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Old 03-25-2010, 11:08 AM   #181
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thanks for the explanation Motomike. Searched some videos like you suggested and now I understand. I think many of us Easterners don't think you have much tight stuff out there. I see that Cactus, elevation changes and big rocks create their own kind of singletrack knarliness, and therefore the preference for lighter bikes.

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Old 03-25-2010, 12:43 PM   #182
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....im in, um Dublin for the time being. The wife surprised me....



my first Guinness is Ireland




ill get back to training in a few days.... until then - Dublin!


AND.... I love the BRP - but Mike is certainly correct, its just too big for these races.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:26 PM   #183
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Wow Dublin! I was wondering what happened to you. Enjoy that Guinness!
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:28 PM   #184
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Does your wife have any sisters?
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:34 PM   #185
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thanks for the explanation Motomike. Searched some videos like you suggested and now I understand. I think many of us Easterners don't think you have much tight stuff out there. I see that Cactus, elevation changes and big rocks create their own kind of singletrack knarliness, and therefore the preference for lighter bikes.
You know whats funny, I started back racing after 17 years on a 525, went to a 505 then a 300. I blew the 300 up a couple of races ago, went back to the 525 and I'm having a blast! It's heavy, but it still works really good in the tight stuff. In this last enduro they had a sandy/rocky downhill that was so steep, when I was bulldogging (I fell towards the top, no way was I going to try and get back on) with both wheels locked and my heels dug in, I was still heading for the bottom whether I liked it or not.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:33 AM   #186
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You know whats funny, I started back racing after 17 years on a 525, went to a 505 then a 300. I blew the 300 up a couple of races ago, went back to the 525 and I'm having a blast! It's heavy, but it still works really good in the tight stuff. In this last enduro they had a sandy/rocky downhill that was so steep, when I was bulldogging (I fell towards the top, no way was I going to try and get back on) with both wheels locked and my heels dug in, I was still heading for the bottom whether I liked it or not.
you blew up the 300?! that sucks.....and someday you have to let me try out the 525 - Id be happy to trade you off for the BRP for a bit.



....and Mike no, she does not have any sisters. However, I HIGHLY recommend a Asian women over just about any other.



hell if you go visit Vietnam, you might not have a choice! One might come home with you whether you like it or not!

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Old 03-26-2010, 11:06 AM   #187
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you blew up the 300?! that sucks.....and someday you have to let me try out the 525 - Id be happy to trade you off for the BRP for a bit.



....and Mike no, she does not have any sisters. However, I HIGHLY recommend a Asian women over just about any other.



hell if you go visit Vietnam, you might not have a choice! One might come home with you whether you like it or not!

It still ran, but it's not good. It's in pieces on the bench.

Maybe I'll see if I can get my girlfreind to squint.
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:07 AM   #188
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Maybe I'll see if I can get my girlfreind to squint.

its a start



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Old 03-28-2010, 12:44 PM   #189
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....im in, um Dublin for the time being. The wife surprised me....



my first Guinness is Ireland

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Ummm! Guinness! my post ride recovery drink of choice! Do they taste any different over there?
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:39 PM   #190
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Ummm! Guinness! my post ride recovery drink of choice! Do they taste any different over there?

oh my lord - its totally different and SO much better than in the states! Significantly more smooth and more flavor!

I recommend it!!

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Old 04-02-2010, 03:23 PM   #191
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Enough of this globe hopping, beer drinking shit. What's your next move big boy?



















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Old 04-03-2010, 01:46 PM   #193
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Ive been running and trying to get back in shape like a madman - ran four miles three times this week and woke up sick as a dog on Friday. Dont know what the hell happened but im going to try and stick with the excercise this next week.
I also realized that my arm strength campaign isnt hacking and I realized it while playing guitar last week and my hands were starting to hurt just plaing that dammed guitar. Im going to need to step up my hand/arm strenghtening campaign.
my next race is next weekend - Mike - Ill see ya out there!
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:11 AM   #194
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Ive been running and trying to get back in shape like a madman - ran four miles three times this week and woke up sick as a dog on Friday. Dont know what the hell happened but im going to try and stick with the excercise this next week.
I also realized that my arm strength campaign isnt hacking and I realized it while playing guitar last week and my hands were starting to hurt just plaing that dammed guitar. Im going to need to step up my hand/arm strenghtening campaign.
my next race is next weekend - Mike - Ill see ya out there!
Are you riding Sat or Sun? It's a two day race, Dez Scrambles on Saturday and Hare & Hound on Sunday.

I've been a sick dog all weekend myself, hope it clears up in the next day or two.
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:21 AM   #195
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Was out tying ribbon this weekend for the Rovers. Nice technical 2nd loop w/ nothing stupid. Ride smart and stay on the ribbon. It is a little "different" at times.
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