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Old 09-24-2012, 09:09 AM   #6121
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Laugh FORA - Yosemite Fall 2012 Ride

A couple pictures form this weekends ride near Yosemite and in the Valley

Another KLR at the Husqvarna Yosemeite Ride...
From FORA-Fall-Yosemite-2012


My KLR on the bridge
From FORA-Fall-Yosemite-2012


More natural state:
From FORA-Fall-Yosemite-2012


Lunch break
From FORA-Fall-Yosemite-2012


Fun ride, two days in the Yosemite Area put on by Family Off Road Adventures, there next run in the area is in May
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:52 PM   #6122
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Looks like I'm hitting up Hines after work one day. I've worked at Plymouth and Levan for the last 8 years and have never been on Hines Dr!!!

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Believe it or not, its Hines drive.
There are a few gravel roads down there.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:27 PM   #6123
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Looks like I'm hitting up Hines after work one day. I've worked at Plymouth and Levan for the last 8 years and have never been on Hines Dr!!!

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Wow, yeah you have to ride Hines Drive.It is Southeast Michigan's version of the Blue Ridge Parkway.LOL
You must work for Roush or Ford.Years ago I worked at all those Roush buildings over there and Ford technical liason,building and testing transmissions, behind the big plant.That was like 17 years ago, time flys.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:25 PM   #6124
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Milk crate!
Heck yeah. Perfect fit for my lunch cooler going to and from work, holes on the side make it easy to bungee my clothes bag on without messing with the saddlebags.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:03 PM   #6125
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Looks like I'm hitting up Hines after work one day. I've worked at Plymouth and Levan for the last 8 years and have never been on Hines Dr!!!

Jon
Sweet I'll looking up Hines Drive too ! I have heard of it but nothing about twisties ?

Looks like I picked the right time to post this



I thought this pic may get some attention here ?
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:30 AM   #6126
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Well it's quite obvious LAFD went with the lowest bidder for their motorcycle of choice
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:59 AM   #6127
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How exactly does a fire department use a motorcycle?
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:00 AM   #6128
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How exactly does a fire department use a motorcycle?
To get to areas which are hard to get to by 4x4? RECON? There are a whole bunch of reasons you may want to use a motorcycle instead of a cage.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:09 AM   #6129
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To get to areas which are hard to get to by 4x4? RECON?
I get using a 4wheeler or something like that, but a motorcycle seems a little weird, or at least 4 of them, especially in Los Angeles. unless they are responsible for the Angeles National Forest?


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There are a whole bunch of reasons you may want to use a motorcycle instead of a cage.
But what specifically? That's the reason for my question. I'm not a firefighter, but I am genuinely curious.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:18 AM   #6130
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They could be first responders! A KLR will go places an ambulance will not go and they are cheaper to operate than a Helicopter!
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:30 AM   #6131
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They could be first responders! A KLR will go places an ambulance will not go and they are cheaper to operate than a Helicopter!
Exactly!!

Or maybe to asess the situation of a fire or other emergency.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:36 AM   #6132
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.. a while back, when they were closing some big highway/connector they used the bike medics as first responders .. that looks like the promo pic ..
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:47 AM   #6133
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Well it's quite obvious LAFD went with the lowest bidder for their motorcycle of choice
I was waiting for a photo of those to show up, just read an article about it, no photos there though.


And you can say they went lowest bidder since from what I understand Kawasaki donated the bikes.


Now where's the milk crates?
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:04 AM   #6134
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...But what specifically? That's the reason for my question. I'm not a firefighter, but I am genuinely curious.

There was a short blip on it, in (I believe) DIRTBIKE magazine. And, if I remember correctly, one of the guys posted on ADV.

I didn't hear about the highway closure, that RevBill mentioned. However, he is correct (according to the story that I read)...They were (are?) using the KLRs as first responders, to major accidents, on the interstates.

If I remember correctly, the story advised that (just from their preliminary findings) the bikes were arriving at accident scenes ten-to-fifteen minutes faster than the trucks (which is HUGE, in terms of assessing and treating trauma).

For those of you who have lived in (or visited) LA, and been caught in the gridlock, you know that ten-to-fifteen minutes of delay is easily possible...


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Old 09-25-2012, 12:05 PM   #6135
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LAFD to Debut Motorcycle Response Teams as Pilot Program During I-405 Closure

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