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Old 09-15-2014, 09:34 AM   #1
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LESS 2014 Recap

In a world of excess, a world where everything is continually made bigger and super-sized, including dirtbike rides, we created something different: the Lower Expectations Sliding Slideshow, an invite-only casual jaunt, held this past weekend. We invited fewer people, rode at an easier pace, and enjoyed the ride, all 450 miles of it.
Before you can understand the narrative you're about to experience, watch this orientation video:
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:40 AM   #2
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:51 AM   #3
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Said Joel knowingly .
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I can't access the orientation video. Is this a personal problem?
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:27 AM   #6
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:28 AM   #7
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The pre-ride started, for me, the entire week before LESS - working in my garage til 2 a.m. getting my bike ready. It had been overlooked a bit too much for a bit too long. I cleaned the carb, changed the oil, adjusted the valves, and aired the tires. It needed a new chain and sprockets, and the stator was increasingly going bad, but I only had so much time.

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Old 09-15-2014, 10:31 AM   #8
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I can't access the orientation video. Is this a personal problem?
Shearboy, do you have a better link - maybe the original?
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:35 AM   #9
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I can't access the orientation video. Is this a personal problem?

Works for me, maybe you have to be his friend.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:42 AM   #10
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The list of actors in this ride were: ere109, Cowboy, Shearboy, Joz, CoJoel, Osprey, and D-Train. The ride began, Friday night, for Cowboy and I. He rode to my house. We loaded up and started our machines.
I knew, when my headlight came on 20 miles in, that things were looking up. This "candle in a brown bottle" would be a point of contention as the ride continued. Despite the lack of light, we made it Osprey's house for dinner and drinks, and a fine night of sleep before our 8 a.m. start the next day.
At breakfast in Boulder:

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Old 09-15-2014, 11:02 AM   #11
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After breakfast, and a trip to the thrift store so Osprey could look for fresh panties, we met the big bikes - aka the wimps - at Vern's, then started riding down a bunch of roads too vast to remember. Someone else has a great shot of the group at our final starting location. All I've got are these:
(Gratuitous pee shot)


(Gratuitous hair shot)
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:09 AM   #12
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Because we were doing LESS, Osprey stopped to smell the flowers on Moody Hill. Then he realized there were no flowers, and he became very sad.


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Old 09-15-2014, 11:14 AM   #13
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Cowboy tried to cheer him up by throwing fruit roll-ups on the ground and watching monkeys chase them.
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The beginning for some !







Dusty and I were at Verns for bloody hours while the wee scooter bikes made their way very slowly from the far south .
We chatted to these guys for sometime and learned there was a vintage meet down the street .







We went down there to kill sometime and saw baby BMW's laying around everywhere .


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Old 09-15-2014, 11:21 AM   #15
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Joel glared at himself, undeterred.
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