If you want dirt, YOU GOT IT!!!!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Joe Motocross, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. JP4

    JP4 Thumper Geek

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    There may or may not have been a recent JM sighting... I can't be sure, but the coveralls and Adjustafork looked oddly familiar... 20210924_195334.jpg
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  2. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    OK you a-holes, let’s get started.

    First off, let me remind you of this ROOST SCRIPTURE:
    Purity is found through the real thing; ROOSTING. Verbal diarrhea about roosting will never reach that level of consciousness.
    In other words, riding always takes precedence over rambling on ADVtalker, which is what we've been doing instead of being loud mouths here.

    Although many of you idiots know the drill with the ADV-Fundamentalist movement (and still seem to tune in! WTF is wrong with you?!), this prologue should include something for the new reader.

    What we do: Ride dirt. Lots of dirt. As much dirt as possible. Avoid pavement.
    Why? This is where the action is.

    What we do: Travel light with as few possessions as possible.
    Why? Maximum roosting potential. In the dirt, of course. Go to places others can’t get to. Because we don't want to see you.

    What we do: Camp in the dirt. Sleep under the stars.
    Why? For the purity of it and because we are too cheap to spend $ on hotels.

    What we do: Cook meals over fire.
    Why? Have you had a steak cooked over wood out in BFE?!?! And again, for the purity. And also, because we’re cheap. And lastly, perhaps convince another fool to buy an Adjustafork.

    What we do: Tell tales of glory on AdventureTalker.
    Why? Amusement when NOT on the trail. Maybe open some eyes to what is important in life. (more on that as we go)

    Once more, for a full understanding of Adventure Rider Fundamentalism, I point the reader HERE. Now we begin the story.
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  3. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    DAY 1: The ride commences.

    My good buddy Wally was over for dinner. I told him I was planning on hopping on the bike and climbing over the hills to go meet Elder Drey Dog and ride for a number of days. Wally wanted to ride over with me then return home that same day. Cool. He was at my place at 9am the next morning. We were on the 500s.
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  4. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    And?
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  5. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Funny guy aren’t you @joenuclear. I’m sifting through some photos you MFr, and trying to piece this together. Kinda slow since I don’t spend every hour of the day on this website.
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  6. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    :-)

    Well I'm stuck at home with a brand new bike and nowhere to go as my wife is ill so I'm giving you a hard time trying to get you to catch up on your RR
    Deal with it.
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  7. GR8ADV

    GR8ADV Safety Second!

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    "In other words, riding always takes precedence over rambling on ADVtalker. "

    Omg this should be a sticky in all ride reports !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  8. svo_jon

    svo_jon Been here awhile

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    This must be a "killer" ride in Joe's yard!!! 3 pages and STILL NO DIRT!!!! Unless you are calling your grass dirt this time...

    I thought Wally had a 790? Did he ditch it for the ultimate roost machine?

    Jonathan
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  9. Scribe

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    “It is easier to drive a camel through the eye of a needle than hurry the prophet in creating scripture.”
    Book of Throttles, 7:12
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  10. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Many are over anxious. Speaking only for myself, those of us with no life are eager to hop aboard the coattails of those who have one. Of course, many, like me, also need an occasional Utah fix to keep the faith.
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  11. HickOnACrick

    HickOnACrick Groovinator Super Supporter

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    "And in a dream, the prophet saw the eternal tree of roost isolated in desert wasteland, and the prophet was uplifted by the dream, knowing when trudging the road to the tree of eternal roost, one must keep a tight hold of the rod of iron, and ignore the besotted infidels."

    Book of Throttles, 3:12
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  12. NCJ

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    As one who rarely leaves home without a toothbrush, a towel, and a parachute, I bow to your rogueish style and bacon wrapped chicken tenders. :lurk
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  13. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Well, that depends on your priorities. Some may find it more important to run their mouths. This is another reason that we have defined ADV-Fundamentalism to differ from standard Adventure Riders. Fundamentalist hold riding first.
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  14. Joe Motocross

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    Holy shit man, this was a KILLER RIDE!!! It really came together with absolutely zero planning. Just how we like it.

    Wally owns both machines.
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  15. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Book of Throttles....... I should give you fools more credit than I do. Solid. Thank you. Some very good roost scripture there.
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  16. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    It rained the day before we took off. It’s noteworthy that there had been some quite heavy monsoon rains over the last month. This would end up being a consistent theme during the journey. The most recent rain didn’t add up to much but was enough to perhaps muck things up enough to cause us problems as we attempted to climb over the mountain range.
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    We reached our maximum elevation of about 10,500’ with no significant grease. This was a good sign that we would probably have fairly easy travel.
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    Meanwhile, Drey Dog left his house some 260 miles away. He was on his 5hundy also. He was making his way through obscure terrain.
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    Wally and I dropped off the east side of the range onto a quad trail. Conditions were about perfect. Damp packed dirt. Just a little greasy in a few spots.
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    I had just gotten my suspension back from Superplush. If you haven’t had your suspension professionally tuned, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it. It should be your first priority when getting a new bike. It is the most important mod to do. Even more important than graphics. Anyway, I forgot to tighten the pinch bolts on my forks. I launched off a water bar and KERSLAM!! I was like, holy crap, better check some settings. We stopped and Wally asked why I had my fork tubes slid so far through the triple clamps. My reply, “because I’m a dumbass”. We got the bike onto a log, pulled the forks back down and tightened the bolts except for the two that were missing.
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  17. svo_jon

    svo_jon Been here awhile

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    Love it!! Not even through the first day and already missing important bolts!!

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    ^^^^^^^^^
    maybe it´s part of the fundamentalism creed, less bolts to worry about!!!! (but tight them correctly please)
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  19. Joe Motocross

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    There were definitely sections of mud that we had to negotiate. We were crossing our fingers that things wouldn’t get worse as we descended into the narrow canyon.
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    The Forest Service wooden pathway across a notorious section of trail that is always muddy. I have mixed feelings about this stuff. Removes the challenge of getting through but does keep the trail rideable.
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    We got down to the narrowest spot in the canyon and were feeling good that the mud wasn’t going to turn us around.
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    Success. This was the apex of Wally’s day ride. There was something wrong with his bike though. It actually wasn’t his anymore either. He’d sold it to one of our buddies. It was eating batteries. At this point, the battery was basically dead. These bikes don’t run too well with a dead battery. Not like the older bikes where you can run the bike without a battery. With these new bikes it’s best to carry a decent size capacitor so you can eliminate the battery in a pinch. He sputtered back over the mountain. He didn’t have a capacitor and I couldn’t part with mine. Good luck Wally!! :flip
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  20. svo_jon

    svo_jon Been here awhile

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    What do the beavers think of that bridge?

    Jonathan
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