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Old 07-17-2010, 01:30 PM   #31
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... get on the bike, go, and enjoy! It's that easy! [/quote]
Et voila! just do it, and you'll get hooked
It was a great! I can't wait to do more; so, I've ordered a new chain, and rear tire, and I'm looking at a GPS, I need to work on the bike...
Get on the road (dirt road) with your bike fully loaded before your first real trip out of the county; even with that behind me, Denis managed to relocate some of my gear further back and make the DRZ (a lot) more comfortable to ride. Of course I packed stuff that I never used, but that is what we call building "experience".
Anyway, this 4 days trip was a great confidence_builder for me; I recommend this kind of trial to anyone who is new at off-road riding, but of course I had the best coach! Mucho Kudos to Denis.
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:21 PM   #32
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:11 PM   #33
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I just want to add: a father_and_son_trip is always a good trip, I've done Sturgis, Laconia, and a few other rallies with my son, but I will remember our first (out of Virginia) off-road trip together for ever.
This was very different, unique, I would say it was a "one_on_one"; in other words, I think we felt a lot closer on this kind of trip, let's celebrate!
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:37 PM   #34
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Darn you two....
Something got in my eyes the last several posts and made it hard to see the pictures.

I just can't imagine how cool it would be to share something like this, that has become so important to me, with my DAD!!

Thanks for sharing this, I'm very glad I spent this time with you today. (viewing THIS RR made me feel like I was there, firsthand)
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:32 PM   #35
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Tell me how you liked/disliked the sweet cheeks seatpad. I'm thinking of buying one but it sounds too strange to be effective.
Did it work ?
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:27 PM   #36
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Tell me how you liked/disliked the sweet cheeks seatpad. I'm thinking of buying one but it sounds too strange to be effective.
Did it work ?
I bought them for when I was starting out on the TAT last year with my KLR. I then transfered them over to the DRZ when I switched over. I can say, without a shred of doubt, that I LOVE them! They make the stock seat of both bikes much more comfortable, and as a bonus you got 4 liters of water! For the price, it can't be beat.
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:19 PM   #37
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Tell me how you liked/disliked the sweet cheeks seatpad. I'm thinking of buying one but it sounds too strange to be effective.
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I bought them for when I was starting out on the TAT last year with my KLR. I then transfered them over to the DRZ when I switched over. I can say, without a shred of doubt, that I LOVE them! They make the stock seat of both bikes much more comfortable, and as a bonus you got 4 liters of water! For the price, it can't be beat.
Thanks to Denis (XC Rider)
I have Sweet Cheeks too
best investment for the bike I have ever made
Tripled my riding range
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:52 PM   #38
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Correction!!!!

I was reading through another rr today and reallized that I made a HUGE mistake!!!! The person on here responsible for the TWVT is intothenew, not igofar as I'd mentioned before. My apologies to Chip! I don't know how/why I got it wrong in the first place; I'll just use the excuse that I'm getting old now and my brain don't work as well as it used to! I'm just glad that I caught the mistake first.
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:12 PM   #39
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:25 PM   #40
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Hey Denis!!
I found this when you posted the second day then I got busy with family matters and didn't get around to finishing until this morning. Good report and great pics, as usual. However,I think you and your GPS should attend a few counseling sessions! First day out and it routes you to a dead end? At least it didn't try to take you into someones back yard while they were mowing it, like it did on your last trip. You two seem to have some personality conflicts you need to work out.

See you again someday,
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:17 AM   #41
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Thanks for sharing , wish I could have taken a trip like that with my Dad.
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:15 AM   #42
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You two had some really good riding. I doubt that will be your last trip together.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:18 AM   #43
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Hi Denis,

Great RR. Nice ride with your Dad. Good photo
at the top of Spruce Knob. We met there on the
way to Laurel Fork.

I'm looking forward to trying the TWVT myself.

Enjoyed meeting you at the Laurel Fork camping trip.
You sure do get back to the mountains a lot for living
in Florida!

Best,
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:48 PM   #44
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Hey Denis,

Just finished up reading this...........nice job. I'll get in touch with intothenew about some decent routes for the spring.

Your Pop PM'd me about LF. He is "IN" I think he should be a trail Boss.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:51 AM   #45
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I've been neglecting the RR section of ADV for awhile now...too long!

Your post on the spring frolic thread (as scott P calls it) is what led me here.
Great trip and great riding in WV. Made me feel all warm and fuzzy as I sit here and look out the window at the snow on the ground.

I'm going to have to get the routes for the TWVT and maybe the couple extra routes you were turned on to!
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