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Old 11-11-2012, 07:00 PM   #54331
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More fun that I remember it was -

[QUOTE=indypup;20018557]Well my WRR pussed out on me. I was all ready to head over to Greenville this morning and noticed that my front tire was flat. QUOTE]

Listen - the gods were speaking to you! You were not destined to ride today!

(get the right bike first. . . . )

You were just saved from insult, injury and equipment damage. You saved 60 miles of gasoline an an entry fee. And they chose a likely failure to stymy you - a hapless flat tire. . . always keep a pair of cheap (or expensive) tubes on the shelf. I'd hate to loose a day or riding for want of a tube or a patch kit.

I mentioned your name down at the Wayne today - Do you think The Pup rode the enduro today? I said, 'yeh, but he's as nervous as whore in a church right now - or else he's going to have to lie about it riding it'. And here, you got a personal reprieve.

Also, thought you'd really would have liked the Wayne main corridor today - it keeps you on your toes (especially leading with on-coming traffic - thx Craig). MikeF5000 said it was his first ride down there and he was tearing it up! Staying up with the fast crowd and not making rookie mistakes.

The last I checked the GPS, we did close to 40 miles overall and averaged 17.9 mph - that's a pretty good clip considering it's off-road and essentially, never level riding. I know I was tired out the last 10-12 miles. We finished up riding about 2:30pm - it felt like about 5:00 to me.

Had a great time with the guys down at New Straitsville - quite a variation of equipment - I'm just glad I wasn't on an 800cc road bike! I want to see Byron on set-up 400-450. A 690 will work with a gentle steering input and a good amount of trail attention. Inviz - when you learn to 'go with the flow' on the big thumpers - you'll still be worn out - just not AS worn out. And Benly - your new 250's motor sounded rather 'crisp' - sounded good. I need to give one of those bikes a try.

For those that didn't make it - it was a great run. I didn't think the trails were that busy (where we were). Might have been different down at the Dorr Run end of the forest. We should get another ride organized before X-mas - get Indy Pup in the mix. He can warm-up for the 2013 enduro season.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:11 PM   #54332
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......And Benly - your new 250's motor sounded rather 'crisp' - sounded good. I need to give one of those bikes a try.

For those that didn't make it - it was a great run. I didn't think the trails were that busy (where we were). Might have been different down at the Dorr Run end of the forest. We should get another ride organized before X-mas - get Indy Pup in the mix. Warm-up for the 2013 enduro season.


I was thinking "I need to give one of those bikes a try" the whole time! We should have swapped! (although mine is much less 'crisp' than his.


And... I think the trails close at the end of November, so you've only got 3 or so more weeks to get back.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:55 PM   #54333
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The Wayne mud is a more fresh, airy taste, robust but not heavy...with a hint of almond. It's a lovely summer blend that goes well with greens, or just as a main course.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #54334
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Well no gravel roads and no water crossings but a fun afternoon of slab with the top down, the V8 on the red line, the boys in the back seat smiling ear to ear and the wife in the front seat yelling slow down. We saw lots of bikes out today. Passed a group of sport bikes outside of Killbuck and another group in Danville.

You appear to have it made....no work, new everything on your WRR and a Mustang GT 'vert.....jerk...I used to have that car's twin in white....though mine looked much more girly for some reason and was a 4.6 instead of the old trusty 5 liter.......
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:15 PM   #54335
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Sion,

That bridge is actually on "Covered Bridge Road," it's the one I told you about between my house and Crow. If we get a nice day and you come up we can get 3 or 4 bridges pretty easy.

sounds good...soon as we get another warm day on my day off....could be this weekend, or might not be til march...


as for the wayne riders...you suck...wish I coulda been there
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:18 PM   #54336
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You appear to have it made....no work, new everything on your WRR and a Mustang GT 'vert.....jerk...I used to have that car's twin in white....though mine looked much more girly for some reason and was a 4.6 instead of the old trusty 5 liter.......
I figured you would like that. I didn't mention it only has 33000 miles on it.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:44 PM   #54337
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I figured you would like that. I didn't mention it only has 33000 miles on it.
Must be the wifes, you have more miles then that on your DR650.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #54338
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Nice ride, Alan Finding one of those with low miles is tough, looks super clean
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #54339
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I figured you would like that. I didn't mention it only has 33000 miles on it.
Go break your other leg.....
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:08 PM   #54340
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as for the wayne riders...you suck...wish I coulda been there
Yea, me too. Neighbor got sick from the flu shot, ended up taking off last of his beans and corn this weekend.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:12 AM   #54341
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I figured you would like that. I didn't mention it only has 33000 miles on it.
When did you get that?
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:24 AM   #54342
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I figured you would like that. I didn't mention it only has 33000 miles on it.
Nice ride, I've been thinking about a convertible. The Goldwing almost qualifies as a convertible.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:44 AM   #54343
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Well no gravel roads and no water crossings but a fun afternoon of slab with the top down, the V8 on the red line, the boys in the back seat smiling ear to ear and the wife in the front seat yelling slow down. We saw lots of bikes out today. Passed a group of sport bikes outside of Killbuck and another group in Danville...
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You appear to have it made....no work, new everything on your WRR and a Mustang GT 'vert.....jerk...I used to have that car's twin in white....though mine looked much more girly for some reason and was a 4.6 instead of the old trusty 5 liter.......
I do white, it's in the same family as Alan's. I don't think it looks too girly. Funny how many mc guys are also car guys.



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Wanna race? It's faster than either of my mc's, but slower than a 'Busa. It should do mid-low 11s in the quarter next spring (about 600HP @ 4700lbs). Enough to get me kicked out, since there's no cage.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:53 AM   #54344
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Nice lightning! I love those things. Fast trucks are great, I miss my old Cummins rocket ship that would embarrass most "fast" cars between lights.

I've had a few low 11 second fox bodies, a worked over Merkur XR4Ti (german version of the SVO turbo 4 cyl), and right now we are (slowly) building my wife a 65 mustang coupe with an explorer sourced 5.0 (same heads and intake ford sells as GT-40 pieces), a TKO T-5, 4 wheel discs, and a 8.8 rear with Currie guts. It's going to be a vintage road course clone instead of a straight line car and hopefully an auto-x runner.

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What it sorta looks like now, I had a hell of a time getting the wheels for the look I wanted, 68 Cobra factory steelies.



The next project I have cooking in my head is a 32 ford highboy .......
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:13 AM   #54345
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Nice lightning! I love those things. Fast trucks are great, I miss my old Cummins rocket ship that would embarrass most "fast" cars between lights...



The next project I have cooking in my head is a 32 ford highboy .......
Thanks! Nice Westy in the background. I used to play around with Subarus quite a bit, thought a 2.2L conversion would be nice.

Rod parts are pretty easy to find these days if you don't mind repro parts. I've considered building a T bucket myself.
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