Pensacola area riders

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

  1. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Anybody else need the mic? :ear
  2. livetosail

    livetosail Wayward Traveler

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    (Posted this earlier in the Day Trippers thread)

    My mother in law is in from Michigan for the month of January, which means that every weekend she wants to come over and spend time with the grandkids. Translation: free time for dad!

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    This is what welcomed me this morning.

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    I spent some time on the forums this morning and planned today's adventure.

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    With a route planned and my riding buddy (fellow inmate, Bridwell52) all suited up, we set out for a fast ride through the slower pace of southern Alabama.

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    The weather was ideal for riding; partly sunny 70-75 degrees with a light wind. I started to smell the warm smells of pine trees and dead leaves as we moved away from the coast and into the winding backroads of the country.

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    Our first stop was a closer look at the rivers which wind their way through the backcountry.

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    It was wonderfully quiet along the river. Lots of small homes tucked neatly into the woods. Folks waived from their front porches as we passed. Very peaceful and relaxing.

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    I was warned that rural Alabama is a very unique place. As we prepared to leave the river front I noticed this brain sitting on the ground nearby... I'd call that unique.

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    Not sure what unlucky creature left its head on the side of the river today...

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    Back on the road Bridwell52 and I cruised through the long twisties and enjoyed the scenery.

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    We stopped in at the Stagecoach Cafe in Stockton to grab some eats. Neither of us made it to the Last Ride of the Year this year, so I was glad to be able to check out the cafe for lunch.

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    I wasn't disappointed. Good southern home cooking. I made the grave mistake of sampling everything and topping it off with a helping of peach cobbler. Climbing back on the bike after lunch was a chore as all I wanted to do was lie down and take a nap.

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    We struck out for some spirited riding on the backroads in search of nothing in particular.

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    We visited Ft. Mims, a frontier settlement well known in the area as the site of a massacre of hundreds of early settlers and soldiers.

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    It was a simple and tasteful site.
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    We weren't the only ones who thought riding today would be a good idea. I think we must have passed at least 10 different groups of riders.

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    Clouds continued to grow as the afternoon grew long so we decided to call it a day and head home.

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    The ride had been just fast enough, and at the same time the pace seemed slow and relaxed.

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    ...And this is what welcomed me when I arrived home.

    Here's to a beautiful ride through a beautiful state.
  3. tdreyer

    tdreyer KTiM

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    Good stuff all. No riding for me because I'm @ Disney World with my 2 boys. 7 & 11, oh wait, the 7 year old will be 8 in 09min::D
  4. Jaxxzenn

    Jaxxzenn Adventurer

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    ...too much mens thighs for me.....:huh
  5. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Looks like you are getting a good sampling of the area.....
  6. waysherr

    waysherr Behind Bars For Life

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    Kurt Casselli WON stage 7:huh Not bad for a rookie:wink:
  7. Barney

    Barney I reckon so

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    Enjoyed the visit, thanks for stopping by.:thumb
  8. livetosail

    livetosail Wayward Traveler

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    Thanks. I managed not to get myself stuck in sand this time. :evil

    For any amateur filmakers out there, this is what I do with my spare time:

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  9. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Very well done!
  10. MItrnsplnt

    MItrnsplnt PllnGs tillthey puke

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    B A R C I A ! ! ! ! ! :freaky
  11. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Wow, what a weekend!

    Rode a great loop of Blackwater dirt on Saturday.

    This morning Spectre (who is my nextdoor neighbor) and I rode out of my yard and hopped on the range. Navigated puddle road and up to points north before crossing 87.


    Found this tank on the way to the fence line bordering the OLF.
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    Headed up to Grassy Point. Every time I ride out here, I am grateful that we get to ride to such awesome places, legally!

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    After that I showed Spectre the awesome sites at Escrabano Point, just beautiful. (Click to see shortest vid ever)
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    Of course the trail heading out there is very treacherous with DEEP water holes everywhere. We used a stick to see where the bottom was in some of them.
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    Keeping with his crashing ways, Spectre went down in some sand and retweaked his recently healed collarbone.

    Several miles down the road he figured out what the problem was, BEARINGS!
    Not just bearings but front wheel bearings!

    I rode back to my place and grabbed the truck to haul his bike home.

    Not a bad day though! 65 miles of sand, puddles, tanks and the most awesome views you can ride a dirtbike to in this area.

    (Last time I was at Escrabano Point was with our buddy Rbin........hope he starts riding again with us soon)

    Also, Go Barcia!
    Davalos is an animal getting on the podium after that nasty heat crash....thought he was dead.
  12. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    DeJaVu, We used the stick technique as well. Great riding out there.


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  13. sallad

    sallad Been here awhile

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    Spoiler alert: go to the left at that puddle
  14. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Nope, we went right!:rofl

    Rotorhead, I knew you and Ian went last week. We saw your tracks and I think we may have used some of your sticks.....
  15. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    I know some of the fastburners are going to Highland Park... also there is a Hare Scramples at Hardlabor Creek in Chipley FL but I am going to be out again this coming weekend...

    Yall have fun and be safe out there. How about a week day ride on Thrusday - dirt or street :evil
  16. skid=mark

    skid=mark Likes it Slidewayz

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  17. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    The one time I rode out there we used the middle. And most of the time it was only inches deep.
    I never went back because I don't like using my bike like a jetski.
  18. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    on the road again!
    think ima do this, itll be my first HS.


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  19. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    I am in for a Thursday ride dirt or street also
  20. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Give it a try. A little different than an enduro cause - a little more intense...

    I have heard the trails there are pretty good. More open than supertight.

    Good luck and let us know. You gonna ride the 200...?