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Old 04-13-2012, 09:59 PM   #13906
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Typical riding around here, not quite as scenic as Geek's area


You just have to throw the bike on it's side, drag it a few feet, lift, keep riding.




White stuff to get through every once in awhile




Green stuff too




Just a little lower elevation...




Nah, nuthin' to ride around here...
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:15 PM   #13907
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+1 on the Wings. Sound awesome and cool to the touch. Get 'em in Canada from Alternate Cycle in Kamloops. Google em. The owner Kenny is great to deal with.
I have a Wings can coming straight from Gorazd in Slovenia, since he had some Winter specials going.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:15 AM   #13908
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Took the new to me Adventure to Peter's Mill ORV out in VA:















And the video:

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Old 04-15-2012, 01:01 PM   #13909
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My savage beast!



Found no introduction thread btw, so here goes.

Male 33yr, married to lovely wife and own two big dogs. Dutch and proud of it. The ADV is my first big bike and it's heaven and hell. Driven it to the Nordkapp last year and there simply is no better bike imho. Next mod will be either suspension to R specs or a 17"/19" conversion (or both )
Talk to CJ...he's got the conversion for you:

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Old 04-15-2012, 09:01 PM   #13910
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Here is mine. Just did a run-in trip about 1500km of dirt up to The Snowy River. Glad that wore out the stock rubber as it was atrocious.





Onboard snippets from the trip - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIfATzmKNyg&hd=1
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:59 PM   #13911
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Out and a-bout in sunny southern California
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:28 AM   #13912
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:30 AM   #13913
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Here is mine. Just did a run-in trip about 1500km of dirt up to The Snowy River. Glad that wore out the stock rubber as it was atrocious.
Was that THEE Snowy River? circa 1982?


...I'd have to find that hill if I were you and get a photo of you bombing down it on your bike. Then you'd would be The Man from Snowy River
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:59 PM   #13914
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Out for a solo ride this past Sunday. I was told that "Winter Lake Road" was dry and fast so decided to try it out.

Had a nice moody sky so I stopped to take a few pics along the way:



I think the road may have been a little too fast though 'cause somewhere along the way, I seem to have missed a turn.

The road got narrower and narrower and wetter and wetter and I began to suspect I wasn't going the right way.





Eventually, it was getting washed out pretty bad with plenty of logs showing.

When I reached this scrawny bridge labeled "Property of SRF Trappers and Anglers" it was pretty clear that I was way off track:



Just past the little bridge was when the road turned nasty. I came to another wash out with exposed logs. This time, however, it was really wet. I walked the route and decided I could probably ride half way and then, to be safe, could just walk it through the worst of it.

Well, sure enough, on the first section of "worst of it" my back tire slid on a log and dug in.



Of course, the front tire was also up against a log.



So, I can't power it any further forward and I can't muscle it backwards.



Sigh - only one way (for me) to get out of this:










... and that is to lay it down and tug the back end around:



I am convinced, however, if I wasn't alone this could easily be a "do-able" route. Two men could have muscled through the rough section without too much effort. It may even dry out in summer.

Anyhow...

I reversed course and went back the way I came. Stopped at this log cut for another pic:




Hey - they don't call these "Adventure Bikes" for nothing! What a blast! I was still pumped when I got home. Man, I love this machine!

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Old 04-17-2012, 12:12 AM   #13915
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Out for a solo ride this past Sunday. I was told that "Winter Lake Road" was dry and fast so decided to try it out.
Hey - they don't call these "Adventure Bikes" for nothing! What a blast! I was still pumped when I got home. Man, I love this machine!

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Sweet pics! I wish we had more places like that to ride around here...

Ah well, you can't have it all.

Say to Shania, if you see her (sorry, couldn't resist ).
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:13 AM   #13916
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Thats a great shot! Love the Dirt Hog!
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:42 AM   #13917
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I love the idea of solo riding, but the more I hear stories like this the more I think I'm gonna need one of CJ's new toys...



A Warn 1500lb winch!
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:07 AM   #13918
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I love the idea of solo riding, but the more I hear stories like this the more I think I'm gonna need one of CJ's new toys...
A Warn 1500lb winch!
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:21 AM   #13919
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I just came into one of those winches, but I also have--and will continue to carry- my recovery kit.

160 feet of 4mm Dyneema/polyester rope, on sale at $.24/foot (sorry-sold out....I bought it all ). Rated ~1300 lb, so probably 1000 lb with the loops. Four compact pulleys, A handful of locking biners, some 1000lb dyneema prusik loops, and I've got a 9:1 (ish--friction losses) recovery kit with some reach. 4mm is small to hold on to, but I have an extra biner for that. A coupla on-sale spectra slings complete the set. I have some REAL reach with less advantage. I ride alone a lot and wheels-up over an edge or in a ditch could really truly suck.

The spot thread about the guy in Washington convinced me.

It's light, fits easily in a crampon bag, and goes with the bike.

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Old 04-17-2012, 07:38 AM   #13920
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That is all I need to finish out my kit. Figured that out on a rocky step in Nevada that was pitched towards a 10 foot drop to a creek bed. 600 pounds of bike on its side and no traction except a slow slide towards the edge. Thank goodness that the only people we saw that whole day were just a half a mile down the road and they were two big burley men.
Anyone got a good source for dyneema rope?
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