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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4,863
Views: 772,926
Posted By ridenm
Might be a case of lens compression :evil but...

Might be a case of lens compression :evil but that case looks really tall. I had a 44 liter case that was wider and more squat. Remember what loading something big and tall does to the handling of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,778
Posted By ridenm
The first taste is always free.

The first taste is always free.
Forum: Trials 04-11-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By ridenm
Gee, if we just had some way to communicate with...

Gee, if we just had some way to communicate with the club members that wasn't dependent on them logging on. Maybe something like a newsletter?
Forum: Trials 04-11-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,336
Posted By ridenm
I've been in this sport long enough now to have...

I've been in this sport long enough now to have participated in the debate at the local level several times. Here's my take:

Observed trials is about riding the motorcycle. As in, feet up and...
Forum: Trials 04-08-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By ridenm
An ingenious combination clutch/rear brake. Moves...

An ingenious combination clutch/rear brake. Moves the rear brake control to the left handlebar. So far hasn't reached far beyond Australia yet.

http://www.clake.com.au/

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Forum: Trials 04-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 70,020
Posted By ridenm
I'm very sorry to have missed this second Gallup...

I'm very sorry to have missed this second Gallup event. I whacked my knee trying out the new Santa Fe track, and won't be riding anything for awhile.

How did the Saturday event turn out. Any...
Forum: Trials 03-27-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By ridenm
Do you happen to know if the Scorpa TY-S motors...

Do you happen to know if the Scorpa TY-S motors are also sourced from Brazil?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,778
Posted By ridenm
A-team is correct that street-plated motorcycles...

A-team is correct that street-plated motorcycles do not have to carry OHV registration. However, the state is now issuing decals instead of plates, recognizing that many OHVs lack provision to safely...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4,863
Views: 772,926
Posted By ridenm
I agree that for the weight of the machine and...

I agree that for the weight of the machine and the purpose for which I bought it the front suspension is in the ball park. it ain't Ohlins, but for the price point it's very good, and it's a...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4,863
Views: 772,926
Posted By ridenm
I don't know if there is a difference in factory...

I don't know if there is a difference in factory spec between Aus and US front suspension, but I find my TEx anything but too soft. I would classify it more as sport-touring set up. There is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-13-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By ridenm
Thanks, Buls. I have never had the opportunity to...

Thanks, Buls. I have never had the opportunity to ride in Michigan, but I have heard about the success of the CCC. In my wildest dreams NM OHV'ers can organize and be that strong.

Even the old...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-13-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By ridenm
Brain, thanks. I did indeed attend the OHV...

Brain, thanks. I did indeed attend the OHV Advisory Board "Listening Session," in my capacity as an NMDG&F employee; I'm not part of the advisory board.

I recently called the Aztec City...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By ridenm
Hook, I stopped by the Camino La Tierra track to...

Hook, I stopped by the Camino La Tierra track to check on the progress of re-opening the track on my way back from a trip to Taos. There's dirt being moved there, including re-routing bowl turns that...
Forum: Trials 03-10-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By ridenm
I actually like TW200's. Used 'em for many years...

I actually like TW200's. Used 'em for many years as MSF training bikes. They still suffer from typical Yamaha small 4t air-cooled cold-bloodedness. but if I was in the market for one of those bikes...
Forum: Trials 03-10-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 110
Sticky: Poll: Getting into trials?
Views: 25,220
Posted By ridenm
Mark Barnes also did a recent article on...

Mark Barnes also did a recent article on rejuvenating rear suspension, featuring his Montesa two-stroke. And the most recent issue of Motorcycle consumer News had a review of his recent trip to the...
Forum: Trials 03-09-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,582
Posted By ridenm
Please excuse my quibble over semantics, but we...

Please excuse my quibble over semantics, but we are bombarded daily with energy that costs nothing. The tech to exploit it is what has costs.



It's important to note that the decision to use...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,778
Posted By ridenm
Announcement

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Education Program will be offering free dirt bike training at the 2nd Annual Sipapu Shindig. Though mainly intended for youth under 18...
Forum: Trials 03-04-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,582
Posted By ridenm
The thing alt energy bashers neglect to realize...

The thing alt energy bashers neglect to realize is that comparisons of fossil fuels and alt fuels o not fully capture the true costs of dino squeezins. Those costs have been socialized while the...
Forum: Trials 03-04-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,558
Posted By ridenm
I'm thinking this thread would make a good sticky.

I'm thinking this thread would make a good sticky.
Forum: Trials 03-04-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By ridenm
NM riders at the local Sportsman level have both...

NM riders at the local Sportsman level have both succeeded and struggled on National Clubman lines.
Forum: Trials 03-04-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 70,020
Posted By ridenm
I can't count that high. That's why I ride...

I can't count that high. That's why I ride trials...
Forum: Trials 03-03-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By ridenm
Kinky! ...

Kinky!

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Forum: Trials 02-27-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By ridenm
If you ever, ***ever***, plan on riding on public...

If you ever, ***ever***, plan on riding on public land, get one like Line's example with the spark arrestor. Easiest way to get a riding area shut down is have a bunch of bikes show up with no...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,748
Posted By ridenm
+1 on the Gaerne boots especially if you have...

+1 on the Gaerne boots especially if you have large diameter calves.

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Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,687
Posted By ridenm
For highway I would look for scooters with larger...

For highway I would look for scooters with larger diameter wheels for more high speed stability. 12 inch wheels ok around town, not at >55.

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Forum: Trials 02-24-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 259,064
Posted By ridenm
Small Yamaha four-strokes are notoriously lean...

Small Yamaha four-strokes are notoriously lean from the factory. Cold-blooded, foul-tempered beasties. I've dealt with the problem with two wifey bikes and any number of Serow/XT/TW machines. Either...
Forum: Trials 02-17-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 94,608
Posted By ridenm
Not if Brewtus is wearing the kilt. Remember,...

Not if Brewtus is wearing the kilt. Remember, some things cannot be Unseen.
Forum: Trials 02-17-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 70,020
Posted By ridenm
Now is not too soon to lay the groundwork with...

Now is not too soon to lay the groundwork with the BLM field office up there. Looks like cool terrain.
Forum: Beasts 02-10-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4,863
Views: 772,926
Posted By ridenm
I really like the white version. I wish it had...

I really like the white version. I wish it had been available state-side when I bought my 2013.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-09-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By ridenm
"Ride" is not an LEO, so he won't be writing...

"Ride" is not an LEO, so he won't be writing tickets for anything.

Once again, I hear calls to push back, but have I ever seen your face at an OHV advisory board meeting? Did you testify during...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By ridenm
I'm curious where you guys think those size-fit...

I'm curious where you guys think those size-fit standards came from. It wasn't some sub-committee of the Legislature, and it certainly wasn't a handful of Game & Fish folks measuring kids and ATVs....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-08-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 23,837
Posted By ridenm
Reminded me of damon bradshaw losing the sx...

Reminded me of damon bradshaw losing the sx championship.

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-08-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By ridenm
In an issue of motorcycle consumer news, fred rau...

In an issue of motorcycle consumer news, fred rau mentioned an app called field trip that calls up points of historical interest based on your location. Whatever route you choose, give it a try.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-08-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By ridenm
Thanks, guys. I can feel the love. :evil ...

Thanks, guys. I can feel the love. :evil

BTW, I can't wear jackboots -- my calves are too fat. But if I could, they'd look like this:
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-08-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By ridenm
We are indeed recruiting instructors. I have...

We are indeed recruiting instructors. I have personally trained eight so far, in the six months I've been working for the state. If you are interested, just give a call to the program office. See the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-08-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By ridenm
My understanding is that the City of Santa Fe...

My understanding is that the City of Santa Fe shut down the site temporarily because they were uncomfortable with the contours of some of the jumps and the line of sight on takeoffs.

Convenient...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-08-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By ridenm
http://wildlife.state.nm.us/ohv/documents/OHVGrant...

http://wildlife.state.nm.us/ohv/documents/OHVGrantApplicationandInstructionsFY2015.pdf

For some reason I'm having to open the link in a new window to download the .pdf, but I'm using a temporary...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-07-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By ridenm
Registration fees don't go into the general fund,...

Registration fees don't go into the general fund, they go into the OHV fund. If the money sits there unspent, the legislature sees it and sweeps it. Martinez let that happen, Richardson used his line...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-06-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,655
Posted By ridenm
NM Off-highway vehicle education program

Hi, inmates --

I work for the NM Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program, tasked with developing dirt bike, ATV, snowmobile, and side-by-side safety training classes statewide. We...
Forum: Trials 02-06-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 70,020
Posted By ridenm
Copper Hill is a new BLM area developed by the...

Copper Hill is a new BLM area developed by the Killer B's (Bruce Bolander and Brian Behling), north of Hwy 75, between Dixon and Penasco.
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