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Old 04-04-03, 12:06 AM   #1
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Riding on the beach a bad idea?

This weekend I'm going camping at Fort Clinch, gonna ride some trails around there and Jerksonville.. and Fort Clinch is literally RIGHT on the beach. I was thinking going for a ride on the hard packed section of the beach sand would be fun.. but salt water concerns me, and sugar sand sucks. Do you guys think this would be bad for the bike, assuming I rinse it with fresh water directly afterwards and avoid the salt water at all costs?
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I wouldn't worry to much. Do a good cleaning and if you are really worried regrease
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Considering that my childhood bike rusted to death there. Ride in it's memory Jim. Just don't leave your bike outside. Jerksonville? I'll admit I haven't lived there for 6 or 7 years but I don't remember it as being THAT bad. <shrug>
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Sand in the chain.... sounds like sandpaper. Have fun, and as the others said.... clean that bike.
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Try to judge the outgoing tide. That way, you might get some hard-packed sand without the waves running over it.
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i went on vacation for a week in surf side, near galveston, last year and took my bike with me. I rode it every day some on the sand the rest on the roads near the beach. If your going to do it you must was it with fresh water after each use, lube the chain AND keep it in doors. All metal parts will rust immidately if you do not. Heat + Humidity + Salt = instant rust.
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Cool, thanks for the advice guys




I just thought riding on that hardpacked beach sand while the tide was out would be a fun idea. I could cover a large portion of the beach that way too... I can view more babes this way
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I just thought riding on that hardpacked beach sand while the tide was out would be a fun idea. I could cover a large portion of the beach that way too... I can view more babes this way
Do a nose wheelie in front of them into a 180 and land a fakey manual and you will be set with the ladies ...it impresses them every time.
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Here's a tip! Get a can of spray silicone from Home Depot! Coat the bike (frame, drive..etc.) EXCEPT BRAKES! with the stuff before you go! Then immediately after the wash!

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EXCEPT BRAKES!
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Grab a video camera, apply to the brakes, seat and grips, then attempt:


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Do a nose wheelie in front of them into a 180 and land a fakey manual and you will be set with the ladies ...it impresses them every time.

Send it in to America's Funniest Videos, for a chance of $10,000.00

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The only trials trick I know is the nose-wheelie to face-plant.



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No Fear, chicks dig the body damage.
Not too bloody, because they don't like the mess, but a nice set of scrapes and bruises can score some major sympathy.
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dry lube before you go have you ever i dont know if it is still around but white lightning is a good sandy cond lube as sand collects in the lube (wich it will) it falls off white lightning rules but what do i know i use wd 40 and dishsoap to lube my chain
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dry lube before you go have you ever i dont know if it is still around but white lightning is a good sandy cond lube as sand collects in the lube (wich it will) it falls off white lightning rules but what do i know i use wd 40 and dishsoap to lube my chain
I just picked up some white lightning the other day.
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dry lube before you go have you ever i dont know if it is still around but white lightning is a good sandy cond lube as sand collects in the lube (wich it will) it falls off white lightning rules but what do i know i use wd 40 and dishsoap to lube my chain
dude, I'm trying to figure out what the heck you wrote! Please punctuate. No ones perfect, but c'mon there isn't one period or comma in that whole thing!

I'm getting a headache!

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