Rick's Rendevouz - MAY 16TH -20TH 2012

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  1. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Well....the last time I passed Freebornes 'Tammy's Tiki Bar' was missing. :patch
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  2. ktmMike

    ktmMike Long timer

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    Maybe they ran out of fire wood:lol3.
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  3. ktmMike

    ktmMike Long timer

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    The guy obviously doesn't know the relay system we use, Rick,
    OR that our routes have 60 - 70 turns in a day,
    OR that people don't ride in straight lines up and down steep bumpy gravel.
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  4. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    I need some 'mid pack' leaders like you have to more effectively break up into sub-groups. :cry
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  5. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Looking forward to it. See ya bunch of idiots in May.
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  6. fancyindigo

    fancyindigo schmancy...fancy

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    What Shane said! Gonna make this one....
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  7. Willy-B

    Willy-B onebudwiser

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    How 'bout a low end, good for nothin'.:dunno

    ...Wait for the rider behind you at the turns isn't in my thought process if I recolet. I look witch way the roost's went when I turn.:lol3

    Could ya use one a those?:wink:

    I can contribute assistance in that department if you could use the help.:rofl

    How ya been, Kevin?:ear
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  8. Kyle B

    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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    IN! Also, I'll be back up Nord in March or when it thaws good, so count me in for some practice days with the routes.:ricky
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  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Billy! :wave

    I'm good...and sure hope all is well with you! :nod

    You know that it's always an honor to ride with you! :thumb ...the trick is going to be getting somebody to learn one of my routes before the actual rally. :huh :lol3

    :patch heck...once that's done I could just turn it over to them and I'll follow Mike. :augie

    wait...that won't work either, he leaves too early in the morning! :1drink
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  10. ktmMike

    ktmMike Long timer

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    We've got lots of 'em Kevin, and none of 'em know the route ahead of time. They just know the system : X-factor, RmarkR, Strongmendieyoung, Katoom119, Greywolf, Intothenew, Travelguy, SorryifImissedanyonecauseIknowIcantthinkofthemall . . .
    Most ride with me one day per rally and go on other rides too, so they may already be right there with you sometimes.

    These guys allow me to be 2 or 3 intersections ahead of my sweep.
    This relay system definitely keeps things moving.

    Briefly: A relay man is in charge of a natural gap between
    riders of different speeds, NOT in charge of a group of people.

    If you are leading a ride of 2 dozen riders or more, and you ask each rider to wait for the rider behind him at every turn,
    IT WILL NOT WORK because there are too many people to screw it up, and you can bet, one of them will.



    KTM MIKE'S RELAY SYSTEM:
    The great thing about this system is that riders who are faster than me, can ride faster than me, without passing me.
    This system developed out of necessity.



    See post #2





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  11. strongmendieyoung

    strongmendieyoung KLR Lover

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    Ready for another one! :rilla
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  12. ktmMike

    ktmMike Long timer

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    Jason! :wave
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  13. bpg

    bpg Off Trail

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    Mr. Banjo Man,

    My humble suggestion: you could rig up a spray can of orange paint on that motorsickle that is remotely push-button-operated: every time you turn, change directions, etc. you just lay down a streak of orange through the intersection! :D :norton

    Now, if you yourself get lost and start doubling back, I guess that could get really confusing, real quick-like! :deal Maybe bring an asphalt/gravel colored can of spray to cover any boo boos?! :lol3
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  14. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    The biggest problem that I can see with that idea is that the line would be wiped away when Banjo roosts through the corner.:lol3
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  15. HappyRiding

    HappyRiding Silly

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    Hey, I didn't take it...did you see me take it? No I didn't think so.
    :waveKevin!
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  16. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    OK...I think that I get the picture. :thumb

    ...but I'm going to take this to PMs for clarification.
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  17. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :wave Hey there lady!! Hope all is well over on your side of the hill!
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  18. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    You know....a lot of bicycle clubs do this ahead of time for their group rides. :nod One of the local clubs that rides out here in the country where I live even has letters and numbers painted at intersections to designate different routes the club rides on a regular basis.

    Getting them to stick on a gravel or dirt road may be a little bit of a trick though! :lol3

    Not me!! :augie It's the hooligans behind me!! :wink:
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  19. HappyRiding

    HappyRiding Silly

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    Soggy, but well. I am already looking forward to warmer weather. Is it RDV time yet?
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  20. BDXMPL

    BDXMPL The Sheriff

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    We used to hang bits of construction marker ribbon at intersections. Orange, turn left, Yellow, turn right.

    Of course, if you're color blind, you're screwed. :lol3

    Hunter
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