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Old 07-23-2013, 12:15 PM   #31
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no skid plate??? you don't carry JB weld? without a skid plate??! by yourself??? no ham radio or spot either?? omg.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:35 PM   #32
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I guess I left my ham radio in my other pants...
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:41 PM   #33
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I guess I left my ham radio in my other pants...

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Old 07-23-2013, 01:11 PM   #34
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I guess I left my ham radio in my other pants...
I do that all the time.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:22 PM   #35
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I love the two photos of the retriever... The bottom one with huge smile. So awesome. Glad you got the bike back, it sounded like another adventure going to get it. Lessons learned. And you live to ride another day. I took some notes from this as well
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:06 PM   #36
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To be honest I had no intention of being in terrain like that, I just kept going instead of turning around when it got bad.
Better tires and lower gearing would have certainly helped a lot, some skill wouldn't have hurt either.
Sounds like me. I will head out for a little spin, one road leads to another and the next thing you know I'm on some singletrack out in the boonies with no tools, no spare tube and only a vague idea of where I might actually be.

I'm putting together a small kit that has just the essentials that I am going to consider as necessary as my helmet when heading out on the bike even if I'm only planning on going to the store for a lottery ticket because I know how easily sidetracked and distractible I am...
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:27 AM   #37
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Sounds like me. I will head out for a little spin, one road leads to another and the next thing you know I'm on some singletrack out in the boonies with no tools, no spare tube and only a vague idea of where I might actually be.

I'm putting together a small kit that has just the essentials that I am going to consider as necessary as my helmet when heading out on the bike even if I'm only planning on going to the store for a lottery ticket because I know how easily sidetracked and distractible I am...

Hmmm... weird.... sounds like every ADVer I've ever met. Like herding cats.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #38
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Type "exhaustion" and "frustration" into a search on Google Images, and I'm pretty sure this image will appear:
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:23 AM   #39
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I'm putting together a small kit that has just the essentials that I am going to consider as necessary as my helmet when heading out on the bike even if I'm only planning on going to the store for a lottery ticket because I know how easily sidetracked and distractible I am...
I just finished putting one together finally. I feel way more secure about riding now and going out a little further than I normally would. Using an old AAA emergency zipper bag I had in my car. Zip ties, duct tape, tool kit, spark plug, little first aid stuff, mini jumper cables, waterproof matches, two flashlights (small/med size), tire gauge and factory manual.

You could say this noob has been learning
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:33 AM   #40
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I'd throw in a small roll of safety wire/wire of some sort. That has saved my bacon (or would have in other cases) a few times.

Add two Motion Pro tire irons, patch kit with fresh glue, and a pump or CO2 filler

You don't need a tire gauge to get you out of the woods. If its holding air, you're good to go.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:48 AM   #41
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I'd throw in a small roll of safety wire/wire of some sort. That has saved my bacon (or would have in other cases) a few times.

Add two Motion Pro tire irons, patch kit with fresh glue, and a pump or CO2 filler

You don't need a tire gauge to get you out of the woods. If its holding air, you're good to go.
Have the safety wire! And yes, either a tube repair kit or a new tube with a pump is something that should be priority over some of the others. Once I get that I feel I'll really be ready to rock and roll.

Oh, I forgot to add I bought a machete too.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:48 PM   #42
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If you're going to carry a tube, carry the front tire tube, in a pinch it will do just fine in the back tire too, that way you only carry one tube, but you're covered for both tires.

And of course the tube does you no good if you don't have the tools to remove the wheel, install the tube, pump it up, and reinstall the wheels.

Also a Leatherman. I like the one that has the locking jaws. Forget which model it is. Had a friend use one as a shift lever after he snapped his off out at Naches.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:01 AM   #43
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my bacon
YES! I must agree I bring my bacon also! Very hand stuff!

Ok serious, bring some small tubing to siphon gas from tank with fuel to tank with No fuel! Needed that twice in the past few years. One for a buddy and twice for random guys I came upon in the middle nowhere. One put a hole in his tank didnt know it so we patched and fueled. one with bad planning ended up starting to push out his bike, ugh!
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:09 PM   #44
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Great story and pictures, mount a skid plate and go run it again!
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:05 PM   #45
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other than that how did you like the show Mrs Lincoln?

I feel your pain buddy, thanks for sharing. Like msiter Eastwood says, "a man's got to know his limitations"



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Other than the broken mirror, bent front brake lever, bent shift lever, smashed starter button, ripped seat and scarred up plastics I think it came through pretty much unscathed!
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