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Old 07-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #16
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How about Sarasota to boca grande area?

I'm afraid I have exhausted all of my riding options around here...
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:28 PM   #17
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And their just a bit south of you However as you know the Z sucks in the sand
It's a fine sand bike, if you are just trail riding. Hell, its even capable at high speeds on the sand. I never had a problem while riding it fast. Its the low speed stuff, like getting over the larger logs where it was troublesome for me. On log cluttered and singletrack trails, I was wishing for a lighter bike. And I was ready for something else, I have put in many miles on that DRZ. It is bulletproof, enjoy it.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:26 PM   #18
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It's a fine sand bike, if you are just trail riding. Hell, its even capable at high speeds on the sand. I never had a problem while riding it fast. Its the low speed stuff, like getting over the larger logs where it was troublesome for me. On log cluttered and singletrack trails, I was wishing for a lighter bike. And I was ready for something else, I have put in many miles on that DRZ. It is bulletproof, enjoy it.
It will soon be relegated to garage queen with the arrival of the Husky. You are welcome to come down and ride it. The sand I'm riding has curves so it really shows it's weight.

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Old 07-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #19
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It's a fine sand bike, if you are just trail riding. Hell, its even capable at high speeds on the sand. I never had a problem while riding it fast. Its the low speed stuff, like getting over the larger logs where it was troublesome for me. On log cluttered and singletrack trails, I was wishing for a lighter bike. And I was ready for something else, I have put in many miles on that DRZ. It is bulletproof, enjoy it.
That log stuff is just in your mind!!!!!
It'll go over them just fine................
In fact.....I think this is your old bike!


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Old 07-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #20
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Sounds like good fun, let me know when you have time and I will try to take you up on it.Turns are what its all about.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:51 PM   #21
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That log stuff is just in your mind!!!!!
It'll go over them just fine................
In fact.....I think this is your old bike!


Sadly, I don't have the skills that you do Steve. All I get is wheel spin when I try to loft the front. I can do it on grass, but sand is a no go. The best I can do is compress the front and then lighten it up as I make contact. Or hope the sand is wet enough to get a little wheelie.

And I have finally come to accept that the DRZ is a POS dirtbike. Its great for its intended purpose, but there are much better bikes for doing what I have been doing with it.

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:34 AM   #22
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And I have finally come to accept that the DRZ is a POS dirtbike. Its great for its intended purpose, but there are much better bikes for doing what I have been doing with it.
Shoulda kept the CRF

Scribe n DR Z came down n rode on Sunday, had a great time, ride was only interrupted by presidente and smoke breaks

You are welcome anytime, should be back late next week, gonna ride the BRP with da wankers n spouses.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:34 AM   #23
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Scribe n DR Z came down n rode on Sunday, had a great time, ride was only interrupted by presidente and smoke breaks
Pics or it didn't happen!
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:32 PM   #24
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Sadly, I don't have the skills that you do Steve.
It ain't skill, its commitment!!!! And a pound or two!!!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #25
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Pics or it didn't happen!
Venerable KTM kickstand. Guest riders get the trials tire in sand n muck seemed to work ok


Trenchomatic

It worked, can we smoke this



How many chuckleheads does it take to get on a pair of 70s highpoints?


Break time


The good Dr showing us how to fly


Launch


Land


All in all a good day of riding south central FL.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:40 PM   #26
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Good times!


I'll get together with you on that headlight fairing when you get back from the Wanker ride!
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:34 PM   #27
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Took the XT out for a spin today. This is the "good" road.



Went and reminisced by some old tags from way back when.

Both mistakes are visible in this view.



Was this thing just dumped here or does it belong here?



Somehow I ended up in Kissimmee just as the passenger train pulled in.



Got the flock out of there to greener pastures, or at least muddier.



This was my first time riding through the Green Swamp east of 471. For this dirt n00b it was a challenging mix of sand, mud holes and wash outs.

Is it always like this?

West of the power lines the road improved, a street bike would do just fine there.
Lately I judge every road by whether or not I could ride the ninja there.



The XT is a blast to ride here. Considering it doesn't have much more suspension travel than my 650, it feels completely different.
The ninja would beat me up, literally.
Does anyone want to trade a DRZ for an XT? I'll throw in a couple of non-functional ninja 2 fiddys

Representing the SCB on the west coast.



Some nice rolling hills along the way.



The small bikes are just so much more fun to ride. The XT handled clay, orange grove sand, pavement and even some highway without complaint.


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Old 07-06-2012, 09:47 AM   #28
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This was my first time riding through the Green Swamp east of 471.
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Nice pix. Mary & I rode thru the E side of Green Swamp for our 1st time late May. ~75 mi from Auburndale to 50 & back...on bicycle rail trails. A toasty but quiet fun workout.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:47 AM   #29
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The view from my front porch last night

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Old 07-08-2012, 07:35 PM   #30
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Today I went to the convenience store to pick up some refreshments.



Yes, that is the way to the convenience store. Gotta love it here

Found a really neat place at the end of an orange grove that would make a great picnic site next to a lake.





Notice the XT got a new fairing from ADVmonster



This guy was camera shy



I got home after dark but didn't even realize it was that late as I had the ADVmonsters burning. I could see every pothole on Phuntime road
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