2018 Polar Bear Adventure Rally

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  1. kaosrider

    kaosrider Long timer

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    2018
    Polar Bear Adventure Rally

    A Dual Sport and Adventure Bike Weekend

    January 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th

    Goldhead State Park

    A CADS Event


    SPONSORS

    KLIM
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    A suit will be given away during door prizes

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    This Event is for GS Giants, PARS, Sandfleas, Wankers
    and the ADV Community at large

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    This weekend is designed for all levels of skill and experience to have fun. We will have both group rides and opportunities for you to explore on your own. We will have groups for levels A, B, C and D.

    Adventure Bikes to Dual Sport Bikes to Street Bikes

    So how this all works:

    Thursday many start to arrive, set up and get warmed up. We have not scheduled activities other than going around and getting to meet everyone. Those who arrive early will start exploring nearby State Forests. There are 2, Etoniah Creek State Forest and Belmore State Forests which we focus on Thursday and Friday with Cotton's Famous Chili Cook out Friday afternoon. Saturday is the big day with the focus on Ocala National Forest. This is the big day with folks divided into riding groups which are lead.

    Group A -These are what we refer to as the racer group. These riders typical only ride wfo. They are very good and very "focused" meaning if you happen to fall they will not notice. Only ride with this group if you never need help picking yourself up :D (and are fast).
    Group B - This group is much like the A group but they (may) notice you fall. Here the expectation is for fast but a little more enjoying the moment. They are typically capable of riding in A, but no longer need the "pressure" :photog.
    Group C - I consider this group as "most" folks. What I call regular riders who just want to enjoy the day and really no longer have a "need" to keep up.
    Group D - This is for folks new to riding in sand or off road on any size bike. We will actually go over riding techniques off road and do some "practicing" in sections for folks to get comfortable. There is no pressure on this ride other than to not get hurt. We have been "mostly" successful with that goal. At least we do not leave anyone behind. :1drink

    Adventure Group- We also have the Big Bike Group. These are the "Big" bikes which could be described as 650 and above. While you can ride any of the above groups (A-C) on a big bike, the Adventure Group will actually be lead by big bikes GSA. Depending on volume we may have A and B groups for the Adventure riders. Special note- if you are new to off road with your big adventure bike, Group D is your best bet.

    GPS-
    Then you always have the option to form your own group and follow the GPS routes. This is important* if you would like to get the GPS routes please PM me with your email address. I know have already missed this point (I need your email address). I will not be sending out the actual GPS routes until they are finished (and they are never finished) so expect last minute arrival. Scouts are working on them now. The forest has many trees down across trails that have yet to be dealt with so changes will be on going to the routes.


    Safety Minute- all trails in these forests are 2 way, meaning you will encounter traffic coming in the opposite direction. Could be hunters, atv's or other riders. Always ride at a speed you can see around the corner.

    Be nice to the neighbors, please ride slowly around the houses and be courteous, they call the police. As you know bikers are considered terrorists by many.

    Shedule

    Friday
    Coffee at Headquarters Cabin 112 8:00am
    Riders Meeting at 9:00am
    Various ride groups
    Chili Cook Out 2:00pm (if you want any 12 :D)
    Cotton's Cabin- 8000 County Line Rd
    Steak Dinner 6:00pm I liked it last year, so we will do it again.

    Saturday
    Coffee at 7:30am
    Rider Meeting 8:30am Headquarters Cabin 112
    Group A leaves at 8:50am
    Group B leaves at 9:00am
    Group C leaves at 9:10am
    Group D leaves at 9:20am
    Adventure Group leaves at 9:05am
    Street Ride Leaves at 9:20 am
    Italian Dinner at Tommy's House 6:30pm
    5943 CR352
    Door Prizes after Dinner

    Sunday

    Riders Meeting at 9:30am
    Ride leaves at 10:00am expected to be back at around 3:00pm


    Where: Gold Head Branch State Park, Keystone Heights, Fla
    Phone 352-473-4701 Reservations 800-326-3521
    www.reserveamerica.com
    Rally Fee- This is CADS - NONE

    Details will be updated to this page as we get them.

    So

    Who's IN ?
    Vico1
    Huzband
    Kaosrider
    dwrobin
    KTee
    microtom
    Crazy Creek
    Josh Leyburn
    Sean Murphy
    Dave Beezy
    YesRush
    beefcake morris
    motormike14
    Chicken Helmet
    ysalini
    ineptizoid
    Dr Z and Fil
    Colemanfu
    roadking99
    Tidetraveller
    wndsrfr48
    cgollmd
    buryurfear14
    Silverballs
    HTSrocker
    Hinch55
    Mikemm
    Downeyman
    Risk
    Kelly Duke 2000
    vnvbandit
    ruans187
    dewaynehasty
    KenCW
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    LXIV-Dragon
    rabbitrandy
    dirtyrims
    Tipsy McStagger
    YJake
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    Ninjah
    MBand61
    Muskrat2
    Fango87
    Honkey Cat
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    mr_guns
    Dr Fixit
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  2. Vico1

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    One of the best events even at twice the price!
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    Do I still have to say I'm in? You should know by now. Change up this year. No more 1190. I'll be in my 500. Probably dual sport B group
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    What a Krazy ass storm! Hope all is safe !
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  17. ysalini

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    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Hoping I can make it this go-around; it'll be late Fri. night for an arrival time. Maybe not too late for a drink around the fire, tho...:beer
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    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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