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Old 03-17-2013, 04:54 PM   #27046
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Thanks for the welcome guys! I already took my MSF class in Feburary. I've been practicing in my neighborhood for a few days. I initially had to drive the bike about 17 miles home on highway and in heavy traffic. I may or may not have stalled at a red light or two. lol I drove to work for first time these past two days ( 6 mile round trip not too far). It was good practice. I've learned a few things fairly quickly. 1- people in my city are horrible unobservant drivers, and I need to get my horn fixed. 2- stop and go traffic/redlights SUCK! 3- stalling with line of cars behind you sucks. 4- count your miles so don't run out of gas!

I'm can feel myself get more comfortable with my bike and shifting and friction zone. Its nice.
That's how the addiction starts. I think we have a convert!

I think it's real smart of you to practice in your neighborhood. If you live in a busy area with lots of traffic you may want to keep it in the neighborhood for a little while longer to let your skills develop. Don't be in too big of a hurry to get out there. Give yourself some time, the skills will come.

Welcome and best wishes.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:59 PM   #27047
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Dear DirtDAbby...

why does the ditch water on Charlies Creek road smell so bad? Also, how does one go about removing the stank smell from a Tiger? It really is quite an assault on the nasal passages.

Finally, why does the proprietor of this fine establishment drop an opossum on New Years Eve?
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #27048
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Why not?

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:45 PM   #27049
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Some friends have done their own version of the possum drop for years (including nominating a possum queen--long story.)

They burn a possum in effigy as it drops, but the best part is that it keeps getting larger each year. Picture an 8' long possum made of pine boughs from christmas trees and fireworks shooting out its mouth and you get the picture.

Highly recommended if your new years party has lost its edge.

So I've always wondered where they got the idea for a possum drop. Thanks for answering that mystery.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:08 AM   #27050
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So..........how did the Tiger end up in the ditch Monte?

.......and are you sure the stank is only on the Tiger?
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:08 AM   #27051
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why does pita have such a fit every year trying to stop the possum drop?

Yes it's a live poussum, but he's in a cage lowered real slow.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:57 AM   #27052
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Anybody gonna ride Renfro Dual Sport?

Who's going to Renfro Valley, KY Dual Sport - May 3-4
We'll be in cabin 7, stop by and say hey- Larry
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:18 AM   #27053
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So..........how did the Tiger end up in the ditch Monte?

.......and are you sure the stank is only on the Tiger?
It looked shallow compared to that puddle on the left. It wasn't.:palm Stopped the Tiger dead in it's tracks. Poor Squirrelly Girl got mud in her eye pushing that thing outta the ditch. The pants and boots are still on the back porch. I'll probably guzzle some beer and urinate on them tonight to make them smell better.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:37 PM   #27054
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Who's going to Renfro Valley, KY Dual Sport - May 3-4
We'll be in cabin 7, stop by and say hey- Larry
Dang - I forgot about that ride. Going to take some serious schedule juggling at this point.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:38 PM   #27055
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Poor Squirrelly Girl got mud in her eye pushing that thing outta the ditch.
Poor girl, she had a REALLY tough day.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:40 PM   #27056
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Who's going to Renfro Valley, KY Dual Sport - May 3-4
We'll be in cabin 7, stop by and say hey- Larry
I keep saying I want to do that ride, but always forget and usually have other stuff planned or a big trip that we are saving for.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:55 PM   #27057
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I need some help figuring out a problem, and I figure this is a good place to start. I have to wear glasses or contacts to see anything. I tried wearing glasses under my goggles years ago, but that wasn't good because the glasses bounce around, and you end up looking through 2 layers of fog/dust between the glasses and the goggles. Contacts work great... for a while. After say an hour of regular riding or a single lap of a hare scramble, my vision gets bad. Things get out of focus and depth perception goes away. I am 99% the problem is that my contacts are drying out and no longer the right shape to correct my vision. This would be caused by not blinking enough and dehydration. What to do? I was wondering about those sports "goggle glasses" like I have seen kids wear to play soccer. I was thinking if they had a good elastic band to secure them, they wouldn't bounce around. Anyone use those MX style goggles with the prescription inserts?
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:29 AM   #27058
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Have you checked into Lazik Eye Surgery ?
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:43 AM   #27059
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Have you checked into Lazik Eye Surgery ?
If this is a possibility I would highly recommend it. My wife had terrible vision all of her life, then had PRK in 1999. Has never needed glasses since. It was truly life changing for her. She had an "enhancement" in one eye last year. I was amazed at how affordable it is now.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:11 AM   #27060
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Heads up if you plan to ride Springer Mountain (FS42), Winding Stair Gap (FS77) or Jones Creek (FS28/28-1) areas this weekend, particularly Sunday. The annual Appalachian Trail Fest will likely generate more vehicle traffic than normal.

http://www.dahlonegatrailfest.org/shuttles.html
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