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Old 06-04-2012, 03:50 PM   #2431
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So you're saying the Honda 230 was absolutely perfect and that means you should buy a KTM 350 EXC?

Think about the reason you ended up riding the Honda in the first place...
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:03 PM   #2432
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Like a new set of tools?
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:08 PM   #2433
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I know exactly where you were. You guys did the Northern hero section. That log that you described has been there for at least a year and it requires full (and I mean FULL) commitment to get over. The rocky section leading up to that is NOT big bike friendly at all. It's hard to even figure out which way you're supposed to be going. The rocks really take the fight out of you before you get to that log where you need your arm strength the most. Now you know why I usually bring the group the other way. That trail is tough in the middle of the day in good conditions, never mind dark and raining.. It IS part of the marked loop though.

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Old 06-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #2434
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I know exactly where you were. You guys did the Northern hero section. That log that you described has been there for at least a year and it requires full (and I mean FULL) commitment to get over. The rocky section leading up to that is NOT big bike friendly at all. It's hard to even figure out which way you're supposed to be going. The rocks really take the fight out of you before you get to that log where you need your arm strength the most. Now you know why I usually bring the group the other way. That trail is tough in the middle of the day in good conditions, never mind dark and raining.. It IS part of the marked loop though.

I am pretty sure I had a dream about taking a chainsaw to that log last night. I may sneak out there at some point and relieve the trail of its encumbrance.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:23 PM   #2435
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I am pretty sure I had a dream about taking a chainsaw to that log last night. I may sneak out there at some point and relieve the trail of its encumbrance.
Too bad you don't have one of those gps video cameras ... that would have been cool!
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:00 PM   #2436
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That would be illegal. Power saws are strictly forbidden in State Forests. Besides, it's quite passable. The guys doing that section for enduro practice wouldn't appreciate it at all. If you want easy, go the other way.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:25 PM   #2437
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Sorry just got home from Little Legue a little backed up so missed organizing for tomorrow
so am skipping it

will get there soon though
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:24 PM   #2438
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Anyone planning on doing a Pachaug ride tomorrow?

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I'm up for a Pachaug loop. Let me know if you still want to ride. Any time works for me. I'm off the southern loop so I plan on starting from the Mobile station.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:36 PM   #2439
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Crf 230L weight

"Honda 230 dry weight is 267 lbs.
Suzuki DRZ400 dry weight is 291 lbs.
Thats 24 lbs. "

Actually, Honda gives the weight of their bikes wet, with gas and oil. So the 267 lbs is ready to ride.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:43 PM   #2440
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Are we going to get another one of those damaging rains this week?
Seems like a week of rain is going to mess some area up pretty good....
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #2441
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I know exactly where you were. You guys did the Northern hero section. That log that you described has been there for at least a year and it requires full (and I mean FULL) commitment to get over. The rocky section leading up to that is NOT big bike friendly at all. It's hard to even figure out which way you're supposed to be going. The rocks really take the fight out of you before you get to that log where you need your arm strength the most. Now you know why I usually bring the group the other way. That trail is tough in the middle of the day in good conditions, never mind dark and raining.. It IS part of the marked loop though.

I knew as well. Duting the rock ride I hit a hole in there before the tree that sent me over the bars. That in my opinion is the toughrst section of the whole loop.

DRZ seat height and high center of gravity make it all of 320lbs. You will be amazed at what 60lbs less weight feels like at the end of the day. just ask me,darius,callmebuzz,redbeard,akarob= all switched to lighter.

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Old 06-04-2012, 07:47 PM   #2442
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So you're saying the Honda 230 was absolutely perfect and that means you should buy a KTM 350 EXC?

Think about the reason you ended up riding the Honda in the first place...
Hey, easy now, don't try to confuse me with logic!
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:48 PM   #2443
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I'm up for a Pachaug loop. Let me know if you still want to ride. Any time works for me. I'm off the southern loop so I plan on starting from the Mobile station.
hey bob, hook up w/ rockpile if you can. good guy and he knows the loop very well.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:59 AM   #2444
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School and little league is over next week so more open schedule
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:04 AM   #2445
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hey bob, hook up w/ rockpile if you can. good guy and he knows the loop very well.
Rockpile just needs to remember that Bob is newly back to dirt riding and riding a DRZ400S. I have never ridden with Rockpile, but I have seen videos
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