Ride the Ridge 2.0 2/10-12 2017

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by sanjoh, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    More info coming soon on the rides. The dirt road in can be sandy in spots and is about 1.5 miles from the pavement.... Ride whatever you are comfortable with:deal
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  2. Dogfarm

    Dogfarm Been here awhile

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    I had a great time last year. Please count me in. Probably come Saturday AM.
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  3. steve68steve

    steve68steve Long timer

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    ... after he killed his radiator fan and fished his tent out of the pond.

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  4. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Those dang flying tents:jack
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  5. sangfroid

    sangfroid Been here awhile

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    I'd like to attend this swar-ray if I may. May I have directions to the campsite?

    BEAN
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  6. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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  7. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    I'd like to get in on this. I've missed the last couple of years of the Old's Cool rallies for various reasons including the dog we are fostering for a deployed USAF guy from Orlando who got orders to Germany. He's a little much for the girlfriend if I'm gone too many days. My total riding for the last two years has been under 60 miles per year. Compared to the old average of 6000+ before.

    Have to meet with a doctor at the end of this month and hope to find out when surgery might be. No motorcycles for at least 2 months or more after surgery whenever that happens. Like we all know, it sucks getting old. But it is still better than feeling/acting old, even if you are. Oh wait, I'm starting to feel old when I try to crawl out from under a car and jump up to my feet.:D
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  8. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    I may come for Saturday night shenanigans.


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  9. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    We are just out your back door, come on over.
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  10. ex250mike

    ex250mike Been here awhile

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    Anywhere for a total MC noob to get some dirtbike exp?
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  11. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Judging by your join date, that question must be tongue in cheek.:D

    My answer would be, depending on how much experience and how quick, go hit all the dirt FS roads in the Ocala Nat'l Forest. After being off dirt over 20+ years, that was a quick and comprehensive refresher course.:lol2 Especially on a top heavy enduro like my F650.
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  12. ex250mike

    ex250mike Been here awhile

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    I ask because I'm trying to get someone else into motorcycles.
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  13. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Sure, the rally is on 10 acres, 1.5 miles from pavement in a 500 acre community with privately maintained dirt roads:ricky
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  14. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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    fixed
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  15. EddieFL

    EddieFL Adventurer

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    So, just getting in there could be "challenging" for me and my Wee?


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  16. HTSRocker

    HTSRocker amateur

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    I took the GS in and out with street tires.
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  17. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    Pin it to win it.


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  18. EddieFL

    EddieFL Adventurer

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    When in doubt, gas it, huh?


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  19. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    And I thought you meant to power slide around that curve.....
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  20. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumperâ„¢

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    This might be a doable event for February.
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