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Old 02-27-2013, 08:49 AM   #211
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:56 AM   #212
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To paraphrase a great Truman quote.....I just give them the truth and people think it's funny. ;)
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:46 PM   #213
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Quick study, no.

I tried to imitate SOG my mentor, but....somehow I involved a large green John Deere tractor.....
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:50 PM   #214
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I tried to imitate SOG my mentor, but....somehow I involved a large green John Deere tractor.....

Uhhhhh...whut?
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:21 PM   #215
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D'uh. A moment of senility.

Rick reminded me of his fall over at 2 mph on day two. We had just rode a pretty nice section of two track directly into someone's yard , turned around and at the main dirt road there was a John Deere coming at us. With a careful application of his front brake T-neck was able to execute a pretty nice slow speed front wheel wash-out.

I'd give it six point five, seven tops but he says he only had one hand on the bars. If that can be verified he gets a solid 8.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:13 PM   #216
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Ya know. I'm just too much of a "giver", I guess. I try to gently teach. To mentor. And here it appears Rick has learned nada.
I explained and then executed the preferred "rough section" riding method for T-neck several times. (The expert move only once but it should have made the point as it was video-ed for posterity as a training aid.)

Well, here it is again.


1. Put yourself in the mountain side rut/wheeltrack (not the cliff-side rut/wheeltrack) without regard to any other criteria (boulders, running seep, washing machine).
2. Put bike in first.
3. Pin the throttle preferably bouncing it off the rev limiter
4. Scream like a little girl.
5. Alternate with curse laden screams to the rider in front of you to "get the F outta my G-D way"
6. And, for the expert, when you reach the next switchback and come to a stop with your buddies, remember to fall over throwing yourself smooth off the bike and onto your head.


I sure hope y'all were listening this time.
Lmao at number 5. That rider (me) was carefully trying to navigate through boulders and sharp jagged rocks trying not to taco my shitty front wheel. After hearing the shrieking Remus, some vulgarity over the loud ass pipe and turning around to see SOG didn't have quite the same carefully planned line my riding technique quickly changed.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:39 AM   #217
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lol.

Hey. You moved quite sprightly over those rocks, once given the right stimuli.

As I explained to you at our next mentoring session, you only thought you were picking the safe line. Ain't no safe slow line on a steep rough uphill if I'm anywhere in sight behind you 'cuz I am gonna go through you like:

1. Sherman went through Georgia.
2. Shit through a goose.

I gotty no first gear. You should have remembered that from that wet clay uphill in Arky-saw.

I got two techniques, "burning cat fur smelling clutch-y" first and "pinned" in first. I chose pinned. ;)
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:03 AM   #218
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I think at least an 8.2 because the kid and the man on the tractor were both laughing !
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:03 PM   #219
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Another terrapinneck production...

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Old 03-05-2013, 01:34 PM   #220
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"I broke my fall with my head". Sure am glad that made it to the vid. lol
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:05 PM   #221
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:07 PM   #222
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Another terrapinneck production...
Great video Thanks for letting me re-ride some of my trip with you guys.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:11 PM   #223
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Now. If we could just learn to turn on the camera at the right time and keep the lens clean. Jeebus. Looks like we rode the whole trip in a parking lot .
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:03 PM   #224
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Dang!!

You guys are faster on pavement than I, and better off payment than I will ever be.

Actually I could easily do the off pavement you did, if I were on a TW200.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #225
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Dang!!

You guys are faster on pavement than I, and better off payment than I will ever be.

Actually I could easily do the off pavement you did, if I were on a TW200.
I would sometimes think I was really getting it on during a stretch of twistys, just to look ahead and see Aaron standing up going through the curve...sigh.
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