indiana ride thread

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by tpar1220, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. johnson357

    johnson357 Bad Monkey Racing

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    I know I'm not that as good of rider as you Tim and keeping that blistering pace was what did me in but.....my wife didn't mention your name at all when asking what happened nor did she hold you responsible, I love you brother but you've got to let go of this go.....it was my fault 20 years of road riding at least and first time I've hit the pavement(racing in the dirt a different story) and a simple wash out...THAT WAS ALL MY FAULT FOR NOT PAYING ATTENTION.......if anything it's because I wasn't pushing and got lax.......I now hold Nick responsible for anything that goes wrong and my wife is clear to blame him.......I'll check back with this thread in a couple months when this subject is hopefully dead.
  2. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    Last winter I took a set of shinko 244s and ran some small hex head sheet metal screws into the knobs around it... Since I was commuting on it I just did 2 rows, but it made a huge difference... It was pretty easy to pop the front up on ice... Just had to make sure I didn't lean it over too far on pavement...
  3. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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  4. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    I'm probably going to die on it following woodsrat on a leisurely ride so it would be of as much use as the parts bike.
  5. TooSlow4U

    TooSlow4U 2 Wheel Wonder Rider

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    Let's all stud up and head over to oPaulo's place to practice. He really enjoyed me helping him to find his septic system a couple years ago when I first studded up the HonDeere tires. :D
  6. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    Get your truck fixed woodsrat?
  7. gplane

    gplane Putty Conjugator

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    Back in about '72 I ran outa gas in Arvada Colo.
    First car that rolls by rolled down the passenger window and hollars "Can't ween 'em! Stay put!
    About 6 minutes later he's back w/a couple gallons of gas. He wouldn't take a dime. He, still chuckling, says "Just pass the favor on."

    Damn humans. [gotta love 'em!]
    JP
  8. gplane

    gplane Putty Conjugator

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    Rode to a R A Rally in Red River N.M. in '01 on a '75 /6. 166 after Joplin. Straight shot across the bottom edge of K.A. and down into the north edge of O.K. and across the National Grasslands to Boise City.
    Big slabs and high-pressure hoses to wash out cattle trailers...3-year old pickups w/horse trailers at the end of endless lanes.
    Fairly low speed/long days. Lotsa tired... no bordom.
    Just an aside...On the way back from N.M. I swung up through Trinidad Colo. and east through La Junta on 50..about an hour east, I started seeing smoke way to the east and about dark+1 I had caught up with a pretty decent prairie fire.
    The look on the officer blocking the west bound lane's face was priceless when I blew through the smoke rolling east.
    [I got a real good look!]
    W.R., I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to your delinquency.
    ...un-written reciprocity.[​IMG]
  9. Small's

    Small's Been here awhile

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    All this trip talking makes me want to go to Moab, Utah about the first week of April.
  10. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    In september im heading to colorado springs and up to montana for a 2 week adventure.
  11. gplane

    gplane Putty Conjugator

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    I like the part where I find myself asking "Why in the hell do I do this?"

    I like the point at which a picnic table feels like a 4 star hotel.
  12. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    Good friend and I had a conversation similar to this but about working on vehicles. We always hate it and swear when shits not.going right or were having issues but end up doing it again the next day or close enough. We figured it comes down to dna. Its just something in us that makes us do it and we pheen for more. Like a long motorcycle trip. You finish a 1200 mile 2-3 day trip and say damn that sucked. Then a month later cant wait for another ride.
  13. gtackett

    gtackett Been here awhile

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    I know I haven't posted for a while or even rode for awhile for that matter...but for some reason I had trouble quoting TooSlow4U. So I cut and pasted the following:

    Okay, so what was the general consensus on a meeting place for a New Years Day ride? I don't who's leading, following or riding beside me. I just wanna ride!


    ~ So is there a New Years day ride being planned? My first ride with ADV'rs was a cold ride in December...just not sure what year???

    Anyway, is there a ride being planned? Min. Temp.?
  14. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    well... so much for that. you won't see tackett round here for a few more years. :deal

    nice job tim...
  15. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    Alot of us dont know the roads.
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    header Chris

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    I lead group rides almost everytime I ride.
  17. TooSlow4U

    TooSlow4U 2 Wheel Wonder Rider

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    Folks seems to be a bit "gun shy" on the routes I take them down for some silly reason now.... It's best if I just d/l a route to the ol electronical map thingamajig and ride alone to the destination. :)

    This message sent to you telepathically...
  18. KneeKicker

    KneeKicker Long timer

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    I just layed out a route on Mapsource just using the route tool and following backroads,took me about 30 minutes (thats including taking a pee),to come up with about a 185 mile loop in the southeast part of the state. It would have to be ridden and tweeked a little but it's not that hard to make up a ride.
  19. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    Im lazy too.
  20. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    Lol... Knew that was comin.