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Old 08-02-2013, 11:50 AM   #24691
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Thanks guys. I don't want to try the scout rear after hearing about the offroad stopping issues with that slick strip in the center of the rear and the wet handling issues as well. Do they make a version for tubes as well or do folks just use this tire with tubes? I am not knowledgeable enough to know about possible bead issues.
No problem using tubes in tubeless tire, just not the other way round.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:32 PM   #24692
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I am not sure how his shoulder is doing. Better I hope..
Ptown and DM, thanks for checking. Still feeling it but less so.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:38 PM   #24693
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Anyone have experience with these tires:

http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Prod...083-AS402.aspx
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No experience, but they look just like Shinko 705's.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:59 PM   #24694
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No experience, but they look just like Shinko 705's.
But said to be better while being cheaper. It will be better off road than what I have now.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:04 PM   #24695
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No experience, but they look just like Shinko 705's.
They have a little more space between the blocks.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:45 PM   #24696
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I am not sure how his shoulder is doing. Better I hope. I hope it was just soft tissue damage and not more. I am not going to make it out to the mountains this weekend. I am just going to run around here some and get some chores done. What KTM do you have??

If Poondangle is Dan then his issues are a bit more soft tissue... (over in Hampton Roads Chatter...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...8228&page=1140
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:25 PM   #24697
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If Poondangle is Dan then his issues are a bit more soft tissue... (over in Hampton Roads Chatter...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...8228&page=1140
Dan being refered to is ddlewis who responded a couple posts back.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:17 PM   #24698
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I am not sure how his shoulder is doing. Better I hope. I hope it was just soft tissue damage and not more. I am not going to make it out to the mountains this weekend. I am just going to run around here some and get some chores done. What KTM do you have??
ktm exc 500 2013 , seems light but not as comfy as the tiger . think about doing the shen 500 , see you next ride
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:31 PM   #24699
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If Poondangle is Dan then his issues are a bit more soft tissue... (over in Hampton Roads Chatter...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...8228&page=1140
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:36 PM   #24700
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I have state farm and they were the cheapest for my kawasaki 636 . they do go by c.c. not type of bike . but I think this is a package car/bike . ball park 500 per year for a new bike around 10,000 - 12,000 full coverage . give them a call
I am a SF agent and I'd love to help any of the inmates with their insurance needs.

We use to go by cc. That has changed recently but I still think we do a great job, especially if you haven't melted your license with tickets and aren't 17.

Pm me and we can talk.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:48 PM   #24701
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The High Alpine "Loop" (my bad) is the jeep trail that runs in a big loop from Lake City, to Animas Forks, to Silverton, to Ouray, and back to Lake City. It is about 65 miles total, and requires a 4x4 vehicle for most of it. They specifically designate that an AWD SUV is not sufficient because it lacks the low gearing and high clearances necessary. The jeep forums recommend two days to negotiate it.

Our part of the TAT took us from Lake City, west and up Cinnamon Pass (elev 12,640'), then down to Animas Forks (elev. 11,200'), then up to California Pass (elev. 12,930'), and out to the Million Dollar Highway via Corkscrew Pass (elev. 12,600). Corkscrew Pass, in my humble opinion, was the scariest thing I've ever done on two wheels. Steep downhill, at least 4 180 degree switchbacks on dirt and loose rock, sheer drop-offs, and so loose that at times we could not stop the bikes, literally, because even with full brake lock on both wheels, they would keep sliding downhill on the trail. But I'm sure you experienced that.

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Gotcha.. we are on the same page now...

That last section I skipped.. I am now very happy I did... It is quite unsettling when you cannot stop... this is the single biggest lesson I have learned on this trip.. (on California Pass) and that is 'let it roll as you have no choice' ... and you actually have more control when it is rolling.. which is what I learned :)

Chat more soon.. Home Sunday. The fires toasted my last riding day in Oregon so I did the Pacific Coast Highway...

The worse thing (but probably my favorite memory of this whole trip) is that yesterday my butt was getting sore riding home so I stopped at Walmart and got one of those blow up stadium seats... filled up with fuel and headed out of Salt Lake toward Meeker Co. at dark.... It got cold fast so about 20 minutes out of SL I pulled off to put on my heavier gear.... I was sorta tired at this point... and was adjusting that new blow up seat thing while I was getting back on the bike and ... bammm... it fell over.

I just couldn't pick it up this time as I was just tired. So... after sitting there for about 20 minutes... a car finally pulled over with two very young girls in it and asked if they could help... I said I needed some help to pick up the cycle.. and thanks.. I'll catch the next group of guys that come by...

Well... she quickly said she was a rock climber and gave me the sorta 'really' look.... so I said 'common!'..

We were up in no time :)

I love the girls of our next generation!


(oh and I called it a 'pass' .. you said 'loop' both times... so actually 'my' bad :) ... lol
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:36 PM   #24702
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:35 AM   #24703
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Anyone been back to training grounds recently?

Haven't been there since this spring and the sprouting NT signs.

Wondered if anyone had visited. If it really hasn't been ridden it is overgrown bad due to all the rain and likely a mess.

If you look on google maps "for wheeling richmond va" has made it on to the google map base behind the martins.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:56 AM   #24704
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Recuiting for small bike camping trip.

Hi guys, I have three day weekends for the next couple of weekends. I would like to take a small bike camping trip to the George Washington National Forest. I am looking for 2-3 inmates to come along.

Here is the plan:
1. Trailer bikes to launch spot near the GWNF.
2. Ride all day.
3. Find a camp spot.
4. Repeat until Sunday.

I am up for leaving Thursday evening or early Friday morning 0400ish
Trip dates would be 8-11 or 15-18 August.

This map shows the general area I am looking at riding in. I want to ride in the forest area shown in green on the map. The blue is highlighting the general area where I would like to leave the car and start riding from.


What to expect:
1. Primitive camping off of the bikes. No amenities, shower or bathroom facilities.
2. No set route. I use paper maps for navigation, and I don't carry a GPS or have a real route planned. There will be some getting lost, backtracking, and random exploring of dead end roads. I am just looking for the most fun stuff to ride. That said, I am trying to ride coal road, shoe creek, and to make it down to the Pedlar OHV area.
3. A focus on finding the gnarliest dirt that is out there.
4. Having a great time in the forest.

Here is a video from a similar trip last year to give you an idea of what to expect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZoqYde0WVQ

I can provide a ride for one person and their bike from Newport News.
PM me for further details or if you want to join the ride.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:43 AM   #24705
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Richmond Va chatter

The great bag give away is now closed.

I think I have people who are interested in each and every one now. Keep in touch with me to work out delivery options and I'll sort who gets what mainly by order of pm's and dibs taken.

Just to be clear if you PMd me asking for bags (but may or may not had a chance to post in the forum), you just need to let me know how to get them to you.

Thanks everyone!!











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