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Old 09-09-2013, 10:33 AM   #10966
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I'm going to send in my application in hopes of finding someone to ride with out there this Saturday. Anyone want in? If not, hopefully I'll bump into someone to tag with.

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If I hadn't already paid to camp at LBL I'd go.

The weekend weather is looking awesome.
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:36 AM   #10967
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hope you're taking a trials bike!
Hey BUGMAN - come on with us !

I believe it's the last weekend of the year they'll be open ? ? ?
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:14 PM   #10968
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sounds like fun but we have a group riding street in the smokies this weekend, Thanks
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:46 PM   #10969
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Any of yous TN boys do the LBL freestyle/sharting jump?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...1&postcount=13
Pretty sure thats the same one i came across last week out cruising before work. Managed to hit it at about 55-60 on the dr. Good times. Terrible idea.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:25 PM   #10970
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Back by popular demand...
Come get some "Cheap Beaver"

Here's the link:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...1#post22291191
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:51 PM   #10971
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Back by popular demand...
Come get some "Cheap Beaver"

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any jack-assery involved??
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:53 PM   #10972
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My 2 cents FWIW ? ? ?

I've had a plated 2 stroke before - yea it's cool but - you rarely have the opportunity to use it the way you want too (road sections, Hickman, stuff like that.) Plus smokers just don't ride well on road sections......BUT, yes you can do it.

If you're wanting a lighter dirt bike - I'd look for a tagged 450. You can ride them anywhere - they have plenty of power for road sections - light enough to flick around. Heck, I bet 60% ?? of the bikes at the LBL were 450s.

PLUS - get you a 450 and you can go be a jackass with us in East-TN / NC
i would really like a 450 but the 250 is what i have for now. i could be 1/2 a jackass...
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:24 AM   #10973
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any jack-assery involved??
Noooooooooooo..........never.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:26 AM   #10974
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i would really like a 450 but the 250 is what i have for now. i could be 1/2 a jackass...
That's okay. People call me 1/2 ass too.

Hope you can make it.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:41 AM   #10975
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All good points. I have never had a 2 stroke bigger than 49cc, and I saw a 220 recently for cheap. I told Troy I would love to get an xr400 but don't want to kick it. Who knows what I might end up with if anything else.
Everybody needs 2 or 3 bikes but, the nice thing about the KLR is that it's good enough to do anything (except motocross) you need a bike to do. My KLR will be the last bike in my stable if I have to start selling off.

My 450 EXC is waaaay more fun in the woods but, even if it was plated I still wouldn't ride it to the Dragon. Next years LBL 200 will be easier for you once you get that Ricor installed. A 450 or something like a KDX 220 would still be like floating on a pillow of air in comparison though.

Just follow your heart my friend & if it leads you to another bike in the shed....... Well, it's better than a sharp stick in the eye.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:12 AM   #10976
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Everybody needs 2 or 3 bikes but, the nice thing about the KLR is that it's good enough to do anything (except motocross) you need a bike to do. My KLR will be the last bike in my stable if I have to start selling off.
I don't think you could have said it any better. The 200 is doable on the big bike, as long as you remember it's limits and adjust your pace accordingly. I enjoy the versatility of riding in with all my camping gear, taking a long adventure ride the day before, running the 200, then riding to work the next day all on the same bike.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:18 PM   #10977
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THIS candy ass will in the truck, running the AC, sipping a beer.

I have conquered all the extreme moto challenges I need to in this lifetime. There was a time I would have loved to try the Extreme Enduros and Erzberg type riding. I'm perfectly content with the Candy Ass label today, and would be glad to give the paramedics any info they need to help you.

My experience has been that every great adventure involves a certain degree of risk and no small serving of misery. My "candyass" remark had more to do with those who let the thoughts of risk & misery dissuade them from ever hanging it all out there in the first place.

But,once you've given something a go...and maybe realized that it pegged the suck meter, I reckon it's perfectly acceptable to reflect on the dreadful affair and resign yourself to never subject yourself to it again. :
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:04 PM   #10978
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Back by popular demand...
Come get some "Cheap Beaver"
Brenda, Ginger and myself are maybes for this rally.....I figure if I bring two women we won't freeze like we did in the spring!
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:17 PM   #10979
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My experience has been that every great adventure involves a certain degree of risk and no small serving of misery. My "candyass" remark had more to do with those who let the thoughts of risk & misery dissuade them from ever hanging it all out there in the first place.

But,once you've given something a go...and maybe realized that it pegged the suck meter, I reckon it's perfectly acceptable to reflect on the dreadful affair and resign yourself to never subject yourself to it again. :

BINGO!

I'm not making an excuse here, just rambling...... I guess I've almost had my quota of "Great Adventures". I've ridden the Renfro Valley Dual Sport rides 5-6 times. The weather has included Rain, Snow, LOTS of rain, tornado's, even more rain with floods, and crazy thunderstorms. (with rain). It has been an adventure very time, including me hitting an S-10 truck driven by a KY State Trooper, (almost $2k damage to the truck) and riding a KDX220 down I-75 because we were WAY off course

At a Hare Scrambles in Linton, KY in the early '80's, the rain was melting the snow. The temp was 33 deg, the race was supposed to be 6 laps. It was so miserable, they changed it to 4 laps in the middle of the race. I had finished 2 laps when they flagged me down saying it was over. I still came in 5th in class, only finishing two laps. (plus, on my 2nd lap, I had to stop and pull 2fast4u, and his bike, out of a small, but deep, fast running creek, but that's a whole other story) An ATV Race, also in Linton, with a tornado at the end. ...another day in the mud to travel 10 trail miles, ....offroad moto camping, with a low of 8 deg, ....Tail of the Dragon in a thunderstorm, ....deep water crossings, ....trailside repairs, etc., etc,.

The capper was the Carter Mtn. ride. Started fine, great trails, then the shit hit the fan. The tight trails on a DRZ and 2-3 struggles up hills, cooked me to the point of a heat stroke. I was disoriented and totally drained, literally barely making it back. At one point riding against the grain to avoid going down a hill, and raiding what I guess was a hunting cabin looking for water.

I have not endured every horror known to the moto-world, but I have had enough adversity to PROUDLY wear the "Candy Ass" badge, and snicker at the ones who still - feel the need - to prove something to themselves.

My mindset these days? If it ain't fun, I ain't doin' it.

p.s. - the Trans-Am Trail, ADV ride to Alaska, Barstow-to-Vegas, Colorado/Moab, and maybe even a ride down Baja still sounds like a lot of fun!
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:57 AM   #10980
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2Fast4u! The ninja made it to the top of the reddit dualsport subreddit:

http://www.reddit.com/r/Dualsport/co...l_sport_ninja/
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