S.W. Florida rides

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by DualSportDad, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Kyle B

    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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    Anybody still riding Dual Sports on Saturdays anymore? Looking for a Saturday ride. Again, the Squares works fine for me. I haven't mastered it yet!
  2. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    I'm out until the 12th ... Hopefully my bike will be fixed by then.

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  3. DualSportDad

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  4. Kyle B

    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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    OK, I'm thinking a ride in South Florida somewhere Saturday. Big bike, small bike both OK with me.
    I'll be riding the GS a lot in the coming weeks. I've got a set of Continental Trail Attack tires coming that I have to put 1000 miles on for a test. (Free tires) I've got to ride them in different conditions, take pictures of the action, and compile a little data. Should be fun! It's for an article in the BMW MOA magazine.
  5. Irish Xplor

    Irish Xplor Irish Xplor'r

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    I have friends coming in this weekend for the BCS Championship game (Go ND), so I can't go Sat. Hopefully you will ride the GS next weekend (12th or 13th) I need to get out for something besides just pavement.
  6. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    I'm still fighting with my bike. Nothing seems to help it. I need it to, the jeep needs a $500 bearing replaced so I have to find a way to fix that without having to spend $500 so I'm sure shell be off the road for a week or so. Anyone want to trade a xrl for a klx? :banghead:

    I am still shooting for being able to ride in 2 weeks, I should have Parker this weekend.

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  7. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    from the looks of it i have finally fixed my bike. i'll have to give her a test run out to my buddies house this week and see how she does on the long haul but the "around the block" test shows that she's fixed. i put a new tire on the front and cleaned the air filter so she should be good to go this weekend.
  8. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    Anyone want to go to ocala this weekend? I'm kinda thinking about putting the 3 rail on the back of the Jeep and heading up there this weekend. Maybe Friday through Monday.

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  9. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    I'm kinda new to the FL adventure riding scene but if you guys do "big bike" rides I'd love to try to join in...
  10. DualSportDad

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    edit: i should read the quote before i respond.

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  11. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Headed to the squares tomorrow a.m. if anyone wants to join. :freaky
  12. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    It was nice meeting everyone yesterday. I had no idea that there were this many ADV types in FL.

    Next time I won't tell any ridin' stories when I am dehydrated....Apparently there is a big difference between "fixed" and "changed"!! :lol3
  13. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    Its great to see you guys Saturday as well. I would have stuck around and rode some more but I didn't get home from Jeepin the night before until about 3 am. I was pretty hungry to so Kyle and I went and got some lunch.

    There is quite a few of us that ride over here. Hopefully Tommy is in between bikes and then there is about 4 or five more that didn't come with us.

    For some reason I thought the lunch ride to Everglades city was this weekend, I'm going to try and make it in two weeks for that.

    I didn't take ma y photos Saturday, here's two.

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  14. Kyle B

    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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    I had a blast Saturday! Got to test my new tires, and had fun with friends doing the test! Too bad Erman had the flat tire. It was good for me too, Alex, cutting the day short. I felt I was pressing my luck with that big bike in the mud. I'm ready to go do it again!


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  15. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    Im really surprised you stayed up in all that mud, that was some good riding on your part for sure.

    I need to get that rear tire off my bike before I hurt myself.

    Mahbe in two weeks we can ride through there again on our way to lunch in everglades city.

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  16. Jarle

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    I need to rent 3 pieces off road bikes in Orlando - Ocala Fl area in the period from March 6 to 13. Looks like Eagle Ride only HD bikes in this period due to Daytona bike week.

    Is there anyone out there who can give me tips on how you can rent bikes.
  17. tommyinbonita

    tommyinbonita Adventurer

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    I'm missing the xr already. Hate missing those rides in this perfect weather. I'm having trouble finding a decent job. Been thru a couple lately with bad results and been getting just enough side work to pay bills. Hopefully I can get busy enough to grab something to ride soon.. thanx for posting the pics. Looks like a fun day.
  18. DualSportDad

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    Sorry to hear you're having a hard time finding work Tommy. I know it's hard out there. My work has been dead. I want to change fields but there isn't much out there. Goodluck, I'll keep an eye out for you.

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  19. Kyle B

    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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    Tommy, in two weeks I'd like you to go with us on the ride to Everglades City. Come by here and pick up my DRZ early and we'll scoot out to meet Alex and hook up with everyone in Clewiston. Should be a fun day!
  20. tommyinbonita

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    Man that sounds like fun and I appreciate the offer Kyle, I have the worst luck with other peoples stuff and can't afford to fix it if i break it so im gonna hafta say thanx Kyle but Il decline. Besides I'm really hard on stuff.. ask me sometime bout sinking the inlaws land cruiser in 6 ft of water then a few months later dropping the same inlaws aqua sport boat at the top of the boat ramp instead of in the water, it still slid into the water but not undamaged lol.