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Old 06-05-2014, 03:13 PM   #28846
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Oh yeah I look like this.
Some selfies shouldn't be made public. .......

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Old 06-05-2014, 03:15 PM   #28847
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I just feel a little sideways today.


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Old 06-05-2014, 03:27 PM   #28848
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I just feel a little sideways today.
LOL!

You don't know what sideways is until you've been through the imbalance issue I'm fighting. Sucks!

Guess that's why they kinda looked "normal."

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Old 06-05-2014, 05:31 PM   #28849
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:56 PM   #28850
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I somehow missed the planning for the Saturday RTE. Is there a planned restaurant? Or is this all pretty impromptu. I was already planning to go riding this Saturday on the DL650. I just hadn't planned where when or if with anyone else.

Scottsville at noon means I can sleep late, or possibly get up at a decent time and wander a bit before getting there.

Of course, I was already possibly thinking of having lunch at that place on 151. Decided I prefer them on Saturdays because you are not stuck with the buffet and can eat whenever you get there.

Hey Madstrom, you listening to the thread at all?

Thanks for the thought but I'm committed for Saturday. My wife and I are going to Christiansburg for my grandson's 9th birthday.
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:49 PM   #28851
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Scottsville is a little far for me on Sunday. Maybe some other time. But I'm definitely looking for some people to go riding with.
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:56 PM   #28852
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Totally missed that you guys were talking about Sunday.

Madstrom have fun in C-burg. If you get a chance run the Pontiac through Ellet Valley.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:51 PM   #28853
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Totally missed that you guys were talking about Sunday.

Madstrom have fun in C-burg. If you get a chance run the Pontiac through Ellet Valley.
I have several times. I just bail out from I-81 at Ironto. It just eats up the curves in there. I've run my Wee Strom through there a few times as well. There are some great roads in that area.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:50 PM   #28854
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Totally missed that you guys were talking about Sunday.

Madstrom have fun in C-burg. If you get a chance run the Pontiac through Ellet Valley.

Ellet valley is worth the trip. Been to Audie Murphy?

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Old 06-06-2014, 10:11 AM   #28855
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OK, so I have a serious question. I am setting up some obstacles for the Morton's BMW Off-Road Training class coming up on June 21. We are in pretty good shape but I am looking for a few more things to help with the training. We have a big pile of cinder blocks that are piled just off a farm road. I could easily haul them into a position where they could be ridden through. I was envisioning a pit about 20' long and perhaps 5 or 6 feet wide. I could break them up into chunks with little effort (couple of magazines of .308 from an FAL should do the trick).

My question is, would cinder block be too rough on motorcycle tires? At BMW's training center, they had a similar obstacle but with granite rocks about the size of softballs. I just worry that the surface of the cinder blocks would be a bad idea. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:20 AM   #28856
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OK, so I have a serious question. I am setting up some obstacles for the Morton's BMW Off-Road Training class coming up on June 21. We are in pretty good shape but I am looking for a few more things to help with the training. We have a big pile of cinder blocks that are piled just off a farm road. I could easily haul them into a position where they could be ridden through. I was envisioning a pit about 20' long and perhaps 5 or 6 feet wide. I could break them up into chunks with little effort (couple of magazines of .308 from an FAL should do the trick).

My question is, would cinder block be too rough on motorcycle tires? At BMW's training center, they had a similar obstacle but with granite rocks about the size of softballs. I just worry that the surface of the cinder blocks would be a bad idea. Any thoughts?
My thoughts are this. I'd be hesitant to ride over a pile of broken cinder-blocks. That's saying something because we all know I only wash my GS when I ride in the rain. Rocks are roundish and solid. Broken Cinder-blocks are squarish and have right angles. Not only do they have to potential for flipping up and tearing up the rims, but I'd worry about them actually breaking again with a GS riding over them. There is nothing like having your front wheel shift on you when you are on the pegs and trying to balance and power over obstacles.

Just my 2 cents. Wish it were closer because I've got hundreds of tons of rocks here in WV you could have. But moving them might be cost prohibitive. Are you going to have one of them big teeter-totters? They be fun.

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Old 06-06-2014, 10:22 AM   #28857
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OK, so I have a serious question. I am setting up some obstacles for the Morton's BMW Off-Road Training class coming up on June 21. We are in pretty good shape but I am looking for a few more things to help with the training. We have a big pile of cinder blocks that are piled just off a farm road. I could easily haul them into a position where they could be ridden through. I was envisioning a pit about 20' long and perhaps 5 or 6 feet wide. I could break them up into chunks with little effort (couple of magazines of .308 from an FAL should do the trick).

My question is, would cinder block be too rough on motorcycle tires? At BMW's training center, they had a similar obstacle but with granite rocks about the size of softballs. I just worry that the surface of the cinder blocks would be a bad idea. Any thoughts?
I'm not participating, but that would be my thought. Personally, I think I'd pass on that idea.

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Old 06-06-2014, 10:43 AM   #28858
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That's what I needed. Thanks guys. Hauling a load of rocks at this point is cost prohibitive so I'll work on other ideas. I'm thinking a series of logs sunk into soft dirt for about 30' might be fun.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:53 AM   #28859
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That's what I needed. Thanks guys. Hauling a load of rocks at this point is cost prohibitive so I'll work on other ideas. I'm thinking a series of logs sunk into soft dirt for about 30' might be fun.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:58 AM   #28860
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An Adventure actually but yes. However, this is being done for the off-road training class where there will be everything from 650 to 1200 and covering a variety of skill levels. The logs would clearly be for more advanced riders.
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