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Old 07-07-2011, 01:51 PM   #33
markbvt
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Location: Georgia, Vermont (that's one town, not two states)
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Originally Posted by Guyver View Post
Every man can do as he wants with his own toys; so I'm not criticizing....but, I'm trying to figure out why someone would want to spend 12 or 13 grand on a brand new high performance riding machine and then take it out to thrash it?

I mean, for 2500 bucks you could get something like this that's actually better for that job, and then you (or at least I wouldn't) mind if it got stuck, dropped, scratched, thrashed, or broken.
Yeah, but riding that $2500 beater single 1000 miles on pavement to get to the remote dirt roads/trails you want to ride is a lot less fun than riding the XC on those trails.

If I want to play in the dirt locally, yeah, I'll take my XR650L. If I want to go ride the Trans-Lab or the Trans-Taiga or something, the XC is going to be the bike for the job.

--mark
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