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Old 01-03-2009, 10:42 AM   #946
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Just a reminder... the two year wait is finally over. Coverage begins on VERSUS on Sunday at 3:30
Thanks for the tip on where to find it! I thought we were SOL on Dakar coverage.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:22 AM   #947
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ENODB4 what state is the bike in I have to make a trip to Texas soon, no date set yet.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:23 PM   #948
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Michigan dual sport trails

I'm in Windsor, Ontario. There are no trails within a couple of hours on this side of the border. I'm awaiting delivery of a new KTM that will need a proper christening. Can someone recommend somewhere to ride in the vicinity of the greater Detroit area? Even within an hour's drive is fine? Thanks
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:13 PM   #949
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I'm in Windsor, Ontario. There are no trails within a couple of hours on this side of the border. I'm awaiting delivery of a new KTM that will need a proper christening. Can someone recommend somewhere to ride in the vicinity of the greater Detroit area? Even within an hour's drive is fine? Thanks
The closest decent real dirtbiking to metro Detroit, IMHO, is the Geels system in, amazingly enough, Geels MI. But it'd be a mess right now; best to farkle the KTM this winter and admire it over a beer or three until spring starts peeking around the corner.
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:53 PM   #950
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I'm in Windsor, Ontario. There are no trails within a couple of hours on this side of the border. I'm awaiting delivery of a new KTM that will need a proper christening. Can someone recommend somewhere to ride in the vicinity of the greater Detroit area? Even within an hour's drive is fine? Thanks
What kind?

There are dirt roads near but not much in the trail type. If you have a 950 or 990 KTM then it would be enjoyable. They are roads though.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:06 PM   #951
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Thanks for the tip on where to find it! I thought we were SOL on Dakar coverage.
There's a thread over in Racing: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=417706
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:18 PM   #952
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See Dakar now!!!!


http://www.sbs.com.au/dakar2009/
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:47 AM   #953
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Dakar coverage

If any of you have satellite and can find TSN, which is the Canadian version of ESPN, they have several hours of Dakar coverage each day during the rally. If you missed it, Cyril Despress decided to switch tires this year and it didn't go so well. He rode the last 35 miles yesterday and a bare rear rim and is 41 minutes behind the leader. Typical of Cyril, he laughed it off and will probably still win.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:20 AM   #954
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:09 PM   #955
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Anyone go to the cycleworld show in Novi last weekend.

BMW was a no show.

I think I am going to go to the Cleveland show since this one stunk.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:03 PM   #956
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Anyone go to the cycleworld show in Novi last weekend.

BMW was a no show.

I think I am going to go to the Cleveland show since this one stunk.
I was there saturday afternoon. Imagine my surprise when the first thing I see is a big ass display of ORANGE!

Vendors and everyone else was a flop in my opinion, but the Indian display was neat, I didn't even know KTM made quads, and the Honda Baja vehicles as well as Rossi's bike helped make it worth admission.

Weekend well spent in my opinion.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:17 PM   #957
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in case you missed my bike show review

this is my cranky old piece of shit guy cycle world international bike show review as copied from my lame attempt to piss away my sunday morning posting it as an update to my last summers ride report to

A) bump the report back to the top and jack the number of views (shamelessly)

B) Piss off my wife by not doing several of the things she had planned for me to do before leaving for truck driving school .


REVIEW

It is the middle of winter and tis the season to go to the big caverns scattered around this decaying metropolitan area where scantily clad wiminks try to pawn phosporescent swag off on middle aged couch carp that haven't seen an attractive 19 year old female midrif since "Gidget Does Different Stuff" in 1964. So I hoisted my lanky self outa bed, chizeled the old man eye goo out of my eye and noticed an unusual blinding radiance eminating from the east. What to my wondering 1.375 eyes should appear but a 2 foot wide strip of asphalt and a sky so blue and so clear (ignore briefly please that it was 21 Degrees F and yes I do mean F). My heart races, holy crud a rare triple convergence, clear sky, some visible asphalt and the cycle show WHOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO. Time to go look at stuff I ......


A) Can't have

B) Don't want

C) Can't afford

D) Would get me in trouble

E) All of the above


So I slither into my ever so unattractive hot babe repellin one piece union suit long johns (my marital Maginot line) put on 20 layers of stuff, capped off with my high buck aerostich brand outergarment. It is at this crucial juncture that the 2 pots of Folgers anti freeze I drank commences pressurizing my overflow tube. I finally get that situation in order, get my duds back on and jokingly ask Dollbaby if she wants to go on a ride. She doesn't even answer she just runs for the stairs to get her cloths on!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to stop her and tell her I was just kidding, she looked disappointed. Jeez


So the first order of business was to get gas. As the gas was gushin into her gizzard Mr. Minivan driving Dockers wearing Harley guy sauntered over and started regailing me with stories about how vastly superior every facet of his existance was over mine (duh) as he had a Harley in a heated garage so as to have no condensation, suspended on a lift so there would be no strain on the springs or flat spots on the tires, battery on a rubber mat on the bench with a trickle charge, screamin eagblah, stage blah, ultra blah blah classic blah, Willie Gee f'n whizzer blah blah. I just smiled and said "ya know that is cool and stuff" have a good day "yes I know the salt will mess up the finish on my wheels" sorry sir I will clean them off right away.


He was a "type A" guy. I am somewhere around "Type Q" he had to let me know he wins and I am a terd. Having established our pecking order in the scheme of things he felt comfortable moving on and I continued on not much worse for the wear. Since I have been unemployed I have not been surrounded by those types day in and day out I have become tremendously more mellow.


I did not feel the gentleman deserved my rancid genious as it pertains to motorcycle degradation anyway but if you are reading this you clearly are worthy.


Key to motorcycle happyness


Bike

Buy 1980s shaft drive jap bike that runs (pay cash)


Winterization/Maintenance NO


Start and or ride once a week all winter


Reasons

A) Keeps fresh gas in the carberators (quaint metallic varnish distilleries for you modern fuel injection types)
B) Keeps the battery charged

c) Keeps all oil seals supple and oil passy byee preventee (except fork seals)

4) A combination of condensation and road salt spray rots sheet metal and puts a nice cauliflower corrosion on all your exposed aluminum making you look like a stone bad ass.

5) Leave rat poison in the airfilter and make a devining rod out of cable ties that is sensitive to rat piss and put the rest of the poison where it points.

#) Ride/Repeat


When the bike stops running sell it on ebay for more than you paid for it.


Anyway I proceed up to the motorcycle show and being the only motorcycle in the parking lot they graciously gave me free parking so I pulled up front and parked on a large concrete pad, near the front door, out of the way, so the several thousand minivans would have ample room to park. This horrible breach of homeland security was recorded on several closed circuit televisions. Headsets all around the building crackled to life as their security had been breached and someone had to leap into action. So they had to roust some old security guard dude from his station seperating the Christian Motorcycle Association gear check gang from the Antique Japanese Motorcycle Restoring and promotional pen dispensing gang. Who knows? The tennis balls at the ends of their walkers could tangle up and all hell could break loose. Anyway with all the ferocity of a guy telling me to get off his lawn he informs me this is no place for motorcycles and I should go and park out in the snow drifts with the GMC Tahoes and Subaru Outbacks. Gotta love the last guy in Detroit with a paying job.


I end up casually sauntering about the premises being a little creeped out by the amount of attention sick 50 year old men were giving the scantily clad bimbos. “Oh sorry sir” “Yessir” “Yes as a matter of fact Next Time I will watch where I'm goin”


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I felt it would be a good time to go over to the Honda booth and let the well groomed representative know what the unemployed, no money having, 45-55 year old, caucasion male that has made a solemn blood oath on his sainted grandmothers grave to never spend another dime on a new motorcycle again, demographic (of which there where thousands in attendance) is looking to not buy this year. That is me by the way. I told him to tell his big cheeses in Japan to immediately start not making tons on new XR450Ls and they would not sell like coldcakes in Michigan. I also told him if they did not not make this bike immediately I would take my scrawny ass to the Suzuki dealer and not buy a drz400 with my not not money from my not life savings or my not kids college fund or maybe take out a not home equity loan from my new found vanished home equity. That is pretty much what I said verbatim, he was NOT impressed. Not one single molecule of the guy was impressed, not even the opportunistic parasitic bacterium that lived in his eyelash hair was impressed. Being an economic eunich is somewhat liberating.


Then i had kind of a realization. I think the motorcycle business is gonna go through a huge hibernation period and it is gonna happen now.


A) Nobody NEEDS a motorcycle

B) Most motorcycle guys are old (if cycle world motorcycle show attendance is any indication)

PS Note to Dave Edwards/cycle world I love Peter Egan and have bought his every book but it is over. Please buy the man a modern souless japaness motorcycle and make him ride it somewhere and remove the letters B S A and V from his keyboard


I then staggered over to the Harley booth

Hey y'all lets pop a purple pill and sit a 110" Harley make vroom vroom noises in our heads and it might take us back to 1968 and you might be Dennis Hopper and I might be Peter friggin Fonda and the Wixom Ford plant might be kickin out Thunderbirds. But no this ain't no magic carpet ride boys. We are old and fat and need a prescription for the purple pill to get on the magic carpet. The Wixom plant closed and there is enough blame to go around, top to bottom, side to side, Dearborn deep, and 8 mile wide.

I have savage Attention deficit somethingwhatever and lost focus during the show all I know is the only cool display where the chicks were cool and not trashy and the bikes were cool and the displays were cool was the Ducati display.

Once again being unemployed has put me in a good enough mood where the sight of acres grumpy old fat dudes and mile after mile of closed factories has failed to bum me out.

It is still quite sunny out as I head west on I-96 past the extinct Wixom plant it has warmed up to 28F and I am feelin good the machine is running like a top and I swing her into the left lane put my feet up on the highway pegs twist the right handle bar thingy all the way back and let 'er flow as the Dinosaurs sluggishly peel off to my right. Cain't nobody hurt me today.


Spring is coming, I hope in some classroom somewhere some D students are trying to figure out how to weasel their older brothers GSXR750 out from under them Thats right motorcycles are dangerous and they are supposed to be. A young colt feels a shiver run down his back and he sprints around the paddock and kicks up his heels and snorts and somewhere hopefully this spring that same D student will grab a handfull of right brake and throttle, dump the clutch and burn rubber till the old dudes eyes water and wheelie off down the road.

Hell yeh!

Truck drivin school starts tomorrow morning, hope springs eternal and I am planning on recording it at

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Old 01-06-2009, 06:02 AM   #958
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this is my cranky old piece of shit guy cycle world international bike show review as copied from my lame attempt to piss away my sunday morning posting it as an update to my last summers ride report to

--SNIP--


Truck drivin school starts tomorrow morning, hope springs eternal and I am planning on recording it at

www.vermintales.blogspot.com
Nice to see you here, Vermin. Have enjoyed your ride reports in other threads, and glad to hear you have a new grocery spigot lined up.

(Other Detroit inmates: don't understand "grocery spigot"? Read his other threads. Great fun!)
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:47 AM   #959
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Nice to see you here, Vermin. Have enjoyed your ride reports in other threads, and glad to hear you have a new grocery spigot lined up.

(Other Detroit inmates: don't understand "grocery spigot"? Read his other threads. Great fun!)
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:13 AM   #960
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Nice to see you here, Vermin. Have enjoyed your ride reports in other threads, and glad to hear you have a new grocery spigot lined up.

(Other Detroit inmates: don't understand "grocery spigot"? Read his other threads. Great fun!)


Went to his blog. That is some funny shit!
Vermin, you have a great talent for the written word!
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