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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.
I know, I know. Looking for a cream puff, but if you still have it in a month or so let's talk...
I enjoyed the weather today. No pictures, except the screenshot.
I chickened out on the "middle" of Stone Quarry Rd. The leaves were pretty slick (with street tires).
I randomly hit a few dirt roads. Chased (passed) a few Harleys. Quite a few Harley types and Amish Buggies out today.
The leaves made me chicken out. Sigh.
Today was an experiment for me. I wanted to see how the 690 would be on the trail. I figured Wayne would be a good place since the trails are wider and more flowing. Also, I had just ridden my 250f at Wayne a few weeks ago and I would have that as a comparison.
You are right, it wore me out. Not surprisingly it wore me out way faster than the 250. The 690 is heavier and has so much more power. It also has a very limited turning radius. This is the one that bit me on the last get off before I headed home.
So the experiment taught me what the bike is capable of, which is quite a bit to be honest. However, I think I will continue to use the 690 for gravel road exploration duty and my 250f for trail riding.
you were definitely getting after it.. I was able to catch up a couple times only cause you got stuck behind a cage...the Sabre's suspension just cant handle those roads (especially Clearcreek) at the same speed your GS can
That bridge is actually on "Covered Bridge Road," it's the one I told you about between my house and Crow. If we get a nice day and you come up we can get 3 or 4 bridges pretty easy.
Holy fricken wow I had a blast at Wayne today! Swingset, great ride and great pace! Like you, I was airborne constantly. The place is much easier to navigate than perry; I might consider a pass next year for my Thursdays off.
Does the mud smell better? I swear 1 time at Perry stuck a fork in my chain, sprockets, and wheel bearings.
The Wayne mud is a more fresh, airy taste, robust but not heavy...with a hint of almond. It's a lovely summer blend that goes well with greens, or just as a main course.
Nice riding with you guys today. Me and my son had a good time even with the grief I gave him about old men on big bike being baster then a young punk on a 125!
Displacement versus Skill?
Well no gravel roads and no water crossings but a fun afternoon of slab with the top down, the V8 on the red line, the boys in the back seat smiling ear to ear and the wife in the front seat yelling slow down. We saw lots of bikes out today. Passed a group of sport bikes outside of Killbuck and another group in Danville.
I was thinking "I need to give one of those bikes a try" the whole time! We should have swapped! (although mine is much less 'crisp' than his.
And... I think the trails close at the end of November, so you've only got 3 or so more weeks to get back.
You appear to have it made....no work, new everything on your WRR and a Mustang GT 'vert.....jerk...I used to have that car's twin in white....though mine looked much more girly for some reason and was a 4.6 instead of the old trusty 5 liter.......
sounds good...soon as we get another warm day on my day off....could be this weekend, or might not be til march...
as for the wayne riders...you suck...wish I coulda been there
I figured you would like that. I didn't mention it only has 33000 miles on it.
Must be the wifes, you have more miles then that on your DR650.
Nice ride, Alan Finding one of those with low miles is tough, looks super clean
Go break your other leg.....
Yea, me too. Neighbor got sick from the flu shot, ended up taking off last of his beans and corn this weekend.