Good offroading in Florida? Winter trip.

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by thorinoakenshield, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    Kewl. :clap
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  2. jaydee1445

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    This is going to be epic Trans Fl Rally If I wasn't injured I'd be doing it.
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  3. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    It does look epic!
    But I'll be at Daytona on Saturday 3/9, so I will miss it.
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  4. Hurley959

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    Once you understand the technique to riding sand you'll be just fine on your 690. I take the 640 into the super deep stuff and it doesn't give me trouble.

    There's some cool stuff in the SE side of the forest around Alexander Spring, too. If I don't have anything on the agenda I might come out and goof off while you're in town.
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  5. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    Sounds good.
    I think my rough itinerary is:
    Arrive Friday 3/8 -- maybe ride to St. Augustine and then to my friend's house. I will probably just have half a day to do something. I think I just want to go to the Castillo de San Marcos Nat'l Monument and get my national park passport stamped.

    Saturday 3/9 -- Daytona Supercross :clap

    Sunday 3/10 - Hang out at The Scrub campout. Ride.

    Monday 3/11 - Ditto ^

    Tuesday 3/12 - Dunno. Maybe checkout Osceola national forest.

    Wednesday 3/13 - Dunno. Maybe checkout Apalachicola national forest.

    Thursday 3/14 - Hit the Amtrack back home. :cry


    So I'm pretty flexible. My big thing is don't miss the train and getting to the supercross race. :lol3
    Alexander Spring looks pretty cool. Let me know what's up if you are going for a ride....
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  6. jaydee1445

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    Sunday could be a good day for Alexander Springs and Billies Bay area from the Scrub:freaky
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  7. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    the weatherman is calling for 1-4" of snow in the area of the train station on Tues-Wed. I'm leaving for the train station in VA on Thursday. It should be an interesting ride. :huh

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  8. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    They keep mentioning all the snow expected for tonight in DC

    Hopefully it'll be cleared away by Thursday :ricky

    Keep Safe :thumbup
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  9. dbern

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    I think me and my wife are gonna be kicking around in the Apalachicola nf then also... I am from the north also, tho now Im living in WV, another place that should not be missed on the dirt road hit list.... Anyway maybe we will see you out there...
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  10. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    the snowstorm was a dud. im on the train. :clap
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  11. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    ok i will going to ocala n. f. monday morning.
    bike week has been great so far.
    the daytona sx race was so kewl. and today we did some demo rides.
    im going to do some numbered forest roads in ocala on monday.
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  12. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    Thanks everyone for the help, advice and maps. I had a great time every day I was in FL.
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  13. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    Glad you had a good time An00b :lol3

    I see I looked as bad as I felt Monday at The Scrub :freaky
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  14. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    Oh, and I watched the Supercross on TV this week

    Best seat in the house

    There were some really good races :thumbup
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  15. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    Yeah it was fun to watch. I should starting watching them some more.
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