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Forum: Trials 09-16-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By thegraydog
that's a little better, thanks. I might get to...

that's a little better, thanks.
I might get to talk to some Ropers this weekend...
Forum: Trials 09-16-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By thegraydog
So, how'd it come out? I clicked around awhile...

So, how'd it come out? I clicked around awhile last night, and did not penetrate the language and cultural barriers. I gather that Emma succeeds Laia, and that the Spanish dudes won. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-14-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By thegraydog
Johnny 5! Long time. The only time I went all...

Johnny 5! Long time. The only time I went all the way around the Peaks, Johnny 5 was along too.
You should take up trials!
Forum: Trials 09-03-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,351
Posted By thegraydog
Well, CAT's experiment. Lowers set by Bob Reece,...

Well, CAT's experiment. Lowers set by Bob Reece, uppers by Carl Miller. These two have presided at this site as long as I have ridden, so they have a great feel for the terrain.
Lowers is being...
Forum: Trials 09-03-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,718
Posted By thegraydog
See DerViking above -- my GG280 has completed its...

See DerViking above -- my GG280 has completed its sixth Ute Cup, this time with the Viking riding it. It has never boiled for me, but it did this time!
Probably because he don't ride with his foot...
Forum: Trials 08-29-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,351
Posted By thegraydog
Okay, I've done my best to follow what you all...

Okay, I've done my best to follow what you all are arguing about. I will not join you at Sipapu, although Brewtus's invitation is heartbreaking. I'll be at Jones Crossing Arizona, perhaps our...
Forum: Trials 08-29-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,718
Posted By thegraydog
Well shoot, Mitch -- I thought I could get one of...

Well shoot, Mitch -- I thought I could get one of yours, but yawl are bogarting. So nine months later I spend NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS trying to chase the dream....
It's pretty good. Thanks for the...
Forum: Trials 08-14-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 93,122
Posted By thegraydog
See how you are?

See how you are?
Forum: Trials 08-14-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 93,122
Posted By thegraydog
Gotta agree with Smt. here. You are more than...

Gotta agree with Smt. here. You are more than welcome to come and ride with us to see for yourself. If you still don't agree afterward then......well we would have had an awful lot of fun riding...
Forum: Trials 08-14-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 310,140
Posted By thegraydog
I never know what is going on in these threads....

I never know what is going on in these threads....
Forum: Trials 08-12-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,718
Posted By thegraydog
you know, my son is on me about this too -- says...

you know, my son is on me about this too -- says my bike always needs smoking out. Can't a guy just kind of pootle about, even on a trials bike?:lol3
Forum: Trials 08-12-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 93,122
Posted By thegraydog
Deb is obviously sandbaggin'. Mover up!:evil:D

Deb is obviously sandbaggin'. Mover up!:evil:D
Forum: Trials 08-11-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,718
Posted By thegraydog
Thanks all.

Thanks all.
Forum: Trials 08-10-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,718
Posted By thegraydog
Well then, my jetting must be for sea level. ...

Well then, my jetting must be for sea level. You're right, it's tolerant. The bike has been between 5000' and 7400' so far, and seemed a bit smoky at that higher.
Forum: Trials 08-10-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,718
Posted By thegraydog
Good! I opened it up this morning; current is...

Good! I opened it up this morning; current is 125 main and 45 pilot. Your advice concurs with what I'd heard, bigger pilot and smaller main.

Thanks for putting numbers on it, Mark.

While...
Forum: Trials 08-09-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,718
Posted By thegraydog
Jetting for Altitude, Ute Cup Prep

Paging Lineaway --

I'm in my first thirty hours on a 2014 GG 300 race. Keihin PWK. Pretty sexy. I don't know what jets are in it, but at 7400' it seems a bit rich, which reminds me that I should...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-17-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,048
Posted By thegraydog
Glad to see this travelogue continue. You really...

Glad to see this travelogue continue. You really see the country. Thanks.
Forum: Trials 06-08-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By thegraydog
that is more kinds of wheels than I ever...

that is more kinds of wheels than I ever contemplated.
Forum: Trials 05-19-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By thegraydog
Man, the Scottish is just so different. I just...

Man, the Scottish is just so different. I just watched the slideshow and probably will revisit every so often. Thanks.

We in the desert southwest (USA) have trouble riding when it's cold, windy,...
Forum: Trials 05-18-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,615
Posted By thegraydog
And highly localized. Two years back on the...

And highly localized. Two years back on the Rainbow Trail the lead guys got soaked, and the later riders didn't have to eat dust. Go figger.

At La Garita 2011 Sunday morning round clobbered up...
Forum: Trials 05-08-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By thegraydog
Bigfoot's been giving us good stuff this year! ...

Bigfoot's been giving us good stuff this year! The aerial cameras are lovely, though in this case more for the scene and less for the riding.
Forum: Trials 05-07-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,615
Posted By thegraydog
Yes, Gordy -- it's twenty miles up in there but a...

Yes, Gordy -- it's twenty miles up in there but a decent road. I do wonder at the class A buses like Hassler's.
Forum: Trials 05-06-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,615
Posted By thegraydog
Okay, let's do it. My daughter-in-law is all...

Okay, let's do it. My daughter-in-law is all paleo and stuff--your weight in bacon, cooked in massive cast iron. Gimme two points per section and I'll kick your ass!
Forum: Trials 05-06-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,204
Posted By thegraydog
Gordy -- major google-fu -- where did you find...

Gordy -- major google-fu -- where did you find that?

Lineaway -- I wondered whether anyone noticed the SSDT....
Forum: Trials 05-06-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,615
Posted By thegraydog
The Ute Cup moves around. This year (amIrite?)...

The Ute Cup moves around. This year (amIrite?) it's at LaGarita, a most excellent Ute Cup for scenery, altitude, je ne sais quoi.
Scenery breathtaking. Altitude 13000' at the top. Lonnngg...
Forum: Trials 04-22-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,204
Posted By thegraydog
What he said....

What he said....
Forum: Trials 04-15-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,204
Posted By thegraydog
[ Well yeah -- but can your mother get...

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Well yeah -- but can your mother get started again from the wrong stopping spot?

Did I set you off Bob? :evil
Forum: Trials 04-15-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,204
Posted By thegraydog
Hardly any trials are Nationals. Hardly any...

Hardly any trials are Nationals. Hardly any trials are crowded. At club level riders are encouraged to start elsewhere than section 1, and most of us start with the group anyway, to watch, learn,...
Forum: Trials 04-08-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 93,122
Posted By thegraydog
hmmm..... that last picture of LittleR looks...

hmmm..... that last picture of LittleR looks suspiciously like San Y...:wink:
Forum: Trials 04-07-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 93,122
Posted By thegraydog
+1 was his score, in fact. Enough to haunt a...

+1 was his score, in fact. Enough to haunt a feller awhile :eek1.

You people throw a party. Thanks for two days of as good as it gets.
I took about three pictures, but obviously there is no...
Forum: Trials 04-01-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 93,122
Posted By thegraydog
First trials I rode was Oak Flat, 2007, Ray...

First trials I rode was Oak Flat, 2007, Ray Peters' Epic Trials. A fairly long loop, and I guess there was hysteria about it. I was in heaven.

Last month at Hardscrabble we did a five mile loop...
Forum: Trials 04-01-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By thegraydog
So noted!

So noted!
Forum: Trials 04-01-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 93,122
Posted By thegraydog
With you on that. Looks like loop trail at an...

With you on that. Looks like loop trail at an Arizona trials.....
Forum: Trials 04-01-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By thegraydog
Took me awhile, but I bet you mean OK Nationals? ...

Took me awhile, but I bet you mean OK Nationals?
Looks awesome. Looks a little snakey..?
Forum: Trials 04-01-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 93,122
Posted By thegraydog
That's from the Jackass movies, ennit? ...

That's from the Jackass movies, ennit?

''Warning: The stunts in this movie were performed by professionals, so neither you nor your dumb [little] buddies should attempt anything from this...
Forum: Trials 04-01-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 93,122
Posted By thegraydog
I told the spouse I'd miss this one, and she...

I told the spouse I'd miss this one, and she called me out! [I think she's building credit for her next escapade. Rumor she and her dumblittlebuddy are going to Arapaho Basin for the spring...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,352
Posted By thegraydog
Good stuff, you two.

Good stuff, you two.
Forum: Trials 02-19-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 310,140
Posted By thegraydog
That's thegraydog allright. And the shot of...

That's thegraydog allright. And the shot of grizzzzly in the slot conveys the seriousness of the situation, yup, that's the spot!

Quite a trials, and very good reportage. Thanks.
I'll get a...
Forum: Trials 02-18-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 310,140
Posted By thegraydog
Rider in #2095 is Keith Roper. in #2103 I think...

Rider in #2095 is Keith Roper.
in #2103 I think is Andy Saum.
in #2104 is Mike Carlton getting punched, then Mark Makarov riding. Mark's next-to-last up is the terrifying one....
Forum: Trials 02-18-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 310,140
Posted By thegraydog
I got two cleans on that one, and thanks for...

I got two cleans on that one, and thanks for noticing!
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