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Old 08-02-2012, 06:29 PM   #20881
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Soup? That reminds me of a story. Jeff Dahmer is having a dinner party. One of the guests says, "Jeff, I don't really like your friends". Jeff says, "Well then, just have the soup."
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #20882
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Agreed! Single track like that keeps your attention.

The riding we do at fastburns is much easier - but - it can get fast which means mistakes are more costly...

My HUGE fear is meeting Bubba haulin ass in his jackedup monster truck
Next is the recently fallen log (Inept style) just after the apex of a bermed turn...ya know when you are railing and committed

On to happier thoughts....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=_TQMo7IU6-o

A sobering reminder that not only do you have to be cautious (read : slower) on the trails of moving obstacles but that things can jump out in the middle of a paved road ! Can't believe the guy didn't stop though....
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #20883
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Amazing.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=_TQMo7IU6-o

A sobering reminder that not only do you have to be cautious (read : slower) on the trails of moving obstacles but that things can jump out in the middle of a paved road ! Can't believe the guy didn't stop though....
Wild vid thanks for posting...

I have been riding out there (Eglin and BW) for over 5 years and it is rare that we DONT see deer. Had a close friend badly hurt when he missed the first one but the second one hit him.

The V Strom I am riding was totaled when the previous owner hit a deer at about 40ish one night. He rebuilt it in all yellow...

So what do you do... sit at home on the couch and worry about hittting deer or fallen logs....

I choose to ride!

I hope those who have ridden with me recognize you can be safe and still have a good time...
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:32 PM   #20884
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=_TQMo7IU6-o

A sobering reminder that not only do you have to be cautious (read : slower) on the trails of moving obstacles but that things can jump out in the middle of a paved road ! Can't believe the guy didn't stop though....

Awesome!

That fooker fared better than I did when I hit a calf that ran out of the bushes in front of me about 12 years ago.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:09 AM   #20885
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Wild vid thanks for posting...

I have been riding out there (Eglin and BW) for over 5 years and it is rare that we DONT see deer. Had a close friend badly hurt when he missed the first one but the second one hit him.

The V Strom I am riding was totaled when the previous owner hit a deer at about 40ish one night. He rebuilt it in all yellow...

So what do you do... sit at home on the couch and worry about hittting deer or fallen logs....

I choose to ride!

I hope those who have ridden with me recognize you can be safe and still have a good time...
Yeah, life is an inherently risky business - in the end nobody gets out alive anyway so it behooves us to take at least some calculated risks as the couch DOES gets boring after a while.
I should rephrase my last post - recommending that we all including myself go slow is like a bunch of guys deciding to play some tackle football in the backyard and saying it's going to be "low key" and we will just "take it easy" and not hit hard and get carried away - we know how long that lasts.
I will rephrase going slower with recommending trying to be Hyper-Vigilant around blind corners or when riding trails you have not been on for a while which may have changed/have fresh trash piles/feces stained matresses on them....
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:51 AM   #20886
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:36 AM   #20887
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Maybe, just maybe I'll be joining y'all on an adventure some day soon



Picked this up 2 weeks ago. Haven't had time to even change to oil and clean the air filter but it had less than 2k on the clock and will be able to serve double duty as my motard commuter and weekend adventure bike.

She is sprung for a 220+ rider and as I said, I got to change the oil, check the valves, put in the stock springs, pull off some of the junk, put in a fresh air filter and eventually get a set of new rubber. What is the opinion of the collective on tire choice for Eglin sand and BW Forest riding, DOT or pure off road. I can easily see riding on Sunday and not getting her back into motard trim before heading off to work on Monday.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:44 PM   #20888
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When ever you say!

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Maybe, just maybe I'll be joining y'all on an adventure some day soon:What is the opinion of the collective on tire choice for Eglin sand and BW Forest riding, DOT or pure off road. I can easily see riding on Sunday and not getting her back into motard trim before heading off to work on Monday.
I think most of us use the full dirt knobs because we haul our bikes to riding area and dont do much pavement. Michlin S12XC is what I am running (not your normal S12). Others like Maxxis Desert XC. The list goes on.... Pure dirt dont do well or last long on pavement.

If you think you will run some tarmac you might want to stick with DOT approved which IMHO means the Metzler 6 day. Very good tire in dirt and has some staying power on pavement.Hope to get to ride with you soon.

This is just a BAD time of year to ride... we are getting some rain, which helps but its still very HOT our there right now. MadMax 400 has the right idea... wait for cooler weather....

I just cant wait that long to ride....
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:33 PM   #20889
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I'll have a look @ the tires mentioned. The tires that came on it are getting chewed to pieces but I just can't help my self

I ride every day to Destin from Crestview in this heat (usually in a full on Roadcrafter=HHHOOOTTT) I used to ride/race SoCal Dez, to be ready for the 2nd half of the season we had to ride in Aug - Sept. I am a candy ass now but if I get the chance to ride, it's on!

It's a big heavy pig, not the 300EXC I was hoping for, but I've raced heavy 4t's before, it'll just take a bit to get used to.

For anyone not knowing, this is the precursor to the 690 Enduro.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:38 PM   #20890
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Awesome!

That fooker fared better than I did when I hit a calf that ran out of the bushes in front of me about 12 years ago.
Similar happened not too long back but i was more worried about the bike than myself :)

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Old 08-03-2012, 04:32 PM   #20891
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Riding sunday

We all know its hot.
I work out in it everyday and at the end of the day I'm spent.
I wanna ride bad,,,,but dammit, I just can't get into riding Blackwater or Eglin until it gets cooler.
Same old same'O.
Plus, we're talkin about slowing down.

Want to give this a go sunday:
http://www.pensacolafishingforum.com...th-5th-124413/

To ride someplace different.

Somebody out there in the interwebs,,,,,,,,,,,,consider going too so I won't be the only bike there.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:42 PM   #20892
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We all know its hot.
I work out in it everyday and at the end of the day I'm spent.
I wanna ride bad,,,,but dammit, I just can't get into riding Blackwater or Eglin until it gets cooler.
Same old same'O.
Plus, we're talkin about slowing down.

Want to give this a go sunday:
http://www.pensacolafishingforum.com...th-5th-124413/

To ride someplace different.

Somebody out there in the interwebs,,,,,,,,,,,,consider going too so I won't be the only bike there.
I agree with everything but that "slowing down part"....

Having said that Phil and I are gonna take a short early beast ride to somewhere in the morning. Any FWB locals want to join us for ride?
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:54 PM   #20893
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[QUOTE=Vico1;19280543]I agree with everything but that "slowing down part"....

+1


I hit a deer in Quintette in the 80's and can still see her terrified eyes 6" from my nose.....
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Nobody anymore... Was some bad shit tucked into these posts that you couldn't see. The basement crowd was quick to catch on. The hammer falls fast when folks do underhanded stuff. THANKS MODS
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