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Old 04-11-2012, 06:54 AM   #47296
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[QUOTE=BigOhio;18429224]Nice video, not enough film of me pulling wheelies, jumping ravines, climbing rocks, etc. but I guess we just have all the fun at the back of the pack.

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lol, I think Bob passed me several times just so he could be in the video more.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:19 AM   #47297
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Leave the 950 at home then?
YES!

I was really wishing I was on something lighter than my 400 RXC when I went down for it. If you are going to make the drive, I'd go for both days. It is based out of the KOA and getting one of their little cabins is worth it, especially if it rains. They might be all sold out by now, though. We got absolutely drenched in 2010 and having a dry place with a porch at night was great.

Some of the enduro loops are definitely A loops. Twice, the sweep crew caught me and helped me throug a section. On the first day they caught up to a group of about ten of us trying to make it up a nasty climb. On day two, we got a late start after sleeping through the riders meeting and still needing to swap tubes in my rear tire The sweep crew pulled out a couple minutes behind us. They caught up to me near the end of the day on a nasty, slick, off camber section where I kept sliding down into trees and a creek with a bunch of deadfall in it. We missed the last hard section because they strongly suggested that I not take it.

On day two they had to skip a bunch of the sections because they were flooded.

They also ran into a surprise enforcement from the forest service who turned up along the route to make sure that the bikes were legally plated. It was a dualsport checkpoint in the woods where a trail section crossed a road. If you go, make sure you are legal.

Here is a good, but long video of the 2010 ride.
http://contour.com/stories/renfro-valley-dual-sport-ride

If this ride is still being run when I get another off road bike, I'm going again for sure.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:32 AM   #47298
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Nice video, not enough film of me pulling wheelies, jumping ravines, climbing rocks, etc. but I guess we just have all the fun at the back of the pack.



lol, I think Bob passed me several times just so he could be in the video more.
Passing - you know what they say, if you ain't the lead sled dog, the scenery never changes. . .

Nice video - I thought the soundtrack fit well. The trails look more cobby in the vid than I remember - it was a great ride! Good temp, I'll take wet over dust anytime. Light up that back wheel!

Luke, put a knobby on that pig! It is designed to destroy tires - it's the price of doin' bidness. Roger, thanks for putting the time into the editing - good job, thanks Luke for being Trail Boss! Might need to work in a gas stop, I got back with about a pint left, but I could've have gassed in South Bloomingville.

Let's do it again (soon!).
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:36 AM   #47299
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YES!

I was really wishing I was on something lighter than my 400 RXC when I went down for it. If you are going to make the drive, I'd go for both days. It is based out of the KOA and getting one of their little cabins is worth it, especially if it rains. They might be all sold out by now, though. We got absolutely drenched in 2010 and having a dry place with a porch at night was great.

Some of the enduro loops are definitely A loops. Twice, the sweep crew caught me and helped me throug a section. On the first day they caught up to a group of about ten of us trying to make it up a nasty climb. On day two, we got a late start after sleeping through the riders meeting and still needing to swap tubes in my rear tire The sweep crew pulled out a couple minutes behind us. They caught up to me near the end of the day on a nasty, slick, off camber section where I kept sliding down into trees and a creek with a bunch of deadfall in it. We missed the last hard section because they strongly suggested that I not take it.

On day two they had to skip a bunch of the sections because they were flooded.

They also ran into a surprise enforcement from the forest service who turned up along the route to make sure that the bikes were legally plated. It was a dualsport checkpoint in the woods where a trail section crossed a road. If you go, make sure you are legal.

Here is a good, but long video of the 2010 ride.
http://contour.com/stories/renfro-valley-dual-sport-ride

If this ride is still being run when I get another off road bike, I'm going again for sure.
I rode it about 6 times. Being a loner,I always left in the middle of the riders meeting to get out front of everyone. One year when I arrived at lunch I couldn`t understand how so many people were already there. Turns out they cut out about 20 mile because of high water.High water indeed !!! I nearly got swept away on two of the crossings. If I had been on anything but my 300 EXC (which was very water tight) I`m sure I would still be there pumping water or worse yet,I might have drown.So stay for the riders meeting even though they are very long winded. This is one DS that is like an untimed enduro !!! If you like a good workout,this one is for you.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:55 PM   #47300
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If I had been on anything but my 300 EXC (which was very water tight) I`m sure I would still be there pumping water or worse yet,I might have drown.
What year was your 300? My '05 tried to suck water in right after the pegs went under. My '97 400RXC was my deep water champ; as long as the seat didn't go under, she'd keep on runnning.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:54 PM   #47301
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What year was your 300? My '05 tried to suck water in right after the pegs went under. My '97 400RXC was my deep water champ; as long as the seat didn't go under, she'd keep on runnning.
I had a lot of them,all colors,white,teal.orange. The best one I ever had was the 1995 you couldn`t beat the front forks. The air box on the EXC was almost completely closed but still was able to get air. I also always did a "Tee Mod" on the carb hoses so that when they were below water they did not air lock....also worked well for freezing weather too.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:53 PM   #47302
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Just a heads up, this weekend is the general membership meeting for Ohio Motorized Trails Association. For those of you living totally under a rock, OMTA is your state off road association. We work to keep the trails open and da man off your back. Everything from maintaining the website to working on legislative action is done by your fellow riders who volunteer their time, because someone has to do it. So, if you have nothing better to do, join us at the AMA Hall of Fame & Museum in Pickerington Ohio (east of Columbus) at 11am THIS SUNDAY. Topics of discussion will include the new trail project underway on ODNR property, and upcoming legislation to provide a grant mechanism for clubs to access $$$ from the State Recreational Vehicle fund. You will even get to meet yours truly.

*Edit* Bob, thanks for letting me know I forgot the DAY of the meeting!

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Old 04-11-2012, 07:09 PM   #47303
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Just a heads up, this weekend is the general membership meeting for Ohio Motorized Trails Association. For those of you living totally under a rock, OMTA is your state off road association. We work to keep the trails open and da man off your back. Everything from maintaining the website to working on legislative action is done by your fellow riders who volunteer their time, because someone has to do it. So, if you have nothing better to do, join us at the AMA Hall of Fame & Museum in Pickerington Ohio (east of Columbus) at 11am. Topics of discussion will include the new trail project underway on ODNR property, and upcoming legislation to provide a grant mechanism for clubs to access $$$ from the State Recreational Vehicle fund. You will even get to meet yours truly.
Thanks for the work and the heads-up.

Saturday, Sunday or both days?
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:42 PM   #47304
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That the one at Burr Oak?
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:36 PM   #47305
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It's not too often you find out you have a legend in your own back yard.

Last weekend GCMK's bike got damaged when she found out the previous owner had stuffed a 1/2" drain plug into a 12mm hole and ruined the threads.

I brought the beast home in an attempt to repair it. I knew this guy had a machine shop and used to race speedway bikes. Rumor was he won a national championship doing so.

I met the guy and his name is Scotty Brown. He loaned me without hesitation the taps to repair GCMK's bike. I asked him how far up the rankings he made it in speedway. He said he only made it to 7th in points and as high as 4th in races, never a podium. To me that's still pretty damn good!

The he said he did win the National ice racing championships AND the World Ice Racing Championships! His shop is only a short walk down the street, I pass it all the time, it's in the basement of a vintage commercial building from an era gone by and full of vintage speedway parts and such. He also had a KX250 smoker, FT500 Ascot and a Goldwing.

So if you ever need a gas tank or a 60 tooth 520 sprocket for your Jawa, I can hook you up!
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:53 PM   #47306
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It's not too often you find out you have a legend in your own back yard.

Last weekend GCMK's bike got damaged when she found out the previous owner had stuffed a 1/2" drain plug into a 12mm hole and ruined the threads.

I brought the beast home in an attempt to repair it. I knew this guy had a machine shop and used to race speedway bikes. Rumor was he won a national championship doing so.

I met the guy and his name is Scotty Brown. He loaned me without hesitation the taps to repair GCMK's bike. I asked him how far up the rankings he made it in speedway. He said he only made it to 7th in points and as high as 4th in races, never a podium. To me that's still pretty damn good!

The he said he did win the National ice racing championships AND the World Ice Racing Championships! His shop is only a short walk down the street, I pass it all the time, it's in the basement of a vintage commercial building from an era gone by and full of vintage speedway parts and such. He also had a KX250 smoker, FT500 Ascot and a Goldwing.

So if you ever need a gas tank or a 60 tooth 520 sprocket for your Jawa, I can hook you up!

Cool, I love speedway racing, don't know why it isn't more popular here. I used to go all the time when I was stationed in SoCal back in the early 80's
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:09 PM   #47307
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Honda is gunning for the BMW adventure market:

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod...%20se%2012.htm

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Old 04-12-2012, 12:02 AM   #47308
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More old footage from 2008 when the Cavemen decided to play host to the visitors at BYOB. Notice all the people from out of town here? Was it something we said? Love these old files and hope some of my good friends get a kick out of seeing them again.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:38 AM   #47309
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More old footage from 2008 when the Cavemen decided to play host to the visitors at BYOB. Notice all the people from out of town here? Was it something we said? Love these old files and hope some of my good friends get a kick out of seeing them again.

lol, why don't you just take the bridge?
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:14 AM   #47310
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lol, why don't you just take the bridge?
Like I said, "I was such a Noob".
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