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Old 05-12-2012, 06:40 PM   #76
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I am going to check out the area just west of the St. Johns and SR520 tomorrow about 9AM tomorrow (Sunday). If anyone wants to ride email me at scubadown at hotmail.com with your phone number and we can arrange a place to meet.

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Old 05-13-2012, 07:41 AM   #77
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Melbourne dirt

For those looking for some easy dirt very close to Melbourne/Viera this is the west end of Wickham Rd. About 4 miles of very easy dirt. The first part is about 0.5 miles long and ranges from 2 inch soft sand to the hardpack shown in the picture. The last 3 or so miles has always been easy riding hardpack.


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Old 05-17-2012, 08:11 PM   #78
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no cast for broken shoulder. just sling for several weeks. which of course means every time you move it wrong, it hurts.

hey, btw, send me your address and i'll send you your lock. same with you bill if you want you t-shirt back.
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You don't have to send it. I can pick it up. I'll PM my info. We can look at your bike for gas mileage culprits too, if you're not busy.

How's the healing going, BTW?
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:42 AM   #79
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Hey, anybody up for a ride this weekend?
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:49 AM   #80
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Hey, anybody up for a ride this weekend?
Probably not until next weekend for me.

Are your ribs healed up pretty well now?
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:37 PM   #81
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Yeah all healed up. Maybe next weekend then. Found a new cool place to ride.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:13 PM   #82
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Just thought I'd pop in and say hey! I'm a Merritt Island native, born and raised. Then I joined the USCG and got sent all over the country. Currently residing in NC, about an hour west of Kitty Hawk/ Outerbanks area.

But all of my family is still in the Brevard area, and I try to make it back down there a few times a year to visit.

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Old 06-11-2012, 11:27 AM   #83
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Hey gadgetguy, you wouldn't happen to be from Ridge Manor Estates, would you?

Retired USCG here - I understand a neighbor on the cul de sac a few houses down has a son in the CG.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:30 PM   #84
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No, I'm from the Villa de Palmas/Sykes Creek area(up near the barge canal).

What did you do in the CG, and how long ago did you get out? I'm currently stationed at Air Station Elizabeth City, and I'm an AET.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #85
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Cool! Enlisted in 1977, turned 26 the night before I graduated boot camp (had already been to college).

Spent '78-'79 in Cape May as an instructor. Late 79 - 81 running SAR at the world's busiest - Base Miami Beach. Made it to BM2. Kicked in the ass to go to OCS late 81. Two years in the Gru Ops office in Mobile. DWO on CGC Courageous out of Key West, then CO of Cape Fox out of Key West. Can you say Gov't Yacht Club? Came to MI from there to take the CGLO spot at DEOMI at Patrick AFB. From there, Ops boss on CGC Escape (213 hand-me-down from the Navy that saw combat duty in 1943). Last tour was at D8(ole) serving variously as Asst Branch Chief, Acting Branch Chief, and a few other less glamorous jobs. Lots of sea stories in that history.

Retired in 1997 and came back to the house we bought in Merritt Island.

Early 2000s I had the privelege to work at Canaveral Port Authority for the same CG officer that kicked me in the ass to go to OCS. I'm the chairman of the Small World Department - more instances than that prove it.

Oh yeah, are you fixed wing, rotary wing, or both? I've been lucky enough to collect a few hours stick time in HH52s. Flew one time in a C-130. That was a trip - especially getting right down on deck to ID fishing vessels in the Gulf.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:48 AM   #86
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I'm interested in joining in on one of these space coast rides. I never get out that way much since I dont know anybody out there to ride with. Some solo action shots.

















I get pretty bored riding by myself. I wanna join a group!
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:06 AM   #87
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How about some info on where the tracks are that go with those pictures?
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #88
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Afterwork Ride Melbourne?

I would also like to know where the trails above are. The top one w/ the stacks is definately Orlando area, I have wondered if ther were trails around it, guess so....
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Back to the question on hand...Does anyone want to ride today? say around 6:30? Sorry for the short notice. Central Melbourne, fun trails & small MX track but I am not sure how wet they are.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:28 PM   #89
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I would also like to know where the trails above are. The top one w/ the stacks is definately Orlando area, I have wondered if ther were trails around it, guess so....
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Back to the question on hand...Does anyone want to ride Spacecoast Credit Union today? say around 6:30? Sorry for the short notice. It is located off Wickum in Melbourne, fun trails & small MX track but I am not sure how wet they are.
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Numbering pictures in the order i posted them using exact longitude and latitude coordinates I got off google maps. copy and paste coordinates into google maps search bar should take you right to the location.


Picture 1: 28.485858,-81.1518

Picture 2: 28.360929,-81.288227

Picture 3: prefer not to share, sure I was not supposed to be there. (and I haven't been back)

Picture 4: 28.355288,-81.269586

Picture 5: 28.492106,-80.883347 (you have to pay about 3$ to get in and the riding is not that great, too many blocked off areas)

Picture 6: A gas station in Christmas

Picture 7: 28.424654,-81.120885


I have plenty other pictures of good riding places. Ill post a few shortly with more coordinates of where they were taken.

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Space Coast Dirt ...Fun!!!!!!

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