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Forum: Road warriors Today, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8,103
Views: 1,227,748
Posted By ridenm
It came down to a choice between a Beta RS...

It came down to a choice between a Beta RS dual-sport and a KTM 350EXC-F for me. Beta's BYOB program allows you to bling out the bike and save the cost of all the stock take-off parts. Local dealer...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8,103
Views: 1,227,748
Posted By ridenm
Moto Guzzi MGS-01

http://www.duccutters.com/LucaBar-D66/MotoGuzziMGS-01Strada.jpg

I would sell *most* of what's in my garage right now to own one of these beauties.

And most of the remainder would go for one...
Forum: Trials 09-17-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 93,339
Posted By ridenm
Some of you may know that I'm working as the OHV...

Some of you may know that I'm working as the OHV education coordinator for NM Game and Fish. Probably our best training site is at the Village of Los Lunas River Park (link...
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By ridenm
Surely I'm not the only one who sees the irony of...

Surely I'm not the only one who sees the irony of the last DMG Superbike race weekend ending in controversy more than 3 hours past the checkered flag?
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 615,898
Posted By ridenm
Cross-post cut'n'paste

I recently lucked into acquiring a 2004 H-D VRSCB V-Rod.

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g470/ridenm/NMSAV-rodmed_zps249ecbaa.jpg

My daughter attends a charter school for the arts up in...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 31,594
Posted By ridenm
You got that right! My daughter had a...

You got that right!

My daughter had a parking lot tip-over with the Zero that broke the taillight lens. I have been unable to get OEM replacement so I ordered a dual-sport LED taillight...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 31,594
Posted By ridenm
Exactly. The LiveWire, like the Street...

Exactly.

The LiveWire, like the Street models, are not aimed at the traditional US biker market. They aren't even aimed at the rest of the traditional US motorcycle market. Because face it --...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,594
Posted By ridenm
I am also a V-rod owner, and I am also...

I am also a V-rod owner, and I am also disappointed that you can't get a V-rod motor in a touring bike platform. Mine is a 2004, before they put the stupid wide tire on the back and ruined what...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,301
Posted By ridenm
There's some BLM land southwest of Las Cruces...

There's some BLM land southwest of Las Cruces (Aden Hills (http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/new_mexico_13842/ride_bd84.htm)). Unless ABQ has a truly miserable winter, I couldn't see...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,678
Posted By ridenm
Hafta ask Joanne for the story of the Rubber...

Hafta ask Joanne for the story of the Rubber Chicken when you see her. I looked through my archives but couldn't find the original.
Forum: Trials 09-13-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 93,339
Posted By ridenm
Possibly the worst article about trials ever written

http://www.wired.com/2014/09/trials-motorcycle/
Forum: Trials 09-12-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By ridenm
Speling r importent.

Speling r importent.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,842
Posted By ridenm
I may have to deal with this because I understand...

I may have to deal with this because I understand the Acerbis tank plastic is thinner than stock as well.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,842
Posted By ridenm
I agree the trials boots have less protection...

I agree the trials boots have less protection than optimum for dual-sport riding. I bought a pair of the Gaerne G-Adventure Boots because I like the fit and finish of my Gaerne trials boots. So far...
Forum: Trials 09-11-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By ridenm
Looking for info about Sonrise

Hey, OK riders and anyone else who has been there -- I'm looking for info about the Sonrise facility: size, configuration, etc. Reply with a Google map link (I think I found it but I want to be sure)...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,842
Posted By ridenm
Seat is off to Seat Concepts, 4.1 gal...

Seat is off to Seat Concepts, 4.1 gal A-chair-bees tank on order in prep for NMOHVA Rubber Chicken ride (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=992791).
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-11-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,591
Posted By ridenm
I was hoping to join y'all for this Meet 'n'...

I was hoping to join y'all for this Meet 'n' Greet event, but I'm teaching an ATV class in the hinterlands of Rio Rancho that morning and probably won't return to civilization until late afternoon. I...
Forum: Trials 09-04-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By ridenm
Must be a Texas thing.

Must be a Texas thing.
Forum: Trials 09-04-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,390
Posted By ridenm
Ding, ding, ding, ding. There's the nut of the...

Ding, ding, ding, ding. There's the nut of the matter.
Forum: Trials 09-04-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By ridenm
Old desert racer trick: ...

Old desert racer trick:

http://www.texasoffroad.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/40432/all/Uses_for_Sanitary_Napkins

Just embarrassing to go to the store and stand there in the aisle looking...
Forum: Trials 09-04-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,224
Posted By ridenm
Haze grey and underway!

Haze grey and underway!
Forum: Trials 09-04-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,450
Posted By ridenm
+1 on advice to go visit TTC.

+1 on advice to go visit TTC.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,678
Posted By ridenm
Caption should read, "Grizzz making a 650 look...

Caption should read, "Grizzz making a 650 look like an 80."

:evil
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5,369
Views: 902,613
Posted By ridenm
I bought Jesse bags for my TEx and purchased the...

I bought Jesse bags for my TEx and purchased the backrest option for the top case. Had to install the pad myself which was a little fiddly.

...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-03-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,678
Posted By ridenm
One thing to note is that 66-3-1010 is part of...

One thing to note is that 66-3-1010 is part of the Off-highway Vehicle Act. A plated 450EXC is not an off-highway vehicle as defined in the statute, so the limit specified does not apply. The...
Forum: Trials 09-01-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By ridenm
I buy safety glasses in bulk from Northern Tool...

I buy safety glasses in bulk from Northern Tool online for me and the ridenm family as well as any kids who need them on event day (NM OHV Act requires kids to wear eye protection).

My favorites...
Forum: Trials 09-01-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 93,339
Posted By ridenm
Sipapu 2014 NMTA and friends ADVer rollcall (L to...

Sipapu 2014 NMTA and friends ADVer rollcall (L to R):
ridenm
Bosslady
Grizzzly
Brewtus
Lineaway
Motobene
Gordy
Forum: Trials 08-27-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 93,339
Posted By ridenm
Incredibly good news. Thanks for the update,...

Incredibly good news. Thanks for the update, Rick. Hope to see you all soon.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-22-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,678
Posted By ridenm
Reservation made. Good price for the rooms. T or...

Reservation made. Good price for the rooms. T or C ain't Sturgis or Daytona, and NMOHV Rubber Chicken ain't Bike Week (yet) :evil.
Forum: Trials 08-21-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By ridenm
Treatment for Gas-Gas gas? :hide

Treatment for Gas-Gas gas?

:hide
Forum: Trials 08-21-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By ridenm
Locally most of the adults wear trials helmets....

Locally most of the adults wear trials helmets. Some wear full-face MX helmets. Very few wear bicycle helmets of any configuration.

Any AMA-chartered club should be requiring DOT or Euro...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-21-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,678
Posted By ridenm
And I'm registered. Where to stay? Now to order a...

And I'm registered. Where to stay? Now to order a Seat Concepts Low for my 350 EXC.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-21-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,678
Posted By ridenm
Sound checks courtesy of NM Game and Fish OHV program

Hey, y'all -- I will be working with my boss to bring our sound meter and reference materials down for this event. Any sound checks the NM Game and Fish OHV program does will be a courtesy to the...
Forum: Trials 08-13-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 93,339
Posted By ridenm
Class structure after some experimentation is now...

Class structure after some experimentation is now essentially back to where it was 10 years ago. What else changed?


Price of gas
Price of everything
Age, family priorities, and health of...
Forum: Trials 08-08-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,854
Posted By ridenm
I really appreciate MAV-TV showing trials, and...

I really appreciate MAV-TV showing trials, and all the other obscure motorcycle sport shows they have been running. MAV-TV is not responsible for the production or content of the programming, just...
Forum: Trials 08-07-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,854
Posted By ridenm
I know trials is not very TV-friendly -- with...

I know trials is not very TV-friendly -- with sections scattered over the countryside it would really take a LOT of cameras to provide enough footage, and a lot of editing to accurately portray an...
Forum: Trials 08-07-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 144
Sticky: Poll: Getting into trials?
Views: 36,606
Posted By ridenm
Hard and fast rule for national competition and...

Hard and fast rule for national competition and any club that adheres to NATC. Otherwise, YMMV.
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,369
Views: 902,613
Posted By ridenm
Good idea. I'll check. I did get caught in...

Good idea. I'll check. I did get caught in significant weather on my Philmont ride, may have picked up some crud.



I rode the bike yesterday afternoon running posters around town, so lots of...
Forum: Trials 08-06-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 73,606
Posted By ridenm
Strategically close to New Life For Girls?

Strategically close to New Life For Girls?
Forum: Trials 08-06-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 144
Sticky: Poll: Getting into trials?
Views: 36,606
Posted By ridenm
As Geezer said, when we ride on the BLM land at...

As Geezer said, when we ride on the BLM land at San Ysidro, our club is required to restrict all machines to trials tires only. This precludes doing a "trials for trail bikes" class to bring n00bs...
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