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Old 01-05-2011, 08:15 AM   #1
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YZFCathy & Stmbt Dave redo Cathys Dumb Solo Ride

Starting out at the base of Reddington. We stop for "physiological" needs




Dave, dressed in warm wx gear.




Come on up here Dave, it's much warmer




This little climb is usually dry and definately snow free. Just to the right of this shot
there is a small creek. Not much water in it most of the year.
The amount should have been a hint of things to come.





Here we are at the lowest point of the
ride. What we lovingly call "Lower Chiva".




The water there to the left is normally not there and you ride through some sand
to get to a little boulder field.





But today we had to improvise and take a little path through some rocks to the
right of the water.






Dave squeezing between some rocks.




...to get to these rocks. More squeezing required.




The big rock there on Daves left is the one I usually go around on the left side
and take the little boulder field but today we both stayed to the right.













Ahh, success. Next the little water crossing that I turned tail on last summer in
the "Cathy's Dumb Solo Ride" story




Now I don't know why, but this little crossing got me to thinking of turning tail again
and riding out the way we came. But Dave had a lot more confidence than I did and jumped in.



...and he made it thrugh no problem.



Sheesh, easy peasy. Come on Cathy, the waters fine!




So after much fretting I finally jumped in. Man that was scary, for me. I do scare
easily though. My bike quit just as I popped up on the bank.
I wonder if it ran out of air briefly. Who knows I'm just glad to have made it across.

The tracks.



Looking back at where we had came across.





I am so happy to be on this side of the water.

One more big climb then the rest is relatively easy. a nice 60 mile day ride.



Of course every ride needs a little drama. Today it was the sprocket gremlins
rearing their ugly head again.

A couple weeks ago it was Allyn who lost his nuts, today it was poor Dave.
Man, I'm glad I'm not a guy.

Two were still on loosely and we were able to tighten them, one was still on but we
couldn't get it tight. So with two snugged up and one rattling Dave limped out of there
and came to our garage before heading home. We staggered the three remaining
sprocket bolts and tightened them all up good and sent him on his merry way.

Off to Green Vally with the sun long gone and a cool chill in the air.



The End
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:25 AM   #2
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Since I have alot of time on my hands I decided to go out and check mine (sprocket nuts), all good!

Nice RR Cathy, I'd like to ride that some day soon.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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I have a theory about loose nuts...seriously I do.........


Make sure you torque from the nut side, rather than the allen head side. And loctite is your friend.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:05 AM   #4
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Nice pics! why do they have that white border on them though?
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:10 AM   #5
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Nice pics! why do they have that white border on them though?
I wish I knew. Time to find another server to host them.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:11 AM   #6
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Nice write up Cathy. Looks nice and warm back there. All the water here in Vermont is a different color than what you guys rode through...it's white.

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Old 01-05-2011, 09:23 AM   #7
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I better check my sprocket bolts. I destroyed a hub a couple years ago and had to call a friend for a rescue. That was after I barely made it to cell phone coverage. The bailing wire and 2 remaining bolts lasted for about 18 miles.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:31 AM   #8
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Make sure you torque from the nut side, rather than the allen head side. And loctite is your friend.

You got it !
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:35 AM   #9
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That Cathy makes quite a bow wake



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Halfway across, and that deep scares me. I cried "mama" until I was safely on the bank.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:22 PM   #11
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Good report Cathy........just need more reports from AZ.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:25 PM   #12
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Good report Cathy........just need more reports from AZ.
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No, you just need to get out here, ride with us and write your own report.

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Old 01-07-2011, 02:33 PM   #13
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Loctite is the answer for every bolt on every motorcycle.

You guys are riding some great trials. I need to make a trip west one of these winters.
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