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Old 11-19-2011, 03:00 PM   #4066
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If anybody's going to comes across these thugs, it's probably going to be one of us.

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Old 11-19-2011, 03:03 PM   #4067
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That's exactly what I bought. Probably the best you'll find in the sub-$250 price range.

My only complaint with them might be the rather smooth tread. Otherwise, great value for the money.




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A buddy bought a pair of these this summer, and they are a very nice and solid boot. Not too pricey and very little breaking time.

http://www.atomic-moto.com/Gaerne-GX-1-Boot_p_82.html
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:28 PM   #4068
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How are these at keeping out water? Is a wet foot just one of the trade offs to the benefits of an mx boot? The boots that claim to be waterproof don't look like the mx boot.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:02 PM   #4069
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How are these at keeping out water? Is a wet foot just one of the trade offs to the benefits of an mx boot? The boots that claim to be waterproof don't look like the mx boot.
My Gortex boots are real good at holding in water. Water seeps in through the top and my feet warm it up to my body temperature.
Plastic bags over my socks only mean deeper water is needed to fill them up.
Last spring, a rider had large garbage bags up to his hips. Guess what happened?
He found a nice deep water hole and decided to fall in sideways, over his head.
I remember him bragging how well prepared he was with those big bags.
You can't win. Just bring some spare socks and plastic bags.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:29 PM   #4070
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I took a rip through the Spruce Ridge Pit today. I tried to explore as many side trails as I could but I didn't want to push it to hard when I was by myself.

A nice little place to go explore if you're short on time and want to get a good offroad fix.

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Old 11-19-2011, 05:45 PM   #4071
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I went for a ride late this afternoon. Not a proper ride, mind you but I did manage to do some off-roading -- all within about 3 or 4 Kms of my house (in the Glebe area). Mostly, I was just up to no good, screwing around like a teenager.


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Old 11-19-2011, 05:57 PM   #4072
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Nothing like a bit of "Urban Offroading" or "Urbancross" depending on who you talk to.

A friend of mine wants to setup a cross city course/route that includes some empty lots, dirt trails, and a few choice stair cases. I'd love to do it minus the potentially getting arrested part.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:18 PM   #4073
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Ha. I was doing some rolling burnouts and wheelie practice in the far corner of the parking lot at Landdowne for 10 minutes before I noticed a cop car parked a short distance away (probably on break). At that point I figured I had nothing to lose since there was no way he hadn't already seen me so I kept going for another few minutes.

Earlier this summer, I saw a couple of young punks riding their 2-stroke motocross bikes up and down the stair case in the parking garage at St. Laurent Shopping Centre on a quiet Sunday evening. They definitely had skillz.



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Nothing like a bit of "Urban Offroading" or "Urbancross" depending on who you talk to.

A friend of mine wants to setup a cross city course/route that includes some empty lots, dirt trails, and a few choice stair cases. I'd love to do it minus the potentially getting arrested part.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:20 PM   #4074
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I took a rip through the Spruce Ridge Pit today. I tried to explore as many side trails as I could but I didn't want to push it to hard when I was by myself.

A nice little place to go explore if you're short on time and want to get a good offroad fix.
I've done a little exploring there before too! Some fun tight stuff too. I imagine that some of it gets pretty wet at times. A few places that would be under water or very muddy if it wasn't as dry as it is now.

There is also a powerline to explore not to far from there. Old Almonte and Howie rd. If you head south on Howie it turns into a nice trail that leads to a powerline.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:27 PM   #4075
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Should anyone be interested, I have a lead on a 2009 WR250R/X with 1600 miles (with a set of dirt wheels and supermoto wheels) and lots, and lots of $$ upgrades. It's being sold by the brother-in-law of the guy I bought mine from. They both bought identical bikes with plans to ride together, but then their wives got in the way. He will be asking $6,300 but it can be had for $5,500. It's not advertised yet, but it will be posted in the flea market in a few days.

Located an hour's drive north of NYC. If you might be interested, let me know and I'll pass along the guy's contact info. I can also answer questions about the RIV import process, and you're welcome to use my motorcycle trailer.





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Old 11-19-2011, 06:43 PM   #4076
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:13 PM   #4077
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I know.... I know.... But shit, it looks even better than mine. It's definitely got more bling. Probably $1,000 just in carbon fibre parts alone, never mind the wheels, hubs, 2 sets of brake rotors, exhaust, skid plate, aftermarket seat, etc.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:34 PM   #4078
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:51 PM   #4079
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:03 PM   #4080
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