Let's see your GS offroad!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Clayton Bigsby, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Yycools

    Yycools Adventurer

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    Weekend ride to the beach, got tipped over and then trapped in the sand

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  2. Pedrogomezrios

    Pedrogomezrios Quiet

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    My son.
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  3. Chipk

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  4. TrailRoad

    TrailRoad bigger playground

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    Looks like my kinda event as long as you’re doin the pre-ride.
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  5. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer Super Supporter

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  6. buffalohunter

    buffalohunter Been here awhile

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    my back forty near kyle sask IMG_20190510_205758.jpg IMG_20190510_205839.jpg
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  7. STLR

    STLR Been here awhile

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  8. Chipk

    Chipk Adventurer Supporter

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    Along a remote section of the I & M canal near Seneca IL.
  9. Myll

    Myll Been here awhile

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    I didn't know some of the I&M canal trails were accessible. I am near Lemont and most have no motorized signs posted.
  10. Chipk

    Chipk Adventurer Supporter

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    It serves as access to a friend's farm in this section, next section is posted.
  11. Mexicali

    Mexicali Been here awhile

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    Sitting on pins and needles here in the SO CAL desert.
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  12. kannonvaggon

    kannonvaggon More experience than skill

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    Hey ChipK..... You can ride all you want on the canal trail. All that is required is that you can outrun the white and blue quad that will chase you down and give you a $600 ticket ..... IF they can catch you, and you don't run over some poor old lady on a bicycle or some such.

    Brings back fond memories of them revenuers chasing me on my trusty hack rig from Morris to Channahon several times and I could lose them by crossing the frozen I&M canal. Hack with ice screws and 2WD will whoop a quad with no screws or chains when on open ice. Good times....

    It used to get a bit funny when I would stop at a joint for coffee and the revenuers would pull in and buy my java after a good chase. Now I'm much older and wiser, and mostly just ain't around in the winters anymore.
  13. The Cone of Silence

    The Cone of Silence Been here awhile

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  14. Chipk

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    Yeah, I played some games like that when I was a bit younger with not much to lose!

    As mentioned, the next section is CLEARLY POSTED so I won't cause any trouble, but it's nice to find little spots! Hoping to do the COBDR this summer, late July or August. Wifey isn't too thrilled but you've got to to these things while you can!!


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    Nice pic. SoCal has some nice trails, indeed!
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  17. tentative_rider

    tentative_rider Wanna Be On Gravel

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    Between Canyonlands and Moab. Road is Long Canyon just descended Pucker Pass. Got committed going down the pass, was told road "not technical" by someone (turns out they ran the road in a Can Am Razor UTV...) That I made it down unscathed (except for pissing myself figuratively) is indeed a testament to the capabilities of the big boxer. Then BLM campsite between Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point park.

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  18. ejm4

    ejm4 Been here awhile Supporter

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    @tentative_rider Great photos of the campsite and the sun going down!

    How do like the tires?
  19. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    Nice photos! :clap

    I rode down it last Fall on my XT250; I bet it was pretty hairy on the big GS! :muutt
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  20. tentative_rider

    tentative_rider Wanna Be On Gravel

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    They were really great on pavement and just fine on the maintained BLM gravel, and were also fine on the exposed bedrock on Pucker Pass (Long Canyon) where I was terrified.

    The rock was dry and the bike rolled over the big smooth bedrock just fine, had plenty of grip.

    There was a bit of shallow sand on that road too and they were fine but sand was not really deep enough to be squirrely.

    They remind me of Tourance that I used to run on my 2007 GSA, good tire for big trips like the one I just took where you have a lot of asphalt with occasional gravel stretches.

    Downside as with any high performance tire is rear is very squared off and definitely less than 50% left after 4K miles (despite the harder center compound). To be fair I was riding pretty fast most of the trip(80-90mph) but still enough tread left that I don't feel I need a new rear right now.

    Rode in the rain for 2 days straight and they were VERY impressive in the wet as well. No scary moments even when passing semis on wet 2 lane tar and chip surfaces at 90+ mph.

    When time comes to get new tires later this summer I will probably put the same ones on.

    TR
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