Mid-Michigan Easy Living

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by simbaboy, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    I’ve been looking over some tracks and routes and will send you some ideas in the relatively near future. The Ten Mile canyon that Guido keeps suggesting has several trails that looks like it could make a day kind of a cross between Hey Joe and WRT.

    I also would like to do Lockhart Basin again, which you could ride (south to north anyway) with the possible exception of one obstacle which I’d help you through. Though gravity works and it is down hill. What could go wrong?

    I like the hike to Tower Arch idea. As much as I whined about it, I really enjoyed when we hiked out to Delicate Arch a couple years ago. Mebbe I’ll try to get to Moab early again and scout the alternate route to Tower Arch.

    And definitely TOW. You’re not backing out on this now. You’ll get it.
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  2. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    George, I hope you and CigDave can make it also.
    Even for a couple of days.
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    Many seasoned Riders think TOW is easy--mild Moderate.
    I think the TOW beats you up and should be the first ride in the AM.

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  3. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Sand Arch, Arches NP.
    So much uniqueness in Moab.

    This time VI (Colby) joined us for a short hike. Buddy was with H.
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Robert--you hate trash and graffiti, I know.
    But you did some crazy shit at Delicate Arch going after some idiotic tourist trash (empty plastic bottles) down a steep drop off.
    You gained a fan that day--but I was too much out of breath to say anything. I was just happy to get there.

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  5. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    I agree. I was going to suggest this.

    I for one would NOT describe it as even high moderate. It's flat out tough, and the most technical riding I've done. But I have faith in you my friend. Your spirit will carry you to the top if you prepare like George is encouraging you to.
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  6. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    I was just glad that woman quit chasing the water bottle down the cliff when she did. Retrieving the trash was a lot easier than dragging her out of there would have been.
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    I will try.
    But want to hike to the Tower Arch this time.
    The 'other way' is fairly easy but we need to know what the obstacle is all about.
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    When it comes to riding The TOW Trail or Poison Spider or any of the shit you want me to, look at the pic below:
    @ScotsFire @WYO George

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  9. WYO George

    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    I'm not sure about this year, but it's possible. We are doing a Moab/Monument Valley/Grand Canyon/Zion trip the first half of June with our campers and wives and my children so I'm not sure if we can make a run down for a couple days of Moab before then or not. It's certainly possible, but it's something I haven't really looked at yet in terms of scheduling. When we have the families we'll be renting a pair of Jeeps and doing WRT so the kids and ladies can see what we talk about all the time. We'll do Onion Creek and Chicken Corners as well, but use our trucks for those since they are easy drives. The trucks could make WRT too, but there's no use in abusing a 9,000 pound diesel truck when jeeps are so cheap to rent!

    That's awesome! I'm saving that one for sure. Speaking of training, I'm about half done with building a training circuit in my back yard with obstacles of various sizes, rock garden, sand pit and a few small jumps/ditches for off season training. I'll post up some pics and maybe a video or two when I get it finished. It'll give us something to do in the winter on days when it gets above 30 degrees or so and the wind dies down to a mild roar. Off season training is good no matter your skill level.
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  10. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    I’ll have to bring the WR450 down for some test laps.

    And you really have to show up. I’m not sure I can browbeat Imu enough on my own.
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    After working all night and a short nap this morning it was a good time to go for a Fall ride.

    Colors are changing and the scooter is the only bike with ongoing Insurance. All the other bikes are either uninsured or in storage mode. The current street tires do well and the suspension is adequate.

    I had to cut the ride short after about 25 Miles as it got cool and it started drizzling.

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    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    Can you stand on the “pegs” on that? If not, you winterized the wrong scooter.
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    As long as he wears out a set of bicycle tires this winter, it doesn’t matter which scooter he putts around on. :ricky
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    ........but, but its soooo cold to ride!

    Climbing 10 flights of stairs every single day at work.

    I have already dropped 10 pounds in less than 3 weeks and sleeping better as have cut out all extra calories in the evening. The waist size has decresed a few inches as well. So moving in the right direction. Leg strength improving but will need to find something for upper body conditioning.

    Imu
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    BTW: something on its way to Michigan.
    Should be here Friday. Yeah.
    :happay
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    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    Great start friend!! The bike is about more than exercise though, it’s balance and coordination development too! Get a balance board to use indoors this winter. It’ll help a lot and then get outside when the temps rise above freezing.
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    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    There's room in the garage?

    What color is it?
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Not really--no room in the garage.
    I will have to store a couple of bikes in my enclosed trailer sitting at my In-Laws.
    Then, next year I will sell off 1-2 bikes that no longer fit my needs.
    I have acquired Tae's WR250R. The plan is to have a Rekluse clutch installed together with some other mods.
    Probably will keep the DR350SE and the TW200 for sure (I have the DR350SE for sell but not really pushing it).
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    Love the Dr350SE below. Its a good, simple, always reliable bike.
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    The DRZ400S has been the best dual sport to date. Just want to try a lighter bike with fuel injection.
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    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    I may have to have you give that 350 a one way ticket south this spring. . .