Pittsburgh and surrounding areas picture a day thread.

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by disconnected, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. hightest

    hightest Death before Depends

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    When we was in Michigan we came onto an ATV trail that zig zagged through the sand with two foot weeds on both sides. Well you gotta ride fast in sand to stay on top. After a mile I realized that There was a stump on the inside of every turn hidden in the two foot tall grass. The trail went around the stumps. I don’t know how many times I almost caught my foot on one. Would of been a broken limb for sure.
  2. PABiker

    PABiker Anywhere but here

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    I was hit right between the bottom 2 buckles in an area where there's no protection on any type of boot. I was wearing my Forma Adventure boot that has a cleated sole so my foot was locked into the footpeg transferring all the impact energy into my leg and ankle. If I had been wearing my Sidi Crossfire's with the smooth sole maybe my foot would've been knocked off the peg and the injury not so severe, but that's all speculation on my part.
  3. hightest

    hightest Death before Depends

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    I just sent my AlpineStar ADV boots to get resoled. They put a rubbery Trials sole on. I got junk knees and figured that would help me walking on rough terrain. I hope I didn’t make a mistake with a sticking to the pegs issue.
  4. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    I broke shit this year too. :deal

    But it didn’t hurt. :augie
  5. racerron

    racerron dysfunctional

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    Damn! You did a lot of damage, are you even able to walk yet?
  6. PABiker

    PABiker Anywhere but here

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    Yeah, started non-weight bearing PT at the 2 month mark. Then at the 3 month mark I was cleared by my ortho as fully healed and was allowed to start weight bearing PT, but from not walking on it for 3 months it's been a slow road at learning to walk again. I was free of crutches 2 weeks later and now have almost regained all range of movement, tomorrow will be 19 weeks from the date of the injury.
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  7. racerron

    racerron dysfunctional

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    It is a long time to heal for sure. I'm at 9 weeks myself, looks to be i'm about equal with you on healing.
  8. PABiker

    PABiker Anywhere but here

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    Don't rush it, no need with winter coming. It'll be painful but don't baby it, good luck.
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  9. Garry

    Garry Old and In The Way

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    The whole "old guys don't bounce well" thing has me thinking that sticking to adventure riding is my future. The single track stuff just wears me out (because I have no skills and I'm old and out of shape), and then it spirals into crashing more because I'm tired (and have no skills) which makes me even more tired and crash-prone.

    There are plenty of interesting dirt "roads" in WV (think 12 Mile Run) that would be challenging on a big adventure bike, but relatively easy on a thumper. Hundreds of miles of easy, dirty fun with occasional interesting sections of mud or rocks or a hill or a creek, but nothing terribly technical. That's where my head is at. Finish the day with bike and body in one piece, with a smile on my face, and a cold beer in my hand.
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  10. PA Slammer

    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    I've been doing more skills type riding with my boys. Trials stuff. They love finding big downed trees and huge ruts, tight turns, stumps, etc... We all just play follow the leader through these obstacles going super slow while standing.

    I have no idea where it came from or who's idea is was, but they love doing it. And it's easy on me!
  11. hightest

    hightest Death before Depends

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    I’m at that crossroads. All my buds that are my age (except Racerron) Have dirt bikes in the garage that haven’t had the dust knocked off in years. Or they have been sold n replaced with HDs or golf clubs.
    My wife watches me hobble into the house after a day in the dirt and she shakes her head and says
    Why do you keep doing this to yourself?
    I don’t hunt or fish anymore. I’d rather blow my head off than spend the day with yuppies on a golf course. I gave up drinking. (Highly Overrated)
    Everyday my wife comes home to me n a bunch of kids wrenching on dirt bikes in the garage. They’re all great kids and she likes them all but I get the look and gotta hear the you need to grow up speech. Wife will be 60 next year and she’s impatiently waiting for me to move on to older n more mature objectives. Maybe I need to start a thread and post pics of the ass beatings I get when I can’t make it to work on time monday mornings because I rode all wknd. :lol3
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  12. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    If I was you I would soldier on riding the off road stuff, and just make whatever adjustments needed for sustainability.

    For example take an easier line up a potentially hurtful hill to an easier way up.

    Taking chances like a teenage kid has no future for old geezers at our years.

    And most of us have failed to do what it takes to keep in better shape.

    [​IMG]
  13. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Washes hands before going to the bathroom

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    KTM Freeride


    Now there are several flavors to pick from. Original 2 smoker. New 250F with better suspension. Pre 2018 electric or 2018 electric.

    My 2 smoker can keep up on the faster stuff but is rarely doing any passing at those speeds. When the trail gets tough or you drop the bike, it is no big deal.
  14. hightest

    hightest Death before Depends

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    I’ll never be that guy. I’m tooo bald and my four digit number won’t fit on my number plate. :-)
  15. Glov3r

    Glov3r ThrottleJunkie

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  16. disconnected

    disconnected brap

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    I got to follow this maniac around today .

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  17. bultacobill

    bultacobill Been here awhile

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    I hear you. My son just moved home and has a perfectly restored 97 kx250 two stroke he brought home. All I can do is dream about doing triples at a motocross track and teaching him motocross skills but then I face reality and realize the last motocross track I blasted around was in 1995. My mind still moves fast but no way will the body keep up.
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  18. bultacobill

    bultacobill Been here awhile

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    Don’t give up you are among friends that are all in the same boat. My riding buddies I have rode with since I was 12 are no more. One had a stroke last year and cannot walk very well let alone ride, one has moved onto riding around on pavement on his Harley and the other passed away. The year he died he won the vet class A over 50 class national championship vintage ARMHA. I miss them all but I love riding now more than ever because I don’t get that much time to do it and my time will run out soon. Nice thing about getting old is you don’t have to prove anything to anyone. You don’t quit playing because you get old, you get old because you quit playing.
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  19. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Alabama is looking for a few good Cotton Pickers 20171124_132101.jpg
  20. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Washes hands before going to the bathroom

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    That is pretty cool. I have never seen a cotton field in bloom. I am going to have to put that on a to do list.
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