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Forum: Trials 02-09-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
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, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
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, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
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, 12:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,704
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, 07:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,045
Posted By thegraydog
Wipe on, brother Brewtus! :rofl

Wipe on, brother Brewtus! :rofl
Forum: Trials 01-15-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,045
Posted By thegraydog
Married to a schoolteacher, obviously....

Married to a schoolteacher, obviously....
Forum: Trials 01-13-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,600
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, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,605
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, 09:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,263
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,263
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, 05:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,263
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, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,932
Views: 373,761
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, 07:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,263
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, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2,932
Views: 373,761
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, 07:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,263
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, 07:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,263
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...
Forum: Trials 01-04-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,932
Views: 373,761
Posted By thegraydog
Where at, Gordy? Lovely...

Where at, Gordy? Lovely...
Forum: Trials 01-03-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,263
Posted By thegraydog
And so it goes. The trade for terrain now closed...

And so it goes. The trade for terrain now closed is terrain to go sniff out, I guess. Iky and I were talking this afternoon about his projects out to the north, hundred mile loops with the XR on...
Forum: Trials 01-03-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,263
Posted By thegraydog
Good stuff, Bronco. I have set sections up the...

Good stuff, Bronco. I have set sections up the hill, around the whatever, and back down out through the same gate as entry. I was told that's a keyhole. Pretty easy on the checkers.

While we're...
Forum: Trials 01-03-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,312
Posted By thegraydog
Thanks to all for helping raise my knucklehead...

Thanks to all for helping raise my knucklehead son. We rode a couple miles of tracks into the snow this afternoon, overjoyed to be alive in the winter sun of 2015 with two running bikes. Shoulda...
Forum: Trials 12-30-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,050
Posted By thegraydog
beautiful, thanks!

beautiful, thanks!
Forum: Trials 12-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,263
Posted By thegraydog
Reviewing your new original post: Yes, the...

Reviewing your new original post:

Yes, the committee approach can be counterproductive. And some sites just have a lovely line, while others have great features but are hard to string together.
...
Forum: Trials 12-30-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,263
Posted By thegraydog
Brewtus: 7A: wonder if anybody is going to...

Brewtus:
7A: wonder if anybody is going to show up. Do I have the wrong weekend?


Fairly early in my trials career the club let DerViking and me set a trials, because we persuaded the USFS to...
Forum: Trials 12-30-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,932
Views: 373,761
Posted By thegraydog
Doesn't the sprocket go on the left side, where...

Doesn't the sprocket go on the left side, where the chain is? :rofl

Yep, you busted it. So are your sprocket bolts loose?
Forum: Trials 12-29-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,932
Views: 373,761
Posted By thegraydog
First rate posts from Gordy and SCExpat! ...

First rate posts from Gordy and SCExpat!

Thanks, happy new year!

Did you really bust the hub too, Gordy?

SCEx, that is front page material.
Forum: Trials 12-28-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,050
Posted By thegraydog
JB got unlucky, or maybe fixated. I've had two...

JB got unlucky, or maybe fixated. I've had two occasions to blaze off into the desert when the road went elsewhere, as I assume has everyone reading this. Remember the footage of Lance Armstrong...
Forum: Trials 12-18-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,095
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: 64
Views: 5,050
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: 17,566
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: 1,661
Views: 126,639
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: 126
Views: 15,592
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: 156
Views: 20,346
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: 156
Views: 20,346
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: 105,144
Views: 20,855,105
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: 105,144
Views: 20,855,105
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: 105,144
Views: 20,855,105
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: 105,144
Views: 20,855,105
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: 156
Views: 20,346
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: 1,837
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: 1,837
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...
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