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Old 11-27-2013, 12:59 PM   #20596
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:12 PM   #20597
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Anybody ridden cherry creek lately? I've heard there is some snow out there. Not sure how much?
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:38 PM   #20598
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I haven't been down to cc in a while...if the weather isn't crappy tomorrow, I could be up for going down and just messing around. I'd probably take the 990 down, and would just be having a good time. I'm not a great offroad rider....but I do provide comic relief when I get stuck on my back and can't get back up,,,,

Oh, and I have an odd request.... I'm thinking about getting a trials bike...but I've never had one...my theory is that it will provide a good workout and help develop my offroad skills.....

Does anyone have a trials bike - that is set up for a large adult male (I will NOT be kind to the shocks.... ) - who would allow me to try out some basic trials riding on it?? I'd really like to try it out a little before I commit to buying one....obviously if I break something on your bike, Pluric will pay for it.....
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:52 PM   #20599
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Trials bike tryout

I will be at Elberta for a trials event on 12-7.If you want to try mine out that would be ok. Do you have life insurance ?
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:29 PM   #20600
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Does anyone have a trials bike - that is set up for a large adult male (I will NOT be kind to the shocks.... ) - who would allow me to try out some basic trials riding on it?? I'd really like to try it out a little before I commit to buying one....obviously if I break something on your bike, Pluric will pay for it.....
I've owned several trials bikes over the years. I don't consider them something worth
owning to develop off road skills. They're very fun and you can play all day in a small
area with a few obstacles. As far as helping with higher speed off road help kind of
useless. Very softly sprung, designed for slow speed stability so they don't translate
well for what true dirt bikes are made to do.

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Old 11-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #20601
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Let me know if you want to try mine. I live pretty close to you and the backyard is not snowed in yet.

Anybody's riding some dirt tomorrow?
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:46 PM   #20602
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:49 PM   #20603
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I've owned several trials bikes over the years. I don't consider them something worth
owning to develop off road skills. They're very fun and you can play all day in a small
area with a few obstacles. As far as helping with higher speed off road help kind of
useless. Very softly sprung, designed for slow speed stability so they don't translate
well for what true dirt bikes are made to do.

Now, what did you want for Christmas again???

Wow. I didn't expect that.

Ive owned a trials bike for a few years and wish I had of gotten one sooner or started riding on one. They teach insane bike control. Obviously you use a lot more of what you learn when going slow in rough stuff but when hauling ass I had a lot more then I thought. I learned more in my first year on a trails bike then my first 2 on a dirt bike. Its like packing a days worth off riding into a 20 yard section. IMHO

Mine isn't set up for a big guy bit your more then welcome to try it.

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Old 11-29-2013, 02:21 AM   #20604
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I've ridden Moab and Mesquite in November and March, but some friends want to go for a ride in January. Realistically we needs to choose the most accessible riding areas, so we won't try and go to Mexico.

So where are the best, closest riding areas withing striking distance of Utah come December and January?

I'm guessing we could still do Mesquite, we just would need to stay out in the desert west of the Grand Canyon and north of Lake Mead and obviously not try to climb into the mountains south of the Virgin River Gorge.

Vegas is a pretty straight shot down I-15, so areas around there seem pretty feasible. We rode around Phoenix one winter, and it was fantastic (Nightstalker has made a bunch of gps tracks available), but that's twice the drive it takes to get to Vegas.

Any suggestions for the closest winter rides?
If your going as far as Vegas, head to Death Valley. It's warmer. The rides are awesome with numerous destination points to explore. It's worth the trip for winter riding. Search Death Valley on ADVrider.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:23 AM   #20605
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I make a trip out to DV almost once a year. We trailer to SG (get there by noon), then head west on dirt to Alamo, NV (still cold at night,so grab a cheep hotel). Head south out of town on dirt and we come out onto to 95 just east of Indian Springs. I've always stuck to the hwy past the military base (area 51?). Last time we entered DV via Titus Canyon, its probably the coolest way to enter the park (we get there around 1 or 2 PM).

If you decide to run this route, I can get you more details.

PS I take a different route home that only takes a day and trailer home into the night.

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Old 11-29-2013, 02:22 PM   #20606
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Trials riding

There is no better way on this planet to learn how to actually ride a dirt bike then on a trials bike.When I spend time on the trailer I am much faster and smoother in the dunes and desert.Faster is a relative term here but you get the drift. This is one of those deals where if you try it you will like it.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:19 PM   #20607
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If your going as far as Vegas, head to Death Valley. It's warmer. The rides are awesome with numerous destination points to explore. It's worth the trip for winter riding. Search Death Valley on ADVrider.
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I make a trip out to DV almost once a year. We trailer to SG (get there by noon), then head west on dirt to Alimo, NV (still cold at night,so grab a cheep hotel). Head south out of town on dirt and we come out onto to 95 just east of Indian Springs. I've always stuck to the hwy past the military base (area 51?). Last time we entered DV via Titus Canyon, its probably the coolest way to enter the park (we get there around 1 or 2 PM).

If you decide to run this route, I can get you more details.

PS I take a different route home that only takes a day and trailer home into the night.
Thanks, Death Valley it is!
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:25 AM   #20608
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:59 AM   #20609
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I've owned several trials bikes over the years. I don't consider them something worth
owning to develop off road skills. They're very fun and you can play all day in a small
area with a few obstacles. As far as helping with higher speed off road help kind of
useless. Very softly sprung, designed for slow speed stability so they don't translate
well for what true dirt bikes are made to do.

Now, what did you want for Christmas again???
Interesting take on it... I didn't think about the low speed vs high speed thing. I struggle on the loose rocky climbs (don't we all, at least a little) and sand frankly, makes me pee my pants...lol...I'm too heavy for sand...for me to get flotation I'd have to be doing like warp factor 7 or something I think....I may as well try riding on water...lol..so that's part of that issue. It could just be that I'm a big puss too though...lol... I do have a problem with my bike not running properly once it gets hot too, that I'm really struggling against. I really need to get that sorted out, it's pretty bad.

I want to develop the control on loose climbs and sliding around and stuff.... You dont still have that bike in the pic do you Pluric? You're closer to my size than Fano is...lol..I'd just have his springs bottomed out from the instant I step on it...lol...

For Christmas I want a new SuperDuke 1290, an 1190R with a Renazco on it....oh and a Motus.....and maybe a new indian....and....and....
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:03 AM   #20610
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I will be at Elberta for a trials event on 12-7.If you want to try mine out that would be ok. Do you have life insurance ?
Mung, I'm going to pencil this into my calendar and if it looks good for me to be able to meet up, I'll PM you my cell phone number. I don't have life insurance, but I have several lawyers who are close friends / family members, will that be ok??
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