

We are Tail Virgins but looking forward to checking off the square.

I know Inept is lonewolfing it across Northern GA. Barney and WR are planning something and of course next weekend it is the Vintage days....

Everyone ride safe and post up pics...
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:58 PM   #21690
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Found these links on the other POG aka Penton Owners Group

http://vimeo.com/49236480

http://vimeo.com/49236479

http://www.indiegogo.com/dirtyoldtimes?c=gallery


Looks like a cool movie if it ever gets out.

My first enduro bike was a 1971 125cc six days steel tank Penton. I still have some of that bike laying around.
Great stuff.

I will be showing old movies "similar" to these at the Trot...
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