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Old 06-15-2012, 10:43 AM   #18046
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OK, thanks.

But if this is a sly way to get rid of me, I'll be pissed.

(not really)

Not at all.

If you read the faq on the link Pilo posted it says you can take a GSA if you ride like Johnny Campbell, but they really really don't think it would be an enjoyable experience for most.

Wrestling a GSA back up at high altitudes on steep single track may not really fit in with the pace that the riders on lighter bikes will want to maintain. That is why I wouldn't do it unless it was with other like minded GSA riders.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:21 AM   #18047
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OK, thanks.

But if this is a sly way to get rid of me, I'll be pissed.

(not really)
Just pull one plug wire, duh. Do I really have to hold everyone's hand around here?
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:41 AM   #18048
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Not at all.

If you read the faq on the link Pilo posted it says you can take a GSA if you ride like Johnny Campbell, but they really really don't think it would be an enjoyable experience for most.

Wrestling a GSA back up at high altitudes on steep single track may not really fit in with the pace that the riders on lighter bikes will want to maintain. That is why I wouldn't do it unless it was with other like minded GSA riders.
Yeah, it's all good.

I'd still consider going up (for the fun) and riding slab back. . . if there's room.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:21 PM   #18049
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Yeah, it's all good.

I'd still consider going up (for the fun) and riding slab back. . . if there's room.

Yep. We are going to do just that, even if Pilo finds another way.

Our plan is to slab up to Kalispell and spend a day at Glacier, then head back through Lolo Pass and cut across the Cascades to end up back on slab at Blackfoot, ID. This is all 2-up, so no gnarly trails on this trip for us.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:59 PM   #18050
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Check out the ride I did this morning. Good thing the trailhead is only a few miles from my house. I do this 2-3xs a week and get the craziest looks from people. Guess I can't blame them.





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I think I still have a bike rack I made for a 1150 with jesse bags if you want it.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:42 PM   #18051
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Not at all.

If you read the faq on the link Pilo posted it says you can take a GSA if you ride like Johnny Campbell, but they really really don't think it would be an enjoyable experience for most.

Wrestling a GSA back up at high altitudes on steep single track may not really fit in with the pace that the riders on lighter bikes will want to maintain. That is why I wouldn't do it unless it was with other like minded GSA riders.
All too true.

Read all the links connected to this...

http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/TID.htm

Marty's comment (one of the builders of this tour) is that it is NOT for dual sports & intended for dirt bikes, the lighter the better!

Further, he states there has NEVER been a big dual sport finish! Ha!

Quite a good read, particularly if you enjoy dark humor.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:39 AM   #18052
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Basically I was thinking someone (or likely a couple of people) could dump my van at the border (location TBD), hide the keys and ride south. They could ride some of the TOI, all of it, or none of it. We're shooting for 5 days, but leaving 7 just in case.

I'm offering it up since the logistics with the TOI can be the snag and I thought someone else might be able to jump on it and take advantage of the transport for one direction. Total cost for the one way trip is just gas for the van.
Pilo,

A friend of mine and his Posse are riding the TOI. Not sure when, maybe they could do this for you. Email if you want more info.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:29 AM   #18053
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Ok guys. Thanks for the TOI updates. I'll sort this out in the next few days.

Meanwhile...leaving my place in Bountiful in 45 minutes for a big bike ride for a few hours. No idea where I'm going. East somewhere. ate oh won five ate oh five seven oh for if anyone is up for wandering. Looking for mellow dirt.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:26 PM   #18054
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Quick ride over Switzerland Trail today...

Testing out my new tires. :)

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Old 06-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #18055
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Speaking of tires.

Harcus- how is the BOOB rear tire?
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:05 PM   #18056
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Speaking of tires.

Harcus- how is the BOOB rear tire?
Only slightly worn. One good trip to Delta with some desert wandering. It needs more abuse. Maybe tomorrow.
It seems quite stable on the pavement but i little wiggly on the rocky / sandy roads. Those are TALL knobs.

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:11 AM   #18057
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Anyone feel like terrorizing wolf creek pass today? txt/call ate owe won too for three sev seex sev sev...
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:36 AM   #18058
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Utah ride

Some dirt road off of Wolfcreek pass (Cold Creek)


Raddroy screwed with this post 06-17-2012 at 07:34 PM Reason: I miss stated area I was in! Cold Creek...not Cold spring
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:23 PM   #18060
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Some dirt road off of Wolfcreek pass (Cold Creek)

Great to meet and ride with you yesterday! Oh, and thanks especially for the push out of the ditch!
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