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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    Who is riding this weekend? HLC?
    I might have Saturday morning free.
  2. GDUB77

    GDUB77 Adventurer

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    I would love to not quite sure if I can get away. HLC sounds like a blast!!
  3. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    bikes loaded on the trailer, goin to work tomorrow, off shift sat am at 0700, HLC around 9-10, ride til 4/5ish, go back to work at 7pm. :norton
  4. mikej55

    mikej55 Livin the Dream

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    I am working at the fire station tomorrow but I plan on going Sunday to HLC to practice for next weekend.:D I hope its dried up down there a bunch!
  5. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Wayne, Jon and myself are also going to HLC tomorrow.
  6. ih8breakingstuff

    ih8breakingstuff Adventurer

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    Hey everybody, just relocated to Valparaiso, FL from the so calif desert and looking to get some riding in before it heats up. I've got a '13 ktm xc-w that I plan to get plated shortly. I know nothing about the local area and am interested to see what the huge Eglin range has to offer. :muutt

    Cheers
  7. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Welcome to Florida!
  8. Dirtwoman

    Dirtwoman Plexus Princess

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    I are planning on going tomorrow. I just got a new back tire and new rear brakes. After the mud bath last time, I am ready to try some on the dry side.... :D

    And I do plan on racing next weekend too... It will be my first harscramble :) I will be just happy to finish.
  9. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    As soon as you get a plate and a Rage Permit your world opens up. Welcome to the PAR site.

    Please refer to Post #2 for info on meeting places, types if rides, etc. That post is designed to answer most n00b questions.

    Hope you like sand. You will see some around here.:evil

    Stay tuned and jump in on the forum. You might look back at some of the videos for an idea of the types of rides.

    Again welcome aboard...
  10. Just_P_Dirty

    Just_P_Dirty Its more fun when Dirty!

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    i am out gotta work on sunday now so sat is family day...too bad the 2 wheeled member of my family is grossly neglected...
  11. artimus_maximus

    artimus_maximus Long timer

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    The videos will not do you any justice. It looks straight and boring, but much different when your out there. But as Vic said you will get the idea.
    Deep sand, ruts, roots, washouts, some jumps, creeks, single track stuff (location classified), we just don't have much elevation change..
    Again, welcome, we have all ages and skill levels represented. You will enjoy the PAR folks..
    And we have a rather large contingent of orange and black bikes. :clap
  12. OrangeGarrett

    OrangeGarrett Ride'n With Rupert

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    Welcome to the asylum! Mighty short notice but several of us are riding @ HLC tomorrow and you're welcome to join us. HLC is Hard Labor Creek OHV park, private land, no hunters to be concerned with and NO TAG required. If this is do able for you, PM me a phone #. I can meet you @ hwy 85 and Interstate 10 in the morning if you want to follow me over to HLC. If tomorrow doesn't work then maybe next time. No big deal.
  13. OrangeGarrett

    OrangeGarrett Ride'n With Rupert

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    Per our conversation earlier, looks like Doug, Teresa, Jon, Wayne, (not THE John Wayne) Bruce, Hatch, myself, others. I also text GDUB, Walliot, Corey and down2ride and posted up new guy-Ih8tbreakenshit. Sorry, i hate breaken stuff.

    Might have real good turnout...
  14. artimus_maximus

    artimus_maximus Long timer

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    In case anyone needs it..

    http://www.hardlaborcreekoffroadpark.com/
  15. ih8breakingstuff

    ih8breakingstuff Adventurer

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    Hard Labor? Sounds like such a nice place... I'll try to get over there by about 10a tomorrow. Don't worry about meeting up to drive over there--I should be able to find this place :wink:.
  16. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    How is HLC for those of us w/ AARP cards and dualsports?

    Or, put another way, is it a place where we non-racers can do spend the day riding the trails?
  17. Moabman

    Moabman Ironman

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    Welcome fello So Cal desert rider.....I'm an old District 37 racer myself. The biggest difference with Eglin is all the trees. Looking forward to riding with you.
  18. OrangeGarrett

    OrangeGarrett Ride'n With Rupert

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    I have a dual sport AND the card. :lol3

    Absolutely. Pretty much all trails are one way. There are open areas, designated ATV areas, MX tracks, motorcycle ONLY trails. Compared to Eglin there is no sand. The single track trails are wide enough that when a good rider gets on my rear wheel and let's me know his bike has a rev-limiter, I can move over and let him get back to warp speed. There is a unload dock and 3 wash stations if you want to knock off some mud before loading up. $20 for the day is total cost and I bring something to eat and drink as there is no concession stand.
    Dexter is 73 yrs old, half owner, runs the place and rides a KTM 300 xcw. His cell # is 850 527 0615. Also, check out website for pics, maps, directions.
  19. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    I just looked at my post count. Gonna try for 5k today. Don't worry I will spread the post around.
  20. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Here we go - 5k worth of BS