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Emma Long Park - Lake Austin - overcast w/ rain.

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by elektron, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. elektron

    elektron effin ef

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    nice day for a ride :-D


    i went out to emma long park west side of austin.. thinking ride some trails this afteroon... turns out to be too muuch for my 400 and myself in our current collective state :-) didn't help that my seat isn't attached securely..

    what with all the rain and rocky ground i'm amazed i made it out of there alive on my wore down deathwing :

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    trail started off real easy and simple like.. just a rocky dirt path into the woods...

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    soon, the rocks started to out weigh the dirt:

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    shit like this was absolutely killing me :

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    so under one mile in, i decided the best way i could get outta there alive was to turn around.. of course i was taking a lot of breaks, because it's hard work draging my bike up step like rocks :

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    i eventually made it back out totally exhausted but happy.

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    should prolly stop smoking.. would help my endurance ;-)


    oh yea.. and needed to recharge my batteries :

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  2. trailuser

    trailuser take the backroads

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    Where was everyone at?

    Looks like a CRF230 would have about the right size bike!! or if your Motojoe the Connie would have worked :wink:
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  3. elektron

    elektron effin ef

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  4. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    cool pics dude How is your seat detached? did the bolts from the rack break or fall out or what? If you need an offroad seat I could mail your old one down to you. Nice looking ride though.

    Is that a new chest protector? in yellow I see?


    VSR,
    You should know the connie can do it all! :D

    see you guys at the spring ride
    joe
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  5. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    :freaky :thumb
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  6. elektron

    elektron effin ef

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    nah, it's cool, missing a bolt or two here and there...

    are you making fun my apparent lack of style in the colloring of my bike ?
    it get's me from point a back to point a most of the time :-)

    yulp i picked up some more gear.. incl, elbow pads, mx boots, and a chest protector. and let me tell you i landed on my boots a few times, and they sure help out a lot.

    only brused the side of my leg where i hit a stump...

    did i mention sometimes i fall ?

    well, most times i fall..
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  7. andruboz

    andruboz Serial overfiller

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    whats the background music- Kraftwerk?
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  8. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    elektron,
    i was talking about the trail not your bike.

    see you soon
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  9. Bruce Caldwell

    Bruce Caldwell Long timer

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  10. whoa

    whoa 01 triumph tiger

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    I was with a buddy out there on mountain bikes and watched a poor guy try to climb a series of 3-4' steps on a way too heavy Honda. He finally got hung up and was at the point of stand and hold the beast up, or walk away and let it fall down the steps.

    So we went down to help bail the dude out. The three of us lugged that thing to the top with great effort. We showed the guy the next place to get off the trail onto the hardball.

    It is cool to see good riders skim up those climbs, mountain bike and motorcycle.
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  11. elektron

    elektron effin ef

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    well, i got a new back tire and fixed my seat. think i'll go do that trail again tomorrow afternoon.
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  12. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    you would be stupid not to.

    joe
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  13. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    good Call sir :thumb
    remember, as small wheelie to get the front up the hump, then throw your weight forward as the back tire hits, throttle on, but not excessive.

    my.02
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  14. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    probably worth at least 4 cents :D

    got the dakar up and running?
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  15. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Soon, I'm working on a cost share with the manufacturer. There simply is no reason the starter clutch should have failed with only 18k pampered highway never been offroad allways garaged meticoulessly maintained adult ridden miles. just shouldnt happen. thats my story and Im sticken too it.

    Hey how'd that scratch get there, and who stole my chain gaurd and where did all these zip ties come from and...
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  16. trailuser

    trailuser take the backroads

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  17. staples

    staples Been here awhile

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    Sounds like the Franken-ninja. I gotta get that thing running, so I can dump it in the creek. I'm not taking my nice new drz in the creek during the spring ride. :wink:
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  18. stiingya

    stiingya whats a n00b?

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    What kind of seat is that you got for your DRZ? And what was the problem with it falling off?

    It looks like a great seat???
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  19. elektron

    elektron effin ef

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    it's a corbin designed for the drz.. there were no bolts holding it in at the time.. so it fell off when too many g's acted upon it ;-)

    it's pretty comfy for sitting.. but it has less bulk to hold onto when standing.. which i'm not used too yet..

    *edit*

    oh yea, didn't quite make it out riding the trail this weekend.. had some problems to deal with at werk.. :-/

    maybe take tomorrow off and go..
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  20. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I am off tomorrow and might be able to join you.
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