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Old 10-10-2012, 06:11 PM   #11
manfromthestix
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Originally Posted by Alleycatdad View Post
Hoo boy! This:

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Oh, and if a particular route isn't working out, it isn't likely to START working out later on.

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reminds me of more than one dumb thing I've done....

S
Yup, this struck me as The Lesson. I have lots of personal experience with the truth in that statement. Glad you made it out OK! I ride 99% solo and have scared myself a few times pretty badly, but always had at least survival gear with me.

I've ridden for almost 50 years now and the best advice I could ever give is use the right tool for the job. I LOVE my GS, but it's not a dirt bike. In its proper element, it's the best bike I've ever owned. Out of it's element, it's a big pig. I've owned 90's, 100's, 125's, 250's, 650's etc. and they all had their place and function. My next bike is going to be either a WR250R (or maybe the WR450), then we'll get into the real dirt!

Doug
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