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Old 12-11-2012, 07:35 PM   #631
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another month off work still eh? I can relate... Not currently; but I had some time off due to an injury a while back.. If you go back a ways in the thread I'm sure there's mention of my faux pas.

We all like watching videos though. Especially if there's a chance any of us are in them for even a moment!! Post em up if you're looking for something to do to pass the time.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:19 AM   #632
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all videos from black friday uploaded to youtube.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:50 PM   #633
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all videos from black friday uploaded to youtube.



Here's a good one....a few with that youtube image stabilizer effect were making me dizzy.....



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Old 12-12-2012, 03:59 PM   #634
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Riding in December has it's own challenges. A lot of times the puddles have a half inch of ice on them - just enough to roll out to the middle before you break through. That's a good time to let the big heavy guys go first. You can get stuck pretty good in those big puddles.

Seeing water and mud freeze to your fender when it's clearly above freezing temperatures is an interesting phenomenon. The wind chill literally causes the splashes to freeze up nicely.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:54 PM   #635
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My very first Pachaug loop it was just like you describing, 'cept I was last and getting stuck in ice after all the 'lil bikes went over...
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:36 PM   #636
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There were some frozen puddles on this ride from last winter..



I get taken out by the ice at the end of one of the bigger puddles in that video, as seen in the intro.. A bunch of noobs on dirt bikes..

hopefully we will have weather for the next camp-n-ride like we had in that video! Rob, were you riding the klx250 on that ride???
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #637
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Yes, that's me on the 250, with supermoto tires. The big chunks of ice were tricky indeed. Fun ride.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:25 PM   #638
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Ice on the puddles doesn't scare me as much as sleeping in a tent in CT in December. You guys are whacky.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:19 PM   #639
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It won't be the first time. Honestly, its not bad when you burn a whole truckload of wood. I'm certainly not going to do it if its going to be too cold, but if the temps dip a little below freezing at night, its not bad.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:46 PM   #640
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There have been high quality zero degree down bags on Sierra Trading Post for the last few weeks.. sleeping in a tent with a zero degree bag is no issue.. as long as it doesnt get any cooler than 15 degrees
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:25 PM   #641
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I got my bike almost back together. It needed a lot of cleaning, grease, new parts and adjustments, but it'll be done tomorrow for sure. I can't wait to see how it feels. I'll wait until after to New Years to do the engine maintenance.

If the CnR weekend (only 2 weekends away) is anything like today was, it's totally on. Today was great.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:48 PM   #642
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my DRZ is still in pieces but I'll have it back together for the CnR. New tires and other parts should be delivered Monday and I'm half through the swing arm bearing replacement amongst other things I'm doing for the bike this weekend.. Most of this evening I spent dealing with wheel bearings gone bad on my truck..


But for the Camp and Ride I'll be there regardless of what the forecast temperatures may be.. Only forecast precipitation may keep me away!
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:23 PM   #643
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See if I m healed enough
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:40 AM   #644
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Im still in, probably will only camp though- I've cleaned the DR-Z up as everyone who came to look at it was appauled at all the free mud I was trying to give them
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:46 AM   #645
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Awe man. Just take it to a "pay and spray" car wash afterwards, then cover it with WD40, it'll look mint. My bike is all put back together now and I'm locked in for the small bike rides.
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