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Old 11-25-2012, 04:28 PM   #18751
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Todays Ride

Great ride today. We had a little bit of everything from mud, hills, sand, water, dirt and gravel. Kudos to Eddy and Andrew for dragging their big GS's along. That was a lot of fun. Jeremy and Jimmy .... sorry we missed you guys starting out. In hindsight we probably should have waited a little longer than we did. Sorry.

The highlight of the day was riding through the mud pits. At least it was for me. I saw Andrew busting through so off I went only to be stopped just a few feet into the mess. Somehow the DRZ powered out without digging in so I was able to get out. Thanks to everyone who helped lift and push our bikes off the ground, over the tree's and out of the mud.

The big GS"s actually did very well until we hit the tree crossings. Like Jeremy said, both Eddy and Andrew lost their skid plates. You can see the two holding their trophy skid plates in the photo.

Im not sure about the rest of you but it took a hot shower once I got home to warm up.

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:02 PM   #18752
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Based on this pic...I think it was best that I did't venture out with the tourances...I have TKC80's on order!!!
Another fun ride in the woods. I think "training grounds" is a pretty good name for the place. We must have got there earlier than I thought.. Eddy and I were first but soon Micchub, Halfplate, and Chuck rolled in. We stood around and talked for 10 minutes or so and headed out - would have guessed it was 1:15 by that time but apparently not. Sorry bout that JG. We did get to make one last loop with Jimmy though.

That mudhole in the video was 100% optional. I rode right on by it with my street tires. There were lots of obstacles later that weren't. Eddy and Halfplate followed us into some pretty tight single track. Logs, rocks, creek beds. They made it every where we went but it was slow and hard going on the big bikes especially on the east side of the property..
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:17 PM   #18753
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I'm sorry I didn't make it, it sounds like everyone had a good time...I have not left the house. I have been sick since yesterday and have just been living vicariously thru all that went and anything I could find on line to look at. Hoping to feel better so I can look forward to next weekend.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:36 PM   #18754
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Great ride today!!! Wow what a work out on the big GS, I think I was able to burn off some of that turkey dinner. Thanks again to Dan for showing us around, can't wait to get back out there with the GS. Next time I am going to listen when you say "hey its muddy down that way".

If anyone else wants to try it on big bikes it really isn't all that bad, just stay on the right side of the property. The other side has a bunch of tree crossings that will tear up your skid plates.

I am happy when the GS is dirty. I just got done cleaning all that caked mud out from under it, took 4 hours.... But that's the price you gotta pay


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Old 11-25-2012, 05:49 PM   #18755
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Gerbing XL Vest, Large Pant Liners and XL insoles

I just listed a Gerbing heated Vest, Pant liner and insole on ADV. The vest is an XL, the pants are Large and the insole is XL. All three are in great shape and work very well. The insoles are brand new. The vest and pant liner are not microwire and they do not include a controller.

Vest $70
Pants $100
Insole $35
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:27 PM   #18756
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Glad I left when I did. Just spent the last several hours unconscious. Guess whatever it was I had most of the weeks wasn't quite gone. I didn't find that mud pit so washing my bike only took 10 minutes. It is due for an oil change so it did really need to be cleaned. The poor wee has been getting neglected.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:05 PM   #18757
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Ditto what everyone else has said...fun, mud, sand and sacrificial skid plates offered to the woods while crossing large downed trees (all on GoPro!). I got all of Andrews mud bog try outs on GoPro as well. I had intended to stop by the car wash and rinse all of the caked mud off but I only had a $20 in my wallet so I headed home. My son thought that all of the mud was "cool." 15 minutes in the hot tub followed by a hot shower and a couple of cold beers had me feeling better!

Let's make plans to do it again next weekend! It would be awesome if we had 20 local ADV guys out there.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:09 PM   #18758
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Damn...That kevlar suit does nothing for my girlish figure...It adds at least 60 pounds!
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #18759
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Well I just had a bite on my SV! If all goes well I may have someone buying it Saturday. It will be a very sad day watching it drive away, but at least then I can pick up a nice wr250r and join the fun everyone is having.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:43 PM   #18760
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Man this place looks sweet. I had no idea this kind of stuff was so close by.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #18761
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Props to you guys hauling gs bmws around mudmart. Very impressive.

I don't remember seeing the massive mudholes you guys found!

That stuff is sticky too!

Looking forward to next time!
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:46 PM   #18762
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That there is a good idea, Guy.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:58 AM   #18763
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Ok, I don't have an HD GoPro and with the fish eye lens you lose all perspective on hills etc
but here comes some clips for ya'll...easy stretch to what I call the right side...
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:12 AM   #18764
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I'll try to keep these in order....clip #2 towards the school...
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:19 AM   #18765
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Clip #3....to the mud bath
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