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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by HBN, Nov 3, 2008.
Damn! I'd be there cash in hand today if I had the money. Sadly, I'm broke as hell
NICE couldn't stay away from the Super Enduro huh Looking good man We'll have to get together and punish people I have new rubber for my SE showing up tomorrow. Went T63 front Mefo Super Explorer rear, I'll let you know how it goes. I had mine on every square inch of Uwharrie National Forest this past weekend. Good times were had by all. I'm fully in love with this thing it's a BEAST; and I agree with Blixa it's damn sexy!
How did you like Uwharrie I had a trip planned but had to cancel, still intend on going sometime?
I'd be interested in what you think of the tires. I had T63's on my WRR and were pretty pleased with them, never tried any MEFO's.
SE's are beasts for sure. That long wheelbase tames choppy stuff, great until you need to turn around in a tight space with that limited steering angle. My favorite thing is how comfy it is standing on the pegs. Relaxed position, my knees are in just the right place to grip the seat and this bike has huge pegs so it's kind to my feet.
Blixa - just looked at that Honda link. I hope they really bring the new Africa Twin here, I suspect there are lots of people who would prefer a more dirt focused bike. I've had two Transalps (great bikes), a modern Africa Twin should be really nice.
A word of advice on the Mefo's (this came directly from the manufacturer) :
do NOT air them down. They should be run at the specified pressure (36lbs iirc). If you air them down you will drastically decrease the life and you run the risk of having sections of the tread rip out at the belts inside.
Thanks, I've heard that as well. There used to be apparently fairly severe issues with it. They've made some changes, but still don't recommend airing down.
Link to the Mefo Explorer thread I started several years ago.
The tires in the thread were run at the specified pressure and the damage came from a different failure. I understand that the problem has been fixed.
It was pretty cool, most of the trails are pretty whored out by jeeps and crawlers; not the best for 2 wheels. I prefer fast flowing double track. We can get up for a trip if you feel like catching rocks
Love those 950 Enduro pics. So jelly!
Was a nice night to get out and and ride about in Shenandoah County and let the little KTM Brrraaaap at the moon. Needed the break from the hustle.
I won't be buying those.
On the 28th of this month, I will be leaving for my 8 week adventure on the Trans America Trail with detours to the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and Downieville, then onto the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail and Michigan's Upper Peninsula Adventure Trail, and then...who knows. Eventually home.
I was wondering if you guys would be interested in camping out with me for the first night. In the spirit of the rest of my trip, I was thinking of a rural, hidden, free campsite. Perhaps the skidmore fork campsite, or the Kephart campsites just off 33. Or perhaps the ones up by Criders close to Germany River - I think there's a fee for that one, though. Then on Sunday morning I'll head down the Blue Ridge Trail towards Deal's Gap, and start the TAT on Monday. If anyone wants to join for the Blue Ridge, company would be nice. Once I start the TAT, I'll be going solo.
Just seeing if there's any interest in a short notice campout/goodbye/good riddance celebration.
I'm happy the trip is still on Skippii! Have a blast. Take as many photos as you can.
I'm burning my last get outta Baltimore free card next week, so no camping for me.
There is a Police Motorcycle Competition going on in C'ville, they're practicing today, competition tomorrow. Riders meeting is at 0700, so I guess they'll be hot after it soon thereafter.
They're good, about 50 riders.
Sam's Club parking lot, just South of the Rivanna River at 29N.
The Albemarle County Police Department invites you to attend the second-annual Jefferson Area Motor Squad Skills Competition. The competition will take place on June 12-14th in the Sam’s Club of Charlottesville parking lot.
The Skills Competition is a way for motor officers to improve their riding skills, exchange new training ideas and improve interagency relationships. Motor officers with Albemarle, Charlottesville and UVA Police Departments comprise the Jefferson Area Motor Squad. This event is also an opportunity for the agencies to give back to the community. A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.
Officers from as far as New York City, along with Virginia teams including Fairfax, Harrisonburg, Herndon, Henrico and Prince William County Police Departments will be participating in the competition. ACPD Police Chief, Colonel Steve Sellers will also be participating in the competition. This will be the first time an acting Chief of Police in Virginia has competed in a Motor Skills Competition.
The first two days are practice sessions for officers to become familiar with the different courses. The courses are outlined with traffic cones and are intended to test the rider’s ability to navigate a series of turns and maneuvers at slow speeds. There is also a second course which riders will complete for a timed score. The actual competition will take place on the third day of the event. The riders will compete against each other in both the slow skills course and the timed course. The winner will be determined by a set of standards and a combined score from both runs.
The entire event is free of charge and open to the public. Only police officers on police motorcycles are eligible to participate in the competition.
Jefferson Area Motor Squad site: http://www.jamsquad.org/<!-- / message -->
that's awesome. i will have to go next year. i've always wanted to see one in person. those guys really are talented.
After seeing one of these the first time I promply ground off the back halfs of my floor boards They already got some 2014s out there. AB
I might be available Skippii. Keep us in the loop.
Skippii, I should be off on the 28th. Count me in, will there be smores?
Skippii, I am likely in.
There will be smores!
Unfortunately I don't think I'll put the blender PTO on this bike, though!
Glad to hear you are still planning the trip Its going to be an awesome adventure. I won't be able to join as I am heading out on a 2 week trip to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland on the 27th. We'll have to share tales at the next gathering .