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Forum: Trials Today, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By thegraydog
Available yet?

Available yet?
Forum: Trials 11-19-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By thegraydog
Lee is back! He showed up this spring with a new...

Lee is back! He showed up this spring with a new Ossa, riding clubman so far; CAT has a too-big step between that class and sportsman at the moment.
The Ps are sweet people.
Forum: Trials 11-19-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By thegraydog
It was said that Ray rides a works bike -- would...

It was said that Ray rides a works bike -- would his be different from the others?

The decibels from a 4-stroke get pretty bad with rpms. Around here Bob Pennington rides (the last in Arizona?) a...
Forum: Trials 11-18-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By thegraydog
In fact, you could buy it sight unseen for...

In fact, you could buy it sight unseen for whatever Lineaway says it's worth....
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 124,223
Posted By thegraydog
The story has been riveting, the Hilfigers were...

The story has been riveting, the Hilfigers were an indelible detail. But soldier on, Cycles: BMW has decided to participate, and we all want to hear, some of us want to hear, what is the actual...
Forum: Trials 10-21-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,291
Posted By thegraydog
Lessee, silver pants and red jersey and white...

Lessee, silver pants and red jersey and white beard, bottom of uppers. On the bike the whole time, except a couple times.

Like, I didn't put barkbusters on the new scoot. And some oak brush...
Forum: Trials 10-20-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,291
Posted By thegraydog
mefadv, thanks for the photo shoot. Alto Pit is...

mefadv, thanks for the photo shoot. Alto Pit is a lovely pile of rocks, and Smack has been setting trials there for three decades, so he knows what is possible.

Except for Bryan, which is...
Forum: Trials 10-11-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 333,279
Posted By thegraydog
Lovely riding, gordy.

Lovely riding, gordy.
Forum: Trials 10-09-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,458
Posted By thegraydog
This works for a wide range of problems. ...

This works for a wide range of problems. Mechanical ones, at least...
Forum: Trials 10-03-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,525
Posted By thegraydog
Spent three hours riding with the other bike and...

Spent three hours riding with the other bike and its new pilot. When you thoroughly disrupt a mechanical system, there will be little glitches.

It stalled. First inquiries focussed on the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 124,223
Posted By thegraydog
mmm. Went with the Hilfigers, huh?

mmm. Went with the Hilfigers, huh?
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,439
Posted By thegraydog
whoa, a brand new thread! I have been in the...

whoa, a brand new thread!
I have been in the DR650 camp for ten years. I'm smaller and i assume older than you, and I am not giving up yet. My spouse is bigger and longer legged, about the size of...
Forum: Trials 09-29-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,951
Posted By thegraydog
A timely reminder from our most tenacious (and...

A timely reminder from our most tenacious (and entertaining!) technical investigator -- some large amount of trials is in your head.

Neduro, probably quoting someone else: " The best thing you can...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 124,223
Posted By thegraydog
This is just beautiful...

This is just beautiful...
Forum: Trials 09-26-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,011
Posted By thegraydog
The use of the S3 insert requires the S3 exterior...

The use of the S3 insert requires the S3 exterior head as well?
Forum: Trials 09-26-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By thegraydog
Heh-heh. I just gave away one that meets one or...

Heh-heh. I just gave away one that meets one or the other of these descriptions. We loved these bikes and thrashed them, made one keeper out of two, and the other goes to a friend we hope will get...
Forum: Trials 09-23-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By thegraydog
This will be interesting. Had a chat this...

This will be interesting.
Had a chat this weekend with one of my longtime compatriots on the non-moto side of the access wars. We were considering that the moto and non-moto worlds are converging...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 792,206
Posted By thegraydog
front brake rotor

Her 09 Sherpa has a front rotor that rubs the pad each revolution. Not a braking problem, but at low speed or coasting long downhills it's annoying. And she's a mountain biker, so hypersensitive to...
Forum: Trials 09-22-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,525
Posted By thegraydog
While I'm waiting re the mechanical issues, I'll...

While I'm waiting re the mechanical issues, I'll fill in the background.

And what a trials that was! New area at Flagstaff, a basalt reef under ponderosa pine, thinned and burned a couple years...
Forum: Trials 09-19-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,525
Posted By thegraydog
this is what you call a decreasing-radius...

this is what you call a decreasing-radius learning curve! :evil

Any day you go to bed with all ten fingers is not a real bad day. Maybe that's what Thats_A_Five is hinting at?
Forum: Trials 09-16-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
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, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
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, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
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, 10:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,309
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, 09:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,514
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, 09:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,309
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, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,514
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, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 106,467
Posted By thegraydog
See how you are?

See how you are?
Forum: Trials 08-14-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 106,467
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, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 333,279
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, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,514
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, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 106,467
Posted By thegraydog
Deb is obviously sandbaggin'. Mover up!:evil:D

Deb is obviously sandbaggin'. Mover up!:evil:D
Forum: Trials 08-11-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,514
Posted By thegraydog
Thanks all.

Thanks all.
Forum: Trials 08-10-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,514
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, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,514
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, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,514
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, 02:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,416
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, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
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, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
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, 09:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,859
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...
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