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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Zane Neher, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. NotAFullDeck

    NotAFullDeck Adventurer

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  2. newcastleadam

    newcastleadam Artful Tagger

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  3. FASTnSPEEDY

    FASTnSPEEDY Been here awhile

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    Any of yall Gainesville wanna take a quick 1-2hr ride ASAP? After the orange and blue game I wanna ride for a bit. Call me at 904-314-4567
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  4. newcastleadam

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    Sorry, today is 4 wheel maintenance day. As much as I try, CV axles won't replace themselves :D. Tomorrow might be on the table though.

    Enjoy your ride!
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  5. NotAFullDeck

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    Ill be riding today for awhile. I'll txt you Adam. 35231 seven 5694 if anyone else wants to txt and ride
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  6. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    I feel ya! Water pump, drive belt, plugs, oil/filter, & air filter on the wifey's car. :becca luckily all this chit takes about a couple of hours to do

    It's been so long since I've been on a bike... I'll have to take a class to learn some ridin' skillz! :cry
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  7. newcastleadam

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    Looks like we might have a ride this weekend, see how it goes.
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  8. Skidmore

    Skidmore Runs like a Deere

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    Glad to have stumbled on this thread and realized that I am not the only person riding dirt in Gainesville.
    Thanks for the link to the trails out by Ironwood. Never knew there was anything rideable there.
    Promise. I won't tell a soul.
    Just so you don't think that I am all take and no give; here is a fun little sand pit just down the road. ( http://mapq.st/11JRjei ) It was wide open but a little damp last time I was there(couple of months ago)
    You guys ever ride the Osceola or Ocala forest trails?

    Don

    BMW 1150RT, XR400
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  9. newcastleadam

    newcastleadam Artful Tagger

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    Welcome aboard!

    Thanks for the link, puddles can be fun :D

    Haven't done any day trips as a group recently, see how it goes before it gets too hot.
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  10. Skidmore

    Skidmore Runs like a Deere

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  11. NotAFullDeck

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  12. Zane Neher

    Zane Neher Been here awhile

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    Been working for way too much past couple of weeks and today I plan on doing a valve adjustment, hopefully, if anyone wants to tool around afterwards. I should be coming to town a bit later.
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  13. NotAFullDeck

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    Im down to ride today past around 6 when I get off work. my cell is in another post in the thread if you want to ride. ill show you some cool places.
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  14. Skidmore

    Skidmore Runs like a Deere

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    So.
    Was that you two guys coming thru Rutledge at about 6:30 this evening?

    I was in the white car, talking to a neighbor and blocking the road, just as you hit the pavement on 71st Street.

    Here is another good one. Just down the road.
    Not really sure that it is open to the public because you have to fit thru a walk-thru to start and it ends at a closed gate at both ends. But nobody has thrown me out so I keep going back.

    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msi...ll=29.674891,-82.460761&spn=0.035534,0.066047
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  15. newcastleadam

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    Yup :-)
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  16. newcastleadam

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    That location is tempting, but last time I went by they had dumped some boulders to block it off. Plus with all the school construction on the other side its a bit of a hassle. Oh, also used it as a tag awhile back :p
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  17. NotAFullDeck

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    Going to venture out at 5 for a bit to check some new areas to me. Specifically Split rock park off 20th.
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  18. smonke

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    I live outside of Gainesville with my two bikes. While it is a little overkill and alot of work for tight terrain, I have a 990A for off highway exploration, day trips, two track, bike trails, hiking trails, hill climb, rock crawling, mx, sand dunes, cross country expedition, etc, etc. So, if anyone in the area wants to meet up for a ride, I'm down when time permits. Cheers!

    Disclaimer- I have been known to get carried away (costing me plenty), but I try to thrash with caution (if you can say that). I love my mobility and my equipment too much to wantonly imperil either. However, I won't spoil any one elses' fun and if I decide to "go around" or hang back, I'll catch up.
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  19. Zane Neher

    Zane Neher Been here awhile

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    Im off and riding in town today, anyone running around? Smonke, where you from? Im just east of Bronson.
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  20. Zane Neher

    Zane Neher Been here awhile

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    So, anyone down for a wrenching party?
    I need to do my clutch but can't find my torque wrench.

    Start early, ride after?
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