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Old 05-11-2014, 05:39 AM   #10471
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Cool, thanks, all. This is for my 13YO, who will be confined for a while.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:06 PM   #10472
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Out scouting routes today for next weekend. There's good elevation changes, lots of ponds and lakes to skirt, heavily curved dirt roads and ice cream involved. No single track, all dirt/gravel roads with a smidgen of pavement tossed in to connect.

Red route is 52 miles to DQ, green route is 30 miles back to starting point.







Saw half a dozen turkeys, too many squirrels to count and a mess of chipmunks. No deer, but they're out here.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:26 PM   #10473
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Out scouting routes today for next weekend. There's good elevation changes, lots of ponds and lakes to skirt, heavily curved dirt roads and ice cream involved. No single track, all dirt/gravel roads with a smidgen of pavement tossed in to connect.
What happened to Frederic? We were looking for you, beer in hand.

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Old 05-11-2014, 05:06 PM   #10474
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Anyone on m12 today? Saw a few dualsporters.
DR, KLR, KTM, BMW

5 mile. Ridge rd, Michigan ave


Bueller?

I was on the lime green triumph tiger
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:08 PM   #10475
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Out scouting routes today for next weekend. There's good elevation changes, lots of ponds and lakes to skirt, heavily curved dirt roads and ice cream involved. No single track, all dirt/gravel roads with a smidgen of pavement tossed in to connect.

Red route is 52 miles to DQ, green route is 30 miles back to starting point.

Saw half a dozen turkeys, too many squirrels to count and a mess of chipmunks. No deer, but they're out here.

It looks like the dirt road path is covered for next weekend. Now all we need is a paved road route for the "no way I'm going down there" crowd. I suppose we could try to have the breakfast stop in common, then wander off?
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:25 PM   #10476
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I'll be watching as soon as I can get out for a day ~ I will get out on one of these day rides ............
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:44 AM   #10477
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What happened to Frederic? We were looking for you, beer in hand.

Jon
My wife calls me at work Friday afternoon with the story she's lost both keys to her car and she needs a ride home. Oh, and she won't have a car for the weekend because I'm taking the Focus up north. Sometimes, ya just gotta cut your losses and listen to the little voice in the back of your head. Needless to say, I was slightly peeved with her.

She still has no keys and I'm riding to work this morning while she takes my car to work. Her car is being towed to the dealer and new keys made today.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:35 AM   #10478
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well, I can't really compare with Bruno's picture there...

But I took my step son out to Bundy Hill this weekend. Me on the XRL and him on a TTR125LE that I picked up for him. I've been there many times on the atv's and the jeep, but this was a first on the bikes. We both got some good practice in the sand and mud. ;)
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:06 PM   #10479
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My wife calls me at work Friday afternoon with the story she's lost both keys to her car and she needs a ride home. Oh, and she won't have a car for the weekend because I'm taking the Focus up north. Sometimes, ya just gotta cut your losses and listen to the little voice in the back of your head. Needless to say, I was slightly peeved with her.

She still has no keys and I'm riding to work this morning while she takes my car to work. Her car is being towed to the dealer and new keys made today.
Bummer.






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Old 05-12-2014, 02:57 PM   #10480
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Great riding and hanging out at Frederic, weather was perfect.

Thanks to Jon for extracting my 690 from the grip of the beaver swamp, that was no joke



118 miles on Sat and 80 on Sunday. Really nice mix of two-track, forest roads and single track (i added a little more of that ).



Ricardo is a badass. He hung in there and rode the entire loop, this was his first one with us. He wasn't even worried that we split his motor open at lunchtime.



Thanks to Jeramey, Shannon and the crew for setting us up with another great ride !

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Old 05-12-2014, 06:14 PM   #10481
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What a great first ride! The weather was perfect, the group was fantastic, who could ask for more? Thanks to Jeremey and crew for all their hard work for making this happen. Way cool trailers, Randy & Peter
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:25 PM   #10482
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.... He wasn't even worried that we split his motor open at lunchtime.



wtf?!?!
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:13 AM   #10483
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wtf?!?!
It's a KTM. They all do that.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:18 AM   #10484
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anyone wandering up to Mio this coming weekend?

Very belatedly, I've finally checked my rear damper to find it's on the comfort setting.

I think "comfort" on a KTM means "just like sitting on a couch. A couch being drug with a rope through a cornfield"
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:08 AM   #10485
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wtf?!?!
Theory is that a stick grabbed the wire coming out of the stator and caused the grommet to become mostly dislodged from the case, resulting in some oil loss. No biggie, just clean it up and put it back where it belonged. Not like we were completely rebuilding some front forks with a rock and a stick on the side of the road....
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