TEWKS Posted March 12, 2013 Share Posted March 12, 2013 Or, classic adventure dual sport is what they call themselves and I want to say what a fun bunch of guys! Bill Ferran and Rich (sorry his last name eludes me) organized this Trans Florida GS Ride that myself and my friend Jim attended. They down played it but the amount of time that went into planning this was huge. Scouting the routes, maps, route roll charts, door prizes, class winning prizes, hotel accommodations, restaurant reservations was only what was visible, I'm sure there was much more. We trucked down in 19 hours which was a rally in itself but we wanted a few days to putt around Daytona. As soon as we rolled the bikes out of the parking lot we heard a crunching noise coming from the brand new Tiger. We trucked it over to Daytona BMW TRIUMPH for repair and they got him in and had the crushed wheel bearing fixed in a few hours, so we thought. The second day of the rally he had a major bearing failure that left his swing arm all chewed up. His day was over, It's now up to Triumph to make this right, I hope they do the right thing. One of the CADS guys (Dave Rogers) offered to go back for a trailer and allowed me to finish the day riding. Above and beyond! I found out that Florida sugar sand is not like Daytona beach sand by a long shot and it takes every bit of effort & concentration just to keep the bike vertical and a continued forward momentum. I wish I had pics of the deep stuff but I was in survival mode. A bunch of pics of my really great time in Florida. Great weather. Great food. Track, surprised by the freedom we seemed to have to roam at will. Sons of a Beach! Riders Meeting. Rich mentioned if you stop and help a rider you get points. Mike was nice enough to let us tag behind him but when his shock bolt broke the camera came out! Points is Points! More points. Dirt. Ferry. Warrens Honda Varadero. Jim rolled on to the ferry just as it pulled away. Next time! More in a bit. Pat Link to comment
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