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Old 06-15-2013, 05:42 PM   #5311
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^ I rode my 1150 just about everywhere down here and IMHO, the F800 is not too big for 99% of the roads down here. Sugarsand is the worst for a big bike but even the small bikes have problems there too. Just roam around on your bike at will...
With a tow strap and a friend on another bike.

I did that roaming around, off-road, alone, and wow - I learned to not do that quite that way.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:51 AM   #5312
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I avoided sugar sand and never got stuck to the point of needing to be pulled out. Traveling solo has the advantage of not getting in over once head with potential bad consequences..
An F800 would be my choice as a next bike when the funds allow..
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:57 AM   #5313
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Traveling solo has the advantage of not getting in over once head with potential bad consequences..
I'm missing your whole premise, unless your premise is to go riding alone, but to avoid any path, trail or road of any interest or adventure at all.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:25 AM   #5314
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Hey fortizgur,

I found this thread that talks about tagging off-road bikes in FL. Looks pretty bleak.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=673076

I see that the group meets in Holiday park pretty often. Do you know if my 800GS too heavy or too big for the kind of trails you all ride on?

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Scott
I wouldn't think it would be much of an issue, the few off Roa trails I have found no problem,,,, however, I'll let others reply to your question being they know of more trails...

Awsome bike f800,, had the f650 and regret selling,, that won't happen again :)
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:24 AM   #5315
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I'm missing your whole premise, unless your premise is to go riding alone, but to avoid any path, trail or road of any interest or adventure at all.
I have found that riding with a group one tends to focus less on your own ride and thus increase the chance for an accident. Been in a few group rides where this happened and have done the same route solo without mishap.... I have been in some very remote area's in this country and always evaluated the situation before jumping in headlong because of the gung-ho factor a group brings with it... YMMV
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:53 AM   #5316
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I have found that riding with a group one tends to focus less on your own ride and thus increase the chance for an accident. Been in a few group rides where this happened and have done the same route solo without mishap.... I have been in some very remote area's in this country and always evaluated the situation before jumping in headlong because of the gung-ho factor a group brings with it... YMMV
Yeah, I must be dumb. I see "adventure" (that should only be done with friends around) and want to head for it every chance I get.

I'm lucky I got my DR650 out of JW Corbett on my own. I couldn't resist a few challeneges until I got in over my head and damn near had to hike out without the bike from two seriously bad to be in situations. Sure I could have ridden Corbett on the safer road(s?), but then I wouldn't have seen Corbett on my own, and it would have been a wasted trip.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #5317
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regarding riding alone versus with friends, its my opinion that if anything goes wrong a buddy could be helpful but also understand that with groups it could mess with ones own ride expectations. Have experienced both situations,, alone and stuck in mud unable to get bike out,, was lucky enough a quad guy was around and with a winch. Also, have ridden with group and the exciting riding i wanted to do turned out boring and lame because of the others adventure abilities.

My point, I for one, if able, would rather find out others abilities or expectation of other riders before going out together. however, if it turns out other group riders dont want to be as adventurous or more aggressive off roading its fine, at least i got to ride.

so if i every ride with anyone on this forum,,, you know I like to get muddy, sweaty, dirty, wet, whatever comes our way.... but, I'm game on any kind of ride as long as its muddy, sweaty, dirty, wet,,,

We southflats, really need to meet some day and get riding!!! (first to admit I have crazy schedule),,, but always on the lookout for anyone posting riding days.. laters to all!!
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:29 PM   #5318
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Hello from IL

I just wanted to thank you guys for all of the well wishes for my mom. After all of the Dr. appts. she had a stroke which has left her vision impaired...she can see out of the right side of both eyes....I am up here helping her adjust to getting around and will try to get someone to come in and care for her part-time......
I will be in South Florida briefly in July and then up to Babson Park with Sanjoh.
Come ride the deep sand if you want......3 miles of dirt road just to get to the house......Just PM if you want to come up and spend the night and ride the management areas there....John rules the Orange Groves......

Thanks-Again....Paula
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:24 AM   #5319
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Hoping for the best for your mom, Paula.

Trust me, I would take you up on the invite, but I had to call off from one of my jobs to have what was only my second day off this entire month.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:06 AM   #5320
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Paula,

Sorry to hear about your mother... Best wishes for a speedy recovery
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:49 PM   #5321
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got an unexpected day off tomarrow, anyone up for a ride somewhere?
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:30 PM   #5322
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got an unexpected day off tomarrow, anyone up for a ride somewhere?
Does riding to work count?
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:44 PM   #5323
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since thats right down the street, id say no, not what i had in mind of a ride.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:55 AM   #5324
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since thats right down the street, id say no, not what i had in mind of a ride.
My regular day off ... and sometimes only day off (if I even get it) is Thursdays. Get a hold of me well in advance so I know

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Old 07-23-2013, 09:47 PM   #5325
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I just moved to Homestead and I'm thinking of off-loading my F650GS and getting a MUCH smaller/lighter/simpler DS for around here. I've had the six-fiddy in the sand, and it wore my ass out. Whatcha' all think about the XT225, DR200 and Super Sherpa for around here? I'd like to keep the Beemer and get one of the little bikes, but I just can't afford to do that.
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