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  1. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Not much happening here!!! The weather is cooling for the weekend, so planning on hitting the swap meets, looking for old bike stuff.
    Until then, going to the pool!
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  2. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Getting pretty cool there BackRoader...might have to move further south :lol3 slowly warming up here, zero forcasted for the weekend!
  3. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Looks like I picked a great week to visit the area! Where is global warming when you need it??
    Lyle
  4. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Yeah Mazunte ! That's right. Next door to Zipolite . Cancun might be too commercial and expensive for us. We only got 30 days of Mexico bike insurance , so we are not sure if we should get more, or cross the border into Guatemala for a while. I thought 30 days woulda been lots but......

    Backroader: looks like you escaped the worst coldest part of winter. (As we did also)
  5. FINNDIAN

    FINNDIAN Mine goes to 11

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    Still a month till I'll be riding in Arizona. Hopefully it warms up a lot.

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  6. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    Gord you should be in good shape. Bent Forks knows the Arizona weather and can probably comment on what to expect.
  7. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Monday night I'll be in Sedona. I shall probably freeze my ass off. Going to spend Tuesday seeing Sedona, than back to S Dale Tuesday night. I was hoping to hear back from AZRIDE, but I guess I'm going to be on the H-D. Oh well, the cheap pricks charged me $45 for a ride back to my hotel last year after spending 10% of the value of their clapped out GS for the rental. I'm two weeks too early, but it's still "hot" compared to Kenora!
  8. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Try and ride up to Jerome if you have time as well
  9. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Good plan. Jerome on Tuesday, then back to Scottsdale.

    Is it the ride, or the destination than is the highlight?
    Lyle
  10. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    It's a cool old mining town on the side of a hill. It's trying to make it on tourism now so there is mix of cafes etc with the old buildings. The ride up is worth the trip if you don't even stop and shut the motor off.
  11. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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    Its been a couple of years for me, but Jerome was trying to reform itself as a bit of a tourist spot with shops, restaurants etc. with the old west mining town feel. I like The Asylum for lunch when we were there, great view from the patio, if its not too cool there at this time of year.

    If you are coming up from Cottonwood, be sure to keep going up past Jerome till at least peak elevation, some crazy good road and nice look outs up there(too bad I was on 4 wheels)

    Not Harley friendly, but if you can find a way to get up Schnebly Hill rd. while in Sedona it offers a wild ride and some of the best views.

    One last one since your in Scottsdale, again not harley friendly, but if you can get on the Apache trail between Apache Junction and Roosevelt Dam its a wild road if you havent done it yet, slow mo. roller coaster stuff.

    Yes I want to go back:D, Have fun, Todd
  12. 2whlrider

    2whlrider Adventurer

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    So is it too early to talk about plans for this years Nofar Rally? If it's on will it be over the May long again?

    Holiday booking time is approaching and I don't want to miss out on the ride. :freaky

    I think some (BackRoader) are planning on continuing on to the EOAR but I don't know if I can make that one.
  13. FINNDIAN

    FINNDIAN Mine goes to 11

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    Search back in the thread a bit. I posted some info for may long weekend.

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  14. BackRoader

    BackRoader ROK strapper

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    I am in for the Ice Breaker in Wawa and EOAR this year as well. Also going to do Areostich in August and the Black Hills in September.

    Who is going to the EOAR from the Peg/Northern Ont. ? I am planning on booking a room at Elmherst soon as they fill up quickly and tenting is limited, I recall only 40 allowed.

    Mrs Backroader and I are going to Areostich, will be camping on the Hill, then probably heading back to the Peg, via Thunder Bay.
  15. Nanabijou

    Nanabijou Been here awhile

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    I was so inspired by Lappeman's snowmobiling videos that I decided to buy my very first sled. It's been a while, so I was relieved to be able to push to get it started rather than pulling a cord. The sliders were in good shape. And I noticed the track was in good condition too. I took it for a ride in behind Centennial Park and on my first run I got it up to a little over 33 mph (GPS). In spite of the slow speed, I ended up losing control on some bumps and was heading for some trees so I had to bail (see the first video). Fortunately, the snow was deep and I wasn't injured. I clearly need more experience piloting this thing. I also noticed that I didn't have much traction on the uphills where I found myself lugging it. Some cleats would be nice. The uphills were tiring. It pulls really well though. Really light-weight. The high speed handling is pretty scary. It accelerates well too once you get going - but is a bit slow on take off. On my second run I made a few modfications, and low and behold I reached about 98 mph (GPS) - although I must admit it was on a bit of a downhill slope and the GPS suddenly spiked so it may have been an error in the reading. I captured the videos (including GPS overlay) for everyone to see below. Select the 1080P HD option and click on the full screen option for best viewing.

    First run. Crash and Burn!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVYc8uxBYto

    Second run. Out of control and almost 98 mph (GPS). :wink:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDaTUqH76A8

    Mike
  16. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Mike, I think your GPS is broken :evil Hope your wearing a helmet on that thing, it looks dangerous...also a good place to mount the Go Pro. No WR videos?
  17. Nanabijou

    Nanabijou Been here awhile

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    I don't think it's as dangerous as it looks. I was riding the Laser Luge in the videos. It's a plastic luge that resembles an official luge sled. It is fast. One of the kids (who I didn't know) wanted to try it and ended up racing his dad on a crazy carpet. He had quite a distance on his dad by the end of the track. The Laser Luge seems pretty safe though. I've never left the track with it - and have been running it for years. It's wide enough so it fits the track pretty well. My friend even takes his 2 year old daughter (lying on him) down the track and has never had an issue. But the potential for danger is always there.

    Having said that - you really are going fast down the track. And you wouldn't want to hit your head on the wooden supports or the ice. I've never seen anyone wearing a helmet though. This time around I actually did sustain an injury to my hand on a new racing luge with metal runners that I purchased last year. The new sled's hold handles are situated on the sides of the sled but are situated out a little further to the sides than the runners are. So the handles (that your hands are wrapped around) hit the wooden walls before the runners. Ouch. With the Laser Luge the runners hit first so your hands are protected. Once I realized this on the run, I let go. But once I let go and started bouncing around, I fell off the sled, and slid along the track a long ways to a stop. It was only later that I realized my ski pants acquired a burn hole through them, and so did one of my winter gloves. My hand seems pretty normal today - but was pretty swollen yesterday. After that ride - we held onto the front of the racing luge instead. But I still think the older luge was faster - mainly because it was easier to handle and fit the track better.

    A couple of years ago - I measured out a 100 ft distance beginning at the bottom of the hill. I then calculated the amount of time to traverse the distance. All of the runs were pretty consistent with the Laser Luge. Using the formula S = D/T, the average speed over that distance was around 29 mph. I think it's interesting that the first run listed a top speed a little over 33 mph. Based on my previous testing - that sounds quite accurate. What?!? You don't think the sudden burst of speed from 30 mph to 98 mph was a valid reading on the second run?!?! :lol3 The second track certainly had more ice build-up on it and was rougher.

    I was hoping to use my current digital camera setup as an action camera for my motorcycles. The GoPro chest mount works well. And the quality of the video (and optical image stabilizer) works great too. The downfall is sound. Too much wind noise. I don't have a mic input on my Sony. This would help a lot. My next digital camera will have a mic input.

    Here's a sample with the same digital camera - chest mounted - while riding my CBR250R in HD.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kblgc_DDL_g

    Mike
  18. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Mrs Backroader and I are going to Areostich, will be camping on the Hill, then probably heading back to the Peg, via Thunder Bay.[/QUOTE]

    It was worth the admission price at VBR just to hear/see Junior Brown on the slide guitar. It's a great rally
  19. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Mike, is that the only place you can run that thing or can it be used on regular hills?

    A helmet mounted cam point down and ahead would give you a good shot of the track also.
  20. bwokentoof

    bwokentoof Pollyanna Man

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    Had something of a "firsts" weekend here as well. This was my sugarpie's first time on a sled and I gave 'ol Agatha her shakedown run for the ride up the Wapusk winter road in a few weeks. The slush on the lake was an issue but the Gripstuds were up to the task. A good time was had by all......

    :freaky

    Yesterday's shakedown run......http://youtu.be/c2l0A0EDBL0