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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    [​IMG]Breaking in the 685, did about 120 miles this morning.


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  2. mandatedmotorvation

    mandatedmotorvation Shunpiker

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    That's a great pic
  3. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    [​IMG]. [​IMG] Good day in ONF, first we soaked our boots in a few deep water holes, then ran some dusty power lines, twisty doubletrack, with some OHV trail mixed in.



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  4. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    A rare weekend off coming up, let us know if there's a contingent going out for a rip!
    That's if the world does not come to an end from a hurricane or that little fat fellas H-bomb.
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  5. mc8404

    mc8404 VVVVVVVVersys

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    Hey - question - anyone ride mid to large adv bikes in ONF? I've tried to scour youtube videos or pics and even here. Probably a reason why I haven't been able to find any. But curious if there are milder trails and really just somewhere to get out of Orlando and hit some dirt.

    Thanks!
  6. lt88

    lt88 Been here awhile

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    The main roads are hard packed, fire roads. They also have logging roads, some are packed down and others are fresh. But plenty of roads to try big bike things.
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  7. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    How big is your bike? Do you have a 21" front wheel? Its hard to avoid sand in ONF, I ride a KLR and it can get sketchy in the really deep stuff.
  8. mc8404

    mc8404 VVVVVVVVersys

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    It's a kawasaki Versys 650. 17" front tire. I've played in some sand around the Clermont area on some orange grove roads.

    It can be tough to muscle around but it's fun!


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  9. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    In my experience the smaller front wheels like to get crossed up in deep sand ruts and flip you over the handlebars.:lol3
    But I can show you a loop/area with less sand that average on the west side of the forest, mostly double track.
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  10. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Deep sand is almost non existent in Blackwater forest. :clap

    Join us at the Turkey Trot In October and see for yourself.
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  11. ex250mike

    ex250mike Been here awhile

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    I know some easy roads and a few hardpack trails in SE ONF. It depends on the weather though. Too much rain and things get sloppy, not enough and there are still sandy spots.
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  12. wndsrfr48

    wndsrfr48 Been here awhile

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    Josh L knows all. A Wizard
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  13. lt88

    lt88 Been here awhile

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    Anyone heading out Saturday? Haven't really got to ride much in the last few months, looking at ONF or croom and maybe hardrock?
    I am thinking of pushing off work for next week to get a ride in.
  14. jeepgeek2002

    jeepgeek2002 Long timer

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    All Hail JOSH A. WIZARD!
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  15. wndsrfr48

    wndsrfr48 Been here awhile

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    Hope to be in touch upon my return from Colorado
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    lt88 Been here awhile

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    So anyone riding tomorrow morning? Croom or onf?
  17. mandatedmotorvation

    mandatedmotorvation Shunpiker

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    I won't be able to. Get on out there for me!
  18. lt88

    lt88 Been here awhile

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    Looking at croom heard they just cleared everything up or most of it. Might change it up in the morning for ONF instead but.
    Also might be flying solo and if im out on ONF solo always feel sketchy.
  19. jeepgeek2002

    jeepgeek2002 Long timer

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    LT needs to change his avitar to the koolaid
  20. mc8404

    mc8404 VVVVVVVVersys

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    I had someone tell me yesterday that ONF was sketchy by yourself. Hmmm.

    Anyone riding up there tomorrow?