Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by twinrider, May 6, 2016.
Did you do the entire loop? How long did it take?
The total loop is a little over 100 miles. We did more than 100 miles on the Rim but not the way we originally planned it. We're working on a ride report so I don't want to say too much at this point. We spent about 9-10 hours on the rim. If I had to do it again, I would camp on the Rim and do the loop in 2 days.
Key when riding the loop is to bring PLENTY of water and don't get yourself overheated!
Hit the Jackrabbit trail today. I did the first power line shortcut - man, the AT is a lot of bike to muscle through technical terrain...never doing that alone again. Beautiful run with the autumn colours coming in, though.
Some pics of trip up north a few weeks back about 7k km all up
Now that afternoon highs in central Texas have finally fallen below 90 degrees, I will be more inclined to ride longer distances. I managed a bit more than 300 miles yesterday in the Texas hill country. Here's the video highlight, which includes a fun hill climb on my 2018 AT with DCT.
I'm on a couple week trip. Jumped on the mabdr. Currently in Moorefield WV ready for section 4 tomorrow. Having a blast. May explore more of NY, VT, and NH depending on time and weather.
Swapped commute routes today.
Pictures taken today on section 1 of the WABDR. Perfect weather in the Pacific northwest and no smoke for a change.
Those of you who actually do (real) wheelies on the AT
I am watching 2 pretty good howto vids; which do you think makes more sense for the AT?
Figured I would add some photos from the trip I finished last week riding from Tennessee to Alaska.
Chris Birch's. Been working on it.
Megs Braap kinda slaps Birch in saying no weight shifting to the rear :)
She explains why at 1:19 quite the opposite of Birch method.
Birch style seems to make more sense but what am I missing?
Is it because he is talking about ADV bike vs. dirt/dual sports?
I think so. Heavier. I cant get the front end up unless I shift back a bit, but I also don't really feel confident lifting it too high yet. Also my body weight may have something to do with it.
Meg is pretty light, and may need to "load" the bike, to get what she needs. While I've used this method in slick mud to get over a log from a dead stop, it's too much work and takes too much time for my normal use.
Chris is working against a heavy, lethargic beast, without the ground shredding knobby of a dirt bike, and enough power to loop all the weight onto a rider's knee cap, ending their fun for a while. He has a pretty safe approach, but it's still a lot of work.
I think if you watch him in a race, he has a lower energy approach, with the bike handling the bulk of the work.
In the end it's all good fun, until someone spills their latte.
Cutting through a field shoulder high with weeds. Last nice weekend I think. Absolutely love the Termi slip on also!
Some impressions from my Moab tour last month
We rode the White Rim Trail, Chicken Corners, Onion Creek and Log Canyon Road two up with my Africa Twin. Beside that I rode a bit at the Slickrock Mountainbike Trail and at Fins and Things. So much fun !!!
2up around the WRT is pretty impressive, for both rider and passenger. How long did it take you complete the loop?
Thank you. Yes I was impressed by my wife that she didn't file for divorce after this Maybe it was only because she never had to walk, we rode the whole thing together. She really enjoyed this trail a lot.
Hmm, how long does it take to ride the loop? I just checked the timestamps on my GoPro clips to find out. So from that point when we started to ride down the Shafer Trail until we were out of the canyon on the other side at the BLM129 road it took us 6 1/2 hours for this part. From there we still had to ride an other 20 minutes or so on a gravel road (think this was called Mineral Road). So in total I would say that from the point you leave the pavement and are back on pavement it took us 7 hours (including breaks, taking pictures, waiting for some Jeeps on the hills etc...).
So when you ride only solo I would say you can expect that it will take 6-7 hours.
Rode through the coastal mountain range from Carlton Oregon to the Pacific Coast via mostly dirt and gravel roads. Ended up on Mt. Hebo with a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean. Perhaps the last time this year before snow will block these roads for the next 6 months.