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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by MountainsandRivers, Dec 2, 2012.
Today sucked very little !
No go for me this weekend, family weekend already planned to Durango. Enjoy! We got a dusting last night, but seems clear at the moment. As long as they didn't get much moisture at the Adobes you should be good to go! Mylsmkj, if weather stays like this i might come your way a bit this winter. I just got a new bike, sort of. My Boss signed the title to the "company" bike over to me, so the Beta is officially mine now! Maybe that is the reason we got a little snow...
There is a long list of people who have been doing just that lately. Rode with Scott Bright and Brad Hendry on Sunday and got my ass handed to me mile after mile. The suspension is still set up with MX valving so its a little harsh for me, but the geometry and the FI motor are exactly what I wanted. My current strategy is to just shut my eyes and twist the grip. I haven't fallen into any canyons yet, so I can conclude with the up-most confidence that this is a winning strategy.
I am game on for next weekend. Preliminary idea is to ride two different places on Saturday and Sunday, but I honestly dont care where. I just want some seat time. I would also like to pick a ~40 mile loop. Ride it once in the morning. Come back to the trucks to grill some burgers Then do the loop again in the afternoon.
Anyone want to start a pool as to how long before this engine is toast?
Just kidding man. You've had a tough run with top ends. Have you considered buying a KLR?
No more excuses of little or no maintenance becauses it was your bosses...
I'll do whatever, I'm off for the rest of the month after Monday.
'Cmon over, I'd be stoked to ride your Beta when/if ya let me!
Might be for another thread, How do you like he forks on that bike?
No offense taken. I know of several other riders who would want in on that pool. Measured in hours, my bikes last a long time. Measured in calendar months... well thats a much shorter story. The GasGas miraculously survived 11 months with me at the helm. Not bad considering it had 30 races and three top ends to boot. I put 60 hours on the motor in January alone. I did learn my lesson however... don't try and chase fast riders up Donnor while ignoring the steaming radiator. :eek1
On a different note though, I found a new winter time destination that is ~2 hours from our house. I'll PM you some info.
Once you back out the compression, they become much more trail worthy. My first few rides on this bike have had quick rates of fatigue. I attribute this to the MX stiffness of the forks. I am now able to ride more aggressive for longer periods.
Feel free to take it for a spin when we ride this coming weekend.