Pensacola area riders

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

  1. Easyrider 58

    Easyrider 58 Control Enthusiast

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    Hope it wasn't "a three hour tour, a three hour tour..."
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  2. Dirtwoman

    Dirtwoman Plexus Princess

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    "Focus on a tree, hit a tree" Isn't that the truth!!! He attacked the trail with lots of energy then You can hear, feel and see the exhaustion setting in. Impressive ride,, even more impressive rider! Who was the rider? Do you know him? I know Jeff,,, he IS an amazing rider!!
  3. gulfcoaster

    gulfcoaster Been here awhile

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    Not personally. His name is David.

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  4. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    Great ride this morning with Yjake, Bluepill, Madhouse, and another gentleman who I don't think is on this forum.

    Serious advice....if you have a bike with old tires, replace them. I had a scary moment this morning....riding a bike I bought with about 1,000 original miles on it and the original tires which were made in 2007. Tread depth was just like new and they look great but riding on pavement and going into a corner, I felt the front tire slip....luckily I was able to catch it and not repeat (for the third time) the meetings I have had lately with the earth's surface, otherwise known as a crash. Rubber get harder as it ages, nothing you can do about it and even if a tire has great tread and looks great, the rubber gets hard and does not stick to the road like it once did. The coefficient of friction drops dramatically for you technical types :lol2. I won't be riding that bike again until I install new tires and I hope nobody has a "moment" like I did. Going to require new panties....don't think they can be cleaned :-).

    The Circle K at the corner of 90 and Ward Basin rd has non ethanol gas....it is now 87 octane. When they were the Local Yokal it was 89 octane. Of course my favorite, the Marathon at exit 17 on I-10 still has 91 octane 100% gas...red handled pumps on the island farthest away from the interstate.
  5. Space Trucker

    Space Trucker Been here awhile

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    Glad you saved it Tom, speaking of non ethanol gas ,the Pure station in Atmore next to KFC sells non ethanol gas every pump either 87 or 93 octane
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  6. YJake

    YJake Wrenchin'

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    Good ride with the PAR Retirement Club members this morning.

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    -Jake
  7. ThumperNooB

    ThumperNooB Growing older, but not up!

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    First trip to Choctaw West last Saturday...GOT SAND??
    WoW!!...if I needed that much I would have gone to the beach:D
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  8. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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  9. tomcat125

    tomcat125 Lazy Bum

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    Paging @Gimmee :lol3

    Negative coefficiency of friction will get ya every time. :deal
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  10. BluePill

    BluePill AARP Slacker

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    And don't forget the Inverse Law of C of F:


    coefficient of friction is inverse to pucker factor

    Example: C of F = 0.1, then P F = 10



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  11. BluePill

    BluePill AARP Slacker

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    Any more rain and I'm gonna launch The P A R Party Boat....


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  12. Gimmee

    Gimmee Hoary Haole

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    WHAT?:ear
  13. Gimmee

    Gimmee Hoary Haole

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    Does anyone have the coordinates for the trenches south of Yellow River and west of hwy 87 near the small grave site?
  14. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    Gimmee....don't know if this is correct or not take a look on Google Maps and see what you think 30.553509, -86.925013, not sure.

    Anybody else have the actual coordinates?
  15. MT_ROKZ

    MT_ROKZ Been here awhile

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    You will love Glacier, one of my favorite places on earth!
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  16. MT_ROKZ

    MT_ROKZ Been here awhile

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    Took the beast out of the cage in Moab and rode 100 miles of red rock! It was a great day, 99 at the base but 65 at ~10,000 feet of elevation and plenty of snow. The road was definitely challenging in the La Sal Mountain State Forest. I hit nasty red sand, water crossings, had to ride through several patches of snow, mud, shifting terrain up top. It was a flipping blast except that one damn hill I tried to climb that was almost straight up lost traction and had to turn that heavy bitch around on the hill....not fun! No drops tho! Here are a few pictures.

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  17. MT_ROKZ

    MT_ROKZ Been here awhile

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    A few more pics

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  18. Easyrider 58

    Easyrider 58 Control Enthusiast

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    Sweeeeeeeeet! I'll be there in less than 3 weeks and plan on riding the same. What roads/trails did you hit?
  19. tomcat125

    tomcat125 Lazy Bum

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    Didn't we all have a discussion about this topic at the "hop"? May or may not have been about 50 alcoholic beverages involved.
  20. MT_ROKZ

    MT_ROKZ Been here awhile

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    Hey Jon, I went to the visitors center and purchased a map and the guy showed the trails to me on a laminated one they had. They literally go everywhere. Entry point is about 10 miles south of Moab on 191. This is the Geyser trail, when you get to the top you have a couple of choices, you can go North or South, both loops are about 90 mins or so depending on how many times you stop. There are trails that spur off of this in every direction. Have fun, I definitely recommend the map, I never broke it out, but never a bad idea to have if you get turned around.