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Old 03-31-2012, 02:44 AM   #3001
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How do those little 250s do fully loaded at that altitude? I am guessing you are up at least 12000 ft, possibly higher. I bet those little bikes are breathing hard up those roads! Looks like the view is well worth it
Hey, Doug!

As you say, the view is worth it. That is the one place from last year's trip we returned to and the one place the 250 Tornado struggles. In fact, at that elevation (~10,000ft) the Tornado becomes more of a just a light breeze.

Some serious clutch action to get it in it's power band if you stop. There are plenty of stops.

In it's defense, it did do it, though. Great little bikes for the kind of riding there. If you're there and doing high speed runs you've missed the point, IMO.

Back to reality now. Looks like I may have some cards to download and sift through. Curious if any of the GoPro stuff came out.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:48 AM   #3002
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Hello

Hello everyone.

I wanted to introduce myself. I grew up in northern VT, NH and was actually born in ME. My family will be heading up to the Brighton area in a couple weeks. I'm interested in the road conditions up there. Understand it may be a bit muddy. I was hoping to get some trail riding in.

Quick question about the snow machine trails. Are they all open to bike riding? I've seen people riding quads on some of the trails, but haven't seen too many riding dirt bikes. Too wet?

I'd love to find some good trails in that area. Any suggestions?

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Old 03-31-2012, 05:18 AM   #3003
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What Crappy Scenery!! How do you stand it down there?!?!?


In goodol' form I had to try a 'stitch' shot...



Gives one a much better idea of just how much it sucked.
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:29 AM   #3004
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where was that EC?
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:35 AM   #3005
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where was that EC?
Between Alaska and Siberia,Costa Rica.

Zoom in here and have a look around.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:17 PM   #3006
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The first few days, blasting through the water crossings is a bit of a novelty. A few days later, once you realize your feet are rotting off the ends of your legs because your boots won't dry out, you tend to change your strategy a bit.

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Old 03-31-2012, 01:53 PM   #3007
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Christmas in March

500 slab miles yesterday to bring home a new toy. Original owner bought a 2009 leftover in May 2010. Never offroad, never down. Now to get it dirty.



He really rode the hell out it, no?



A big tip 'o the hat to Nice_Rumble for finding this primo bike. Thanks, Skip!
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:12 PM   #3008
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500 slab miles yesterday to bring home a new toy. Original owner bought a 2009 leftover in May 2010. Never offroad, never down. Now to get it dirty.



He really rode the hell out it, no?



A big tip 'o the hat to Nice_Rumble for finding this primo bike. Thanks, Skip!


Wow! Very Sweet!!
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:15 PM   #3009
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Between Alaska and Siberia,Costa Rica.

Zoom in here and have a look around.

Between Alaska and Siberia... Now that's funny! How hot was it down there again?

Looks awesome, definitely movin up on the TDList. Just have to convince the wife now
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:47 PM   #3010
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500 slab miles yesterday to bring home a new toy. Original owner bought a 2009 leftover in May 2010. Never offroad, never down. Now to get it dirty.



He really rode the hell out it, no?



A big tip 'o the hat to Nice_Rumble for finding this primo bike. Thanks, Skip!
Nice heard good things about the 250R.
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:33 PM   #3011
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500 slab miles yesterday to bring home a new toy. Original owner bought a 2009 leftover in May 2010. Never offroad, never down. Now to get it dirty.



He really rode the hell out it, no?



A big tip 'o the hat to Nice_Rumble for finding this primo bike. Thanks, Skip!


Think yer gonna like that bike, Art.
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:33 PM   #3012
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Think yer gonna like that bike, Art.
Yup. (If I ever learn to ride dirt. )
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:33 AM   #3013
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Stupid stupid Rotary

The Broad St. Rotary reached up and bit me. 3/4s of the way around and my shiny R1200GS is laying on my left leg sliding toward the curb and the left side case if flipping through the air. Side case mount broke off, cylinder head cover and spark plug cover all scraped up. Worst of all the side stand took a lot of the hit and the switch was busted open.
Got it home sputtering but it won't run when you put it in gear. Replaced the switch. Still no joy. Sent it off to Second Wind for the 6000 mile service and to fix the interlock. I want my bike back.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:48 AM   #3014
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500 slab miles yesterday to bring home a new toy. Original owner bought a 2009 leftover in May 2010. Never offroad, never down. Now to get it dirty.





A big tip 'o the hat to Nice_Rumble for finding this primo bike. Thanks, Skip!

Kule!! Looks kinda like mine, but yours is a lot nicer. I just picked mine up w/ 3k miles a couple months ago. If you and Skip are doing any local dirty training rides you'll have to ping me (I know Skip from his FJRForum days)
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:17 AM   #3015
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Kule!! Looks kinda like mine, but yours is a lot nicer. I just picked mine up w/ 3k miles a couple months ago. If you and Skip are doing any local dirty training rides you'll have to ping me (I know Skip from his FJRForum days)

I hope so.
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