Orlando Riders

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by sindiani, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. sindiani

    sindiani n00b

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    Just picked up a beautiful 1200 RT from a guy in Titusville.. he'd been very good to the bike.

    All I need now is riding partners to explore the area. I'm new to Orlando, so if you guys don't mind company, it'd be great to hear from you..

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  2. vntgmx

    vntgmx Been here awhile

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    Hey congrats on the new ride.Looks like a beauty!
    I'm new to the area as well so just out exploring and getting a feel for things but it seems thus far there's lots of backroads to ride and enjoy.
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  3. OtownMike

    OtownMike Electron Pusher

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    Most of my rides would be too dirty for a 1200RT, but I can point you in the right direction. Most of the good riding is west and northwest of Orlando (some southwest too). Fire up google maps and look in these areas for the roads that aren't dead straight. Up the west side of Lake Apopka is nice.
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  4. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Check out horse country up west of Ocala and north towards Micanopy. Lots of fun stuff there. Couple of good sandwich shops in Micanopy as well.
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  5. sindiani

    sindiani n00b

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    Thank you guys. Will explore areas suggested. I ride alone, but like to share rides with others. Hope like minded riders have a shout so we get to ride together!! Ride safe.
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  6. vntgmx

    vntgmx Been here awhile

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    Some folks I was talking to on Sat told me there are some really good roads up in dade city and surrounding vicinity so that's an area I'm planning on checking and I'll post up when I'm planning on heading out that way and exploring.
    If anyone who has a scrambler or adventure style bike and knows some good dirt roads to explore feel free to hit me up as I'm game for some of that as I just got some pirelli MT60s spooned on my Triumph Street Twin and looking to do some light scrambling in the area.
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  7. phillyrube

    phillyrube Long timer

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    Subscribed....moving to the area in a couple months.
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  8. motodutch

    motodutch Adventurer

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    I know of some good hard pack forest roads north of green swamp and some nice curvey black top in that same area. I'm usaly open for riding on Fri. and Saturdays.
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  9. vntgmx

    vntgmx Been here awhile

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    Hey sounds good!
    I'm out for this weekend as I'm headed up north tomorrow thru Sat but perhaps next weekend we can hook up. I'll reach out next week and feel free to do the same.
    I'm also poking around on a CRF250L,WR250R or KLR650 to enhance some dirt exploring in the future but the Triumph is a hoot on the tarmac as well as some lighter dirt so sounds like a fun area you have in mind
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  10. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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    I'm always up for doing a ride. Not too many roads from coast to coast in Central fl. I haven't ridden.
    I have a few routes up my sleeve. :*sip*
    A 60/40 mix of back-road pavement and improved dirt is what I usually throw together.
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  11. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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    I'm free to do a big dual-sport type ride 2/25 in the Green Swamp Dade city area that would be great for the SV650 and the Trumpet.
    I'll try to contain the speeds on the 9fiddy. I wore a poor 350 KTM out last Saturday:photog
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  12. Ashington

    Ashington Adventurer

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    If anyone in the area is wanting to do some more challenging riding on their big bike I'm always looking for people to ride with. I'll probably be up in Ocala this weekend hitting trails on the 990.
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  13. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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    I'm pretty much done with Ocala's sugar sand trails on the big girl. BTDT got the ruptured kidney and torn rotator cuff to show for it. Going to be 60 in a few months so I need to act my age.
    Hook up in the sand flea thread for Ocala.
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  14. vntgmx

    vntgmx Been here awhile

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    I'm game for that. Just give me the details when we get closer to the date and we'll get out for some fun.
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  15. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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  16. motodutch

    motodutch Adventurer

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    Ride, Saturday the 25th. Riding the slab around Brooksville meet at the McDonalds Dade city 13026 US301 @10:00
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  17. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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    Come out and ride the D/S ride you will enjoy it

    Exactly what we are going to ride
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  18. motodutch

    motodutch Adventurer

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    We will be riding street bikes. Any one wanting to ride more dirty roads go to the big girl ride with jaydee
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  19. motodutch

    motodutch Adventurer

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    Maybe when I get some better tires. I did 5 miles of sandy stuff yeaterday with my wee strom on shinko 705's it was not pretty.
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  20. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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    Try a set of 804/805 they be da bomb
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