Let's DO IT- Southern D/S loop

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Buzztail, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    So, Dr.Z and I have been talking about doing THIS Loop sometime late August or early September (labor day weekend would be a good time for me)... Possibilities are so far endless. It would be cool to get a couple of FF's in on this too.

    We have talked about doing the first half, and heading for home depending on time.

    Probably camping the whole way, cause I'm too cheap for Red Roof Inn. :kumbaya

    Both Eloy and I will need to do top ends en route due to the maintenance schedules on the RFS bikes:evil:roflplus nine oil changes, vavle lash adjustments, and suspension rebuild.

    Looking at 5-6 days total on the road. From the thread it looks like most of it is dirt.

    :ear:earAnyone else get their fancy tickled by the thought of this ride?:ear:ear

    Looks like we are going to head out Clockwise on 8/31, and running half of the loop into TN. Right now the plan is to head back through GA on THIS route to hit Tallahassee again 9/5. We still need to connect the two together.

    The riders that showed are...

    Buzz
    PK
    Dr.BRP
    Barney
    wishin for woods
    Sanjoh
    Barney
    Kelly
    Jaydee1445


    Updated the "been there, done that" roster.

    Vic, Adept, and Mug did a bit with us. Vic went all the way to Chigger-ha with us before breaking for home
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  2. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    In! :deal


    Hopefully some more of you FFs can make it. :evil


    I'll bring a couple of spare complete RFS engines in my Ruck!
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  3. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider Supporter

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    I am in, hopefully I can hitch a ride with Eloy. :deal
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  4. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Mine has a kick starter:lol3
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  5. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Huh? You gonna do this on a KTM?

    I would have to rework tires/suspension and gearing, not to mention another seat,,,, but it looks like a great loop.

    Lots going on in Sep....for me that is.......
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  6. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    I'll be on my 450, and The Doctor will be on his. Vic I'm running 14/53 right now, but will probably throw on a 15T up front for a ride like this. I also have a Duro rear tire I'll run
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  7. sperz1

    sperz1 Lame Adventurer Supporter

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    What kinda time frame are we looking at here? I'd be up for September as it gives me plenty of time to make plans for work.
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  8. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    PK - No problem on the ride. I can pick you up on the way norf! :evil

    Sperz - Dates aren't set in stone yet but Labor Day weekend sounds good. It'll be one less vacation day I'll have to take. :deal

    Vico - Of course we're taking the 450s. :evil i'll stuff a complete tool set and air compressor in the ruck right next to the RFS engines and pizza

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  9. bzrider

    bzrider Long timer

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    this looks great, I could probably swing 4 days ...it would be a great ride for my street bike:lol3
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  10. Chkminus

    Chkminus Been here awhile

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    I'll start running the numbers. The only question I have is do we go clockwise or counterclockwise? :)
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  11. clark-kentski

    clark-kentski PartiallyBionic

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    Maybe :clap How fer between gas stations?
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  12. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    I think Clockwise. That way if we only do half we'll see the cooler half:lol3
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  13. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Heck I may need to do this just to see the "street bike" hauling all the ernge parts:D
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  14. Stalspeed

    Stalspeed PullnG'sTillTheyPuke

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    Can you post a link to the thread that talks about the loop, for a little more info as to where it goes, how much mileage it is, and the approximate route.
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  15. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Here you go... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=646598&page=9


    We were thinking of doing the west side of the loop up towards the north end of Atlanta and then possibly coming back on Treeman's route. :deal
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  16. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    about this far

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  17. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider Supporter

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    More like this far. :deal
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    :lol3
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  18. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Can I do this on the RT? And are there Hampton Inn's along the way?
























    :D
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  19. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    But of course... just put some n00bs on those wheels and hang on for the ride. :evil
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  20. Chkminus

    Chkminus Been here awhile

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    Think we'd ever get to some place early, drop our gear and hit some fun, extreme stuff? like in Cheaha?

    So many cigs will be smoked on this trip...
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