Ocala Area Rides

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

  1. mc8404

    mc8404 VVVVVVVVersys

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    I would really appreciate that! :super
  2. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    Shoot me a PM some time, I would like to get a big bike ride together.
  3. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    Great ride, deep water at around 10 minutes.
  4. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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  5. wndsrfr48

    wndsrfr48 Been here awhile

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    Great Vids Josh. Kids lucky that gator didn't take a bite!
  6. lt88

    lt88 Been here awhile

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    Anyone going our tomorrow afternoon. I am hoping to get off work early and run out to the the forest for a few hours. Thinking around 2 on fri
  7. ex250mike

    ex250mike Been here awhile

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    You know you ride the same trails too much when you recognize it after 10 seconds of video.

    About that water hole in the 2nd vid. A couple weeks ago I ran into some guys, one of em swamped his bike there. He said it was deeper than ever. That spot is odd because its usually bone dry in the summer.
  8. bumpedmyhead

    bumpedmyhead Been here awhile

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    Bought a home in Citrus Sprigs and close Dec1. Looking forward to meeting some inmates! Also a classic car buff![​IMG]

    2015 TEX, and a ham sandwich.
  9. jeepgeek2002

    jeepgeek2002 Long timer

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    very nice!
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  10. wndsrfr48

    wndsrfr48 Been here awhile

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    Nice Triumph. Welcome!
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  11. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    Anybody want to ride big bikes tommorow? I want to get the V-strom or KLR out for an afternoon jaunt.
  12. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    You know it's hunt season don't you?
  13. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    Again? That seems to happen every year, LOL.

    I try to ride later in the day out of courtesy, but it doesnt stop me.
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  14. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    It's a yuge forest... shirley the hunters can't be everywhere.
  15. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Did you not notice they were already out Sunday on the Trans-Fl? After lunch!
  16. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Oh yes they can. And compliments aside, don't call me Shirley.
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  17. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Well, I guess you can't ride until the summer then. So much for the cool weather.
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  18. redrock88

    redrock88 Been here awhile

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    Hi from way way out west.... I'll be heading back to my Fla roots/sticks for a few weeks mid/late December doing the family thing for the holidays. For the first time, will probably take my dirtbike w/me......likely smaller than your ADVs (although still big for me!)....KTM200xcw (tagged). Bouncing around a few areas to include Ocala/Gville, but mainly Cedar Key/Suwannee/Ch'land. Reading thru some of these threads, 3 questions.....

    First of all, what's the best shop in the area, preferably auth KTM?

    Secondly, how serious should I be about avoiding certain dirtroads/2tracks considering it's hunting season? Any comments/suggestions on that, as far as specific areas to avoid? weekdays better than weekends? anything? I'll probably be solo most of the time, just getting outta the house, etc.., which brings me to my second....

    If anyone wants to get out and cruise around (and increase the target selection for the hunters :), I'd probably be able to make it work. Fyi, I'm pretty mellow when I ride, definitely not out to "rip" "shred" etc.. The occasional wheelie or roost occurs, but generally not on purpose. :) Just happy to get out and ride. Thx....
  19. YesRush

    YesRush Long timer

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    In Brooksville there's Croom,camp n ride ! What yah want done to that 200 xcw?
  20. redrock88

    redrock88 Been here awhile

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    Thanks...
    KTM.... nothing yet, but I'm sure I'll break something or wear something out while I'm there haha. Also, am just never around any civilization long enough to have a full service on it (closest to me is 3+ hrs away), and figure since I'll be tied up w/family stuff, would finally have the option to drop it off for a few days.