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Old 01-01-2013, 09:48 PM   #1576
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GS Pre Ride



OK so it is January 1st 2013 in Florida. Temps near 80 degrees had this guy sweating like a pig at a ham festival .

Don't worry though on the day of the GS ride I am sure temps will be near freezing

OK, so we had our Hungarian friend join us for the ride today and he tells us a Hungarian Joke. Why is this Dakar Rally Bike parked next to the dumpster?.... Because that is where it belongs





Actually John has a thread in here about his build of the cool Rally Fairing, it had me fooled

So we gathered at the starting point for the BMW NEF GS ride in a couple of weeks. Our goal was to try and get some timing down on using the new routes that Bill has been trying to work into this years ride. Soooooo...they needed a Guinea pig err I mean Guinea GS Bill asked someone to step forward and I swear, I did not move. Everyone else must have stepped back.



So we are off





We are soon on the dirt





We have had a good bit of rain in this area lately and roads are hard packed

Ok maybe a little too much





Nice stuff









Everyone enjoying New Years Day







OK so we come to a rather large water hole......



Now why do you think these guys are stopping here...Yes they know something fun is about to happen



Guinea is going down



well pigs do love mud



well at least the new titanium found a soft spot to play. It actually looks pretty clean in pictures

Ok Guinea, ready for more?



Guineas next test

OK got to get over this tree, yes pop the front wheel over ....



And then



Nothing, I was beached like a tub on a sand bar. My skid plate landed on the log and I was going no where



Ok mental note..need a solution for that hurdle..which we did figure out



Back to the good stuff

















So, the morning ride until lunch is primo, I think an RT could handle it. Except for a couple of Guinea moments..piece of cake



After lunch.. this is where I need to mention that as we had south into Ocala National Forest I heard this girl screaming...what the heck???





Once my heart rate came down a little I realized that girl screaming was me






















Break time..can't be all work and no play..















I know what you are thinking..this is getting boring..so Bill was able to work in a little Florida Snow




I do not know how much comment this needs













I swear I can still hear a girl screaming...









Well I did get them to stop calling me Guinea...now they call me dog paddle I said that's Mr, Dog Paddle

Well The GS ride is shaping up to be a great time. Really nice pictures Bill

And New Year Day comes to a close...


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Old 01-02-2013, 04:02 AM   #1577
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Great report, Rich. Thanks for taking the time to post it. I have some "extended coverage" to add later. Soo-eeyy!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:25 AM   #1578
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Happy New Year CADS,

We are meeting tonight!

At Hurricane Grill and Wings

located at 12795 San Jose Blvd. Suite 16 in Jacksonville.

The phone number to the restaurant

is 904-260-8338.

Here is a link to their web site; http://www.hurricanewings.com/.

And here is a link to a map of the location of the restaurant we will be meeting at;

http://goo.gl/maps/4iq6r

There are several locations of

Hurricane Grill and Wings

so please read the address and look at the map for the location that we are going to meet at.

See you there…
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:28 AM   #1579
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Happy New Year CADS,


We are meeting tonight!

At Hurricane Grill and Wings

located at 12795 San Jose Blvd. Suite 16 in Jacksonville.

The phone number to the restaurant

is 904-260-8338.

Here is a link to their web site; http://www.hurricanewings.com/.

And here is a link to a map of the location of the restaurant we will be meeting at;


There are several locations of

Hurricane Grill and Wings

so please read the address and look at the map for the location that we are going to meet at.


See you there…

What time is the meeting? I do not have a dirt machine...yet. The pig has road tires, so I will not be out for a ride for a few months. I would like to meet some of you FF's. Maybe I can get some advise on dirt riding.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:57 AM   #1580
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Where: Hurricane Wings, Julington Creek
When: 7pm Wednesday, January 2nd

There have been a few rides over the past week, come out and share your stories and report on the conditions out there.
The meeting's at 7. You don't need a dirtbike, or even dirt tires, and there'll likely be plenty of advice. Whether it's correct or not is up for debate.


Yes, I know it's confusing, bear with us a bit.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:00 PM   #1581
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Swordfish?

Alright so do I need a secret password or handshake?
Haha j/k see you tonight.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:04 PM   #1582
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:12 PM   #1583
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Eek

Well I am here but not sure what anyone looks like...did not see any bikes outside.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:13 PM   #1584
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Well I am here but not sure what anyone looks like...did not see any bikes outside.
They will be outside.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:41 AM   #1585
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Here are a few videos that show the great variety of terrain and overall superb conditions we had for the pre ride.

Things looked promising right off the bat. We were off pavement in less than 3 minutes!



Getting into some better stuff.







And then, DEPRESSION set in...



Things did seem to improve after that. Somewhat...

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:03 AM   #1586
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Good stuff, looks like I missed a great day.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:17 PM   #1587
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Start to Lunch

More of the same. What a great day. We didn't even get three miles and someone had camera trouble so stopped for batteries.


This is were we found out someone hadn't filled up with gas prior to the ride. Ended up not being a problem since there were a couple gas stops on the way.


we arived at Belmore State Park. Last time I was here it was deep sand. Riding conditions were great on this ride.


More great roads.


Wait, what is he looking at?


Oh that. His bike was tired.


Wake up!


Nice curvey rides after Belmore.


And more.


The dirt roads were nice too.


Lots of trees.


I mean lots!


There there was a great lunch planned.


Up to lunch was really nice both dirt and street. I could have rode this with my VSTROM. Well everywhere except the tree we went over, not enough clearance. After lunch will be up soon.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:41 PM   #1588
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Lunch and beyond

After lunch off to Ocala.


Trails were nice.




We went by a few hunters, some didn't look too happy.


Took a break in the middle of the woods.


Everything was good until this road.


There is a lot of sand over there, who's in?


Opps. KLR bit the dust, I mean sand


Off he goes.


There were a few areas that were like this, but what was on the other side was well worth it.


Well I was on a 450 Beta that is about half the weight of this big boy. Come on you can do it!



Great ride, had a blast.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:05 PM   #1589
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Really nice pics guns, you've got the 'at speed' thing down to an art!

Have you ever seen anyone pick up a bike as fast as John? I haven't...



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Old 01-03-2013, 08:04 PM   #1590
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Have you ever seen anyone pick up a bike as fast as John? I haven't...
It's that fairing. he was able to drop 78 pounds off the bike Ooorrr it could be he is not a "classic" like us

Dave nice videos. Thanks for editing out my turtle like moves in the mud.

The sunglasses cover my eyes nicely in this picture Thanks for the pics Guns...it was great fun

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