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Old 01-21-2013, 10:34 AM   #5071
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:53 AM   #5072
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At least in my neck of the woods, a fail while riding can lead to an actual need of survival/recovery gear. Much but not all of our ADV riding, around here, is in areas that paid (say AMA or AAA) recovery is a pipedream. If you have a way to call them (cell signal is weak in the forest) You tell them where you are and they laugh till you hang up. So a buddy helps, or if solo, you get yourself out.
Sounds like you should look at something like a Spot locator beacon. http://international.findmespot.com/
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:06 AM   #5073
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Sounds like you should look at something like a Spot locator beacon. http://international.findmespot.com/
I definitely have. But the cost is a bit much. If I was doing long trips it'd be a must. If solo, and going off the beaten path everyone should let a family member or buddy know where they're off to, just in case.

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I KNEW IT!

Whenever I ride someones bike w/ panniers in an offroad setting, I invariably run one into the back of my leg.
This was an adjustment for me. Went from a 400 Enduro to the tiger and it happened a few times. The worst experience is if you try to dap in heavy ruts or rocky terrain and your ends up between the bag and the alternatively elevated surroundings!

It just taught me to Keep feet on pegs, stand more, and generally you never know they are there.

You get used to them being there really.

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or you fall alot.
This also isn't too uncommon . But I promise when it does, it usually means the risk was worth it. (note this is more likely to happen offroad, not dirtroad). Ya gotta realize many "county roads" in Appalachia invariably turn into mud covered quad trails and such. Once they get kinda nasty you usually don't want to backtrack out without at least trying to get through. It may take me a couple tries, but I promise to be entertaining in the interim.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #5074
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Alberta 2012
That is absolutely gorgeous, meaning the bike AND the road. Happy tiger worth quoting
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:52 AM   #5075
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I leave my bags on all the time because its easier.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:15 AM   #5076
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I leave my bags on all the time because its easier.


I've always found drunk uncles to be more concise :)
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:26 AM   #5077
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Finally slow enough at work to post a pic of my beast.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #5078
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Finally slow enough at work to post a pic of my beast.
Bit slippy with that road rubber eh nice in white
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:29 PM   #5079
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Bit slippy with that road rubber eh nice in white
Yeah. We started down one road I didn't think I would get back up without some help. Had to do a lot of foot paddling but made it. The tires did better than I expected, but I am looking forward to wearing them out and getting some treas on there that I won't have to worry about where I go. The Wolfman bags make paddling and dabbing with the feet safe and easy.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:40 PM   #5080
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Yeah. We started down one road I didn't think I would get back up without some help. Had to do a lot of foot paddling but made it. The tires did better than I expected, but I am looking forward to wearing them out and getting some treas on there that I won't have to worry about where I go. The Wolfman bags make paddling and dabbing with the feet safe and easy.
If you have the Bridgestones it will be awhile before you wear them out. I finally squared the rear tire enough to convence myself I needed new shoes. Boy what a difference more aggressive tires make!
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:55 PM   #5081
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Beer, tiger and music. Who needs much else? She is kind and patient and can take some rough stuff (nudge nudge wink wink). Doesn't bitch, but she does get jealous...she's pretty demanding of my time.

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Old 01-29-2013, 02:20 PM   #5082
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:42 AM   #5083
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Nice pic. Let me borrow that bike for a month, I'll get those tires wore down for you.



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Yeah. We started down one road I didn't think I would get back up without some help. Had to do a lot of foot paddling but made it. The tires did better than I expected, but I am looking forward to wearing them out and getting some treas on there that I won't have to worry about where I go. The Wolfman bags make paddling and dabbing with the feet safe and easy.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:37 AM   #5084
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:38 AM   #5085
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She's a BEAUTY! It looks like she has a couple of sisters in the garage.Congrats on a really nice looking girlie.
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