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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    It’s called bracket racing.
    Each racer takes their fastest qualifying time and uses that as a base.
    So if one guy qualifies st 10sec the other at 12sec then when they face off in a race the slower guy gets a 2 sec head start.
    The key is don’t run faster than your qualifying time or your out. Hence the name bracket racing.
    You want to stay as close as possible without going over beating your opponent then you advance until your the last one. Then Victory!!
  2. Easyrider 58

    Easyrider 58 Control Enthusiast

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    Nice pic Tony...I didn't know you were so artsy fartsy! ; )
  3. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    I knew it was something like that. I couldn't believe the KTMs were that slow off of line.
  4. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Snow eatin time!
    Dry 50 degrees and awesome riding! 7755393D-9609-4C58-815B-A858955866CF.jpeg 1C4E6FB6-B66D-45C7-BEA3-8833248EA56C.jpeg
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  5. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    D6983F7B-1455-4798-9F62-3FF3DA267D2D.jpeg KTM maintenance every couple years

    Something finally broke.
  6. Cappy6

    Cappy6 Adventurer

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    Letter from the Landowner to all that have supported and will continue to support
    The Hard Labor Creek Off Road Park.

    Dear many friends and supporters of the Off Road Park,

    First and foremost, I would like to thank each of you for your support of the park that Dexter and myself dreamed of and made a reality. Although I do not ride as much as each of you, what brought me to enter in this endeavor with Dexter is the fact that throughout the years of holding races through TTR , I met the nicest people in any sport. Many became personal friends that I still cherish today. Everyone that came to the races left my place cleaner than when they arrived. More than that, I saw firsthand the families share their love of the sport with their friends from around the entire Southeast. One year, I entered myself into the Hare Scramble. Dexter asked me why I was wanting to do this and my reply , I have to see it through the eyes of the racers that come here. I wanted to feel, see, experience the race itself that brought so many people to Hard Labor Creek Plantation. Picked up 3rd place in my division. Never knew what tired really was or how sore my body could be after that race but I had a blast.

    Dexter, as you know, has passed away and with his passing, there has been a concern that the park would close down for good. This is not true. At Dexter’s memorial, I stood in front of many of you and told you that I would not close the park. It is true that I have temporarily closed the park and it is my belief that you should hear from me as to why and when we will be planning on reopening.
    The first thing to know is that the Hard Labor Creek Plantation is truly, first and foremost, a tree farm. My family has been doing this for what is now the fourth generation. Several years ago, I told Dexter that at some point, I would have to close the park twice over the next few years. He did not like it as the park was his life but as I explained to Dexter, I have to close it at some point and harvest the trees that were left from a previous logging operation done years ago. Now is the time for me to do that. No, there is no good time for the park to be closed but after watching and interacting with the park over the last 9 years, I do know that when summer arrives, ridership drops off due to the heat. With this in mind, I have a contract with a timber company to come in and harvest the trees. There is no set date for them to do this other than the property must be dry to get the most merchandise out of the 500 acres that makes up the off road park.

    I have also talked with the loggers and have worked out as good as a solution as I can with them to keep a “boundary” around the trails so that after they are gone, we can reclaim them and get back to opening the park. I have told the club President and Vice President and others in the club about all this. They understand.
    So, here is what I want to tell you, at this point, we will be closed for the summer and look to reopen in October of 2018. The club has asked me if I would entertain doing our race scheduled for September on my other property. I answered yes. I like the racing and like to see all the people that come with it. Once the loggers are through, then the trails will be cleaned up and will reopen as soon as possible.

    Dexter and myself worked well together because what we told one another we would do, we did it, it was our word, our bond. I am giving you mine. Unless something like an act of God happens, we will reopen.

    I would also like to ask you one more favor, if I may. Please reach out to any member of the Panhandle Trail riders and say thank you to them for running and maintaining the park after Dexter’s passing. They are the best!!! They have worked on making the Park a better place to ride, have marketed it very well and have given me some great ideas that I would like to make happen so that you will have a better time with your family and friends when you come to the Hard Labor Off Road Park.

    Thank you for your time,

    Ted Everett
  7. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Thanks for posting.

    Old timers comments,

    Ted Everett is a stand up guy and was trying to get an off-road park going since at least 2000 when a bunch of Team Mossyhead would go over and ride/layout/work on trails.
    I was really glad to see that Hard Labor riding was finally a reality. Sooooo sorry to hear about Dexter who shared the responsibility for HLC success. Some one must now pick up the gauntlet as another old timer crosses the finish line,
  8. mikej55

    mikej55 Livin the Dream

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    we have been riding some awesome stuff out here. 20180613_122256.jpg 20180612_132537.jpg

    tony and me rode up to the top of this hill. The others stayed at the bottom and wouldn't come up. You can see them way down there at the bottom.
  9. mikej55

    mikej55 Livin the Dream

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    we are headed to Oregon and Washington now. I will update more later when we get more time. Too much riding to do!
  10. mikej55

    mikej55 Livin the Dream

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    we are now at this cabin in troy oregon. It was built by John Fogarty in 1976. It is right on the snake river. 20180613_183318.jpg 20180613_183448.jpg 20180613_183448.jpg
    this is looking out the back porch.
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    this is looking out the front porch. There is a one room school house about 250 yards down the road that has free wifi and that is our only way of communication out here. Talk about primitive, this is it! 20180613_180750.jpg

    this is the road about 1 mile from the cabin.
  11. mikej55

    mikej55 Livin the Dream

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    Tomorrow we will be riding in the hills around here on forest service roads. Can you see the smile on all our faces!
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  12. MT_ROKZ

    MT_ROKZ Been here awhile

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    Fantastic ride Mike! Why I love it so much out there. I'm leaving in the morning heading West....riding the NM, UT, and maybe some of the ID BDR routes before pulling into Montana. Not sure when I'll be back in FL....thinking about staying West until Sep sometime. I'll try to post some pics when I can....mostly looking for that backroad with no phone service. Ride safe!
  13. MT_ROKZ

    MT_ROKZ Been here awhile

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    Way to go Mike!
  14. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    :lurk

    Keep em coming. We are watching!
  15. YJake

    YJake PAR Nation

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    I think that we're all living vicariously through you guys.

    -Jake
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  16. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door:D

    Great pics—I wish the PNW wasn’t so far away!

    Now I’ll have Creedence playing in my head all night
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  17. Easyrider 58

    Easyrider 58 Control Enthusiast

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    Ride hard, be safe, don't be shy about reaching out if any of your kin need anything on the home-front while you're gone...
  18. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    You have the concept correct...the handicap is based on your "Dial-In" and your Dial-In can be anything you choose.

    Most would and should follow the example you described for setting their "Dial-In".

    We all still need to meet at the dragstrip at Holt one day and see who has the fastest bike :-)...I'll probably win for the SLOWEST time with Mighty 230L.

    There is a rumor that somebody in the area now has a Mighty 230L besides me....hmmm, who could it be?
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  19. SingleTrackJeff

    SingleTrackJeff Lurker and Hangaround

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    87' CN 250 Helix , I know 30cc bigger big might give you a run on the slow end
  20. BluePill

    BluePill AARP Slacker

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    Yup, this is why we ride:

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    This, not so much:

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    They ain't lyin'

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