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Forum: 2 smokers 11-13-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,741
Posted By JimDale
Pete, Fantastic ride report - as always! You...

Pete,
Fantastic ride report - as always!
You really captured the spirit of the ride.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 96,066
Posted By JimDale
Thanks CC for the inspirational ride report. I...

Thanks CC for the inspirational ride report. I don't recall ever seeing more gorgeous scenery. It is a welcome respite from the heat that we have had here for the last 2 months, with mostly 100F plus...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,396
Posted By JimDale
Depends some on whether you use it as designed.

Lots of great discussion and observaitions on this thread so far. There is also the element of reliability based upon usage (does usage match design intent).

For example, if I take my KTM300xc-w...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,761,993
Posted By JimDale
Awesome, Doug! Thoroughly enjoyed the ride...

Awesome, Doug!

Thoroughly enjoyed the ride out as a virtual mouse in your pocket.

So, ya gonna mix it up and be the first H-D to ride only singletrack back across the continent?
Forum: Trials 01-10-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,692
Posted By JimDale
Starts then dies

Good luck with the rebuild.
trialspartsusa.com is, I believe, the main importer of GasGas parts, and Jim Snell is the contact.

FYI, a similar symptom of just dieing after a short run time can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 37,700
Posted By JimDale
Count me in for tent camping. Looking forward to...

Count me in for tent camping. Looking forward to a great event!
Jim
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-21-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,207
Posted By JimDale
Trials vs. trials style

My only experiences have been with the IRC and Michelin. I find the IRC lacking in grip compared to a real trials tire like the Michelin. Also, the IRC seems to lack good lateral grip, especially...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-06-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,372
Posted By JimDale
Talking Penetrating issues

WD-40 is a water dispersant, and not designed to be a penetrating oil. Hence the designation "WD". Using it as a penetrating oil is like using vice grips to remove a bolt.
Happy to learn about the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-29-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,649
Posted By JimDale
Feather light is good:

Since your stable is toward the top in size, how about something really light that you could use for a different venue (if your son wasn't using it, of course). Tagging almost any bike in Arkansas is...
Forum: Trials 10-26-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,093
Posted By JimDale
Mfr Direct

It is my understanding that TrialsPartsUSA is the importer of GasGas parts, and that the dealers go through them for supply. They will deal with end users direct, since there are many areas of the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-26-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,005
Posted By JimDale
local bike trail

No, it is just a loop within the woods. I think there are fences between it and Salem, but you could exit from the meadow into the subdivision to the North, and drop down to Fayvre Lane and get to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-26-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,005
Posted By JimDale
trail close to you

Bill,
There is about a mile of single track, tight woods trail within a mile of your house. I constructed it on private land with permission of the owner. He is fine with locals using his land if...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,403
Posted By JimDale
Louis-CN, you have a wonderful ride report with...

Louis-CN, you have a wonderful ride report with beautiful pictures. They make me feel like I am riding with you! Thanks for the report and for posting in English so that we can understand.
Jim
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-25-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,388
Posted By JimDale
Ross Ride Sunday

It looks like we will arrive ar Ross Property about 10:00 Sunday morning. KTMDude and I will meet Tmoney12 in Benton (Waffle House?) about 8:45. Tmoney has another engagement at 2PM, so he will have...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-21-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,388
Posted By JimDale
I'm interested. How about Sunday so V Strom...

I'm interested. How about Sunday so V Strom Charlie can go. Location?
Jim
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-17-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,388
Posted By JimDale
Red, KTMDude and I are planning to look at the...

Red,
KTMDude and I are planning to look at the radar first thing in AM (Sat) and make a call to go or not. We are transporting the bikes in a truck, and yes, I'm taking a smaller bike.
We could...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-17-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,388
Posted By JimDale
Rain!

Looks like we are in for heavy rains on Sat, 18th.
My vote would be to shoot for Sunday, 19th. Although there may still be some rain then, we would be less likely to be trapped by rising water. The...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-15-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,388
Posted By JimDale
The Ross property is awesome! It is privately...

The Ross property is awesome! It is privately held in a trust, and open for equestrian and bikes in different areas. Lots of single-track. Some of it is pretty challenging. It is hilly, without lots...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-15-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,388
Posted By JimDale
I'm in for 18th and/or 19th, and any destination....

I'm in for 18th and/or 19th, and any destination.
If we are going to explore singletrack at Brock, I may take a smaller bike and transport it there, as it does not have the range. I'm not too keen...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-14-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,388
Posted By JimDale
Thumb Hey guys, count me in also. Since we rode...

Hey guys, count me in also.
Since we rode Brock last year, I have discovered some cool single-track there that is not all torn up by the quads. I am game for any destination.
Jim
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,717
Posted By JimDale
Mirror Alternative

Dual Star makes a mirror that mounts on your bars, and is well out of the way. Problem is that you have to slide over a little and look under your armpit to see straight behind you. They allow you to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,598
Posted By JimDale
Even though most of your riding is pavement, I...

Even though most of your riding is pavement, I thgink that it depends on the type of off-pavement conditions you expect to ride. If it is gravel roads, then a more closed tread will be fine. If you...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-21-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,078
Posted By JimDale
Riders Wanted to Face Plant in 1 week!

Well, in the week since Brandon started this thread, we have gotten some interest brewing, organized, and done a ride to the Brock Creek area. It was as wet and rutted as I've ever seen it and was a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-19-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,078
Posted By JimDale
Thumb Got the route from Bill today - Thanks Bill! ...

Got the route from Bill today - Thanks Bill!
Have entered it into a spreadsheet with GPS waypoints.
I'll have paper copies Sat, but if you want to program a GPS, I would be glad to e-mail the Excel...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-18-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,078
Posted By JimDale
"If you don't mind another rider, I wouldn't mind...

"If you don't mind another rider, I wouldn't mind getting in on this. I'm about 10 SE of Conway and Saturday morning would work great for me. I ride a F650GS with semi-knobbie tires." bnafrnd
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-18-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,078
Posted By JimDale
Saturday works for me - cooler is better. ...

Saturday works for me - cooler is better.

Red - don't worry about being slow - I am 60 and pretty risk averse, having broken a few body parts in the last several years. In my opinion it is just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,392
Posted By JimDale
Fitting the bike to the terrain can even be...

Fitting the bike to the terrain can even be pretty subtle. Couple years ago I decided to go from trail riding to DS'ing. Here in Arkansas there is plenty of great DS country, but many of the trails...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-16-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,078
Posted By JimDale
OK guys, I propose we have an inaugural ride this...

OK guys, I propose we have an inaugural ride this Sat,or Sun (Jun 21/22) from Conway to Brock Creek and back. Maybe do 10 to 20 miles of trail while there, but keep it short due to the likely heat....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-13-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,078
Posted By JimDale
Thumb DS Riders in Conway Wanted

Yo, KTM guy,
Sign me up! What did you have in mind for DS'ing?
I have been trail riding for several years and just got my WR450 outfitted for DS. I purchased the Trans Am Trail route for AR, but...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-14-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,069
Posted By JimDale
Arkansas Relayers

My cousin, a long-time Texarkana partier, recommended Zapata's, a Mex joint at 217 Walnut, on the AR side, about 3 blocks from the state line.
However, that is just a suggestion, and I defer to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-08-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,069
Posted By JimDale
Thumb Arkansas Relayers

As a NooB, this would be a great intro for me into the scene. I would really enjoy either joining JohnWesley on his carry, or doing part of a relay through AR. Am very flexible on availability....
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