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Old 07-13-2012, 06:06 PM   #49681
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Interstates are for cars ya douche nozzle...... Oh wait, the GS is as big as a car. Carry on.
If the GS was a car, it would be something like a Subaru WRX. Great on pavement and startling on a dirt road in the right hands. I likes my big yella dirt toy.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:01 PM   #49682
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Interstates are for cars ya douche nozzle...... Oh wait, the GS is as big as a car. Carry on.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:22 PM   #49683
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So that is why they call them the "rocky" mountains. That looks like a good day on my mountain bike.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:06 PM   #49684
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Ted, you should ride the DR so you can do the big boy passes. On your wide ass BMW you will have to stick to the freeway with an escort. I hope you sprung for the whale foreskin riding suit.

That is to FUNNY from the guy that was afraid of Frog Bayou.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:15 PM   #49685
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So that is why they call them the "rocky" mountains. That looks like a good day on my mountain bike.
INDEED!!!! Colorado is kind of a Meca for us mountain bikers. I've never been, but I hope to get to a point financially where I can spend some significant time that way.

I spent most of today fiddling around in Mark Twain National Forest. -A quick google search reveals I was NO WHERE NEAR Mark Twain national forest, thank you Arkansas Adventure shop owner, you told me wrong. It was actually Roaring River- I'm sure there's some good fun to be had in there, I just couldn't seem to find it. I also found out I have some serious anxiety about bear encounters, I spent the whole time imagining just what exactly would happen.

I did enjoy myself though, but I couldn't explore anywhere near as much as I'd have liked to. And I ended up flaking on my route to Mt. Vernon. I really need a GPS! I assumed I'd be able to get a signal with my phone here and there... NO! Couldn't get it to work anywhere, not in Eureka Springs, not in the forest, not anywhere in Missouri. The thing becomes dead weight as soon as I get near Beaver lake.

I don't know how you guys do this though? I'm a spry young man and after a couple hours of fire roads I was getting strange looks in the gas station because my legs were constantly shaking. They continued for a couple hours. Color me impressed.

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:46 PM   #49686
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INDEED!!!! Colorado is kind of a Meca for us mountain bikers. I've never been, but I hope to get to a point financially where I can spend some significant time that way.

I spent most of today fiddling around in Mark Twain National Forest. I'm sure there's some good fun to be had in there, I just couldn't seem to find it. I also found out I have some serious anxiety about bear encounters, I spent the whole time imagining just what exactly would happen.

I did enjoy myself though, but I couldn't explore anywhere near as much as I'd have liked to. And I ended up flaking on my route to Mt. Vernon. I really need a GPS! I assumed I'd be able to get a signal with my phone here and there... NO! Couldn't get it to work anywhere, not in Eureka Springs, not in the forest, not anywhere in Missouri. The thing becomes dead weight as soon as I get near Beaver lake.

I don't know how you guys do this though? I'm a spry young man and after a couple hours of fire roads I was getting strange looks in the gas station because my legs were constantly shaking. They continued for a couple hours. Color me impressed.
We got lost first day in Colorado and that turned into a 350 miler. Long tough day
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:11 PM   #49687
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You need to ride this one Ted. Magoo chickened out on me and I had to take it out of our route (well, that and there is still 10' of snow in the pass).
That didnt look "too" bad, I'd roll the GS through that pass. I dont mind rocks, but I dont want to get off on some of the passes that have ledges etc you gotta ride up or down.

Take Magoo up it, he wont know since he'll be following.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:12 PM   #49688
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We got lost first day in Colorado and that turned into a 350 miler. Long tough day
Thats awesome!
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:44 PM   #49689
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That didnt look "too" bad, I'd roll the GS through that pass. I dont mind rocks, but I dont want to get off on some of the passes that have ledges etc you gotta ride up or down.

Take Magoo up it, he wont know since he'll be following.
I think Chuck uses his iPhone on Google earth to fly routes. The Mosquito Pass 1,200 foot drop on that 20% grade on the 8 foot "road" with baby heads looks like a pebble on the interstate to him. Oh yeah. Snow at 13,000 feet there.

There will be lots of Magoo decisions working around on a loaded WR with my fat ass!
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:53 PM   #49690
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Dude, an 8ft road is HUGE!!!! You would shit the bed if you saw some of the single track on the side of mountains there. I bounced out of one up at Taylor Park and slid 20 foot down! Thankfully I was on the small KTM. If I'd done that on the DR that big pig would still be there.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:50 PM   #49691
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Dude, an 8ft road is HUGE!!!! You would shit the bed if you saw some of the single track on the side of mountains there. I bounced out of one up at Taylor Park and slid 20 foot down! Thankfully I was on the small KTM. If I'd done that on the DR that big pig would still be there.
Albie:
You would love the AHSCS Race at Wildcat ranch in the winter.
They run you over some sides of hill there that if you slip off its a challenge to
get back on much less get the thing back on the trail.
Soulds like something your describing there.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:16 AM   #49692
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Mornin fellers

all this talk of carnage brings back fond memories..and thats all it does for me!
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:04 AM   #49693
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:09 AM   #49694
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Anyone need a poject?

Finally, something to do with all those bike pieces laying around.

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Likely the only scenario where I would ride pillion w/ my wife.

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