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Old 11-22-2013, 09:24 AM   #76
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Keep this up and Mr. Nut is going to need a much larger helmet.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:49 AM   #77
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Count me in on this one, hopefully I will not have military duty.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:19 PM   #78
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I followed AC909 and Kevinj110 around on the Hoosier National Forest ride this year and had a great time. Perhaps they wont mind me tagging along again. If not I guess I'll have to finally come to terms w/ Mr. Garmin and these blasted bifocals. Until November.....
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:33 AM   #79
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Just picked up my 650L! Can't wait for Nov and to ride with everyone again.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:39 PM   #80
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As you know, the 2014 ride will be in So. Illinois, and I recently had the opportunity to tag along with BigDog while he laid out the course last month. It was a two-day effort requiring a campout at Fern Clyffe State Park, which required a lot of wood gathering and a big campfire and a sing-along and hot soup and coffee because it got down into the 30s! But we weren't deterred, and here's a little video to prove it! 2014 is going to be a great ride!

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Old 12-11-2013, 06:14 PM   #81
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This sounds great to me. Wifey (xt250) and I (drz) will plan for this debacle. I know its too early to call it a debacle but I have high hopes!!!! Is there a spring preview thread yet?
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:30 PM   #82
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Did I say I was IN? YUP. A long time ago. Will this ride be 'big bike' friendly? And what tires are preferred? And, And, And...Peach cobbler
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:02 PM   #83
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Did I say I was IN? YUP. A long time ago. Will this ride be 'big bike' friendly? And what tires are preferred? And, And, And...Peach cobbler
A really big bike will be very unhappy in at least 2 spots-----even if it's dry---but I'll make a go around. One of those spots is pretty muddy with lots of mudholes even when dry everywhere else---but it's not bottomless mud. I talked to the forest service about this road as I wanted to make sure it was OK to ride thru there. She was real nice and said have at it.

The other spot you ride in a creek of nothing but rocks for a good mile---those kind of river rocks a big bike can get dig in and get buried in.
And you will go thru a whole lot of water.
I've ridden a 950 KTM thru it without much tadoooo----but avoided it like the clap when I owned an 1150GS.
The creek is the road.

Other than those spots most any tire would be fine.
The rest of the riding is very easy---but nice and almost always scenic and
you won't be hampered on it even in the rain.

I'll make a waypoint of a spot beside a bridge where there is a long swinging rope over the creek----extra points for
attempting the swing and not getting wet------and cold.


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Old 12-12-2013, 04:05 PM   #84
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I followed AC909 and Kevinj110 around on the Hoosier National Forest ride this year and had a great time. Perhaps they wont mind me tagging along again. If not I guess I'll have to finally come to terms w/ Mr. Garmin and these blasted bifocals. Until November.....
count me in on this ride i will not miss another one. okay justarida is it ron i can't remember anyway i took the leap a few wks ago on a garmin oregon no regrets can't believe i was so hardheaded. if you get one expect frustration but you'll be glad you did. brett.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:15 PM   #85
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A really big bike will be very unhappy in at least 2 spots-----even if it's dry---but I'll make a go around. One of those spots is pretty muddy with lots of mudholes even when dry everywhere else---but it's not bottomless mud.
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Hey BigDog, do you think it will be worse than Saturdays ride this year along the river over by Petersburg? I'm asking because we're wondering if it'll be doable 2up on a KLR?
Thanks,
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:15 PM   #86
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count me in on this ride i will not miss another one. okay justarida is it ron i can't remember anyway i took the leap a few wks ago on a garmin oregon no regrets can't believe i was so hardheaded. if you get one expect frustration but you'll be glad you did. brett.
Glad to see your in! I'm sure you will get lots of use from your new Oregon I hear they are really good gear. I have a Garmin CS that I use for backpacking and its ok to read while your walking but it's a real pia to read when it's mounted on the XR especially with bifocals and in the sun! AC909 sure knows his GPS stuff I remember only one wrong turn and he fixed that very quickly. Gonna try to follow him again If I remember correctly your from up around Indy right? I got a buddy that I ride street bikes with up there. I talked him into trying the DS thing he's gonna pick up a new CRF250L in Jan. I think he will prob. come with me on this ride next year as well as the HNF ride. We grew up together in the 70's and rode dirt bikes back then. Should be too much fun! Cant wait. Look forward to riding with you again! Stay warm.
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:43 AM   #87
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:53 AM   #88
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Hey BigDog, do you think it will be worse than Saturdays ride this year along the river over by Petersburg? I'm asking because we're wondering if it'll be doable 2up on a KLR?
Thanks,
Joe
If your offroad skills are very good-----you can do it 2-up on the KLR (awesome bike)----I know I could---and I'm old.

If not------better skip it.

Mud is mud is mud---that's all I got to say about that.

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Old 12-14-2013, 04:56 AM   #89
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Count me in! Will not miss this ride again
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:56 AM   #90
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I'm in. now to find something a little smaller than the klr between now and then.
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