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Old 12-24-2010, 10:54 PM   #1
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Enduro Alaska at the End of the Season?

Greetings gang,

This is the latest from Enduro Alaska:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQWx9nbV4xg

In this episode, the Metamucil Mulisha confront the end of the season, mediocrity, middle age and a host of other nagging issues.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching.

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Old 12-25-2010, 07:46 AM   #2
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Masterpiece!!! This video and the other ones you have on youtube.
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:38 PM   #3
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Significantly harder water!!!

The Florida Chapter is going riding tomorrow!
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:01 PM   #4
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Looks like that crew knows how to have a good time! Have a good winter boys!
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:08 PM   #5
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Nice stuff

Wow, that was a great video... but more on the tire studding for us un-informed southern riders. We do get snow and ice here a time or two per season.

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Old 12-26-2010, 07:24 PM   #6
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Thanks gents,

I hope you enjoyed the video. Feel free to subscribe and you'll be automatically informed by some magical means that a new video has been uploaded.

Scott,

Glad to hear that the Octogenarian Branch is still holding strong. I hope we haven't lost any members to attrition.

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Old 12-27-2010, 04:53 AM   #7
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Well, the Octogenarian Branch looked out the window before leaving for the ride and saw snow fluttering about and, well, it was really really cold....
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:27 AM   #8
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Dude..your video's are hilarious! I like your dry sense of humor in your narrations...
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:43 AM   #9
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:02 PM   #10
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Scott,

I can understand if you guys yellow-striped the ride due to sub-zero temperatures. It takes a lot of preparation and dedication to ride in those conditions and can be outright dangerous for the unprepared.

I know that you wouldn't let us down for anything less than something extreme.

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Old 12-29-2010, 10:14 PM   #11
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Smilin Jack,

The rally studs are small carbide rods embedded in a steel form that gets inserted into a drilled hole in the tire with an air tool. They are a lot like the studs used on automobile tires, except that they stick up well above the surface of the tire. They provide fantastic traction on most surfaces, including slippery Oregon logs.

A set of studded tires on your bike is a lot of fun, fairly expensive and a sign that you have not a shred of common sense left in your head.

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Old 12-30-2010, 02:29 AM   #12
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wow......
incredibly well-done video
and, so many more to see of yours, as well

thanks so much for sharing them with us
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:16 AM   #13
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Dude..your video's are hilarious! I like your dry sense of humor in your narrations...
X2. Metamucil Melisha....lol
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:29 PM   #14
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Thanks again guys. There are a few other previous editions of Enduro Alaska on the Youtube channel. If you go to the channel you can subscribe and will be automatically notified of the next video that is published.

Strangely enough, the next video will be a winter edition.

The channel address is:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MisterBigWheel?feature=mhum

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Old 12-31-2010, 07:50 PM   #15
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Cheapskate traction method

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Smilin Jack,

The rally studs are small carbide rods embedded in a steel form that gets inserted into a drilled hole in the tire with an air tool. They are a lot like the studs used on automobile tires, except that they stick up well above the surface of the tire. They provide fantastic traction on most surfaces, including slippery Oregon logs.

A set of studded tires on your bike is a lot of fun, fairly expensive and a sign that you have not a shred of common sense left in your head.

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Thanks for the reply. I'll think more about the normal studs from the tire shop.

Went for a snow ride yesterday in the local hills with the DIY tire chains on the front wheel. Tied chunks of chain on the front wheel with halibut leader. Worked OK but still not up to my needs.

Tried a 13" auto tire chain on the front tire after the ride, and may give it a try tomorrow with Frank... a short Polar Bear ride. It was 16F here this morning.

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