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Old 01-18-2010, 07:27 AM   #4591
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Thanks for the info. I talked to honmudog and he said he might do a ride later, and then maybe one tomorrow as well so Ill probably just play the wait and see game, and not try to catch up to the guys today.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:13 AM   #4592
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Dave Despain at the Tour De Appalachicola

Treeman (Mark P.) sent me these pictures. Told me that Dave Despain (probably the most famous announcer of motorcycle events on Speed Channel and Motoworld) was at at the Tour De Appalachicola this past weekend.


and here's one with Mark on the far right.


Man, those KLR guys have got it goin on for sure!

Dave Despain would fit right in with us. Get a load of his rant here on youtube. Go Dave!

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Old 01-18-2010, 08:29 AM   #4593
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dude, never heard of a water heater being used - but sounds like a great idea!
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:59 AM   #4594
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That looks stout enough! What 3- 4 hundred pounds?

Nice tourch work on the teeth.



BTW- at one time long ago I was certified all position all metal, but that was when they only had bronze and were just getting into this "iron" thing.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:20 AM   #4595
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Told me that Dave Despain (probably the most famous announcer of motorcycle events on Speed Channel and Motoworld) was at at the Tour De Appalachicola this past weekend.


Yep, he sure was. Surprised the shit out of me when I saw him there. Some of the fellas didn't know who he was??? Cool guy to talk to. We wound up going off on different rides but I think he rode with a few of the KLR guys.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:47 PM   #4596
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Dave is genuinely a cool guy that loves to ride just like the rest of us. Any doubt?, just look at the wear on his Darien jacket

I had hoped to ride with him but it didn't quite work out for me either. I think I heard him say that he was thinking about attending another up coming KLR gathering this year.

We all had a great time, wet, but still a lot of fun!
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:01 PM   #4597
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Best laid plans

I'm out for Tuesday. I have been informed that tomorrow is a teacher planning day. The kids are out of school. Considering I have been on the road for three weeks I will be spending the bonus time with my boys.

Thanks again for the offer to accompany me on a ride. I will hit the woods one day.

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Old 01-18-2010, 03:03 PM   #4598
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Easy Stuff

Here is a link I picked up showing how easy the European Enduros really are. They can't even lay out a tough course. These guys ride in teams and stop and talk all the time and fiddle with each others bikes.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...5389696&hl=en#
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:41 PM   #4599
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Thanks for posting that Vic. I've lost lots of riding buddy's through the years to other hobby's on account of them doin stuff like that. Hobby's like sailing, golfing, RC control, drag racin, you name it. They'd say to me: "Common Tony, its FUN doin this". Nowadays, I'd say back:
" Wait till I get my camera out! "

I'm still ridin after all these years, and they ain't!
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:41 PM   #4600
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nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Here is a link I picked up showing how easy the European Enduros really are. They can't even lay out a tough course. These guys ride in teams and stop and talk all the time and fiddle with each others bikes.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...5389696&hl=en#
INSPIRING!... AWESOME!...TEAMWORK...?????????????
THANKS VIC.............
i saw some euro @oklahome 6day qual. p/u his bike over his head!
no these guys and girls are machines!
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:25 PM   #4601
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Well, some pictures from todays ride. It was an adventure to say the least.

When I got home realized I didn't have tracks enabled on my GPS so I have no idea where we were, somewhere between 87 and 85

First Mug tested the "when it doubt, gas out" theory.. blazed some new trails



Stopped



Then the KLR stopped running, and started again.

And then the DRZ spit its chain off





Ended up having to tow the DRZ across the range behind the klr



Now the KLR stopped, again. And this time it wouldn't start.



Ended up being clutch safety switch. Eventually Richard got a ride home, and the rest of us stopped at mug crater

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Old 01-18-2010, 05:56 PM   #4602
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Here is a link I picked up showing how easy the European Enduros really are. They can't even lay out a tough course. These guys ride in teams and stop and talk all the time and fiddle with each others bikes.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...5389696&hl=en#
Ha, they ride like a bunch of sissys...LOL! That looks like a great adventure (providing you didn't care about your bike). The Brit riding his XR into the water and drowning it was priceless!! " I think that was a bad decision"
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:00 PM   #4603
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I'm still ridin after all these years, and they ain't!
I like your attitude
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:13 PM   #4604
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Good ride today guys, sorry to waste so much time fixing things...
i'm headed back to work in a day or 2 but i'll try to get up and ride again when i get home!
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:16 PM   #4605
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No KTM's broke down today? Only Suzukees and Kawasakees broke down? What the hell is goin on?
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