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Old 12-22-2012, 08:51 AM   #2086
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Now that is funny ! But a great ride.....my XR is all in pieces
Take the K bike!
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #2087
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Laugh Went to see a duck about some sauce...Duck Sauce?

I got some heated grips installed and had to test em out. I also haven't ridden since my last tag and I needed a moto fix!
Man, they are NICE!

Anyway...I had beautiful roads all the way to the road the tag is on. I got up to where the pavement ends and there was still snow on the road but the tire tracks were snow free. Cool!
Got a little further in and the snow was covering the entire road in places, no tracks to stay in, and out of the snow. OK, I'll have to slow down some. The road is severely crowned and the tracks with snow in them are angled as to make you slide off the road and into the ditch. Hmmm. I better be careful here.
I got past the open gate and past the only road off this one(to the left). There is an incline past this intersection for about 150-200 yards. At this point I started using my feet as outriggers as all the snow was packed down and was basically partially melted ice. The bike started slipping out from underneath me so I had to stop. Great. I'll never get going from here.
So I backed up until I got to the center of the road where the snow had not been touched, thinking I may get a better purchase with my tire. Made it about ten feet but I could see this wasn't going to cut it.
So then I got off and took these pics. Looking towards the prize...


You can see my tracks in the tire tracks(on the right) and in the center in the previous photo.
Looking back...


Notice the rear tire. It was spinning the whole time. Of course it also looks like this...


Yeah, maybe a fresh knobby would help.

But I'm so close! Then I decided to move to the low spot on the left side of the road. It wasn't a ditch and it was nice and smooth. That worked(somewhat) for about 75 yards but it was a never ending spin/slide fest.


I then decided to bag it as I knew there was at least one more hill like this one I would have to tackle.

So I turned around and gently made it back to the intersection and took a break. The hill that got me...




Looking at the way out...


and the other road...


Nothing but wet packed snow/ice in all directions.

So that's strike two! Who's next?
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:11 PM   #2088
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:55 AM   #2089
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I got some heated grips installed and had to test em out. I also haven't ridden since my last tag and I needed a moto fix!
Man, they are NICE!

Anyway...I had beautiful roads all the way to the road the tag is on. I got up to where the pavement ends and there was still snow on the road but the tire tracks were snow free. Cool!
Got a little further in and the snow was covering the entire road in places, no tracks to stay in, and out of the snow. OK, I'll have to slow down some. The road is severely crowned and the tracks with snow in them are angled as to make you slide off the road and into the ditch. Hmmm. I better be careful here.
I got past the open gate and past the only road off this one(to the left). There is an incline past this intersection for about 150-200 yards. At this point I started using my feet as outriggers as all the snow was packed down and was basically partially melted ice. The bike started slipping out from underneath me so I had to stop. Great. I'll never get going from here.
So I backed up until I got to the center of the road where the snow had not been touched, thinking I may get a better purchase with my tire. Made it about ten feet but I could see this wasn't going to cut it.
So then I got off and took these pics. Looking towards the prize...


You can see my tracks in the tire tracks(on the right) and in the center in the previous photo.
Looking back...


Notice the rear tire. It was spinning the whole time. Of course it also looks like this...


Yeah, maybe a fresh knobby would help.

But I'm so close! Then I decided to move to the low spot on the left side of the road. It wasn't a ditch and it was nice and smooth. That worked(somewhat) for about 75 yards but it was a never ending spin/slide fest.


I then decided to bag it as I knew there was at least one more hill like this one I would have to tackle.

So I turned around and gently made it back to the intersection and took a break. The hill that got me...




Looking at the way out...


and the other road...


Nothing but wet packed snow/ice in all directions.

So that's strike two! Who's next?

You should be renamed "B-cojones" .

Great effort. Bring one of those old bottles by and we'll get you a refill!
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:41 AM   #2090
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I havent been riding much either. I did do this short ride yesterday just to test my new go pro helmet cam

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Old 01-03-2013, 06:07 PM   #2091
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wanna borrow this Bob?

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Old 01-03-2013, 06:46 PM   #2092
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I'll ski in to get the tag...








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Old 01-08-2013, 10:30 AM   #2093
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Grab... end of Johnstown Rd. Columbia furnace. Its still ice and snow. I used the ditch.



Bwalsh tire tracks still visible.



I actually made a gopro video on the way in. I will post it when i get back to base.

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:06 AM   #2094
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bravo!

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Grab... end of Johnstown Rd. Columbia furnace. Its still ice and snow. I used the ditch.



Bwalsh tire tracks still visible.



I actually made a gopro video on the way in. I will post it when i get back to base.

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well...you gave the lurkers a chance...

Great Grab!
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:20 AM   #2095
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Nice to see the tag on the move.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #2096
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trust me guys........I had to work hard for this sauce. I have street treds on the drz.......I saw where bob spun out on the way in, but couldn't stop to take a pic til I came back down. My bike needs a bath............new tag pics & video coming soon.

oh ya,,,,,,,,,,,and thanks for the sauce!

I left a little token of thanks for the next grabber as well.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:09 PM   #2097
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yeah... no way was i gonna try to snatch that with my continentals..
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:21 PM   #2098
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Thumb yes but...

I am sure Joe had a lot of fun getting it and getting back! Can't wait for the movie!
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:01 PM   #2099
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Can't wait for the movie!
I'm waiting for the book...
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:03 PM   #2100
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I'm waiting for the book...
you might have to wait for the book........i gotta figure out why these gopro files are SO HUGE. A 12 minute video should not take 4hrs to upload to the net. I am still uploading to youtube right now and plan to post the video within the next 2hrs.

I am going to try some different settings on the camera to make the file sizes smaller. If that doesnt work I have a helmet cam for sale.
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