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Old 12-07-2009, 08:29 PM   #7876
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Took my first on-road snow ride on studs today.


This is what road conditions were. Fresh, light snow, newly plowed and icy underneath. temps around 20f.


I had forgotten that they don't plow this wooden bridge too closely so that they don't tear up the wood. When I hit it there was about 6" of snow and it was like hitting really soft sand. Instant front-end swaps, but somehow I rode through it. The snow on top of the bridge rails shows how much fresh we got in the last 24 hours. Those posts are 12" x 12"s so it looks like about 24" of new.


The hardest part was getting out of my uphill driveway. I had driven on the snow throughout the day and it had turned seriously slick but the bike was predictable through these power slides and after about 5 tries (launching out of the dry garage) I made it up to the road.
Nice...you guys got slammed with snow last night!
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:47 PM   #7877
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Nice snow ride

Hey Brent
great pics of the snow ride. Did any of the studs rip out of the tires?
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:22 AM   #7878
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I went into that old power house when I was a kid, before it was converted into a mansion. I remember getting pretty freaked out when one of the floorboards was missing and the cliff had collapsed beneath it to reveal a significant drop to misty rocks below. There is a lot of good riding up there! Did you do Black Bear, or did you come up from the Telluride side?
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:31 AM   #7879
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Originally Posted by brents347
Took my first on-road snow ride on studs today.


This is what road conditions were. Fresh, light snow, newly plowed and icy underneath. temps around 20f.


I had forgotten that they don't plow this wooden bridge too closely so that they don't tear up the wood. When I hit it there was about 6" of snow and it was like hitting really soft sand. Instant front-end swaps, but somehow I rode through it. The snow on top of the bridge rails shows how much fresh we got in the last 24 hours. Those posts are 12" x 12"s so it looks like about 24" of new.


The hardest part was getting out of my uphill driveway. I had driven on the snow throughout the day and it had turned seriously slick but the bike was predictable through these power slides and after about 5 tries (launching out of the dry garage) I made it up to the road.
Sorry I wussed out and drove my truck to work.
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:16 PM   #7880
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:52 PM   #7881
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:46 PM   #7882
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:04 PM   #7883
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I went into that old power house when I was a kid, before it was converted into a mansion. I remember getting pretty freaked out when one of the floorboards was missing and the cliff had collapsed beneath it to reveal a significant drop to misty rocks below. There is a lot of good riding up there! Did you do Black Bear, or did you come up from the Telluride side?
It was snowed in at the time but I have a new orange S model and will be doing a trip from the San Louis vally on dirt roads on through lake city hitting black bear, and Imogene along the way, Just waiting for things to thaw out. Maybe June
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:58 AM   #7884
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some action pics from portugal...



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Old 12-10-2009, 06:04 AM   #7885
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some action pics from portugal...




Wish i will able to ride my 990 like that some day !!!
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:32 PM   #7886
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some action pics from portugal...

Nice ones EUSKALHERRIA Mui bien
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:34 PM   #7887
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:24 PM   #7888
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:35 PM   #7889
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:27 PM   #7890
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A shot from the San Juans, Colorado last August. This spot is probably under 10 ft of snow now.
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