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Old 07-19-2011, 05:04 AM   #38386
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You bet, we have bad riding in and around Muskingum County

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Old 07-19-2011, 12:47 PM   #38387
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The worse thing to do is ride a bike that will wear you out. Poor suspension will beat you to death. Horsepower can work both ways, too little and you struggle on the big hills, too much and you spend more energy holding on than riding. Can't remember how tall you are but a bike with an e-start might be beneficial even if it does add a few pounds. Someone mentioned the number of big thumpers out there with riders who couldn't re-start them.
Worse thing to do was not go

I knew this instinctively - now I'm intimately acquainted. The suspension was way soft, the tires wouldnt hook up and gearing sucked, powers not the best. Magic Button worked every time. I'd ridden the bike at Tar Hollow and some other rides. If I'd known what I was getting into at ZTR - I'd brought something other than a knife to a gun-fight. Hell the TTR woulda been light years ahead - but all the TTR riders look alike.

Was still fun - since I know the score I'll bring something more appropriate *cough* Beta *cough* ... next time. I'm a masochist tho.
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:35 PM   #38388
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but all the TTR riders look alike.


Actually, I've seen a few TTR's at the organized DS rides...last year there were three of us at Bootleg. One of the guys had a '99 that had 33,000 on it and it was still running like a top, he and I rode several sections together and everyone he passed I'd hear him yell "TTR's RULE!" and look back at me and laugh.

This year I was the only one in the field. They probably traded theirs in on a pricey, fast, great-handling Ktoom that broke down.

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:32 PM   #38389
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Saw several loaded up BMW guys going east on I-70 this AM, all geared up and riding in the rain, they were spread over 10-12 miles, not in a group.

Sat on a Honda CRF 230L, very nice, I could flat foot it. It felt like sitting on a mountain bike. Seems like it would fun.
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:15 PM   #38390
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Actually, I've seen a few TTR's at the organized DS rides...last year there were three of us at Bootleg. One of the guys had a '99 that had 33,000 on it and it was still running like a top, he and I rode several sections together and everyone he passed I'd hear him yell "TTR's RULE!" and look back at me and laugh.

This year I was the only one in the field. They probably traded theirs in on a pricey, fast, great-handling Ktoom that broke down.

Well, remember that video I took of you? Well, unless you have a 44" waist with dunlaps disease and a 3 digit number on your bike, I was chasing the wrong Yamaha

Now I know why I never caught back up to you
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:25 PM   #38391
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Sat on a Honda CRF 230L, very nice, I could flat foot it. It felt like sitting on a mountain bike. Seems like it would fun.
I know a guy who has one and he really likes it but he's almost to short to flat foot it. So I don't know how great the power is but suspension seems to keep him happy.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:47 PM   #38392
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Sat on a Honda CRF 230L, very nice, I could flat foot it. It felt like sitting on a mountain bike. Seems like it would fun.
Second bike for more off roady stuff in your future?

Bruceride, heard your radio ad on 100.3. Sounded good! If I was in the market for a car I'd see you!
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:15 PM   #38393
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Second bike for more off roady stuff in your future?
Probably more correct to say second bike for gravely roads.

I've never met the Bruceride, but I often see him on a banner ad on the TR or WHIZ website first thing in the morning.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:28 PM   #38394
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I also know that many of you FFs aren't hockey fans, but this should help get the puckheads among us get through the next 11 weeks.
The Kings? Why the Kings? I guess it is a little tough to find CBJ highlights.


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Old 07-19-2011, 07:32 PM   #38395
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The Kings? Why the Kings? I guess it is a little tough to find CBJ highlights.


But there's Wisniewski to look forward to this year.



I went to a fight, and a hockey game broke out.

Does anyone give a crap about the actual game? I mean, it's soccer on ice so I can see the hesitance in getting too excited about all that....but both times I went to a hockey game the only standing ovations I saw was when two big block-headed Canadians starting mauling each other.

Seems they could save a lot on the refrigeration, the Zamboni rental, etc and just put some straw down on the ground and let the white guys pound on each other. I'd watch that.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:38 PM   #38396
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Sorry, it just looked so............ British. Darn KTM riders all in black and orange look alike after a while. If you gotten the Yamaha I could recognize you easier, Orange on Blue
That's one thing about Hondas. You can always tell model years by the color scheme changes and the "Bold New Graphics".
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:59 PM   #38397
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Does anyone give a crap about the actual game? I mean, it's soccer on ice so I can see the hesitance in getting too excited about all that....but both times I went to a hockey game the only standing ovations I saw was when two big block-headed Canadians starting mauling each other.

It's a lot like NASCAR in that respect. The majority of people watch it to see a big wreck/fight.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:59 PM   #38398
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That's one thing about Hondas. You can always tell model years by the color scheme changes and the "Bold New Graphics".
Just like KLRs
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:04 PM   #38399
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Does anyone give a crap about the actual game? I mean, it's soccer on ice so I can see the hesitance in getting too excited about all that....but both times I went to a hockey game the only standing ovations I saw was when two big block-headed Canadians starting mauling each other.

Seems they could save a lot on the refrigeration, the Zamboni rental, etc and just put some straw down on the ground and let the white guys pound on each other. I'd watch that.
I sort of did when I lived in NY, but cheering for hockey in Ohio is like cheering for a Ohio Down hill ski team or Olympic sail boat team from Ohio. Unless it's someone you know who's playing it makes it hard to support. Besides what sport is there other than OSU football?
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:11 PM   #38400
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I sort of did when I lived in NY, but cheering for hockey in Ohio is like cheering for a Ohio Down hill ski team or Olympic sail boat team from Ohio. Unless it's someone you know who's playing it makes it hard to support. Besides what sport is there other than OSU football?




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