South Central Burners

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by sanjoh, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    A thread for some of the lesser known areas of central FL. We have some open spaces and places to ride. Post up your pics and stories.

    We've got some water
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    Some open rolling vistas
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    Plenty o Clay (new irish whiskey)
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    From todays ride, somewhere on the Lake Wales Ridge.
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  2. FL Pepper

    FL Pepper OMGWTFFTW

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    Whoo Hoo!

    My first trip to the sand pit.

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  3. Sub Zero

    Sub Zero Ice Breather!

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    I got some central FL ride pics! :clap but by myself (cept for 2 of the pix). Where are those pics taken at? I must pay that location a visit!


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  4. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Nice pics!

    Lakes Wales Ridge

    You will need knobbies:deal
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  5. FL Pepper

    FL Pepper OMGWTFFTW

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    Today was a beautiful day for a ride around the neighborhood :D

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    Where's Waldo?

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    There he is.

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    Great scenery

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  6. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    How do you know U r in the sticks:D

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  7. Zrexrob

    Zrexrob Fla Mountains...yep!

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    Nice pics!
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  8. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Need me some knobbies:cry
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    Darn near put a saddle on this guy
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    XT on the loose, guess who:freaky
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  9. FL Pepper

    FL Pepper OMGWTFFTW

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    Greetings, Central Floridiots :wave

    Hope everyone survived Debby and dried out. It's already back to normal sand-fest conditions here. :deal
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  10. DandM

    DandM Been here awhile

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    The flowers and lawn got a drink from Mommy Nature; that's about all the excitement Debby brought here. :clap
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  11. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider

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    Good to see our old bikes happily riding together, even without us! :lol3
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  12. FL Pepper

    FL Pepper OMGWTFFTW

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    Some vistas from today, riding around aimlessly as is my usual plan.

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    The XT did a fine job carrying me through the groves and down the streets.

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    Of course, the ride would not have been complete without the obligatory stop for BBQ at Smokin Joe's in Bowling Green.

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    Today I changed from my usual and went for the pulled pork sammich. It was as spectacular as the ribs! Any place that thinks banana pudding is a side dish has gotta be good. :thumb

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  13. FL Pepper

    FL Pepper OMGWTFFTW

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    Jerry & Kim, your bikes are getting quite the workout lately. :clap

    I've got a whole off-road gear collection now which I like wearing more than my street gear. The pressure suit and offroad helmet with goggles are much cooler than my mesh street suit.
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  14. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    And their just a bit south of you:deal However as you know the Z sucks in the sand:D
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  15. craftsmanracer

    craftsmanracer Been here awhile

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    How about Sarasota to boca grande area?

    I'm afraid I have exhausted all of my riding options around here...
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  16. FL Pepper

    FL Pepper OMGWTFFTW

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    See here
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  17. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider

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    It's a fine sand bike, if you are just trail riding. Hell, its even capable at high speeds on the sand. I never had a problem while riding it fast. Its the low speed stuff, like getting over the larger logs where it was troublesome for me. On log cluttered and singletrack trails, I was wishing for a lighter bike. And I was ready for something else, I have put in many miles on that DRZ. It is bulletproof, enjoy it. :D
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  18. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    It will soon be relegated to garage queen with the arrival of the Husky. You are welcome to come down and ride it. The sand I'm riding has curves so it really shows it's weight.

    Hope your Dad is doing better.
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  19. sfront

    sfront Chaos in Motion

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    That log stuff is just in your mind!!!!!
    It'll go over them just fine................
    In fact.....I think this is your old bike!

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  20. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider

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    Sounds like good fun, let me know when you have time and I will try to take you up on it.Turns are what its all about. :evil
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