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post #1 of 9 Old 04-23-2014, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, so there were many benefits in moving to Pensacola to take a new fantastic job. One of the not so great benefits was leaving the NC mountains behind. I have just started exploring. Anyone have any good suggestions? Fav rides, roads, can't miss areas in the Panhandle?
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-24-2014, 03:20 AM
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I, too, moved to N Fl from NC (Winston-Salem). I have a couple or three non-straight, canopy roads the are my usual mental-health rides around Tallahhassee. My long local ride is 98 along the coast to Apalachicola and San Blas. On my side, it hugs the water and is a lovely, somewhat entertaining 250 mile ride.

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Cool! I figure around here the most enjoyable roads will be the ones with the nice ocean views.



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post #4 of 9 Old 04-25-2014, 05:47 PM
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Explore some history.

Nowadays, lighthouses are for people who like history and nostalgia.

Not far from you is the newest reconstruction of the St. George Island Lighthouse. A few years ago, this lighthouse toppled into the Gulf of Mexico, and a photo of the fallen structure would remind you of a plate of onion rings.

The lighthouse has been rebuilt, and is protected from storms by a row of ugly condominia. Why not ride to the reconstructed lighthouse?

Home Page | St. George Lighthouse Association

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Thanks Keith, that looks pretty cool. The story there is great how they got the original plans and salvaged a lot of the materials. Appreciate it!


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When it cools off a little I will show you around the roads this area has to offer.
Black water forest is always a good ride and a few curves as well.
Stockton Al is a good run also and not to forget the Al mini dragon in Camden.
Off roading sucks here for our bikes because of the deep sand but Al has clay roads that work well.
I have a bud that also has a wee and we ride to the Iron Horse get together every year and your welcome to go with us.
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-29-2014, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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For sure! Last couple weeks particularly miserable. I am escaping this weekend to Blue Ridge Motorcycle Camp in Caruso this weekend. Looking forward to the cooler temps even if it does rain all 4 days lol.
I'll definitely keep in touch as it gets cooler.


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Fellow Pensacolian checking in--if ya have any free time during the last weekend of September, plan a trip up to the northeast end of Blackwater State Forest; it's our annual "Gathering of the Tribes" so to speak, and the location we have this year is better than anything we've had in the past.

Turkey Trot VI
September 26, 27, 28, 2014


Well folks it’s that time of year again and we are going to offer up another Turkey Trot for your riding pleasure. New location this year but we will still be riding Black Water State Forrest so no special permits are required. Street legal bikes of course and full riding gear please.


We have the final OK for the location so get ready and pass the word.

Great New Location North of Baker FL
30.974648
-86.723334
Directions from Baker Fl
First - go to Baker Fl
Continue North on FL189 12.0 miles to CR180 turn Left (west)
Travel 6 Miles to sharp left (south) onto Looney Rd (dirt road will be marked) with ADV sign) go .8 miles to campsite on right.

Tent Camp area along stream and in the shade. All others please park in open field near tree line and away from tent area. Plenty of room for big rigs.
No hookups. Please haul out what you brought in.

There is a pavilion on site which we can use. Shaded and fans with limited power. Very clean bathrooms are available and they have a shower in each.

We will have a big TV running with vids and movies so bring a DVD if you have something you want to share. Big bonfire pit and area also available.

You don't want to miss this one. Florida riding at its best.

This is a NO FEE event.

Three separate “Tracks” will be give out to those who want them. There will be ride leaders - but you are encouraged to ride in small groups. Both the street ride and the Dual Sport ride will include lots of lakes and easy water crossings. No deep water! The “Dirt Bike Ride” will be a challenge. There we be several alternates for those who want the very worst. Nothing of course will be really difficult but it is designed to challenge all.

Saturdays rides will include gas stops and food at a great local place called Gators.


Everybody's welcome, no matter what ya ride...it's primarily a dualsport event, but there'll be plenty of GS's, Stroms, and the like. BYOB and meet some local riders! More info here: Turkey Trot DS Ride VI Sept 26, 27, 28 - ADVrider

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post #9 of 9 Old 09-27-2014, 08:28 PM
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Fellow Pensacolian checking in--if ya have any free time during the last weekend of September, plan a trip up to the northeast end of Blackwater State Forest; it's our annual "Gathering of the Tribes" so to speak, and the location we have this year is better than anything we've had in the past.

Turkey Trot VI
September 26, 27, 28, 2014


Well folks it’s that time of year again and we are going to offer up another Turkey Trot for your riding pleasure. New location this year but we will still be riding Black Water State Forrest so no special permits are required. Street legal bikes of course and full riding gear please.


We have the final OK for the location so get ready and pass the word.

Great New Location North of Baker FL
30.974648
-86.723334
Directions from Baker Fl
First - go to Baker Fl
Continue North on FL189 12.0 miles to CR180 turn Left (west)
Travel 6 Miles to sharp left (south) onto Looney Rd (dirt road will be marked) with ADV sign) go .8 miles to campsite on right.

Tent Camp area along stream and in the shade. All others please park in open field near tree line and away from tent area. Plenty of room for big rigs.
No hookups. Please haul out what you brought in.

There is a pavilion on site which we can use. Shaded and fans with limited power. Very clean bathrooms are available and they have a shower in each.

We will have a big TV running with vids and movies so bring a DVD if you have something you want to share. Big bonfire pit and area also available.

You don't want to miss this one. Florida riding at its best.

This is a NO FEE event.

Three separate “Tracks” will be give out to those who want them. There will be ride leaders - but you are encouraged to ride in small groups. Both the street ride and the Dual Sport ride will include lots of lakes and easy water crossings. No deep water! The “Dirt Bike Ride” will be a challenge. There we be several alternates for those who want the very worst. Nothing of course will be really difficult but it is designed to challenge all.

Saturdays rides will include gas stops and food at a great local place called Gators.


Everybody's welcome, no matter what ya ride...it's primarily a dualsport event, but there'll be plenty of GS's, Stroms, and the like. BYOB and meet some local riders! More info here: Turkey Trot DS Ride VI Sept 26, 27, 28 - ADVrider
I accidentally stumbled upon this today. My wife, my son and myself stopped by the Gator Cafe in Baker for lunch on our way home from a cross country meet in Pcola. Spoke to a few guys and tried to figure out if it was a club or event of some sort when I got home and found this post. I'm in Andalusia, AL and definitely want to get in on the fun next year and know a few others that would be interested. Anyway or anywhere that I need to check out for next years meet?
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