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Old 03-09-2011, 07:46 AM   #196
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Lake Elsie. It's a poor pic, I have some better ones on the other computer.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:49 AM   #197
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Hey Now... I'm not scheduled for anything overseas anytime soon...for now.

I'd be game for some early season riding... clearing trails is fun....as long as you go into it knowing you're clearing trails.
I have to come up with a way to carry the chain saw on the bike! A winch wouldn't hurt...but I don't suppose that's too practical.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:47 AM   #198
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Fat old nOObs...

Now that sounds just like my kind of riding adventure. All three words define me perfectly! Oh, "guy" does too! Can i come along and play too?

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Old 03-09-2011, 08:50 AM   #199
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If she can ride, so can I

Found this pic on the Front Page section of pics.

She's a retired Honda moto mechanic. They say she can really kick ass on that bike of hers. No-one else is allowed to touch it! My hero! Um, wonder if she likes scotch? For some reason, I cannot see her sitting around crocheting baby booties.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:53 AM   #200
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Now that sounds just like my kind of riding adventure. All three words define me perfectly! Oh, "guy" does too! Can i come along and play too?
The more the better, just bring a sense of humor! This will be my first year on a dual sport (used to ride street bikes), should provide plenty of entertainment to people that know what they are doing!

As to the pic..I'm not as old as that lady, but I have no delusions that she wouldn't kick my azz on a bike! I'll be happy to see some new country on FS roads, and not break myself or the bike!
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:55 AM   #201
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Now here's my mother

Sweet little thing, eh? She likes Road Kings.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:00 AM   #202
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Let's do it then!

this is my second summer on any kind of bike! I'm game for riding FS roads as soon as the snow is gone. Let's keep in touch. I'm really serious about this as I need to get some riding time in prior to doing the WABDR the end of July.

BTW, I KNOW that gal can kick my butt! Remember Artie Johnson riding the tricycle on Laugh In. That's me on a DS, only I'm much older!

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The more the better, just bring a sense of humor! This will be my first year on a dual sport (used to ride street bikes), should provide plenty of entertainment to people that know what they are doing!

As to the pic..I'm not as old as that lady, but I have no delusions that she wouldn't kick my azz on a bike! I'll be happy to see some new country on FS roads, and not break myself or the bike!
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:06 AM   #203
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Sweet little thing, eh? She likes Road Kings.
I'm inspired, might have a few years of riding left! I'll be 50 next year. I figured that compared to the typical dirt rider I was an old guy.

One of the guys in the ATV club that I ride with is 74. He's always looking for the hardest trails and complaining about all the slow riders :). One of the guys that did the ride and camp on Magruder last year was about the same, and did great. He had just had bypass surgery a few months before (and neglected to mention it). I'm serious when I say some of these older riders are an inspiration!

My "riding partner" friend is 62ish. He has ridden smaller dirt bikes for years, and just got a KLR. Talking with him inspired me to go with the dual sport. You're on for meeting up for rides as soon as the weather breaks, will be nice to have someone else to learn some skills with. Any nice gravel roads to play on over in the Spokane area? Figure you might be snow-free a while before us in ID.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:24 PM   #204
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Perfect!

I think I'll be able to keep up....interested in the Marble Creek Area too!

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Keep me posted A19 There's cutthroat to be caught and trails to be seen (however, not sure if your group will want to babysit... me, that is)
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:10 PM   #205
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Pic from Bernard Overlook. I'm just in the mood to look at pics...while I sit here contemplating the new snow we got yesterday. I'm sure most everyone has stopped here on the way to the Hermit.

A few decades ago I had a friend get his pilot license at Henley Aerodrome (where the amusement park is now). After he did the solo I went for a ride with him in a Piper Cub. We flew out across that cliff. What a vertigo rush.


I found that Spion Kop Rock on my map. My route is on the east side of it as I head for the ID/MT border. I will check it out. Thanks.




Everybody...use some caution on Marble Creek Road. They (PFI I think) are logging in that area. I'm not sure what road they are using to exit the forest. Also log trucks coming into Clarkia from the SE last year. And a small patch of trees going down on Meadow Creek, probably headed to the small mill near Clarkia.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:54 AM   #206
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Oh please keep us up to date on this stuff! This will be my first year on an actual dual sport, with actual dirt tires
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:02 AM   #207
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Finished Part 1 of the DS conversion on the XRR last night. I still need to tidy up the wiring a little bit, but all of the lights and signals work, as does the speedo, odo, tach, temp, switches and key. Bike runs a bunch better too after some mild modifications to help it breath better and jetting it correctly. I will hopefully log some miles this weekend.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:32 AM   #208
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Finished Part 1 of the DS conversion on the XRR last night. I still need to tidy up the wiring a little bit, but all of the lights and signals work, as does the speedo, odo, tach, temp, switches and key. Bike runs a bunch better too after some mild modifications to help it breath better and jetting it correctly. I will hopefully log some miles this weekend.
I'll be interested in seeing your bike. I'm wondering if that isn't the approach I should have taken, rather than the DR.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:44 AM   #209
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I'll be interested in seeing your bike. I'm wondering if that isn't the approach I should have taken, rather than the DR.
I'll try to get some pics over the weekend, and your certainly welcome to give it a try when we meet up someday. I looked at the DR, but I was really after a 70% dirt/30% pavement bike and felt it was going to take too much work to get there with the DR.
I will certainly suffer for my choice on long pavement days, but i suspect it will be worth it when the going gets nasty on the trail.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:54 AM   #210
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I'll try to get some pics over the weekend, and your certainly welcome to give it a try when we meet up someday. I looked at the DR, but I was really after a 70% dirt/30% pavement bike and felt it was going to take too much work to get there with the DR.
I will certainly suffer for my choice on long pavement days, but i suspect it will be worth it when the going gets nasty on the trail.
Thanks for the offer! One thing I'm coming to appreciate, the more I read (and only based on that, I'm a noob), is that there is no ideal bike for all purposes. Dirt/street requirements are optomized 180 degrees apart! I can see two bikes in my future, a 250 dual sport for dirt and riding to and from the trails, and maybe a Versys as a commuter. Oh well, at least the DR isn't real spendy, I can always sell it for something else if I get serious.
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