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Old 06-20-2011, 11:26 AM   #16
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Great story, and you are a natural rider! Congrtatulations.

Just be cautious about the "hot toddy", however. There are riders who drink and there are drinkers who ride, but neither lives very long thereafter.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:33 AM   #17
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There are riders who drink and there are drinkers who ride, but neither lives very long thereafter.
great quote.. this has kept me pretty far away from a lot of the adv meetups (especially the weekly ones at the local bars, which i never fully understood the logic behind).. Not a drinker and suck at calling paramedics..
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:47 AM   #18
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THAT was amazing. Quite an accomplishment for a new rider. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:40 PM   #19
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Nice report! Welcome.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:55 PM   #20
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Excellent report!

So, you going to get your MC endorsement now? I highly recommend the Team Oregon Basic Rider Training. Lots of fun and even tho you've already been riding you'll learn a lot.

Cheers!
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:29 PM   #21
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Great ride report. Although my wife has owned and ridded NX250, TW200, for off roader dual sports, and a 250 ninja street machine... She very much seems to have confidence issues when demonstrating her skill set (or maybe thats my nerves). Now she has a DRZ 400...and things are about to get interesting. I think I will fwd this link to her... I think you have captured many thoughts she will relate to and enjoy.
I'm flattered to think my RR could be inspiring for someone else, thanks, and I hope she enjoys it !
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:35 PM   #22
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Excellent report!

So, you going to get your MC endorsement now? I highly recommend the Team Oregon Basic Rider Training. Lots of fun and even tho you've already been riding you'll learn a lot.

Cheers!
Best advice on here. My boyfriend has been encouraging me to take the Rider Training since the first time I sat on his bike. I'm planning on taking the Intermediate Riders course at the end of July; I missed the June class because I procrastinated signing up. I did get my MC learner's permit about a month ago, so at least I'm legal now. Thanks again for the encouragement, it's appreciated.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:38 PM   #23
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There are riders who drink and there are drinkers who ride, but neither lives very long thereafter.
Hahaha! I would've been surprised if I didn't get at least one comment about this! Nice quote. I like it.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:46 PM   #24
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Nice ride report... Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:51 PM   #25
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definately a gift for writing, and very articulate.. great write up..

oh.. and I love the look of the XT.. way cooler than a stock one
OMG, You are so awesome for appreciating our ghetto make-over. We call it the XT Thrifty now. Here's the before and after pictures. It looks even better with the black fork boot covers we just put on. Doing the maintenance on this bike has been half the fun.



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Old 06-20-2011, 09:12 PM   #26
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Thanks for reading everyone. I enjoyed writing my first report; remembering that first trip, and realizing what a big part of my life it is now.

Learning more about the ADV culture is probably as much fun as riding; you guys are great.

And, I'M the lucky one. Jay might have a hot girlfriend that's fun to ride with, but, he's the reason I learned how to ride, have someone to ride with, and a motorcycle to ride!! Sometimes I think I'm crazy for trying the things I do, but when I succeed at it, and even do good, I have to thank the person that was first willing to take the risk and watch me try.



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Old 06-23-2011, 06:04 AM   #27
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Nice work WCA!

I live north of you in The Dalles, and while somewhat new to riding myself, most of my "adventures" usually involve the volatile winds of the gorge. A technique I use (not sure if this is correct, but it's effective for me) is to put myself into a "jockey" like position - that is, supporting most of your weight on the foot-pegs while keeping your upper body and butt as low to the bike as is possible/comfortable. This seems to plant the bike to the road more, offers less surface area to catch and allows for somewhat independent movement between bike and rider (and is quite a workout for the legs!). Again, not sure if this is considered proper technique or not, maybe someone will chime in here, or maybe the course you're going to take will touch on it.....

At any rate, great first report, if yer ever around the area gimmee a shout...

Have fun, and be careful out there!

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Old 06-23-2011, 06:23 AM   #28
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Now that, boys and girls, is a ride report.
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:23 AM   #29
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Great stuff!

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