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Old 05-07-2012, 07:10 AM   #7636
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well the boot camp was awesome.
anyone who wanted to go but missed it, you are in for a treat for the next one!
i am so damn sore right now it hurts to type...
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:21 AM   #7637
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I'm a bunch sore myself. Test session, Lake Carey. 63 mph on the gps.

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Old 05-07-2012, 08:23 AM   #7638
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I'm a bunch sore myself. Test session, Lake Carey. 63 mph on the gps.
Cool.
Probably feels like 163.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:43 AM   #7639
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It does. Around 60 things move pretty quick. It is a hydro tunnel boat, and I played with the trim till it was real close to blow over. Now that gets your attention!
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:51 PM   #7640
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well the boot camp was awesome.
anyone who wanted to go but missed it, you are in for a treat for the next one!
i am so damn sore right now it hurts to type...
I'm looking forward to making up for my "worst of class" performance.
My two worst types of terrain were the focus, mud and soft sand.
If we had done a high percentage of hard pack, I would have fared better but then I would not have learned as much and found what I needed to focus on. I resolve to come at the next one with a bit more confidence in myself and my bike.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:01 PM   #7641
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I will do the next one. So you won't be the worst.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:11 PM   #7642
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I will do the next one. So you won't be the worst.
You didn't see me, I was so hoping it was something about the bike such as the tires but when he took a spin on it and went about 50-60mph in that stuff, that idea went out the window!
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:29 PM   #7643
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Riding dirt with a 17 up front is hard for a new dirt rider.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:07 PM   #7644
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Been there done that LOL
I have to laugh as I've stood at the top of similar hills a few years ago and said exactly the same thing. It takes practice to build confidence, and I still have a long way to go. At least it looked like sandy soil...much better than falling in rocks. Wouldnt mind trying that class if its done again.


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Here are two more videos from Saturday

In the first, my confidence was just gone and I was mentally and physically exhausted. So, I was the only one not to go down this hill. It was steeper than it looks in the video but that still is no excuse.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:41 AM   #7645
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Just uploaded another one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1M2x...ature=youtu.be
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #7646
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I am loving all this rain. Do it now before we leave.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:57 PM   #7647
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Nice video.
If you want to get some training in sand, I have three friends that teach a sand class in NJ, then take you out in the Pine Barrens for actual riding in the conditions.
One of the two teachers is a former motocross champ, and the other teacher still races and has won a bunch of races.
Up until I took the class, I was falling in the sand multiple times a day.
I haven't fallen since taking the class, in sand that is.
Gravel is a different story.
Can't wait til my leg heals so I can ride again.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:11 PM   #7648
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Nice video.
If you want to get some training in sand, I have three friends that teach a sand class in NJ, then take you out in the Pine Barrens for actual riding in the conditions.
One of the two teachers is a former motocross champ, and the other teacher still races and has won a bunch of races.
Up until I took the class, I was falling in the sand multiple times a day.
I haven't fallen since taking the class, in sand that is.
Gravel is a different story.
Can't wait til my leg heals so I can ride again.
He taught us well and my brain learned but has trouble telling the body what to do


I'm going to find some soft stuff locally to practice on over and over and over again until I retrain my instincts to do the right thing naturally without having to even think about it,

We did mud 1st thing in the morning and then this sand, the two things that currently most cripple me,
So now I need to put all my focus on that. Looks like evening runs in the quarry for me now on weekends
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:18 PM   #7649
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He taught us well and my brain learned but has trouble telling the body what to do


I'm going to find some soft stuff locally to practice on over and over and over again until I retrain my instincts to do the right thing naturally without having to even think about it,

We did mud 1st thing in the morning and then this sand, the two things that currently most cripple me,
So now I need to put all my focus on that. Looks like evening runs in the quarry for me now on weekends
Ah, ok. I didn't know he taught sand.
I watched your videos.
Looked like you guys had a great time.
And I wouldn't worry about not going down that hill.
It looked intimidating.
When I'm back to riding, I'll be heading to the Pine Barrens to ride with my friends.
You're more than welcome to come down and ride with us for practice and fun.
I usually trailer my bike down ever since the first time I rode my bike there.
I can slide my bike over and trailer yours as well if you don't want to ride all the way there.
If you're close to Havertown, you can just meet at my house.
If so, just let me know so I can get some more tie down straps and a front wheel chock.
The reason I have a trailer:
I rode a little over an hour to get there last September for the first time.
I rode all day at the Pine Barrens, then was riding back home through Cherry Hill when I got a flat in my front tire.
Almost went down in the middle of the highway because of it.
I was stuck on the side of the road with no tools, repair kit or tubes for a couple hours on a Sunday.
I ended up getting family members to go to U-Haul and renting a cycle trailer to come get me.
It's quite the sight seeing a Honda Accord towing a KLR 650 on a small trailer.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:27 PM   #7650
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I'm all way up sort of near Scranton.
But that doesn't count out taking a trip some time with you.
I have a friend that lives in Jackson, NJ and is just the sort of nut that saying I'm coming by him to ride might be what will finally push him over the edge to buy a dualsport.
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