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Old 01-27-2014, 08:01 AM   #901
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:27 AM   #902
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Theme of the day for me was, "Get a lighter bike, spend more time in the gym, or both!" That was the most physically demanding day of riding I've ever had.
To cap it off, we had to drag the bikes under two gates just to get home. Which brings up a good point. The roads to Conasauga Rec area and lake are gated off. Only way up there without a gate is via the Tibbs climb.

The parking lot at Chattsworth Hardees has plenty of room for trailer vehicles and is only a few miles from both the Windy Gap, Rocky Flats, and RockCreek OHV areas.


Taking a break early in the ride...



Momentum is the key to the climbs. FullMonte makes it look easy:
....tried to embed the videos and failed... Links will have to work...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=z2IfuqzKThA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=QSNelT9oLLY

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Old 01-27-2014, 09:35 AM   #903
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No shortage of moral support....(listen to the comments)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSNelT9oLLY
Hey, what are friends for.

I've got some pics, but when I tried to post them up they were huge. I'll try to get them re sized and post them up tonight. I've got a couple of videos that are pretty good too.

I had a great time yesterday. Thanks for letting me tag along.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:21 PM   #904
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"Get a lighter bike, spend more time in the gym, or both!"
"Don't ride with Twisty or Monte"
It's easier and less expensive.

Yes... I'm jealous.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:10 PM   #905
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Okay, I finally got my gigantic pictures issue straightened out, so here goes:


Steve and Monty getting ready to go.




What a day for a ride in the woods.




Monte was getting a little warm, so he decided to take a dip in this little creek. Steve said that Monte looked like a cat getting a bath. Needless to say, he didn't stay in the water long so I wasn't quick enough with the camera to get the down shot.




These guys can pick up a bike faster than anyone I've ever seen. Steve got "Rosie" the big red pig picked up before I could snap the picture. Damn, now I can't get that song out of my head. (AC/CD "Whole lotta Rosie")





Steve muscling Rosie up Tibbs. Both did quite well until Steve got a little too rough with her and broke her clutch lever.





These are NOT our bikes. We caught up to these guys who stole them and tried to get away by dragging them under these two gates. Good thing the gates were there or we would have never caught them.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:50 PM   #906
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Rosie - "She ain't exactly pretty, she ain't exactly small..." Long live Angus - AC/DC

More quotes from the day:

"Feather that vise grip and give it some gas..."
"Broke my clutch lever again" ...vise grips fell off...
"Fall on the other side, you've broken enough stuff on that side..."
"Let him suffer a little bit before you help him..."

Enjoyed the ride guys. Thanks for dragging (literally at some points) me along.

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Old 01-27-2014, 07:00 PM   #907
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We had some fun, didn't we? Looking forward to the next one.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:47 AM   #908
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"I'll have the chicken fajitas."
"OK sir, chicken nachos it is"
"Not nachos, I said chicken fajitas."
10 minutes later she brought out two plates of chicken nachos for Twisty and I.
I knew something was askew when I noticed there were no Mexicans working in that Mexican restaurant.

The ride was a most excellent adventure. We really lucked out in terms of weather, terrain conditions, spectacular scenery, and the open gate. The right wrist is tweaked from the fall in the creek, but I'm looking forward to the next one.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:56 AM   #909
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This has been a fun read- Nice report fellas.


I have found myself in the exact same position Steve (bringing a B-52 to an F-16 outing). Don't think about getting a lighter bike, just keep going on those "tough" rides. You will get significantly better at riding in terrible conditions on "the Pig".
24 hours after you arrive home from a day of riding with Monte, or MrTwisty, or anyone who knows what they are doing on a 450 and your body doesn't feel like it belongs to a losing MMA fighter.... then you are ready


"Feather that vise grip and give it some gas..." <--------Awesome
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:24 AM   #910
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:39 PM   #911
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Here's one for you fellow southerners....

Its been snowing pretty much all day. My daughter calls and says her school bus has been hit by several cars and can't move. "Come get me."

I live at 1,000 feet elevation. The entrance to the subdivision is at 650 feet. Right now its blocked with about 100 cars that can't get up the hill. Many have collided with each other.

No problem.

Stole the ski rope from the boat and made tire chains. You would not believe how well this works. There are two keys to making this work: You've got to use nylon rope (ski rope is perfect) and you have to weave it tightly.

Priceless moment of the day was when a couple dudes walked by and said it will never work... I honked as I drove past them...

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Old 01-28-2014, 02:43 PM   #912
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Good ta know!

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Old 01-28-2014, 06:34 PM   #913
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I live at 1,000 feet elevation. The entrance to the subdivision is at 650 feet. Right now its blocked with about 100 cars that can't get up the hill. Many have collided with each other.

Yeah, it was a mess down on this end of the hill. An Acura smacked the school bus and I saw a Hamilton County cop car shove a GMC Acadia down into a lawn just a few yards above it.

The school bus will be there until at least Thursday. My car is parked below the tree in the grass until it thaws out.

The black Jeep was anchored to a tree with the yellow strap. They finally winched out the new white minivan after 5pm. It looks like a total from being hit on all sides.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:42 PM   #914
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Almost wish I hadnt bought a wee strom.

I enjoy reading (and seeing) your rides - many of which seem to be single track, woods, etc.

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Old 01-28-2014, 11:39 PM   #915
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Question: Do you guys mind if a misplaced local posts pics from outside the area? I'm not going to be back until fall time frame.
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