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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By catfish
Oh MY! You & the boys are branching out I see. I...

Oh MY! You & the boys are branching out I see. I bet there is a lot of demand right now. Keeping the farm up & drilling for customers sounds intense!

YES, you & Kim need a long weekend in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By catfish
BAMT, San Francisco and Vallejo. ...

BAMT, San Francisco and Vallejo.





Just my opinions & observations ...

Mostly same basic classroom information, but presented differently.
More on risks of riding & understanding how to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By catfish
Yes, we need MORE CMSP Instructors! I would LOVE...

Yes, we need MORE CMSP Instructors! I would LOVE to get back to only teaching one whole class per month. Weekly is cutting into my adventure time! :lol3 :rofl


Catfish ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 17,968
Posted By catfish
Shame I didn't find this thread earlier ... ...

Shame I didn't find this thread earlier ...




It was nice meeting you at Mission College, Dave. I'm Mike, the guy you loaned the manuals to Friday night. Thanks! We should go dirtbike riding....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By catfish
Can you say acres & acres & acres of open desert?...

Can you say acres & acres & acres of open desert? :deal Not a problem! :thumb

COOL! Bring the Beta & the Husky. With Chris, we'll have 3 Betas on the same ride! :ricky

An old friend and a new...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By catfish
Less than a month away! :ricky :clap :freaky ...

Less than a month away! :ricky :clap :freaky

Monday, March 23rd will have to be a short day for me, as I need to pack up & drive home. Scheduled to work on Tuesday.

Hey Anders & the rest of you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,028
Posted By catfish
Stonyford last Friday was tough in the burn area....

Stonyford last Friday was tough in the burn area. A lot of those dead smaller trees that the loggers didn't take, are now blown down. No snow, but many DEEP erosion canyons also. :eek1

Trail 22-20...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4,703
Views: 315,787
Posted By catfish
No thanks! Just spent last Friday clearing trails...

No thanks! Just spent last Friday clearing trails at Stonyford. OUCH, my aching back! The fire 2 years ago burned many small trees that the logging companies did not remove. The last big storm had...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By catfish
Sheeesh, at the bottom of page 2?!? Nothing but...

Sheeesh, at the bottom of page 2?!? Nothing but crickets around here! :rofl

BUMP to the top!




I look forward to meeting & riding with you Chris.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By catfish
Yeah, we need a Riders - Sequoia cap! :clap...

Yeah, we need a Riders - Sequoia cap! :clap Warped is on the calendar, but weekend before
Mendo Rally weekend. I can't do both. Ok, I shouldn't do both. Hmmm...





Excellent photos as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By catfish
Longest planned days are ~80 miles. I usually...

Longest planned days are ~80 miles. I usually tell folks to have a 100-mile range, just in case of Plan B though. No plate necessary. Come on out!





Better check your calendar a little...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 55,588
Posted By catfish
Mojave Madness is the weekend before!...

Mojave Madness is the weekend before! (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1042007) :clap
March 20-23, 2015
California City, CA...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By catfish
Mojave Madness, March 20-23, 2015

Mojave Madness, March 20-23, 2015 (http://sfnorthstars.micapeak.com/mojave/madness.html)

Camping south of Water-Tank Hill # 3
California City, CA
Gory details in the link above ...

Best...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,028
Posted By catfish
Whatcha doin' on Superbowl Sunday? Wanna go for a...

Whatcha doin' on Superbowl Sunday? Wanna go for a little eastbay street ride while all the poseurs are
watching TV? Its usually wet & muddy & snowy on top, but I suspect we'll have less adventure...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 33,780
Posted By catfish
That was a WAY better performance than when I saw...

That was a WAY better performance than when I saw them in Miss. in 1971. Ozzie was pretty drunk/fucked-up
on something. Argent was the lead-in act and they were twice as good as BS.





...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 33,780
Posted By catfish
Well damn, me too! :cry We've not coached a...

Well damn, me too! :cry

We've not coached a single moto class since mid-Dec. because of the contractor change for the
California Motorcyclist Safety Program. MSF BRC is out. Total Control...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 30,231
Posted By catfish
Ahhhh, I know where "the Hill of Death" is! :evil...

Ahhhh, I know where "the Hill of Death" is! :evil

http://sfnorthstars.micapeak.com/2007/brp-funride/IMG_2362.jpg

Next time you head that way, let me know! :ricky

Catfish ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 148,326
Posted By catfish
The Beta clutch has a LOT of drag when fully...

The Beta clutch has a LOT of drag when fully disengaged. However, it is not nearly as difficult finding neutral as the old DR200s we do MSF training with. Here's what I teach the students;

1....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4,703
Views: 315,787
Posted By catfish
Excellent! We rode Mendo N.F. on the 23rd...

Excellent!

We rode Mendo N.F. on the 23rd and got to play in some snow to conquer Sheetiron Mtn. :ricky

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 33,991
Posted By catfish
Teddy finally finished the bathroom remodel!...

Teddy finally finished the bathroom remodel! :clap


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 33,780
Posted By catfish
I cancelled #106 (tents-only) & now have site #61...

I cancelled #106 (tents-only) & now have site #61 to park my trailer (Thurs-Sun. nights).

Thinkin' about those lights. How easy to turn on/off with your gloved hand, while wearing your helmet?...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4,703
Views: 315,787
Posted By catfish
Nice pile of photos and a cool place to ride,...

Nice pile of photos and a cool place to ride, Perry!

What is up with that deformed rear tire (above)? :doh There MUST be a story! :ear



Catfish ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-25-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,028
Posted By catfish
Here's Ed's GoPro slideshow/video; <iframe...

Here's Ed's GoPro slideshow/video;

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I didn't look at the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-24-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,028
Posted By catfish
MSF did not bid on the new CMSP (California...

MSF did not bid on the new CMSP (California Motorcyclist Safety Program) contract. Long story for the campfire.

Lee Parks' Total Control Training won the 2-yr. contract. We start TCT Instructor...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 148,326
Posted By catfish
Most all of these big singles without a...

Most all of these big singles without a cush-drive do this. My '03 WR450F chain would smack the swingarm and the sub-frame! D'OH!!! I consider the Beta chain slap to be minor in comparison.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 33,780
Posted By catfish
Ms.Beta inspires me to take her dancing, every...

Ms.Beta inspires me to take her dancing, every chance we get! There is no better exercise ... well, when my wife isn't around. :evil

More food, AND maybe your mythical, wonderful wife?!? COOL! I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 148,326
Posted By catfish
2011 520RS, 405 hours, 10100 miles. ~25mph...

2011 520RS, 405 hours, 10100 miles. ~25mph average. Almost equal amounts of tight singletrack & DS miles. Castrol GTX 10w40 dino oil in motor & tranny. Change oils every 30-40 hours, filter every...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,028
Posted By catfish
Carnegie SVRA was Chocolate Cake with Velcro Icing!

Carnegie SVRA was Chocolate Cake with Velcro Icing!

Conditions were PERFECT! Rode with 2 other Betas & a WR450 today!
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15,830
Views: 1,262,649
Posted By catfish
That was a COOL granite dome! I wanted to ride...

That was a COOL granite dome! I wanted to ride around & explore it.




Yeah, that's me following you. Like I did all day! THANKS the showing me around after they zigged & we zagged!

So this...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 148,326
Posted By catfish
I occasionally ride my 520RS to work. I'm an MSF...

I occasionally ride my 520RS to work. I'm an MSF RiderCoach. I have to have DOT tires to be a good (legal) role model. So ...

MT21 front, 12psi normal, 15psi road.
MT43 rear, 6-8psi normal, 10psi...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 33,780
Posted By catfish
Excellent!?! Hmmm... You gonna make me walk all...

Excellent!?! Hmmm... You gonna make me walk all the way from site 106 to 20 to get some of your wife's home cooking? :huh Be sure you bring enough for us both, OK? :thumb




Yes sir! Let me...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 34,255
Posted By catfish
Congratulations on finishing a great adventure!...

Congratulations on finishing a great adventure! Thanks for finishing your ride report! I've enjoyed following your narrative! :clap :freaky




I understand. Most folks' lives are a boring...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 148,326
Posted By catfish
That's what I've been using. Worked great at...

That's what I've been using. Worked great at Downieville!

Catfish ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,028
Posted By catfish
Some of us had a little fun this past weekend....

Some of us had a little fun this past weekend. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25624380#post25624380)

A teaser from Shawn (drztracin) ......
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4,703
Views: 315,787
Posted By catfish
Thanks Perry! :clap We had a little fun too!...

Thanks Perry! :clap

We had a little fun too! (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25624380#post25624380) :ricky

Catfish ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 30,231
Posted By catfish
THANKS Adam & Dave for a GREAT ride! :ricky COOL...

THANKS Adam & Dave for a GREAT ride! :ricky COOL trails! There's way more up there than we had time for. :evil




Nice riding with you Shawn! TWO Italian mistresses on the same dirt ride!...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 30,231
Posted By catfish
I'm driving up to Ahwahnee today. Hoping for some...

I'm driving up to Ahwahnee today. Hoping for some fun singletrack tomorrow!


Catfish ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-26-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 30,231
Posted By catfish
I think we've been talking to the same local...

I think we've been talking to the same local about this weekend. :wink:

I'm planning to ride Saturday, and probably Sunday morning. I'll be in Ahwahnee. Definitely Miami, but maybe Shuteye area...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 30,231
Posted By catfish
Come on out! That's an interesting...

Come on out!




That's an interesting area I have not wandered into yet. Thanks for the recommendation! I assume FS & fire roads, right? Any technical singletrack nearby?

An overheating...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-20-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 30,231
Posted By catfish
Howsabout Miami Creek OHV & try for Devils Peak...

Howsabout Miami Creek OHV & try for Devils Peak on Sunday, Nov.30th?

I'm camping at a friend's place off Crooks Mtn Rd, near Ahwahnee, for weekend after Thanksgiving. I'm planning to stay over...
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