Pensacola area riders

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

  1. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    ah nice, no wonder they weren't gettin overgrown!

    now if we could just keep the damn 4 wheelers from "boggin" on our trails we'd have somethin
  2. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Any complaints from the people who's houses back up to the power line?

    Hatch, I found those bark busters.
  3. MItrnsplnt

    MItrnsplnt PullnG'sTillTheyPuke

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    I'll be getting home today...FBM, you up for possibly riding Saturday or Sunday behind your house? Would def like to ride there and haven't fixed the plated 530 yet from last weekend...so it's all 250 for me. Let me know.
  4. Chris41483

    Chris41483 Adventurer

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    I just moved to daphne al. Pensacola is about 45 min away (by undesirable interstate). What part of peniscola are these trails in? Anywhere worth riding half way between? -chris
  5. Spike Paddy

    Spike Paddy Space Cowboy

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    Hey y'all, hope everyone had a good thanksgiving. Say, anyone know of any good stretches of highway in the area? So far I've done a lot more off-road riding and the only times I've been on the road it's been on a straight line.
  6. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    24ish miles of single track beat down, Thanks for leading us today FBM, had a blast! OC, let us know when you get the bike going. I was perplexed on the trail.
  7. freebornman

    freebornman pointman

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    saturday im busy helping a friend , but sunday looks ok.




  8. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    sweet!! pm sent:deal

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    Blackwater. you needs it:deal
  9. freebornman

    freebornman pointman

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    yep today was a blast, i told you guys , theres some tough trail over here and we rode the crap out of it today, man joel is coming on , he really impressed me today, nice job!
    and you all know rotorhead can spin it.
    we all missed vic and had good positive thoughts for him and family.
    another time i'm sure.
    fbm
  10. MItrnsplnt

    MItrnsplnt PullnG'sTillTheyPuke

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    Cool, PM you tomorrow for Sunday!
  11. Orange Crushed

    Orange Crushed Been here awhile

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    Had a good time today doing mostly single track. Thanks to FBM for showing us around that great riding area! I had a feeling my bike would start right up once I got home and that's exactly what happened. Didn't even have to kick it. The E-Start did it's thing right away!
  12. freebornman

    freebornman pointman

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    :huh i'm glad you got it running!
    enjoyed



  13. Orange Crushed

    Orange Crushed Been here awhile

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    Me too! Had a blast today... Thanks for the guided tour. Great tails back there for sure!
  14. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    +1 on BlackWater. Some good roads and some great trails.
    DB
  15. Spike Paddy

    Spike Paddy Space Cowboy

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    I also just found some more trails by my house today. Did some recon in my truck while I was walking my dog. Kind of a bittersweet feeling when you have to turn around your truck because you know it will get stuck but know your bike can get through it no problem.
  16. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    no work tmw so i'll be at the powerlines at some point. probably middayish :ricky
  17. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    836 miles, Pivot Rock, covered Bridges, historic markers, waterfalls, Hank Williams and sex used the wrong way signs.

    I think I got almost everything in except a food picture.

    This Thanksgiving holiday was a bit different than the others.
    Usually its a weekend of holiday and football games and
    maybe some hunting.

    This year, with Diann being out of town, and since the weather was
    going to be gorgeous but cold I announced to my buddies
    that they'd be invited to go on a two day
    cannonball run of some of the covered bridges of Alabama.
    No takers for one reason or another.

    First stop, Pivot Rock.
    A photo from last year
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    Debandi wrote a excellent article about this place a couple years ago and I made
    a visit to it last winter.

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    This time I wanted a picture of the VStrom beside the rock like Debandi
    did with his Gas Gas.

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    Too many leaves still on the trees and I just couldn't spot it.
    This dead-end bunch of trees was enough to discourage me
    and probably just as well.
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    I probably couldn't get the VStrom up to the rock for a
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    So its onward to see the cool covered bridges and other stuff
    described in the book.
    Here we go!

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    A little movie of the sling shot failure. Gotta click Link to see:
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    Worn flooring on this bridge:
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    Monument to the Spanish explorer DeSoto who was here in the 1540's:
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    Old Hank got inspiration here for one of his songs
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    Very pretty place. I can see inspiration here.
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    Moving on, found this most unusual place near Prattville:
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    FAST FAST trip.
    Left Pensacola @ 7am friday,,,,,,,,,,,beat the sundown saturday @ 5pm.
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    First I want to thank Debandi for his excellent reports of northeast Alabama.
    His reports inspired me to get out of the recliner and get on that bike and
    explore some of the things he shared with us all.

    Also, want to thank GSBS for his excellent book "Motorcycling Alabama".
    ISBN-10: 0-873-5528-6
    One of the rides David speaks of the covered bridges of Blount County and
    it looked like a do-able 2 day event.
    Combine this with Debandi's stories of Blount county and a memoriable
    2 day ride happened.
  18. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Thanks for sharing Madhouse...

    Looks like a great trip. At least no one was slowing you down!:rofl

    And you picked a great weekend to go.
  19. HTSRocker

    HTSRocker odd one

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    Good stuff Tony.
  20. freebornman

    freebornman pointman

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    had a great time today ian, i sure like that 250.
    lets do it again
    fbm