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Forum: Trials 12-18-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By thegraydog
People get restless. Why do you have an enduro...

People get restless. Why do you have an enduro bike?

Trials is a form of extreme enduro, and you can go pretty far up country with a fuel bottle in your pack. You can go pretty fast too, if...
Forum: Trials 12-16-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,674
Posted By thegraydog
I'll go with 2whlrcr and say get a bike in decent...

I'll go with 2whlrcr and say get a bike in decent condition and start riding. This scrutiny will matter more for your second bike.

I had occasion to swap bikes with a friend the other week -- my...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,098
Posted By thegraydog
I've enjoyed getting to know you two, and I'm...

I've enjoyed getting to know you two, and I'm impressed with your tour of the high spots of the empty quarter. Ready when you are to see how you got from TenSleep to Bend.

[I see in another...
Forum: Trials 12-14-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 114,646
Posted By thegraydog
Best wishes, JB. Merry Christmas, I guess...

Best wishes, JB. Merry Christmas, I guess...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,226
Posted By thegraydog
thanks for the writeup and the great landscape...

thanks for the writeup and the great landscape photography. A resident of the southern end of the Empty Quarter, I am alert to how far north it extends, before becoming the boreal tree-tunnel of...
Forum: Trials 12-10-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,675
Posted By thegraydog
So why is it loud, and can it be quieted?

So why is it loud, and can it be quieted?
Forum: Trials 12-10-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,675
Posted By thegraydog
[QUOTE=OneEffinName;25681057]Here is an article...

[QUOTE=OneEffinName;25681057]Here is an article from Steve Lander in the UK on riding the Freeride in the 2014 Romaniacs...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 102,422
Views: 20,059,935
Posted By thegraydog
that's it! The update we've been waiting for!...

that's it! The update we've been waiting for! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 102,422
Views: 20,059,935
Posted By thegraydog
You made me look! But still, what's up with two...

You made me look! But still, what's up with two models and I can't find a difference between them? Or the last twelve years, for that matter.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 102,422
Views: 20,059,935
Posted By thegraydog
Not according to the website specs. Would be...

Not according to the website specs. Would be handy to have both, sometimes...



Yeah, I broke the E off of mine years ago....:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 102,422
Views: 20,059,935
Posted By thegraydog
I notice that Suzuki is offering a DR650S and a...

I notice that Suzuki is offering a DR650S and a DR650SE this year, same price.
What's the difference?
Forum: Trials 12-07-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,675
Posted By thegraydog
the time I made Sipapu you were pretty happy with...

the time I made Sipapu you were pretty happy with somebody's 525...:evil
Forum: Trials 11-25-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,621
Posted By thegraydog
actually, your conversation about sport and TV...

actually, your conversation about sport and TV (the cash register) was exactly to lamotovita's point, wasn't it? I'll shut up now.
Forum: Trials 11-25-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,621
Posted By thegraydog
Well, comparison of golf vs baseball on TV does...

Well, comparison of golf vs baseball on TV does seem like a digression.
I should just listen -- I don't have a TV, don't consume sport, don't follow the supercross or mx or whatever.

Like what...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,191
Posted By thegraydog
The soundtrack for this thread is "A Boy Named...

The soundtrack for this thread is "A Boy Named Sue". :rofl

Hard, isn't it, to look at a kid and see the man to be, and guess whether you're gonna get the trigger right? I have a hopeful scenario...
Forum: Trials 11-24-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By thegraydog
couldja bring one to the Arizona Nationals?

couldja bring one to the Arizona Nationals?
Forum: Trials 11-24-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,621
Posted By thegraydog
Oh, enough of the gloom. Brian is focussing on...

Oh, enough of the gloom. Brian is focussing on trials, and becoming an even better correspondent.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,191
Posted By thegraydog
13-17 yrs old is when kids become world-class...

13-17 yrs old is when kids become world-class riders.

We started with motorcycles later than that, me 47 and him 18. My progress has been creditable, and his much better. His second bike is an '03...
Forum: Trials 11-23-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By thegraydog
Available yet?

Available yet?
Forum: Trials 11-19-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,081
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: 19
Views: 2,081
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: 19
Views: 2,081
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: 556
Views: 135,466
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: 1,418
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: 1,418
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: 2,757
Views: 346,529
Posted By thegraydog
Lovely riding, gordy.

Lovely riding, gordy.
Forum: Trials 10-09-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,767
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: 33
Views: 3,179
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: 556
Views: 135,466
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: 3,706
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: 2,105
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: 556
Views: 135,466
Posted By thegraydog
This is just beautiful...

This is just beautiful...
Forum: Trials 09-26-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,337
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: 1,607
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: 675
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: 4,626
Views: 811,804
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: 33
Views: 3,179
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: 33
Views: 3,179
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: 1,690
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: 1,690
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. ...
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