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Old 04-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #15061
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Nice job Mike.....

Just for the record .... I was powering Jeremy's bike out of the ditch. I was the volunteer. My DRZ with the new Knobbies powered right up the hill.

It looks a lot easier than it was. Maybe it was the angle. The first hill you see Jeremy walking the bike up was about 10' tall. At the top was another ditch that was about 6' deep.

What a great day!
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:27 PM   #15062
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I was so beat when I got to the top of that hill

Wish we had seen the easy trail up to the right.
I was following Dan and that led to every tough section we ecountered
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #15063
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The ferry man and his wife seemed very friendly and wanted to drum up visitors. "take pictures and put them on facebook". They said today was the first day of the year they were running it.. Lucky us, it was cool.
On my way back from the hills today, I took the Hatten Ferry precisely because you posted about it being open yesterday. The ferry man was tickled to learn that news got out that quick!

BTW, the ferry runs Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12-5, and by appointment, mid-April to end-October, water levels allowing.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:59 PM   #15064
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:08 PM   #15065
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[QUOTE=Michhub;18464137]I was following Dan and that led to every tough section we ecountered
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I did note that pattern. I especially liked the hill you threw your bike down because you were unsure if it was too steep to ride. I don't claim my skill at finding a trail down was stellar either.

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Old 04-15-2012, 05:22 PM   #15066
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I was following Dan and that led to every tough section we ecountered
That's how I roll.. ready, fire, AIM!
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:29 PM   #15067
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i did note that pattern. I especially liked the hill you threw your bike down because you were unsure if it was too steep to ride. I don't claim my skill at finding a trail down was stellar either.
Yeah the ol' "Michhub vertical slope descent technique".. I think he should do an instructional video!
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:30 PM   #15068
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I do have to agree .... one of the highlights of the day was watching Michhub launch his bike down the hill with no one on it. It actually did very well .... all things considered. There were two very large trees at the bottom of the hill. It almost looked like he was bowling.

I can't throw too many stones here ...... Dan was nice enough to ride my bike down the hill. I wasn't ready for a trip over the handle bars on my first trip.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:44 AM   #15069
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Walt, I do.

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Old 04-16-2012, 04:49 AM   #15070
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...... Dan was nice enough to ride my bike down the hill. I wasn't ready for a trip over the handle bars on my first trip.
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Although I think my method was far more amusing
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:14 AM   #15071
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A fellow COG member just moved into the area and is looking for a good mechanic to work on his Connie. He didn't say if it was an earlier "C10" or one of the newer C14s.

Please PM me if you have anyone you might recommend. I'm sure a good dealership would also be fine.

TIA
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The dealers in Woodbridge and Leesburg are bad to OK, nothing better than OK unless the fellow wants to go to the Kawa dealer in Unionville over close to Waugh's, they are GREAT.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:26 AM   #15072
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The dealers in Woodbridge and Leesburg are bad to OK, nothing better than OK unless the fellow wants to go to the Kawa dealer in Unionville over close to Waugh's, they are GREAT.
Thanks Kurt.

I have passed the info along.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:51 AM   #15073
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I had a great time on my little trip west Friday night. I took bwalsh's suggestion and hit North River CG. When I got to the CG it was chock full of other campers, so I turned around and found a nice cleared site off the road along the stream. It was a nice little site with enough downed wood to make for a great fire. Saturday morning I got up early and started somewhat randomly picking landmarks on page 66 of the VA A&G and riding to them. As always the FZ6 handled the forest roads beautifully.

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Old 04-16-2012, 05:54 AM   #15074
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Let's see... does this embedded slideshow work?

I can't see it...I would like to see it compared to how my VFR does on dirt...lol
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:07 AM   #15075
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Question about tire pressure on "soft" roads

So, as I was riding around on those forest roads the sharp rocks and harsh chuck holes got me thinking about the possibility of a slashed tire. I always air-down when I'm on those roads, but the PRII's just look like they could get damaged pretty easy regardless. On solo excursions especially, I would like to A. do what I can to avoid a problem and B. resolve it if possible.

The tire pressure recommendations for the bike are below. I generally run them at roughly 34 and 39 respectively and drop it down to the "bottom" limit of 33/36 for rough terrain.

Question #1 - Am I dropping the pressure down enough?
Qustion #2+ - If I slash a tire out there by myself could an inner tube tube potentially save the day? I carry a plug kit and pump, but that can't fix a cut or a slash. I'd happily carry a tube if it would work in a pinch.



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