South Florida Winter Rally Feb 9th-11th 2018

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  1. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    South Florida Winter Rally, February 9th - 11th 2018

    Sponsored by Starton fuel treatment

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    This is an event best suited to adventure and large (650 cc+) dual sport bikes. The self guided route will take you through 6 different parks, preserves, and wildlife managment areas. You will see cattle ranches, sugarcane fields, forest, and the everglades ranging from sawgrass and dwarf cypress to mangrove. 50/50 tires are recomended as there could be mud and/or sand depending on the weather.


    The Sun Pigs BBQ team are back and will be serving dinner on Friday and Saturday night.



    Friday - early arrivals and setup, campfire and dinner at Rally HQ

    Saturday - Riders meeting 8:30 at Rally HQ

    Saturday Evening - Winners will be announced, trivia and door prizes around the campfire.

    There will be no designated ride leaders for this years event. GPX tracks are availabe by sending an email to winterrallymaps@gmail.com (Tracks will be sent from February 3rd through the 8th)


    New for 2018 - The Startron ADV challenge


    What is the challenge? Half poker run and half scavenger hunt. Markers will be placed along the route, find and snap a photo of each, plus there are bonus points. The rider who turns in the most points by 6:30 PM at rally HQ is the winner.


    Regular markers - Worth 10 points. Take a photo of each and tally your points at the end of the day. (these do not need to be posted to count)

    Special Markers - Worth 25 points each, to be announced at the riders meeting

    Bonus points - Post photos of loading up and traveling to the rally, campfire photos Friday night, Photos of wildlife. You or your bike need to be in the photos, 10 points each, max 20 points per day Friday and Saturday.

    Points must be logged by 6:30 PM Saturday at Rally HQ


    Rally HQ is at Dinner Island Ranch WMA campground


    https://goo.gl/maps/iQxHpZ6n6KG2


    Primitive camping is available at Dinner Island Ranch WMA or nearby Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest. Both require reservations.


    Note: Routes are on public roadways, State Forest, and wildlife management areas. Some forest roads may be closed at the time of the rally. We will do our best to provide accurate routes but if a road is marked closed it should be omitted from your ride. There are several fee areas, you may want to bring small bills for the iron rangers ($2-3 daily use fees for parks on the route) Carry tools and a tire repair kit, there are some remote locations on the route.


    Here are links to the previous events.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/s-e-fl-rides-winter-event-feb-12th-14th-2016.1119058/

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/south-florida-winter-event-feb-10-12-2017.1197959/


    Who's In

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  2. aprracer

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  3. aprracer

    aprracer Adventurer

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    I like..and IN..
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  4. dancecommander

    dancecommander Been here awhile

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  5. 2smoked

    2smoked Been here awhile

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    Awesome. I’m in!
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  6. YesRush

    YesRush Long timer

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    In and I'll post up if I find a truck load of wood.:wings

    Edit: now have a truck load of oak
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  7. Downeyman

    Downeyman Saddle up bitches, let's ride!

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    Hell yeah! And the BBQ guys are back too? I’m so excited, that I just can’t hide it. I’m about to loose control and I think I like it.
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  8. SEAN MURPHY

    SEAN MURPHY Been here awhile

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    I’m in.
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  9. Dick Sunday

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  10. Puttering

    Puttering DR650

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    Oh yea I'm in. This is my favorite of all rallys. I'll bring some firewood.
    Here's the link for dinner island ranch.
    http://www.webreserv.com/dinnerislandranchfl
    Hum... I just tried to register but the dates are already sold out.
    ...... I get it now ...must be less then 14 days before reserving.
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  11. YesRush

    YesRush Long timer

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    It's sold out? I remember we had plenty of room last year !
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    Plenty of spots left. You have to select a spot and then dates are shown for that individual spot
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  13. YesRush

    YesRush Long timer

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    Says not available 14 day ahead of time.So there all available right now.lol
    Getting excited to see everyone! :kumbaya
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  14. woolnerc

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    Im booking time off work...this will be my first of these things...lookin forward to it
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  15. Dan Diego

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    Would like to ride over from Tampa to see the area and meet the local riders.

    I’m still recuperating from a recent get-off so I won’t likely do the weekend rally.
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  16. Flacrusher

    Flacrusher So Many Bikes... So Little time

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    It appears that my luck with event schedules has finally changed! And, this one is close to home.

    So... what's the better bike for this ride? R1200 GSA or the DR650? What is the overall distance planned each day's ride?
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  17. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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    Saturdays route is about 250 miles and was designed with big bikes in mind, although their are sections that could be challenging depending on the weather.
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  18. aprracer

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    I'm not sure how to react to a rally that I don't have to drive 30+ hours for....NICE....
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  19. Josh Leyburn

    Josh Leyburn Shepherd of Cats

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  20. Puttering

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    Bring them both.
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