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Old 11-16-2011, 02:46 PM   #31
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Lovin it guys !

Hey Huegel your spilling your popcorn on the floor, try and have some manners will ya ?
Jeez, westerners..........
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:13 PM   #32
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:27 PM   #33
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OK I've gotta ask.......I know the KTM is a heavy beasty, but I want to hear your reasoning on the wench (winch), no not MAG (just kidding) but the electric one. Plus won't it drain down you battery in a hurry? If needing a winch would some sort of manual one be better and lighter, you could probably make one with rope and a locking spool of sorts...hum there's an idea.
Good question, and one I debated for many months.

The winch only weighs 7 pounds.
When the engine is running there is more than enough electrical power.

The problem is, I've had a few close calls.
I've been pushing my luck a bit recently, and when I look at what could have happened, I end up asking myself questions like "How would I have gotten my bike out of that ravine?"

Sometimes I ride alone, in places where you really need to be self sufficient. Waiting for someone else to come along and help you simply isn't part of the plan.

To me, it's not much different than carrying an electric air compressor and tire irons.
Eventually, I'm going to need it, and it's good to know that I've got it and know how to use it.

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Old 11-16-2011, 04:07 PM   #34
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Nice first day! Tony and I talked about that route a couple of years ago and I did it this summer, it was awesome!
I just haven't figured out how to take more time to stop and take more pics and smell the roses.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:09 PM   #35
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Nice first day! Tony and I talked about that route a couple of years ago and I did it this summer, it was awesome!
I just haven't figured out how to take more time to stop and take more pics and smell the roses.
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You can do what I do.
Don't stop, take pictures while your riding.
Roses, run them over!

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Old 11-16-2011, 05:18 PM   #36
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so what do you attach the hook end to as sometimes there just isn't anything around.


On the G/S I carry a block and tackle (came off my Hobie16) with a cam cleat on one end. Extra Yale light line always comes in handy. Bad thing is if a tree isn't around to lash onto...
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:26 PM   #37
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You can do what I do.
Don't stop, take pictures while your riding.
Roses, run them over!

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I guess I need more practice.
Can't wait for Gravelly.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:05 PM   #38
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I ran into you guys at the Granite Cafe in New Meadows and we talked for a while.

I'm looking forward to your trip.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:46 AM   #39
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I ran into you guys at the Granite Cafe in New Meadows and we talked for a while.

I'm looking forward to your trip.

Hey Sorebutt!

It's really nice to hear from you again.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:24 AM   #40
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so what do you attach the hook end to as sometimes there just isn't anything around.


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Old 11-17-2011, 10:19 AM   #41
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Can't pass this one up, I am hoping for a happy ending though
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:19 PM   #42
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Been waiting for another great Questor ride report!!!
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:33 PM   #43
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Gorgeous so far, can't wait to see the rest!
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:34 PM   #44
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:11 PM   #45
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You can do what I do.
Don't stop, take pictures while your riding.
Roses, run them over!

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Totaly down with that..
Minus the runing down of roses, but it happens.

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