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. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    They should have practiced catch and release - since they weren't big enough to keep :jkam
  2. TanasiRob

    TanasiRob Squid Emeritus

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    HELP! Anyone want to stop by the house and help me strong arm a T63 onto the front rim?????? I just can't seem to get that last little bit over the rim.
  3. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    Hey Nasty - Don't know if this actually works butt . . .


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  4. teambft

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    What the heck????

    Is that a 21" tire on a 16" rim???

    We gotta try this. Did he say what he was spraying on there? Lube instead of soapy water?
  5. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    you said lube . . . . . . .. . . . .






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  6. BajaDoug

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    That was our moment and you said you wouldn't tell:arch
  7. TanasiRob

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    Well I did finally get the tire mounted. Of course after I pinched the damn tube. To be fair that tube was on the bike when I bought it several years ago.

    So - I am back to the starting point. :dhorse
  8. Backwoodsone

    Backwoodsone Been here awhile

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    The easiest way I have found is motor oil on the bead works on d606 went on like butter
  9. drm

    drm Been here awhile

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    can you take the tire off like that too? thats neat.
  10. Wmac

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    Hi there! I'm new to the Nashville DS scene and plan on doing the Dirt Devil tour on Aug 17th. Has anyone done this before or plan on going?

    Bill
  11. MrTwisty

    MrTwisty Short Bus Cowboy

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    Don't go past vertical with your spoons and you'll never pinch a tube again.
  12. Backwoodsone

    Backwoodsone Been here awhile

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    Well don't know once I get it started it comes rite off also have a set of motorcycle tire irons it makes it soooooo much easier well worth the twenty bucks!!!!
  13. tonymarchman

    tonymarchman Been here awhile

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    Hi there! I'm new to the Nashville DS scene and plan on doing the Dirt Devil tour on Aug 17th. Has anyone done this before or plan on going?

    Bill


    The DD tour is a lot of fun. We had some 30 guys last time. I plan to be there as this is practically in my back yard.

    Tony in Bon Aqua Hickman Cty
  14. Wmac

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    Thanks Tony! Just ordered a map because Dave said he may postpone Aug 17. Maybe due to low registration?

    Either way, I'm in if anyone wants to ride that or any other day.
  15. treemuncher

    treemuncher Vegetation Terrorist

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    For all who ride long distances vicariously through others, here's the link to last month's ride pictures. https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104525934186324147902/albums/6033804002189759521

    It was a tail of 2 Wees for most all of the trip. I still think that the Wee is one of the best all around bikes ever built, but my Super Tenere is so much more comfortable and well suited for my physical size. For a total of 18 days on the road, 6,000+ miles and we only had one motel night.

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    I think that the best road I found this year was NF 218 in the St Joe NF near Avery, Idaho. The road from Wallace to Avery was the best gravel road I put us on - definitely remote and scenic. I lost count of how many tunnels we passed through while on the gravel section. Della needs to get more comfortable on gravel - 27 miles of complaining about gravel over the radio was a drag, but she did ride it with a fully loaded bike!

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    The Yaak River valley was also a great place to get away from civilization for a few hours. Just mind the grizzleys and things should be cool.

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    Get out there and ride. There's so much more to see. I had to skip this road in Montana this year but it's a target for next year. Sounds interesting at the very least! :evil

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  16. HappyCRNA

    HappyCRNA Long timer

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  17. alpha.eightMG

    alpha.eightMG Adventurer

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    How tall are you? I have been looking at the Wee but wonder about the size. I'm 6' 200.
  18. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    I swear, Treemuncher must be 6'5".....
  19. jeventures

    jeventures Been here awhile

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    I had a Vee for a couple years, stock seat, 6'3". I thought the fit was pretty roomy....pretty much same fit on my brothers wee IIRC. Only complaint was the wind buffeting from each of the 3 shields I had. Being 6' might help your case.
  20. treemuncher

    treemuncher Vegetation Terrorist

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    I'm only a little over 6'1". The Wee is the easiest bike that I have ever ridden but the low seating height puts a beating on my knees after 200 miles or so. I sit higher on the Tenere than either the Wee or the ST1300 so my knees are not bent at such a tight angle.

    I've already done 2 Iron Butt rides on the Tenere with ease. The Wee would be an impossibility for me to do this ride without a nerve block or serious medications to fight the pain.

    Della still loves the Wee. So do I - every time I get back on it, the fun starts all over again. As long as I don't make a long visit with it, it's fairly pain free.

    If anyone gets out to Swan Lake, Montana, be sure to say high to Papa Smurf - an interesting local to talk with.

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