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Old 07-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #24256
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How's the new life?

Come on out and ride when you can.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:37 PM   #24257
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Adv gang thanks for the fast responses and I'm pumped to go ride both places now! I plan to search more when I get home from work!! Sweet I'm excited!
Looking forward now to ride! My wife and daughter can cook their butts on the beach and me on the trails!!


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Try this post for a video of some recent Eglin Action...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....ostcount=24227
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:27 AM   #24258
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How's the new life?
Come on out and ride when you can.
Finally closed on sale of my wife's previous residence yesterday (maintaining two and half residences "showroom ready" and mostly on the weekends for the last 4 1/2 months has been a bee-otch)! We're about 95% done getting settled in at the new place, really just trying to find some organization in garage/shop area--which has been the staging area for anything that did not know where it was supposed to go.

I am out in the Innerarity/Perdido area so I am farther from EVERYWHERE we ride ...

I am going to try to head over to the BMW place in about an hour or so, (10:30ish) and might even be up for a ride in the morning if it doesn't feel like 900 degrees at 6:00 a.m. ... we have had some relatively cool mornings this past week--could happen!
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:31 AM   #24259
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Love the fastburn video!

Hmm I guess I better go ride in my daughters sand pit!!

This big boy not a professional in the sand!


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Old 07-13-2013, 07:54 AM   #24260
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IMO the secret to riding sand is to go fast/gas it. When you go fast you stay on top of the sand and have some control...when you let off or hit the brakes you get down into the sand and all bets are off. Sounds a little scary at first but when in doubt, GAS IT!
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:07 AM   #24261
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I have not yet set up a RR here on the forum for my run to the circle as internet is a bit doggy for the type of photo quality I want to post. If interested you can see a general RR over at my blog. SiegWelt as I'm only traveling with a cell phone it's easier to to keep it short when I find wifi at gas stations along the way.

And for those who are bitching about gas prices imagine what you hear coming from my mouth when I pump in 38 dollars a tank at fill up. Ouch!! I find the pain goes away using a debit card to pay for gas as it's not real till I check my account balance. I'll save that for when I get home.

Weather is great here sunny running mid 70's perfect riding weather. We are taking a R&R day in Stockholm before heading up 1000km to a town called Jokkmokk for the Arctic Circle photo in the morning.

It amazing the back roads they have here, (think WRC racing type of roads you see on Speed) I just turn off my GPS interstate and highway mode and it runs us all over the back country.

My SPOT tracker is linked in my sig at bottom of the page

A few teaser photos.
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The bike is running fine, but shifts like a freaking Harley, I get terrible thunks when I shift. Averaging 180 miles on a tank. I can get over 200mi if I keep the bike in rain mode which tames the engine down allot.


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Old 07-13-2013, 10:12 AM   #24262
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IMO the secret to riding sand is to go fast/gas it. When you go fast you stay on top of the sand and have some control...when you let off or hit the brakes you get down into the sand and all bets are off. Sounds a little scary at first but when in doubt, GAS IT!
Standing up will help even out the weight on the tires as well, when able of course given the low trees on the Rez. Agree when in doubt punch that bitch full throttle.

I'm just saying...

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Old 07-13-2013, 11:25 AM   #24263
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Hey gang,

I have been riding the reservation off 85 and a little bit of moisture with some puddles. Dust has been down, but has been hot. Anyways, my brother is in from OK city on leave and brought his ktm 350.... We've been riding, but thinking of traveling a bit tomorrow. Any suggestions? I saw the river by the Bronx and look like it is overflowing quite a bit. I was thinking of off 20 east of Blue Water Bay or going to Blackwater. Anyone have reports on those areas or suggestions?

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Old 07-13-2013, 12:00 PM   #24264
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and it never hurts to have a huge pizza in your ruck in case you need to stop and fill up. and don't forget a vcr a battery backup, a laser range finder and oh course a kitchen sink.
thus the name "ruckedup"
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Standing up will help even out the weight on the tires as well, when able of course given the low trees on the Rez. Agree when in doubt punch that bitch full throttle.

I'm just saying...

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Old 07-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #24265
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and it never hurts to have a huge pizza in your ruck in case you need to stop and fill up. and don't forget a vcr a battery backup, a laser range finder and oh course a kitchen sink.
thus the name "ruckedup"
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You forgot two sigg bottles of gas and snake bite kit and gator repellent
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:56 PM   #24266
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:26 PM   #24267
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IMO the secret to riding sand is to go fast/gas it. When you go fast you stay on top of the sand and have some control...when you let off or hit the brakes you get down into the sand and all bets are off. Sounds a little scary at first but when in doubt, GAS IT!
the secret to sand is balance. you only need to go fast enough to keep your balance . size of the bike doesn't matter either.. just my opinion .
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:42 PM   #24268
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More Sand Shit ....

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the secret to sand is balance. you only need to go fast enough to keep your balance . size of the bike doesn't matter either.. just my opinion .
BZ and all of you guys are correct, but let me try and clarify.

Its not SPEED but ACCELERATION that matters. Eglin is nothing but big sand washes. Many of them I stop and make sure the pack is together and THEN accelerate through super deep sand starting from 0. Acceleration is the answer not SPEED. If you see a super sand area coming and get your speed up to 90 MPH it aint shit if you have to back off the throttle which throws the weight forward, forks compress and little Johnny get thrown on his head....

When you see the sand remember- slowly accelerate and let the bike go where it wants too ... get your ass off the seat and let the bike dance...the balance thing... and our lord god and savior of all dirt bikes "Momentum" will see you through.

BTW - Blackwater is saturated. I was out there this morning and it was flooded in most areas. You gotta go North to get dry (meaning not underwater) ground.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:15 PM   #24269
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BTW - Blackwater is saturated. I was out there this morning and it was flooded in most areas. You gotta go North to get dry (meaning not underwater) ground.
So I am guessing with all the rain today it will be pretty cool in the morning. I just got back from a pedal/paddle boat ride and am not even sweating.

I'm not interested in fording any 6' deep creeks--is there a ride plan for tomorrow? Otherwise, I think I'm gonna hit Brox/Powerstation/ATV trail which is always do-able.
Plus I haven't ridden in months, so I gotta get back in the game...
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:27 PM   #24270
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the secret to sand is balance. you only need to go fast enough to keep your balance . size of the bike doesn't matter either.. just my opinion .
I'm with BZ in regard to the size of the bike; if you are under 160-170 pounds, you can pretty much get by with anything if the tires are decent. I could haul ass on a 200--in fact, it was a lot less weight to throw around--I may even go back to a [KTM] 200.

Some of the heavier guys (I'm a lightweight) might need a little more ooomph, but I find that if I am not standing, sliding back on the seat to load the drive wheel and lighten the front (similar effect to WFO) will work fine for me in any sand conditions, but for turns I will move forward to work the balance/slide thing.
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