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Old 06-03-2014, 02:33 PM   #1
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Ocala National Forest this Saturday, June 7

Hello Flatlandistaders! I'm picking up a Husky TE610 on Thursday, riding back to Rhode Island over the next 20 days. I don't have a plan for routes, but intend on camping in an inmate's yard south of Ocala Nat forest on Friday night, June 6. Anyone up for showing a girl around some of your sand in the forest on the Saturday? I'll be loaded with camping gear so just a forest roads ride would be awesome.

I'm also up for any suggestions of what to do, and especially, what not to do up there. I'm aiming for the GA border on Saturday night, unless someone is up for a ride. Then I'll camp in the forest. Unless that's a bad idea. There are big bugs down here!

I'm currently in Miami at a conference for work and have innernetz for the next day.

I tried this ride last year, but the bike didn't shift out of 2nd gear. Hopefully it does on Thursday. Thanks to any and all!
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:51 PM   #2
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Hello Flatlandistaders! I'm picking up a Husky TE610 on Thursday, riding back to Rhode Island over the next 20 days. I don't have a plan for routes, but intend on camping in an inmate's yard south of Ocala Nat forest on Friday night, June 6.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:04 AM   #3
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QUOTE=lilolita;24311156]I'll be loaded with camping gear so just a forest roads ride would be awesome.

I'm also up for any suggestions of what to do, and especially, what not to do up there. I'm aiming for the GA border on Saturday night, unless someone is up for a ride. Then I'll camp in the forest. Unless that's a bad idea. There are big bugs down here!

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lilolita, this will back-road you from Lake Wales up into the Forest where I kept you on graded roads and then on to Gold Head SP where I'd recommend you stayed the night (disregard any spurs except the one for the SP). There aren't any campgrounds in deep S. Ga. that line up well plus it'll be a pretty full first day. Chances are you'd be fine pitching a tent in the woods in S. Ga. but it's def banjo country so I wouldn't risk it.

PM an email and we'll continue the route up thru Ga. into Tenn. (if I can remember it).

https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=...7763,12.689209
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:30 PM   #4
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QUOTE=lilolita;24311156]I'll be loaded with camping gear so just a forest roads ride would be awesome.

I'm also up for any suggestions of what to do, and especially, what not to do up there. I'm aiming for the GA border on Saturday night, unless someone is up for a ride. Then I'll camp in the forest. Unless that's a bad idea. There are big bugs down here!
lilolita, this will back-road you from Lake Wales up into the Forest where I kept you on graded roads and then on to Gold Head SP where I'd recommend you stayed the night (disregard any spurs except the one for the SP). There aren't any campgrounds in deep S. Ga. that line up well plus it'll be a pretty full first day. Chances are you'd be fine pitching a tent in the woods in S. Ga. but it's def banjo country so I wouldn't risk it.

PM an email and we'll continue the route up thru Ga. into Tenn. (if I can remember it).

https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=...7763,12.689209[/QUOTE]


Gold Head SP is awesome for camping. Just stay away from FF's consuming moonshine while operating a bonfire with a gas can.

And Bill does great routes, BTW...
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:46 PM   #5
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You guys are awesome. As for the moonshine, bonfire and gas can, bring it I got schooled on West Virginia fire starters a couple years back and I've been pondering since a way to carry old corn cobs soak in' in off-road diesel.

My conference presentations are done, and I pick up the bike tomorrow AM. Cannot wait!
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:10 PM   #6
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I've pondering since a way to carry old corn cobs soak in' in off-road diesel.
damn. I hope to hell the individual referenced above does not see this....
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:05 PM   #7
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Hey all, I'm not trying to spam, but I've finally gotten around, now that I'm back in little Rhody, to writing up the ride report of getting the Husqvarna TE610 from Ft Lauderdale back up to Rhode Island.

I left a giant piece of my heart in Ocala, and will be back. I need a place to rent a skinny bike, and I'll camp in Alex Springs next February. I think that would be a freakin' hoot & a half.

I will say, Florida is huge. I think my issue was, Rhode Island has a red Gazetteer (shared with Connecticut), and Florida has a Gazetteer. So scale was messing me up 'cos I figured if we're sharing states, Florida can't be all that big.

But my god, it just goes on and on. And the on-and-on is very straight

And it's really hot down there in June. I've never drunk so much Gatorade in my life. I think my pee was green

waybill and LWRider are awesome

The write-up so far: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=983755

I will say this. My best experiences on the whole trip, probably around 3,500 miles in total (who knows, as the Vapor gave up the ghost) were in Florida. My heart still comes back to Ocala. It's a paradise, and y'all are very, very lucky to have it.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:39 PM   #8
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By pure chance found it just this morning, nice little adventure so far, I'm diggin it!
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