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Old 07-08-2011, 11:16 AM   #2191
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Tapatalk ROX !

have fun !
Thanks Paul; enjoying your recent photos! Tapatalk is fun so far ... Got married, she got me a blog (so I could start posting pics to ADV), she got rid of my old cell phone and plan, got me a smart phone and downloaded Tapatalk for me ...

Guess I'm a work in progress ... Ha!

So far tt is the killer smartphone app for me ...

Here's a pic from the Siuslaw National Forest ... On the Oregon coast near Florence ...

We're on streetbikes ('99 VFR & '88 K75s) but had to get off 101 S to get away from traffic ... 299 S and forest roads between 20 & 34 and 34 & 36 (Deadwood) & 126 & 101 ..

The forest roads here are maintained to rental-car standards ... just incredible.

We camped at the Sweetwater Beaver Creek trailhead ... Waterfalls and saw a family of four otters this am ... Fun!

OK ... See you around the campfire ... -- SFMCjohn
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:02 PM   #2192
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I just bought a 2009 GS Adventure last week. How can I join a club in N. Cal? I live in Orinda, CA.
I appreciate any assistance. Thank you
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:54 AM   #2193
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here are a few pics from my stonyford weekend.



Hey... I recognize that spot! That's the "Kick IXAB's Ass On Mile 70" scenic rest area. We were going up, and there was a moment or two where I considered just sticking a for sale sign on my Husky and walking out.

Nice pics!
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:58 AM   #2194
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HAHA

its steep, loose and rocky

those 3 elements make a "FUN" downhill ride
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:03 PM   #2195
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Hey... I recognize that spot! That's the "Kick IXAB's Ass On Mile 70" scenic rest area. We were going up, and there was a moment or two where I considered just sticking a for sale sign on my Husky and walking out.

Nice pics!
What's the technique for something like this?
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:06 PM   #2196
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HAHA

its steep, loose and rocky

those 3 elements make a "Death Wish" downhill ride

Fixed!
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:06 PM   #2197
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What's the technique for something like this?
Ride with Paul so he can take your bike down.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:15 PM   #2198
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What's the technique for something like this?

Ideally, standing on the pegs, crouched/knees bent with your weight over the bars, elbows up and ON THE GAS while looking as far ahead as you can see.

Easier said than done unless you do it often enough.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:15 PM   #2199
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Ideally, standing on the pegs, crouched/knees bent with your weight over the bars, elbows up and ON THE GAS while looking as far ahead as you can see.

Easier said than done unless you do it often enough.

I think he meant the downhill part. Or maybe not...
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:20 PM   #2200
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for really steep downhill stuff many guys do this technique

1. turn the bike off in first gear
2. use your clutch as your rear brake and use your front brake normally (use lots of front brake when the bike is straight up and not turning) if the front starts to slide when braking let up some.
3. CONTROL YOUR SPEED !!
4. look far ahead and pick your line way before you get there
5. some guys just lock the rear brake and then worry about the front brake for slowing down when its really steep
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:46 PM   #2201
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:40 AM   #2202
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I think he meant the downhill part. Or maybe not...

Again standing crouched/bent knees with your ass as far back as possible. Lots of rear brake and or engine off. First gear is to low and will skid vs roll the wheel. Front brake for control but don't lock the wheel or else. Look ahead to where you want to go. Let it roll.

Andy, We need some more Mendo time.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:59 AM   #2203
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Again standing crouched/bent knees with your ass as far back as possible. Lots of rear brake and or engine off. First gear is to low and will skid vs roll the wheel. Front brake for control but don't lock the wheel or else. Look ahead to where you want to go. Let it roll.

Andy, We need some more Mendo time.
Mendo!

That's interesting about first gear... might need to go practice at Metcalf.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:34 PM   #2204
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you had to be there, Bert jumps to the front of the bus (already a little under the influence) and says he was going to be our tour guide. within a minute his shirt is off.. I have no idea why..

Hey Paul...when Bert writes the book, I'll read it cover to cover! Great Pics.

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Old 07-12-2011, 12:37 PM   #2205
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He can be an interesting fellow to have around but when you need help he always steps right up. Even when he knows it will leave him in pain for the next ten days.
So true. Hope you like the 600lbs TV?
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