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Old 03-04-2008, 01:15 PM   #16
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:16 PM   #17
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So we're kicking it in the sand for fun when I spot a muddy spot on the outside of a corner. I get the bright idea that I'll power slide through it. As I hit the gas I discover that the texture of the ground goes from sandy to a hard slipperly clay like surface and my bike spins around on me and drops me to the ground. This is the first time I've ever had to pick the 640A up and I'm surprised at what a friggin pig it is (I do love it though). I'm standing in the mud as I start to lift the bike. I get it about a foot off the ground when both feet slide out from under before I even know what is happening. Picture a superman position where my hands are on the bike but my body is straight out parallel with the ground as I drop straight down face first into the mud. We are only half a day into the ride and I'm already covered in mud from head to toe.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:23 PM   #18
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And few of us having a beer and putting the world to rights & Phucknob trying to calculate his penis size in metric.
Well, She should have given you the answer before you left then!
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:33 PM   #19
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Hey, MY mom is reading this too, phucknob! And so is yours!
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:08 PM   #20
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get on with it...

my picture looks the same as this....maybe a little more mud, but the same.

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Old 03-04-2008, 02:12 PM   #21
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Yeah!! That mud was on there the WHOLE trip!

Who has a closeup of the sticker on the front fairing?

BTW, at least one of the houses in the background can be yours for around $300K US...
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:18 PM   #22
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I have to say that those Ortlieb QRL bags kicked ass. I was concerned with how they would hold up under the pounding for an entire week and they came through with flying colors. I checked them after the above slide and they were fine. The part that concerned me was how the plastic quick release mechanism would hold up over time. We really beat the crap out of our bikes over the course of the week and the bags are still in great shape. They did a great job keeping the dust out.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:26 PM   #23
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I have to say that those Ortlieb QRL bags kicked ass.
You have any trouble lane-splitting with them crossing back over the border?

My bike was skinny compared to that, and I barely got between some of those cars....
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:36 PM   #24
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You have any trouble lane-splitting with them crossing back over the border?

My bike was skinny compared to that, and I barely got between some of those cars....
Yeah actually. I had to take the left side bag off and strap it to the back of my seat. There is no way the bike would have fit with the bag attached.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:37 PM   #25
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It wasn't the bags, it was the rack. with the perf muffler, the left side sticks out way too far.

He strapped the left side bag to the rack and split pretty good. Should have seen him nearly running over the vendors in between the cars. LOL
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:45 PM   #26
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It wasn't the bags, it was the rack. with the perf muffler, the left side sticks out way too far.

He strapped the left side bag to the rack and split pretty good. Should have seen him nearly running over the vendors in between the cars.
The guy with no legs could actually crawl pretty fast when properly motivated.
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:45 PM   #27
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The guy with no legs could actually crawl pretty fast when properly motivated.
I gave him a bit of practice a week earlier

People were pretty good for the most part about stepping aside, but after coming thru that slice of heaven I thought maybe the Holtville crossing would have rocked. Once I got up front it went super quick, but the line started back at the tee in the road where you turn left to parallel the fence. Then....suckage.

When I was crossing, you were probably sucking down beers at Coco's
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:54 PM   #28
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Picture a superman position where my hands are on the bike but my body is straight out parallel with the ground as I drop straight down face first into the mud. We are only half a day into the ride and I'm already covered in mud from head to toe.
That's got to be the funniest thing I've read yet this week.




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Old 03-04-2008, 04:21 PM   #29
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come on now...... keep it coming
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:40 PM   #30
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Hey Phucknob - can you help your cohorts get this back on track?
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