Another stooopid Daytona Bike Week report...

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by knybanjo, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    10 days with a tent and a thumper...or...

    Frost, Freaks, Food and Fun..

    Will an old guy and bike survive the Scrub & Kamp Kraut....again......

    Day 1 of 10 Friday 2-29-08 7am est
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    Is it really a good idea to hop on an old thumper with a home-made ignition and a 3rd gear problem and head for Bike Week....500 miles away?:scratch

    stay tuned....this may take a few days.....
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  2. Willy-B

    Willy-B onebudwiser

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    :waveKevin!

    I see the DR just won't die, gotta love a tough bike.:D




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  3. InfoManiac

    InfoManiac Always Learning

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    I hope you are planning on staying for the whole week next year, too.... :deal
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  4. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :scratchHmmmmmm.......I seem to remember someone saying something like that last year.:augie

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    Billy gets a free pass this time since he broke his leg.:kurt
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  5. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    It's already been established that it's cold :vardy and I'm old:gerg for those reasons I didn't pre-fuel the bike so I'd be forced to stop early and warm up.

    It was a good thing too as I needed a newspaper to stuff into my jacket for some extra wind protection.:eek1 Not much of a windsheild on the old DR650 and no electrics for me.

    I took a different route for a change of scenery this year.
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    The South Carolina portion must have shared some of Shog's old "ride to work" route as I'm sure I recognized several scenes from that thread.

    Although that may have done something to warm the soul....it didn't do a !%$#&*@ thing for my feet!!:vardy

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    It wasn't too long and I was in Georgia with the sunshine warming me up.

    I was looking forward to lunch and Mark1305 had recommended a BBQ place in Waycross.
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    It was not to be:ddog

    I decided to just grab a snack and try to make it to the Scrub before sunset, as I knew they would have the grill fired up.:dg

    Is this some kind of new alternative fuel?:scratch
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    I made it!!!
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    The mileage was just a tick below 500
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    1 down 9 to go.....so far so good!:thumb
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  7. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    I managed to get my new tent pitched last night (red one on left) and wasn't even close to being the first one up this morning.
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    Some were hard at work prepping food for the nights feast.
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    RebelGSPD and Scaaauuught
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    Others were almost as worthless as I was.

    PK's sister, Scribe, and the legendary Phillip Kuntz.
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    Look who the cat drug in.........the one and only BeefJerky.:lol3

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    It's good to have a camp mascot.... this little girl rode down from Atlanta in Tony's jacket.
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    :deal
    This edition of the Scrub had a bunch of losers on street bikes attending.:evil

    I did, however, manage to find 3 others that wanted to ride some sand Saturday am.

    Grahambo, Chuck klr04, BeefJerky
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    We started out with some harder packed jeep trails before lunch.
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    Then progressed to some looser sand in the afternoon. Where we found this nice little dinette set out in the middle nowhere.
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    It made a nice spot to take a break.:D...notice the handicapped potty stool under the table too.:lol3
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    Graham tried to show us how to roost with that 525..........keep working on it there buddy.:evil
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  8. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    Good times! :clap
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    MikJogg Weekend Adventurer

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  10. BikerDave

    BikerDave Greybeard Rider

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    Looks like fun....waiting to hear more!!!!:lurk
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  12. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Back at the Scrub.....

    El Pecan highjacked JD's 4 wheeler....for no apparent reason.:lol3
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    A crowd was beginning to gather......and the lake was looking good....yep, I jumped in...and it felt good!
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    JD had the ribs smoking and smelling great!!:tb
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    TopDog
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    Check out his tat:deal....The miniature Dachshunds have a special place in my heart too.....my wife and I recently lost Greta, at 17 yrs. She used to ride with us everywhere.
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    mark1305
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    Rebel GSPD...who did a big share of the work cooking.:thumb:thumb
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    It just wouldn't have been the same without the Pres...:wave W
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    Q) Who's that guy still running around on the 4 wheeler?
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    A) Well....it's Knot Larry!!:lol3

    After my "swim" and still waiting for dinner....that hammock sure was looking good!:jkam

    Here's the view
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  13. knybanjo

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    Then we were entertained by the "wildlife"
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    That was followed by sunset and more song and dance....and lots more "wildlife":rofl

    I've heard it said with my own ears......"what happens at the Scrub.........":D

    I will say....... that I laughed and laughed till I almost cried!!:rofl:lol3:rofl


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  14. knybanjo

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    If Saturday wasn't just about a perfect day........I basically repeated it all over again on Sunday!:clap

    mark1305 cooked up some killer boudin (sp) for breakfast.:thumb That and a few cups of coffee, then it was back out into the Ocala National Forest.:ricky

    :dealThis time Scribe and sanjoh joined Graham and I, both of them on XR650Rs. In fact, BeefJerky had borrowed sanjoh's on Saturday while they were off on a Street ride.:rolleyes
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    We came upon a few obstructions....
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    Hills in Florida?:scratch
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    Then just as I put my camera away:ddog
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    If that was the worst fall of the whole weekend....I think we did pretty good!!:thumb:clap

    After we got back to camp that afternoon I decided to change oil in the old DR and see how much metal was stuck the magnetic drain plug.

    It didn't look too bad.:D

    The crowd did thin out some as I expect some people may actually go to work on Mondays.:evil
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    Those of us that stayed laughed even harder around the campfire than we did the night before.:freaky

    :dealI wish I had a camera that could have captured the sky that night. :0-0 It was clearer than I can remember seeing it in a long time, it looked almost close enough to touch!!:norton
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  15. DWalt

    DWalt **** The Beans....

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  16. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    If you've ever been to the Scrub you know that the driveway alone can provide plenty of entertainment.:evil

    Here's a video that DirtDOG took.

    It's of a trio of riders that put on a show with every entrance.:lurk


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  17. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

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    :lurk Keep it coming!
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  18. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    "We'll help ya... as soon as we get done filming.":rofl :lol3
    Keep the good stuff coming Kevin.
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  19. HTSRocker

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    Good stuff there Kevin. I never found any one to ride out in the woods with but I did get to pop and egg yoke across the table at the IHOP. :rofl

    Laugh and Laugh and then Laugh until it hurt.

    I cried real tears.
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  20. DC950

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    wow, what an impressive display of riding skill :bow. Those GS's sure do look cool though :evil.
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