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Old 07-12-2013, 07:47 AM   #60961
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Thanks for the replies - I am going to make plans to be there although Sat may be my only day - I rode down that way around Tar Hollow years ago - remember some good stuff. I'll let you know how it goes -Thanks again
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:45 AM   #60962
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You sound like a bad ass. Next time you ride around Loudonville PM and I will see if I can keep up with you.
Not badazz. But still newb enough, and dumb enough to cross flooded roads like that. I slid out coming around the steep downhill switchback gravel/cobblestone road that branches off Wally road. Broke the end off my brake lever.

Can't wait to ge the DR. Zed fixed up so I'm not holding ya'll up.
Still haven't done yet
-shifter for 14 boot
-levers
-tires
-seat, the seat on this thing is terrible, worse than my 450r.

And I'm short some proper riding apparel and a decent backpack for riding. Any suggetions? Got the boots (Tech3) and gloves, helmet and goggles.

I keep getting bugs in my ears through my moto helmet down there. Have to wear ear plugs. I'll likely pick up a street helmet.

Going out to Bearcreek to ride my Honda 450r around in circles to relearn how to ride again this Sat!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:50 AM   #60963
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One of the best rides I have been on ( you missed a good one Matt ) Not many pictures but lots of trees down and lots of water. New Castle was still with out power when I came by there at 8pm.
Yes that's a KTM under the tree.

How many of ya'll can hop trees like that in the bottom pic? I'm not there yet. I can bounce right over it with my mountain bike. But I still have trouble with my motorcycles trying to get over.

What exactly skill level should I be at before trying group rides so I'm not a pain? What extra tools and gear should I plan on?
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:33 AM   #60964
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How many of ya'll can hop trees like that in the bottom pic? I'm not there yet. I can bounce right over it with my mountain bike. But I still have trouble with my motorcycles trying to get over.

What exactly skill level should I be at before trying group rides so I'm not a pain? What extra tools and gear should I plan on?
Mark was the best log crosser in the group. Here he is in action. ( click to play video )



Sounds like you have enough skill to ride with us. Its all about having fun, riding new places, trying new stuff and eating pie. Text me some day after 3pm and we will ride. 4196519608
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:43 AM   #60965
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Ung. That was crude looking. My technique is not suggested for anyone!
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #60966
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It's been my experience with Alan that the video only starts rolling when he expects someone to eat shit, I've determined that because whenever I go to try pretty much any obstacle first, he has me wait so he can get his phone out....
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:51 AM   #60967
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Ung. That was crude looking. My technique is not suggested for anyone!
I finally got the 244's mounted on the DR and headed over to Swingset's woods to get some practice in (Thanks Craig! ). It was a little slimy and I've found I need some instruction / practice for crossing logs. The DR decided to take a nap crossing one of the bigger ones...
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:03 PM   #60968
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Ung. That was crude looking. My technique is not suggested for anyone!
It would have been fine if you hadn't killed it. ;) But then the video would have been boring....lol

My rims are bent in several places and I bet it's all from not crossing logs very well. I usually just slam into them.


I have some video of me, Alan and Kory crossing a log at Perry. I actually did it pretty well the first time and decided once was enough and quit. Of course Kory (motodirtlover) made it look easy.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:31 PM   #60969
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I really suck at log crossings, but the most graceful one i ever did was on ruppsters ride, right before the nasty climb. It was a fairly small tree, I didn't think i had any chance since i was in mud but it actually turned out excellent.

Curb crossings on the other hand, I'm an expert on.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #60970
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I've only crossed a couple ones that could be called logs and my technique is pretty much just to hit it hard enough that you'll still have momentum for your rear tire when it hits, but not hard enough that you break shit.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:02 PM   #60971
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Do what I did and put a log in your yard for practice.

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Old 07-12-2013, 03:16 PM   #60972
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Do what I did and put a log in your yard for practice.
I think the HOA board members would have a seizure if I rode around my yard.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:17 PM   #60973
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First log crossing on the ride yesterday.




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Old 07-12-2013, 03:19 PM   #60974
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I think the HOA board members would have a seizure if I rode around my yard.
all the more reason to do it
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:21 PM   #60975
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I rode my WRR around in the yard this past winter when there was a bunch of snow in it. ;) I only have .2 acres too...lol
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