NY Weschester/Putnam/Dutchess Route 22 Corridor chats and the rare ride take 2

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  1. scudrunner82

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    Early Kenny Rogers.......................



    FAR OUT, Dude




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    That means it's not too late to consider an engine upgrade........

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    kenny61 Tougher then a speeding taxi

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    That must weight as much as my entire truck!
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    Prolly gonna be swamped with GS and Africa Twin riders.:imaposer:imaposer:imaposer

    We cognoscenti know all the best Catskill trails, so screw the Touratech/Starbucks crowd.
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    With all due respect to Mr. Blue Pill, some of us are getting older, and don't want to be statistics in the "Balls to the Walls" crowd. We don't heal as easily. There is a place in the world for the big duelies, where you can have fun in the dirt without having to risk injury around every turn and each hill. There are plenty of enduros and hare scrambles for the young and the masochistic.
    Check this out:
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    What a relaxing pace to Bluepill might be balls to the wall to others. It’s all relative. :D
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    Truer words have never been spoken.
    He's fast as f@$k!
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    As I recall, it has been established that BP & DOC are the most senior of the Rt. 22 crowd. That being said, after doing an unplanned Superman in the dirt, I much prefer picking up my 298 lb.WR vs. something hundreds of pounds heavier. Although I always try to ride with others, I recently strayed from the group by making an ASSUMPTION** about which way they went, then proceeded to lay the bike over at about 30 degrees below horizontal when I went to turn around. It took about 2 weeks for my back to recover. That's when I chose my current sig line.:lol3

    In that situation, if I had an "Adventure-Class" bike and it had pinned me, I might just have ended up as 'gator or Florida Panther lunch.

    JMHO.



    **https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Siasd
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    Excellent points.... If you are traveling alone in the woods, lighter is definitely better. But if you are blasting long distances between dirt sections, the big duelies are pretty nice. And they make the boring flat sand bars of NJ a little more interesting.
    But you are right. If you want to do dirt with a big trailie, make sure you have at least two younger riders with you. One to go through the water crossings 1st, and a second one to help pick up your bike. I once got pinned below my 950 SE near Atsion, and it wasn't fun trying to dig out my leg.
    I now have a twin and a single, and pick the one appropriate for the group I'm riding with. This one goes pretty good with the singles:
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    Amazing how much fun you can have with 25 horsepower!
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    Damn right. Binary throttle. Off or WFO. No need to modulate.
    Just like I learned on a VW 1200 - It's all about inertia.
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    I fabricated some motor mounts. You guys think they will hold?

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    As long as you use 200# rated, you'll be fine.

    Eh, maybe 250# on the left side.:photog