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Old 07-30-2013, 07:59 PM   #24556
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Glad you guys are having fun and glad to see Robin's (my old) DR being used for such a worthy endeavor....
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:26 PM   #24557
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Glad you guys are having fun and glad to see Robin's (my old) DR being used for such a worthy endeavor....
Frank, we were sending praise your way for the excellent shape that thing is in! It's a TRACTOR on these huge ascents! It is the perfect bike for this ride. Way better suited than my KTM (and you know how much we KTM owners hate to ever say that...lol)!!!

Funny, last year I learned that Barney's KLR was way better suited for this ride when we did a 1000 miles up here...
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:34 PM   #24558
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Frank, we were sending praise your way for the excellent shape that thing is in! It's a TRACTOR on these huge ascents! It is the perfect bike for this ride. Way better suited than my KTM (and you know how much we KTM owners hate to ever say that...lol)!!!

Funny, last year I learned that Barney's KLR was way better suited for this ride when we did a 1000 miles up here...

Oh, I know that has to hurt! It's just horses for courses.


I'm glad Robin is enjoying it. I hated to part w/ it and was glad to see it go to a local rider. My 'new to me' '94 DR350 should be here tomorrow and I'll be back in the D/S game.

Enjoy Helen. I haven't been there in about 15 years. Great riding in the area.

You guys ride safe and have fun!!
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:35 PM   #24559
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I miss Helen, GA. They have an awesome selection of great German beer!
And don't forget Ruby Falls!
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:05 AM   #24560
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I miss Helen, GA. They have an awesome selection of great German beer!
And don't forget Ruby Falls!
BEER!

They have it here for sure....

Tony, can't wait to bring my Vee to Bob too!
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:55 AM   #24561
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Roger that Popa'
I understood every word you said and somehow feel a bit uncomfortable because It made sense.


Congratulations Jeff!!
I know right? The worst part is all for nut'n did not see your post that you were not able to ride Sunday until all my hillbilly madness had already been posted. Did not mean to get you all worked up. Oh, and RJ you need not be alarmed by our foolish demeanor we only act this way because we are just not right.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:59 AM   #24562
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Frank, we were sending praise your way for the excellent shape that thing is in! It's a TRACTOR on these huge ascents! It is the perfect bike for this ride. Way better suited than my KTM (and you know how much we KTM owners hate to ever say that...lol)!!!

Funny, last year I learned that Barney's KLR was way better suited for this ride when we did a 1000 miles up here...
Wow rick, I need to get in on one of these. Hey when you get back get with me about mt biking.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:05 AM   #24563
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No kidding congrats on the retirement !
So the Monday ride will be slower for the retirement party ride. Don't need to check in the hospital on the first day of the big "R" day!
Might be me in the hospital!
SAND!!!!! Yeah!!!

My bike with fuel cell will get around 70 to 75 miles, unless I need to strap the saddle bags on for extra cells.

You guys scare me in your cajun talk!
Us corn pipe folk, are flabber gasted by strange kin!


Sent from inside of my Man Cave to outer space then back to your space.
I here ya RJ all in a days work. Twist the throttle harder I here hambone'n music.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:15 AM   #24564
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TETS Day 2



Pooped, tired, sore and thoroughly digging this ride.

Tomorrow we get to ride in the RAIN! This is adventure riding at its finest!
Rick
Enjoying the pics and ride report!

Enjoy yer time up there in God's Country and ride safe
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:32 AM   #24565
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TETS Day 1


At Helen, we decided to grab lunch at, where else but Helen's Diner. Robin had the chicken fried steak while I had blackeyed peas, greens and of course French fries with gravy (diet food...lol).
Enjoying the report Rick. Had lunch there with Rich a couple years ago, guess what he had.

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Old 07-31-2013, 11:56 AM   #24566
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Wicked Ride this weekend??

I would like to get my first ride under my belt but I am a novice rider at best. Would anybody want to meet up Sunday and do some riding? I would prefer somewhere that doesn't take a whole lot of skill and I can get a good feeling for my bike. Also, does anyone know the coverage of ATT on the range? (I have an iPhone5 if it matters) I would rather use my phone for a GPS instead of having two devices that do the same thing... Thanks!
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:36 PM   #24567
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First Ride

Just trying to be helpful and would love to have you ride with us but I would not recommend starting at Broxson Landing...this Sunday's starting location. Lots of sand.

The farther North you go the less sand there is...see Post #2 for starting locations and a description of the rides.

The trails directly around the Hutton Unit would be a good place to start...if you go in the gate at the Hutton Unit there are a lot of gravel, two lane, relatively easy to ride trails. The trails south of the blackwater river and North of boundary line road aren't too bad either.

I mention blackwater above because you don't need a permit like you do for Eglin.

Last time I checked, ATT didn't have the best coverage on Eglin.

Karick Lake is a good ride and there are some guys riding Monday, 5 Aug if you can make it.

Check out posts from VICO1...he is the unofficial asylum leader and has good info throughout the forum.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:49 PM   #24568
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If you are in Destin and have an Eglin Permit I'd cruise up Hwy 285 and start out on the paved roads, then clay roads, then sandy roads and as you feel more comfortable start hitting the two lane trails and then the single tracks. You could check your reception along the way. When you hit range road 213 it will be paved to the right (to DeFuniak) and dirt to the left (to hwy 85 and Duke field). Take your pick.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:23 PM   #24569
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Enjoying the report Rick. Had lunch there with Rich a couple years ago, guess what he had.

Hey, who shampooed the buffalo?
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:54 PM   #24570
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Eglin Permits

RJ,

Jackson Guard, for your Eglin Permit is open on Saturday 7:30-12:30 and you have to watch a short video, so I would recommend getting there by 12:15 at the latest. To save you a few bucks you could get the 10 day fishing permit which is $6. Assuming you'll only be riding on Eglin for the next 10 days. The lady that works at the desk is named Nancy, she seems a little gruff at first but if you are nice to her, she is extremely helpful.
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