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Old 02-03-2014, 08:18 AM   #29056
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Had a blast riding with you guys Saturday. Thanks for bearing with me and letting me tag along. One day I hope to grow up and ride more like yall...HAHAHAHA!!

Here is a "pic&video" video of our ride. Its not great but it shows some of the cool places we got into.
Great video. Enjoyed riding with ya.
Riding the pine ridge alternative trail off Rocky Flats was my favorite. Along with just about any and every creek crossing. Everything else was just too slick for my well worn D606.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:20 AM   #29057
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This was a serious layover at full speed after jumping a large water bar and getting trapped in a greasy rut headed down the hill about 20ft. I'm actually quite happy given what I launched into. Once I was in the air I saw my fate! Then proceeded to plow the left bank above the lower rut, once it had it's way with my front tire, on the way to zero mph from about 30.

This hill (not pictured above) I had to try twice to get up on the way out so it was no surprise I crashed airing it out, ruts or not. So greasy I couldn't ride it up the middle coming out and had to just stay in the rut and let the hp flow. :) I'll be grooving the Heidenau; and the TKCs are as their reputation says: shite in the mud. D606 tubeless? Gonna find way.

Cracked the left handguard and just some scratches. Scratches are beautiful. I say left handguard, as saying bash bar is a gross exaggeration! The only part on the bike I thought needed to be binned now is on its way, but to be honest it did it's job. Only cracked (ripped?) the upper wind deflector. The main part of it did its job and protected my hand and is still intact and usable.

This was some greasy GA clay just underneath what appeared to be dry ground. Evil snotty grease. Wasn't just me losing friction either! But when I did look out! Almost took a few fellow DOGs out on two occasions...

The bike actually performed amazingly. I'm very pleased and I am very sure I would not have survived the day with the 990S.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:33 AM   #29058
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I'll be grooving the Heidenau; and the TKCs are as their reputation says: shite in the mud. D606 tubeless? Gonna find way.

This was some greasy GA clay just underneath what appeared to be dry ground. Evil snotty grease. Wasn't just me losing friction either! But when I did look out! Almost took a few fellow DOGs out on two occasions...

The bike actually performed amazingly. I'm very pleased and I am very sure I would have survived the day with the 990S.
Dude, you rode that bike like a champ. I've only ridden with three people on this forum who can hustle a big pig in the rough stuff like that.
You should come over here and we'll fix that K60 with my tire groover.

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Old 02-03-2014, 08:46 AM   #29059
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I def will take you up on the groover. I'm going to go a bit less radical than you but will put some perpendicular grooves probably half block on that center line, no doubt. I want to do if for the ride as much as the traction! That centerline of hard rubber took the rear from smooth to rough.

A D606 may have helped yesterday to a point, but no groover in the world could have stopped zero friction. That stuff was worse than ice because at least you can see ice, and where it ends usually.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:37 AM   #29060
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Great pics and video

VMan and Fullmonte - good work at capturing the ride on film. I am still sore - must have been from slipping on the ice multiple times!
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:44 AM   #29061
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You had some good get offs. One, which I had the pleasure of witnessing solely, was the best, IMO. Made me wish I had a Gopro...cause I can't really explain it in under 500 words!

We'll have to paint that one over a beer sometime!
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:42 PM   #29062
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looks like you guys had a blast i really need to get my crf250l up to the mountains soon. i have yet to go on real ride up there i just play around on my lake trails for off road fun so far : (
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:58 PM   #29063
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Cool Vid Vman
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:36 PM   #29064
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good video Tony, enjoyed watching it. Nice to meet you all and look forward to more riding!:
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:03 PM   #29065
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This is random, but someone's been trying to sell a cruiser-ish looking Vanson on the Atlanta craigslist for $200 (only not listed in the motorcycle section.) Great deal on a jacket if that's the look you're going for.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/clo/4288100393.html

All right back to more pics of snowjam!
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:22 AM   #29066
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[QUOTE=CHRIS_D;23378988]
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Some of us invaded north GA yesterday for an easy DS ride.

Huddle in the Rock Creek trail parking lot.


Here's DOG Youngblood testing the (not so good in snow) traction control on his 1190R.

Look, a chicken!

Then we headed north and rode some trails in the Cohuttas, where we traded snow for mud.


Now it's broken in proper.[/QUOTE

Wow, I'm not liking the way 1190 looks after one drop. So much for those crash bars.
Young blood did you have knobbies on the R?
I am in the minority group which does not like crash bars. I think they are more for show. If you hit them hard, they bend. They are also expensive to replace and get in the way of maintenance projects. I know that plastic is expensive too, but in the end, less junk hanging off the bike is better for me. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:03 PM   #29067
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So you'd rather replace a tank than a single crashbar? Not following the logic here fellas.

This crashbar just saved me having to replace bodywork and it is completely fine not bent, except for a little mud and scratches which give it character!

Just washed the bike today (finally) and is hard to tell anything happened outside of the hand guard.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:08 PM   #29068
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So you'd rather replace a tank than a single crashbar? Not following the logic here fellas.

This crashbar just saved me having to replace bodywork and it is completely fine not bent, except for a little mud and scratches which give it character!

Just washed the bike today (finally) and is hard to tell anything happened outside of the hand guard.
Glad it worked. It is just a personal preference thing. I see a lot of crash bars on bikes that never go off road (not yours!). Also, some of the other brands seems to use flimsy crash bars.
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:43 PM   #29069
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Riding in the mountains is really interesting this week. You have a choice between a wet yellow line, a 6" perfect line and 30" of chat in the left hand corners....
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:44 AM   #29070
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Glad it worked. It is just a personal preference thing. I see a lot of crash bars on bikes that never go off road (not yours!). Also, some of the other brands seems to use flimsy crash bars.
Well, my crash bars saved my bike from getting a scratch when some careless moron slung his car door open at Starbucks.
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