South Flatistan

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Eickey, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. FLARider1

    FLARider1 Long timer

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    Speaking solely on the area south of Palm Drive and between Tennessee road and the power plant:
    The roads/trails out there are planned roads but never opened/improved. Not really a non-street legal side, although, like you said, lots of ATVs and dirt bikes ride the area. Pressure from the LEOs is hit and miss, but they do stop riders when they patrol. Once they figure out you are on a street legal dual sport they leave you alone. Pay attention to the signs and stay off the FPL property, I work for them and don't have permission to ride on company property!! I ride out there occassionally, its fun riding, but lots of stuff gets dumped out there and I have picked up a few nails. The trails are generally pretty good for riding but can have some thick mud and water in places. On the GSA I tend to shy away from the mud it if seems deep or badly rutted, especially since I am usually riding alone. For a loop on the way home sometimes I like to head straight down 137th Ave, which is the main road south of the racetrack, lots of dips and holes to ride through and/or dodge, ride it down to Card Sound road, then head to Alabama Jacks to blast though the couple of turns and then back up to Homestead on Card Sound road. Its a good place to keep up skills on riding on gravel. When its been raining you will find many big water and mud holes!!! As you can see on google earth there are many interconnecting roads out there, sometimes you can get all the way through, sometimes not. Be careful how deep you go because you can end on a one track with water on either side and a tough turn around!!!!! Don't trust the trail to keep going if you see it start to disappear.

    I am working long hours right now, so time to ride is hit and miss. If you plan to cruise around out there send me a PM and if I can I will join along.
  2. Kyle B

    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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    Andy, I'm working Friday all day, but an early ride Saturday would work for me. I'd like to ride some of the stuff that you are familiar with over there, as I don't know any of it. I've heard a lot about the trails along the levees too.
    You still have my # right? Send me a text for a meeting place and time. We can meet for breakfast, if you'd like. Street tires, or knobs? 239-216-205O
  3. FLARider1

    FLARider1 Long timer

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    Kyle B and I are going to meet up next Saturday at Holiday Park at 0900, be outta there by 0915 and then run the levy roads to Clewiston for lunch at the Tiki Bar. Head south from there and down through the reservation and then either head down to loop road or run the levies again back into Holeyland. Loop road would be fun, stop at the Junk Collector on the east end for a break. But its a lot of blacktop to get from Snake road down to loop road, so I am still on the fence about that part of the ride.

    Anybody else wanna go? Let me know!!
  4. DandM

    DandM Long timer

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  5. sanpau

    sanpau Love to Ride

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    Hope everyone is getting their shopping done......It looks like it... traffic wise here in Sunrise.....:evil

    80 degrees today...geezzzzz.....hoping for some cooler weather soon!!!!

    Ride safe this Holiday Season and have your eyes open......lots of text-ters!!!!!!
  6. coconuttele

    coconuttele Adventurer

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    Any of you south guys riding a 07ish ktm 990? Looking to pull the instrument cluster off to test on my bike to eliminate a speedo/odo problem. Any help or knowledge of this failure would be great.
  7. Fener6

    Fener6 The Container Man

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    I was recently told by a local shop that many mx tracks around my area (palm beach county) have been closed down :huh. I was under the impression that there were more a few options within an 1 hour of here.

    Are they right? Coming from DC where most mx tracks are 2 hours away I was excited to start riding here...so whats the deal?
  8. coconuttele

    coconuttele Adventurer

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    anbody riding tomarrow, got an unexpected day off
  9. beaterktm

    beaterktm Been here awhile

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    L cross and thundercross are one hr from palm bch.
  10. Fener6

    Fener6 The Container Man

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    Thanks. I'll check them out
  11. Kyle B

    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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    Ride the SQUARES with us on Monday the 24th! We'll be meeting at Sawgrass Grill on 951 at 8:30 AM for breakfast and riding out Sable Palm from there for a day of excellent riding. Join us! You'll have a blast! :ricky
  12. speedracertdi

    speedracertdi Been here awhile

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    Heading out today (sunday) maybe see some of you all, maybe not. Ill be on a green KLR.
  13. danh600

    danh600 Been here awhile

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    Any of you guys stop by Holiday Park?

    I stop by and have a coffee once in awhile on Sat or Sunday mornings. Lots of cool old bikes around sometimes.

    Anyway I ride this.
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    Holler if you see me. I never know anybody when I stop there.
  14. Irish Xplor

    Irish Xplor Irish Xplor'r

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    Sorry I missed this ride...I saw some of the videos on YouTube and it looked fun. I just moved down here from Georgia and I'm missing riding the fire roads up in the No GA Mtns. I sold my KTM 450 EXC before moving down here, but I still have a BMW 1200 GSA. Would love to ride with you next time out. I need to learn some of the dualsport riding areas down here.

    Dan
  15. FLARider1

    FLARider1 Long timer

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    you are gonna be bored down here for DS riding!! LOL! But there is some fun riding. As the owner of a GSA myself I will tell you that it can be a bit limited for the big bike. Some of the sand and mud get a bit tricky for a 650lb dirt bike. There is still a bunch of canal roads to ride and if it hasnt been raining much there is a lot in the squares to ride. Keep a check on here as most of us post up here if going. In the Florida regional forum there is a couple of threads going for central FLA and SW FLA. All good guys and fun to ride with. If you wanna venture for a weekend trip to the north the Jacksonville area CADS guys do a lot of trail riding, however the GSA is not the bike to take with them!! Lots of sugar sand!!!

    Welcome and hope to ride soon. I am working 6 days a week right now, till probably sometime in April, so will be hit and miss for me riding. Kyle B gets out most every weekend and the sw fla guys right a bunch also.

    Andy
  16. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Jack of all trades, master of none...

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    rider1150gsadv Jack of all trades, master of none...

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  18. Dr.Z

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  19. DandM

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  20. sanpau

    sanpau Love to Ride

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    Hope some of you got out to ride.....nice weather in central FL.....bikes just not cooperating.......

    Happy 2013!