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Old 06-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #4606
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I don't think I'll be able to get away for Pre-Fest this year but I'll be looking forward to meeting up with you guys on the trail one of these days. I'm going to keep tooling around the outskirts of ANF when I have time until I get some more experience.

I'll be lurking around on a green and black KLR and practicing staying upright.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:26 AM   #4607
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I'm thinking I'll do some scouting routes in the coming weekends. If you're free on Saturday you're welcome to follow along. It'll be big bike friendly. Maybe we can get Scott, Hal, mike, and anyone else that wants to hit the Family Coastal for a saturday lunch
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:03 AM   #4608
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If any of you ride down around there, is L.L. Wallace really that bad right now or is that pretty tame in the grand scheme?
There's a rather nice ride around Bradwell Wilderness area. Very little sand and easily accessable from FR13. Well south of 267. too, with some notable exceptions, numbered forest roads are usually KLR navigable.

Other than that, the ANF is another word for deep, powder sand from which Wallace road provides an occasional, welcome relief.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #4609
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If you're free on Saturday you're welcome to follow along.
Thanks, Buzz! I have a ride planned for this weekend and then some maintenance and heading out for some vacation the weekend after. I'll have to catch up with you guys when I get back.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:09 PM   #4610
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Other than that, the ANF is another word for deep, powder sand from which Wallace road provides an occasional, welcome relief.
I was kind of starting to get that sense... I look forward to feeling like going down Wallace is the easy stuff
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:55 PM   #4611
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I'm a new KLR rider in Tallahassee and am looking for some decent intro-level trails to get off-road experience. My last bike was a Honda Shadow eight years ago so sand and dirt are pretty new to me.

I was coming up from 319 yesterday, north of Leon Sinks and decided to jump onto a dirt road for some quick practice before heading home. I turned onto L.L. Wallace and felt like I'd ridden into a sandbox. I made it to Springhill in one piece but found the ride very, very challenging. Obviously I need a lot of practice but do you have any suggestions on good spots for a beginner to get some experience on?

If any of you ride down around there, is L.L. Wallace really that bad right now or is that pretty tame in the grand scheme?


Funny thing, if you ride a six hundred pound bike through the sand and it gives you a work out, some people might tell you that if it is work then that would take the fun out of riding. Strange, but apparently the lighter the bike and the harder trails or passages those same people riding on lighter bike working to the point of exhaustion is ok.

L.L. Wallace will be ok one day for you, maybe not so much for me.

If you want to test the forest and do a little exploring , call me at 597-1069


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Gonna show a newbie around some stuff in the morning. I'll be on the 690, he'll be on the DR....
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Pretty close- check out them chicken strips! I need to hit some on ramps and get them leaned over some

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I'll even give you 24 since you seem to have good money into the transmission.
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I'll have to keep the DR forever as the snatch and grab ops sent my cost of ownership through the roof! Hell a charter flight for fly and ride would have been cheaper! I coulda had it UPS'd overnight for a fraction
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