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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by XT Thumper, Mar 11, 2008.
Woo woo! The Old Mill is reopened?
That's an interesting issue. A good riding bud's turn came yesterday: he either bruised, cracked, or broke four, maybe five ribs in a tree-trunk-parallel-to-the-trail high speed getoff. According to the ER doc) He sustained the injury despite wearing armor. The armor, BTW, perhaps with the plaintiff's bar in mind, is almost universally called "Roost Protectors" by the maufacturers and vendors. They are not called "chest protectors" or anything else that would imply their usefulness for protecting the wearer from this sort of injury, so far as my very modest research yields.
Another friend found, after an extesive search, an ice hockey thingy that protected his ribs far better than any "roost protector" on the market, but it ain't all that convenient to riding a bike.
So the question is: anybody found one that protets ones ribs from hits from the side?
Yes, Morris is one of the nicest persons you'll ever meet. His son Nick is attending Auburn University and we picked him up just north of Montgomery to go with us.
It's always great to see a father and son having a good time together.
Morris and Doug K. invited me to their mountain cabin in north Georgia last October for a street ride in the mountains of 4 states.
Had a wonderful time in spite of being WAY out of my comfort zone going so fast for so long on those twisty mountain roads.
THEY were flyin.
" its a "go" for the last weekend in october." What's a 'go' for the last weekend in october?
"Go" = if we get some rain for the dust,,,,,,,,,,,and it ain't storming.
$$$$Cost too much to go up there if things we can't control aren't somewhat cooperating.$$$$$
Back-up plan is we put it off a week or even until late spring.
The annual Cheaha ride thats been going on for 10 years now thats ALWAYS been the last weekend in October.
Leaves are changing color then,,,,,,,,scheduled barely before the tourist clog up the campground and hotel rooms on top of the mountain.
Just found the video that Dreadman did of their campout and he included the little interview of me and our group.
Copper Penny Dual Sport Ride and Camp in Cheaha 2012 on Vimeo
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Give it a try next time....
Tony, we try and go up to the cabin 5 or 6 times a year, it's a great "home base", we are going up Thanksgiving weekend if you would like to come.......alternate days between DS & street
Did anybody get to watch? I could not find it. I have CBS Sports, but it was showing trucks race.
Came on at 9:00, I feel asleep after the first moto.:huh
Yea I came home about 8 and went through all the footage of truck racing. Googled it to find they had shifted it to 9. Watched it all, you guys think Eglin has sand:huh That sand track was amazing and so were the riders. They are supposed to have several re-air dates?
Ran into a few of these fellas saturday.
Dredman included a piece on our little group about 2 minutes into the video while we were were troubleshooting the wiring problem on Bill's bike.
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/50499100" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/50499100">Copper Penny Dual Sport Ride and Camp in Cheaha 2012</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user418746">dredman</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
"Eventually, the dog pulls the rubber out of his ass",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Them fellas ain't got nothin on our Forrestrider when it comes to campfire stories!
I know what happened, but I still plan to watch it anyway.
FYI, round 12 of the AMA Superbike series is at NOLA this weekend..... we are heading over early Sat.
Good day gent's,
Few & far between post's again, thanks for the video Dredman, looked like another great saddle time w/MadHouse at the helm. Looks like you guys ended up doing a two day trip to heaven, but it did'nt look like topOmountain campground ? Gotta envy those Alabama renegades for being having Talledega Forest in their backyard.
Mr.T please let me know if I need to take another day off to attend your ride at month's end. Plan on driving up Thurs.(25th)?? & tripping back down highway sometime after noonish Sun.(28th)?? I want to be on same page/plan as you as far as arrival & departure, to avoid butting heads w/warden @ workplace. I could probably ride all day Sunday & start back Monday if majority is hardcore.
Also need to know if majority are to camp at top (or backwoods like your new found groupies) or do the rent a room so I can get a reservation at hotel or chalet.
Does anyone have a good technique for cutting down bars? What tools do I need? I'd like to get mine down to 30 1/2.
I've always used tape and a hacksaw. Tape your bars where you want to cut, then saw away. When putting on your new grips, use clear spray laquer. It'll stick like crazy!
If you don't have pipe cutters, a good set of tubing cutters will work great
Meeting others at the Cracker Barrel in Greenville Al @ around 6:30am friday the 26th. After a bit of breakfast there, we'll continue to the top of Mt. Cheaha and offload at the Pavilion and begin riding. Camp there (if space available) and ride all day saturday,,,camp saturday night. Sunday, who knows.
You do know Vic has a ride in Eglin the very next weekend don't you?
I hope I can make his ride too, but just don't know being the rides are so close together.
BarbersVintage Days event couple weekends away,,,,,Smokey Mountain riding the week after that,,,,Cheaha a week after that,,,,,Vics ride the next week.
Hers a new idea.
Cutting the bar as Rick mentioned will work and is easy. BUT it removes valuable STRAIGHT bar space and everything becomes crowded with swithes and all. You may have to relocate stuff on the 530. I did.
New trick. Lots of trouble and expensive. Remove bars - cut section out of middle add sleeve and reweld.
Same bar space area but shoter bar length.
Waysherr can do the welding...
Or he could simply learn to turn ;p