Adventure Rider Fundamentalism: Utah minimalist style

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Joe Motocross, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Glad to catch up on this again, been a long week and it's great to sit down and see the pics and read the story about getting to the last segment. Sweet action shots @Joe Motocross, especially like the rear wheel drift coming around the corner. So cool that your girl comes out and joins you for the rip, the last shot of pulling grub from the adjusta is perfect.

    Looking forward to seeing where you hooligans went next :ricky :thumb
  2. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Hahahaha! You may have ingested too many hallucinogens in your time.......
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  3. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Just the same as any ADV on a GS right?
  4. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Perfect. We clearly have a lot more work to do on the scriptures.
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  5. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Truly. Hard to find women like that.
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  6. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    I believe they are referred to as Super Heavy Duty. They are 4mm thick. I run the thinnest, smallest for the spare.
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  7. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    I finished up the flat situation by using our emergency tube. We only carry one 18” between the two of us. This now presents an issue. Do we “chance it” for 2 ½ more days with no spare or do we try to go buy a spare somewhere? “Chancing it” would have to do if there were no other options but I had an idea.
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    Not far from the bottom of the wash lives our friend Forest. He owns and runs the Sleepy Hollow campground. I hadn’t seen him for a while so it was a good excuse to go say hello.
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    He has what he refers to as “the store” at the campground. In “the store” he has some miscellaneous motorcycle parts including a number of tubes. Good work Forest!!
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    I bought the tube and he threw a bag of Stanley plums from his orchard. Total bonus.
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    We bullshitted a bit and then Hotstuff and I departed.
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  8. ROAD DAMAGE

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    I think it's really cool that you take your daughter on these rides! :thumb
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  9. NoelJ

    NoelJ Been here awhile

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    Common mistake. He's ugly, not old.
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  10. bbanker

    bbanker Been here awhile Supporter

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    Probably related to the use of chairs when available...
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  11. F150

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    Did Hotstuff fab that camper shell? Looks ADV-F compliant.
  12. Joe Motocross

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    Daughter. You guys kill me. Home fabbed shell = ADV-F basecamp.
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  13. Joe Motocross

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    We were near the joint with the fancy goat cheese and I wanted Hotstuff to try it. They were closed. Win some, loose some.
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    While we scored no cheese, an awesome route presented itself and we had a direction for the rest of the day.
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    We found another abandoned well rig. This is a newer generation than the others I’ve cataloged.
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  14. TRIPPEEE

    TRIPPEEE ugh

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    What is in the ADV-Fer's tool kit? Especially to take care of a flat tire? I swear it takes me an hour and a half and 5 beers to change a tire in my garage. When I'm done I'm surrounded by eleventy dozen tools and spatters of blood everywhere.
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  15. liv2day

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    I f*ckin despise flats. Really glad it didn’t taco your rim @Joe Motocross. Had a 5th gear flat like that except it was the front, just about tank-slapped my arse into the weeds. Nice big split along opposite sides of the tube. And I pinch flatted the spare in my haste. Plenty of expletives.

    You covered serious ground before coming to a stop, glad the tire didn’t shred itself. Enjoyed the video HS took, yep, that’s a class 5 :lol3

    Still catching up...
  16. Joe Motocross

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    BWAAAHAHAHA! I know the feeling.
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  17. Joe Motocross

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    I’m glad you brought this up @TRIPPEEE because it’s something that should be covered. There should probably be a passage in the Minimalist Manifesto about flat repair. ADV-Fundamentalists pride themselves on being self sufficient. Flat tire repair is definitely a learned skill and ADV-Fs take it to “art form” level. It is an absolutely critical skill for remote dirt travel. We won’t be discussing the pros and cons of Tubliss vs Tubes here. I’m sure it’s covered in agonizing depth somewhere else. My only comment is that if you think that Tubliss eliminates your flat tire issues, it doesn’t. You need to know how to efficiently remove and mount a tire and tube. Period.

    The tools required are nothing special. It’s really all about technique. Keeping in line with basic ADV-F principals in not bringing more than is needed, most ADV-Fs only carry a single combination tire iron/axle nut wrench, a simple hand pump, and an innertube patch kit.

    Here’s a couple of simple tips to use:
    • When mounting a tire, partially inflate the innertube so that it has shape inside the tire. This makes it more unlikely that the tire iron will grab the tube and pinch it. It will deflect off the partially inflated tube as you take bites at the bead.
    • Use water on the tire bead to keep it slippery when mounting the tire.
    • After getting the tire part way onto the rim, use both knees to hold the tire bead down into the drop-center part of the rim while you use your tire iron to continue to mount the bead. We learned this from Malcolm Smith back in the day. Great method and still have not found a better way.
    Most of the time, a repair in the field only requires one bead to be removed from the rim. In the case you need to remove the entire tire, we use the “monkey hump” technique:

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  18. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    I'll add, and it may have be something I read in one of JM's other RRs or someone else's posts last summer, don't assume you need to undo the stem nut and pull the entire tube out to patch it, you can just loosen the stem nut most of the way and pull out the tube, inflate it to find the leak and hopefully patch it and then stuff the tube back in. Some tires are a complete SOB to get the stem back in the hole (at least for me they are) and skipping that step if possible will save time and lessen the amount of sweating your balls off in the sun.
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    Not quite sure what I just witnessed, but pretty sure Monkey Humping is what got Mr. Scopes in hot water. Gotta try that one.
  20. jonz

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