Riding Around the Hood

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Apple Jam, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Then we'd better go soon, before the next rains...Sunny and 50s all next week........

    I bet it's PERFECT out there right now. No dust, high traction.
  2. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Been here awhile

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    I will have to check with my activities director for conflicts. Are you thinking Sat. or Sun.?

    SLOW Joe
  3. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Are you thinking there is any fun, bone jarring, off road ripping to be done?
    I wonder if a fat man on a little 250 could keep up...

    Would you ride it with street tires?
  4. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Been here awhile

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    How rough it gets depends on what people want to do. I still have OE Tires on my KLR so I am limited on traction also, unless it rains quite a bit you should be ok. If someone or there machine has limitations we will ride accorddingly

    SLOW Joe
  5. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    My dad told me of driving a team in about that area. He had to carry an axe on the wagon, and stop frequently to chop the mud from the wheels when they got so heavy the horses could no longer pull the load.

    (Hey AJ, this one is not a joke.) :D
  6. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Been here awhile

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    I have been pardoned on the domestic front and no rain on the 10 day forecast. So Saturday? Jeff will you be solo or will Shelly come?

    So give me an idea what day works and who wants to join in.

    SLOW Joe
  7. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Um, about the weekends, a week ago for Abbott Rd, wifey worked all Saturday, so I was good......
    Last Saturday, she wanted to ride too, so that was good......

    But next Saturday ALSO ??.....Hmmmm, I gotta find a way for her to wanna go, too, if it's gonna work for me.

    You got any weekdays available??
    I can swing one of those here and there.


    I'd ride any of the Ranch roads that I've ridden before on street tires if it was dry.
    But I dunno what "Joe-who's-not-slow" has got up his sleeve for us...:deal

    BTW, Mr. F, do you still have Fridays off, or do I remember that wrong?
  8. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    You coming, too, Mort ? There's no ice on the Hwy 26 Pass, yet :norton
    And, you already have at least one stud on your back tire, anyway.


    These are great and fast 950-able dirt roads, I'm guessing it's a bit far to wanna slab the XR,
    and I can bring a small hatchet for your wagon wheels, if they mud up :1drink
  9. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Been here awhile

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    I'm stuck working thru Friday. Jeff if you can get Shelly to come along maybe her and Donell can go do girl stuff if she doesn't want to ride. :evil

    SLOW Joe

    How fast can someone be on a stock KLR?
  10. Apple Jam

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    She don't normally do "girl stuff", especially if it's suggested that she do it :deal
    I gotta approach Saturday carefully

    Power don't matter so much out there, on the dirty roads.
    Power is usually at a dis-advantage, trying to hang on to the road. Sure is FUN, tho :wink:
  11. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Been here awhile

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    Donell isn't really a girlie girl either. I'm sure they could come up with something. :D

    SLOW Joe
  12. matloik

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    Oh this is good. Two husbands scheming on how the wives could be naturally led or be coaxed unbeknownst them to some 'activity' so as to free up a weekend day so the husbands can go off and play. I can't wait to read how this plays out. I'll be extra impressed if in the end the wives thought the whole thing was their idea--and the husbands are like, "Well, if you gals are gonna do that, then ... well, I guess we could go for a short ride, or something." :lol3 :lurk
  13. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Been here awhile

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    I would never influence my wife into any decision in order to gain freedom to go ride my motorcycle! :evil

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  14. BSkye

    BSkye Been here awhile

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    Hahaha...I'm gonna hafta be making some phonecalls here soon!!! Girlie stuff!!! OMG!!! Yah, I wished I could go---but---am barred from gravel for a few weeks yet! Though you wouldn't catch me doing girlie stuff!
    I rode to Pacific City yesterday via Nestucca River, was a feast for the eyes as I didn't have to constantly ride
    to save my life from some abyss or boulder or dodge the Papparazi (Al) ...but girlie stuff??? C'mon!!!
  15. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Been here awhile

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    I don't think my wife or either of my daughters could be described as "girlie". :wink: They are ALL girl, but not all frills and lace for sure. :rofl

    SLOW Joe

    I better be careful, or you may never hear from me again....:eek1
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    BSkye Been here awhile

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    after us "girls" inserviced Donell on how to install lowering links, a different seat and whatever else she needs to
    ride that KLR.....:rofl
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    Saturdays ride, something a little differnt

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  18. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Been here awhile

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    I would gladly gift the KLR to Donell, IF I could replace it with a new bike for myself.

    But, it would have to be "her" idea!:rofl

    SLOW Joe
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    BSkye Been here awhile

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    :roflah dang, THAT went the wrong way.....nah, we'll find something that is a muuuuch better fit!
  20. Apple Jam

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    Shoot.
    I'm surely screwed now.

    Out :cry




    :lol3

    But, really, tho....I NEVER said "girl-ie".
    I know waaa-aaay better than that :deal

    Oh yah....YOU help

    :eek1