Polar Bear Adventure Rally

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by kaosrider, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. swannie

    swannie scooter tramp

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    Awesome video Kyle! I'm thinking there is some missing audio though.......:rofl:bow
  2. slimy

    slimy Wanabe Adventurer

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    Kaosrider said he lost half of C Group. Just thinking that sand pit might be a good place to start looking.... :eek1

    Remember Waybill wanted to originally name this event the Palatka Dakar

    It was a great event. Great job CADS!! :clap
  3. woodsatyr

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    Haha!! That's 'cause the C group and another group blended near the beginning of the ride and we didn't know who was who. But all's well that ends well!
  4. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Fantastic job putting this event together! I had a blast! Thanks again to everyone that made this happen. :freaky
  5. Madhouse

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  6. hawkman

    hawkman Been here awhile

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    Kind of reminds me of the old saying, "No battle plan ever survives first contact with the enemy." And besides, as a great man once said (might have been me:D) if you had wanted the Disney experience you should have gone to Orlando. You want spontaneity, adventure and lots of sand, come ride with CADS. We'll hook you up:D

    Thanks to all the heavy-lifters:gdog who made the first Annual PB rally a success! We know who you are...Thanks!!!
  7. GS Jim

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    I had a great time, and even though I didn't spend much time there I learned new stuff about sand riding.

    I'll spend some more time on the trails and be ready for next year's rally!

    Jim
    on the blue & white F800GS
  8. jmal

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    Had a blast this past weekend! Although the ULY's didnt make it far in the adventure group (about 30-40 ft in before realizing our delusional hopes of off-roading on street tires) still had a great time with the street group!
  9. GS Jim

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    Quick question - how do these trails compare to the ones on the Trans Florida GS Rally?
  10. slimy

    slimy Wanabe Adventurer

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    In my opinion the Polar Bear Adventure and the last Trans Florida Dualsport Ride are about the same level. Mostly dirt roads connected by pavement, with an occasional hazard or two. There were alternate routes for those that wanted to be challenged. :eek1

    The Polar Bear A, B, & C routes were designed for small bikes, although I saw one GS ridden by an excellent rider. :clap

    For the next Trans Florida only the route master Waybill knows what tricks and treats he has for us. :evil
  11. hawkman

    hawkman Been here awhile

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    For what it's worth "jmal," you would very likely have finished the "Adventure" ride if we'd had the conditions Caleb and I experienced riding the route the previous Monday. There are always enough sandy spots to keep you on your toes, but conditions Saturday were a LOT more challenging than they could have been. I guess that's where the adventure part comes in.

    Glad you came out and look forward to seeing you at this and other events in the years to come.
  12. Bobby Ginger

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    Thanks all who participated and helped out with the rally. A special thanks to those who came along on the adventure route. Alex helped me scout the ride and kept me strait on Saturday, and Scott had the hardest job on the sweep. I took a few pics along the way. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Hope to see everyone again real soon:freaky

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  13. schoals

    schoals Been here awhile

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  14. hawkman

    hawkman Been here awhile

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    I'm sorry you didn't have anything more valuable in the car than those two empty beer bottles and the half eaten Quarter Pounder, which, btw, was a little stale, but tasty. :wink:
  15. Dr.Z

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    Another excellent event CADS! :clap

    The food, routes, & camaraderie was epic.

    Thanks to all that had a hand in bringing the ADV community together for this. It's unreal the amount of planning and preparation that go into these events and I appreciate your hard work. :bow

    The "A" ride leader kept a great pace and the pack of riders kept a good flow. :ricky

    Too bad Mr. Smooth had a chain go out on the 570. :cry The best part of the ride was after lunch but good to know you made it back without issue.

    It's a shame the GS challenge was cancelled because of the weather. :cry I was going to try it out with my GS ktm. :evil

    The B.S. session at the Wanker cabin was an alcohol induced blur of good times. :freaky

    Bill, the Sunday ride was awesome. Some more of you FFs should have checked it out. :deal

    I'll post some pics soon.
  16. Kyle B

    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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  17. Kyle B

    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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    Another video to share with my friends!

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  18. Crazy Creek

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    Kyle, thanks for sharing the pics and video's. We enjoyed riding with you. I was in awe of your handling of that big bike on the "small bike" ride.

    See you at the next event.

    Mike and Annette
  19. schoals

    schoals Been here awhile

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    LOL I was actually sleeping in it and didn't realize the keys were in my pocket so I was searching everywhere for them except my pockets!

    to the guys who laid out the routes etc I look forward to next when hopefully I wont be sick and and can actually enjoy them! I did enjoy the rest, the nice weather and the company of the new people I met while we were there.

    when is the coast to coast Fl ride again?
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    Mucho Fantasmagoric times.
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    Viva Moto Libre