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901  General / Open Discussion / Re: Osceola Forest Riding on: January 20, 2006, 11:38:55 PM
Hey Magnum,
Thanks for the info. I rode on Monday and didn't see any hunters. We had the area to ourselves. So what you're saying is you rode north of 10 correct? We rode about 10 miles south of 10 right off 90. If it's more open and better riding let me know that. I think hunting season up so we don't have to worry too much on them. I've never really had hunter problems in the 3 years we have gone to Ocala. If we see them we just go the other way. When we went to Ocala, New Years weekend we saw a hunter coming down a sand road we were on and we pulled to the side and he was driving by looking straight ahead like we were invisible and almost hit my friend who was last in line. I went after him and he kept looking forward and wouldn't say what his problem was. I yelled to him the reason he was hunting at ONF is because his sorry @$$ couldn't get in a hunting club because he was an idiot and no club would have him. That's pretty much all the hunters out there. They either don't have the $ to join a club or whatever. I've seen fights between atv'ers and hunters because dogs almost got hit. Most of them are cool but you can tell they don't like us. Anyway deer season should be done and we have some cool months ahead of us. Let's enjoy them.
902  General / Open Discussion / Osceola Forest Riding on: January 20, 2006, 09:56:50 PM
Has anybody ridden at Osceola. I took my daughter last Monday and I think we are going Sunday. We rode in the Quail Management Area which is off of 90 south of I-10. My question is, is there any areas above I-10 or other places that anybody recommends? The trails are pretty muddy in what we saw. I was looking for some terrain similar to scrub.
903  General / Open Discussion / Re: Ocala Forest Numbered OHV Trails on: January 20, 2006, 09:45:05 PM
Sounds good need for speed. I have never gone up to Delancy because I usually want to camp and not sure if you can ride out of the camp. If the forestry service is making marked trails maybe we have a chance that we will get to ride out there. We all know it only takes one knucklehead to ruin this for all of us. We gotta be our own police and watch out for this resource. I think whatever we can do to help the rangers and volunteers will benefit us in the long run. I have seen the rangers getting smart with a few people, but it's usually because they are doing something wrong and the ranger is pissed. I've had several rangers stop me to let me know to stay on the inside of powerlines and to not ride in the waterholes on the powerlines. I respect them and say no problem and they get back in the truck and drive off. I saw a guy New Years drive off and spray the ranger with sand right in front of scrub. I looked at my friends and said that's the @--hole that will end our fun doing that crap. The best thing we can do is respect these people and be on their side. One thing I was thinking on this organized group thing is to form a club for example: Big Scrub Riders. Maybe the members can do a monthly day out there to clean up and put a little back in instead of taking it all out. I've got 3 Scotch Drags that can be pulled with a 4 wheeler. These things would be really good to use on trails to level them out and give them a nice look. We can take turns pulling them while we ride. For anybody who's never seen a scotch drag it is a mat with 4" tines that turn the ground over and it looks like a rake just went over it. If anybody is interested in doing this let me know. I love riding out there and I think if we showed the forestry we give a crap they might just let us keep riding with no problems.
904  General / Open Discussion / Ocala Forest Numbered OHV Trails on: January 19, 2006, 10:59:08 PM
Looking at the proposal that is coming up on ONF. It looks like so far it's only Delancey area for now then it looks like other places will be marked later. I don't think Big Scrub will be closed because 1. the rate to park is 6 bucks now and it's cash for the forestry. That's just an opinion, not to be confused with truth. I talked to ranger at Scrub and he said they are going to renovate the camp and make it smooth and numbered spots. New bathrooms and showers are coming as well. What I don't understand is this. We are not hurting those fire break and logging trails in the forest. Those areas can be graded out in one pass of a boxblade. My thing is just charge us 50 bucks like Croom does and quit messin with us. If somebody tears something up like wetlands or litters then load em up and send em home. Something like a zero tolerance will keep people in line. I'm not talking about riding on a numbered road or on the wrong side of a steel pole on the powerlines but for the stuff like deliberately tearing up something sends the rider home. I have no problem with rules or a small fee to ride on what we have now at ONF but let's meet with these folks, find out what they want and let's all move forward and have a place to enjoy our hobby. I read one thread where a guy said boaters are not outlawed, horses aren't outlawed and neither should OHV's. I have seen a lot at ONF like the swimming hole trashed with broken glass, trash and some of the wetlands tore to hell and back. I see the reason why the forestry service is pissed, but the bad thing is the trash and bad stuff going on is being done by a small percentage of the riders that come out there. Maybe I'm reading too deep in this but I like ONF and I want to continue enjoying it. An organized group to liason between the riders and forestry service would be good. Right now we all hear one thing from this ranger and 5 minutes later we hear something different from another. I think we should seriously consider a meeting at Scrub CG and talk about some organization. Hell invite the rangers and forestry service while we're at it. Isn't there a lady in charge of ONF that is located not far from there? At any rate let's do it quick before we lose our spot. One last thing. I rode at Osceola Monday and they have the atv trails in place now. It's not a bad thing out there. You can get a map and the intersections are marked well so you know where u are. This was only south of I-10 now, so don't know about northside. Hope we get this out of the way soon so we can have happier threads.
905  General / Open Discussion / Re: cheap atv's on Ebay. Is it real? on: January 18, 2006, 08:06:38 PM
I agree Highlander. I found out today that the Rincon I looked at on Ebay was a clone auction. This guy near Tampa cloned the auction. I looked at completed items and what do I find? The real auction already done. Same pics just different seller. I know if I buy on Ebay it will be cash after I look at the bike in person and we will go to tax collector.Be careful guys. I want all my Scrub friends on good bikes.
906  General / Open Discussion / Re: cheap atv's on Ebay. Is it real? on: January 17, 2006, 09:29:35 PM
Thanks Scrub,

I think when I bought mine it was before those m f'ers got a chance to learn how to scam on Ebay. I looked at a rancher once and the guy sends me an email saying he is in the service stationed in Italy. Told me to send him like 2k for this new bike via Western Union. Just to pass this on Ebay says never pay W U. It's not meant to pay for auctions and if you get scammed they won't intervine. I guess that the best bet is if you buy off Ebay make sure it's a local thing or close enough to drive and check it all out. One more thing. I know a lot of people sell things on here. If you sell an enclosed trailer or bike, make sure you go to the local tax collector office and get the item in your name that day with the seller. I've heard of some people who have bought things and a few days or weeks later they go to register it and the seller has a lien on it or something that can jeopardize your ownership. So best thing is to stand in front of a tax clerk and do the money, title work and bill of sale right there. Not trying to be a know it all but these days you can never be sure. And whoever the guy is who asked if I'm a scammer, the answer is no. I'm just a guy who likes riding at Scrub and having fun dude.
907  General / Open Discussion / cheap atv's on Ebay. Is it real? on: January 17, 2006, 07:26:05 PM
Man I looked at some quads on Ebay and found some $5,000.00 bikes for like half price. I mean a 800 Polaris 05 model for 2 grand. They all have this message bull crap that says you have to be pre-approved bidder. I got an email from Ebay after I asked a seller if 1 bike was really that price. Ebay said it could be scammers trying to just get email addresses. I know it's hard for them to find scammers with all they do. I bought my 2000 Rancher ESP 4x4 on Ebay back in 03. It only had 50 miles on it. A man in Pompano had 3 identical bikes he bought for his grandkids who live in Ohio. They didn't come enough so he sold them. I just wanna see if anybody else has come across this. I'm looking for a bigger quad like a Honda Rincon or Foreman 4x4 if anybody has one. Oh by the way the guy selling this bike didn't respond. I think they call that phishing when these guys do this. I guess now everybody can laugh at me for thinking you can get a bike so cheap. I got mine for $2,500 though and it was prolly a 4k bike new at least so I felt I did ok. One thing if I do buy one of these so called good deals is only get one where I can pick it up and the seller get's the cash on delivery and the sell is legit on Ebay.
908  General / Open Discussion / Any new news from Scrub trails this weekend on: January 16, 2006, 10:20:00 PM
I went to Osceola rather than Scrub to see what else is out there. Different terrain but trails marked good. Dang I'm glad I got 4x4. The area I rode was muddy as hell. I read last week about some of ONF being closed to OHV's. I agree with the areas with water that don't need to be torn up but we aren't hurting those old fire break and logging trails. When we went down New Years we saw areas where the clear cut was. Now don't tell me we are hurting crap. I have ridden in ONF for 3 years and I've seen how after it rains you can't tell an ATV has even been there. ONF is a pretty place and all but it is not a pristine piece of wetland. Another thing that's gonna get us thrown out is the trash in the woods. We took some bags out and cleaned up some stuff. The bad thing is most of it's recyclable. It's not just ATV people tearing stuff up. The hunters do plenty as well. I've seen plenty of placed tore up by hunters. My idea is make all south of powerline OHV and north be hunting. That way we can all have a fair area.
909  General / Photo Gallery & Videos / Re: Packed at Scrub today... on: January 16, 2006, 09:43:26 PM
Forgot to say that most of the trails I went on had a lot of water. My daughter and I did our fair share of propping legs on fenders. Glad I didn't get stuck. Nextel works good at Osceola but dang where u gonna find somebody. I did take the GPS and another thing is the trails were marked good as to where you can and cannot go. Hopefully if the trail system at Scrub is put in it will be marked well. If people can't follow the easy sign system like Osceola then they can go home. I hate seeing what some clowns have done to the areas around scrub. I'm in to ATV'ing for the long haul and want ONF to be open for all to enjoy. It's a free 4 all right now but if we get together and act responsible I think we can keep a good thing. ONF is a privilage to us, not a right.
910  General / Photo Gallery & Videos / Re: Packed at Scrub today... on: January 16, 2006, 09:35:34 PM
I'm a regular visitor and just signed up so hope I'm doin this right. I was down at Scrub on New Years. I hope things stay cool down there. We have been going there for 3 years and enjoy it a lot. Took my daughter to Osceola today. Man what a different type of terrain. My 350 Rancher 4x4 got her done!!!!. I was only rider there I think in the Quail Management area. If anybody knows better places let me know.
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