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Old 03-21-2013, 03:51 PM   #46
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A Trail 90 is probably the ideal bike for this ride.

Really, any bike without purely street tires is going to be fine.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:54 PM   #47
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I have Pilot Power sportbike tires on my TDR250 and it was no problem.

Ok, a little sketchy but I didnt go down!
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:16 AM   #48
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That makes two Shovel Guys. The one I encountered (different year) was standing in the middle of the street.

The next year, I came across Bludgeon Man standing at the entrance of an alley.

That same year Van Lady was parked at the entrance of an alley, doors open on both sides, and standing in front, scolding.

Loved watching one of the videos , wow , lots of mud, I generally do that in town here in the winter, hardly any mud, mostly gravel alleys, see how many dogs come out and try to eat my legs. Van lady sounds funny. Did you stop and let her know the error of her ways?

I may have to ride the local alleys this weekend and some of the suburban trails too.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:10 AM   #49
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I had the R1200GSA before my F800 and i would take it in a heartbeat if i still had it. Although the 800 will be more manageable.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:48 AM   #50
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Did you stop and let her know the error of her ways?
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I have found that such folks are unreceptive to enlightenment.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:10 AM   #51
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I rode my 990 Adventure last year. No problem. It was good for powering through the Blackberry vines.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:17 AM   #52
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I have found that such folks are unreceptive to enlightenment.
Oh, I don't know, I find that even if they don't get it , it still makes my day better.

One of my favorite teaching moments came when I was driving downtown Lewiston with my window down and an egg whizzed by my head and splattered on my passenger window. A hail of eggs was hitting mine and other cars.
A little toyota pickup with 3 jr high kids in the back and 2 in front was egging everything in sight. They learned a valuable lesson when I was able to catch up to them and they got stuck at a light next ot Bojacks.
I got out and took the few steps towards their stash of eggs in the middle of the front of the bed. One of those commercial stacks of eggs with about 4 dozen to the layer.
They were all about 100-120 lbs and didn't react quick enough when I slammed both open palms into the top layer of eggs, smashing down into them and grabbing a couple hands full of eggs and throwing them into the pickup cab until they rolled up the window.
I must have broken several hundred eggs, whatever a foot worth of one of those stacks is, one hell of a messy pickup and I was pretty well covered in egg.
The cheering from the other cars was a great bonus and the look on several of those kids was priceless.

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Old 03-22-2013, 10:20 AM   #53
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I rode my 990 Adventure last year. No problem. It was good for powering through the Blackberry vines being a Big Tall Bastard.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:25 AM   #54
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In Portlandia, I would be afraid of being arrested for assault, while they got off with a ticket for littering.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #55
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A Trail 90 is probably the ideal bike for this ride.

Really, any bike without purely street tires is going to be fine.
Last year I saw several sport bikes on this ride. Most stuck in the mud... My XT250 did a great job on this ride. Hardest thing is not getting lost.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:42 AM   #56
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I think anything with fewer than four wheels will provide a good time, stuck or not.









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Old 03-23-2013, 12:36 PM   #57
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Sounds like a hoot!

Just wondering if anyone that knows me is going on this ride and would be OK with me following along. I am really afraid of "alley trolls" with shovels, crossbows and AR-15s Not to mention the fact that I am scared shitless just to ride through Portland to get to this event. If someone out there wouldn't mind a noob tagging along, please PM me.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:35 PM   #58
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Just wondering if anyone that knows me is going on this ride and would be OK with me following along. I am really afraid of "alley trolls" with shovels, crossbows and AR-15s Not to mention the fact that I am scared shitless just to ride through Portland to get to this event. If someone out there wouldn't mind a noob tagging along, please PM me.
Just meet us for breakfast. You should find at least a half dozen familiar faces.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:23 PM   #59
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Mustangshelly- just post up a meet up location in your area and you will have other riders to run through town with on the way in to breakfast!

No worries, no alley trolls, no drama, lot's of fun!
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:37 PM   #60
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Just wondering if anyone that knows me is going on this ride and would be OK with me following along. I am really afraid of "alley trolls" with shovels, crossbows and AR-15s Not to mention the fact that I am scared shitless just to ride through Portland to get to this event. If someone out there wouldn't mind a noob tagging along, please PM me.
You HAD to ask......yes, you will find plenty of familiar faces.
Not sure yet, no clue what the next few weeks bring.
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