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Old 03-25-2013, 07:27 AM   #62686
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Mornin Doc.

it was chilly this morning, so I decided to adventure drive my toyota to work.

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Old 03-25-2013, 07:29 AM   #62687
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Mornin Doc.

it was chilly this morning, so I decided to adventure drive my toyota to work.


27 at my house this morning. I'm staying indoors till worktime.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:33 AM   #62688
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Mornin Doc.

it was chilly this morning, so I decided to adventure drive my toyota to work.

I did the same in the Jeep. Just wasn't feeling it this morning for the bike. I'm soo ready for nicer weather.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:03 AM   #62689
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Jai Dee, sure have enjoyed my F800GS . I have been a lot of miles and have no complaints. It will go just about anywhere. It is on the heavy side and you can sure tell when it decides to take a nap somewhere. Great on dirt roads and long highway trips. A lot of work on more difficult trails. She will do it but you have to earn it.
Having said all that I will probably sale my 800 and stick with the Husqvarna TR 650 for my all purpose for a least the next few years.
Thanks for the insights! They're very helpful. If I were to get a GS (where in the h_ell would I hide if from the wife? ) I'd want it primarily to do long trips that were most probably 50% older highways and 50% dirt/gravel roads.

I'd definitely keep my WRR for the more challenging back roads and trails. I love the light weight and maneuverability of that Yamaha, but on the long trip I took with it last year (fully loaded) I found myself wanting something a bit heavier and more road (paved) oriented bucking the high winds and/or cruising above 65 mph. However, when I got into the mud and sand I was sure glad I wasn't on anything bigger.



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Old 03-25-2013, 08:06 AM   #62690
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Mornin Doc.

it was chilly this morning, so I decided to adventure drive my toyota to work.

didya lean into the turns?
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:07 AM   #62691
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JaiDee

if I recall 10cup had a 800gs, before the wr250r

I seem to recall him referring to it as a heavy pig, but now has a r1200gs...

so?



NateLepain sure has put the hurt and mileage on his 650 beemer bike.

I sold the bike that both of my kiddos learned to ride on today, I am actually kind of sad.
the $$ will go towards bigger bike stuff for them, but, ahhh the memories.
I'd forgotten about 10Cup having the 800. Getting old I guess. Thanks for the reminder on that.

Sounds like it's time for you to add to the stable if you're selling off old bikes.

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:07 AM   #62692
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didya lean into the turns?
He had to lay her down.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:09 AM   #62693
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He had to lay her down.
Darn the luck!

I hope he didn't spill his beerz....
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:43 AM   #62694
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didya lean into the turns?
no but I did some lane splitting, and popped a wheelie!

no beerz were spilled!

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Old 03-25-2013, 09:01 AM   #62695
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no but I did some lane splitting, and popped a wheelie!

no beerz were spilled!

alright there knieval..hope you were wearing a helmet.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:36 AM   #62696
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The helmet is how he carried his beer. He uses it like a purse.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:03 AM   #62697
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What a week of camping and riding! We went to the Razorback Rider camp wednesday through sunday. Weather was great wednesday then it was up and down from rain, sleet and snow. Yesterday was by far the worst, wind and snow all day. The racers and work crews had it bad. Lots of racers wet, cold and stuck. I had to ride at about 2pm and only had to sweep 20 miles of the long course. I kept pretty warm but my finger went numb quickly from the cold arse clutch lever!
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:14 AM   #62698
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It wasn't ideal conditions for a race to be sure.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:27 AM   #62699
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What a week of camping and riding! We went to the Razorback Rider camp wednesday through sunday. Weather was great wednesday then it was up and down from rain, sleet and snow. Yesterday was by far the worst, wind and snow all day. The racers and work crews had it bad. Lots of racers wet, cold and stuck. I had to ride at about 2pm and only had to sweep 20 miles of the long course. I kept pretty warm but my finger went numb quickly from the cold arse clutch lever!
I decided to celebrate my 41st birthday by riding the WR Enduro. It was brutal, but the 4 of my buds that started together all finished. Hands were numb at the start line, but warmed quickly on the nasty single track. When the trail opened up on top of the mountain, things got bad. 30+ MPH wind and snow/ice flakes that felt like BBs. Crossing a thousand logs, uphill, that are covered in snow kinda sucks. I had several nightmares about slick logs last night. The section from the last check point back to camp was mostly dirt roads and was the worst due to the wind. By the time I got back to camp I had face planted in the mud about 8 times, got stuck twice, hit several trees and busted up all the plastic on my bike, both hands and feet were frozen so bad I couldn't even work the buckles on my boots. Knowing that I finished was the only good feeling I had all day. Thanks to the Razorback Riders, Ted and all the other workers and volunteers that worked so hard to make all of the riders feel so bad. Can't wait to do it again next year!
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:40 AM   #62700
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I couldnt believe they put the last check SO FAR away from camp! That road ride back had to be miserable. Good on you for finishing a tough race! If I was there to race it I would have went home lol!

I agree on those log crossings, you should have seen what they made the long course guys run through. I rode it on thursday while it was sleeting and helped arrow it, I was not looking forward to sunday with all the rain and mud.

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I decided to celebrate my 41st birthday by riding the WR Enduro. It was brutal, but the 4 of my buds that started together all finished. Hands were numb at the start line, but warmed quickly on the nasty single track. When the trail opened up on top of the mountain, things got bad. 30+ MPH wind and snow/ice flakes that felt like BBs. Crossing a thousand logs, uphill, that are covered in snow kinda sucks. I had several nightmares about slick logs last night. The section from the last check point back to camp was mostly dirt roads and was the worst due to the wind. By the time I got back to camp I had face planted in the mud about 8 times, got stuck twice, hit several trees and busted up all the plastic on my bike, both hands and feet were frozen so bad I couldn't even work the buckles on my boots. Knowing that I finished was the only good feeling I had all day. Thanks to the Razorback Riders, Ted and all the other workers and volunteers that worked so hard to make all of the riders feel so bad. Can't wait to do it again next year!
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