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Old 02-01-2010, 08:47 PM   #12016
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TT, I am very interested, have 690 (small bike)
If invited, I promise to pick up my own bike when it falls over.
Due to current conditions of the no roads, any bike over 300lbs will be 2 big...
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:43 PM   #12017
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Saturday January 30th - Mojave / Jawbone ride report

Saturday January 30th - Mojave / Jawbone ride report
Got the call from Nowwhat, got home from work at 7:30 and washed the bike, changed the rear tire and got the gear ready. Got to sleep around 2am, not too late considering.
Met Nowwhat at Starbucks, loaded up and grabbed 2 cups of coffee. We noticed some guy eyeballing the bikes, after further examination, it turned out the guy was also a FF who was looking to get rid of his Yamaha with pvc straight bars.

We were wondering if Joel had room for one more... Especially since it was free!

We saw Yzlvr and Dave, they were on their way to Spangler.


Then some guy gave us the salute, he was doing less than the speed limit


After further examination, it turned out to be Xymotic


We got to Mike's early, but Riddler, Vernon, Tidybowl and Steve already had ordered. We ignored the menu ........

and instead ordered the $4 special quickly, didn't even have time to finish the "toast"

Raced over to the loading area and quickly unloaded and geared up.

Cruised up some nice easy hills and enjoyed some beautiful views


Like Xymotic said earlier, these guys are a fast group.


This guy was tearing it up on his Husaberg


We waited up top for the FFs to crest the hill so we could throw snowballs at them


Riddler almost got hit by a snowball, you can just see the snowball to the right of his bike. Nowwhat rides better than he throws



A few guys headed down this hill and soon came back, dead end



It was hard to make time for pictures, these guys don't like to stop.


Nowwhat chillin


Here is my rear tire with less than 1 hour on it.


Xymotic, this pic is for you! Came out kinda good I think considering what a piece of junk my camera is.


I have to get some new numbers for this baby. Nowwhat has a trademark on 105.


Vernon can ride the shit out of that DRZ. I must say that Riddler did a hell of a job fixing his broken chain. Special thanks for the leatherman tool, chain tool, master link and needle nose vise grips. The chain held up all day.


Vern's DRZ on the rock stand.


Xymotic and I ran back to the truck for a master link.....oh someone already had one in their bag, DOH


I googled Jawbone Store and then called them to reserve a 520 chain for pickup. We thought it would be best to have a new chain in case the repair didn't hold up. Tidybowl and I were off to the Jawbone store.


While at the store, I noticed a nail in my tire Close call.

A quick trip back to the downed DRZ, we found that Riddler had already fixed the chain and we were off again.


Tidybowl came in fast with the chain delivery, was so excited and ended up doing a little bit of a wipe out, I couldn't take the picture fast enough.


Stopped by the mine



Nowwhat decending


Some beautiful trails and hills


This canyon was unbelievable


We ran into some horses and jeeps in the same canyon
This particular sandwash was fast


The store was out of good sandwiches, good thing I had my jerky.


Vernon turned back to check on us and hit the wall pretty hard, was shaken a bit


Jeeps in the wash


Didn't take too many action shots, actually none at all. I need to get some type of quick release camera setup and make the time to get the shots.
We ended the day on a good note, still had a little of sun to get the bikes loaded up.


Nowwhat insisted that my riding socks be placed in the bed of the truck. Last week he had to vent the window every 5 minutes to clear the air.
This time the trip home was odor free


All in all, a great ride. Those sandwashes and rocks were so much fun. I did manage to lay the bike over while doing something real crazy, a half-donut. Guess I should practice those a bit. After riding the SE for a while, the 690 feels like a 250. I sure love her.

The video is a little shaky, a lot of the footage is from the rocky river bed.
Vernon, thanks for dinner




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Old 02-01-2010, 09:45 PM   #12018
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Due to current conditions of the no roads, any bike over 300lbs will be 2 big...
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:50 PM   #12019
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TT, I am very interested, have 690 (small bike)
If invited, I promise to pick up my own bike when it falls over.
TOAST. I think the 950 would be perfect for baja. Why put all those miles on the 690.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:06 PM   #12020
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TOAST. I think the 950 would be perfect for baja. Why put all those miles on the 690.
Well, since I just rode to Cabo on the 610, I might be slightly biased. I think the 690 would be more fun!!!!
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:09 PM   #12021
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no need to cray... there is WR250 for sale
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:13 PM   #12022
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TOAST. I think the 950 would be perfect for baja. Why put all those miles on the 690.
the 950 was perfect if the conditions were good, considering most of the critical passes washed the 950 will not go 2 far...
again this is from "noob" prospective..
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:14 PM   #12023
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yeah! i can see it as well as see your bank account dwindling in the near future....

that ktm will take you to the atm more frequently....
not gonna be my bank account, that boy needs to GET A JOB!!

it's bad enough that I had to put him on our auto insurance
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:16 PM   #12024
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Well, since I just rode to Cabo on the 610, I might be slightly biased. I think the 690 would be more fun!!!!
since u did ur ride some major changes in the dirt/roads happen... weather, rain and so...
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:31 PM   #12025
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since u did ur ride some major changes in the dirt/roads happen... weather, rain and so...

So, um your saying the 950 would be better than the 690???
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:45 PM   #12026
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So, um your saying the 950 would be better than the 690???
i'm saying is if u want to do exploring u can do it on 950 or 690 as long as u have gas.... if u want to go places u have better chance with smaller bike (less then 300lb.)...
now what do i know... considering i'm the slow guy at the back the never did any challenging / hard ride in my life
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:58 PM   #12027
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Looks like Nowwhat down sized again to the new pre-production FX-125 Husaberg.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:30 AM   #12028
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probably do a small bike run to mexico in the end o the month , 2 spots left
If there is a spot availible I am in.

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Old 02-02-2010, 07:35 AM   #12029
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AWESOME RIDE REPORT TOAST!

i and the FFs surely enjoyed it!

wish i have your skills; ride and shoot, then write!...
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:48 AM   #12030
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Some also said Kan't,Take, mexico, but mine is always come back for more and very happy
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