Pensacola area riders

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

  1. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Yea,
    Bob M. wrote-up the ride description and his group of 4 riders didn't have any problems. "As advertised"

    Our big group on the other hand rode a different route and the ride leader Brad G. said several times in the parking lot that it would be 90% dirt once we got in the forest.

    As always,, we should ride at a pace we're each comfortable with and maybe things will work out.
    After all, we are riding motorcycles. :clap
  2. MItrnsplnt

    MItrnsplnt PullnG'sTillTheyPuke

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    Seems like you guys have more issues/accidents on your beast/carnage rides than we ever do on our fastburns through Eglin/BW.....:eek1 That guy that opened his truck door as you guys were passing and made whoever wreck, should have been drug out through the window of his door and beaten, you have to be shitting me for senseless crap like that!

    On a good note, Highland Park was E P I C ! ! ! We started off on the 3D and 4D trails and eventually tempted fate on the 5D trails. All of the trails were just unbelievable and the 5D trails were a lot of off-camber climbs in conditions (wet/muddy/slick) that weren't that ideal for them. Over the 2 days, Rotorhead and I probably rode 90% of all the trails to exclude most the 1D and 2D trails. After about 2 hours of riding yesterday, I decided that I didn't have enough before lunch and wanted to test myself on lucky #13 (5D/Superman trail). Rotorhead said have at it and I'll meet you at the cabin for lunch. All I can say is that don't ever try the 5D trails, especially #13 by yourself. 1.5 hours later I finally drag myself off the trail completely spent/zapped of energy from 2 hill climbs that resembled something out of Erzberg, that literally took me 30-40 mins each to climb on multiple attempts taking breaks on portions part of the way up while holding the front brake, so my bike doesn't slide backwards down the hill, that I tell myself that I'm done for the day. This trail has nothing on anything in CO (mental fear) and was literally the most physically demanding trail that I have EVER ridden in my life. I've never felt so defeated but completed in the end, which was a feat in itself. All in all we had an awesome time, and the trails at Highland Park are probably the best in the SE portion of the U.S.! To have that many trails, that well maintained, and organized, that it doesn't compare to anything else!:deal

    I'll post some pics up soon.
  3. RHM

    RHM Adventurer

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    Thanks Tony. We stopped, did a short hike, I gave a little history and we had a superb ride. Zactly....as advertised.

    The hell of it is Brad and I were wondering if enough people were going to show up to put together a decent ride!

    Bob
  4. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Yes Ian, it sure seems that way.

    Had a bunch of GS's from 650cc up to the big ones and they did great. Dan was on his Honda TransAlp and scootin right along with that old hunk of junk.
    Brad was on his Buell Ulysees and was clippin right along everywhere.
    Mixed in the bunch was the usual DR's DRZ's and KLR's.


    Brad and Bob, don't get discouraged at all.
    Yawwl did good and its great to see some more ride leaders stepping up.
    I enjoyed the ride and appreciate your efforts!

    Oh yea,
    saturday I bagged a big doe so looks like we'll have some more Cajun deer sausage dogs at Treemans event.
  5. RHM

    RHM Adventurer

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    Oh, hell I don't get discouraged about this kinda stuff. Everyone is responsible for their own ride. Stop and turn around if you ever feel uncomfortable. Having said that, we did 70/30 dirt/pavement and I wanted absolutely nothing at all to do with mud. Mud and "No Drop" is darn near an oxymoron. We did two water crossings..simple ones..

    Bob
  6. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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    I enjoyed the ride, beautiful day to be out. Unfortunate about Lou's ankle though and glad Melvin didn't get any worse than bent bars and a broken watch band, someone needs to tell him that wearing a watch like that while riding a KLR is a direct violation of code and angers the KLR gods. Five of us continued on east and south, making our way through lots of water on river road, only had one submarine incident or maybe better described as a jet ski launch. Good to meet Eric (livetosail), need to get a ride going with BZ next time he's in town.
  7. skid=mark

    skid=mark Likes it Slidewayz

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    Great ride report Ian. I am definitely going to plan a trip up there before it gets hot!! :clap
  8. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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  9. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I guess that ride was for FL people only. I didn't know anything about it. Probably for a reason. I would have stomped a mud hole in that truck drivers ass &/or got beat-up. You don't treat people like that unless you want a beat-down. What a piece of shit.
  10. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Started out a little later that I planned today since my riding partner hurt his back and couldn't come. After about 5 miles I started regretting wearing my Joe Rocket jacket without the liner.....I was freezing!

    Didn't take a break till Burnt Corn two hours non-stop!
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    Being that I left an hour later I didn't really think I'd make it for the 11:15 ferry and just figured I'd grab a hot cup of coffee in Camden before turning south on the Alabama Dragon. Crazy thing is when I arrived in Camden, it was only 11:05, so I had a full ten minutes to get to the ferry!

    After the deckhand took this photo, I remembered that I had my Frogtoggs in the trunk so I put on the rain jacket over my JR to block some of the cold air...
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    Saw a HUGE buck about to running front of me as I was heading north of the ferry on 29!

    Stopped for lunch in Pine Hill at Manees before heading down SR. 1 through Lower Peachtree. Turned onto CR35 and proceeded to fly south to 84.

    Stopped for coffee at the Huddle House in Monroeville but couldn't take the second hand smoke! Can't believe they still do that in restaurants.....
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    Stopped for a moment by Col Travis' house in Perdue Hill before checking out the Alabama River bridge from below...
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    Stopped in Repton and I'm sad to say that it is truly a ghost town now that even the little general store is closed! The old train cars gone too...

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    All in all, a great day of riding.
    338 miles in 8 hours!
    At least I didn't have to watch that parody in Washington play out on TV!
  11. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Had a blast. Ian summed it up pretty well. Very muddy on the first day but was fun adapting to. Day 2 dried out a lot and made for faster more secure riding except for the 5D's. I found my limit to falling and pushing on our second 5D and knew I didn't want to push anymore. Would definetly go back again, muddier or not.

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  12. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Some great folks doing different things and enjoying life.

    MIT and Rotor - looks like some great weather for this time of the year up there. Clear sky anyway.:norton

    Rick, cool trip. Brings back memories. Long ass day brother....good on you for making the solo trip.:D

    I had a great weekend of another type...:clap
  13. livetosail

    livetosail Wayward Traveler

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    Aww, man. Was that your double ferry loop? If I had been free I would have been on that in a heartbeat! Looked like a great trip. Hope you do it more than once a year...
  14. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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    Hate to see these little towns die out, had an excellent catfish sammich there last summer.:nod

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  15. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Saw a lot of little places out of biz. Another one in Beatrice....

    Vic, it was nuts but better than thinking about the next four years:deal:huh

    Livetosail, ill be happy to show you this ride. There's even some nice dirt too....
  16. bzrider

    bzrider Long timer

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  17. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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    :thumbGood times, even when this happens.

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  18. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Gonna be telling her stories
    this coming Thursday @ 6pm.
    BMW of Pensacola on north W street.

    See yawwl there.
  19. Jaxxzenn

    Jaxxzenn Adventurer

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  20. Dirtwoman

    Dirtwoman Plexus Princess

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    I wanted to go.... but I have class that night :( ,,, take pictures and come back with stories.... pleasssse