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Old 05-12-2014, 10:11 AM   #31
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I learned a valuable lesson with regards to riding alone that day.

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Old 05-12-2014, 10:35 AM   #32
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I learned a valuable lesson with regards to riding alone that day.

Because???

I've ridden alone a lot, and my only concern is dropping a 500 pound bike down the side of a hill, so I don't ride narrow trails on side hills when by myself. I've dropped my bike several times on flatter ground when by myself and it's seems pretty easy to pick up...except in slimy mud, but I carry 50 feet of 550 cord that I can use to assist in the righting process if I can't get the bike back on wheels. For trails like in your picture, I air down to 15 pounds front and rear, and carry three methods to inflate the tires when I hit the road (electric pump, CO2 and hand pump), and I run an E07 rear and TR8 front, as these are better suited to off road action but work well on road.

I also carry pyrophoric steel and wax/sawdust sticks to make fire, even if everything gets submerged in water. Controlling bleeding and keeping warm if I have to spend the night (happened one time so far) keeps me alive in the worst possible scenario.

Getting hurt is always a risk, so I carry a lot of first aide supplies, and keep a tourniquet in the pocket of my pants for the worst type of injury. I've ridden with dislocated shoulder, broken collar bone, broken wrist, dislocated ulna and lots of times needing stitches after the ride, but as long as I can control bleeding (tourniquet for temp fix and quick clot for more long term fix), I have always been able to get myself out to the road and home.

It's more about being prepared for the worst, but riding with a buddy is almost always the better plan...and usually more fun.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:29 AM   #33
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Hey.... Can we get this guy in our group?? First aid experience is... Uh... Good to have?

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Old 05-12-2014, 11:39 AM   #34
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Hey.... Can we get this guy in our group?? First aid experience is... Uh... Good to have?

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Over the years I have put about 15 folks on a helicopter in the out back when I come upon an injured rider, and for several years rode as a first responder at the Desert 100, so there's not much I haven't seen when if comes to injuries and broken bikes. That's why I carry so many supplies, as I know bad things can and do happen when you play in the dirt...
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:12 PM   #35
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Awesome. Good thing you were able to help

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Old 05-13-2014, 04:59 AM   #36
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Working on a short video of our ride last weekend, but here is a taste. "You can't ride that 500 pound bike up a muddy, root filled uphill...WITH A PASSENGER!!"

Well, yes you can...

I don't get it, I looked through the pictures and this just doesn't look bad to me? Maybe its my 38 years of dirt and such, But it looks like you should be able to ride a Harley double on that without much issue?
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:25 AM   #37
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I don't get it, I looked through the pictures and this just doesn't look bad to me? Maybe its my 38 years of dirt and such, But it looks like you should be able to ride a Harley double on that without much issue?
If you ask me, sounds like a challenge!! Post the pics/vids and I'll buy you a sixer.

1 Harley + passenger + hill = extreme Tiger antics
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:39 AM   #38
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I don't know if the following videos will be extreme enough for this thread but they show what I bought the Tiger to do....for me.

So, you know how "they" always say that the steepness of the hill never shows on video? Well, this was bloody steep.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evTlhTEuVGQ

This one shows faily typical UK trail riding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GKXjAan83g

This is just beautiful scenery and is what I like doing the most.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr9vJQDAFrs

And this is just cold.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kyjHDDaI58

Sorry, I can't remember how to get the vids to embed.

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Old 05-13-2014, 09:03 AM   #39
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I don't know if the following videos will be extreme enough for this thread but they show what I bought the Tiger to do....for me.

So, you know how "they" always say that the steepness of the hill never shows on video? Well, this was bloody steep.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evTlhTEuVGQ

This one shows faily typical UK trail riding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GKXjAan83g

This is just beautiful scenery and is what I like doing the most.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr9vJQDAFrs

And this is just cold.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kyjHDDaI58

Sorry, I can't remember how to get the vids to embed.

Sometimes it all goes wrong when you're turning round.
Will watch vids later but I drop my bike WAY more times tuning it around than any other time.
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:02 PM   #40
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Even the older cats could do crazy things.





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Old 05-13-2014, 05:04 PM   #41
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Wow, nicely done. Flying Tigers Rule
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:09 PM   #42
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I don't know if the following videos will be extreme enough for this thread but they show what I bought the Tiger to do....for me.

So, you know how "they" always say that the steepness of the hill never shows on video? Well, this was bloody steep.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evTlhTEuVGQ

This one shows faily typical UK trail riding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GKXjAan83g

This is just beautiful scenery and is what I like doing the most.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr9vJQDAFrs

And this is just cold.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kyjHDDaI58

Sorry, I can't remember how to get the vids to embed.

Sometimes it all goes wrong when you're turning round.
Nice videos, maybe next time bring some skis
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:18 AM   #43
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Nice videos, maybe next time bring some skis
Haha! Yeah, that snowy one got a bit hairy.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:21 AM   #44
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Yeah, it's easy to snap the pivot pin/shaft in a fall on the 955s. Done it myself.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:07 AM   #45
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Awesome videos. I couldn't help but click on this one that had a big waterslide jump. Unfuckinreal how he landed.



BTW, just go to Embed in youtube and copy all that code gibberish into the reply box on ADV.
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