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Old 11-27-2012, 06:42 PM   #16
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We will leave it Saturday...then I get a day of rest.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:52 PM   #17
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Ride Type: Gnarly, tough sum-bich, small bike, bring skilz, bring own water, tools, flat repair stuff and food. No gas but it is only about 60 miles round trip (it is an out and back route).

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Nightstalker...you better be in with your rope!
Are we talking N Cerro Road gnarly? Like 15 degree off-camber, baby heads and ledge-steps all at once traveling very steeply uphill?

I don't want to be Achilles' heel.

Ah f it i'm in - you guys can tag it an bag it if I off the 530. (Note to self - rope, pain killers and whiskey. All of which is hopefully unnecessary)

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:06 PM   #18
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Are we talking N Cerro Road gnarly? Like 15 degree off-camber, baby heads and ledge-steps all at once traveling very steeply uphill?

I don't want to be Achilles' heel.

Ah f it i'm in - you guys can tag it an bag it if I off the 530. (Note to self - rope, pain killers and whiskey. All of which is hopefully unnecessary)
It's not uphill both ways
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:28 PM   #19
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It's not uphill both ways
Encouraging /sarc

I've read Yardstick's and HTM's RR from last year.

More signs of encouragement from those Ride Reports:

Looks like the coke ovens on 15% more grade


The dreaded stop/start (my inseam will love this business)


The camera always makes those inclines appear less than they are. Not so here!


One of those deceptively mild-looking hills (at least the way the pixels see it)


Things that make you go "hmmmmm...."


Can't say I wasn't warned I suppose. Don't worry you guys can just claim NO knowledge of me and I will spend 3 to 4K on a SpotMe 2 rescue. I've always wondered what the RED button does.

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Old 11-28-2012, 05:18 PM   #20
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Cheaper to leave your bike and have Roger haul you out...having Roger is a major blessing.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:25 PM   #21
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My hands are sweating just looking at the pictures!!

That mountain is a buger! Doable, but hard. I would come show you all just how its done, BUT..... I am still in Texas!! Wheww... Dodged a bullet there I tell ya!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:50 PM   #22
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My hands are sweating just looking at the pictures!!

That mountain is a buger! Doable, but hard. I would come show you all just how its done, BUT..... I am still in Texas!! Wheww... Dodged a bullet there I tell ya!!
Being in Texas is much worse than that hill
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:11 PM   #23
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Saturday

Dec 8
Mostly Sunny
Hi:68°Lo:54°


Mostly Sunny. High 68F and low 54F. Winds E at 5 mph. Air Quality:NA, UV Index:NA
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:14 PM   #24
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Being in Texas is much worse than that hill
I don't know Uncle Tom, That "hill" was the longest, nastiest, rockiest, most unforgiving thing I ever tried to climb!!

You better be on the gas the whole way! Don't stop!!! Whoose-my-daddy had to ride my bike a quarter of the way up last time. I was whooped.... and needing O2 badly!!

You guy's have fun with this, and make sure to take plenty-o-pictures for us skeerdy-kats!
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #25
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Bike prepped, bag packed. I believe we're going to have two RAZR chase vehicles.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:22 PM   #26
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Bashed my clutch cover yesterday going through rocks enough to deform it and now have what sounds like a clearance problem behind clutch cover when actuating the clutch lever handle. Sounds like it's grinding on the case when the clutch lever is used. Even sounds like it might be grazing the cover with no-lever gear shifts. (Anyone ever experienced this?)

It's Rekluse and shifts fine without the lever (other than some slight sounds even then). I want to get that clutch cover replaced prior to this ride - we shall see (no I'm not scared!)
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:45 PM   #27
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I did mine last year. In my case I removed the small cover, gently bumped it with a hammer back out, retorqued & loctited the clutch cover screws & put the cover back on. No worries since. Get it fixed
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #28
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The country is about to go over the "fiscal cliff" and I am going on the "dark side" for the Rug Road ride. Going to put on hand guards and the MT 43 before the end of the week.


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Old 12-02-2012, 04:42 PM   #29
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Does that thing have a "sissy" clutch too?

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Old 12-02-2012, 05:55 PM   #30
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No sissy clutch...but I'd like one
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