Husky Growth Hormones

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by WetSideRider, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    I really want to go riding with you tomorrow Dan.
    I want to see how you're going to put a heat cycle on the engine when it's 22 degrees up at Walker...In the sun. :lol3
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  2. WetSideRider

    WetSideRider Long timer

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    You know Huskies love cold weather. Or is that the dog? Oh, well. I'll see tomorrow.
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  3. shrubitup

    shrubitup Uncouth Sloth

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    jetting jetting jetting! :bmwrider
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  4. lincolnlock

    lincolnlock Been here awhile

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    Come out tomorrow. Say 10am?
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  5. WetSideRider

    WetSideRider Long timer

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    Okay, how cold was it? Really?

    Toyota sez

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    This doesn't stop the Orange contingent. These boys are from Lynden and southwards. Clearly diehards.

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    That's all there was though, three oranges and a cherry 165 (both red and virgin).

    No bugs to kill in the parking lot.
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    We tried, though.

    Fifteen or twenty minutes of putting up a bit of Pat's and it was back to the car for warmer gloves and bit more air in the rear tire.

    My favorite kind of Walker bridge

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    Ice coated but no big dropoff. I have been known to fall off of these things.

    Who should I meet at the parking lot but Turnsleft, airing out his nice doggy. I get a good bit of new info about the North ADV collective, including the rumor that Tom Edison might have to change his name to Tom Woolley.

    I do my chores and head up Tooler. The added cc's are quite a pleasant change on the climb up. I rode mostly in third with no clutch work. I ran into a bit of ice on the eco blocks at the top and forced a downshift and caused a stall, but otherwise smooth sailing, not the normal ride up in 125 configuration. This bike will be much easier to ride when I get tired.

    Here's the top of Tooler. Very frosty. No mud at all, just lots of ice where it is normally running water.

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    Short Timers was a bit more of a chore. What looks like a puddle is solid ice.

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    I almost made it, rear tire first. The key word is almost.

    This is why you want to ride with somebody else, preferably somebody younger and/or stronger. And in this case, with great balance skills and crampons on their riding boots. I wound up draggin' the bike by the front wheel to some solid ground and then grunting it back up on two wheels.

    I ran across a couple more of these on Short Timers, and ducked out to the road to ride Webers, my favorite trail in Walker.

    Oh well.

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    Trail closed until Sam gets there tomorrow, I'm guessing. No easy over or under, so I wimped back to the road and tooled down Tooler. I was now pretty leary of anything that looked like water, and managed to rub some of the cherry off the bike before I got to the car.

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    I gained a nice new dimple in the shiney pipe, and stopped at Taskey's on the way home for a new radiator shroud ($13.08). I don't want the bike to look too tatty, since some day I might get to ride with Keith again and have to park next to his pristine GG.

    That's it, a mere 14 miles and a couple of WFO runs to get a sense for how much more lively the little bike is with hormones. The answer is "quite a bit". The downside is only that you can't really start it with your hand anymore like in 125 form. In the 30's it's a bit reluctant to restart in gear. I'll assume that'll improve when the weather is warmer and the bike is a bit more run-in.

    Lots of fun. It's probably fast enough to hurt me, but then any bike is, with me on it.
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  6. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    :clap
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  7. shrubitup

    shrubitup Uncouth Sloth

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    very nice, good to burn in during the freeze. :vardy
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  8. lincolnlock

    lincolnlock Been here awhile

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    Log? What log? It was a good day for a ride. The wind made it even colder than it already was. We never took our helmets off the whole time. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  9. WetSideRider

    WetSideRider Long timer

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    Heh, heh. I knew I just missed that trail by one day :rofl
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  10. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Thanks for taking out that tree. :clap
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  11. lincolnlock

    lincolnlock Been here awhile

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    I wasn't even going to bring the saw but I checked your post and... Like I need an excuse to carry a chainsaw. :evil
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  12. WetSideRider

    WetSideRider Long timer

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    You are da man! thanks for all your work out there. Us lazy wimps get all the benefit.
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  13. sirloynz

    sirloynz Puny Human

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    :thumblincolnlock, the one man logging crew:thumb
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  14. kwisn

    kwisn One Happy Dog

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    LL, thanks for the trail maintanence!
    Dan, I'm looking forward to when you can park that red thing next to my red thing (dang, that doesn't sound right). I would love to go riding.
    She looks nice........ :D
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