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Old 10-24-2008, 04:21 PM   #691
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Nice pic. Is that the road?
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:22 PM   #692
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Scott,

I figured it out... I rode 40 miles on forest roads and trails yesterday in a moderate sprinkle on my KLX and you just wanted to show me how real men do it...

Good show... I surrender... You da MAN!!!

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Old 10-24-2008, 04:33 PM   #693
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Not moto related but ADV quality nevertheless...
While going in to set up my stand Saturday I walk within 40 yards of a sow bear and two cubs. That was kind of interesting considering my leg, 30+ lbs. of crap on my back just a bow in my hand.

Went back Wed morning before class and they came back - one of the cubs got within about 20 yards of my tree and just took his sweet time having breakfast.


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Old 10-24-2008, 04:36 PM   #694
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Nice pics Scaaauuuuugghhhht! Looks like it was sprinkling a little. Is this where the rendezvous in December is going to be?
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:47 PM   #695
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WOW I have heard they were there, and riden in the forest tons but never seen one personally. MAYBE I AM NOT SNEAKY ENUF! Great photos, what camera are you using?
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While going in to set up my stand Saturday I walk within 40 yards of a sow bear and two cubs. That was kind of interesting considering my leg, 30+ lbs. of crap on my back just a bow in my hand.

Went back Wed morning before class and they came back - one of the cubs got within about 20 yards of my tree and just took his sweet time having breakfast.


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Old 10-24-2008, 04:52 PM   #696
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TATE'S HELL
by Will McLean (1919-1990)
1992, Wakulla Music, BMI

Old Tate left Sumatra along about dark.
He had his two big dogs and a puppy named Spark.
An old Long Tom shot-gun, a sharp Barlow knife,
That panther would sure have the chase of his life

A little past moon down, the dogs struck the scent;
Through bramble and titi a-running Tate went;
For hours and hours, until it was dawn;
Then Tate knew that he was a long way from home.

He blowed through his gun-barrel, the dogs did not hear;
The panther had killed them, and now Tate felt fear;
The sun was not shining, the mist it was thick;
"Oh, Lordy," Tate hollered, "I'm lost up the crick."

He leaned back to rest, and his eyes did not see;
The big rattler struck him above the bent knee;
The lick was so hard that a-sprawling he fell;
This was the beginning of poor old Tate's Hell!

He opened his Barlow and grabbed him some moss;
A cut he made one way, another across;
He wrapped his leg tightly and tied it with string;
the sickness came on him, his body turned green.

When Tate was discovered, these words he did tell,
"My name is Old Tate, boys! I've just been in Hell!"
These few-spoken words were the last that he said;
His spirit, it left him. Old Tate, he was dead.

Many thanks to Margaret Longhill
of the Will McLean Foundation, P.O. Box 77, Holder, FL 34445-0077
Phone (352)465-7208 (books & recordings available)

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7 miles west of Dade City, Florida (just north of Tampa)
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:55 PM   #697
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I ended up looking for a couple of motorcycles a friend had stolen last night and we moved some of his stuff around. We got several inches of rain here.
Where were the bikes stolen from?
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:55 PM   #698
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Great photos, what camera are you using?
That's an Olympus Stylus 770SW. Nothing great, but waterproof which I need! After these encounters I did a bit of reading:
http://myfwc.com/bear/
It was a but unnerving when I read the part about males being up to 450 lbs. and I don't run so fast these days...
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:56 PM   #699
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rendezvous in December? AM I INVITED or is this a secret society meeting?

Oh by the way HTSRocker, you mentioned that your camera didn't like sand or water, and that was one of the primary reasons I bought one of the Olympus Stylus 1030SW. It is shock proof from 6', water proof to 30', dust proof, freeze proof way below the temps I will be riding in, and I put it on a Nikon range finder cord reel. If i happen to drop it, no worries it just slides back to my pack or jacket where ever I have it clipped.
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Old 10-24-2008, 05:08 PM   #700
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Where were the bikes stolen from?
Out here on HWY 20.

Blue 2006 Yamaha YZ450 dirt bike in like new condition.

White 2000(?) Yamaha YZ250F dirt bike in good condition.

Brown 2000 Yamaha Timberwolf 250 ATV in Average Condition

Padlocks cut off a shed and enclosed bike trailer sometime between noon yesterday and noon today.

Signs indicate they were rolled away by people on foot.

Taken from Whipporwill area.

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Old 10-24-2008, 05:10 PM   #701
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LDhunter,
If you have the VINS either PM or post them and I will keep a sharp eye out at our dealership(Dothan) and in the area when out riding.
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Old 10-24-2008, 05:13 PM   #702
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Jody,

The owner is in the hospital and will have to call the Yamaha dealership tomorrow to have them look up the VIN's.

Thanks for the offer. I'll post them here.

This is why I didn't ride with Scott today but I might well have chickened out. That was a RAIN and I am not a fan of LONG rides in heavy rains.

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Old 10-24-2008, 05:52 PM   #703
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This is why I didn't ride with Scott today but I might well have chickened out. That was a RAIN and I am not a fan of LONG rides in heavy rains.
I would have gone in a heartbeat, had I known of the trip, and if I were welcome. Unfortunately, I didn't stumble on this thread until mid morning. The pictures are gorgeous and it's ironic that I've ridden for three decades in the NE of the ANF, and never once been in any of these western areas.

LDHunter, I'm gonna saddle up on my 640 around 0900 and head out your way. How about meeting up at Coe's landing ~1000. Can we get a cuppa there? I haven't been to that fish camp for a very long time, tho' it used to be the place from which we started the national enduro's, back when there was one. If ya can't make it, no sweat, I'm goin' either way.

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Old 10-24-2008, 06:01 PM   #704
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I've been trying to get something together but haven't even figured out a place to camp yet...places to park trailers rules, proximity to food, fuel, booze
WTF!

Pick it and they will come!
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:32 AM   #705
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Your turning to a life of

crime.
I guess I didn't put that very well did I?

We now have moved any and everything else of his that was worth taking to safer locations. I spent all day in the rain moving stuff and that's two days in a row of being out in the rain most of the day.

No fun at all...

I hate a damned thief and am packing serious heat and will be out looking for the perps today. Yes... I'm licensed.

We suspect that we know who they are (locals) and are just waiting for them to make one little screw up. All we want is the bikes and the atv back but it's never that simple.

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