SE ONF ride march 8-9?

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by ex250mike, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. ex250mike

    ex250mike Been here awhile

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    Anyone up for ride March 8th or 9th? I need get some miles on my bike and I prefer if somebody else were there to call 911 incase I'm incapacitated.

    Its been years since I've spent any time out there and I might need a guide. I live in Deland and am planning to stick close to home in case of trouble. We can meet at the boat dock where 44 crosses the st. johns.

    Also, I'm a slowass noob so some of ya'll might find it a bit boring.
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  2. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    D00d, fahgettaboutit... check this out on those dates. :deal
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  3. ex250mike

    ex250mike Been here awhile

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    Considering the last time I had the bike out it broke down in less than 2 miles, I'm gonna have to pass.
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  4. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Broke down? What happened?

    There should be quite a few folks there and you should be able to find a group you're comfortable riding with.
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  5. ex250mike

    ex250mike Been here awhile

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    I hauled it to the whispering wiregrass trail. The front caliper locked up after a few minutes of riding. Turns out its hard to ride in sand when the front wheel don't turn, so I crashed (slowly.)

    I bled off the pressure and headed back, got about 50 yards from the parking lot and crashed again.:rofl Damn wheel wouldn't budge.

    Luckily I have plenty of spare parts, so I replaced the entire front brake from lever to caliper. Only then did I notice the rear shock is leaking as well.

    I supposed thats what I get for riding a 20 year old bike held together with zipties and bubble gum.

    As you can see I'm a bit apprehensive about longer rides for now. Though, I need to get things broken in (or just broken) before I haul it to Alabama for the firetower 150.
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  6. 05mxdiesel

    05mxdiesel Adventurer

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    The 8th is the supercross. Sunday a couple of might be out there. Prolly won't get started until late though since we staying at the speedway.
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