Urban assault by the Armpit Crew:

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by mikechill, May 24, 2009.

  1. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    [FONT=&quot]After taking leave of their senses the intrepid armpit crew takes on the quest to find the lost land of Off Roadia in this urban wilderness. Throwing caution to the wind or fearless crew will go anywhere to find this land bravely facing restless natives, toxic muck sucking monsters and occasionally fall over for no apparent reason at all.

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  2. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    [FONT=&quot]After many miles of rock hard asphalt dodging countless caged beasts our crew reaches the fabled land of Off Roadia. At first appearance a pleasant land of restful beauty and tranquility.

    The Armpit Crew

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  3. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    [FONT=&quot]Entering the dark under belly of the beast.
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  4. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    [FONT=&quot]Ah ha, the restless natives got him with a poison dart!!! [/FONT]
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  5. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    Mud sucking toxic monster grabs bike???

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    God only knows whats in that muck?

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    Idon't know if this is helping or not.
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  6. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Fun new angle on riding !

    Good to see at least a couple of those spraycan punks has some talent :deal :D
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  7. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    A little air time was had but no really good jump spots.
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    Time for lunch and I think we should all wash our hands.

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  8. Merle O'Broham

    Merle O'Broham too beaucoup

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    Good times! Thanks for posting the pics, Mike. Who'da thunk there'd be so much adventurin' in the armpit! :clap
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  9. mikechill

    mikechill Been here awhile

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    And one more fun spot in Cal City.
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    And sometimes ones just falls for no reason at all and that's OK!!!:rofl
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    And our thanks go out to the local chop shop for donating this fine rest area.
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  10. ghostryder

    ghostryder Long timer

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    Great report....thanks.
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  11. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    Remind me to NEVER, ever go through pictures at 3:00 AM after a few brews. I accidentally deleted over half of my shots, unfortunately some of the best ones. :lol3

    Anyway, I will upload and add some later.
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  12. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    Chicago has some spray can talent, no doubt.

    These are from last weeks ride, trying to make the best of the big city.

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  13. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Urban dual sporting. Pretty neat! :thumb
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  14. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Dayum. Now that's what I'm talking about ! I love good grafitti art. Do I dare to venture as far as suggesting the race of the artists.... :dunno

    Thinking a white nerd painted Yoda and a black one did the 'sploitation work :lol3


    Great stuff !
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  15. nada

    nada Been here awhile

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    Cool!
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  16. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    I recognized the Wolf Lake Toxic run. But StromBoni's boot... likely added to the corrosive level.

    Great report from the "Armpit Crew". I was laughing wile reading this.:lol3
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  17. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    8 hours of riding and this is all the pictures I have that aren't close copies of what Mike has already posted.

    My man, Merle. :thumb

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    Little Mike. :D

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    Strom, right down to the tire, had this poor little girl begging for mercy. :lol3

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    Can't wait until the next time. :ricky
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  18. Big Red One

    Big Red One If yer gonna be one...

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    LOWRIDER!!
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  19. maynard58

    maynard58 Been here awhile

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    Wow,
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  20. StromBoni

    StromBoni Hot Dog Captain

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    Holy crap, from the cockpit, I had no idea that's what I was doing to that bike. I almost feel bad about it now. Should I get some higher rate springs or something?

    Nice pics, guys.
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