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Old 10-20-2010, 06:14 PM   #301
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And he thought Tom and Chuck's bikes were really cool. Looks like Kevin and I don't have cool bikes. Go figure!
I knew I liked that dude!
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:26 PM   #302
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:20 AM   #303
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I can't ride Saturday the 6th. Sunday the 7th is a possibility.

Say, doesn't the elusive Droozy have Sundays off? Might there be a black & gold DRZ sighting?

We'll be limited on where we can go though. Rifle season is open and many of my favorite trails run right through hunting club property. I don't want to lose my priveledges. But that might be a good thing... if I were to lead a ride along my usual routes, it would definitely not be big bike freindly!

I'm a little rusty, BTW. Took the XT for a short spin through the woods last night. Things I found out... a bed of lovely orange leaves can do a great job of hiding six inches of greasy mud, my woodscrew repaired turn signal is turning out to be pretty durable, and crashing still hurts.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:45 PM   #304
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Not BIG BIKE Friendly!! That sounds like a Challange to me!! Hey, I can talk big can't I The 7th works fine for me. Just remember when putting the route together, I ride one of those big bikes!
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:18 PM   #305
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Thats awesome, I remember when I was the "big bike" .
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:11 PM   #306
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Thats awesome, I remember when I was the "big bike" .
You think I should get a smaller bike?? Nah, my Ego can't handle that
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:12 PM   #307
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Thats awesome, I remember when I was the "big bike" .
You think I should get a smaller bike?? Nah, my Ego can't handle that
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:17 PM   #308
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A smaller bike Ken? Where would you possibly carry all that shit, I mean neccessary survival gear, that is currently in your hard bags.


*edit update: list of Kens "neccessary survival gear" carried on all rides
- spare tubes and assorted tools
- BMW owners manual and a hard cover copy of "Why I love my Beemer"
- season 5 "Lost" DVD set with full size cast poster.
- vacuum sealed bologna sandwich with string cheese side and fruit roll up dessert
- spare GPS unit with alternative chartruese line
- official "Man vs Wild" guide to edible plants, animals and bugs
- wash bucket with assorted sponges (with BMW logo) ,chamois cloth and 5 gallon water supply
- Ronco pocket fisherman
- SAT phone with North America service directory

I'm sure I'm forgetting a few items so you other guys need to help me out.
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:09 PM   #309
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You think I should get a smaller bike?? Nah, my Ego can't handle that

Yeah Ken, you're definitely going to want to buy a smaller, more dirt worthy bike. Like a lightly used XRL, perhaps. If only we knew someone who had one for sale...

Just kidding. You'll be fine on that beast... no worries. It''l be just dirt roads. And possibly a river crossing, if the water goes down a little between now and then. And maybe one mother of a hill climb. And twenty miles of greasy, rutted two-track. But mostly dirt roads.


And, lucky you, since your 800 has the most ponies, you get to be the guy who tows my XT out of boonies when it shits the bed again!
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:24 PM   #310
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Thanks Tom. Lunch is on me if he falls for it,...... or I mean.... if he finds something like that!
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:16 PM   #311
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A smaller bike Ken? Where would you possibly carry all that shit, I mean neccessary survival gear, that is currently in your hard bags.


*edit update: list of Kens "neccessary survival gear" carried on all rides
- spare tubes and assorted tools
- BMW owners manual and a hard cover copy of "Why I love my Beemer"
- season 5 "Lost" DVD set with full size cast poster.
- vacuum sealed bologna sandwich with string cheese side and fruit roll up dessert
- spare GPS unit with alternative chartruese line
- official "Man vs Wild" guide to edible plants, animals and bugs
- wash bucket with assorted sponges (with BMW logo) ,chamois cloth and 5 gallon water supply
- Ronco pocket fisherman
- SAT phone with North America service directory

I'm sure I'm forgetting a few items so you other guys need to help me out.
Hey, you missed the following:

- LOST?? Never even watched that show, I'll take the Soprano's instead
- Two pairs of Frog Toggs (one if it rains, and one for the guy on the small bike who can't carry anything)
- Several power bars, cause when we are lost in the woods, you guys are going to need something more than grass and bark.
- Telescoping titanium wood and iron set and golf shoes
- 5 liter bottles of water
- and a full set of extra everthing (just in case)

Oh, and I better put a tow rope in so I can pull your sorry rear ends out of the mud when your under powered "dirt bikes' get all stuck up in the mud


Oh did I say that out loud?? I'm thinking I better go light and get knobbies for this next ride, I think Tom and Kevin are going to be out to prove something!!
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:17 PM   #312
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Thanks Tom. Lunch is on me if he falls for it,...... or I mean.... if he finds something like that!
Ok, so how much do you want for it?
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:20 AM   #313
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Oops, it appears my knowledge of bikes I'll never get to own is weak.

2009 800 GS- 85 bhp, 62 ft/lbs torque
2004 950 Adventure- 96.5 bhp, 70 ft/lbs torque.

So if Chuck shows up he wins the pony wars (and the indisputable right to be the group tow truck). Don't know why I thought the 800 put out more hp, but I suspect my father-in-law's incessant prattle of "BMW is the embodiment of all that is desirable in a motorcycle and you are a fool for riding anything else" might be skewing my perceptions.
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:32 AM   #314
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Cool! Lets go drag racing!

Otherwise, I'll be the guy laying beneath the 95hp bike on some rutted, greasy trail of XT's design, waiting for ya'll to come back and lift this pig offa me!


Dorothy to bpken11: "I don't think there's anything in that bag for me." ...obscure Wizard Of Oz reference.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:32 PM   #315
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No worries Chuck, we all picked the 800 up, I'm sure we can handle the 900 and get it off you!

I might have some dog biscuts for Toto!

Hey, anyone riding this weekend?
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