Pensacola area riders

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

  1. Reislust

    Reislust Still alive

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    I wanted to go too but have to work, ran into a fella on an 07 BMW cross country 650 at the BP on 90 today, said he was going too. I hope its a good time!
  2. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    I have been missing the great weather. Any one have riding plans for this weekend?
  3. livetosail

    livetosail Wayward Traveler

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    I'm headed to Houston for the funeral this weekend. Should be decent riding.

    Anyone go to the Benka event tonight?
  4. skid=mark

    skid=mark Likes it Slidewayz

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    Sorry to hear about your grandmother.

    I just got in and did attend Benka's presentation. She obviously is quite amazing! So many things to say; she had a dream, and with a little determination and resourcefulness, she lived it. Very down to earth though, for someone who accomplished so much and still continues to share her experiences. I still can't quite fathom the scope of what she did. Incredible.
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  5. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Post some photos?
  6. Buzztail

    Buzztail Nomad

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    Been there... sorry to hear
  7. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Well said Jim. I can't do better than that and will just add my photos:

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    I bought her book. Its very nicely done.

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    Great time tonight. Wish you all could have been there to see and hear this determined womans stories.
    I'm gonna guess there was a good crowd of between 60 and 80 people there. Courtney told me he was renovating the old Rex Electronics store across the street from the Harley Davidson store to move his BMW store there. The place on W Street is 5000 sq feet and the new place is 25,000.
    Dotting the "I's" and crossing the "T's" on becoming the Husqvarna dealer.
    I like'E :clap
  8. livetosail

    livetosail Wayward Traveler

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    You should have showed her your everted belly button and asked her to sign it! Ha!!!
  9. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    I was there too. Great turn out and nice dealership too, it was a great presentation.

    We should have had name tags with our ADV screen names so we can poke fun of each other.

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    I need smaller shirt since I lost a few pounds.
  10. MItrnsplnt

    MItrnsplnt PullnG'sTillTheyPuke

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    From the pic, it looks like she did the trip on an older F650GS? Is that the bike with all the stickers on it?
  11. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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  12. Woods Rider

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  13. Reislust

    Reislust Still alive

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    Who's white bike is that with the oversize tank and soft panniers? And what make is it? I like it. Sorry I missed the stories, but glad to hear about the new location! A Husky dealer would be pretty sweet too!
  14. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Close of General Gun Season for those who are interested

    Jan 27 for Eglin

    Feb 15 for Blackwater

    Street for a few more weeks for me.
  15. artimus_maximus

    artimus_maximus Long timer

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    The weekend of feb 2-3 we can ride EG... Lets do it.
  16. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    I am truly envious of travelers like that.

    so about Hard Labor Creek - I think you fastburn guys would love it. Here's a preview of the trails

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    alot of open fast stuff. fastest lap time for the ball & chain HS was about 20 minutes. really nice place, imo.. let's send these guys some business and keep legal trails in nw florida.. we're losing all our riding areas of old.
  17. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    BMW, Husqvarna, now Motus in P'Cola.
    Maybe KTM next?
  18. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Great video Hatch. Very aggressive riding. Looks like a Tommy Brooks and Jeff Proventure out there!

    More info on class and riders would be good.

    Sure makes be wanna race again...

    I may go down to the next one. Do they have a fast class cause this one looked really slow....:evil
  19. Woods Rider

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    Man, that brings back happy memories. That guy on the Kawi was looking pretty squirrely!
  20. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Rick,

    I m with you. My first time watching this its like Im racing again and thinking - I can pull this guy but he's all over and very dangerous. Pick the spot. And the Yame rider did just that. Agressive pass in the clay pit.. and then a great job of catching 1and 2..
    BTW the way these guys shot off the line I would say this was the AA or A class...lots of smokers also... maybe an age class ... like over 55. And remember this was just lap 1 out of 5...

    Yeeee Hawwww!