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Forum: Ride reports Today, 06:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
I had gotten a temporary reprieve from the rain...

I had gotten a temporary reprieve from the rain and as I rounded a corner I realized that I was reaching the northern end of Florida as the flat landscape gave way to rolling hills.
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Forum: Ride reports Today, 06:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
Icy, thank you for the compliments and I am sure...

Icy, thank you for the compliments and I am sure that I haven't seen the last of Al. Glad that you are enjoying my Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Florida edition.
Forum: Ride reports Today, 06:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
@ Texasclouds, I probably could but that sure...

@ Texasclouds, I probably could but that sure does seem like a ton of unpacking and it surely be a far push out with an empty tank. :lol3


@moggi , thanks for following. That song was great!...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:53 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
I finally made it the ONF and began chasing the...

I finally made it the ONF and began chasing the arrow on my GPS through the many forestry roads within this massive natural area.
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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
I returned to my site and packed up all of my wet...

I returned to my site and packed up all of my wet gear. :puke1 Thankfully I made the decision to shower before I packed up that way I could enjoy getting nice and sweaty for my ride. :lol3
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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
The following day I awoke to a light rain....

The following day I awoke to a light rain. Peering through my tent I could see that the dawn wouldn't bring much relief in the form of sunshine.
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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
whicheverway, Thanks for the heads up. I...

whicheverway,

Thanks for the heads up. I will send her a pm.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
Sounds like a great trip. Being unemployed sucks!...

Sounds like a great trip. Being unemployed sucks! Glad you found a gig even if it isn't exactly what you want. That could be a sign that after you save enough money, you are suppose to go for another...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
I stopped for a break under a large oak. Most of...

I stopped for a break under a large oak. Most of Florida was covered in these trees but they have become scarce in the south east regions due to rampant over development by those that feel the need...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
:lol3 I use to bring all sorts of...

:lol3


I use to bring all sorts of critters home when I was a kid. My mom would freak out when I would walk in the door with a rattlesnake or baby gator. People have always caused me far more...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
From the Miami Canal levees I hopped on the slab...

From the Miami Canal levees I hopped on the slab for a short bit in order to refuel myself and the bike.


My girl had packed some hard boiled eggs for my breakfast. This would officially be my...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
Back to our regularly scheduled program....

Now, where the heck was I?


Oh yeah....Dumbassery had led me to having to pull out my tools for round two of repairs.


After tightening everything back up I decided to snap a few shots. It...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
Not sure of the details but it was indeed a...

Not sure of the details but it was indeed a crash. He was having a blast and made a lot of friends along the way. You would have dug him man, just a free spirited dude with a zest for living.
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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-21-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,969
Posted By Ginger Beard
Just wanted to say that it was great...

Just wanted to say that it was great seeing/meeting you guys! Hopefully I will see some of you at the Polar Bear. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,777
Posted By Ginger Beard
So I have spoken to more dealerships than I care...

So I have spoken to more dealerships than I care to count at this point (both in and out of state) and the lowest otd price holds at $4575.00 for a 2013!! :huh A two year old motorcycle with a retail...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
That's him. Good kid and with a sense of humor...

That's him. Good kid and with a sense of humor that rivaled my own inappropriateness . I got shitfaced on whiskey the night I found out. I think he would have wanted it that way. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
I'm home safe and sound. It was pure shit news to...

I'm home safe and sound. It was pure shit news to hear. I was making space in garage for his bike when I found out.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 868,898
Posted By Ginger Beard
A pic of Doug and 88 on the Barber track. They...

A pic of Doug and 88 on the Barber track. They will officially let anyone ride the course!

<a href="http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/davesr20davidsr20/media/P1010976_zps815ba8ca.jpg.html"...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
RIP Alistair Farland

I know that this isn't what you would normally want to see right in the middle of an RR but I feel the need to share this....

Just got some news that is breaking my heart.. I recently met a kid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 34,305
Views: 8,422,583
Posted By Ginger Beard
Those are freestyle bmx bikes. I met those cats....

Those are freestyle bmx bikes. I met those cats. When any of you bad ass motorcyclists can bunny hop tailwhip or 720 bar spin then you will have room to criticize. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
I headed out of my complex and gave one last long...

I headed out of my complex and gave one last long look in the mirror at the home that I knew I would miss. I still couldn't shake this pervasive anxiety that seemed hide just behind every random...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
I was a little out of sorts the morning of the...

I was a little out of sorts the morning of the trip. My mind was aflood with apprehensive thoughts: Will the bike hold together? Will my job be waiting for me when I get back? Will this trip fulfill...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
Okay, here we go....

I had been planning on doing this ride for quite some time. I don't make a ton of money and don't typically have a ton of spare time so , for me, this type of ride is a huge deal. Now, I know what...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
:lol3 One of those "Even a shitty day riding is...

:lol3 One of those "Even a shitty day riding is better than a good day at work." type moments eh?





finally back on track here at casa Smith so let's get crackin' on an RR shall we?
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,553
Posted By Ginger Beard
How hard do you have to try in order to get such...

How hard do you have to try in order to get such a a small cc bike to weigh so much?
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,777
Posted By Ginger Beard
Thanks for the replies. . There are a couple of...

Thanks for the replies. . There are a couple of used ones here that are similarly priced but I would prefer new as I don't tend to get rid of my bikes. Regarding the bikes in Texas: The lower priced...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,777
Posted By Ginger Beard
what would you guys consider a fair price for a...

what would you guys consider a fair price for a brand new 2013 out the door? I have spoken to 5 different dealerships from one end of Florida to another and the cheapest price anyone has quoted me is...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
Brewman, it was great hanging out with you guys....

Brewman, it was great hanging out with you guys. You will find that I don't get offended easily which I guess explains why I am so damn good at offending people! :lol3 I will see you fucks at the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
Thanks, it's been a fun project to build and...

Thanks, it's been a fun project to build and ride. With the bike's current setup I am averaging 52mpg. The highest I saw on this trip was 62mpg but I never went over 55mph that day. The tank is 3.3...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
thanks for the replies guys! I'm going to...

thanks for the replies guys! I'm going to continue to do these short little updates and when I return from my trip I will do the meat of the ride report.
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Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
At the Expo and meeting some very cool people!...

At the Expo and meeting some very cool people! http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/02/ce0a57276b1c4cb8271be2e36dabe950.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
I'm about 150 miles southwest of Fletcher North...

I'm about 150 miles southwest of Fletcher North Carolina and the Overland Expo. should be there about mid afternoon. hoping to meet some of your folks!:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
stayed at Watson Mills State Park last night....

stayed at Watson Mills State Park last night. really nice place. I had never been through a covered bridge before. pretty damn cool!!
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Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
Had a great ride yesterday until my GPS decided...

Had a great ride yesterday until my GPS decided to shit the bed. I couldn't for the life of me remember how to do a master reset. just kept heading north until I found a town that had WiFi. got it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
here's a quick pic just to try out the app. bike...

here's a quick pic just to try out the app. bike loaded and ready to go.


http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/30/df72ea31244f5fc87c227e3b89a0dde5.jpg


I will get some more pics with my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
just added the app to my phone, thanks. decided...

just added the app to my phone, thanks. decided to grab a hotel for the night in order to let my gear dry out. had a fantastic day riding despite the fact that it rained on me the entire time. gotta...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-29-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By Ginger Beard
Keep an eye out for my Scramster and come say...

Keep an eye out for my Scramster and come say hello.:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
I'm currently sitting in a McDonalds near Ocala...

I'm currently sitting in a McDonalds near Ocala that has shit wifi and I almost have no phone reception. it rained most of the day yesterday and I woke up to rain this morning. It always put a big...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,043
Posted By Ginger Beard
Thanks man, always good to have friends when out...

Thanks man, always good to have friends when out on the road.

As to the RR, you are in it. :lol3 :freaky
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-27-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 461,120
Posted By Ginger Beard
Honestly there are a ton of great roads in/near...

Honestly there are a ton of great roads in/near that area. Just about all of the roads that boarder the larger lakes are quite nice. Not a lot of great ways to cross to the coast from this area but...
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