Pensacola area riders

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

  1. artimus_maximus

    artimus_maximus Long timer

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    Rule #1: Never stop on a hill
    Rule #2: Never go slow up a hill (if you do revert back to Rule #1) :evil
  2. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Everyone is gonna be posting similar reports over the next few weekends.. here is Phil's and mine.

    Left Friday afternoon and rode three hours up back roads to Troy where we stayed Friday. Saturday was beautiful and we took a long backroads only trip to Murphy NC. Night two - all great so far.:clap

    Plans for day three (Sunday)... doesnt matter - it turned to shit. Rain and cold. Real cold. :cry

    We rode any way...
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    So here are the obligatory pics at the Dragons Tail. Notice the lovely weather.
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    We rode the Dragons Tail anyway! It was not fun. A waste of time cause it was so rainy and of couse WE are not wet riders.
    We went along the Foothills Parkway - nothing was visible on any overlook...

    By the time we go to Townsend we were wipped. Found a fantastic Cabin for the night and held up there until 11AM the next morning and still it was rainding. We left anyway.:eek1
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    Froze (even with good rain gear) and headed SOUTH for dry and warn weather. Spent the night north of Atlanta and had a beautiful ride home today....

    I am really sorry it rainded on our parade...I have always loved the Smoky's - this was may worst trip ever!

    Of course nothing like a father son outing no matter what the conditions.

    Also need to report no issues with either bike. Phil started leaking some oil but nothing major.
    And no other issues or mishaps except for one small pucker sucker by Phil ( I didnt see it but I heard it on the two way). :huh:1drink


    Hope the weather if fantastic for Barbers next weekend...
    Everyone be safe out there.

    WR and Barney - Where are you?
  3. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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    We are in Blairsville Ga tonight, sorry the weather turned to crap for you guys.
    Great riding today, more pavement than we would have liked but fun anyway.
  4. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    Going to Barber's this weekend. Will be there all day Saturday and Sunday. :clap

    Will look for any locals who happen to make it up. :D
  5. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Damn Vic! I'm sorry to hear about your trip.

    As Brett said we are in Blairsville tonight. We did right at 230 miles today and 75% or better was pavement (but through awesome scenery). The other 25% was through some very fun (and challenging) rocky dirt trails along ridge lines . I was absolutely fried by Ellijay but we pressed on. This is where the most fun stuff really started in earnest.

    The 530 is NOT the right bike for this trip for sure. My behind is very upset with my pseudo EE soft seat....lol

    Tomorrow, we press on to the north (sore ass and all).
  6. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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  7. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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  8. Buzztail

    Buzztail Nomad

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    The 530 will do that ride all day long. 450 was good to go and I had the stock seat.
  9. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Well at least you are not in the rain. Looks like you got a new dual sport helmet.... how do you like it.

    I have had enough street for a while... I cant imagine much on the KTM....
    Buzz has no idea of pain... his ass is as hard as his head...:lol3

    Good luck guys....
  10. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    I remember a few of those places! :thumbup
  11. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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    Revisiting some of the same DS Loop spots, soon as we got off the bikes at Miller Bros dude starts telling us about a group that came through last year......
  12. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Brett and I rode some of the nicest ridge roads, forest roads, mountain roads, twisty roads in the USA today!

    We are in Franklin, NC for the night before heading back south.

    Here are some pics from today (not in order).

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  13. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    :rofl Looks like my step father in law except he uses his thumb! :D Looks like you are having a great time. :1drink
    DB
  14. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Damn Barney you got a hair cut....must be something about being in the northern woods. Ask WR about his hair cut up there.

    Sounds like a dirtyer day today.

    Did you guys go to the Switch Back Trail right after this.... where are those pics???
  15. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Yea!, Pretty soon Barney and me can have a hair combing contest and maybe he'll win! :clap

    Man, I wish I was with you guys!
  16. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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    I asked my hair stylist to take a little off the sides......
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    More dirt today, most of the pics were near Franklin. Low of 33 here tonight.
  17. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    He does that we'll doesn't he? Lol

    Tomorrow we ride it all again, the opposite direction. :eek1
  18. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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    Some turns gray and some turns loose.:D

    I'm thinking TAT next year Tony.:nod
  19. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Ahhh Vic,I forgot about my Mayberry haircut by Floyd the barber....

    I posted a bunch of pics on an earlier post.

    Tony, I wish you were with us too buddy!
  20. forrestrider

    forrestrider Dont Do Stupid Shit..

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    If your going bold on the back, Your a Lover.
    I guess I am - Thinking about Love.