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Old 01-24-2014, 07:21 AM   #1636
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How Sweet!
I think you are the one that will need adult supervision now.

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Old 01-24-2014, 08:01 AM   #1637
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And Stu,again,many singletrack trails are open above Chico,nobody here wants to ride. Bring a 2 stroke.
I will do that. Enjoying the heck outa our ST stuff right now, 6 riders on each of last two Saturdays. I'm looking forward to next year when off work and can take rv up and ride midweek with ya.

Anyone wanna ride some great higher sierra ST gimme a holler, the trails above FH are empty, due maybe to some snow and ice (two weeks ago). WST, FH T5 & T6 (thru burn area now open), should be able to complete loop through Duncan Cyn to Red Star Ridge to Soda Springs road soon, maybe next Saturday.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:05 AM   #1638
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This is my new girlfriend - followed me home from Ukiah Tuesday night:
That is purdy! If you don't give it away to footdragger, I will trade you straight across my oem sturdy metal pipe guards for those flimsy looking carbon ones. And that foreign looking can on the back.

We're going on ride with these bigger bikes in the a.m., change of pace. Enjoy!
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:21 AM   #1639
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I want to know what's lurking under that car cover?
This is all your fault for encouraging me to "get what you really want". The wife is going to ban you from our place!

Under the cover is another thing that caused her angst as well. It is her grandfathers 1970 ElCamino that sat in pieces at her dads place until I rescued it from the rust gods. Started life as a dog 2 barrel 307 with turbo 350 automatic. Has LS1 engine and brakes from a 2003 Corvette in it now, it is just a little bit faster.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:25 AM   #1640
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Matt's bike

First off , I love my wife. Laia is just a girl friend.

Nice bike Matt. looks like a great ride.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:49 PM   #1641
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She would wear you out faster than she goes thru rings on a 125 two stroke. My girl will take much better care of me and hopefully our relationship will last for many years.


This is my new girlfriend - followed me home from Ukiah Tuesday night:

Since everyone wants to trade you something for your new "girlfriend"
I thought I would offer you mine as even trade. But your right She would use either of us up very quick.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:53 PM   #1642
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Been shooting some clay pigeons Matt. I say to myself as I gaze at your new ride.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:06 PM   #1643
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Been shooting some clay pigeons Matt. I say to myself as I gaze at your new ride.
Interested in going out to the range behind the Casino? $18 for 50 clays on 12 stations......
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:19 PM   #1644
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Interested in going out to the range behind the Casino? $18 for 50 clays on 12 stations......
I have never shot at a range with stations. sounds like fun.

got a short ride in today, hope to break away this weekend for another.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:40 AM   #1645
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This is all your fault for encouraging me to "get what you really want". The wife is going to ban you from our place!

Under the cover is another thing that caused her angst as well. It is her grandfathers 1970 ElCamino that sat in pieces at her dads place until I rescued it from the rust gods. Started life as a dog 2 barrel 307 with turbo 350 automatic. Has LS1 engine and brakes from a 2003 Corvette in it now, it is just a little bit faster.
Very nice Matt. Sounds like it was a fun project. I'm done with those kinds of projects. Everytime I think about one I have to remind myself how much work they are. Projects now are just keeping the bikes maintained and the house. I really just want to play. Didn't mean to get on the bad side of your wife but I'll own it. A mans got to have his toys/projects. Keeps us out of trouble.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:56 AM   #1646
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This is all your fault for encouraging me to "get what you really want". The wife is going to ban you from our place!

Under the cover is another thing that caused her angst as well. It is her grandfathers 1970 ElCamino that sat in pieces at her dads place until I rescued it from the rust gods. Started life as a dog 2 barrel 307 with turbo 350 automatic. Has LS1 engine and brakes from a 2003 Corvette in it now, it is just a little bit faster.
Im pretty sure I saw your new bike on CL,despite the fact I was hunting for a 525 I considered dropping everything,renting the dog out,selling my truck and racing over to buy that 690. It is a sweet bike,has under 2000 miles on it I think?

El Caminoooooooooo! Nice score on that as well,a friend had a 396 and a 4 speed in one back in the day,tire smoking broadsliding high school hot rod! I had a 68 Ranchero with 289,much more sedate.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:24 AM   #1647
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Still a nice rice...

"68 Ranchero with 289,much more sedate."

My first ride in High School was a 1955 Willys P/U with a 265cid Chevy in it. Old and slow but a 4-wheelin SOB. Perfect for a little punk red-neck. Had a 69 Fairlane fastback later with 302. Plain Jane but a fun car.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:57 AM   #1648
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"68 Ranchero with 289,much more sedate."

My first ride in High School was a 1955 Willys P/U with a 265cid Chevy in it. Old and slow but a 4-wheelin SOB. Perfect for a little punk red-neck. Had a 69 Fairlane fastback later with 302. Plain Jane but a fun car.
When we moved back up here I bought a 56 Willys PU for $500 with the intent of fixing it up but ran out of $, time and desire. One of my dream rides would be a 60 - 62 Willys Wagon with a 6.0 drivetrain! This will probably be my next car project. Love the Willys!

Footdragger, yep that was the bike, the manager of the KTM Shop in Ukiah had it. My brother works for Fetzer and I had him go scope it out for me. Bike turned out better than expected, previous owner seemed to be a great guy - couldn't be happier. Today I'm going to take all the lowering stuff off of it. It's been dropped about 2" and it feels like a moped.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:01 PM   #1649
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Tedoc in January

Todays ride; Tedoc in January.
After yesterdays tiny rip, I needed to get a real ride in.
I stopped at the gas station and after getting gas I decided to readjust my suspension. I twisted it all the way back and then set to a softer setting as I was light without camping gear.
Yesterday I had taken a short ride that was interrupted when my passenger fell asleep. I had to come home and felt short changed.
well today I went by myself and hit the same dirt road out of town.
Feeling a bit spunky after pre riding this portion yesterday I turned up the wick. this road was giving me such an Adrenalin rush that I was loving. I was feeling good on the bike and pushed it. I have found that after 60 I can no longer watch the speedometer, and It was pushing past that often.
After passing my pre ride from yesterday I was so pumped that I kept the hammer down. I popped out on hwy 36 and headed West toward Platina. This was not my plan. My intention was to head East and catch Cannon South. Anyway as my excited mind had to choose long loop or shorter loop. It went long. Out on 36 we have the local Shoe tree.




After stopping and taking a couple pictures I headed over to the Wild Horse Ranch and getting a soda. I have been trying to link up Ball road to this loop but it just can't be done. this was goig to send me back down the hill a couple mile and take Vestal road South. A good ride but I still wanted more, So. farther West and up to Tedoc rd. I had told myself I was going to stay out of the big hills and not be a victim of the ice. But I didn't listen and convinced myself I could be safe. up the big hill. Past Pattymokis lookout.




And yes the road did get snowy and icy.





Past the cut off to Stuart Gap. and rat trap Gap. the riding was perfect I didn't see a vehicle until I came down out of the big trees. 36 miles back to Red Bluff I stopped and chatted with the guys in said vehicles. it was a good place to take a small break as there is an old run way up there that I was able to explain the whole history behind. This is the exact place I got a flat last year and had to abandon my bike and catch a ride with a deer hunter back to town.



This was a very fun ride and for some reason I ripped it up bad. I generally take it easy and don't slide the big Dakar. I am home safe and only had one slide that got away from me. I recovered with a slide back to the other side and then back across again and again with each one getting smaller. You know what I mean. this happen at a slower speed than I had been going and took me a couple minutes to crank it back up.



My ride was 140 miles and 80 of that was dirt or gravel roads. That is a very good loop in my books. Its hard to tip the scales in the more dirt than paved road when you leave from downtown. and the pavement included 25 miles of hwy 36.

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Old 01-25-2014, 05:55 PM   #1650
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Thumb Looks like a nice ride Hop-Sing...

...sure was a beautiful day for it. I spent all day working in the yards and will be tommorrow also. Got to get it done.

Matt, since you appreciate a Willys, here you go,














Like I said, a mans got to have his toys/projects.
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