Brushpoppers Dual Sports & Mad Jack's drool (IL)

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Mad Jack, May 10, 2011.

  1. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    Jeebus you sound like ........
    Moose!
    MPH I'll try to find ya in the big field. :)
  2. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    What a blast! Fell plenty and got stuck once.
    Got to meet many and overall best time ever!
    I'll be sore for days!:lol3
    Huge thanks to all that made this happen!
  3. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Nice meeting you OU812. Too bad ole Moose is done for the year.

    I got two loops in. The start guy told me I was the first one to start the second loop. But that made sense, since they gave me number one at registration.:D

    Loved the single track. Put up with the field crossings.

    Oh and I did something I've never done in all the years of Morrison enduro and this trail ride. I fell on the swinging bridge on the first lap. I was maybe the fourth or fifth guy across and my front tire washed out right near the end. I fell off the bridge and landed on the bank. Had it happened a few feet earlier, I would have went in the drink. My bike stayed on the bridge and the club guy came over to help me. It was so slippery, we could barely lift the bike and push it up to the end, because we couldn't get any footing. After that, I just wondered how many people the bridge was gonna claim.
  4. Fro

    Fro Generator Boy!

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    Hey there brother, don't sweat it.
    I must say, of all the years I have road and helped with this event... This was the slipperiest I/we have ever seen the bridge. The frost really did a number to it this morning. I hope man and machine are just fine.
    The man at the start gate. Fro
  5. MPH

    MPH Been here awhile

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    FULL CONGRATS AND RESPECT to the Brushpoppers, land owners, and everyone who helped to put on such a PERFECT frickn' day. I hate the swinging bridge so thoroughly, though this year was better than last, I stayed in front of the wave, but still wanted to dab a foot, kept my eyes on the prize: the gate at the other end. My buddy slipped mildly but he was OK. We heard about the offs there when talking to the bridge guy, and wondered how the morning's frost might somehow come into play.

    Home and hoisting a brew or two. :clap:1drink

    Mark
  6. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    I think I heard about that. Pretty Dayum slick I imagine !
    :lol3
  7. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    Hell ya! Best demanding dualsport as far as this old MXr for sure!
    Moose was missed!:lol3
  8. Dan888

    Dan888 Been here awhile

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    +1 x2 etc to what MPH said.

    An event like this takes a lot of work from the club members, and the generosity of some great landowners. Awesome trails again.
    THANK YOU BRUSHPOPPERS !!!

    Glad you didn't go swimming 2Wheels I heard there were quite a few that lost it on the bridge. I think your odds get worse every time you make it across.

    Nice to meet you OU812, Layton, Ronaldo, Fiddler.

    Good to see a bunch of my FCR buddies there too.

    Dan
  9. Smudge!

    Smudge! Been here awhile

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    I rode, had fun.
  10. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    167 this morning, Smudgie.
  11. eddychecker

    eddychecker Older By The Day

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    Thank you Brushpoppers! I had a great time. Those darn logs bit me a lot but it was fun.
  12. moto squirrel

    moto squirrel n00b

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    Another great ride thanks to the hard work of the Brushpoppers! I learned a lot about slippery roots and logs. Thanks for the education. Loved the roller-coaster farm fields!!! See you next year.:clap
  13. Bob Brooks

    Bob Brooks Adventurer

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    Awesome ride, fun trail. Thanks Brush Poppers!
  14. MNKeith

    MNKeith Adventurer

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    Had a blast, thanks for putting on a great event.
  15. Layton

    Layton Been here awhile

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    Dan888 glad to meet you and thanks for bringing the partial plate.

    Fro, were you the guy that was there starting us at the beginning of the second loop?

    Brush Poppers, a great ride for sure. I'm already looking forward to next year. :)

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using Tapatalk
  16. DaveofIowa

    DaveofIowa n00b

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    Had a great time.

    Thanks to those who put on the event!
  17. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    Dan it was nice to finally meet ya and than:lol3ks for the tape.
  18. Dan888

    Dan888 Been here awhile

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    Yup no prob Funny how those stickers didn't want to stick to 28 degree plastic with frost on it. :D
  19. MMMOTORCYCLE

    MMMOTORCYCLE Been here awhile

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    Had a great day of riding...started off at 28 degrees and turned into a beautiful day of riding.

    Plenty of dirt naps were had
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    Andrew doing what he does best...patiently waiting for everyone to catch up
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    Waiting in line for the swinging bridge of death...
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  20. MNKeith

    MNKeith Adventurer

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    A little video full of falling, getting stuck and general fun having.

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