Pensacola area riders

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by XT Thumper, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. XT Thumper

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    Anyone interested in getting together to do some rides?
    Just had in mind some simple meet/eat and ride on a SAT or Sunday type rides. A little street and as much dirt as we can find.
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  2. Hatch

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    You have found the Pensacola area riders thread ---

    http://vimeo.com/m/107613685

    Most rides happen in one of 2 places, Blackwater state forest, and Eglin AFB.

    For non-street legal dirtbikes, check out Clear Creek OHV Park at Blackwater State Forest, located north of Whiting Field.

    Blackwater's dirt roads require a street legal tagged/titled/registered vehicle and maps are available at the Munson main office and Hall's hardware in milton.

    Eglin requires street legal/tagged/titled/registered bikes, in addition to a "Recreation Pass" which can be obtained at Jackson Guard in Niceville. Range maps come with the price of the pass.

    The Jackson Guard's hours are mon-thurs 07:00 -16:30 fri 07:00 - 18:00 (850-882-4165) sat 0800-1230. allow 15 min to watch the UXO video.

    There are several permits you can buy for different prices, and the "recreation pass" is only good for the summer months. If you plan on riding all year you must purchase either a fishing or hunting permit. These are good for one year from purchase date. It is advised that you not mention you're going to be riding dual sport bikes, just that you plan to recreate on their excellent military lands.

    Some words from the wise:


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  3. RearView

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    Howdy there,

    I'd be interested in some weekend riding. I'm based out on Innerarity Point. Just PM me with some more details. We can chat about getting together soon. Saturdays are best, because my girl works and it's hard to ignore her on her Sunday off. Do you know other riders in the area? I'm new here and could use some riding partners. Got a DR650 that needs a good workout. Let me know, bud.

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  4. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    I'm in Pensacola--you wanna check out Blackwater this Saturday? Lotsa dirt roads to explore out there, not too far of a ride from Innerarity. I'll probably be heading out there Saturday mid-morning, will be glad to show you around.
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  5. RearView

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    Blackwater on Saturday sounds peachy. I have the day wide open. You pick a meeting spot and a time and I'll be there. Maybe since you suggested a ride you could contact XT and relay the plan. I am the worst organizer in this hemisphere so relying on my direction something will get botched up for sure. I'm not super familiar with the area, so an easy googleable landmark or some lat/long coordinates would assure my arrival at the correct location. Looking forward to not riding alone like always :clap. I'll check the thread or just PM me.
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    Damn that sounds like a good plan, Ive been wanting to explore blackwater forever!

    Unfortunately, I will be in New Orleans playin a show on saturday. Though that will have its own benefits :evil :dutch :freaky

    Let us know how it goes, and the next time I'll be there!





    oh an check yer pm's folks!
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  7. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    RearView and I are planning a Blackwater ride this Saturday, meeting at 10AM at the Burger King in Milton (Hwy 90/Stewart St. intersection), y'all come on and ride with us!
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    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    One of my local riding buddies said he'd try to join us on the ride tomorrow, and offered a spot on his trailer to anybody that doesn't want to burn up their knobbies on the trip out there. He'd be coming from west Pensacola, anybody wanna take him up on his offer?
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  9. RearView

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    Ineptizoid and I explored Blackwater today and we'll be moving onto the western portion soon. That was fun, mate. Another Saturday get together would be great. Maybe some of you other fools can join us.

    I'll probably head out there next week or the following. If anyone would like to ride along, let me know.

    Also would like to explore eglin soon. Need to get my permit though.
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    glad to hear everything went well, hopefully Ill be able to join on the next ride

    My buddy and I actually made the ride out to ft. walton for the permit for the eglin range, but ended up screwin around and getting there after they closed, so now I gotta ride over there again:norton

    the west part definetly is sandy, which means dusty, so dont forget yer goggles!

    I actually found a set of trenches dug into a hill while on my initial voyage into the unknown, couple of MRE hotbags lyin around in em..

    not to mention this:
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    Got any GPS coords on that AA gun? Got my permit!:lol3
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    pm's sent!

    lemme know when the next ride is as I should have my permit soon, and wanna really hit the trails hard once I do!:ricky

    I assume AA is for Anti Aircraft right? thats what I thought it was, but am no expert on anything bigger than .50 cal (not expert on things smaller, but at least then I'd have a clue:lol3 )
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  13. RearView

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    Will be riding Blackwater this Sat. with a few others. Check other thread for logistics. Love to get to EG soon. Is it easy to get the permit day of? I just need to ride my lazy ass over there.
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  14. emckissack

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    Hey Yall. New to board thanks to ineptazoid... I will be joining the group this weekend in BW. Hope to see you there
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    arghhh!! I will be workin in mobile tomorrow, prolly wont be able to make it back in time. damnit:cry

    well let us know how it goes, an if ya find the AA gun out there:ear
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    Hey XTJerry,

    Were you out and about today? Only seen your bikes in these pics, but I'm pretty sure it was you. I was gonna turn around and chat but I was on an agenda. Anyway, that's a great bike. Kindof mad max, and I bet you don't get cut off alot. It makes me feel like if I cut you off, you might take off my side mirror with a fist. Ruggedized!!! I like it.
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    did it look kinda like this?
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    yup I was on my way to work - im sure it was a sight when ^ pulls up, takes the helmet and jacket off and walks into the deli with the meat slicin apron already on

    I like the way you put that... instead of loud pipes or reflective vests, I have the "I'll put a meat cleaver through your windshield" thing goin on :evil
    its funny, cos most people call the xt225 a "girls" bike. I beg to differ. though it has required a couple modifications from factory.

    Come on in the deli at brunos if ya see the bike out front, thats where Im at. If you come in after 8pm, you get everything on the hotbar for .99/lb:deal

    you fellas tear up the trails tomorrow!
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    thanks mayne, the ammo can is a great saddlebag for the whole $3 I spent on it. and you are absoluetly correct, that bike only weighs like 240 and is super short (31" I believe) it really is perfect for that bottomless sand where you gotta kinda dogpaddle the bike through (or pick it back up after losing it:lol3 )

    I think maybe next weekend would be a good time for me, we'll see as the week progresses.. I'll be planning on it

    oh and nothing will get you ready for live rattlesnake encounters - theyll surprise the shit outta ya every time, unless theyre stretched across the road. them motherfuckers know how to hide in plain sight - Ive stepped right over a handful of em, just too cold for em to bite and kill my ass, cause its always waay out in the middle of nowhere. just look where yer goin.:eek1
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  19. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Hey man I like that XT! I had one of those about 5 yrs ago, had a blast on it. Kept up with much bigger bikes on the FS roads in the Chattahoochee Natl. Forest in N. Ga., and I wasn't exhausted at the end of the day from wrestling a 300+ lb. bike around! I'm a big fan of lightweight DS bikes, they really shine offroad...

    We had a great time riding Blackwater yesterday, hope to do it again this coming weekend. Enjoyed meeting up and riding with you fellas!
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    This may be fuN?

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