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Old 08-17-2013, 04:15 PM   #17431
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I did some exploring on the Dakar this morning after breakfast. Found some dirt trails in Hampton.
Where!?
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:21 PM   #17432
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Where!?
Around where they're building the new Cmdr. Sheppard Extension. Just little backroads and spoils trails that construction vehicles have made. But it looks like some locals with 4x4's have been back into a lot of them and made them pretty gnarly.

Back home I grew up with ATV's, and it was always hard to find good places to ride without someone with a big truck finding it and completely destroying the area. Can't tell you how many times we had some really nice trails through the woods completely ruined 'cause BillyJoe Stumphumper wanted to get mud on the side of his F150 to show his friends.

But yeah, there's plenty of mud back there to bury a GS.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:23 PM   #17433
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BlakKrau, trails in Hampton? Fox Hill area?
I explored the Mud Road for the first time since I hurt my back in March. Wasn't very muddy, but it's not seen much traffic as it's getting a lot of growth on the road. Found a few little sandy roads too.



Lot of new growth coming in.



I didn't push it at all today, but I'm sore as hell.

Biker128pedal. I really like that bike. Congrats!
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:34 PM   #17434
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Great turnout today at Rella's. The pie was every bit as good as advertised.



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Old 08-17-2013, 04:39 PM   #17435
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BlakKrau, trails in Hampton? Fox Hill area?
I explored the Mud Road for the first time since I hurt my back in March. Wasn't very muddy, but it's not seen much traffic as it's getting a lot of growth on the road. Found a few little sandy roads too.
Nope. Near Langley AFB and NIA.

I need to check out this Mud Road you all talk about.

I also need to check out a road I saw on the Googles up in James City County.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:46 PM   #17436
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need your opinions

Spousal unit wants a bike.
Saw decent 2006 lowered f650gs in Flea Market in Richmond. Lady owns it since new. 20k on the clock and has maintenance records.
Wife is 5'6", good athlete. Owner is 5'4" and can flat foot both feet.
I know conventional wisdom says first bike shouldn't be bigger than a 250, but wife rode dirt bikes as a kid (a long time ago) and I don't want to buy a 250 only to have to sell it in 6 months. If it was for a teenager, I wouldn't go more than 250, fortunately wife has some common sense.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912305
Your personal opinions are most welcome.
Daang, my other option bike is your 700 Honda...wahddyathink...too tall?
Especially would like to hear from you 650 GS gurus
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:50 PM   #17437
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Anytime Mike.

Falcon, the pie looks great!






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Nope. Near Langley AFB and NIA.

I need to check out this Mud Road you all talk about.

I also need to check out a road I saw on the Googles up in James City County.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:05 PM   #17438
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Spousal unit wants a bike.
Saw decent 2006 lowered f650gs in Flea Market in Richmond. Lady owns it since new. 20k on the clock and has maintenance records.
Wife is 5'6", good athlete. Owner is 5'4" and can flat foot both feet.
I know conventional wisdom says first bike shouldn't be bigger than a 250, but wife rode dirt bikes as a kid (a long time ago) and I don't want to buy a 250 only to have to sell it in 6 months. If it was for a teenager, I wouldn't go more than 250, fortunately wife has some common sense.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912305
Your personal opinions are most welcome.
Daang, my other option bike is your 700 Honda...wahddyathink...too tall?
Especially would like to hear from you 650 GS gurus
I've spent time on an F650Gs and I think it'd be a great bike for her.

When Emma upgrades from the TW, that'll likely be her next bike. It's got enough oomph for her to follow you on your big GS, but she'll be hard-pressed to get herself into trouble on it. It's a very forgiving bike.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #17439
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Spousal unit wants a bike.
Saw decent 2006 lowered f650gs in Flea Market in Richmond. Lady owns it since new. 20k on the clock and has maintenance records.
Wife is 5'6", good athlete. Owner is 5'4" and can flat foot both feet.
I know conventional wisdom says first bike shouldn't be bigger than a 250, but wife rode dirt bikes as a kid (a long time ago) and I don't want to buy a 250 only to have to sell it in 6 months. If it was for a teenager, I wouldn't go more than 250, fortunately wife has some common sense.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912305
Your personal opinions are most welcome.
Daang, my other option bike is your 700 Honda...wahddyathink...too tall?
Especially would like to hear from you 650 GS gurus

The F650gs is pretty low anyway. And someone lowered it more!? :)
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:15 PM   #17440
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The F650gs is pretty low anyway. And someone lowered it more!? :)
Maybe I could 'flat knee' it?
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:18 PM   #17441
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I know that BrendaP takes really good care of her stuff. I've ridden a few F650GS thumpers and I think they are fantastic. I was looking for one when I got my DR. I still would like to own that bike one day.
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Spousal unit wants a bike.
Saw decent 2006 lowered f650gs in Flea Market in Richmond. Lady owns it since new. 20k on the clock and has maintenance records.
Wife is 5'6", good athlete. Owner is 5'4" and can flat foot both feet.
I know conventional wisdom says first bike shouldn't be bigger than a 250, but wife rode dirt bikes as a kid (a long time ago) and I don't want to buy a 250 only to have to sell it in 6 months. If it was for a teenager, I wouldn't go more than 250, fortunately wife has some common sense.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912305
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Daang, my other option bike is your 700 Honda...wahddyathink...too tall?
Especially would like to hear from you 650 GS gurus
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:31 PM   #17442
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I know conventional wisdom says first bike shouldn't be bigger than a 250,
I've never understood this. My first bike is my 12GS. Hasn't been a problem.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:19 PM   #17443
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I've never understood this. My first bike is my 12GS. Hasn't been a problem.
Probably a throw back to the first bike for a teenager?
If I had a Liter bike as a kid, I wouldn't have lasted a week.
As an adult, big bike...no problem.
As a Teen, big bike...big problem!
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #17444
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I know that BrendaP takes really good care of her stuff. I've ridden a few F650GS thumpers and I think they are fantastic. I was looking for one when I got my DR. I still would like to own that bike one day.
Good luck.
You should take a trip up to Richmond and let the wife look it over.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:13 AM   #17445
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Biker128pedal,

I agree with greyjet, the bike looks a lot better in your pics than the ad in cl. Nice work! You may have won the bang-for-the-buck award this year.



Hooliken,

I guess you found your shen500 bike. Think you'll be much happier on that. Would like to see that 950 out there though. Intrigued by that big ass dirt bike! If you'd like to exercise your new bike over at dn and/or Oceana, let me know. Trying to ride dirt at least once a week until the Shen.

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