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#921417 - 02/21/15 08:50 PM Re: Putting the G back in G/S [Re: tallman]
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Originally Posted By: tallman
Great.
No problem.
And maybe a drive thru donut window so we can calibrate radar detectors....

Bill,
I can only wish to ride off road like some of you bears.
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It's not that hard Tim. Although a prerequisite is seemingly sub-standard intelligence (the suspending of logical thought, i.e. there's a decent chance you're going to hurt yourself). grin
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#921837 - 02/26/15 03:42 AM Re: Putting the G back in G/S [Re: roadscholar]
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Actually just a different mindset. Dirt naps happen fairly frequently and usually do light damage to bike or rider, although sometimes worst cases can result in a broken ankle, collarbone, or cracked ribs.

The best way to avoid hurting oneself is to roll as you hit the ground, and not put your hands or legs out to stop momentum. It deflects energy letting you gradually come to a stop.

Here's one that's an exception, not much he could do after leaving the trail. It has a little strong language but probably justified under the circumstances.

jump to 4:45 min. mark
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#922724 - 03/06/15 04:48 PM Re: (Trans-Fla.) Putting the G back in G/S [Re: roadscholar]
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If you're bored or stuck inside over the weekend you may be able to ride along vicariously on this. This is an experiment so we have no idea how it will work out grin but participants are awarded points for posting bonus photos DURING the event. Then again you may find it more boring than what you were already doing, I don't know. smile

I started the link back several pages for some background, pertinent info, and a little exposure for our sponsors.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1031663&page=12
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#923715 - 03/16/15 11:58 PM Re: (Trans-Fla.) Putting the G back in G/S [Re: roadscholar]
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Here is a link to a nicely written ongoing ride report by a friend I met on the Trans-Fla. ride last week (it's long).

Chris is on the right, and rides one of my favorite BMW's, an 1150GS.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1031085

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#923718 - 03/17/15 12:50 AM Re: (Trans-Fla.) Putting the G back in G/S [Re: roadscholar]
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^ Micanopy thumbsup


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#923723 - 03/17/15 01:52 AM Re: (Trans-Fla.) Putting the G back in G/S [Re: TEWKS]
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10-4 Pat. One of the few towns we route thru on day 1 and even fewer that have real food. I was concerned about where we'd get lunch on day 2 until I found this little nugget in Ft. White, surprisingly good. Nooner's Cafe, the entire motif is...you guessed it. grin

Betty opened Sunday just for us, we had about 85 come thru at intervals.

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#923724 - 03/17/15 02:05 AM Re: (Trans-Fla.) Putting the G back in G/S [Re: roadscholar]
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Originally Posted By: roadscholar
10-4 Pat. One of the few towns we route thru on day 1 and even fewer that have real food. I was concerned about where we'd get lunch on day 2 until I found this little nugget in Ft. White, surprisingly good. Nooner's Cafe, the entire motif is...you guessed it. grin

Betty opened Sunday just for us, we had about 85 come thru at intervals.





Thanks for the idea Bill, another place for me to try and add to the list. wave
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#923726 - 03/17/15 02:24 AM Re: (Trans-Fla.) Putting the G back in G/S [Re: Bernie]
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I thought about you when posting that, i.e a good spot for Bernie and Co. Heck if you could get the Georgia gang down there I'd ride that far on a streetbike. grin
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#923727 - 03/17/15 02:48 AM Re: (Trans-Fla.) Putting the G back in G/S [Re: roadscholar]
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Originally Posted By: roadscholar
I thought about you when posting that, i.e a good spot for Bernie and Co. Heck if you could get the Georgia gang down there I'd ride that far on a streetbike. grin

You don't have to ride a street bike or a paved road to come to one of the SECFF lunches. There are plenty of dirt roads in GA. The idea behind SECFF is it gives folks a place to meet up for lunch, but you can get there anyway you like or take as long as they want too. wave
Keep in mind Alamo is in the middle of the woods. LOL


Edited by Bernie (03/17/15 02:49 AM)
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#923729 - 03/17/15 03:18 AM Re: (Trans-Fla.) Putting the G back in G/S [Re: Bernie]
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I'm well aware of the concept, and believe we first discussed it at least ten or twelve years ago when you and I were doing the NEF rides. Glad you and Ken are making it happen. thumbsup
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