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Old 11-14-2006, 09:01 AM   #61
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This looks like Two Dot Racin' the Baja.


TwoDot had the biggest bike in the Sunday dirtbike class but that didn't stop him from tearin' it up out there!




More later if my pics ever finish uploading
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:49 PM   #62
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I'm having trouble uploading pics as well. Although I'm sitting in my truck at my daughter's softball workout, "borrowing" someone's wireless connection. I guess I should wait until I get home.

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Old 11-14-2006, 11:05 PM   #63
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OK, I've finally been able to load some pictures from this past weekend. If I haven't already said it, I had a great time and I hope to ride with some of you again in the future. The clinic was great (I can't believe those stupid little exercises actually work...) and the setting was even better. We lucked out on the weather, but Corky's camp was perfect no matter what the conditions. Thanks, Trey.

Here are a few shots from the weekend.

Saturday dawned bright and promising. This was the view from the Ironwoods hotel.





The staging area at Corky's camp.



Watching the noobs negotiate the hill...



...but we did alright.



Sunday morning me and BigMizzle (aka Mike) went for a little trail ride.





Sure is pretty out there in the desert.



Mike's beemer and my 640. And yes, I brought the wrong tires.



The trail was great - just watch out for the sandy bits.





Even the badlands were beautiful.



Like I said, watch out for the sandy bits. Note the tire tracks...



Back on our feet and ready to go.



We kept running into Rider914. He took the picture of me lying on the hill in the rocks.



And these were the resulting marks on my tank.



Like I said, it was a terrific weekend and I'm sure we'll cross paths again.

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Old 11-15-2006, 04:02 PM   #64
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An image from Saturday night at camp.

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Holy shit...it's a giant pink taco in the sky!!!! Great work on the camp fellas, but I have one question. When do we get some of this cool shit in the Midwest?
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:19 PM   #65
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:33 PM   #66
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inte buried up to the swing. On purpose naturally...





Zen Slug documenting inte's technique of self-extraction...

I missed watching you do the magic levitating trick to get a bike unstuck from the sand at neduro's clinic in May in Buena Vista. Some friends are thinking of riding Baja next year, and if I am crazy enough to go, I need to know the trick.

What do you do to get the bike out? How do you rock the bike to make it go upwards, instead of just digging a bigger hole? What throttle control is needed?

Please help, O Wise Ones. I hate sand.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:36 AM   #67
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I missed watching you do the magic levitating trick to get a bike unstuck from the sand at neduro's clinic in May in Buena Vista. Some friends are thinking of riding Baja next year, and if I am crazy enough to go, I need to know the trick.

What do you do to get the bike out? How do you rock the bike to make it go upwards, instead of just digging a bigger hole? What throttle control is needed?

Please help, O Wise Ones. I hate sand.
The magic trick is clutch control, and rocking the bike front to back to widen the hole you are stuck in. The rest is practice.
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:40 AM   #68
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Great pics and a great deal of fun!!
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:03 AM   #69
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I missed watching you do the magic levitating trick to get a bike unstuck from the sand at neduro's clinic in May in Buena Vista. Some friends are thinking of riding Baja next year, and if I am crazy enough to go, I need to know the trick.

What do you do to get the bike out? How do you rock the bike to make it go upwards, instead of just digging a bigger hole? What throttle control is needed?

Please help, O Wise Ones. I hate sand.

Come on up and ride- we'll go back to the sand washes at 4mile and practice!


Hiya Murgatroid

Oops! I was logged in on the wife's computer. This is Hayduke!
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:39 AM   #70
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The magic trick is clutch control, and rocking the bike front to back to widen the hole you are stuck in. The rest is practice.
I am no expert in getting unstuck in the sand, but IMHO the most common reason people don't "get" this trick is that they forget to rock backwards as well as forward. It seems counter-intuitive to push the bike backwards when you are stuck, but it's absolutely necessary when the wheel is dug in like that.

Think of the ditch as a half-pipe skateboard ramp and your tire is the skater going rail to rail as far up the vert part of both sides of the ramp as possible. In doing so the tire will actually knock down the vert section and the sand from there will fall down into the deepest part under the tire thereby making the ramp wider and shallower until you are able to just ride right out.


That probably doesn't make any sense, but it helps me to think about it that way at least
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:15 AM   #71
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The magic trick is clutch control, and rocking the bike front to back to widen the hole you are stuck in. The rest is practice.
Same idea I suppose as rocking a car back & forth with the clutch when it's stuck - with the bike there's a couple different things going on - you've got much smaller tire footprint that'll knife into the ground on one hand, but can effectively use body weight to assist moving the thing on the other...

Only "trick" is to make sure that your body weight & engine power are in sync - just takes clutch practice.

You mention Baja - I was riding with a buddy down there a while back who was struggling with the sand, so we did some "practice" extractions - this animation might make it a little clearer:

Stuck:


Out (least roost as possible - when possible - is best):
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:17 AM   #72
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Here's my pics

ZenSlug handling DustJunkie's "stick-meat" around the campfire while RiverRat likes to watch


MotoMike, Dustjunkie, and Roadmeister found the bottom of the Tequila bottle (they some help too)


The "Goat Trail" that RxRick & I rode


the rest of my pics are here feel free to check them out and use what you want.

Thanks again Ned, ZenSlug (for all the logistics & organization), Roadmeister (nice trailer man!), and all the rest of you FF's.

What a great weekend, let's do this again soon.
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:27 AM   #73
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For proper motorcycle tecnique on halfpipes ... search youtube for "out of section" (link)





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Old 11-16-2006, 09:29 AM   #74
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:35 AM   #75
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For proper motorcycle tecnique on halfpipes ... search youtube for "out of section" (link)




I'm gonna go try that on my GS right now!
I'll post the results after I wake up from the coma



Seriously, though, I think I need to buy THAT DVD
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