CADS (Classic, Adventure, Dual Sport)

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by waybill, May 2, 2013.

  1. beefcake morris

    beefcake morris Long timer

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    100%, please come over
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  2. playinatwork

    playinatwork Been here awhile

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  3. Milkweed

    Milkweed It's not me, it’s the bike.

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  4. kaosrider

    kaosrider Long timer Supporter

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    Wow Tim, your are a legend. A great read on the event. Wide open fun of the old days as it should be....
  5. playinatwork

    playinatwork Been here awhile

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    That bike was a KX250, maybe 1989?
    I remember one year I rode a Can Am 175 Qualifier in the Blackwater and there was so much damage to the bike I just threw it away after the race. I never even washed it afterwards.
  6. waybill

    waybill wayward

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    I keep trying to tell him that (and anyone else that'll listen) he just shrugs his shoulders.. :D

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    From the article: “The Blackwater 100 made the Baja 1000 look like a trail ride,” shares former pro motocross racer and Wiseco employee at the time, Steve Johnson. “I have ridden them both and finished.”
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  7. playinatwork

    playinatwork Been here awhile

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    So many stories about this race...
    The race ran through the town and everyone would pit wherever they could find a spot. I parked my truck in front of a house that was on the course. The mom comes out with a card table to set up and handed us some lemonade, the dad opens his garage and wheels out his Snap on toolbox, while junior brings the milk crate. I pulled in for gas after the first lap and they tightened and lubed my chain, cleaned my goggles, and put fresh gloves on me, before I even asked. I didn't know them and it didn't matter, that's just what they did on race day.

    The atmosphere was the best part of the race, and ultimately what killed it. You'd ride up to the 93 river crossing and there would be 20,000 fans lining the river.

    The fans would be out in the peat bogs and you would aim for the tallest person because that was likely the driest highest ground, or a stump. Sometimes the stump would give you a little traction, sometimes it would stop the bike and you would fly over the bars and land in the peat. When you landed the ground around you would ripple like water. I remember one year the peat was so soft they used National Guard choppers to get some of the stuck bikes out.
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  8. recrazyjax

    recrazyjax Adventurer Extraordinaire!! haha.

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    Shelley and I were out at the same time in Kremmling CO but we took the RV with the bike and stayed at a campground on the other side of town. I had 2 other buddies with me and we had a great time riding the area. We headed out Sept 4th (Wed) after work and arrived in Kremmling on Sat. It's a long way across the country but we made an adventure of it and had a great time together out there for about 2 1/2 weeks! Ride on peeps!! :)

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  9. beefcake morris

    beefcake morris Long timer

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    New Location

    When: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 @ 7pm

    Where: Don Juan's Restaurant 12373 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223

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  10. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    OK guys I have said this before but Im gonna try an attend your Wed night meeting if at all possible. So I hope to see you all at 7pm. I assume SOs are also invited.
  11. KTee

    KTee Been here awhile

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    I am a proud auntie today! Not sure if y’all remember my friend David who came by a few times (the MX rider), but I’m so excited he and his girlfriend welcomed little Emmett into the world today! Had to share.
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  12. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Auntie K. I like it. :D
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  13. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Are there any other ladies expected at dinner tonight?
    My lady is unsure about coming and spoiling our MAN-FUN.

    Soooo anyone?
    Anyone?

    While Im at it. I brought my RT down with me and wanted to do some riding. Early ridings.
    Staying at Amelia Island and can ride most any morning until Monday. Anyone interested in joining me.?
  14. kaosrider

    kaosrider Long timer Supporter

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    Ladies are always welcome and encouraged. Nobody wants to talk to guys :thumb Not sure about other womens...but Kristen is usually there.
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  15. KTee

    KTee Been here awhile

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    Glad she made it tonight.
  16. R1200GSA

    R1200GSA Been here awhile

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    Greetings....

    Bumped into a couple of you tonight while eating at Don Juan's. I just moved to Saint John's from the Houston area after my wife took a promotion with work. Names Duke, looking forward to meeting you all again and getting to know you.

    Until next time,
    Duke

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  17. tomarsyd

    tomarsyd Been here awhile

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    Good to meet you as well. I'm Tom, just off your right shoulder there.
    See you next wednesday.
  18. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Reminds me of this...

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  19. beefcake morris

    beefcake morris Long timer

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    Duke private message me your email and I can add you to our reminder list for meetings.

    It was good to meet you last night. Please remember at the next meeting to ask about the Trans Fl, Trans Ga, and Polar Bear. They all have there own thread as well.
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  20. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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