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Old 07-22-2013, 12:43 PM   #2521
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Its raining (surprise) and Im totally bored so I was sorting my photo bucket when I found this. Some of you may enjoy it. I think Ive posted it before some years back.

You old racing/Enduro fans may get a kick out of this - 2006 SERA endures.
Thanks Vic!!
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:38 PM   #2522
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Its raining (surprise) and Im totally bored so I was sorting my photo bucket when I found this. Some of you may enjoy it. I think Ive posted it before some years back.

You old racing/Enduro fans may get a kick out of this - 2006 SERA endures.
Yeah, these are great, thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:57 PM   #2523
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Man, I'm gettin old!
Could barely recognize myself in some of those pictures!
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #2524
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #2525
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Man, I'm gettin old!
Could barely recognize myself in some of those pictures!
See if this one is any better



What the hell
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:15 PM   #2526
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:22 AM   #2527
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Sunset inspection yesterday at Grassy Point. Nice strong breeze coming off the water was enough to keep the bugs off ya. Only one RV parked at Grassy, and nobody in sight. Very quiet out there...

Also rode down to the canoe launch campsite on the bayou, no breeze there, swarms of skeeters...place was deserted, not surprisingly.

I bet it would be a sumbitch to get out to Escribano right now with all the rain we've had...didn't even wanna try it on Ye Olde KLR. I mean, who do ya think I am, Barney?
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:48 AM   #2528
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Getting down to the bayou campsite right now would be more like "the hunt for red october" than an ADV ride
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:42 AM   #2529
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Getting down to the bayou campsite right now would be more like "the hunt for red october" than an ADV ride
Yabbut it wouldn't be nothin at all for Joey the Submarine Skipper to navigate


Seriously tho--there are some big ol' nasty mudholes on the way out to Escribano...here's one of 'em, I bet it's reeeallly deep right now:
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:02 PM   #2530
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:43 PM   #2531
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I think I can speak with some authority about the current road conditions out to Escribano. This was about 3 weeks ago... and think of all the rain we've had since then!

Now! I am not actually not STUCK in this picture. My jeep stalled in the middle of the puddle and the starter got jammed up. About 45 minutes hammering the starter and winching to slightly drier land, we were on our way. My definition of fun is different than most. Some of the puddles were deeper than this it seemed like. The top of my bumper is ~32" high



This is the last big puddle right before the road turns toward the west. I turned around here...

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Old 07-31-2013, 06:56 PM   #2532
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What woudd an OLD GUY DO

When faced with "questionable" water crossings ... is simply turn around. I have no desire to abuse my machine with the ingestion of sandy water (mud) and no real reason to do it (like a trophy) so why?

All who are experienced with Eglin and Blackwater to some extent know that mud holes can swallow a motorcycle and if they dont you have no idea of the trash left in the bottom of one of those things. You have to ride that trail when it really dry to understand the real horror that lies beneeth that flat surface.

Ride the edges in all cases. Unless you know what under the water dont blast through the middle... my experience anyway...
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:56 PM   #2533
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I think I can speak with some authority about the current road conditions out to Escribano...

This is the last big puddle right before the road turns toward the west. I turned around here...

Farrr out, man! That's kinda what I'd envisioned it being like, and as you said, we've had more rain since then.

Good call on the turning around!

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{What would an OLD GUY DO} When faced with "questionable" water crossings ... is simply turn around.
Words of wisdom from the Maestro.

I've come upon water crossings similar to the one pictured above, and my first instinct was to just turn around and find somewhere else to ride. If I was by myself, there's no way in hell I'd attempt a water crossing like that, and if that makes me a pu$$y so be it. (But then there was this one time, in Osceola, riding with Eloy & Co., and we somehow found ourselves smack-dab in the middle of a swamp...we did lotsa water crossings that looked a lot like that pic above, and we all lived to tell about it around the campfire later. True story.)
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:44 AM   #2534
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When faced with "questionable" water crossings ... is simply turn around. I have no desire to abuse my machine with the ingestion of sandy water (mud) and no real reason to do it (like a trophy) so why?

All who are experienced with Eglin and Blackwater to some extent know that mud holes can swallow a motorcycle and if they dont you have no idea of the trash left in the bottom of one of those things. You have to ride that trail when it really dry to understand the real horror that lies beneeth that flat surface.

Ride the edges in all cases. Unless you know what under the water dont blast through the middle... my experience anyway...
I TOTALLY agree with you Vic! I don't have any desire to hear my bike ingest sandy water, yuck

The last time I rode to Escrabano Point, my buddy and I checked every puddle with a long stick before we went through.

Puddle road down here by my house in Navarre swallowed my bike a couple years ago and I had to go get my truck to make it home.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:52 PM   #2535
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Notice how he is only knee deep but the bike is underwater...

Ya never know.

There are a quite a few water crossing at Blackwater where the bottoms are level gravel. Those you MUST loft through... just too damn much fun not to.
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