"It doesn't get any better than this"

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Dalmatino, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. JCool

    JCool Long timer

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    There are a lot of good roads in Brooksville and Spring Lake.
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  2. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    Back then it was right on 19, there was a big boat sales place across the street and Lake Tarpon behind that. We only sold Yamahas back then
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  3. JCool

    JCool Long timer

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    I know where it was , I had been in there back then. I think there was a hub cap place next door.
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  4. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Yeah, na. Tried, not impressed. Bike was a waste here.
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  5. JETalmage

    JETalmage Been here awhile

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    Freudian slip?

    (Makes the bridge of my nose hurt whenever I see a windshield on a dirt bike.)

    ;-)

    JET
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  6. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Found Navin's homebase for all things Pister.

    Hernando Hideaway Sports Bar
    2404 N Florida Ave, Hernando, FL 34442
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    Have you floated Rainbow River yet or itch me fuck me?
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  7. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Yeah the Florida Butler Map is not happening.
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  8. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    It is on my list! Too much to do here!
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  9. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    The boating is nice but the trail riding kinda sucks, it's popular for it's winter racing series though.
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  10. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    Too wheelie prone and just messes up the handling. :ricky




    Sean :D
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  11. Dirtleg

    Dirtleg Keeping my sandbags on the right. Supporter

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    Plus all those beers exploding going through the whoops make me cry. So sad.:2cry
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  12. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    Damn you guys, now you're really bringing me down!

    Spent most winters from early 90's to late 00's in that area, Clearwater beach being my favorite so your conversations steered up some great memories!

    Lord How I miss Ybor city, Gasparilla festivals, Green Iguana blues nights, Leverocks (long gone) Ma and Pa resorts, fishing, Sailing, Cuban women sandwiches and coffee, more women lol, hanging out around the bike shops and riding my bikes there. In 05 I rented a house in South Tampa for 5 months and had a time of my life.
    I missed 06, and than in 07 for some stupid reason (apparently a better job) I decided to move from Toronto to Western Canada (Calgary Alberta) not making it back down till winter of 2010....Besides being the Coldest winter in FL I've ever experienced many other things changed and not for the better.

    As they say Nothing stays the same or last for ever But man do I miss what once was!
    It became a time to explore new pastures......South America!

    One more shitty western winter here and than fuck the snow and -30..hopefully for good! Semy retirement...Still cant afford to stop slaving fully lol..

    So now for you dirt gurus little help please!
    I'm trying to make a decision on tires and wheels for the DR. I'm thinking on going with a 17x4.5 in back and 19x2.5 in front.
    My thoughts are that at least 75% of the trip will be tarmac. I don't plan on venturing into any single track type of terrain (on purpose) but rest will be basic off road stuff with plenty muddy conditions in certain countries I'm sure. Also do to so many big adventure bikes being used down there, tires that size are more readily available (so I've been told). Plus I will be living on this thing for at least 8 months and need to get as much mileage out of each set as I can...More tire choices apparently!

    Am I on the right track with this or am I pissn in the wind? The geometry issue with smaller front wheel I understand. I'm not sure about the width. I know wider tires are better for tarmac but how much will I be sacrificing in off road stuff, if anything (particularly sandy and muddy conditions)?
    I believe in being best prepared for the worst conditions even if that might be 1% of the trip.

    Like I said, this is all new territory for me with total lack of experience in off road riding so any advice would be grateful.
    I do plan on taking an off-road riding course in this summer and than do few runs in mountains of BC (before I hit the road south) to get myself somewhat better prepared.

    Thanks guys...
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  13. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    I've heard of "you touch me you go me" but unfamiliar with "you itch me you fuck me" fightcard_header.jpg
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  14. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    back in college days, we used to get pretty trashed tubing down the Ichetucknee..... :freaky
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  15. oldenuf

    oldenuf Been here awhile

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    Have to admit, I don't turn down a beer on a hot day, that appears out of someone's tail trunk.
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  16. Taurkon

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    Just watched this RF, and I yelled "oh fuck" in tune the rider. Wierd looks in the office. :D
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  17. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    Yeah but, the way I ride...
    Ever see the Simpson's episode where Bart puts a Duff beer in a paint shaker and leaves it in the fridge for Homer?

    Yeah... :photog




    Sean :D
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  18. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    Tell em your practicing to become a sailor
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  19. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    dOOd.... just watched this..... you OK ???? that didn't look fun..... even swearin' like a fleet sailor ain't gonna help that shzxit ..... i don't think i even wanna watch it again..... that's why those edges goin' to Chicken Corners scared the beejeebus outta me .....
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  20. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    That's not me, I quit posting my catastrophic crashes awhile ago. It's some other poser :lol2 I've ridden that trail about 6 times, you have to watch out but that goes for most of Utah or anywhere for that matter.

    He got a collapsed lung so no he wasn't ok.

    We ride the easy trails.
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