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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by arrowhead rider, Apr 25, 2011.
MikeS was right! Not a good trail!
Doesn't appear to be getting any better!
Very Cool fella's wish I could have been there. Lutz- looks like the tranny is shifting fine..
Thanks for taking Pics !!
Peqwaun Lk rd?
What road is the old Missle base located on?
berquist- 2 miles from my house.
I sure had a blast today...er, yesterday...
It felt really good to shake off some of the cobwebs on the trails and put my bike to use a little more in its element. ...And to not create any new broken parts - on me or the bike.
Thanks guys for being such good riding partners, and to arrowhead rider for being such a good guide. I'd do all that again anytime. Loved it.
I really did enjoy the variety of terrain. Highway 61 on the way home, I had to tuck in tight to keep up speed, on account of the brisk headwind an my 250's lack of horsepower. ...In case you were wondering, MikeS.
I'm sorry I didn't get back to help you guys pick up your bikes from that magnetic rut. I got into a flow through there, stopped to tighten my mirror at the road, then thought, "hmm...I know they were closer than that." Once I did turn back, I saw the big blue KLR coming up the trail. Arrowhead rider told me about his crash, then after a couple minutes we were looking back and he said "hmm...I thought he was closer to me than that." So we turned back to check and then saw the big yellow FS coming up the trail. I think that rut and tree may have been magnetic, its just that my bike has the opposite polarity compared to yours.
I also had a blast on the ATV trail along Peqwaun Lake Road - and I appreciate you guys not going too fast on the pavement so that I could almost keep up! It sure did tire me out though.
I'm not sure I got any sympathy for sore muscles after I got home. I was, however, rewarded with the treat of removing an old clothesline post from the yard - a steel behemoth with deep root and a hook into the soil at the very bottom. Thank god for highlift jacks!
Looks like fun! I am excited to have our home in Knife River done so I can meet up with you FFs. I'm going to have to get something more aggressive than the stock tires if I hope to get the 800gs through that kind of gumbo.
More information on the missile base, please.....PM me if you think its off topic. Thanks
Not sure what you have for tires, but I have "nubbies". It's always an adventure, because if Arrowhead and Lutz can get through with their knobbies, I still have absolutely no assurance if I can or cannot make it. It's always an adventure for me. We all know how to push, and the only one who didn't need a push on Saturday was Lutz.
BTW, that overgrown narrow trail loon s**t pictured above, I was the photographer for good reason. The pictures were of the return, second time through for Lutz and Arrowhead. It took them a bit longer to realize that we weren't going to go all the way through there. We did a lot of turning around on dead ends, which is where most of the pictures were taken.
Hope to see you and your bike really soon!
There were 8 bomarc missile bases in the U.S.It was operational by the year 1961. It was the U.S. northern defense against enemy aircraft. The missiles could be deployed in 30 seconds,reach 80000 feet,and had a range of 400 miles.there were between 117 to 208 enlisted men,17 officers and 7 civilians. The base was vacated in 1975 and turned over to the township. Today there are businesses up there and the formal silos are now rental storage.
Just a note to everyone. I started this thread so local riders could get together to ride and share stories and information with each other. Please feel free to post any questions what so ever. I think almost any question which involves our riding area would probally be on topic. Thank-you.
Lutz, those flat spots are tough! How did you drop it there? Or did you just lay it down to make the others feel better!
Didn't you spot that large cut aspen lying on the ground? I think it grabbed him and held tight!
Um, I guess the log pile I had just cleared is just outside of the frame. Yeah, that's it...there was an old pile of abandoned timbers. Partially rotted and really gnarly. Just begging to be conquered. (This field was the site of an old logging camp, you know.) Yep, got over the logs, but was a little off balance and had to bail to avoid the family of field mice right in front of me. They were really cute.
...Or I guess it could have been the classic diagonal limb lying on the ground. Just screwing around in the field, caught it with the front tire, which followed the limb instead of my intended path and washed out. Rookie move, really. ...Wait...I mean I was demonstrating the type of thing a rookie might do. There, that's my final answer, I was intentionally showing what not to do.