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Old 07-14-2012, 02:08 PM   #1081
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Amcross, open your knees, lower your arse. Good stuff.

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Old 07-14-2012, 04:16 PM   #1082
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Helped with setup for a local trials today. And as a reward, we got to ride one of the new Ossa's.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:41 AM   #1083
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Helped with setup for a local trials today. And as a reward, we got to ride one of the new Ossa's.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:01 AM   #1084
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Amcross, open your knees, lower your arse. Good stuff.

https://www.facebook.com/video/video...02634286419558
thanks, Ateam! Ah, familiar advice. I'm working hard on both -- especially the opening my knees. I THOUGHT i was doing fairly well until I watched some of the video. lots more practice to come.....
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:47 AM   #1085
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thanks, Ateam! Ah, familiar advice. I'm working hard on both -- especially the opening my knees. I THOUGHT i was doing fairly well until I watched some of the video. lots more practice to come.....
Drills to try:
  1. Figure 8's on a flat or gravel area, asphalt is OK but dirt is easier.
  2. Track standing with dead engine. Watch a TV show or listen to songs. You will be knackered.
  3. Ride in a circle with a minder, blindfolded.
  4. Ride a very easy section with one hand, left arm behind your back.
  5. Ride a very easy section sitting down with no clutch.
  6. Ride an easy section with one leg on same side of bike.
These are fun things to do. Follow the leader is also good.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:29 PM   #1086
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Drills to try:
  1. Figure 8's on a flat or gravel area, asphalt is OK but dirt is easier.
  2. Track standing with dead engine. Watch a TV show or listen to songs. You will be knackered.
  3. Ride in a circle with a minder, blindfolded.
  4. Ride a very easy section with one hand, left arm behind your back.
  5. Ride a very easy section sitting down with no clutch.
  6. Ride an easy section with one leg on same side of bike.
These are fun things to do. Follow the leader is also good.

Are you ?
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #1087
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spotted for my wfie early in the morning

My wife and I run a horse rescue making for morning and evening chores that need to be done every day. This morning I had chores to do and then had to go on the road for a few hours getting work done. So this morning at 7:30 my wife AMCross says "why dont we go ride for an hour and then I will take care of chores so you can leave ontime"
In the pasture there is a tall floating left hand turn that scares her. She talked me into spotting as she tried it about 10 times until she had a clean. This was after falling twice.

I am pretty sure I have the coolest wife ever.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:32 PM   #1088
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Drills to try:
  1. Figure 8's on a flat or gravel area, asphalt is OK but dirt is easier.
  2. Track standing with dead engine. Watch a TV show or listen to songs. You will be knackered.
  3. Ride in a circle with a minder, blindfolded.
  4. Ride a very easy section with one hand, left arm behind your back.
  5. Ride a very easy section sitting down with no clutch.
  6. Ride an easy section with one leg on same side of bike.
These are fun things to do. Follow the leader is also good.
thanks, ateam.
1 -- i do this some. more often i practice 3 -4 - 5 circles to left, 1-2 to right, back t left (i'm much WORSE at turning left)
2 -- sigh, not a chance. i can static briefly but VERY briefly
3 -- sorry, can't do that one, no way.
4 - i have trouble fixing my glasses with my left hand while riding on flat ground ... but genuinely do work on it
5 - now THAT i've done!
6 -- nope, again, way outside my balance. maybe some day....
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:06 PM   #1089
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1) as tight as I can, close to full lock, try to get as much lean as possible, I also try to do it in a ditch so I have walls to go up and down
2) I can sometimes do this with a running engine on soft ground
3 - 4) challenging on flat ground much less anything rough.
5) trying to stop doing that.
6) Closest I do is try to ride 1 footed and/or leaning. Lean the bike over but go straight. I found this gives me a better feel for what the bike wants to do. If you never tried it, you may be a bit surprised at what happens when you try it.

At the moment it is all a mute point. The knee won't let me do anything at the moment. I ain't risking blowing out the 2-week old ACL rebuild. I can't even do a flight of stairs right now. In another month or two I hope to get back on the bike again.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:58 PM   #1090
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I am pretty sure I have the coolest wife ever.

One of 'em anyway.


Miss Bitters (my long-suffering SO) practicing today at SanYo. She ran through a whole tank of gas in 2-1/2 hours practicing while NMTrailboss and I sat around and talked.

Working the wheelie practice. This was actually last Sunday -





Getting confident on the bigger stuff -







She did really well today, while I snoozed most of the morning. Great job, MB!!
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:32 PM   #1091
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Here's a few more of Miss Bitters working on those skills today!

She's really been working hard in the past month on all the basic techniques.


Trying some steps...








Trying to get the correct body positioning for downs...






Working on the turns...




No way she would have tried this down three month ago!!




Awesome practice today Kristi! You've made huge improvements in the past month!!!
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #1092
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Brewtus did some work on steps on OJ today too. Amazing what the ole' Reflex will do if you don't think and just twist the throttle!




We have this gap set many times at San Ysidro...not too bad, but a little spooky. I'd never try it on the 'Flex though. Love the way the rear tire is gripping around the rock (or just flat...not sure which!).




Another step with a gap in the same area.




A few more shots working in the same practice area.











This little dude watched us ride for a little while...






Finished the day with a little log jumping.






Pretty good riding today Brewtus!!
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:25 PM   #1093
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Good looking stuff Brewtus!

You are making outright junk owners all around the world proud!




Edit: way to go Kristi!!!!
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:47 PM   #1094
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Very Rachel like.

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Old 07-16-2012, 05:40 AM   #1095
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Miss Bitters -- AWESOME shots! Silly boys sitting around chatting when it was time to ride, eh???

brutus, LOVE the reflex shots! always wanted a reflex back in the 80s...
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