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Old 07-31-2013, 03:42 PM   #24571
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I would like to get my first ride under my belt but I am a novice rider at best. Thanks!
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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.
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SR is correct on all accounts. The Hutton Unit (if the gates are open) is a great place to START your off road experience. Anywhere else has a lot of sand. Sorry but its whats around here... and lots of it.

But one you get over the huge ass pucker sand brings on ... we have great areas to ride and great folks to ride with..
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:04 PM   #24572
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SR is correct on all accounts. The Hutton Unit (if the gates are open) is a great place to START your off road experience. Anywhere else has a lot of sand. Sorry but its whats around here... and lots of it.

But one you get over the huge ass pucker sand brings on ... we have great areas to ride and great folks to ride with..
Sounds good thanks for the input. I am going to do a little research into where to start. My only issue is I don't like riding alone is anyone from the Destin area that could go for a ride sometime and give me some pointers?? Also I was browsing around and these mounts for your phone are around $75, that seems a little steep to me so this is what I came up with. Its a military spec sealable waterproof bag plus my phone is in an outter box case. I think it will be fine for very light off road riding. Does anyone else have any suggestions for a tight budget? By the way how do you add a picture from your desktop.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:56 PM   #24573
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Enjoying the report Rick. Had lunch there with Rich a couple years ago, guess what he had.

That's exactly what Robin ate! Sumbich, torturing me while I ate greens, blackeyed peas and FRENCH RIES WITH GRAVY,,,,,!

Thanks Inept! I know why you come up here for sure!

Steve, I was thinking about getting my mountain bike rims out and joining you and Barney...
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:27 PM   #24574
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TETS Day 3 The Rain In Spain Falls Mainly on Wolfs Pen Gap..

Awoke this morning to a different scene than the last three days. It was cloudy, muggy and wet but that's just part of the fun.
We planned to head out at 8 and see if we could make it back to Ellijay in time to load up and drive home.
A quick gas up at an authentic Alpine looking BP and we were off wearing our rain suits as we headed out into the morning drizzle.

Guess what I had this time that I didn't have last year when I passed this sign at Wolfs Pen Gap??

4th gear!


There is nothing quite like riding in the mountain woods when they're wet and foggy. The traction was impeccable and the conditions a blast!



The thing that I liked most was the SMELL! You guys who have spent a lifetime in the woods know what I mean. The air as we climbed, cooled down and had a freshness that would make millions if we could just bottle it!

The mountain roads back to Ellijay were absolutely deserted so we had miles of wide turns and roosting.

We stopped a few times for photos and a quick snack.



Took us about four hours of riding to get the 92 miles back to the truck. We hit some heavy rain but it just made it more of an adventure.

Can't wait to go back in October. I think I'll take the motor home with both bikes so I can totally forget reality! Barbers and the mountains sounds good to me.....

It was great riding with our old friend Robin after his non-bike recent history.


Thanks to my good friend "nice-guy Barney" for loaning me the C60 and showing me the way last year. Your map was definitely better than mine!


It was a short trip, only four days total. But for those few days, all was well with the world from the ass-killing seat of my KTM in the mountains of NC and GA!

I look like a hunchback with my backpack under my rain suit jacket?......lol!

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Old 07-31-2013, 08:47 PM   #24575
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Just got home and regretfully unloaded all the fun shit off the truck.

What an awesome, awesome, and awesome time! I am loving the DR. And it was perfect for this part of the TET.

Thank you Rick for letting me ride along!

Country Fried Steak is the breakfast of champions. Though I'm not much of a champion, I do aspire!

We need to do this again, as soon as possible!


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Old 07-31-2013, 08:48 PM   #24576
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Glad you guys are having fun. I'm looking forward to Barber's in October. Thinking about going up earlier in the week and riding Cheaha, taking in the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum and having lunch at the Rocket in J'ville!!
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:49 AM   #24577
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Several have asked me about Sunday...

I am NOT going to be there.

Here is coords on Beaver Tank 30 35.902 & 86 48.710 This is just one creek crossing from the Helos .... if the helos are still there. They move em in and out. Only one there several weeks ago...

Yall have fun and dont wear out RJ... we are suppose to ride Monday...
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:57 AM   #24578
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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.
Funny you say "She is a little gruff"
I called the other day after Vico1 said they are open on Saturday.
I asked can I get a permit over the computer and watch the video?
Whoops wrong thing to say, she gave me the text book answer of what I will do to get the permit! Yes ma'am!
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I'm about as easy going as they get, makes my wife mad that nothing upsets me.
Except today !!! I wake up with a gout flare in my foot! Stupid red meat at the BBQ joint! Grrr you gout people understand my pain, who knows I might have riding boot on one foot and a unlaced tennis shoe on the other trying to throttle through the sand!!! Lol!
No meat or seafood until next Tuesday or at least try!
Bring on the cherry juice and baking soda!! 1/2 teaspoon in 8 oz water kills the pain take it at night :)


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Old 08-01-2013, 07:59 AM   #24579
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Vico,
This big boy will be ready for Monday!
Hot tub Sunday night with my cherry juice flowing!



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Old 08-01-2013, 08:29 AM   #24580
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Well i drank too much blue and white kool-aid
Ready to go on some beast rides with yall... or maybe put some TKC's and do an Eglin excursion with Vic

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Old 08-01-2013, 09:01 AM   #24581
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Funny you say "She is a little gruff"
I called the other day after Vico1 said they are open on Saturday.
I asked can I get a permit over the computer and watch the video?
Whoops wrong thing to say, she gave me the text book answer of what I will do to get the permit! Yes ma'am!
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I'm about as easy going as they get, makes my wife mad that nothing upsets me.
Except today !!! I wake up with a gout flare in my foot! Stupid red meat at the BBQ joint! Grrr you gout people understand my pain, who knows I might have riding boot on one foot and a unlaced tennis shoe on the other trying to throttle through the sand!!! Lol!
No meat or seafood until next Tuesday or at least try!
Bring on the cherry juice and baking soda!! 1/2 teaspoon in 8 oz water kills the pain take it at night :)


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Wow we are kin! I'm suffering big time as we speak with a severe bout in my knee. Usually get it in my feet. Have used cherry juice but not baking soda. How much c juice? Assuming 1/2 ts is baking soda. For those who don't know believe me when I say pain at it's highest level. Water water water clean food no alcohol. RJ alfalfa juice in powder tabs if you use on regular basis works wonders too.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:11 AM   #24582
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SLOMO510 I have a set of TKC'S that I took off my 1200 GS in decent shape if interested. wont fit my multipoo.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:49 AM   #24583
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Papa wheelie,
5 oz of cherry juice for 10 days will clear the Gout or do 2 oz everyday for the rest of your life! The bottle is $22 bucks every 2 weeks so I do the 10 day, watch my intake on the bad stuff, say " I'm going to do better lose weight, eat less red meat, more water and water! Then about thirty days out I fall into my old ways! Until I hit the gout flare! It's been 1.5 years since my last bout!
Seafood is bad they say and I'm heading to the gulf for vacation!
I'm in trouble next week!
Never had it in the knee, my toe joint kills me!!! Can't imagine in the knee!
The mid 40's have killed me! Lol!
I'm going to try the alfalfa tabs.
Baking soda kills the pain in 12 to 24 hours do it 2 nights. Works for me!


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Old 08-01-2013, 09:52 AM   #24584
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Slomo510,

Nice bike, gives me bike envy!

Someday I need a beastly machine to do the pave rides!

After next week might need to switch!


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Old 08-01-2013, 09:58 AM   #24585
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Well i drank too much blue and white kool-aid
Ready to go on some beast rides with yall... or maybe put some TKC's and do an Eglin excursion with Vic

Sweet ride there Richard!

Listen,,not this Saturday but the next Brad G. And myself are gonna be at Jackson Guard to get our Eglin Pass's. Maybe Todd would let you come in a little late so you could join us getting pass and ride the better dirt roads back through Eglin on the way to work.
We can be @ Jackson Guard when they open and scat.
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