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Old 04-10-2013, 02:53 PM   #2191
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That'll cool, nice bike.

Tip: next time you feel you have to reverse, try putting the stand down, whilst standing on said side, grab the bike under the seat & the bars, lean bike over pivoting whole bikes weight on that central balance point & spin it 180 degs. Works well, have to do it a lot to save an awkward turn around procedure.
I used to do that on the centerstand on my R100RS. I could turn it around roughly in the space that the centerstand occupied
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:49 PM   #2192
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all airhead and R type beemers will pivot end for end on the center stand.

measure the turning radius if swinging clockwise or counter,,you can pivot on either leg on an airhead!
some you lift the rear to swing, some you push down and step sideways,,depends on the load on the bike. Fully loaded, they will still pivot on the mainstand/centerstand,,
you may be fully loaded and have no frikken idea about centered fans, or the counterstones,,or clockwisestones,,or just plain ,,or plane?
If your bike will not perform this trick, just kick it onto its side, and rotate it on the ground before you pick it up!
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:30 AM   #2193
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If your bike will not perform this trick, just kick it onto its side, and rotate it on the ground before you pick it up!
Ahhh....another benefit of the dirt nap. Also used as pee time. I can see it now, "Scott, what happened - why'd you go down?"..."Did that on purpose - Just doing a side pivot turn."
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:12 AM   #2194
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Ahhh....another benefit of the dirt nap. Also used as pee time. I can see it now, "Scott, what happened - why'd you go down?"..."Did that on purpose - Just doing a side pivot turn."
Yeah, just next time, don't use your shoulder as an E brake...it makes it harder to pee doin it with 1 hand!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:16 AM   #2195
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Yeah, just next time, don't use your shoulder as an E brake...it makes it harder to pee doin it with 1 hand!!
I was always told..... "if you do it with two hands......you'll go blind"!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:40 PM   #2196
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I was always told..... "if you do it with two hands......you'll go blind"!!
That's why i fall down so much, i thought it was from too much lower weight mass up front!

Have fun on the ride south this wkd, wish i was accompanying you guys, play safe!
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:49 PM   #2197
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Susi and I went out on a pavement ride this afternoon--Klickitat-Goldendale-Glenwood area. Probably go on an off-pavement ride with the smaller bikes tomorrow. What elevation do we still have snow?

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:01 PM   #2198
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Susi and I went out on a pavement ride this afternoon--Klickitat-Goldendale-Glenwood area. Probably go on an off-pavement ride with the smaller bikes tomorrow. What elevation do we still have snow?
Ha!! I rode that beautiful Klickitat Canyon yesterday afternoon !!!
It's about two weeks away from it's prime of beauty, when the Balsam Root goes to full bloom
I stopped a hundred times and marveled.

I pictured to the right, about the same spot you pictured left:



Did you happen to see that 84" diameter Old Growth log laying cut in half by the old mill up on top,
to your left, just before the kick-ass deeeeep canyon views on top?

Mill owner is a friend of mine, I stopped and chatted with him just as they were getting off work. If you ever need 30-50 foot long pure & tight vertical grain old growth fir and pine with NO KNOTS at all....he is your man. I couldn't believe the awesome lumber he had stacked up there. Sweet high end stuff from private lots. The Forest Sircus and BLM don't cut logs like that no more. He has that market cornered.

Near Glenwood, I headed down Lakeside rd to Fisher Hill Rd, then a VERY nice big loop on dirt ONLY (no gravel )
off on Brewer Rd to Long Rd, and back to Fisher on the old dirt portion of Wahkaikus Hts rd.
I even got to cross a small creek on the gravel part of Wahkiakus Hts:



Everyone of those roads on that loop has a sign that says "Impassable when Wet" like Sleepy Hollow does out of Appleton.
And they mean it...but there were only a few puddles and lots of good dry dirt, yesterday.
About as good as old dirt traction gets, with no dust right now.

Fisher Hill Rd, heading back down into the head of Klickitat Canyon is a sweet fast road with awesome views and 4-5 tight switchbacks.



Can you tell how excited I still am about it?
I just got all re-jacked up now just thinking about how good a ride that was


Sorry,....what was the question?
Anyhoo, I woulda enjoyed sharing it with the two-a-yas
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:23 PM   #2199
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Ha!! I rode that beautiful Klickitat Canyon yesterday afternoon !!!
Nice ride & pics AJ! Do you get any grief from the BIA folk up there or do you stay off the res?
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Nice ride & pics AJ! Do you get any grief from the BIA folk up there or do you stay off the res?
I learned my $125 "tresspassing" lesson 3 years ago.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #2201
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AJ, I knew I should have taken off work the other day when you asked about riding up the Klickitat. 2 weeks 'til prime you say? I will make it up there to check it out.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:53 PM   #2202
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I learned my $125 "tresspassing" lesson 3 years ago.
Isn't that synonymous with the $125 "you should ride faster" lesson?
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Isn't that synonymous with the $125 "you should ride faster" lesson?
Never ride faster than your Angels can fly.
Never ride faster than their radios can call.....

Glorious day near the Hood today.
While Hood is not in this pano, St Helens, Rainier, and Adams are



Edit: OK, so the pano patched Rainier out, and just my windshield in.
Still, an awesome sight from a bluff off Riordan Hill, adjacent to the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:09 AM   #2204
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While waiting for Hood snow to clear.

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Never ride faster than your Angels can fly.
Never ride faster than their radios can call.....

Glorious day near the Hood today.
While Hood is not in this pano, St Helens, Rainier, and Adams are



Edit: OK, so the pano patched Rainier out, and just my windshield in.
Still, an awesome sight from a bluff off Riordan Hill, adjacent to the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness.
Cool AJ, looks like you had a fun ride too, we kept looking for the sun, but overcast & driz is what we accepted...guess what...bugger all dust though & fun roosting!
Our trip out around Vernonia.
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Edit: OK, so the pano patched Rainier out, and just my windshield in.
Still, an awesome sight from a bluff off Riordan Hill, adjacent to the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness.
Awesome shot regardless! I need to come play on that side of the hill!
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