2019.2 Trans Florida Rally (Part Deux)

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by kaosrider, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. mriderleon

    mriderleon Been here awhile

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  2. Flacrusher

    Flacrusher So Many Bikes... So Little time

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    Is there going to be a big bike route vs a DS route? Last trip was a little more than I want to do on the GSA again... just sayin.
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  3. waybill

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    As you probably know it's not possible to make everyone 100% happy with any endeavor, human nature. After 10 or 12 of these I've honed it down to being mostly a big bike ride i.e about 90%, making it accessible to more riders on all kinds of bikes. But, there are a few (usually short) purposely challenging sections thrown in to satisfy those that would otherwise be bored. Some are optional (gain extra points), others aren't. The more one rides a pig in challenging conditions the better they'll get at it. Barring that I'd suggest hooking up with a sidekick, preferably a big strong one.. Actually what we've found is the tough spots are what everyone remembers the most and they help foster a camaraderie in the teamwork. Plus it gives that little finisher sticker some cred because you earned it : )
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  4. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Say what? The last one was cake. Well, except for that one section. :lol3
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  5. mr_guns

    mr_guns Look Mom no hands!

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    Yeah, there’s always “THAT ONE SECTION”.
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  6. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    "It was Big Bike friendly on the pre-ride." :evil
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  7. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    You do know there comes a point of diminishing returns don't you? :lol3
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  8. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Yes. Yes there is. :D
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  9. XRWilly

    XRWilly Been here awhile

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  10. beefcake morris

    beefcake morris Long timer

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    I am ready this year.

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  11. beefcake morris

    beefcake morris Long timer

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    There was also that sand section after lunch on the first day
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  12. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    That's the one I was referring to. :knary
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  13. scanda

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    73EA570D-DE78-4C7A-AA8C-435064198F4E.jpeg In for the water crossing.

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  14. Flacrusher

    Flacrusher So Many Bikes... So Little time

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    Waybill - I don't want anyone to think I'm being critical about the route. I appreciate all the hard work that you guys all put into these events. I just don't want to treat my GSA like a submarine :jack. I'm funny that way. That swamped Blue GSA made me cringe inside. Then there was the AT being pulled out by Rich and a number of other bikes stuck in the muddy sections. Of course the long line of big girls trying to climb the sandy hill, helped with my cardio training while we helped push 600lb bikes up. Good fun!!

    However, If there's alternate routes for a few of those "One Sections"... I might partake in the easier routes. Just so my boots are dry for part of the day.

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  15. BadCaptain

    BadCaptain n00b

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    Count me in; new "profile", same bikes, old rider.....
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  16. waybill

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    Yeah sorry about the little GS/AT swallowing mud hole, it was an unplanned part of the adventure, chalking that one up as weather related : ) The route has to be done months or at least weeks in advance so the chance for change is there and that one was bad timing. It was beyond what we’d expect of capable riders, the fact that nearly everyone made it says something about you guys. The last thing we want is a show stopper right out of the gate. Making it to the other side in 8 hours is hard enough, getting bogged down for a couple hours makes it almost impossible.
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  17. Flacrusher

    Flacrusher So Many Bikes... So Little time

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    As mentioned earlier, those challenging sections make for some very good drinking convos. And some very good sleep!!!

    Hoping to make the next trip!
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  18. mr_guns

    mr_guns Look Mom no hands!

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    Move along, nothing to see here.....
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  19. ADVNeophyte

    ADVNeophyte How do you do this?

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    https://www.yourdictionary.com/adventure

    1. The definition of an adventure is an exciting or unusual experience that usually involves risks.
    Just saying.

    I can't speak for anyone else. But sometimes it is good to have a mid ride bike wash:D
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  20. tomarsyd

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