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Old 12-28-2013, 02:50 PM   #811
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I've been home for about an hour & I just warmed up!!


Abhulgan and I rode all thru Chilhowee Mtn and hopped thru trail 81 & thru more and more dirt roads. We were in rain while still hitting the dirt and all the way home, we passed by the subway about 2 or 3 ish
~ twisty glad you and the wife made it safe & good to see y'all again!
~ nice to meet papa joe, sorry it was a short meeting

Sad I didn't get to say hi to everyone! But glad everyone got back!
& I got photos!!!
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:39 AM   #812
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Twisty - we hit the rain - at just the right time. We did a "go-at-your-own-pace" on a great stretch of road - it was so much fun we did it twice! I hung with two guys - literally shoulder to shoulder - it was a blast! One guy - Michael was obviously a motorcross racer back in the day - throwing his leg straight past his front tire - looking for a berm on every turn. He played with me and the other guy. I ate a lot of rooster gravel from the other guy - but loved every minute of it! I could feel my skills growing by every turn!

Then the rain came - and we all called it quits. That was when I learned that our sweep rider was named "Papa Joe". Michael - his son - who seemed to be my age - told me that Papa Joe was 78 years old!! Wow. Now that is a man!

Steve and I rode the southern route home. In lieu of a rain jacket I pulled a bud light box out of the trash can at the BP in Eton. Using my straps from my back pack I created a cardboard chest plate. Worked like a charm! Steve suggested I seek sponsorship from Budweiser...

Short, cold and wet - but overall a good day of riding!

On another note - I am shopping for a mountain bike - to help me get in shape and sharpen my dirt riding skills. Anyone know of a good deal? I'm 5'8 and looking to spend in the neighborhood of $500...
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:40 AM   #813
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Steve and I rode the southern route home. In lieu of a rain jacket I pulled a bud light box out of the trash can at the BP in Eton. Using my straps from my back pack I created a cardboard chest plate. Worked like a charm! Steve suggested I seek sponsorship from Budweiser...
Did Steve get a picture? I would love to see that and pictures might help with your sponsorship.
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:57 AM   #814
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& I got photos!!!
Let's see them.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:48 PM   #815
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If it had not of been raining so hard, I would of snapped a pic. Come to think of it, every time I ride with Doulos I need to bring the camera as every ride is an adventure with this guy.

At first I thought he was joking when he ripped apart the Budlight package. I soon found myself helping to secure it to him with his backpack straps.

Artist rendering below:
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:50 PM   #816
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I am in the process of buying a house in Bradley Co. not too far from Big Frog. If I end up with a dual sport I'll have to come out and check out the Bud Light armor. Sounds very economical. It would be a lot easier if the licensing office had transferred the motorcycle endorsement from KY to my TN license in January. Oh, well. I should have have checked it more thoroughly.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:08 AM   #817
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Greetings everyone. I met SquirrlyGirl at Mojo Burrito one day last Spring. Tried to pull together a ride but never got it rolling.

This past year I sacrificed too much family time and too much me time for the sake of my job. I've been chained to my Google Calendar but this year I'm putting rallys (March Madness), rides and campouts on there as a priority.

So I hope to see y'all out there. Saturday sounds like a good time.

Youngblood

Ps. Looking to sell a 990S w6k miles and all the farkles; wanting a KTM 690 enduro.
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:28 PM   #818
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Greetings everyone. I met SquirrlyGirl at Mojo Burrito one day last Spring. Tried to pull together a ride but never got it rolling.

This past year I sacrificed too much family time and too much me time for the sake of my job. I've been chained to my Google Calendar but this year I'm putting rallys (March Madness), rides and campouts on there as a priority.

So I hope to see y'all out there. Saturday sounds like a good time.

Youngblood

Ps. Looking to sell a 990S w6k miles and all the farkles; wanting a KTM 690 enduro.
Have you had a chance to break in that new supersized pumpkin? Check your PMs.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:39 PM   #819
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I'm struggling to break her in with the weather and lack of heated farkles. Did 70mi yesterday and even got pulled over by the LMPD! Woohoo! I'm glad I'm a resident and got off with a warning to take her easy. Yes this bike makes you want to wheelie in front of officers and then leave them in your mirror. I think the smile on my face that wasn't avoidable didn't hurt.

640 miles can't come quick enough. Not to mention my heated grips, bar riser, bashplate, headlight protector, taller seat. Sheesh. I thought I spent a load at the dealer! I'm going to keep it on the road until I can get some tires. Til then it is ye olde 990, which I'll ride on Saturday.

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Old 01-02-2014, 04:11 PM   #820
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:09 PM   #821
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Gonna head out tomorrow on a big bike ride with Youngblood. I'm thinking the usual meetup spot (BP gas station on the corner of Ooltewah Ringgold rd & East Brainerd rd)with kickstands up at noon. It should up to freezing by then. Anybody else?
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:23 PM   #822
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Gonna head out tomorrow on a big bike ride with Youngblood. I'm thinking the usual meetup spot (BP gas station on the corner of Ooltewah Ringgold rd & East Brainerd rd)with kickstands up at noon. It should up to freezing by then. Anybody else?
Damn, I would but I've got the Tenere torn apart doing the 26k valve check. I started it this evening and plan to finish it up tomorrow. There is no way I could get it put back together in the morning unless I stayed up late tonight, and that ain't happening. Y'all have fun, and remember, safety third.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:11 PM   #823
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Def riding the 990 and bringing extra fuses for the heated grips! I rode the 1190 up the mountain (3mi) around 5pm tonight and almost had to pull over as my hands were frozen! That hurts!
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:57 AM   #824
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Meetup time has been pushed back to 12:15 ish.
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Today there were 3 of us, Jim (whose username I can't remember 'cause he never posts), Youngblood, and yours truly. We headed east on the back roads to Cisco and quickly were in the woods.

Youngblood's hands were so cold he used the wrong finger for this pose.

Preparing to do battle with the dusty/muddy conditions.
We rode up FS221 past the Sylco campground and took the shortcut over to FS302. Unfortuntely, this fine stretch of jeep road is now a (fist sized gravel)mess due to the recent logging they've been doing.

We came upon this pickup in the middle of the road and were wondering what the ...?
Looking the other way explained the situation better.



The logger had us through there in less than a minute.
Shortly thereafter, we popped out onto FS302 and Youngblood proceeded to bury Jim and I in a cloud of dust. At one point I had to back off after losing the front on a patch of ice and barely saving it with the left foot. We ended up doing 30 miles of dirt/gravel and nobody crashed. All in all a great day to be out riding. Looking forward to the next one... and seeing Youngblood's new 1190R.
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