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

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

  1. BornAgain

    BornAgain Been here awhile

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    Joe ya had me worried with the tortilla wrapped cheese sticks thought you might be going V.E.G.A.N.

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    Then I saw brats on a stick and my mind was at rest.
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  2. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Well, not to be an ass here but vegans don't eat cheese. While I have a little fun poking at them from time to time, you kinda gotta know what their deal is before making fun of them otherwise the joke is kinda on you. :lol3
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  3. Big Sky 777

    Big Sky 777 Adventurer

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    Could have been soy cheese
  4. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    I’ve struggled for a while and am down to very little meat but still have my weaknesses I can’t let go of. I’m appalled what we do to animals with such heartless ignorance but of course am of a generation raised on steak, burgers, hot dogs, Italian sausage, bacon, pepperoni pizza and ham and cheese omelettes. It’s an ongoing dilemma personally. ☹️

    I haven’t tried the wave of new meatless products but intend to. Tomorrow. Maybe.
  5. Black Sh33p

    Black Sh33p Give it the beans!

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    Long time investigator here. Your ride reports are incredible! I have even followed in your hallowed tracks from time to time. My buddy and I were down by ground zero the weekend before the big flood actually riding to a track you posted about in one of your last broadcasts. We thought all the tore up roads were great riding from the previous flash flooding but it is obvious it was nothing compared to after the big flood! Can't wait to here more of your ride, Keep the revelation coming!
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  6. mork

    mork Been here awhile

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    Fantastic comparison. I’m surprised I hadn’t seen this. I happen to own an F800GS and was considering an 18 on that as well as on my 300XC. I feel I’m just putting lipstick on the pig as I ride it far harder than it was intended. I been seriously considering selling both and building up a newish 500 exc.
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  7. Pete Pilot

    Pete Pilot Been here awhile

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    Damn , great fun riding along here. Sure is great being apart of something like this. So many like minded crazies. I be 65 going on 36. Take Care Everyone Petepilot
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  8. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Extremely good comedy. Thanks for that.
  9. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Priceless.
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  10. Joe Motocross

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    Daybreak. We were so pumped to be out here, on the trail, camping in the dirt.
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    It would end up being the coldest and windiest night of the journey. However, only down to around 40˚F and what I’d call light to moderate wind. I had deployed every piece of clothing I had with me plus the emergency bivy. You know you’ve packed correctly if you use everything you bring. I was comfortable all night and slept great. The full moon was just about to set.
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    Standard scene. Small fire to make some coals for croffee and a hot breakfast.
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    The morning was going great. Sipping croffee, enjoying the vistas, bullshitting about where we were going to roost. No hurry. We’d be on the trail by about 9 or 9:30am.
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    The choice of camp locations was damn good except for one oversight. We failed to take in the shade we’d be in during the AM. Like I said, we pride ourselves on choosing prime camp locations. Generally, I find that sun in the morning is beneficial especially following a cooler night. We took a bearing on the sun. It was rising almost directly to our east at this point in time. We'd pay more attention to this when choosing the next camp.
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    Well, what the hell, second cup of croffee!!! I’m gonna have to start submitting a marketing fee to those fools over at Thor.
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    We packed the few belongings we had and hit the trail. It would prove to be a solid day of riding.
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  11. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    It’s a struggle. I mean well but I’m also a man who loves sausage over fire. My weaknesses own me. I wish we could leave animals alone but I myself am a problem. Fuck.
  12. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

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    Hey Joe,
    Were you sporting your elephant foot half down bag / down jacket sleeping combo for this trip? I didn’t notice.
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  13. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    As are we all brother, as are we all.

    (Just ask my ex-wives)
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  14. Joe Motocross

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    Conditions were spot on. Stoke level was increasing.
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    We were going about our roosting, just minding our own business when Drey had a little issue happen. He musta been a little heavy-handed on the throttle.
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    No sweat. We had stuff for the repair. Took a few minutes. Back on track!!!
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    But only for a second. We noticed his kickstand was about to loose the spring. We stopped and attempted a fix but didn’t have the correct parts for a proper repair. He used the little rubber kickstand strap to hold it up for the time being.
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    We came upon a large group of side by sides. They were on a guided “Jamboree”. For context, we kind of find the term “Jamboree” amusing when used in describing a side by side/quad rally. We use the term in a smart ass way when we see large groups of quads. “Looks like a Jamboree!” So when the guide told us this was an actual jamboree, I immediately looked at Drey Dog to see his reaction. Stone cold. Solid poker face. It was all I could do to not bust up. We made some small talk and maintained composure then went on our way.
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    We were doing what we do. Riding dirt bikes. Moving quick through semi-techy terrain. This is what we seek out. This is what we enjoy.
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    LOTS of action through here.
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    Just rocky enough to make you think. You could get a KLR up through here although it might not be pretty and you’d probably have a bashed in skid plate.
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  15. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Outstanding, as always.
  16. svo_jon

    svo_jon Been here awhile

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    That looks like a sweet trail! I've got to put my light weight bike back together...

    Jonathan
  17. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Long timer Supporter

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    Interesting. I replaced my chain this summer and found the tool I've used for over 50 years didn't work to press on the plate of the newer kind of master link. They require some force to get on the pins.

    I've never had a chain break or a master link fail so I was wondering if it's even worth the trouble to carry a chain tool on the trail. I guess this answers that question.
  18. Big Sky 777

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    Joe,

    thanks for sharing what you love to do with us. It’s truly uplifting and inspiring. The snow has melted for now in Montana and we will be channeling you as we Roost this weekend.
  19. NoelJ

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    I've never had one either, and it's got me thinking. Part of what I'm thinking is that there may be more to the story than a picture can tell!
  20. Joe Motocross

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    No. Just barely too cold during the second night camp.


    Yep, Master link failure. We assume the spring clip was worn ultrathin to the point where it popped off. Chain tool was handy for pressing on the new master link.