Ocala Area Rides

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Josh Leyburn, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    Greetings,
    I have just moved from S. Florida to the Ocala area and can't wait to do some exploring. I'm going to be out tomorrow morning on my KLR if anybody wants to join, maybe show me the ropes? Is there a thread/group for rides around here?

    Josh
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  2. waybill

    waybill wayward

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    Good to hear Josh, there's some nice riding in almost every direction. Some of us get down that way once in awhile (like today), keep an eye on the CADS thread.
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  3. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    Will do, sorry I missed you guys.
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  4. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    I went out wandering today, found some pretty cool stuff.

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    Single Track :happay

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  5. ex250mike

    ex250mike Been here awhile

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    I'll be back in FL in a few days. I can show you around some then.

    I mostly ride the SE area around paisly, I don't know the West or north areas well. You might want a local guide for that.
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  6. lt88

    lt88 Been here awhile

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    I'm planning to go out Saturday afternoon right now.
    I know it's the hot part of the day but got some work to do in the morning. Still want to go out for a ride.
    I live 20 mins from the southwest side of onf, Out towards big lakeweir.
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  7. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    Sounds good Mike, I'm in for big or little bike stuff :thumb
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  8. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    Sounds good to me, should I ride the KLR or YZ?
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  9. lt88

    lt88 Been here awhile

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    If anyone is heading out Saturday. I got my work changed and looking to go out in the morning to ON.
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  10. derkw33

    derkw33 n00b

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    hey, I'm new here. just did about 60 miles in-between Deland and alexander springs. I'm slightly familiar with the area. Def down to ride Sat and/or Sun :) new to the forum so ill just keep checking to see where everyone is meeting and whatnot. excited to learn the area more and get some other guys down from the panhandle.
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  11. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    Met up with a buddy from Jax and hit some trails this morning.

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    Yea, we got into some deep sand on the big girls
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  12. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Y'all thinking about a Saturday ride? :ear
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  13. ex250mike

    ex250mike Been here awhile

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    I'm up for something this weekend. My XR needs minor work after being in storage so I'm stuck with the KLR. I really don't do trails on the KLR though.
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  14. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Kind of tough to go to ONF and not wind up in some sort of deep sandy stuff unless it's all paved.

    The knobbies on my bikes are allergic to pavement.
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  15. lt88

    lt88 Been here awhile

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    I'm planning to head out in the morning around 8 or so. Meeting up with jjeyhurn so far.
    So few more make it a good day?
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  16. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    I usually drive up and park at the ORV Wiregrass area off of 445 north of Lake Dorr.

    Want to meet there around 9am?
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  17. SEAN MURPHY

    SEAN MURPHY Been here awhile

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    You guys are killing me!! I'm planning on being moved in by 6/18. Don't get us all kicked out by then
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  18. derkw33

    derkw33 n00b

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    That sounds like a plan to me. Thats about where i was riding yesterday. Im not sure exactly where the ORV Wiregrass area is but I'm sure i can find it. Any gas stations up that way?
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  19. ex250mike

    ex250mike Been here awhile

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    Wiregrass is the parking lot on 445 at the powerlines. I think there is a gas station on 445 just west of there. If not there are some not far on 42 and 19.
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  20. Dr.Z

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