Hammered Time- 11/7 Dual Sport Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by wpbarlow, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. wpbarlow

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    Call this one "the bike was willing, but the flesh was weak". I knew it was time to bail when the beating of my heart from picking up the TA the 4th time in about a mile was drowning out the exhaust. Fortunately I crash well (the TA does as well for the most part)- it was the picking up that was getting to me.

    Really nice course (from what I saw). Fair to say that it was ok on a big trailie, but I just didn't have the strength to continue. I was getting through the tougher sections ok, but then zoning out on the easy stuff and fell there a few times. Well, Mrs. Barlow's only son may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he knows when to let discretion be the better part of valor :nod

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    Secret elephant starting grounds :D

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    Mick on the trailer queen rat

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    Steve and Ed look ready!

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    Steve getting a trailside shoulder consult from Doc. He had a pretty spectacular highside.

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    Part of Team Slowpokes

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    Chris doing a trailside repair. Fortunately, it was just a battery bolt that came out- it was even in the belly pan!

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    Almost there... As an aside- Chris was the roost king today!

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    The trail where the bolt came loose. Chris looked like a tomato head afer pushing the big KTM out of it. I had a tow rope, but you how it is with real studs :D

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    It was not a good section of trail for the 950's

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    Some local flora

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    The day's only permanent damage

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    Just a couple of dirty bike pics now- more from other folks will be coming

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    Really nice time- kudus to the Tri-County Sportsmen club.
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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    What a perfect day!! Perfect temps, excellent trails, and kickass ADVRider buddies!!

    I got a shitload of pictures, so I'll split 'em up so the load times won't be so bad.

    I left the APT at 6:00 AM and like 33 degrees, 122 long and cold miles later I was pulling into the parking lot at Belleplain State Forest, the event's start and finish point.

    Here's Walter Barlow, gasing up his bike, on a trailer?
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    Gathering to start the ride. That's Super Steve on the left and Ballpeen on the right.
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    OCFRider was having problems with his 950. A bunch of us pushed him up the trail to a clearing after working on it here for a bit.
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    My 950 was feeling neglected with everyone paying so much attention to OCFRider's bike, so it decided to take a nap.

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    Walter showed the picture depicting the aftermath from the fall. My first broken part!! I wasn't even on it when it broke!!
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    Here's DocGonzo.
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    Ducky750.
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    Mudhole, Ducky750.
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    DocGonzo?
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    Milt.
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    Walter with his foot wedged under the Transalp. OUCH!
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    Walter.
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    Here's a couple of close ups.

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    Deadguy.
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    Here's Deadguy threading through some tight woods trails.
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    Here's Tribeless keeping in shape by repeatedly picking up his bike.
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    Those Tri-County guys really know how to take care of us "BIG DUALLY" guys!! Thanks a bunch!
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    I think that some of us big dually guys need a course in log jumping. Deadguy got stuck on this log and some impolite, impatient, dirtbike-dualsporters just had to go around us. Needless to say, they were quite successful in adding to the CF.
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