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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5,074
Views: 491,807
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: 566
Views: 25,692
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.





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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 25,692
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: 337
Views: 27,554
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: 916
Views: 144,303
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: 4,657
Views: 306,016
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: 32,064
Posted By catfish
Teddy finally finished the bathroom remodel!...

Teddy finally finished the bathroom remodel! :clap


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0iZparbloeQ/VKNn3R9J5OI/AAAAAAAAILU/oe-CMHcRAc0/s1024/IMG_4115.JPG
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 25,692
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
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Views: 306,016
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: 5,074
Views: 491,807
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: 5,074
Views: 491,807
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: 916
Views: 144,303
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: 566
Views: 25,692
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: 916
Views: 144,303
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: 5,074
Views: 491,807
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: 15,787
Views: 1,248,113
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: 916
Views: 144,303
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: 566
Views: 25,692
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: 193
Views: 32,906
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: 916
Views: 144,303
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
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Views: 491,807
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: 4,657
Views: 306,016
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: 337
Views: 27,554
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: 337
Views: 27,554
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: 337
Views: 27,554
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: 337
Views: 27,554
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: 337
Views: 27,554
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...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-20-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,647
Posted By catfish
Oh-NOOO!!! I'm so sorry. :-( Thanks Joe...

Oh-NOOO!!! I'm so sorry. :-(

Thanks Joe for letting us know. Paypal & GOOD KARMA sent to Joy & Darrell.

Catfish ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 32,906
Posted By catfish
Jordan, THANKS for more ride report! I bet...

Jordan, THANKS for more ride report!

I bet some of those turns on the Slickrock trail were a BIT TIGHT on the 950?:wink: Kane Creek by yourself on a 950 ... INSANE!!! :eek1 :clap

Then the high...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 25,692
Posted By catfish
IN! :clap

Catfish, site 106 reserved, Thursday thru Sunday nights.

:ricky


Catfish ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 916
Views: 144,303
Posted By catfish
I'm on my 2nd header pipe. The FMF is cheaper &...

I'm on my 2nd header pipe. The FMF is cheaper & stouter than oem.

This vented skid plate (http://shop.getdirtydirtbikes.com/Vented-Aluminum-Skid-Plate-AB-21123.htm) has saved my motor MANY times....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-15-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4,657
Views: 306,016
Posted By catfish
On my calendar! Might have a friend with me, who...

On my calendar! Might have a friend with me, who has ridden Sequoia with me before. Come on Jungle, you too! :ricky

I'm working 3 weekends in a row before this trip. One down & 2 more to go.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,453
Posted By catfish
That's the weekend I have off to head south &...

That's the weekend I have off to head south & ride some singletrack. I'd like to chase jungle also. Its been a while.

I hear the Sequoia Summer Invitation is now the same weekend. :wink:

We...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By catfish
Call Earl Minkler @ Valley Machine, 192 Airway...

Call Earl Minkler @ Valley Machine, 192 Airway Blvd, Livermore. 925-455-1266

He's only in the shop on weekday mornings. Tell him Catfish sent you.

Good luck!

Catfish ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,049
Posted By catfish
You changed the weekend AGAIN?!? So, is the...

You changed the weekend AGAIN?!? So, is the invitational & the Clowns of the Kern the same ride, or just the same weekend, or what?


Confused in Concord,

Catfish ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-03-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4,657
Views: 306,016
Posted By catfish
Tomorrow? :huh OOPS, I guess I should have found...

Tomorrow? :huh OOPS, I guess I should have found this sooner!

Catfish ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-03-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,621
Posted By catfish
Nice video Razr! Yeah, and he still...

Nice video Razr!



Yeah, and he still said the trail was a BITCH! Whatta whiny young PUSSY! ;-)


Catfish ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-23-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4,657
Views: 306,016
Posted By catfish
Oct.31-Nov.2, right? Its on my calendar! :ricky ...

Oct.31-Nov.2, right? Its on my calendar! :ricky

Catfish ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By catfish
YaHOOO! Its still there (so far)! Thanks for...

YaHOOO! Its still there (so far)!

Thanks for the intel correction! :clap

Catfish ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4,657
Views: 306,016
Posted By catfish
Do I need a secret decoder ring? :ricky ...

Do I need a secret decoder ring? :ricky


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