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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,712
Posted By Hop-Sing
200hp bike doesn't belong where

I'm in trouble here. I would like to give it a go. But I think my life would be shortened. The Super Duke should be sold with a mandatory life insurance plan. Friend with cancer just got one, stood...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,817
Posted By Hop-Sing
Wow

I must be on the wrong web site.
First I thought this might be a good topic.
But it seems everyone is riding around cities.
I suppose that could be called an ADVENTURE , but I rarely see 4...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,305
Posted By Hop-Sing
Brakes are for stop signs.

Brakes are for stop signs.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By Hop-Sing
Ozzies BMW

When everything else changed, Ozzies BMW didn't.
Dang it. RIP Ozzie.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
Reporting

Time home : 4 pm , Dinner plans in Redding at 5 pm.

out of the house before 11 , I quickly decided NOT to go out hogsback and bomb out 36 to Paynes Creek and take Plum Valley out to Pondersa Way....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
route

Today I am going to do the East side. Ponderosa South. experimenting with some road close'rs. Time out 11;15.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
Mowing the lawn

Well I guess you are all mowing the lawn today.
Or maybe them dirt bikes need their valves adjusted.
Or the brakes are busted, Tires. WTF
I am thinking Kettenpom {Six rivers National Forest} Gas...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By Hop-Sing
Budget

is this in your budget. out of Klamath Falls. I want it.
http://redding.craigslist.org/mcy/4897356518.html

It has fairly low miles and a fair price. another 30000 miles on this bike before it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By Hop-Sing
Bike selection

I ride a 650 Dakar, BMW 650. I love it. it has taken me to places I would never get to on any other SINGLE bike I have owned. It is to heavy for single track most of the time. It keeps me out of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
Loop

I am a loop rider. M-22 up the hill and M-2 down to Paskenta. using McCarthy Creek rd then going through Flournoy and then Biggs Chaphlin that dumps you out at the entrance to Rancho Tehama. both of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
Riding the Ridge

Got in another nice ride today. Did My Raglin Ridge Loop.
Out of town on Reeds Creek, to Johnson. Connecting, Hesse into Red Bank.
Did some time checking on this trip as this is a new way out of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
Late start

I keep getting a late start. After breakfast around noon the wife says she is going to Redding shopping. Asks me if I want to go. No I reply. As she is pulling out the drive way I am putting on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,643
Posted By Hop-Sing
Dick Mann

I watched the first one when it came out. Since then I have meet Dick Mann. He is still active and runs the AHRMA races here in the west. I set him up with a location a couple years back and now they...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
itchy feet

With a weather report like this I am getting itchy feet. I am thinking about a run down to Clear Lake. I may head out Friday afternoon. With a late start I may just follow 306 down. But plan on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,776
Posted By Hop-Sing
dang it.

I went last year and would go this year but I have another event that weekend. {Dang it}

Ride consideration, From lake Pilsbury .

We are having our Carr Rocky Ridge Trial that weekend.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,207
Posted By Hop-Sing
A Ride

Down the skinny road.

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee16/chickkebill/ride24.jpg (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/chickkebill/media/ride24.jpg.html)

Then a bear jumped out and I stopped...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
150 mile radius

I will go when I finish ALL the roads in my 150 mile radius. I am sorry to say I am not close to achieving that, so I am out.
Howard likes his, but I think it is Laura that likes it most. More of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,207
Posted By Hop-Sing
Working on it

I am working on it, but don't count on it. seems there are a lot of very intelligent people here that have opinions. and we need to hear them. I wonder if anyone went out for a ride today. I will go...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
bike for stu

I think you need another bike Stu.

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee16/chickkebill/spoonbike.jpg (http://s229.photobucket.com/user/chickkebill/media/spoonbike.jpg.html)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,207
Posted By Hop-Sing
Drones

Helicopter, well really a drone. but you are on the right track.
video games are for kids, wait until you pre fly your ride at night in your dreams. load route plans into drone and it will guild...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,207
Posted By Hop-Sing
Absent-minded, Bull-Sh1t, Session

Holy smoking tires, You all are so smart. Factoring in soil composition and humidity is what the new generation of ABS brakes are all about. Scientist have been busy testing some other factors that I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
Blonde, Brunette, Red Head.

The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.
I would like to have a Trials Bike.
I would like to have a Adventure Bike.
And I do, But
I would also like to have..... a Blonde,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,207
Posted By Hop-Sing
General smarts

Holy crap cowboy, ABS=Anal Bull Sh1t.
brakes are for Girls and Stop Signs.
Gears and some for thought.
General rule , don't go faster than your "sight of stop".

I have plans to ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,669
Posted By Hop-Sing
standing

I would have to quit riding if I couldn't stand. I have a bad back and stand about 1/3 of the miles I travel. I ride mountain roads mostly and never have been bothered. I even stand through town. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,207
Posted By Hop-Sing
Brakes are for Stop signs

Always an interesting topic for me.
I ride a 04 BMW 650 Dakar. So, I hate ABS brakes.
Good to hear they have improved them.
I ride lots of dirt roads and the paved roads I ride are not much...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-29-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,655
Posted By Hop-Sing
In hiding

The caretaker, is always around.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
The wise owl

Sorry I don't really keep track of miles. I don't use a gps. I wished I kept up with all this modern stuff but I haven't. I have a terrible memory with rd names. on a longer ride I take a map...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
local knows

I like to ask locals info even if I think I know the answer. Yesterday I asked a lady where does this road go ? She says, that's the road to town.
I looked at her, thinking is she nuts or is she...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
more direct directions

So Lawery into Paskenta. At Paskenta if you go "up the hill" meaning at Paskenta if you take a right you would be heading off onto M-2 past the school. I return on that rd when I do the Raglin Ridge...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
Bike is not for sale

I did ride. Got a late start. Worked all morning and almost didn't go. Took Ridge rd. out of town. the visibility today was great, and ridge Rd. has great views. However I would skip it until it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
Sun is up

48* 49* 50* How do you tell time. 51* Chickens feed, 52*....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
Record high temps

OK, At this point I guess everyone has plans for the morning.
My plans are just thoughts. But I will most likely be headed out west.
Probably linking Lowery down through Paskenta. I want to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
weather

The weather is screaming RIDE. Wife has a meeting Saturday. I may be on the skinny bike, but I get my Dakar keys back soon.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-17-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 165,126
Posted By Hop-Sing
Ponderosa

This road is a good one. I like your link. If you check out maps it runs up Ca. and keeps going. Names have been changed and its hard to figure in places. It runs across land that has been gated for...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 842,078
Posted By Hop-Sing
She can drive a car Boys and Girls. She has...

She can drive a car Boys and Girls.
She has talent and is a winner.


...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 842,078
Posted By Hop-Sing
whinners

As we sit in our chairs, some cry and bitch. shit people, haven't you been paying attention. every bike, quad, truck and car has a seat. these people are all soft and pampered. It is really not even...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 842,078
Posted By Hop-Sing
Cool Chick

Laia is killing it. She has stayed so focused. She understands exactly where she is at. She knows she does not have to push it, but knows her strength and when to apply it. A good steady finish will...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 842,078
Posted By Hop-Sing
Laia

"Hello! Today I've been riding the bike for 12 hours, but I'm happy and less tired than yesterday. I'm still 8th and even if we're close to the end, this isn't over."

So this could mean that a...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 842,078
Posted By Hop-Sing
smiles

Laia is smiling all the time.
she just posted a video of her waking up on her FB
She looks ready and strong. Happy with her giving so much credit to her mechanic. Rock on Laia.
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 842,078
Posted By Hop-Sing
foot pegs

Trials Training tip.
Ride around using only one hand.
Your foot pegs can steer the bike.
Really important to learn.

Bam bam has evidently taken lessons from Ray Peters or someone else that...
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