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Old 02-25-2012, 06:37 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by viola-tor View Post
Is that Antero? Looks familiar. Gnarly!
That was "nowhere", about 60 miles South of Cle Elum, WA, just down the "jeep" road from Quartz Mountain.

My riding partner said ........."C'mon, if a Jeep can do it, you can do it"
Then when I was like "I dunno, man..." ,....so, he followed with..... "pussy" !!!

Bad, bad idea. He was on a plated XR650R. And he was 21yo !!
After about a mile of the absolute nastiest downhill I'd ever seen,
I realized that I sure as hell couldn't go back up that mountain !!
That was a loooooooong, loooong day. And night. And half the next day.

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Originally Posted by Geek View Post


The great pumpkin's sprung a leak Charlie Brown!

You're missing a blinking thingy too eh?
Blinkers both came off somewhere on the other 3-4 falls that day

Before that 3400 mile trip, I had the Black Dog SS relocator right there in my "shopping cart",
.....and for some reason decided to not spend the $90
WTF. Stoopid. After that "Jeep" road....it is for sure. I am stoopid.
Snapped the original mounting flange right off, and created a 2"x1" BF HOLE in my motor!!!!
I still have that broken-off chunk of aluminum as a souvineer.
Rode the fugger 300 miles home after the trailside JB Weld temp fix to my engine case, though

A little piece of aluminum "diamond plate" tig'd over that hole, and she's ready for this year's BIG trip to CO.
You showing up to the WestFest/RMAR combo, Geek?
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