Middle Tennessee DS Ride Schedule Q2 2010

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by codyrides, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    Yep, that was my line of thinking. Essentially, when I asked WHY?!?!! would someone want to ride some of this super technical stuff that they were riding, I never got a good answer other than "Obviously, you aren't a good rider." No argument from me there!
  2. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    I enjoy the hell out of riding my VStrom off road on crap most others think I 'm whacked for bringing a bike like that out "wherever" some people don't feel appropriate. Sure it's a handful and in no way could I ever think of riding it as fast or on as technical of terrain as my EXC.

    Here in the NJ Pine Barren it's nice to be able to run a 1000cc bike on dirt roads, jeep trails and yes whooped out singletrack. Never would I try and hang with the small bikes but you put a GSA out in those woods and I'll take my VStrom right in with them.

    You would never enter the C Class in an Enduro with that bike an HP or even a 950Super Enduro. That doesn't take away from the fact that it might be a blast to try and make a cool loop on the Enduro course just to see how far you can push man and machine.
  3. teambft

    teambft teambft

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    Yep....its all riding......I had a V-Strom 650 converted for offroad in Colorado....it was a hoot. Used to ride my 525 with a guy on his 1150GS. I was amazed where he could take that damn thing......dont get me wrong, he had issues at times and was completely exhausted at the end of the day.......but he still rode.
  4. 2fast4u

    2fast4u What the hell!

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    Yes like riding a 650 Ninja in the LBL 200.:lol3
    :lol3 Smart move? But was fun and plan on doing it again. (Only if its dry )
  5. Wallachian Spikes

    Wallachian Spikes Long timer

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    Thanks everyone for all the responses to my question. I'll search "the google" & see if I can find a copy of this DVD you speak of. It would be cool if you found it but, I'd probably still buy my own copy if I enjoyed it.

    I ride a KLR 650, a 450 EXC (non-plated) & sometimes my daughters KLX 140. I'm interested in classes for on & off road techniques.

    HappyCRNA: The school in Alpheretta, Ga. sounds like a good idea for both myself & my daughter. I'm around twenty miles West of the Tennessee river but, I might be able to make a short vacation of it.
  6. Wallachian Spikes

    Wallachian Spikes Long timer

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    Shame on you sandalscout. As a fellow KLR rider I thought you would understand the appeal of riding a HEAVY pig all the places the real dirt bikes go. :lol3
  7. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    I miss my XT250 sometimes. There is a decent chance that I'd still have it if it had 5 more HP and was 5 inches taller.

    The KLR is probably 130 pounds heavier than it was.
  8. TroyJ650

    TroyJ650 Long timer

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    Trust me, you made the right move.

    As for a GS-A keeping up with a strong single in the woods, it's against the laws. The laws of Gravity, the laws of Physics, and any law associated with common sense. With a GS-A, you are talking about twice the weight of a 530. I will go so far as to bet a CASE of beer that there are places a 530 will go in Turkey Bay that a GREAT GS-A rider would never attempt.

    .....but I would LOVE to see somebody try to prove me wrong! :lol3
  9. threadkiller

    threadkiller Long timer

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    Cough, cough... you need a DRZ!



    I guarantee you the only thing that will get a GS-A into Sequatchie is gravity.
  10. jeventures

    jeventures Been here awhile

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    I've had my 950ADV back there before...not all the way down the gulf but a few of the boulder-ed creek crossings. I have much more fun now that I have a 450 EXC. There is a reason some of the GSA and 950 guys have winches on their bikes...when 500lbs goes down...it's a royal PIA to get back up.

  11. MrTwisty

    MrTwisty Short Bus Cowboy

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    Anybody that thinks they can ride their GSA anywhere I can ride my 450EXC needs to meet me at Highland Park. :evil
  12. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    Hey I've always wondered about those big BMWs . . . .the way the motor sticks out, if you drop the bike, does it knock the head / cylinder loose from the case?


    Knib High football rules !
  13. wparkinson

    wparkinson Gear Whore

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    Don't be hating.........
  14. TroyJ650

    TroyJ650 Long timer

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    I've seen videos of the bikes going down hard on the cylinder, and the rider would just pivot the bike around on the head to get it in a better position to pick up. I'm not saying they ain't tough, they are just too big and heavy to do what a real dirt bike can do. There are sections of deep, loose gravel that can swallow a slow moving bike. A 100 h.p. GS rear wheel will dig in, a EXC (even a DRZ) would skip over the top.

    I'm not saying there is not a BMW Boxer motor bike that can be ridden like a dirt bike, I think it's called an HP (?) The GS is just too heavy.
  15. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    HP2.... those are sick bikes, but still more than I'd want to man handle around offroad. There is a report on here with a guy who built a 1200 (I THINK it was a normal GS) and ran an enduro on it. Unfortunately, all of the pictures disappeared many moons ago, but the descriptions made it seem as thought it ended up upside down a few times. If I recall correctly, the bike finished the enduro, and the guy stripped it down and parted it, it was so jacked up afterward.
  16. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    streetndirt Been here awhile

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    teambft teambft

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    Haha.....I wont forget watching you pull up on that bad boy in the mudbath.....everyone else was like WTF
  19. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Check this place out! :deal It's right in your back yard.


    http://trialstrainingcenter.com/
  20. Spinnit man

    Spinnit man Been here awhile

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    Coffee's on , stretchin and gettin ready to go! :clap gonna be a good day :wink: I will see you dirt boys in just a little bit.:feelgood