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Forum: Trials Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By thegraydog
In our club intermediate is not a learner line. ...

In our club intermediate is not a learner line. Have a look before you start, but things look different from the cockpit.

Trials is slow and quiet -- look for calm and composure, not big hits....
Forum: Trials 04-26-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By thegraydog
This is a Motobene thread -- no bashing intended!...

This is a Motobene thread -- no bashing intended!

Yep, plenty of Betas. The way the graphics roll under the tank looks at first glance to have been bashed in -- it kept catching my eye as I...
Forum: Trials 04-25-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By thegraydog
What is the rest of the story on yours, Gordy? I...

What is the rest of the story on yours, Gordy? I know you're on a new bike; what's the gossip on the busted hub?

The brand mix at Arizona Nationals should be reassuring to any partisan. There...
Forum: Trials 04-22-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,222
Posted By thegraydog
Sorry about your splat Gordy. Trials at best is...

Sorry about your splat Gordy. Trials at best is something hurting all the time, but not too bad...


Rumor has us putting up the World round in a couple years, at this site. I wonder if I should...
Forum: Trials 04-22-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,222
Posted By thegraydog
Can you fill us in on events leading up to this...

Can you fill us in on events leading up to this moment?

The bike looks okay, for a Beeta. The rider, I'm told, is bunged up.

Word has it several riders needed medical support after the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By thegraydog
After another couple hours of DerViking's...

After another couple hours of DerViking's excellent GoogleEarthFu, following riverbeds and fencelines and powerline tracks, and after miles of the big pipeline road, we cross the Bill Williams again....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By thegraydog
We milled around and walked up and down river. A...

We milled around and walked up and down river. A quad had made tracks upstream, from the other side. All we had to do was run up the river bottom a little ways, cross into the dunes, then follow...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By thegraydog
Approaching the Big Sandy ...

Approaching the Big Sandy
http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Graydogs-willywarmer/i-cT9dg2P/0/L/2015%20--%2003%20Alamo%20trip%2C%20%20wilson%20house%20106-L.jpg
Leaving.....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By thegraydog
http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Graydog...

http://vikingranch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Graydogs-willywarmer/i-tbxSnst/0/L/2015%20--%2003%20Alamo%20trip%2C%20%20wilson%20house%20104-L.jpg
Forum: Trials 04-20-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By thegraydog
We're still talking about lineaway, right ?:lol3

We're still talking about lineaway, right ?:lol3
Forum: Trials 04-10-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,596
Posted By thegraydog
Do you have time to ride a few? The Beta is on...

Do you have time to ride a few? The Beta is on the mild end of the spectrum, the Gas Gas 280 on the hot end. You describe yourself as more of a GG man, seems to me.
Forum: Trials 04-07-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,289
Posted By thegraydog
Well YEAH...:lol3

Well YEAH...:lol3
Forum: Trials 04-07-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By thegraydog
Alpinestar Scouts are intended for dualsport. ...

Alpinestar Scouts are intended for dualsport. They are halfway between my trials and enduro boots.

But really, they are kinda stiff compared to Gaerne trials boots. And I think they are a...
Forum: Trials 04-06-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,289
Posted By thegraydog
Over here we are being told that contestants...

Over here we are being told that contestants aren't welcome once ribbon starts going up.
Forum: Trials 04-03-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By thegraydog
The Viking was worrying about the longevity of...

The Viking was worrying about the longevity of his current bike

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1010651

I think I see the solution -- break it good and send it to Kansas!
Forum: Trials 03-31-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,289
Posted By thegraydog
Motobene just moved to Master? [High fives,...

Motobene just moved to Master?

[High fives, Rusty and Al!]
Forum: Trials 03-31-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,289
Posted By thegraydog
Thought about this overnight: Is there...

Thought about this overnight:

Is there another 59 year old rider who moved to expert for the first time, ie not having been expert when younger?

This is at least unusual, and maybe unique.
Forum: Trials 03-30-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,289
Posted By thegraydog
Brilliant post, Bob, and great thread, Chris. I...

Brilliant post, Bob, and great thread, Chris.
I just typed a paragraph and said what you just did. So never mind.
But now's the time, ennit? A year, ten, twenty more years, and you're down to Bill...
Forum: Trials 03-17-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 397,772
Posted By thegraydog
They last a lot longer if you don't ride them all...

They last a lot longer if you don't ride them all the time...
Forum: Trials 03-16-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By thegraydog
I guess you are!:lol3 :lol3. And another bit of...

I guess you are!:lol3 :lol3. And another bit of electrical tape across the bottom of the screen for when it's open. You can get that tape in orange, if you ride for "that" brand..:lol3
Forum: Trials 03-16-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By thegraydog
I'm with Motobene on this one. First, the...

I'm with Motobene on this one. First, the chinbar keeps your face out of the gravel, and yes, it feels great to stop skidding, dust (muck) off and resume travel.
Second, or first, the noise: I...
Forum: Trials 03-12-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 139,905
Posted By thegraydog
Lifting one's leg is essential to being male......

Lifting one's leg is essential to being male... good luck with that, Matt...:lol3
Forum: Trials 03-12-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 397,772
Posted By thegraydog
I went out to the practice grounds without my...

I went out to the practice grounds without my boots. So I rode a couple hours kinda sticking to the clubman lines and avoiding squeezes between rocks. The different balance and feel of the bike, the...
Forum: Trials 02-28-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By thegraydog
Dad is the minder - the minder fixes the flat. ...

Dad is the minder - the minder fixes the flat.
The whole Roper clan is top-drawer. Todd and Keith are both great coaches and dads, and their kids respond accordingly. Watching Todd as minder,...
Forum: Trials 02-09-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By thegraydog
There was one (of the EM bikes) at the Gila...

There was one (of the EM bikes) at the Gila Trials yesterday. Watched it ridden on the novice line, and it seemed to accelerate and steer as expected. I meant to bum a ride on it; maybe next time.
Forum: Trials 02-06-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By thegraydog
The rider did not seem to be suffering from the...

The rider did not seem to be suffering from the wheelie, because he intended it. The problem is when you intend to tag the pipe with the front wheel but miss, and the rear wheel contact whips the...
Forum: Trials 02-06-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By thegraydog
Seven years of trials, three electric bike...

Seven years of trials, three electric bike sightings (two of them Hannah's!), no fires yet! :lol3
Forum: Trials 01-29-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,199
Posted By thegraydog
this is explicitly understood here in CAT: it...

this is explicitly understood here in CAT: it has to be the rider's bike that dislodges the marker. Even a dab on the marker? I think that would be no penalty...
Forum: Trials 01-16-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,433
Posted By thegraydog
Wipe on, brother Brewtus! :rofl

Wipe on, brother Brewtus! :rofl
Forum: Trials 01-15-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,433
Posted By thegraydog
Married to a schoolteacher, obviously....

Married to a schoolteacher, obviously....
Forum: Trials 01-13-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,948
Posted By thegraydog
Cmon Brewtus -- it's a nine mile long...

Cmon Brewtus -- it's a nine mile long intermediate section. I can't imagine riding it on an orange bike.

Mung, let's pick a date. I rode it solo, early on an August morning, on the long way to...
Forum: Trials 01-11-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,800
Posted By thegraydog
We finished after dark on Friday. Bret's new Ossa...

We finished after dark on Friday. Bret's new Ossa has an LED headlight which looked very stylish. I doubt he could see anything with it, but we could see him!
Forum: Trials 01-10-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,793
Posted By thegraydog
Way to step up, Brewtus! Want me to come over a...

Way to step up, Brewtus! Want me to come over a day early and ribbon it out with you ?:lol3
Forum: Trials 01-08-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,793
Posted By thegraydog
Hmmm --- On Arizona terrain it's harder to find...

Hmmm --- On Arizona terrain it's harder to find the beginner lines. A given rockpile will have several intermediate possibilities, but trying to weave the beginners through without being insulting...
Forum: Trials 01-07-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,793
Posted By thegraydog
The Sr Am line sounds tailored for Gary Wing, and...

The Sr Am line sounds tailored for Gary Wing, and any club lucky enough to have him would designate a class to suit.

Donnie's rule #1.

Agreed, lineaway. Ability, not age/gender...
Forum: Trials 01-06-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 397,772
Posted By thegraydog
How'd you ever break a transmission? Dood, it...

How'd you ever break a transmission? Dood, it was you.
You are gonna get a reputation...
Forum: Trials 01-06-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,793
Posted By thegraydog
Mung, kind words indeed. There was twelve feet of...

Mung, kind words indeed. There was twelve feet of that whole trials that had me palpitating, not quite straight up. A kind young expert talked me through it, rode it a couple times for me, and so I...
Forum: Trials 01-05-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 397,772
Posted By thegraydog
For a guy living in the middle of the Navajo...

For a guy living in the middle of the Navajo lands, it's hard to justify a twelve hour road trip to ride on some red rocks. But it's always on my maybe list.

As my daughter says, that's clear to...
Forum: Trials 01-05-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,793
Posted By thegraydog
Well, I got something to say to that. I've...

Well, I got something to say to that.

I've always thought trials is trials, and if they set something I can't ride, that's still trials, and on me to wave off.

This year has been the first in...
Forum: Trials 01-04-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,793
Posted By thegraydog
Yeah, at club scale the problems grow. We were...

Yeah, at club scale the problems grow. We were doing it with maybe ten riders in three classes, so we all just took turns.
In practice I usually do this, though. Drop-in rights become climbing...
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