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Old 05-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #59371
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Unrelated... Anyone up for a mid week ride? I'm thinking Wednesday. Little bikes; Perry or Tar Hallow probably, but I could be persuaded to go to a pay place.
I'm still on military leave through June 6th, so I can ride whenever.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:04 AM   #59372
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I've decided to shake up my garage a little bit since I'm going to be on a vacation from motorcycles for a while this year. Put the Ulysses and wr250f up for sale in the flea market. If you know anyone that would be interested in either one (or both, I can do a package deal!) let me know.

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That stinks, but I understand. Did the doc tell you how many weeks you'll be off?
Hope you heal quickly.
If the 690 needs ridden, just let me know.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:19 AM   #59373
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Those talking about Shinto 244's. I loved them on my Wrr. The front's wearing like iron. I was thinking about going one step more aggressive up there (track master or t63), and getting a new 244 for the back, but I may stick with the 244 pair again. I've got 6000 miles on the 244 front I just pulled for knobbies, and I'm not even sure if it's half gone yet. I may just get another rear and keep running the front. (That would be the third rear). It really can be ridden like a hooligan bike with those tires.
(Also, kenda makes an identical set of tires, the rear appears to wear a little longer, but pavement traction is noticeably lower.)...
I had 244s on my KLR. They are nice road/gravel tires, I'm throwing a pair on the WR250R for a little while for some commuting/pavement.
I have had a T63, MT43 trials tire, and a Trakmaster on the rear of the WRR since October. The Trakmaster is by far the best sloppy conditions/off road tire. The T63 is 2nd and I greatly disliked the MT43. It packs up worse than a 244 in the clay mud around here.
Those tires are in the same order for worst to best road performance. The Trakmaster is currently mounted. It is very squirmy on pavement, I expected it though due the deep knobs. I think I have 1200-1500 miles on it and it is absolutely worn out. That included 2 longish road trips, one from Marietta-Tar Hollow-Marietta and Marietta-Cabin Fever Enduro/Zanesville-Marietta. I have the same mileage on a Sedona MX front that has been rotated once at around 800 miles.
I got just over 2000 out of the T63, but wore it completely smooth. I think I put about 500 on the MT43, it came with the bike & supposedly had about 1000 on it. The stock tires (Trailwings?) are in the shed, they came with the bike, but I've never tried them.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:52 AM   #59374
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Nice bike Matt.

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Old 05-14-2013, 05:10 AM   #59375
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Unrelated... Anyone up for a mid week ride? I'm thinking Wednesday. Little bikes; Perry or Tar Hallow probably, but I could be persuaded to go to a pay place.
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I'm still on military leave through June 6th, so I can ride whenever.
Tim and I are meeting at 930 Friday at Peggy Sues to do gravel and offroad in that area.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:53 AM   #59376
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You taking a break because of the injury obtained at the Grassman?
Yes, surgery is today, then rehab for 3 months according to the surgeon. He told me to consider riding season over for this year. I'm sure I will be able to ride this fall if I want, and will still have the 690 ready and waiting. I hate seeing bikes sit around not getting used and had been considering a change in the lineup anyway. This seemed like a good time to sell a couple and then get something different over the winter or next spring.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:27 AM   #59377
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Sorry to hear about the surgery, IM. Hope it goes well.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:11 AM   #59378
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Yes, surgery is today, then rehab for 3 months according to the surgeon. He told me to consider riding season over for this year. I'm sure I will be able to ride this fall if I want, and will still have the 690 ready and waiting. I hate seeing bikes sit around not getting used and had been considering a change in the lineup anyway. This seemed like a good time to sell a couple and then get something different over the winter or next spring.
Annectdotal, but my brother had bicep tears in both arms (different events) and each time recovered faster than he expected. Good luck. -Mike
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:39 AM   #59379
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I'm still on military leave through June 6th, so I can ride whenever.
Sounds good! (I wasn't ignoring you last week when I asked and then didn't follow up, just, saying my schedule is inconsistent, would be an understatement.)

Looks like it's going to be hot tomorrow! 30% chance of rain.

How early do you like to get going?

Have a preference between trails (Perry) where we'll spend half the time lost but enjoy every minute of it, or roads (TH) where I've got a great route, but 50% is pavement? Or somewhere else?

BTW, I'm posting this here rather than via PM to convince others to join us.

Mark/Tim, if I'm still unemployed Friday I plan on joining you. They could call any time and say I start tomorrow though... so who knows.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:38 AM   #59380
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Sounds good! (I wasn't ignoring you last week when I asked and then didn't follow up, just, saying my schedule is inconsistent, would be an understatement.)

Looks like it's going to be hot tomorrow! 30% chance of rain.

How early do you like to get going?

Have a preference between trails (Perry) where we'll spend half the time lost but enjoy every minute of it, or roads (TH) where I've got a great route, but 50% is pavement? Or somewhere else?

BTW, I'm posting this here rather than via PM to convince others to join us.

Mark/Tim, if I'm still unemployed Friday I plan on joining you. They could call any time and say I start tomorrow though... so who knows.
I have no preference. As a noob, everthing is new and a potential learning experience.

Since we're both in Columbus, we can meet locally and ride to our destination. I have to drop my daughter off at school at 8:15, but can meet any time after that.

Looks like my wife's going to be home on Friday, so no riding for me.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:43 AM   #59381
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I have no preference. As a noob, everthing is new and a potential learning experience.
Oh that's right! You're a noob! Lets do Perry then; more versatile. My favorite parts of the TH route are some nasty hill climbs that don't have easy go-arounds. Perry's regular trails aren't too difficult, but there's muddy sections and awesome hills to play on all over the place.

Let meet on the east side of town then... How about the Speedway at the corner of Refugee and Winchester Pike: 3233 Refugee Rd, Columbus, OH.

At, 10am?! (unless the weather changes for the worse)

I'd highly recommend a sick day tomorrow, ya'll.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:24 AM   #59382
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Anyone riding in the Hanging rock this weekend? I'll be there!
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:00 PM   #59383
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I'd highly recommend a sick day tomorrow, ya'll.
I'll call off sick..........but I don't think I'll have time to get there.

I will be up in July (for IBR start/finish) and you have to call in sick one of those days so we can ride!! Exact dates TBD.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:08 PM   #59384
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I'll call off sick..........but I don't think I'll have time to get there.

I will be up in July (for IBR start/finish) and you have to call in sick one of those days so we can ride!! Exact dates TBD.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:23 PM   #59385
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If you need a bike to borrow while you are in town, my 230 is all yours.

Much appreciated! You might rethink that though, I'm fine on gravel and pavement, but once I find dirt, I'm still little miss wrecks a lot. I enjoy flying through the air entirely too much. And to be fair, I guess I don't wreck nearly as often, only once or twice a ride....but they are getting more spectacular.

I'll be bringing my itty bitty one fitty with me for sure. If there's road/gravel, I'll take you up on the 230.
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