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Old May 20th, 2018, 11:55
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Florida meet up and ride

Been nosing around here for the past year or so and would like to have a chance to meet and ride with some of you. Anyone interested in setting up a weekend ride at Hardrock or somewhere of the sort. If there is any interest, it would be great to hear from you and see if we can plan something.
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Old May 20th, 2018, 19:41
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I'm interested. Moved here last summer and would be interested in getting together with some others as well for a ride.

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Old May 20th, 2018, 19:44
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If I was in Florida still I would. I'll be moving back next year sometime I think though.

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Old May 21st, 2018, 11:21
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Re: Florida meet up and ride

I know there are a bunch of Florida members, or forum users, so hopefully we can set something up. I know I am doing a Hardrock trip in August with a local jeep group, but would be great to get another trip in before that. Maybe towards the middle to end of June??
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Old May 21st, 2018, 19:18
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Re: Florida meet up and ride

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Been nosing around here for the past year or so and would like to have a chance to meet and ride with some of you. Anyone interested in setting up a weekend ride at Hardrock or somewhere of the sort. If there is any interest, it would be great to hear from you and see if we can plan something.
Hardrock? Is that outside Gainesville? I have been there a few times. I could/would drive down from Jacksonville. My XJ do not have a working front wheel drive so I would only do easy trails.

Keep posting up some times. I do not work weekends so a 90 minute drive will be rather pleasurable (all state and county road from Jacksonville).
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Old May 21st, 2018, 23:38
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Re: Florida meet up and ride

That would be it...Or another place that is usually a good time is The Jeep Ranch, think that’s in Wildwood? I’ll definitley post some dates when I figure out a good weekend to head up.
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Old May 22nd, 2018, 05:27
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Re: Florida meet up and ride

The Jeep Ranch is only open certain weekends...they have a calendar on their Facebook page and it changes frequently. But it is a nice place to go ride and relax...a few harder "obstacles" and some good mud. You pay for it but it's a big open cow pasture and you can usually camp all weekend and they have some vendors and food trucks etc.

Hard Rock is at the north end of Ocala. I was out there when the first trails were ever cut but have not been back since they charge for it...to me it's a lot to pay per day for 3-4 hours worth of riding. (may be more now but again I haven't been out there in a while).
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Old July 31st, 2018, 16:38
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Re: Florida meet up and ride

Been a while since I followed up with this one as work always gets in the way of my Jeep time. So where do you like to wheel at and do you ever get a group together to go out for a weekend somewhere? I’d looked to find some other XJ’s to wheel with and meet up every now and then. Anybody in the central Florida area have any plans?
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Re: Florida meet up and ride

I am in North East FL. I have been to Central FL. 3 times last week but not in the XJ. I try to keep it off the highway and not more than 50 MPH. After rebuilding the front end it suddenly developed a bad case of death wobble. That is after several 80 MPH runs and more 3,000 miles. It is 100% drivable but not at highway speeds.

There are a few wheeling spots up here in the National forest which are purely mud, sand and water. The closest point that I know of with somewhat decent wheeling is Ocala. What/where do you have in mind?
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Old July 31st, 2018, 20:15
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I’m up for doing a ride just about anywhere...I am more into rocks, hills and technical terrain. Never was much for just mud. Just thought it would be great to meet some other members and do a little wheeling with some other XJ’s. I am also street legal but don’t really run on road much, I trailer when I go out to wheel.
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Old August 7th, 2018, 08:09
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Re: Florida meet up and ride

You guys want to get in some rocks Uwharrie is in Troy, NC and a fun place to wheel. Nothing too hard unless it rains. There is Gulches in Laurens, SC that is nice. Lost of hard stuff but small. Primitive camping only. That is about all I know of off the top of my head.
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