Jacksonville and North Florida Classic Adventure Dual Sport (CADS) Club

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by twthinking, Jan 25, 2010.

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  1. twthinking

    twthinking Shut up and ride

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    Bill will lead a ride Sunday. Meet at Orangedale on Sunday at 10:30AM. Kickstands up at 11:00AM (planned). There is a weather front on it’s way with heavy rain possible on Saturday so watch your email for any last second updates.

    Hope to see you there!
    Dean
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  2. WheeeStrom

    WheeeStrom Sheik Yerbouti

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    Damn work...........

    Arrrrrrrghh and now I'm travelling this week.

    Danny, can we catch up over the weekend, I'd like to go through the GS with your D/S settings if we can so I can have it ready for the next trip.

    Ask me nice and you can do a few laps on the 9fiddy
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  3. g27radio

    g27radio We Todd Ed

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    Ah, that might work out :)
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  4. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp Supporter

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    Keep an eye out for donkeys :yikes
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  5. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Donkeys and burros and horses and cattle and Kenworths. When I rode down to Santa Ana a few months ago I counted three dead LARGE animals on the side of the road, including some poor soul's big, white horse. :eek1

    With that said, while riding down here is a bit "sportier" than riding in Florida, at least you don't have to contend with the blue hairs in Lincolns that turn in front of you, like you do around Jacksonville and Daytona Beach. :lol3
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  6. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    :cry

    Read that RR a while back. Sad ending. RIP.
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  7. slimy

    slimy Wanabe Adventurer

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    Yes the story of Clayton was extremely sad. :cry Riding in Mexico, or anyplace for that matter, is dangerous.

    We will be riding in "along way from home mode" while in Mexico. We all wish to come back in one piece.
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  8. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    I took a trip to Copper Canyon in 10-07 with a few ADV FFs and had a great time.:ricky

    Enjoy your trip, ride safe, & most importantly... "stay thirsty my friend"! :D

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  9. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    No shortage of beer or tequila en Mexico, that's for sure! :lol3

    The trick with animals - since the subject came up - is to ALWAYS assume that they are roaming freely. About 4 out of every 5 are tied up, but it's that 1 that will walk in front of you and ruin your day.

    And unless you are familiar with the roads avoid riding at night like the plague. The joke around here is that the university in Monterrey had a program to breed reflective cattle and that didn't go very well 'cause you never see any of 'em.

    Several years ago - back when I was still living in Jacksonville and when we were still doing bike club meetings at the Applebees in JAX Beach - I was on the outskirts of Nuevo Laredo, and was astonished to see this:

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    Some poor farmer couldn't afford land or adequate barbed wire, so he had his cattle on the right of way of the main road between NL and Monterrey. The fence was only on three sides, and the only thing keeping the cattle out of the highway was the traffic. :eek1

    There actually is some barbed wire on the sides but even that doesn't extend all the way to the road.

    Periodically the cows would wander into the roadway, and trucks would come along and hit their horns, and the cattle would go back.

    And the weird thing is that this isn't particularly rural Mexico - it's practically within walking distance of the Nuevo Laredo shopping district.

    So do keep your eyes open en Mexico.

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  10. nevermind

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    It looks like they're only forecasting around 1/3" of rain, hopefully it will just be a bit cool on Sunday. I'm thinking cool will actually be good if we're all geared up for a ride!
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  11. rhiday

    rhiday GrampRidz

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    :norton Just got a mudsling installed on my 05 R12GS. Looks pretty good!
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    WheeeStrom Sheik Yerbouti

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    Which one Rob?
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  13. rhiday

    rhiday GrampRidz

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    the ABS plastic 'mudsling' that fits in front of and partially over the back tire, and snug up near the shock.
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  14. twthinking

    twthinking Shut up and ride

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    Hey CADS riders,
    I uploaded some more of our ride photos on smugmug.:clap Some photos have been sent to members via email, but in the galleries are photos that I didn't include in the emails. Feel free to post comments (be nice). More to come so keep watching. In case you missed it, the link to our galleries is: https://twthinking.smugmug.com. Hope you enjoy them.
    Dean
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  15. twthinking

    twthinking Shut up and ride

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    Just FYI and as a reminder,
    Any official CADS club info will be posted on this thread or sent to the membership via email list or both. If you want to know the accurate and latest info about a ride or club info watch your email, this thread, or PM/email twthinking/me. Bill and I coordinate club and ride info together which is subject to last minute change. I will not be responsible for any misinformation that is posted by anyone else, CADS club member or not. Post anything you want, but if it’s not from twthinking then it’s not an official CADS posting and may or may not be accurate or complete. I hope this helps clear up some of the confusion.
    Dean
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  16. next40

    next40 What?

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    So is there officially a ride tomorrow?
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  17. twthinking

    twthinking Shut up and ride

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    Yes, the info went out via email. Are you on the email list?
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  18. nevermind

    nevermind increasingly less

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    I should be but I have no deep thinking email... Have you offended comcast in some way and they banned yer behind?
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  19. twthinking

    twthinking Shut up and ride

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    Are you the same user as Next40?
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  20. twthinking

    twthinking Shut up and ride

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    I just confirmed that there no problems emailing to any comcast email address. Did you send me your complete info to add you to the email list? Send me the info again (real name, email address, contact phone number) and I'll confirm that you're on the list or add you to the list.
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