Greetings, wanted to introduce myself here and hopefully try to find some like-minded folk to ride either the Ocala NF or other trips. My name is Sean, I am a retired ex cop/Army guy who ran into Queenofslow in the forest a month or so ago when I got my new bike. I mostly ride the Ocala National Forest or trips to Durhamtown GA, Royal Blue TN, Windrock, Moab UT, and I am planning a week long trip to the McCoy/Hatfield trails in WV, sometime mid-late July 2019.
If anyone rides Ocala or anywhere in Georgia frequently let me know, I have a free schedule and love to ride new places. When in Ocala I usually ride the fire roads and 'other trails' of which there are many, if you know where to go. I admit I HATE sugar sand so I stay away from the actual Trail system except for weekdays directly after a heavy rain.
A little about me, I ride a 2019 KTM 450 EXC 6 days, it has a plate so I like to ride the roads to get to the good trails and generally stay away from other bikes and ATV's. I have had a few close calls with 2 way trails in Big Scrub and Delancy trails.
I am also planning a trip to Moab UT and W. Colorado sometime this Fall, will spend a week in Moab and float over to CO for some rides, if anyone wants a trip or to offer suggestions. Anyway this is my deal, looking for ride suggestions, ride partners, or generally people who like to ride or talk about riding. Thanks for having me.
Post by queenofslow on Jun 16, 2019 21:26:49 GMT -5
Welcome, Sean! We have some really good riders in our group. I am sure you will enjoy meeting the RCDR folks- even Mundy.
And speaking of Mundy, if Ocala is too fluffy, you may want to contact him and have him introduce you to Osceola. I recommend camping or renting a cabin at Lake City Campground which is easy access to the west side of the trails. Osceola is fun to ride when dry and you can easily ride two days. The trails are better marked than Ocala. You may want to download the 2019 MVUM from the forest web site. The visitor center on SR 90 close to Olustee has pretty good plasticized maps which are worth the $ 10 price.
Mundy's phone number is 904 465 2013.As an ex-cop I am sure you will have zero problems in handling Mundy's famous "sunny disposition". Aside from that little detail, Mr. Congeniality is an excellent trail guide and good, safe rider.
We are planning to hit Osceola ourselves after taking care of a few pesky details such as demolishing a deck for Darrell's mother, pressure washing the cabin and filing tax returns.