The Rally Raid : Mexico, 2013

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by slowoldguy, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. ShadySmurf

    ShadySmurf Does Own Stunts

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    Awesome trip fellas. I didn't realize SoG's image only developed in Mexico.
  2. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Shady. It has something to do with the vectors. In Mexico. Closer to the Equator is my guess.


    In truth, I figured I was about to die on those effin' switchbacks and wanted my kid to have a couple of pics of her old man. ;)


    I plead special circumstances. But I still hate photos of me.
  3. terrapinneck

    terrapinneck Been here awhile

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    My computer is hovering at 80 degrees Celsius just trying to burn a dvd of this graphic intense video. And I have a decent computer, an older GTX 275 graphics card an I-5 processor plus 4 gigs of memory.....:puke1
  4. terrapinneck

    terrapinneck Been here awhile

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    I wish I had an enduro transmission....maybe I could pick a route better than just bashing over the rocks....
  5. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    uhhhh....WTF did you just say? lol Just throw something up here. The natives are restless.
  6. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Yup. I don't have a first gear. Just 2 and 2A.
  7. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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    Unbelievable! Such an awesome place.
  8. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    That only works until you get tired. Then you end up entrusting the bike to the suspension while you pray for the tires.
  9. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Ya know. I'm just too much of a "giver", I guess. I try to gently teach. To mentor. And here it appears Rick has learned nada.
    I explained and then executed the preferred "rough section" riding method for T-neck several times. (The expert move only once but it should have made the point as it was video-ed for posterity as a training aid.)

    Well, <sigh> here it is again.


    1. Put yourself in the mountain side rut/wheeltrack (not the cliff-side rut/wheeltrack) without regard to any other criteria (boulders, running seep, washing machine).
    2. Put bike in first.
    3. Pin the throttle preferably bouncing it off the rev limiter
    4. Scream like a little girl.
    5. Alternate with curse laden screams to the rider in front of you to "get the F outta my G-D way"
    6. And, for the expert, when you reach the next switchback and come to a stop with your buddies, remember to fall over throwing yourself smooth off the bike and onto your head.


    I sure hope y'all were listening this time.</sigh>
  10. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Don't care who y'are, that there's funny!
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  11. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    And you know he did it:rofl
  12. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    To paraphrase a great Truman quote.....I just give them the truth and people think it's funny. ;)
  13. terrapinneck

    terrapinneck Been here awhile

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    I tried to imitate SOG my mentor, but....somehow I involved a large green John Deere tractor.....
  14. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Uhhhhh...whut? :huh
  15. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    D'uh. A moment of senility.

    Rick reminded me of his fall over at 2 mph on day two. We had just rode a pretty nice section of two track directly into someone's yard , turned around and at the main dirt road there was a John Deere coming at us. With a careful application of his front brake T-neck was able to execute a pretty nice slow speed front wheel wash-out.

    I'd give it six point five, seven tops but he says he only had one hand on the bars. If that can be verified he gets a solid 8.
  16. thelawnguy81

    thelawnguy81 Been here awhile

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    Lmao at number 5. That rider (me) was carefully trying to navigate through boulders and sharp jagged rocks trying not to taco my shitty front wheel. After hearing the shrieking Remus, some vulgarity over the loud ass pipe and turning around to see SOG didn't have quite the same carefully planned line my riding technique quickly changed. :D
  17. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    lol.

    Hey. You moved quite sprightly over those rocks, once given the right stimuli.

    As I explained to you at our next mentoring session, you only thought you were picking the safe line. Ain't no safe slow line on a steep rough uphill if I'm anywhere in sight behind you 'cuz I am gonna go through you like:

    1. Sherman went through Georgia.
    2. Shit through a goose.

    I gotty no first gear. You should have remembered that from that wet clay uphill in Arky-saw.

    I got two techniques, "burning cat fur smelling clutch-y" first and "pinned" in first. I chose pinned. ;)
  18. terrapinneck

    terrapinneck Been here awhile

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    I think at least an 8.2 because the kid and the man on the tractor were both laughing !
  19. TXjames

    TXjames High Sider

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    Another terrapinneck production...

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  20. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    "I broke my fall with my head". Sure am glad that made it to the vid. lol