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Old 03-02-2013, 09:50 PM   #1638
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Location: socorro NM 505-five five zero-2583
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Originally Posted by val4215 View Post

Went to Santa Rosa yesterday. Beautiful day, no other riders. :-( (found I have no phone reception out as well, not a smart thing to do, ride alone and not be able to call for help if I break something on me)
I was given a section last Sunday to practice on. In about 30 runs, cleared clean only once. Learned a bunch about proper tire pressure i think. I was running 7 pounds in front and 4 in the rear. Front end would stop dead when encountering a rock in a full lock turn. Rear tire would stop the bike in a slow maneuver when it would hit a small rock. Raise both pressures to 10 psi, so much better for this noob. Tires would actually roll over the obstacles.
if you ride alone buy a SPOT

and for your riding try that Ryan Young DVD
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