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Old 05-07-2012, 09:44 PM   #31
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If we had any balls we'd do Mother's Day...

Used to race that weekend. I paid and paid...
my mother is in Israel

i think KTAmi would like to go also..
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:48 PM   #32
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Big bike ride

Never mind, wrong thread.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:54 PM   #33
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Congrats and great pics !
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:41 AM   #34
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I'm not sure... and I could be way off base here... but for some reason I am sensing... ok, I'll just say it.

Is anyone interested in a big bike ride?
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:47 AM   #35
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:27 AM   #36
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I was looking for this photo...



Taken at the Sierra Soire... I think 2003? I thought I was pretty badass, I had my R1150GS/Adv with TKCs mounted. I had been on lots of fire roads and dual track and felt pretty good about my riding skills, considering that the GS was my first "dirt bike".

I didn't know anyone at the Sierra Soire, I had read about it on some relatively new and small board called Adventure Rider and decided to check out my first AdvRider event (I think the Sierra Soire was one of the first real AdvRider events).

Most of my riding had been solo up until that point so I really did not know what to expect and did not know how to rate my skills. I found a group to ride with on the Saturday and went for it.






At the Saturday night dinner I ended up talking to Jean-Luc, Ricky Kuhn and Capt Ron and MotorMike (among others) and in that conversation I ended up part of their Sunday "hard" ride. Saturday had been a lot of fun and there was nothing on it that I couldn't handle. Challenging... but loads of fun! As I waited in the parking lot for the others to arrive I found myself a bit nervous... this was a "hard" ride. I could handle it... right? Hmmmm...

When Jean-Luc arrive on his V-Strom with street tires and fell over in the parking lot I felt MUCH better!! (This was before I knew the proper edicate of photgraphing all tip overs and crashes) Little did I know what was in store.



In the first photo you will notice the Aerostich Roadcrafter one piece suit.... every time we stopped and I lowered my arms sweat would literally pour our the ends of the sleaves. And the Arai Quantum that felt as if it shrank two sizes as the day went on. I had never seen rocks like this before. I had never used my bash plate before. I had never used crash bars as hand holds to pull bikes up rocks before. I had never had (real) dirt bikers stare, mouths open in awe, as I rode by before. Prior to this ride, I would have said the trail was not possible on a bike... let alone a BIG bike! Oh man, I was hooked.

A few more from the Sunday ride:

Yeah, that's right, V-Strom with street tires:



Uh huh, you got it. That is indeed a home made dual-sported RS:


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That weekend literally changed my life.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:51 AM   #37
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I'm not sure... and I could be way off base here... but for some reason I am sensing... ok, I'll just say it.

Is anyone interested in a big bike ride?
yes, please..

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anyone who says "no" would be lying.



its been very long time since we had big bike ride...
so long that i start contemplating my need for the 950
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:58 AM   #38
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:10 AM   #39
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Great pics! Congrats on your anniversary. You are forum member# 1082
and I saw this post when ScottV's Odometer was at 1,082

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Old 05-08-2012, 09:30 AM   #40
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what a nice poniem...
Gabbi is very lucky to get such fine Shidduch
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:05 AM   #41
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these are very nice pics! actually all of them.

i want to join the big bike ride....

nothing else to go where the weather is cooler, but higher elevation. tt anniversary ride..
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:38 PM   #42
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Let's do this...

do we start small....This Sunday will probably be the last chance at weather that is passable at the Husky...

Start in Castaic and ride to the Husky....

Temps will be near 90
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:43 PM   #43
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Let's do this...

do we start small....This Sunday will probably be the last chance at weather that is passable at the Husky...

Start in Castaic and ride to the Husky....

Temps will be near 90
Sunday is mommy's day. Any interest in Sat?
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:49 PM   #44
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Sunday is mommy's day. Any interest in Sat?

I prefer Sat also, this way i can go sailing on Sun or just lick my wounds...
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:56 PM   #45
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I prefer Sat also, this way i can go sailing on Sun or just lick my wounds...
I can do Saturday...
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