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Old 07-29-2012, 08:49 AM   #211
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:57 PM   #212
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Whew....finally finished H14's and Jax's ride report but somehow it never ends.....here's a link, there's a link.
Now I have to read "Ancient Mariners ride the Continental Divide" (who knows how many links are hidden in this RR)
"Active fire map"
"Chaco Culture National Historical Park"
"Boxcar bandits"
Had to Google petroglyphs.
Google Mesa Verde
Google Cannonshot's R3loader.

I got so many pages open I don't know where the fuck I'm at!

It's 9:30 PM, I'm never gonna get this grass cut!

Great ride report Jack!

One of these days I'm gonna have the Quad-fecta!

Wait now it's 10:00PM cause I just got side tracked again....
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:31 PM   #213
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Just for a little perspective, there is a woman very close to the middle of this photo:
Wow, that is one very small woman!
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:54 PM   #214
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East Coast vs. West Coast riding styles.

I noticed from the pictures that I am always standing and you guys were always seated. I was reading a RR from the guys I normally ride with...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...2#post19228422

I noticed that they are mostly standing on the pegs. Just curious.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:07 PM   #215
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I noticed that you stand alot of the time Lonestar. I do not. Can't speak for other E coast riders though. It is useful for relieving my arse bone, and I am quicker to balance in sketchy terrain while standing.


So, I didn't take any pictures of the road out of Chaco. It was challenging from about just past the campground. An interesting mix of deep sand and washboard. I was standing much of this time. There was no making time or taking pictures. Occasionally there would be thick deep sand with no earth to connect to. I went for it at first but then decided to take it slow... like, how fast would you like to wreck? For me it was about 5mph. That slow. I almost had the bitch done, and my bike started cutting out. I would go 10' and it would stall. Then it started well and ran as I sat there, but it would stall the second I would start any vibration.
REALLY ANNOYING. Another mechanical issue with the bike.

There were only the two pictures Bill took of my bike on its side.

I took a few things apart to see where the trouble was. I started with a fist to the air box. Bike stalls. Starts right up. Runs fine.
I wack the arrbox again and... Stall.
Something is shorting the electrical system somewhere... CRAP!!!!
That's not really a fecking thunderstorm coming this way?
.... Bill, Lonestar and I consider how to fix this..... Maybe an hour of this type of stuff goes on, and I finally pull the battery and shake it. AH, I don't think it should shake like maracas.
I always thought that the battery was pretty heavy for as high up in the bike as it is.... I was taken by the lore of one of the new lightweight batteries... saved over 6# up high. Well... the first time it hit the washboard, it took a crap.
The cells were bouncing around in there, stalling the bike and a host of other weird shit..... The 1 gallon left fuel light came on for no reason.... The tach read PEGGED when I was maybe getting 2000 rpm.
I was a bit freaked.... We made for Cuba NM, where we were supposed to meet the others. The bike probably stalled 50 times as we rode the miles to Cuba. I am NOT HAPPY.
I was a bit happier that there was 1 motorcycle battery that would fit my bike in Cuba NM. Thank you NAPA!!!
My new friend Steve and my friend Pomo helped with the battery install. Y'all made it easy!! Thank you both VERY much.
All the symptoms go away!!! Bike is fine today!! YEH BABY!!!! That was a HUGE success for me.
The CDR riders who didn't go to Chaco were waiting all afternoon for my ass to show up. Every rider made me feel ok about the holdup my battery failure caused.
We thought about getting a room in Cuba until some investigation... We made for a campground just north of Cuba.

Well.. I would like to post some pictures, but I can not access my photos.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #216
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East Coast vs. West Coast riding styles.

I noticed from the pictures that I am always standing and you guys were always seated. I was reading a RR from the guys I normally ride with...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...2#post19228422

I noticed that they are mostly standing on the pegs. Just curious.
I can not say for certain, but I think that it may come from the terrain differences. Out west, you are dealing with much more wide open spaces, and the speeds that go along with them.

Back east, we have to deal with the tight technical stuff and lower speeds. Standing is not needed as much for the speed, and it is a bit more energy efficient to stay in the seat when possible.

Hell, it sounds good anyway.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:09 AM   #217
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You're crackin me up Slo!!!
Intent is the biggest part of the quad-fecta.....Once i made up my mind that I was going, I WAS GOING!

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Whew....finally finished H14's and Jax's ride report but somehow it never ends.....here's a link, there's a link.
Now I have to read "Ancient Mariners ride the Continental Divide" (who knows how many links are hidden in this RR)
"Active fire map"
"Chaco Culture National Historical Park"
"Boxcar bandits"
Had to Google petroglyphs.
Google Mesa Verde
Google Cannonshot's R3loader.

I got so many pages open I don't know where the fuck I'm at!

It's 9:30 PM, I'm never gonna get this grass cut!

Great ride report Jack!

One of these days I'm gonna have the Quad-fecta!

Wait now it's 10:00PM cause I just got side tracked again....
Here is a H14 photo of me during the battery replacement.

Pretty much sums up how my afternoon went.

I want to personally thank everyone on the trip with me for being supportive and as cool as can be! My battery cost everyone their afternoon ride And not only did they seem to not care, they all tried to make me feel good about the situation!!!!!
ALL Y'all are the BEST!!

I knew Bill would fit in with all you FFs when I dropped my bike. (dropped it getting off) His first inclination was to take photos, not run over and help his life long friend. This is photo 2 where I am bent over laughing after realizing his uh..... FYYFF.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:58 AM   #218
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^^ the sign said SLOW.........but maybe not that slow
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:33 AM   #219
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^^ the sign said SLOW.........but maybe not that slow
They were quick to put up that pedestrian sign too, warning other people that someone was floundering around on foot.....
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:57 AM   #220
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I had not even noticed the signs until you guys pointed them out.

Bill must owe you some payback for previous............

I had to ask him to take a picture of me!
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:59 AM   #221
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I had not even noticed the signs until you guys pointed them out.

Bill must owe you some payback for previous............

I had to ask him to take a picture of me!
It's cause I'm so good lookin!!!!
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:54 PM   #222
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:41 PM   #223
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:53 PM   #224
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East Coast vs. West Coast riding styles.

I noticed from the pictures that I am always standing and you guys were always seated. I was reading a RR from the guys I normally ride with...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...2#post19228422

I noticed that they are mostly standing on the pegs. Just curious.
I think Skyclad has the right idea. In the east the mean distance between turns is measured in inches, rather than miles like it is out here. Also the surface (at least in the mountains) is damn near 100% hard pack, almost like pavement except it's dirt, with the occassional spatter of loose gravel over it. Makes for a rather unpredictably slippery ride at times.

Out here in the west everything is sand. I don't know how to quantify it, but even though sand can be a fickle mistress it often feels better to stand while riding through it. Though for me, riding a bike that weighs over 500 pounds with a touring (rearward) weight distribution is not one of those times.

When I do enduros out here I probably sit for 20% of the 2+ hours I'm out, if even that much. I just need to find a tank bag that isn't right where I want to put my crotch when I stand up on my F8.

I'm really enjoying your pictures Jax, keep em coming!
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:02 PM   #225
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I think Skyclad has the right idea. In the east the mean distance between turns is measured in inches, rather than miles like it is out here. Also the surface (at least in the mountains) is damn near 100% hard pack, almost like pavement except it's dirt, with the occassional spatter of loose gravel over it. Makes for a rather unpredictably slippery ride at times.

Out here in the west everything is sand. I don't know how to quantify it, but even though sand can be a fickle mistress it often feels better to stand while riding through it. Though for me, riding a bike that weighs over 500 pounds with a touring (rearward) weight distribution is not one of those times.

When I do enduros out here I probably sit for 20% of the 2+ hours I'm out, if even that much. I just need to find a tank bag that isn't right where I want to put my crotch when I stand up on my F8.

I'm really enjoying your pictures Jax, keep em coming!
Pomo what do you have for a tank bag? Mine bit the dust and I am looking for a new one, and want your opinions on the one you have.
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