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Old 10-06-2013, 08:08 AM   #151
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:56 PM   #152
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Well, that settles it. I had enough neat things to share that I videoed with my point & shoot camera, but they all got cut short (like, the longest video is 17 seconds long, with no worthwhile shots - most are only a few seconds long).

I wanted to really remember this ride, too, since the scenery was so great, and since I came upon cows in the road.

I am gonna get a GoPro in the coming months.

Don't laugh too hard, but if you have about six seconds to spare, this is all I was able to salvage:



...

Yeah.

Well, I'm off to go pick up a pizza.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:13 PM   #153
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I did a lot of exploring. I may have found one or two more through-routes, but even the dead-ends were rewarding for what I saw. Somewhere around a 210 mile trip today, but about 120 miles of it was highway to get out there and to get back.

Just a few pictures from today:



When I get pannier racks I'm gonna bring along a collapsible fishing rod & a cooking kit - even in amongst the grasses I saw fish in the shallow clear water just outside the Big Cypress reserve.



Of course most of the waters I saw were muddy.

While riding along canals I twice witnessed large birds drop their fish as I approached. One dropped the fish in the water, but the other dropped a baby gar (probably about 9 or 10 inches long, but really thick for its size) right in front of me. I stopped the bike and threw the live gar back in since I wasn't sure the bird would come back.



This was sort of impressive. A while back I found a bunch of vultures around the skull and neck of a deer. Then I rolled up to what is either the best preserved hide I've ever seen nature and wildlife cut out, or what could be evidence of poachers. Once way or another the flies were almost done fleshing the hide, so I laid it out flat for them to finish. It's a real good piece of leather... thinking about heading back for it in due time to finish the process.



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Old 10-06-2013, 08:19 PM   #154
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:53 AM   #155
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Wow Dave. I'd go back for the hide.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:16 AM   #156
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Wow Dave. I'd go back for the hide.
Really? I've been debating if I was strange or not for valuing it.

This morning I was looking up other ways of tanning besides brain tanning. That's a helluva ride to go back to get it, though, and I left it out on a section (a closed-off section, but I'm sure the native americans have the keys and go through that area regularly) instead of hiding it off to a side.

I didn't have a plastic bag with me, but in hindsight I could have rode off and borrowed a trash bag from some store.

It's about right here if anyone is riding through.

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Old 10-07-2013, 10:14 AM   #157
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it looks kinda suspect. like someone left it there to let the ants go at it and they come back later.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:37 PM   #158
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The more I think about it, the more it looks like a poacher left it.

The only other parts of the deer I found were, like I wrote earlier, the head and neck - and those were further down the trail.

I can still see the two wheeled cart tracks in my mind. The whole time I was riding out I was thinking it was a pull-behind cart like one of these:



but since it came from I-75 I figured it may have been a tourist with a Segway. The entire time I was following them I was watching the squiggly lines wander on one side of the road... couldn't figure out what it was.

?


But I was impressed that it would leave just a hair narrower tracks than I'd expect a Segway to place.

What this person did was to pull off of the highway into what is now a paved over place just west of the bridge, walked south with a scoped rifle and waited. Deer shows up, shoots, then went back to the truck to get the cart.

Now I didn't pay close enough attention to the end of the cart's tracks, but they certainly didn't go all the way to the gate - but then neither did the remains.

Funny enough, I'm pretty sure the deer I saw were coming out of Big Cypress really close to where their buddy died. Maybe it's a regular spot for them to come out at, and thus a reliable poaching spot?
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:49 PM   #159
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Late to the party...

Hey all, my name is Chris.
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Available Some Saturdays, Most Sunday Mornings, and occasional evenings for a dinner run
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Interest: Half day and whole day rides. Road, gravel, dirt, and some sand. If it turns to deep loose sand or mud, you'll be counting how any times I pick my bike up before I walk home.

Subscribed to the thread. Would love to hear about places to ride in the Beeline Hwy area.

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Old 10-07-2013, 05:22 PM   #160
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Hey all, my name is Chris.
Live in Jupiter Farms
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Available Some Saturdays, Most Sunday Mornings, and occasional evenings for a dinner run
Skill: Beginner
Interest: Half day and whole day rides. Road, gravel, dirt, and some sand. If it turns to deep loose sand or mud, you'll be counting how any times I pick my bike up before I walk home.

Subscribed to the thread. Would love to hear about places to ride in the Beeline Hwy area.

-Chris.
Was that you I met at Club Shell Sunday morning?
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Hey all, my name is Chris.
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Skill: Beginner
Interest: Half day and whole day rides. Road, gravel, dirt, and some sand. If it turns to deep loose sand or mud, you'll be counting how any times I pick my bike up before I walk home.

Subscribed to the thread. Would love to hear about places to ride in the Beeline Hwy area.

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By the way.... I see that's your first post.

This is your official welcome to the asylum. FYYFF

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Old 10-07-2013, 07:04 PM   #162
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Wow, Welcome Chris!
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:31 AM   #164
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Thinking about heading out for a ride on Sunday.........probably stay simple and run the Holeylands Route with some ventures up and down a few of the other canal roads. Might even be talked into making the long run all the way west and checking out the condition of Janes Scenic Drive, The Squares and Loop Road. For me from Homestead, with riding, picture stops and lunch, it will be a full day. Would like to meet at Holiday Park by 0900 and kickstands up no later than 0930. I most likely will be on my GSA, but if everyone else is on smaller bikes I could be talked into the DR. Just the DR still has original tank, so only about a 100 mile range.


Anyboday game?
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Thinking about heading out for a ride on Sunday.........probably stay simple and run the Holeylands Route with some ventures up and down a few of the other canal roads. Might even be talked into making the long run all the way west and checking out the condition of Janes Scenic Drive, The Squares and Loop Road. For me from Homestead, with riding, picture stops and lunch, it will be a full day. Would like to meet at Holiday Park by 0900 and kickstands up no later than 0930. I most likely will be on my GSA, but if everyone else is on smaller bikes I could be talked into the DR. Just the DR still has original tank, so only about a 100 mile range.


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I'm out for the next two weekends.... Barber Vintage Festival this weekend and the AIMExpo the weekend after that. My media duties are calling.....
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