Be Quiet Fest

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Scribe, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Sounds like the beginning of a $ride report$.
  2. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Here ya go.... 308 is about three miles long. Roads to the East and West are hardpack:ilmostro

    Givin' ya shit DSB.... Come on out and ride with us, that way drowning your bike is not a big deal, just a reason to rest
  3. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    +1
  4. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Nice RR 4Bob$! :evil

    Any action pics to go along with that? :ear

















    :hide

    All BS aside, be careful riding around the forest alone. :deal I know you prefer to ride alone but there may be a time when the worst happens and you biff and there's no one there to help you out. There's been quite a few ADV riders that have crashed while riding alone and died because of their injuries because no one knew where they were.
  5. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    Best ride report ever.
  6. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    Sometimes you gotta ride alone because everyone else bails and it's too nice a day to play Wii Dual Sport. :wink:
  7. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    But $bob$ is incredibly fast when he rides by himself.
    In fact he is the fastest guy in the forest......... when no one else is out there.

    It's when others are around that makes him slow and fall down. :rofl


    Edit....how many of these folks died 10 miles from the house?
  8. LDHunter

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    The RR's were put on shortly after that ride... I felt I needed more Trakshun... :D

    You're right about the risks of riding alone. I've been doing it without notable incident, other than running out of gas in some gawd aweful places, for a loooong time but that doesn't make it any safer today... Some might say that I'm due for a major event... I hope not. :eek1

    I put 2,000 mostly off road miles on my KLX in the last year and almost all of those alone... It's a small and light bike and not as likely to hurt me as my bigger bikes but there have been a few times I looked around and imagined what it would be like to lay there for days or even weeks before I was found. It ain't a pretty thought. :eek1

    I now carry SPOT with me when I go deep into the backwoods alone but each year I get older and my bones get more fragile, I get more cautious... :deal

    $bob$ The senile old phart that keeps wandering off alone.... :D
  9. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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  10. LDHunter

    LDHunter Long timer

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    Now there's a game I don't have yet... Where can I get it? My bikes could stay MUCH cleaner... :lol3

    $bob$
  11. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider Supporter

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    I don't think Wii dual-sport has been released yet. You could get really adventurous and try Wii Motorcross, I hear there are some big scary jumps though. :cry
  12. LDHunter

    LDHunter Long timer

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    Fast? Not really... One of the reasons I like to ride alone is that I don't feel like I have to keep up or lead a fast ride so those behind don't get bored... My love of riding springs from my love of the piney woods of the ANF and seeing them from the back of a bike is my favorite way to travel them.

    I take less chances and fall down less often alone because I'm so dang worried about getting disabled miles from help. No doubt about that. :D

    I generally ride two places. Either "Bog Hole Road" and it's adjacent offshoots when I need a quick woods blast because it's less than a mile from my house or I go down to Panacea or nearby to eat and/or visit friends, and ride back. That is usually through the forest both ways and my favorite area is near Bradwell Bay Wilderness plus I like to pass by Otter Camp because I've been hunting near and around there for 15 years now.

    Most of the rides I have gone on with other ADV riders have been fast enough that I need to focus on the road/trail in front of me and I would rather just poke along at a leisurely pace and "smell the roses". :D

    Another limiting factor is I'm a Realtor and I often have to work on weekends or at least be available to show property when called. Plus my wife works M-F so I try to not be weekend riding often while she's home. I miss most weekend rides and am much more likely to pick up on a weekday ride.

    To each his own and it doesn't bother me that some think I ride like a grandpa unless I'm in a hurry to get somewhere. That's just the kind of rider I am... :deal

    $bob$ The Slowpoke....
  13. LDHunter

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    Scary Jumps? :hide

    You tryin' to get me hurt?

    I'll pass... :lol3

    $bob$
  14. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    I rode thru that same bog hole....it was brutal :rofl
    I was lucky to have made it out alive.

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  15. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider Supporter

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    That's nothing, my ole lady rides through bigger mud holes!:D
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  16. LDHunter

    LDHunter Long timer

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    And Sccaauugghhtt should know... He's the king of the mud holes.... :lol3

    $bob$
  17. Hatch

    Hatch We're not hitchhiking anymore, we're riding!

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    actually Ogre, most accidents happen within a mile of home. statistically speaking, of course..
  18. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    True, but the point was not that they don't happen near home.
    It was that people died because they were not found.

    I would think most that occurred 1 mile from home were found.
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    The Big Bend TOR lives again.

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    Hi