Pensacola area riders

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

  1. RearView

    RearView Caveman Philosopher

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    Well, I thoroughly enjoyed myself the other day hanging with you chaps. Hated having the day ender, but such is.

    Bill, love that XT. Nice old school ride. Thanks for keeping an eye on me.

    Dakota, thanks a mil for the tow home. Super nice of ya' to cut your day short on my account. I'm gonna take the 200 back into Jones swamp this week. Glad you showed it.

    Rob, it was nice meeting you. I hope you can get over again sometime soon. You had me second guessing about my wheel reasembly, but turns out I did it right. That bearing was torn to sheist.

    What happened is that the bearing froze and the space pushed the inner sleeve out so the bearing balls were rubbing on the spacer. Doesn't seem right, cause I keep it pretty clean in there, but a cush drive later and I'll be good to go. No damage to swingarm. Chain and sprocket are plenty usable. Spares, Mug...spares!!! Get a DR so I'll have some damn spares. Going like I am yours is gonna end up on blocks.

    We shoulda stripped that XT, but I like yours the way it is Jerry. Don't F with a good thing. Tony, you owe me a ride, mang. You'll have to show me that camping spot. Catch you soon, boys. Girl's B-day is this weekend, so in a couple I reckon.

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  2. RearView

    RearView Caveman Philosopher

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    Ouch

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  3. RearView

    RearView Caveman Philosopher

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    There was all kinds of metal strips in the bearing channel. Looked nasty in there. The ball bearings I suppose. Never had a bearing fail like that before so it's interesting to see the end result.

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  4. Mini Trail

    Mini Trail n°°b

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    Im going to be in Navarre next week You guys have any tracks? Anyone riding during the week or Sunday?
  5. marcwestbmw

    marcwestbmw Walkin' Mans Friend

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    I'm going to ride one day next week. I may actually take Saturday off, so I can join in the hijinx.
  6. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    All is good XT, I finally checked out Osceola Nat'l Forest this past weekend & loved it. :clap When I was working up in Pensacola during Hurricane Ivan, I ran across some good riding areas up there. I'd like to check them out sometime. Maybe a Fleas field trip is in order. :evil
  7. Mini Trail

    Mini Trail n°°b

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    Looks like I'm not going to get there until tomorrow afternoon. If you see a KTM 400 with TN tags in the back of a Red Ford pickup, that's me. If you see it on the road, it means my wife let me get away.
  8. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    At last I`m free. Is there a ride planned for Saturday for Eglin?
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    Double-click this video and guess who the XR rider is:
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  9. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Hey Madhouse, I'm riding tomorrow, no doubt about it, I just have some grass to cut first. Will be heading out early afternoon and if Mug hasn't left out yet, I'll ride with him out in EG. (Finally got my permit!) And I'll probably ride 'til the sun goes down...
  10. HonMudDog

    HonMudDog "ORIGINAL" LowBudgetRider

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    Looking for a ride this wknd, sorry did'nt make it last sat. Keep me in the loop on the exploration expeditions. HonMudDog2000@yahoo.com, just a rebel against lines/boundries.
    Anyone interested in getting together to do some rides?
    Just had in mind some simple meet/eat and ride on a SAT or Sunday type rides. A little street and as much dirt as we can find.[/quote]
  11. sallad

    sallad Been here awhile

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    I am going to go get my Eglin permit tomorrow, so I am going to go on a ride on some of the more major fire roads here in the future. Anyone car to join me? Probably on the 6th or 7th (Friday/sat)
  12. sallad

    sallad Been here awhile

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    come on.. the sand can't be everywhere... can it..?:rofl
  13. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    well im outta the running for tomorrow (technically today):bluduh

    good luck on the scouting mission, and you new folks - get up with mug, inept, and/or rearview, as they know the area much better than I and they got the GPS stuff goin on:deal
    I just show up and follow the leader

    +1 on knobbies, even on the more solid fire roads, youre gonna hate every soft spot you find with streeties, and theyll find em! as far as Im concerned, the gnarlier the terrain the better (but then again im workin with a bike thats about 230 soakin wet:D

    Dr.Z - sounds like a crazy time, us lower alabamians mixin it up with the fellas from down south in some sugar sand, maybe yall can come show us how its done:ricky

    mini - I would suggest hittin up the aforementioned folks for some "guided" ridin around the best stuff we got here

    luke - :eek1 :huh damn dude.
  14. sallad

    sallad Been here awhile

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    Been keeping my eye out for some wheels, going to get them as soon as possible. Until then I am going to (try) to stay on harder ground with the street tires.

    Thanks for the tip on the fishing permit too BTW

    On a side note, anyone dick around at Dixie land tomorrow. Afternoon perhaps?
  15. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    DAMMIT,DAMMIT,DAMMIT. Got family things going on in late afternoon saturday. Mug and Inept, I will pm ya`ll my cell number in case things change. (Family stuff or ya`ll plan to ride further west). Mark my words, if I don`t get to go with you fellas today, I will be going in the near future!
    Tony:wink: Another video for your viewing pleasure!
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  16. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    Haha, well about that... I actually resigned from the band, its been a good four years jammin with those dudes, :freaky but with college almost done and starting with the jackson guard, who needs me most on weekends, and needing to save money instead of blowing it all on drugs and alcohol in strange towns, I had to make the right choice for the future. anyone who says the life of a rockstar is enviable (sp?) has no idea. its a hard fuckin way to live, and you spend much more money than you make, and when you got as much shit goin on as I do right now, its hard to justify the sacrifice of time and money necessary to make a band successful. I do wish those guys the best, and ill be there at the show as well, its possible it may be a "last show" for me, we'll see. but definetly come out and check out the tunes, grab some brews and since yer with me all ADV ff's get the afterparty pass:evil

    sallad, pm me yer # an ill hit the ol dixieland with ya

    anyone ridin tomorrow? ill probly be around and about

    oh and btw, anyone know of a good part time job in the area? preferrably dayshifts mon - fri. the job that I thought was a sure thing has become quite the clusterfuck and im thinkin thats not somewhere I wanna waste my time anyways
  17. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    thats for damn sure. when yer expelling bodily excrement from both ends at the same time in the middle of nowhere, I believe its nature's way of telling you you should probably be sleeping, not haulin ass through the woods :D

    as for this saturday, I actually will be part of a wedding friday (open bar :clap :nod :beer :dutch :loaded :freaky) and all of us groomsmen will be headin to the show after the wedding to get mo' trashed, so I'll be in that situation again saturday. sooo, I will undoubtedly be in a bed/floor/back of someones truck/sleeping in someone's bushes on saturday.

    good luck with the exploration of the east side, and if things dont end up as planned then Ive got yer # mug, and ill get up with ya.
  18. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    <a href="http://www.eglin.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=6458">Jackson Guard</a>

    or just call 850-882-4164
    you'll get the front office, they'll tell you all ya need to know.
  19. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Now this is starting to get ridiculous. I`m on call this weekend and don`t dare get far away from the service van. More punishment for being in the a/c business. JP and Enept know me, and know I`d be right there with yawl if I could. Soon,,,,,,,,,,,soon,,,,,,,,,,,,very soon!
    Regards,
    Tony
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  20. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Hey Riders, I'll be out of town for the next few weekends, gonna do a big cross-country drive to visit the in-laws on the West Coast and then on to Hawaii. Looking forward to doing some more riding with y'all when I get back!

    Y'all ride safe