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Old 08-27-2008, 05:42 PM   #61
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How do you think I feel having two in the garage, and not being able to ride 'em. Word of advise- don't wreck it sucks.

Due to my less than graceful get-off ,and now that I got the XT pretty well ripping and roaring Ms. Buzztail figures she won't take a chance on learning to ride.....
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:44 PM   #62
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Hey, go take a look at the bike I'm going to get, and I do plan on taking it off the pavement (some):

http://www.tallahasseescooters.blogspot.com

But if I can find a KLR for a really good price, I'd take it.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:55 PM   #63
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ADV quarter liter Ninja! See who makes a bit better tire (at least for the front) Bar risers, and some hand guards.... Might get her dirty after all!!
Been a long time since I was on a 250 Ninja. I don't think I saw the South side of 7500 rpms
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:12 PM   #64
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Hey, you must be doing what I am, reading a RR then checking here.

But, about the Ninja, the 250 has done too many things like Iron Butt Rally's, off road rides, 100 mph to make me not want another bike. At least for now :) Plus, they are inexpensive, reliable and easy to work on. Did I mention they are inexpensive?

Plus, I like the fact that most people don't think they are real motorcycles.

Hopefully, I'll be able to get it in the next week or so.
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:49 PM   #65
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I had to watch Uncle Ted on Glenn Beck.... Even though I have it on my DVR

The 250s are cool little motorcycles. It's more fun to ride a slow bike hard than a fast bike easy....
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:07 PM   #66
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Well, that and the fact that I like goofy oddball things. Most people don't think the little Ninja is capable of much more than riding at 35mph.
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Old 08-30-2008, 05:08 PM   #67
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Local Sink Hole ride

This could take many rides, probably worth a thread in its self.

Hit the road with Karen a little late this morning, and it was getting hot already.

Our first stop was Church Sink.



Church Sink Cave System

Growing up in North Florida was great. School was a bit of a problem but thats because the weather was good, hunting was good, fishing was good, riding the dirt roads was always good, swimming is good all year round and chicks still dig outdoor type guys.

I'm sure that I'll have to go to many of these Sinks again during this winter just to see them better. The State has taken control so just how close you can get to them is limited.

Fay dumped quite a bit of rain in this area and after more than a week, many of the roads are still closed or should be only crossed with caution.

The Sinks and Rivers I went to today are clouded or obscured by vegetation. Just the same, I enjoyed.
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:44 PM   #68
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Sweet! I love me some cave diving!

Looking forward to the rest of the pics. HTSR - do ya know a way to sneak in to Church Sink?? Haven't been in that one.
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:42 PM   #69
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I built some brackets for some cave diver guy a coupla weeks ago. Nice dude, but I can't remember his name. That's the kind of stuff I miss about machine work...
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:42 AM   #70
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Hey, go take a look at the bike I'm going to get, and I do plan on taking it off the pavement (some):

http://www.tallahasseescooters.blogspot.com

But if I can find a KLR for a really good price, I'd take it.
Hey, I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have to give ScottFla a belated thanks for hooking me up back in December. My wife and I rode in that Toys for Tots ride last year, and I was looking for pictures. The only way I found them was by googling "toys tots tallahassee" or something, and your blog was the first result. So thanks for leading me to the pictures I was looking for, because the Tallahassee Democrat somehow didn't have them linked so that Google could find them...
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Our second stop was Blue Sink. This use to be a popular swimming hole but the road has been barricaded to vehicles since 2002



The next sink in line had a cable blocking access. The land should be NF but I'll have to find out more about that one.

Leon Sinks A nice walk in the woods. I'll check it out again in the fall



was dry



Turner Sink





Palmetto Sink



Back Sink







Hammock Sink









Tiny Sink




Big Dismal

Has very dark water and steep sides and about one hundred and thirty feet deep. I swam here often.

Now its a hundred dollar fine



The Big Eight Sink



Black Sink

It's Down there.



This was a comfortable walk even in motorcycle boots.




Fisher Creek Sink
This area has a natural bridge where the water on this side was spiraling under ground and coming out again
after about fifteen yards away.



Black Gum Swamp





Next we were off to cool down at Cherokee Sink.





then to St Marks to get something to eat
at the St Marks river Cantina



Karen said it was the best Bacon Cheese Burger she had ever eaten

Two dollar Beck's





After lunch we were going to go to Goose Pasture out in in the Aucilla WMA

Long straight roads


and apparently they will be closed until at least September 2



I had hoped to stop by a sink on the way to Goose Pasture but if that road was closed it was only going to get worse.

We turned around and rode to Wasissa and check out the river





on our way home we came upon this on Tram rd., there might have been road closed signs but it had been
a long hot day. The water looked refreshing, so we did it...and we did get soaked.

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I went out this morning testing a route to Keaton beach through the woods and back roads...Mapsource showed it could be done so, why not give it a try. I usually set the program up to take me the more more miserable way. and miserable it was. 98 is as boring as it gets. Every time I'm on it, I feel wasted rubber.

I did try, but gave up before Perry. There's a lot of lease land in the way of that route. Too bad theres a pile of good looking dirt roads off of there.

On the way back in I decided to check out Goose Pasture and ride through the Aucilla Management area.

this little sinkhole is next to the Fl trail...The state was good enough to put a pointer from the main road to it. I expect it to change for the worse soon.



View of the river from Goose Pasture.









Down the road a few miles I took a turn. I don't have a clue where this was but I know how to get back.





not all of the water in FL is a dark black cesspool

and while I rode through some, I didn't stop to admire any

but I did some looking here.



what a nice day

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Old 11-22-2008, 04:10 PM   #73
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Nice!! I saw you headed back North today, and tried to catch you...I spent much of the day lining up a load of wood for ANF. Should be able to keep a roaring fire going for the weekend no problem!

Did about 160 miles on the S. Stopped by Millers and got some new o-rings for my oil filler
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:58 PM   #75
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Thanks for resurecting this one Scott. First time I've seen it. When I worked in White Springs Fl many years ago, I learned about Siphons and Sinks. Sure would like to see some of those around Tallahasse oneday, but willing to pass on gettin stuck!
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