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Old 11-23-2012, 10:22 PM   #658
mrgizmow
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Location: Paradise, Calif.
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Matt, certainly didn't want to suggest that anyone (besides me) would be inclined to strap a ski to their front wheel. I did however make it a lot easier for the TW's 200cc engine to push the bike through much deeper snow than you saw in the picture. As well, the trimmed and centered skeg, allowed the 'ski' to deal reasonably well with mud and small rocks. The project certainly needed further refinement but it was pretty clear working harder to get yourself into a difficult situation was counter productive, at least in my mind.

You guys have fun on your ride and take some pictures. First 1/4 of the ride will be lots of slippery dirt and wet leaves so use care. Once you climb out of the first drainage I suspect travel will speed up some. Not sure what the top surface will be like, but then you will have a lot more room to move around. Your big bikes will be a lot more comfortable heading down Hogsback than my rig was with its 6" fork travel.











Gerry

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