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Old 05-11-2010, 10:16 PM   #9031
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Hey Geek...what stretch is that in South Park? I think I saw you on S. Sante Fe a few days back.

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Old 05-11-2010, 10:47 PM   #9032
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Could have been me... I've put 5000 miles on it already so I've been riding it a bunch

That stretch would be between Hartzel & Como.

We climbed out of Salida on dirt to Hartzel... then went east 4 miles and grabbed Elk Horn road and rode it all the way to Como.

Was a great stretch.. cruised at 90-95 a lot of it.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:28 AM   #9033
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Getting mine!!!

woohoo...juz placed my confirmation on a new ADV990...can't wait...current probs faced would be my height as i'm only 170cm or 5'6...damn...but cant wait to get my first ride... =)

guys, juz wanna ask u all, due to me being vertically challenged, is it better for me to
a)change the seat
b)adjust the front clamp height so as to bring the overall height down

however even tho i might be on the short side...but i still do not wish decrease the amount of ground clearance...

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Old 05-12-2010, 08:31 AM   #9034
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Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana. It's a long story...
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:33 AM   #9035
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Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana. It's a long story...
Anyone here in a hurry?

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Old 05-12-2010, 08:38 AM   #9036
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Damn!

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was a DNS from the dakar and on consignment to KTM SA has all the gadgets on fully fitted to race dakar and $#$# awesome to ride!!!!
Respect!
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:39 AM   #9037
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Anyone here in a hurry?

Nope!
How did you get it out?
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:48 AM   #9038
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Nope!
How did you get it out?
I took the pic. The guy in the pic and a veterinary gate watchman helped me drag it out. The chainguard got bent by some logs others used to get their vehicles out, and it threw the chain off. It was part of a few very long days! A ride report might follow soon. I have to leave now. 5pm in SA. Cheers
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:08 AM   #9039
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Sorry but i dont find it funny. Man this could be your last video. This is not a way to drive when you are out for a ride to have some fun. I believe you should wait for him to see you more clearly. It is your responsibility to make him see you very good before you make a move.

*Please don't read this thinking I'm at all mad or trying to be a dick. I know it's easy to read things on the net as written angrily. I'm not. I'm just discussing something I find frustrating.

Wow I couldn't disagree more. That guy on the, surprise surprise, GSA was an asshole, IMO. It looked to me like the GSA was actualy playing trail cop and intentionaly slowing people down. It's not a race, so if you're a slower rider pull over and let faster riders go by safely. If he didn't know there were people behind him then he wasn't paying enough attention to be on a group ride.


As to 50x50 I've ridden with him and he's a damn good rider. The only thing I think he should've done differantly is tell that GSA rider off for not paying attention.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:12 AM   #9040
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Todd, I think he did tell the GS rider off. he just did it in a nonverbal way. The vid is/was excellent
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:29 PM   #9041
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*Please don't read this thinking I'm at all mad or trying to be a dick. I know it's easy to read things on the net as written angrily. I'm not. I'm just discussing something I find frustrating.

Wow I couldn't disagree more. That guy on the, surprise surprise, GSA was an asshole, IMO. It looked to me like the GSA was actualy playing trail cop and intentionaly slowing people down. It's not a race, so if you're a slower rider pull over and let faster riders go by safely. If he didn't know there were people behind him then he wasn't paying enough attention to be on a group ride.


As to 50x50 I've ridden with him and he's a damn good rider. The only thing I think he should've done differantly is tell that GSA rider off for not paying attention.
My friend i agree with the pull over thing, thats what i am doing. BUT if the GSA knew what he was doing (i believe he didnt) then he is a murderer. Being a good rider dosent mean that you have to take risks in a fun ride,as you said its not a race.If the GSA rider is an asshole, is one more reason for not overtaking this way. He did the same thing with the smaller bike before and when he turned his head and saw him he pulled over. that didnt happened with the gs.
Anyway our friend is ok,thats what matters. drive safe . better late than never
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:33 PM   #9042
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:49 PM   #9043
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Could have been me... I've put 5000 miles on it already so I've been riding it a bunch

That stretch would be between Hartzel & Como.

We climbed out of Salida on dirt to Hartzel... then went east 4 miles and grabbed Elk Horn road and rode it all the way to Como.

Was a great stretch.. cruised at 90-95 a lot of it.

Looks sick! Im gonna have to jump on that on the way out to fish Spinney. Don't know about doing 100 on it tho!
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:35 PM   #9044
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Finally popped the cherry for a first mod on my new 990R and installed some crash bars.



That of course meant that I could test it out a little on some single track on Vedder Mountain.



Just ordered some stone master tires so as soon as they show I'll get the stock scorpions off and we'll see what this thing can do.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:33 PM   #9045
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You know, anytime anyone asks me what KTM I have, they always respond with a "Oh, that's a road only bike" when I tell them it's a 990. They just cannot imagine people would ride them on single track and across creeks, etc. Oh well, they can stay ignorant for I am concerned.
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