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Old 02-25-2013, 08:21 PM   #196
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Just noticed the new avatar.....
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:40 AM   #197
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:37 AM   #198
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And the complimentary dirt teaser:

That looks skeeery. I've become EXTREMELY uneasy with heights, and it would be awful on the GS. I'd be duck paddling at 2 mph.

Great vid, though.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:12 PM   #199
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Juan. Uphill was slow. Downhill was downright glacial.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #200
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My bike won't downshift from first gear.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:17 PM   #201
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Awesome trip fellas. I didn't realize SoG's image only developed in Mexico.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:28 PM   #202
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Shady. It has something to do with the vectors. In Mexico. Closer to the Equator is my guess.


In truth, I figured I was about to die on those effin' switchbacks and wanted my kid to have a couple of pics of her old man. ;)


I plead special circumstances. But I still hate photos of me.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:21 PM   #203
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Melt down

My computer is hovering at 80 degrees Celsius just trying to burn a dvd of this graphic intense video. And I have a decent computer, an older GTX 275 graphics card an I-5 processor plus 4 gigs of memory.....
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:30 PM   #204
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My bike won't downshift from first gear.
I wish I had an enduro transmission....maybe I could pick a route better than just bashing over the rocks....
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:31 PM   #205
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My computer is hovering at 80 degrees Celsius just trying to burn a dvd of this graphic intense video. And I have a decent computer, an older GTX 275 graphics card an I-5 processor plus 4 gigs of memory.....


uhhhh....WTF did you just say? lol Just throw something up here. The natives are restless.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:33 PM   #206
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I wish I had an enduro transmission....maybe I could pick a route better than just bashing over the rocks....
Yup. I don't have a first gear. Just 2 and 2A.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:59 PM   #207
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Yup. I make my living with words. I would rather make my points here with pics and vid's. ;)
Unbelievable! Such an awesome place.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #208
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I wish I had an enduro transmission....maybe I could pick a route better than just bashing over the rocks....
That only works until you get tired. Then you end up entrusting the bike to the suspension while you pray for the tires.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:22 AM   #209
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Ya know. I'm just too much of a "giver", I guess. I try to gently teach. To mentor. And here it appears Rick has learned nada.
I explained and then executed the preferred "rough section" riding method for T-neck several times. (The expert move only once but it should have made the point as it was video-ed for posterity as a training aid.)

Well, here it is again.


1. Put yourself in the mountain side rut/wheeltrack (not the cliff-side rut/wheeltrack) without regard to any other criteria (boulders, running seep, washing machine).
2. Put bike in first.
3. Pin the throttle preferably bouncing it off the rev limiter
4. Scream like a little girl.
5. Alternate with curse laden screams to the rider in front of you to "get the F outta my G-D way"
6. And, for the expert, when you reach the next switchback and come to a stop with your buddies, remember to fall over throwing yourself smooth off the bike and onto your head.


I sure hope y'all were listening this time.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:36 AM   #210
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1. Put yourself in the mountain side rut/wheeltrack (not the cliff-side rut/wheeltrack) without regard to any other criteria (boulders, running seep, washing machine).
2. Put bike in first.
3. Pin the throttle preferably bouncing it off the rev limiter
4. Scream like a little girl.
5. Alternate with curse laden screams to the rider in front of you to "get the F outta my G-D way"
6. And, for the expert, when you reach the next switchback and come to a stop with your buddies, remember to fall over throwing yourself smooth off the bike and onto your head.


I sure hope y'all were listening this time.
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