Canyonlands Adventure Ride. May 2013

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by COXR650L, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Knife on left hand scheduled for March 8th. Dr says I should be cleared for full activity in 3-4 weeks. I hope he's right. I'll also use this time to immobilize my left ADV-salute finger to resolve another overuse issue. :shog
  2. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Sounds like it's not too tramatic of an operation with a 3-4 week recovery, def good news. 2yrs ago I broke my thumb and severly sprained my hand, when they finally took the cast off I declined tharapy and immediately went riding in the San Juans. It hurt like hell off an on the whole ride. I wanted to quit a few times but we were out in BFE on Pole Cr. Tr so I had to suck it up and motor on. Good thing was it was like having 2 months of tharapy in 3 days. The doc was pretty surprised that I had most of the mobility back by the followup visit.

    We'll be holding your spot :D
  3. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Been here awhile

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    You gave me that front tire, and never told me not to buy a tire with Sedona written on it.:ddog
  4. COXR650L

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    Hmmm maybe he was trying to tell you something:lol3:lol3:wave

    Hellsickle-

    Hope it all goes well.
  5. dmac1

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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Who's the doc? I've had multiple surgeries on both wrists and don't have a scaphoid in left anymore. Ended up in Vail going to see Dr. Viola at Steadman Hawkins. He was the only guy in the region who could fix me up after a botched job in Wheatridge. I can not say enough good stuff about Dr. Viola. Its a loong story dating to an injury in college playing tackle football inspired by a late night of partying...and then years of abusing it via mtn bike.

    Do expect some hand therapy afterwards to get motion back. Good job RF of saving yourself some $ and fully stress testing your doc's work! LOL

    Hopefully you're just getting carpal tunnel surgery. I had that too as a result of first surgery and it was not too big of a deal. I had the open variety....scope is obviously much less traumatic vs totally slicing your palm open.

    Good luck for sure!
    Dave
  6. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    Never tried the front. The rears are great, I've had three of them. I can say that the Maxxis desert ITs rears are also good. The Maxxix front aren't that great either though.
  7. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Carpal tunnel by Dr. Chamberlain in Fort Collins. Should be very straight forward. 45 years of riding and 30 years at a computer have taken their toll.
  8. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    Good healing when you git'er done. Utah and your 300 are calling.:D

    On the tire comments, Atomic, I've stumbled upon the Kenda Parker Desert front tire. It's been downright awesome, and just recently I saw that it got top honors for DOT knobbies in Dirt Rider magazine. The rear was good too, but no better than a couple of other rear tires for less money that I've tried. That front, however, has been impressive. I really have problems with shredding side knobs on most all the front tires I've tried but not on the Parker.
  9. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    notice I said "friends"......:lol3
  10. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Been here awhile

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    Noted! Thanks fellas.:lol3
  11. dmac1

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    Good deal! I think a friend has seen him. You'll be good as new in no time.
  12. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    Can someone speak to the range we need between fuel stops? I can't remember. :evil
  13. AKASY

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    CRS strikes again:D
    I think RF computed it at 115+\- max range no diviations. That assumes gettting a couple of gallons at the campsite--which has been accounted for in the planning--to make the final days leg.
  14. COXR650L

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    Required bike maintenance pics:lol3............

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    I'm starting to get the Husky ready. It has not moved out of the garage since last June after a crash:eek1

    As I was trying to figure out the best way to make some luggage mounts I realized the rear subframe was cracked pretty bad.

    I think it really needs some reinforcement regardless of what luggage set up I use. There is not much material back there.....
  15. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Nice Husky Ben, looks like you'll be a popular guy with that tank :lol3

    I got the 525 almost done, I'm adding some GPS wiring, otherwise it's ready :clap

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  16. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    Where's your gear? :deal

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  17. dmac1

    dmac1 Long timer

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    I like it! Nice graphics! What year?
  18. COXR650L

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    So I have done two setups on the husky, a GL clone and then the big ass bag on the back:lol3

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    As long as I dont run out of time I really want to try the Wolfman soft pannier setup. I truely think that is the best option to get the weight down low and off the tail rack. We'll see though. I have so much to do on the Husky I may have to try and take my dads XRR:wink: I hope it still starts:huh
  19. COXR650L

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    Cool!

    Keep pluggin away on that Husky!