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Old 06-04-2007, 09:18 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by Luke

Maybe I forget what a big bike is like in the dirt, but I think any bike could have done the entire route with a good rider, and 95% of it with a modestly experienced one. The catch is that we didn't know that starting out.

I've been doing a bit of exploring up in the Mendocino NF. I'll ping you next time if you're interested. It's all FS roads, and they should all be pretty dry by now.
Yabbut, it's the **speeds** you guys ride at that make it fun to watch.

I've done some pretty rough roads on my Sportster, but SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOWLY. Maybe 15-20mph, and putting in 1st gear in the really rough stuff.

You guys are flyin'!
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Old 06-05-2007, 08:15 AM   #47
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"Scotts Ad" anyone who has ever ridden with a damper knows what your talking about. I have one on my 450 and thought about swapping it between the bikes but I think I am just going to get the BRP/Scott setup for the 950. I love the videos!
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:56 PM   #48
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Great report - packed with practical information, interesting observations and great photo & video coverage. Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:45 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by Luke
On the way down the road, I realized that there was now absolutely no way we were going to make our original schedual, and that it didn't matter. Let me tell you, it's a great feeling.
Probably the single best ADVrider penned sig line I've seen in my 5 years here.

Nice report.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:59 AM   #50
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Thanks for posting this report so long ago. I am going to ride some of the same roads you did this summer.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:29 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by Luke View Post

Hmmm. a gaggle of V-stroms and GSs piloted by dirt noobs, two KTMs and a KLR. All being lead by a guy on a Honda 450x. That's got potential.
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