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Old 12-11-2007, 08:35 PM   #361
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I did get out this last Sunday. i went to Rabbit Creek, just south of Hemmingway. It was cold but having the right gear made it bearable and the riding was enjoyable. The ground conditions were mixed. Some areas muddy, snowy, sandy, soft dirt, frozen, icy rocks, but for the most part very rideable. As IdahoSkiGuy says, this is a great time to work in the shop. However, with each new mod, I must get in a ride to check it out! I love it!
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:06 PM   #362
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No need to garage the bike:





If I weren't stripping the KLR apart this winter, I'd be on a set of these.



Unless you wanted to go super-hard-core and go with one of these:













Of even a paddle-tire set up.











There are all kinds of bad ideas to participate in, in the winter wonderland of motorcycling.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:36 PM   #363
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Dear Motorcycle Gang members,

Anybody have interest in riding motorcycles tomorrow ? I do.

Little Gem , the Great Southern Desert, Danskin (Probably out).

Any of you guys hunters ? Maybe a chukar slaying ride ? Anybody got a kennel we can strap to my bike ?

Seriously, Let's ride.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:03 PM   #364
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Dude, who rides on a Friday?

Work, 'eh?

How about Saturday after the HT tech day? I'd be up for Little Gem...?
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:59 PM   #365
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:32 AM   #366
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Dude, who rides on a Friday?

Work, 'eh?

How about Saturday after the HT tech day? I'd be up for Little Gem...?
I'm gonna try to make the tech day...
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:43 AM   #367
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Anybody have interest in riding motorcycles tomorrow ? I do.

Little Gem , the Great Southern Desert, Danskin (Probably out).

Any of you guys hunters ? Maybe a chukar slaying ride ? Anybody got a kennel we can strap to my bike ?

Seriously, Let's ride.
I've got the day off and would LOVE to ride, but, as luck would have it, I'm sick.
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:35 AM   #368
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Dude, who rides on a Friday?

Work, 'eh?

How about Saturday after the HT tech day? I'd be up for Little Gem...?
Everybody who's anybody rides Fridays ! Duh. Anyway, I'm headin' down to Dallas tomorrow to pick up a car. I may take the scenic route home North. Went through NM, AZ, UT last time.

As far as the weather, I thought I was going to park my bike for serious maintenance but I've been just knocking out projects one at a time and riding at least a little every day.

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Old 12-14-2007, 09:54 AM   #369
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Everybody who's anybody rides Fridays ! Duh.
Oh, my bad.

Have a nice trip, though, and stay safe.

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brrrrrrr:
Dude... no colder than sledding?! And thousands of folks sled each winter...



I'd love to convince someone to put 1/2 studs on thier bike and go ride the hardpack with me... but I don't think anyone out there is nutty enough in our area. I know, I know... someone is going to point out that motorcycling is a summer sport. But hundreds of riders north of us disagree.

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Old 12-14-2007, 10:12 AM   #370
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Anybody got a stud gun ?
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:10 PM   #371
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I'd love to convince someone to put 1/2 studs on thier bike and go ride the hardpack with me... but I don't think anyone out there is nutty enough in our area.


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Old 12-14-2007, 03:38 PM   #372
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Anybody got a stud gun ?
I've been researching them lately. They'll run about $200-300 for a set-up with the studs included (used), for a good one.

I won't likey do it this year because my KLR will be in pieces by New Years, and will take a while to get back together. But next year, I think I'm going to do it. I've also thought about getting another set of rims for my XT and putting studded tires on the other rims...
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Old 12-14-2007, 03:59 PM   #373
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I'd love to convince someone to put 1/2 studs on thier bike and go ride the hardpack with me... but I don't think anyone out there is nutty enough in our area.
I bet you wouldn't have to try as hard as you should have to to convince me...
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:04 PM   #374
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These are the tires I'm looking at studding. Kenda Trak Master II's.






I really like the idea of these, because you could pull them back out at the end of the season and still use the knobbies for summer riding (or save them for the next winter season). No stud gun requried, and they'll last much longer than ice screws.



Self-Tapping Carbide Tire Studs




















Here is a report of someone going Coast to Coast in Canada - in the winter:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...+Canada+winter




These guys are my hero's. Take the time to check out their pics. It was 2 degrees for this ride:
http://www.vegasphotographics.com/ga...1591#109932994
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:54 PM   #375
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The three stooges went out this afternoon, after the HT tech day. Our intention was to go the the desert to stay dry and out of the white stuff. As per usual, though, it turned into a 'Ryan Ride'. within a few miles.






Heath and I took turns testing the soft snow ~ Kyle skipped that part.





It was an inpromptu ride, so nobody had a camera - had to use the phone, so sorry for the crummy quality.

It was 'reasonalbe' traction (for being snow, and all), as long as we stayed where it was less and ankle deep. My little spill was when it got about ankle deep, and I got lazy trying to get out of a rut.

The studs or ice screws would have been nice today.
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