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Old 04-07-2013, 03:36 PM   #736
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I will be spending the day watching my wife (beginner rider), ride her new bike in a big parking lot. She has taken the MSF basic rider course and did very well.
She is starting to get use to the bike and build some confidence. She is not ready for city streets and traffic yet. Maybe I can convince her to take a short ride around Draper Lake.
What bike is she riding?
A circuit or more around Draper sounds like a good training exercise. Good road, almost no traffic.


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Old 04-07-2013, 03:54 PM   #737
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:54 PM   #738
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I read this from the Huffington Post today. Number 1 over rated city in the world, Austin.

Drum roll, please, for this legend in its own mind, a mildly entertaining university town and state capital with fever dreams of greatness, a city whose entire purpose for breathing is to not be like everything else around it. When you're trying to set yourself apart from a place as large and as bold as Texas, you have to work really, really hard. Which could explain why everyone walks around here looking so stressed. Sprawling Austin is one of those unfortunate places that seems really smashing on paper. And then one ruins things by going. You have now been advised.

This is sooo true. I still love visiting my old friends after living there for 25 years but glad I don't. It is not easy to be trendy 24/7. I must be reacting to my time there by not wanting to be trendy at all and hang out with you guys.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:31 AM   #739
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I read this from the Huffington Post today. Number 1 over rated city in the world, Austin.

Drum roll, please, for this legend in its own mind, a mildly entertaining university town and state capital with fever dreams of greatness, a city whose entire purpose for breathing is to not be like everything else around it. When you're trying to set yourself apart from a place as large and as bold as Texas, you have to work really, really hard. Which could explain why everyone walks around here looking so stressed. Sprawling Austin is one of those unfortunate places that seems really smashing on paper. And then one ruins things by going. You have now been advised.

This is sooo true. I still love visiting my old friends after living there for 25 years but glad I don't. It is not easy to be trendy 24/7. I must be reacting to my time there by not wanting to be trendy at all and hang out with you guys.
That's nothing new, it's all because Austin is built around that real uppity school


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Old 04-09-2013, 08:21 PM   #740
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That's nothing new, it's all because Austin is built around that real uppity school


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Old 04-11-2013, 04:10 PM   #741
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http://www.amaprolive.com/rr/dvr/

just found out the Daytona 200 is posted. takin a bike break to watch it right now.

Who better to share it with than Scott Russel. it is great to see him back on camera with the color.

I think AMA pro is my favorite series. low budgets and hungry riders, love it.

where there any survivors from Arkansas?
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:32 PM   #742
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I knew you were a "can't get off the couch" aggie..

Hey, I'm retired, I don't have time to sit on the couch any more. To busy riding or being a MotoGP race marshall.


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Old 04-11-2013, 05:12 PM   #743
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finished the upgrades on the R-1. made final adjustments to the fuel map today.

ready to drive to TWS tomorrow. gates open at 6:00 pm and i want to get a paddock slot for the weekend. I cant wait to hang out with my fellow low rent track rats.
New race plastics, dunlop race tires, penske rear shock, ktech front cartridges, new clipons, stainless brake lines thruout and fresh galfer pads. lots of changes and i cant wait to shake the bike down.


I am really thinking hard about cutting a chunk of the belly pan out and putting the kick stand back on. It is a real pain without it.

weighed the box I threw everything into during the winter and it is about 60 lbs lighter. If I go out with the intention of riding like an old lady I will probably be going at my race pace. Every brain is different, mine needs to be told constantly to start slow then taper off, that keeps me a little below my limit. My secret to track days, lay back for the first laps and let the squids hit the weeds. A few go off the track the first few turns every time without fail. Gives me a chance to warm the tires up and get a feel for the day. I did a test lap around the block and lit the rear tire up, the bike wasn't even on the pipe at about 4k rpms.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:49 PM   #744
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Just Moved to Edmond from out of state

I have just retired and moved to Edmond from Silly Cone Valley in order to be able to pay rent and squeeze an occasional meal out of my meager SS check.
Needless to say I'm old enough to remember when the Dead Sea was just feeling poorly but want to regain some long lost dirt skills. Is there some dirt/gravel roads or a riding area where a snail slow rider can ride without getting run over by the go-fasters?
I'd also like to meet some riders and swap a few war stories.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:05 AM   #745
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welcome to the OKC metro. We get together once a month or so.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:16 AM   #746
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I have just retired and moved to Edmond from Silly Cone Valley in order to be able to pay rent and squeeze an occasional meal out of my meager SS check.
Needless to say I'm old enough to remember when the Dead Sea was just feeling poorly but want to regain some long lost dirt skills. Is there some dirt/gravel roads or a riding area where a snail slow rider can ride without getting run over by the go-fasters?
I'd also like to meet some riders and swap a few war stories.
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Welcome, you're in the right place.
Check out the Draper Lake riding area on the southeast side of OKC.

http://www.lakedraper.com/off-road.php

There are always riders there on weekends, but rarely large crowds so not a lot of traffic on the trails, and the fast guys are courteous toward slower riders.
For more dirt roads and longer "adventure" check out the Oklahoma Adventure Trail, OAT.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836706

Put a note up here if you want company on any ride, fair chance someone will go with you.


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Old 04-12-2013, 07:59 AM   #747
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http://www.amaprolive.com/rr/dvr/

just found out the Daytona 200 is posted. takin a bike break to watch it right now.

Who better to share it with than Scott Russel. it is great to see him back on camera with the color.

I think AMA pro is my favorite series. low budgets and hungry riders, love it.

where there any survivors from Arkansas?
That's a great link. Thanks for posting it! I'm not going to get a thing done today......
Oh, and have fun at the races!!!!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:05 AM   #748
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I have just retired and moved to Edmond from Silly Cone Valley in order to be able to pay rent and squeeze an occasional meal out of my meager SS check.
Needless to say I'm old enough to remember when the Dead Sea was just feeling poorly but want to regain some long lost dirt skills. Is there some dirt/gravel roads or a riding area where a snail slow rider can ride without getting run over by the go-fasters?
I'd also like to meet some riders and swap a few war stories.
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Howdy, from a fellow Edmondian. I too have a Road King, and a 1200GS for the dirt/gravel roads. Looking forward to meeting you.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:14 AM   #749
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Thanks for the quick replies & info. I look forward to meeting you all.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:33 AM   #750
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I have just retired and moved to Edmond from Silly Cone Valley in order to be able to pay rent and squeeze an occasional meal out of my meager SS check.
Needless to say I'm old enough to remember when the Dead Sea was just feeling poorly but want to regain some long lost dirt skills. Is there some dirt/gravel roads or a riding area where a snail slow rider can ride without getting run over by the go-fasters?
I'd also like to meet some riders and swap a few war stories.
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my dad is in chula vista, ca. I've been telling him he needs to do the same thing. welcome to oklahoma.
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