CADS (Classic, Adventure, Dual Sport)

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by waybill, May 2, 2013.

  1. Buzztail

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    THIS :nod

    I've been on a plane more than on a bike this year, and in a Hilton more than in a hammock. I need to out and unwind some.
    Wee, 690, or the harley at this point- I'd ride any of them on that stuff... Hell, I'd ride the trials bike if it got me back on two wheels- y'all would wait on me right :lol3
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  2. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumperâ„¢

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    Ok, we're on the right Saturdays, but have a family camping trip planned to try out our new to us camper.:deal
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  3. hawkman

    hawkman Been here awhile

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  4. waybill

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    Sounds like the perfect opp. for a twofer, camp in Ocala NF and go for a ride Sat., tell the family you'll be back for dinner.

    Didn't think you were gonna get off that easy didya? :D


    Buzztail, it is a haul but c'mon over for a day of riding, Wee would be perfect. Any other you panhandlers too.
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  5. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumperâ„¢

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    Haha, I like how you think!
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  6. Day13

    Day13 Worst Avatar EVER!

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    Me and Guns are IN!!
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  7. Wolfgang55

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    Carson was just going through the ADV PUPPIES N HACKS & clicked in to see how the wet lands were doing. Neat to see the rides are continuing & w/ some new blood.
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  8. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    I sure do like the sound of a Trans-Fla. ADV route, that's my kinda riding!:thumb
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  9. waybill

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    Working on it. I think it's one of the things we took away from the first one, most of the big bikes struggled in several places, which takes some of the fun out of it. We had about a 50% attrition rate over the two days, and obviously there were different reasons, but many were just whipped (including myself), and that's way too much.

    Fear not though ex-motocrossers, sand demons, and Wankers there should be enough bad side routes to keep you busy and entertained. :D

    And therein lies the problem, you can't have it both ways, big bikes and small ones don't co-exist well especially in the sandbox, so routes will diverge like last time but go further (in mission) in each direction. It'll probably equate to there being a little more pavement and there's some fun and scenic stuff to work with, but that'll likely be offset by some extra mileage.

    One idea was thinking of was the possibility of making it three days (two nights on the road), any feedback pros or cons on that would be appreciated. :deal

    Anyway, a few of us are pre-riding some of it tommorow, so we'll see how it goes. And as already mentioned, we'll be at the Salt Springs shopping center at 11:00 if anyone wants to tag along.
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  10. DaveInSt.Augustine

    DaveInSt.Augustine Been here awhile

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    I'd like to tag along, can someone tell me the address for the Salt Springs shopping center? Is the shopping center the grocery store in Salt Springs?

    David
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  11. waybill

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    :thumb The shopping center is about a half mile north of the grocery store on the other side of the road. We usually meet at the south end of the parking lot between the veggie stand and the ranger office.
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  12. DaveInSt.Augustine

    DaveInSt.Augustine Been here awhile

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    Ok, thanks. I'll see y'all tomorrow.
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  13. Hotwheelbill

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    This sounds like a great first ride for me and the KLR......but, I have to work till noon today. I hate it when that work thing gets in the way!
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  14. Bobby Ginger

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    Bill, you outdid yourself today. I had a blast!
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  15. waybill

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    Was that a long-ass day of riding or am I just getting old? :D

    Thanks man, I did too.
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  16. Wolfgang55

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    Nice to hear about the fun & NOW where are the pix w/ the tiny details no one wants to talk about:rofl
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  17. hawkman

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    Ditto! I'm feeling it today, but had a blast. Bill, thanks for the sand riding tutorial; "stand up, look out ahead, don't stare at the ground in front of your wheel"...repeat, as necessary.

    Thanks to Mike and the rest of the gang for keeping an eye on me yesterday. All in all, a great reintroduction to the joys of dual sporting, after a 30 year hiatus.
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  18. waybill

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    Well, it was all good except for being a little warm at times, well worth it though, fun stuff.

    Alex, if it was a 30 year hiatus or 30 minutes, no one would've known the difference. :thumb

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  19. Bobby Ginger

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    Yes, but with the variation of terrain it was interesting all the way!


    You rode that 650 like a champ :thumb Wait until you get a dirty bike, it changes everything :deal

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    If the Pig fits then anything will :D. I had to push the exit gate a little with my valve cover gaurds.
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    440 miles later, my victory dinner

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  20. DaveInSt.Augustine

    DaveInSt.Augustine Been here awhile

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    Anyone know what road that was with the bikini 4 wheeler women? I might have to go check them out sometime :evil
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