Pensacola area riders

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

  1. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Damn Jim I forgot you rode a VOR. Been getting a lot of time on the POG thread...
  2. halmc

    halmc Turkey T*urd

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    Yes, a rather inauspicious debut into the P'cola riding community for me. Aye, but the company and riding were excellent. My abandonment was a gentleman's abandonment, replete as it was with offers of assistance and an alternative rescue plan should I not be found back at the truck. Which I was after a precarious flat tire ride first outa the woods, then about four miles up 189.

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    All that said, it was a bit annoying to spend more than six hours in my car for about one on my bike! But such is the fickle finger of fate, especially when it comes to m/c tires.
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    I did journey down to the AF office to fetch me an Eglin pass, having benefitted from the video and having parted with $6. Tee-hee: Senior Citizen half price.
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    Thanks, gents, for the brisk 24 mile ride, I&#8217;ll be back for more. In the meantime, the ANF is my playground (and that of many others) and I should be honored to show y&#8217;all its many delights. During the week, or on any w/e.
  3. Buzztail

    Buzztail Nomad

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    You saw a hack ride one though
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  4. jmoore774

    jmoore774 VOR - Black Beauties

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    Vic, it's John. But I'll answer to almost anything, except Jim. That's my brother.
    I like the VOR's. They are more capable than what I'll ever want to do on them.:huh
  5. jmoore774

    jmoore774 VOR - Black Beauties

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    Penton Owners Group? I've done my share of lurking there. Vast amounts of info and knowledge there.
    I'm almost done with a '72 JackPiner 175, then my '73 Six-Days is next. Just finished a '83 KDX200 to go
    with my '80 KDX175. Wayne came over this afternoon to give me his approval on everything. Such a nice guy.
    I did make sure he didn't get out of my sight so no violations could occur to any of my bikes or pets.:rofl
  6. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    I went along with Robdirt and Nanohicup a couple years ago. Wasn't blown away with the route because of so much recent pavement but still had a good time and was glad I went.

    Seems Sam Carraro has changed it up a bit since then and I'd like to give it a go again.
    He's created 3 trips. The Trans American Trail. Shadow of the Rocky's and Mississippi Hill Country.

    http://www.transamtrail.com/

    If anybody else is interested, let it be known. I'll order the north/south routes (507 miles total) and we'll figure out a date to do it sometime in the future.

    :ear
  7. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    John,

    Sorry about the name change!

    The POG is Panhandle Old Guys...

    Althought I will have a look at the Penton Owners Group (are they ADV?)

    I had a 100cc when they first came out (green and white steel tank) and then some years later I had a 250 Penton (red and white wiht KTM fanhead)...

    Long since gone....
  8. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Does he give updated maps to people that already paid? When are you thinking about riding the MHC?
  9. jmoore774

    jmoore774 VOR - Black Beauties

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    Panhandle Old Guys ...... I guess I qualify for that one too.:lol3
    Penton Owners Group have their own site http://www.pentonusa.org/
    Check it out, it's cool. It's good to know the history of John Penton and how he got Penton motorcycles started in the U.S., and for current KTM riders to know their heritage.:nod
  10. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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    I'm interested.

    Also thinking about riding half the TAT next year.:D
  11. cpg7562

    cpg7562 just me..

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    I bought his Mississippi hill country maps a while back. Looks like good stuff just need to find a long weekend to go up. It's all north of Jackson ms. He sets it up for a 2 day trip if I remember the way he has it laid out.


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  12. cpg7562

    cpg7562 just me..

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    Also the narrow roll chart holder would be super handy to use his charts. Can do it off GPS but the charts are easy to use too the way he has them setup


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  13. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Yep, got roll chart and got gps.
    All I lack is knowledge.


    OK then, there's some interest.
    Good!

    I'll order the stuff from Sam and we'll get this show on the road.

    We'll talk dates soon.
  14. SingleTrackJeff

    SingleTrackJeff Lurker and Hangaround

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    Found these links on the other POG aka Penton Owners Group
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    Looks like a cool movie if it ever gets out.

    My first enduro bike was a 1971 125cc six days steel tank Penton. I still have some of that bike laying around.
  15. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Phil and I are departing on our second annual Father Son Fall Beast Ride. Up to the Smoky's and Deals Gap etc for a few days.

    We are Tail Virgins but looking forward to checking off the square.

    I know Inept is lonewolfing it across Northern GA. Barney and WR are planning something and of course next weekend it is the Vintage days....

    Everyone ride safe and post up pics...
  16. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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  17. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    You guys have a safe trip and don't miss the Cherahola Skyway and Teleco Outfitters. Barney and I are leaving for the TETS on Monday and will be in the mountains on our dirtbikes.......can you say sore ass?! Im sure between the two of us we will post some reports from the road.
  18. forrestrider

    forrestrider Dont Do Stupid Shit..

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    Well tired of messing with the 990 and takeing it in the AM to KTMWorld.
  19. cpg7562

    cpg7562 just me..

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    When ya headed up? I drove the tail today! Not on a bike though :( in a jeep. Check my spot in my sig. I'm staying at Fontana village for the weekend there is a BMW rally group of folks up here too. Talked to a guy on a 950 Adv today, he was the only orange in the area I saw. Might see you guys around. Be safe!


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  20. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Franchise Opportunity


    A British Engineer just started his own business in Afghanistan. He's making land mines that look like prayer mats.



    It's doing well. Business is booming and he says prophets are going through the roof.