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Old 10-17-2012, 11:54 AM   #29071
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Great pics and love riding that area... I always find it funny the more i ride with buddies who have 1200GS bikes how much they stop to help each other thru stuff like that... one of my friends says he wont ride with any group less than 3 riders so they can help each other pickup their bikes or get thru stuff... i thought those bikes were made to power thru anything... lol

One of the noob GS'ers was actually pissed off that I was riding with his group on a 325lb Husqvarna instead of a 560lb GS. He said I made him ride too fast so it was dangerous to try and follow, and that 'big bikes shouldn't ride with small bikes".

I couldn't pick up one of them things if it fell over.

BigTodd doesn't have any trouble handling his GS. We push his through the creek and he carries mine over (with me on it).
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:57 PM   #29072
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One of the noob GS'ers was actually pissed off that I was riding with his group on a 325lb Husqvarna instead of a 560lb GS. He said I made him ride too fast so it was dangerous to try and follow, and that 'big bikes shouldn't ride with small bikes".

I couldn't pick up one of them things if it fell over.

BigTodd doesn't have any trouble handling his GS. We push his through the creek and he carries mine over (with me on it).

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Old 10-17-2012, 12:59 PM   #29073
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Nancy from AltRider here-- I wanted to inform you all that I just got off the phone with Jimmy Lewis and wanted to update you guys that the official date for Taste of Dakar 2013 will be February 22-24 located on the border of Nevada and California near Death Valley. Registration is not open yet but we wanted you to pencil us in on your riding Calendar. I'm including it on this thread since it would be a close ride from LA

Taste of Dakar is an all-inclusive adventure weekend with 2 nights camping, all meals and beverages (beer!) provided, nightly entertainment and a self led GPS ride created by Jimmy Lewis himself. Last year was epic and this year we're including more training with the option of taking Jimmy Lewis's Off Road Academy for a discount right before our ride.

cool posting the info here nancy. i missed this year's event. the guys who went shared their experience with us...definitely a good one.

feb in the desert is awesome. great to see jimmy and heather too, and learn more from them.

good chance i can make it. might even bring a bigger bike......
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:01 PM   #29074
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BigTodd doesn't have any trouble handling his GS. We push his through the creek and he carries mine over (with me on it).


big todd - he's built like an ox
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:40 PM   #29075
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big bear ride - oct 27 - ?

several posted and want to ride. i may just bail out on this one since i will do the sd ride this coming weekend.

i have a lot of wrenching and yard work to do on weekends.

the husky ride will be the next one for me.

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Old 10-17-2012, 04:57 PM   #29076
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sold the quad and rhino. next bike will be a pw50.
Just bought a TTR50 a few weeks ago for our 6y/o son. I love it. has big pegs and taller bars; he does just fine on it, and it is sweet to rip around on.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:45 PM   #29077
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Just bought a TTR50 a few weeks ago for our 6y/o son. I love it. has big pegs and taller bars; he does just fine on it, and it is sweet to rip around on.
My kid is 2 and a third so not quite ready yet. I want him to have a kick starter.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:05 PM   #29078
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let um ride?!?!

5 yrs. old, my first mini bike w/ 5+ hrs.pwr. slip belt drive,,, when my dad put me on it first time, he said I twisted the throttle did a doughnut around him, then straightened up for 30ft. and slammed into the 4ft. Doughboy swimming pool, …minor concussion and cut on the eye brow…my mom screamed “he’s never getting on that thing again” a lot of good that did.


great rr Joel (and others)

hey, is the Husky ride small bike(hard seat,13/51), worthy?..., more dirt... less road kinda thing..

would love to do Bear sat. 26th but gotta work, if it rains anytime, maybe will ride Sunday 28th or sooner!

me like rain & mud !!

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Old 10-17-2012, 09:48 PM   #29079
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This sh#t sucks so much ! But you guys have high fenders




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Old 10-17-2012, 11:57 PM   #29080
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5 yrs. old, my first mini bike w/ 5+ hrs.pwr. slip belt drive,,, when my dad put me on it first time, he said I twisted the throttle did a doughnut around him, then straightened up for 30ft. and slammed into the 4ft. Doughboy swimming pool, …minor concussion and cut on the eye brow…my mom screamed “he’s never getting on that thing again” a lot of good that did.


great rr Joel (and others)

hey, is the Husky ride small bike(hard seat,13/51), worthy?..., more dirt... less road kinda thing..

would love to do Bear sat. 26th but gotta work, if it rains anytime, maybe will ride Sunday 28th or sooner!

me like rain & mud !!

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Old 10-18-2012, 08:57 AM   #29081
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big bear ride - oct 27 - ?

several posted and want to ride. i may just bail out on this one since i will do the sd ride this coming weekend.

i have a lot of wrenching and yard work to do on weekends.

the husky ride will be the next one for me.

sorry.
No worries.

I just checked my calendar and I'll be Zip Lining in Wrightwood 10/26 at Navitat, and may have a conflict with 10/27 as it is right now.

Is the Husky ride off road, or will your route require a plate?
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #29082
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Earl... to get to Husky its green/red sticker friendly... just depends on where you stage as to if you need a plate or not. several places to stage and no plate required. there's some fun ways to get to husky or just the fireroad main way many people take as you cross Cuddeback lake bed...

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No worries.

I just checked my calendar and I'll be Zip Lining in Wrightwood 10/26 at Navitat, and may have a conflict with 10/27 as it is right now.

Is the Husky ride off road, or will your route require a plate?
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:45 AM   #29083
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:17 PM   #29084
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Earl... to get to Husky its green/red sticker friendly... just depends on where you stage as to if you need a plate or not. several places to stage and no plate required. there's some fun ways to get to husky or just the fireroad main way many people take as you cross Cuddeback lake bed...
Cool, thanks.

If Joel picks an all dirt route, I'll bring my wide ratio 2 smoke.

If we need a plate, I may just ride out on my XRL.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:19 PM   #29085
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Uh oh... Mud. What looks like damp dirt is really a sandy crust on top of a layer of slimy clay.

I know that mud is Ken's nemesis - absolutely hates it - but he is still moving along, so I guess it can't be that bad


I cautiously continue, not allowing myself to get too relaxed.

Round another corner and see that Ken is not moving along any more


I
Couldn't hardly stop when I got there. Just kept sliding down until I found a place to park.


There's yer problem


Mud was packing up under Ken's front (low) fender and locking the wheel.

Got the bike upright, found some sticks, and started scraping mud from the tire.


We were almost down to Brushy Wash and could see the road climbing up the other side. I volunteered to scout ahead and see if it was passable while Ken continued carving.

After a bit more slime getting down to the creekbed, the other side turned back to normal damp dirt

No problemo as far as I could see so I parked my bike, removed some gear, and walked back to deliver the SitRep

The GS looked to be mobile again, so Ken suited up and slithered down.

100 yards later...


Repeat process... heave-ho, scratch-n-scrape, slip-n-slide...

3rd nap broke the front fender.


Thats gonna be a problem since the fender supports the crossover brake line and you really DO NOT want that line flopping loose.
Luckily, Ken was pretty much clear of the mud, so we sat down and spent some time drilling holes with a Leatherman knife tip and lacing the fender together with zip-ties. Honestly don't know why I didn't get a picture, because the end result was quality

(Willing to bet that the trailside fix is still on the bike. Maybe Ken will take a pic and chime in )


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that's one epic ride......
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