lets see your 9fiffftttyyy in video

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by frank wheelbarrow, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. geometrician

    geometrician let's keep going...

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    My buddy & I are near the top of a Paint Creek tributary when we decide to ride an abandoned rail bed that has been stripped of ties & rails. This isn't marked as a "Rails to Trails" hike/bikeway which we have here in WV so there was no concern for public safety. After the line ends in impassable sapplings & vines he heads back up the nearby pavement while I have a little fun blasting solo. There is an amazing rock cut in the beginning I ride through, and to think it was all done by hand. You can see the WV Turnpike at one point & John riding on the road above me at another which spurs me on to get there first! The 2nd bridge is missing some decking timbers but that just makes it more exciting, right?

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    Can't wait to spoon some fresh tires on & try again with the Scotts damper turned up a few clicks :D
  2. Bootsy

    Bootsy Been here awhile

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  4. Bootsy

    Bootsy Been here awhile

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    hi jm
    this one in video is a real a great tour all around Trasimeno lake,central part of italy
    "touching" tuscany and umbria lands,
    wonderful places.
    Also following Alps is another super nice trip,we usually go to the western part,close to the border with France.
    I imagine you went there!
    About gps tracks,...not easy,
    also 'cause many of these places aren't completeley legal to ride in.
    there are different laws for each council
    And again,people of these places could be not so happy if many riders should across their fields,you know what I mean?!

    :clap
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    fastdirt505 Adventurer

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    kamanya Andrew to most

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  7. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

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    thanks Bootsy

    i see we have the same difficulty (in France), now it's not easy to do a long ride in off road , just a little tracks near Sestrieres and Parpaillon .................(east french Alps).
    all the spring , with my friends, i go often ride in Spain and Marocco , and summer with my wife in Europe, ............in summer 2010 we doing a nice ride in Sardaigna , the turn of island in off road, may be the last big spot in Italia!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    thank you again
  8. Bootsy

    Bootsy Been here awhile

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    hi jm
    Sestrieres and Parpaillon ....exaclty same places as us:)
    In that area try also the Jafferau,,as well as ASSIETTA pass , COLLE DELLE FINESTRE,and the full "via del sale"
    following this one,you'll arrive till liguria/cote d'azur
    Spain ,Moroc,and also Sardinia or Corsica islands are the TOP(talking about europe) for our kind of bikes.
    Hope to meet you somewhere one day!
    have a good ride,man.
  9. jm65

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    hi Bootsy
    yes , i know this track, and near the "cote d'azur" , the "piste de l'amitié"


    with pleasure, i live near Annecy (50kms to Geneve, 100kms to Chamonix)
  10. Bootsy

    Bootsy Been here awhile

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    hi jm
    we are close,man.
    I'm in milan
    anyway...PM sent,so next time.....un verre de vin rouge ensamble !:nod
    ciao
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    jm65 Been here awhile

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    hi Bootsy.................and everybody:D

    Bootsy, do you recieve my M.P, i'm not sure with my P.C.................................and my good English:ear
  13. Bootsy

    Bootsy Been here awhile

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    yes Sir
    got it and replied.
    Sorry,I was really busy at work!:1drink

    Happy holidays to all of you guys!
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    I am not waiting for summer. Winter can be the best part up here. Right now it's perfect conditions and most people stays inside and fattens up with all the food. I have most smaller roads all by myself :rofl

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    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    StevenD Hmmmm, dirt!

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    Wow, studded tyre's?
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    Yes, studded tires. I bought an extra set of wheel to the bike, 1.60 front and 2.50 rear so I can mount regular enduro / mx studded tires. Currently I am using a trelleborg with 7mm for the front and a Birdgestone with only 5mm on the rear. Usually I am at 7mm (what sticks out) on the rear too, but I just had this brand new laying in the garage for a couple of years. Up here everyone is racing during winter the smaller bikes with studded tires and now more and more are studding big bores and twins also. The studs are the rally type, the same they use on the wrc cars.
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    Nice clip olec. Got inspired by it and went for a "night" ride myself. I like riding in the dark, coz I don't feel so embarrassed revving and roosting in the dark.. :D

    Stock lights? What camera?
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    Lights are that Touratech Rally double 90mm Hella Rallies + rally fairing (which I have cut down :eek1). High beam Xenon and low beam some shitty halogen (but it works in traffic).
    Camera is VIO POV HD which is mounted on the crash bar. Very nice camera! I have the unit itself strapped on top of the glove box. The two sections where I am coming towards / going away from the camera, is from the GoPro Hero 2 with a cheap joby tripod.

    Every month I am going to Panuntie 11 in Käpÿla, Helsinki. You can find out where I work :D. This summers dream is going around the "Bottenviken" starting from Helsinki area. Maybe you can help me with some good route proposals or even join for some sections?