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76  General / Where to Ride? / Re: Big Scrub 11/27 on: November 23, 2009, 08:50:39 AM
We rode the Centennial Trail yesterday and also last Saturday. It's in pretty good shape. Only saw a group of riders when we were loading up. There were about 10 bikes and half were riding 2 up which I thought was against the rules. I think that's a dumb rule especially when you're going 20 mph or less. We ride the Delancey trails too and they're a lot of fun too. I suggest wearing an orange vest for all riders as it is hunting season. Have a safe and fun trip.
77  General / ATV Florida Open Discussion / Re: Ocala forest OHV Jamboree on: November 15, 2009, 01:31:51 AM
Listen, I rode the Ocala forest in the old days, when you could ride anywhere and ride at night. Camp anywhere. I've done it all.
 But those days are gone. Now they have a good trail system which they are trying to improve all the time with the limited man power they have. They are about to add additional trails starting this winter which will go by gas stations and places to get food
along the way. I for one enjoy the Ocala forest for atv riding and the improvements they have made and continue to make.
It is better than no place at all to ride and you can basically do what you want as long as you stay  on the trails. I will continue to ride the Ocala trails and support them. Maybe one day I'll see you there.  I'm going to have fun.

I wasn't able to ride the jamboree but wish I could've. I am a member of ONFA and I'm thankful for the volunteers for what they do. I rode the centineal trail today and it was pretty fun even though we saw a lot of hunters. I wish there were more trails too but there isn't what we had. I guess I'm the only person on here who is a rider that enjoys going 20 and seeing some nice trails. I look forward to more trails and hope to see Delancy tied into Big Scrub one day. I also want to thank Terry for all he does on his own time so we can enjoy riding.
78  General / Where to Ride? / Re: night riding in Ocala on: November 13, 2009, 08:35:45 PM
Not sure of the rules as of today but you used to be able to ride 90 minutes after sunset. I'm sure some would push the 90 from pitch black dark lol. When we camped at Big Scrub we used to eat dinner when it was still light then go do a couple trails.

One night a few riders came in about midnight and the old guy who used to be the host at scrub came out and raised hell with them. They told him they got lost and he went balistic on them saying there ain't no way you had that much gas and stuff. He then ordered them out of the campground and they actually left.
79  General / Where to Ride? / Re: Ocala National Forest Phase II Trail system on: November 10, 2009, 07:52:50 PM
Well said Zman. I'm not saying I want to ride idle all the time but I do take my daughter some and it kills me when people fly past us with no regard to safety. I've ridden many times fast through the forest but on straightaways not 90 degree turns as some do. I'm looking forward to the trail system connecting up to the Centennial trail someday. That will make for a good day ride.
80  General / Where to Ride? / Re: Camping and atv riding in the Ocala national forest in florida on: October 11, 2009, 08:55:34 AM
Man that's a lot of riding days. Way to go getting all that riding in. It's supposed to get cooler next weekend. Maybe we can run down to ride a day or 2.
81  General / ATV Florida Open Discussion / Re: Where is the ATV in ATVFlorida? on: October 06, 2009, 07:34:48 PM
This was kinda my question when I posted. When you log on you just kinda look at the pag and say do what. I agree too that there wouldn't be many threads on riding either since nobody has a place to ride or the money to get to one. The state nor gov't owes us any riding areas but in their best interest there's money to be made from atv's in taxes from buying, selling and repairing them. Not to mention riding fees.
82  General / ATV Florida Open Discussion / Re: Where is the ATV in ATVFlorida? on: October 06, 2009, 03:21:35 PM
Buythis, I guess when I log on and see all the political threads I should just ignore them and move right on to ONFA since ONF riding brought me here in the 1st place. Maybe you're right, maybe nobody can go riding. Hopefully some people will be able to and post some threads and pics. BTW, I like the bottom of your sig. Pretty much sums it up quick.

It was of no surprise we'd lose a lot of riding areas we had in ONF. Too many people were tearin stuff up, littering and there was nothing going back into the place. I have no problem paying for a good place to ride as long as the trails are kept up and there's interesting one's to ride. I still enjoy a good day down there and would like to see Delancey linked up with Big Scrub. The bad part is the people doing what I said above wasn't atv riders. There's always plenty of people just cruising thru there and partying, throwing beer bottles and trash out. I hope to get some hours down there when it cools off a little more.
83  General / ATV Florida Open Discussion / Re: Where is the ATV in ATVFlorida? on: October 06, 2009, 01:40:00 PM
I hear about the bikes in the garage. Unfortunately Florida is getting so developed that there isn't anyplace to go. I don't understand why FL doesn't get in the trail biz like some other states. I guess they have enough tax dollars they don't need anymore revenue from us low life atv'ers.

I'm not enough into politics to get into that debate. Not going to open my mouth and prove to be stupid. It's obvious that to have a strong economy we need lower taxes and more jobs. Neither is on the horizon. The gov't no matter which party has taxed the US Company's so much they have moved to other countries. The only thing we can do is support who stayed and hope the others see that we still support made in USA and will come back.
84  General / ATV Florida Open Discussion / Re: Where is the ATV in ATVFlorida? on: October 06, 2009, 01:13:03 PM
Whatever happened to Dreth I think his name was and Idamann? There used to be some really good threads about riding and a lot of pics. I know Ocala isn't what it used to be but there's gotta be some stories about some good ridin somewhere out there.
85  General / ATV Florida Open Discussion / Where is the ATV in ATVFlorida? on: October 06, 2009, 12:56:32 PM
I've been on this site for about 6 years and I find myself logging on less and less. Every time I do log on the forums are full of Bull$hit. What happened to the threads titled "rode scrub yesterday" or went to wherever with the family and had a great ride. If I was Mr Bones I'd be pretty unhappy with this site. All I see is people taking on another poster about Obama and politics. I'm a Republican and I don't like what's going on but I will be voting next year to change congress and hopefully things will change for real. I hate to see a site I used to love turn into this. Sometimes it's weeks before a new thread for the ONFA or where to ride gets posted on. If you guys want to fight about Obama go to a political forum or post on that thread only.

ETA: I guess you can start as many threads on politics as you want. That's about the only title up on the front page forums though.
86  General / Where to Ride? / Re: Labor Day Week at Ocala on: September 19, 2009, 06:29:12 AM
Some of the hosts I've seen there were worthless anyway. I remember that guy Frank was about the best. I don't think I'd want to be out there at night anymore. Not unless I had a big gun lol.
87  General / Where to Ride? / Re: Durhamtown Plantation on: August 28, 2009, 10:37:37 PM
Last Christmas was so wet. I bet Mike lost a few tandem loads of DP on bikes leaving. The 2 wheelers were really having it tough. I had to pick a bike up for a girl whe fell in front of us.
88  General / Where to Ride? / Re: Durhamtown Plantation on: August 27, 2009, 10:21:11 PM
It does take a lot to get to DTP. I live in Jax and we go up every year the day after Christmas. Just booked a cabin yesterday as a matter of fact. I have a toy hauler but to me it's cheaper to just throw the bikes on a trailer and rent a cabin, plus I don't have to clean the camper when I get back. The prices for 3 days are like what? $55 for 3 days? I don't care what anybody says, Mike has a good place up there and we've always had a good time. He doesn't gouge you on food and CAT 55 is free entertainment.

My only wish is that it was closer. It's 5 hours for us. I'm looking forward to the trip this year.
89  General / Where to Ride? / Re: Durhamtown Plantation on: August 24, 2009, 07:50:42 PM
We go the day after Christmas for last 3 years. Great seeing all the kids ridin them new bikes. How is CAT?
90  General / ATV Florida Open Discussion / Class C Fun Mover VS Cougar 5th wheel with garage on: July 27, 2009, 06:47:10 PM
Just wondering if anyone here has the Fun Mover Class C and if so how do you like it. What are the pros and cons? I currently have a 31' Cougar 5'er with the small garage. If you're a one bike, non lifted golf cart or one 4 wheeler owner it's great but I want to haul more. I started off with a 21' Tailgator and then got this thing that I love for the comfort but when we go to Durhamtown, Ocala or maybe a haul a boat to the keys I'm considering something different.
91  General / ATV Florida Open Discussion / Re: Swivel Wheel or trailer behind 5th wheel on: July 16, 2009, 08:55:09 AM
If I'm not mistaken swivelwheel will sell only the wheel assembly. They have a brake on it now as well to keep it from spinning. I got a friend who lives in Houston who is selling a swivel and thought about getting it from him. Just a long way to drive.
92  General / ATV Florida Open Discussion / Re: Swivel Wheel or trailer behind 5th wheel on: July 16, 2009, 08:25:15 AM
Go to www.doublehitch.com

He sells the axles I guess you could call it. You still have to go to Northern Tools to get the hubs and tires. There's a place here locally called Fat Cat trailers I'm gonna check with because I try to stay away from Chinese junk and I just can't trust my stuff riding on chinese steel that is most likely defective from the get go. I talked to the guy on the phone and I think he sends the plans with the wheel assembly. It's all 2" steel tubing from what I gather.

I'm looking at doing the double wheel one for my golf cart and quads. Now that I told you where to get this stuff you'll just build me one while you're at it right? lol
93  General / ATV Florida Open Discussion / Re: Swivel Wheel or trailer behind 5th wheel on: July 15, 2009, 06:07:54 PM
Thank you for that link. I was almost satisfied with the answer and then I type in swivelwheel just for the heck of it. This is the definition. There's still a gray area. Is this so they can be the judge if it's a trailer or not? I was already planning on bolting it to my frame and bumper so yes permanent fits my need.

Florida statute limits the overall length of a 'motor home' to 45 feet exclusive of bumpers and safety devices. F.S. 316.515 (15)

   Florida statute limits the length of a 'private motor coach' to 50 feet, exclusive of safety devices. 316.515 (9) In combination, the vehicles' overall length cannot exceed 65 feet and only one trailer can be towed. 316.515(3)

   Florida statute limits the length of a' travel trailer' to no more than 40 feet. 320.01 (1)(b)1

Swivel wheel type attachment are permissible provided the devices are permanently attached and do not meet the definition of a trailer. Maximum lengths for the type of vehicle being operated must be considered prior to operating a vehicle with a swivel wheel device attached. If the swivel wheel device is attached in a trailer configuration, Florida statutes allow only one trailer to be towed. 316.515(3[/font])

94  General / ATV Florida Open Discussion / Swivel Wheel or trailer behind 5th wheel on: July 14, 2009, 10:41:53 PM
Was wondering if anybody has ever double towed a trailer behind their 5th wheel. I was looking into the swivelwheels because supposedly if you bolt it to the frame it's a weight distribution platform. My camper is a toy hauler but has a small garage that has a side load door. If anybody double tows let me know if you've had any LEO trouble.
95  General / Where to Ride? / Re: Ocala National Forest - A Few Questions on: June 08, 2009, 06:12:07 AM
Where is the 88 store that keeps getting mentioned? Is it up in Delancey area? We used to spend a lot of weekends in the forest a few years back, even bought a toy hauler to do so but IMO it's not worth more than a day trip now. Big Scrub was fun but a free for all. I saw a lot of riders who just didn't care what they did. I never felt too safe in the campgrounds. I'd wake up at night to hear people doing donuts in front of scrub, shooting guns in the air or just sitting there talking loud not giving a damn. Where the hell were the dumbazz rangers then? They damn sure love to find one thing wrong when they stop you but the lowlifes had no problem.

Is there still a camp host at scrub? We saw one at Delancey when we passed thru last trip. I don't blame anybody for carrying when they go. There's some shady characters hanging out down there. Why it draws cults, meth labs and other crap is beyond me.

I used to love going down for a weekend but when the rangers started stopping people at random and giving a ticket for something that warranted only a warning I had enough. The bad part was the volunteers trying to be cops. We were stopped one day for driving on a numbered road just east of scrub. The trail we were on was not graded and it was narrow as hell. I told her we didn't see a sign and she said that's because it keeps getting torn down. She called a ranger on us who eventually let it go but after we sat there for almost an hour before he came.
96  General / Where to Ride? / Re: Ocala National Forest Phase II Trail system on: January 12, 2009, 01:45:02 PM
Very well said. Hopefully this thread is done unless somebody has something positive to say.
97  General / Where to Ride? / Re: Ocala National Forest Phase II Trail system on: January 09, 2009, 07:58:16 AM
I'm not saying I don't like to go fast because there's a couple wide open places on the hog valley trail and the west side of Delancy Trail that I can think of that are perfect spots to do so. Mainly what I'm talking about is the sport quads and mx bikes that are constantly throwing sand all over the place.

Big Scrub is a perfect example of why so many rules are in place. All you would see down there was people on the powerline spinning donuts and hauling ass. Unfortunately there are only a few idiots that put us here.
98  General / Where to Ride? / Re: Ocala National Forest Phase II Trail system on: January 08, 2009, 04:12:20 PM
Basically the 20mph speed limit get's rid of people who fly around the forest and could care less what they do. I personally like going 20 or below because I enjoy seeing the scenery of the forest. Unfortunately the trail system is 2 way but hey, there could be no trails at all.

I was glad to see the trail system put in because it was a free for all. I do hope more trails are put in so the current system doesn't get boring. 4 wheelers if ridden in a manner not to destroy everything aren't going to hurt those fire break trails.

If somebody is unhappy about not being able to fly on their sport quad or racing bike go to one of the tracks and haul ass all day. It's much more family friendly these days.
99  General / Where to Ride? / Re: questions about camping croom on: January 06, 2009, 12:32:10 AM
The campgrounds are very nice. I don't care for the way one can reserve a site though.

You say you don't like the way one has to reserve. What is the proper way to reserve nowadays? Please don't tell me that damned reserve america crap. I've never been to croom but thinking about it one day this winter (or whatever u wanna call this heatwave). Is it worth a drive from Jax or would you recommend just going to ONF?
100  General / Where to Ride? / Re: Best place to Camp in ONF with an OHV on: January 06, 2009, 12:18:16 AM
We used to camp a lot at scrub back in 04 and 05. One thing about scrub is it has water spigots and Delancy doesn't. Make sure if you have a camper or toy hauler you bring extra water. I have a 55 gallon drum with a pump for dry camping that works pretty well. I just fill it up when I get close to the campground along with my camper fresh tank. Delancy has lot's of shade and IMO now that they closed all the trails at scrub it sucks down there. Maybe with the economy being in the gutter they'll make some nicer riding areas so more people will come and actually enjoy riding out there. They charge $10 for a 3 day pass which is about all it's worth. Another thing to mention about scrub is they did build showers and as of 2 weeks ago I didn't see showers at Delancy. If they would just put the ammenities of scrub at Delancy it would be the better choice.

1 other option depending on how to get your machine to the trailhead is the campground on Rodman Road. It has full hookups and nice bathrooms. Used to be $11 a day but I hear that doubled as well. Also I think a state trooper lives there and he rides around a lot.
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