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Old 09-21-2010, 07:30 PM   #16516
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It's like meeting an old friend.

Well the Dakar has been sitting on the lift in the shop for far too long. Mostly because I have had other bikes to ride and life has been too busy. So over the last couple of weeks I have tried to spend a little time here and there and give it some attention. I buttoned everything up this afternoon and went for a ride.

New tires, chain, sprockets, brakes, full service.

I must say that is one sweet bike. Now the clutch cable needs to come for the KTM so I can ride them back to back.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:32 PM   #16517
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That will be useful for sure. I need help with the slow stuff. When I get scared, I always speed up with the obvious consequences.

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Did it a couple years back. Lots of fun. More about going slow and controlling the bike than blasting down the road trying to catch Crane and those other go fast boys. Be ready for a clutch hand workout.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:47 AM   #16518
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My wife got me an Off Road class at the BMW Performance Center as a birthday gift. Anyone ever done it? Is it a cheesy infomercial or will they learn me something? I guess she was tired of me coming home with stories of crashing my bike. I tried to explain to her that the better I am at riding the MORE likely I am to get into trouble.
I almost worked up there when I was in SC. 2 of my friends are/were instructors. It's much more fundamentals on heavier bikes. It will be beneficial, but not the same as a trip to say Brushy Mountain.
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:01 AM   #16519
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Howdy from SF DOGS

It doesn't seem like it'd be so but this is thumper paradise. Big hills and big transitions means wheelie potential like crazy! Virtually all the bikes I've seen have been supermotos or adventure stuff--big thumbs up!

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Scooter trash outside the Moscone center


Finally found a beer on day 1. (It took a day to find out where the good bars are. There are LOTS of them.)


Already past the rockies, and awesome riding as far as you can see...


From the hotel room each morning I can an awesome pic with the bay hidden in the background


Best of all, the high's going to be in the low 60s today.

(Oh, and Frank out here no one would make fun of your 'stache )

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Old 09-22-2010, 09:20 AM   #16520
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It doesn't seem like it'd be so but this is thumper paradise. Big hills and big transitions means wheelie potential like crazy! Virtually all the bikes I've seen have been supermotos or adventure stuff--big thumbs up!

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Already past the rockies, and awesome riding as far as you can see...


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I hope you've got some good suspension, that's huge air you're catching.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:18 AM   #16521
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One more. A lonely 950 at Subterranean Cycles (?)



I'm walking distance from Munroe Motors, Scuderia, KTMTwins, etc.,
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:45 PM   #16522
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Any DOGS going to this?

http://www.knobbies.org/Site/Rally.html
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:14 PM   #16523
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My wife got me an Off Road class at the BMW Performance Center as a birthday gift. Anyone ever done it? Is it a cheesy infomercial or will they learn me something? I guess she was tired of me coming home with stories of crashing my bike. I tried to explain to her that the better I am at riding the MORE likely I am to get into trouble.
Hey Josh, I took the "instruction lite" course thru the moa last year. Lots of fun and I took it on the ST! Camel humps, and ruts where the most benificial thing I got out of it, but the sand pit was pretty fun. Ray is a really awesome instructor and rider, billy and gabe are good guys as well. You'll have fun, just make sure to try everything. A lot of people opt out of the sand pit and the lake, not sure why? It's a training course, you will fall, thats the point! Have fun, you're wife is pretty rad!

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Old 09-22-2010, 05:07 PM   #16524
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Am I missing something?

Dood, you may wanna double check that date.



How ya been, Greg?


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Old 09-22-2010, 08:29 PM   #16525
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Am I missing something?

Dood, you may wanna double check that date.



How ya been, Greg?




The way i am reading the date the thing is this weekend.
Please correct me if i am wrong.

Maybe i am in some kind of weird ass time warp.

Or maybe you have a sick sense of humor and you just want to see the confused and dazed look i have on my face right now.



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Old 09-22-2010, 08:39 PM   #16526
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The way i am reading the date the thing is this weekend.
Please correct me if i am wrong.

Maybe i am in some kind of weird ass time warp.

Or maybe you have a sick sense of humor and you just want to see the confused and dazed look i have on my face right now.



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Yeah...this weekend!

Don't you remember what else is this weekend!?!?


PARTY BOSStm's Mini Rally @ The Cabin Sept 23-26

Be there!
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:09 PM   #16527
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Yeah...this weekend!

Don't you remember what else is this weekend!?!?


PARTY BOSStm's Mini Rally @ The Cabin Sept 23-26

Be there!
That sounds good to.

What time yall heading out Friday?
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:08 AM   #16528
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HEADS UP! 2500 Bicycles in North Georgia Mountains on Sunday

If you're planning to ride in the North GA mountains this Sunday (Sept 26) be aware that you'll be sharing it with an estimated 2500 bicycles (plus lots of support vehicles) due to the Six Gap Bike Ride.

Riders will depart from Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega (HWY 19/60N) at 7:30am. Areas affected early in the morning will be Camp Wahsega, Black Mountain Road and US19. Midday route will affect HWY 180 and HWY 75/ALT 75 and Richard Russell. Late in the day the riders travel HWY 180, HWY 60 near Suches, Stone Pile Gap Road, Yahoola Road, Black Mountain Road and Camp Wahsega.

Complete details can be found online in the Dahlonega Nugget at http://www.thedahloneganugget.com/ar...s%20sunday.txt
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:19 AM   #16529
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Sounds like a good day to stay on the dirt.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:22 AM   #16530
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Hey Josh, I took the "instruction lite" course thru the moa last year. Lots of fun
Is that ST and G/S yet? How is that going?

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Sounds like a good day to stay on the dirt.
That's everyday right?
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