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Old 04-22-2012, 05:32 PM   #1351
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Two Hospitals east of the National Forrest and there may be one in St. Joe.

There was a hospital in St. Joe back in 71 it may still be there. My experience there was after riding bare footed , compressing the front shocks,dragging my foot over some total friction attention oyster shells and a fall in the bright white sand, breaking fourteen bones in my foot and tearing my second toe on my right foot (the lazy toe) all but off. I did go to the closest hospital. it was memorial day weekend and the Doctor was drunk.

The Doctor suggested that I allow him to remove the toe, that it would never be any good again anyway. Fuck it. it was my second toe on my right foot and I requested that He sew it back on until I could get back to Tallahassee. He did sew the useless toe back on and who knows it may not be any good but it is the right color.

what is this thread about again?

Plenty of riding, for old gys, yeah plenty

time for a beer

Hey, are you new around these parts?
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:41 PM   #1352
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:01 PM   #1353
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:38 PM   #1354
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Sounds like that little piggy went souf!
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:45 PM   #1355
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:47 PM   #1356
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The video pretty well summarizes my attitude towards riding 'til I drop.

Your ”panhandle old guys” forum areas seems to be the right place to ask my questions.

I’m a long time rider (both dirt & street). I have been in an ECEA enduro club for 29 years

I will be coming to Florida in late June 2012. On my way to visiting family in Bradenton, I want to take a look around the panhandle area, with a view to maybe relocating. The riding opportunities may be pretty good in the panhandle Apalachicola neighborhood…correct?...comments?

On a return drive from Bradenton last spring, I got lost and ended up wandering in northern Florida long enough to think “Wow! This is just like the pine barrens of New Jersey (where I have been riding for decades)…so I would like to explore the area over a few days in June…the question is where exactly?.

My initial impression is that the east side of Apalachicola N.F. might be a good place to relocate. Small towns next to the forest could provide easy on-road ride into the forest without trailering. And with Tallahassee not too far I could probably find competent doctors and hospitals (I have a seizure disorder and a pacemaker, my wife is recovering from cancer). Is this anywhere near true? Or are there better regions that you could recommend?

Is Apalachicola N.F. actually friendly to off road riders? My good old pine barrens are being strangled by unelected “environmental” bureaucrats that think preventing a salamander from getting a headache is more important than dirt bike access. Are some N.F. areas better than others? What are the best access points to those areas?

As a total know-nothing about the panhandle area, I would appreciate any local insight into better areas, towns, that would combine a decent place to live with easy access to good areas to ride.
It's a great spot! Some of the other guys actually ride bikes out there
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:12 PM   #1357
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I'll miss y'all and all that stupid sand , but life has taken me elsewhere at this point. Thanks for the good times and great rides!

Old bike, old scenery:


New bike, new scenery:


If any of you are ever heading out this way, let me know and I'll be happy to show you what the mountains have to offer!
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:16 PM   #1358
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Farrrr out, man!

I visited Co Sprgs. for the first time last summer, and was very impressed. I think you'll enjoy it up there.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:17 PM   #1359
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I'll miss y'all and all that stupid sand , but life has taken me elsewhere at this point. Thanks for the good times and great rides!

If any of you are ever heading out this way, let me know and I'll be happy to show you what the mountains have to offer!
that is an epic change of scenery sir
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:21 PM   #1360
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that is an epic change of scenery sir
Click on the panorama for the epic-sized version:




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Old 04-22-2012, 09:30 PM   #1361
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Farrrr out, man!

I visited Co Sprgs. for the first time last summer, and was very impressed. I think you'll enjoy it up there.
Thanks, Tony, it's quite amazing. When are you coming back?

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Old 04-22-2012, 10:31 PM   #1362
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Happy for you Coop, but this is the post of the year in my book:

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Two Hospitals east of the National Forrest and there may be one in St. Joe.

There was a hospital in St. Joe back in 71 it may still be there. My experience there was after riding bare footed , compressing the front shocks,dragging my foot over some total friction attention oyster shells and a fall in the bright white sand, breaking fourteen bones in my foot and tearing my second toe on my right foot (the lazy toe) all but off. I did go to the closest hospital. it was memorial day weekend and the Doctor was drunk.

The Doctor suggested that I allow him to remove the toe, that it would never be any good again anyway. Fuck it. it was my second toe on my right foot and I requested that He sew it back on until I could get back to Tallahassee. He did sew the useless toe back on and who knows it may not be any good but it is the right color.

what is this thread about again?

Plenty of riding, for old gys, yeah plenty

time for a beer
If you can see them....



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Old 04-22-2012, 10:56 PM   #1363
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:37 AM   #1364
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Thanks, Tony, it's quite amazing. When are you coming back?
Prolly not going back until my bro-in-law gets stationed up there, and he'll be at Eglin for 3 more yrs. CO Sprgs. is at the #1 spot on his dream sheet, and I hope he gets it.

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Plenty of riding, for old guys, yeah plenty

time for a beer
Words of wisdom, right there. That was indeed a Classic Scaaaaaauuuuught post if I've ever seen one. And I can see them, so they can see me.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:45 AM   #1365
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Click on the panorama for the epic-sized version]
Great stuff out there.

Enjoyed riding with you. Keep in touch and send a few ROCK pics...

Be safe as always
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