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Old 09-16-2012, 03:22 PM   #9331
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This is as random as I can get today.

Went on the Nut Run again this year as it always seems to be a fairly good time and great food.

This is what it is:



Lots of Pirates:



And some Blue hairs.




Good band:



This was parked out front. The sign said, being restored, and it was the actual bike used in Indiana Jones movie. It is actually an IMZ but was made up to look like a BMW, even down to the BMW seats on it. All badges were BMW but it was still a bit of a fake. Kind of cool though.








Oh yea, back to the Nut Run part. There was all of this you could eat. The Bulls were not very happy about it however.



Then it was the scenic route home. OMG the leaf peepers were out on Peak to Peak making a mess of things.



That is all.


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Old 09-16-2012, 04:47 PM   #9332
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Looks like a good time Marc!

I tore into the KLX450R today, rear suspension was lubed but it needed a full service -

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Old 09-16-2012, 06:00 PM   #9333
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:06 PM   #9334
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Lomax, pretty bike.



Can I say pretty?
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:38 PM   #9335
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Came back from football game yesterday to this.



My wife had watched me messing with some old blue jean legs and a tool roll Friday night.So when I left for a game Saturday morning she whipped one out in no time. Little pouch for sockets, zip ties, tire stuff and the tools. Goes right in my pvc tool holder. AWESOME
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:54 PM   #9336
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That IS awesome!!!
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #9337
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Anybody got a rat rod? I saw this one yesterday and really liked it. Has a Datsun 2.4 engine. Don't ask me what the Maltese Cross means on the side cause I didn't talk to the owner:
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:16 PM   #9338
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:49 PM   #9339
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Was on the road before the sun came up, it was 29F as I topped Kenosha.
Had breakfast at the Evergreen Cafe in BV.

Good color up on Weston













Plenty of trees haven't changed yet








Didn't expect to see color like this in the Hayman burn area...



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Old 09-17-2012, 06:55 AM   #9340
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This Noob's First Real DRZ Ride

Well, I've owned the DRZ400E for a couple of weeks now, but heavy work load and (the seemingly never-ending) home improvements have prevented me from throwing a leg over it and getting out into the dirt. I finally had a few hours to myself yesterday and figured I'd go see what it felt like in the dirt.

Pickle Gulch Campground



Pickle Gulch Trailhead



Hmmm.... this looks suspiciously above my pay grade!

Oh, what the hell... what's the worst that can happen?



Well, I was able to blast up that trail for a few miles before tipping over a bit in a very deep and steep rut section and I got a QUICK reminder that my knee wasn't completely healed yet and I was riding without my brace! So, I turned around and came back down (incident-free, too!). Actually, it was a blast of a trail and I'm gonna hit it again... lots of great technical stuff to practice on.

On the way back towards Missouri Gulch Road, I spotted some trails through the trees. I probably wasn't supposed to have the bike in there, but there wasn't a soul around and it sure looked tempting to go and practice some slow speed maneuvers through the trees.



After playing a bit, I connected back up with Missouri Gulch Road...

Probably very pedestrian for you veteran dirt hounds, but it was a blast to fly up and practice sliding around corners (finally got to practice some of the skills I learned up at Danny Walker's American Supercamp ).




Not as dramatic as Blake's aspen photos, but I did manage to find a few spots to see them peeking through.



Anyone up for a Nubian goat hunt?



Reflecto...



I haven't had the DRZ and ridden it enough to say I'm in love, but I can say I'm seriously in like with it. Very sure-footed with it's new Pirelli shoes on and it was surprisingly fun on Golden Gate Canyon Rd. (the sweepers at around mile marker 9 were exceptionally a hoot and a half). I wouldn't want to spend ANY time on I-70, but it's got more than enough power to deal with b-roads.

Now, I just gotta get this knee mended up better... or at least don't forget my brace before I head up again. Hondo... wanna do some riding this week?
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:24 AM   #9341
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Your chain looks really tight to me. Or maybe its just the angle of the photo. But on my "e", when on it's sidestand there's quite a bit more slack than what you show here. Just an observation

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:31 AM   #9342
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Just saw snow falling at Eisenhower. We are doomed.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:44 AM   #9343
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Your chain looks really tight to me. Or maybe its just the angle of the photo. But on my "e", when on it's sidestand there's quite a bit more slack than what you show here. Just an observation

I've got about 1 3/4 of slack mid swing arm. Is that enough?
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:50 AM   #9344
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I've got about 1 3/4 of slack mid swing arm. Is that enough?

With the bike upright, (not on it's sidestand), at about mid swingarm you should be able to push the chain up towards the swingarm but not be able to touch the chain to the swingarm.

Yours might be perfect, I dunno, but the pic makes it look a bit tight to my eye anyway.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:50 AM   #9345
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I've got about 1 3/4 of slack mid swing arm. Is that enough?
check it when you're sitting on the bike, not when there's no load on the bike
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