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Old 02-08-2014, 03:48 PM   #16
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I have found that anyone that puts the effort in to criticize others in this manner is exaggerating his own abilities to make himself look bitchin'. Who cares what people consider to be offroad? What point are you trying to make? I think you're full o shit and probably not as gifted a rider you think you might be.
I side with the OP. Maintained roads , gravel or otherwise are NOT offroad. People ashamed of their own inability always seem to try to discredit or put down people they perceive as their superiors. Get over it Nancy.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:51 PM   #17
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I side with the OP. Maintained roads , gravel or otherwise are NOT offroad. People ashamed of their own inability always seem to try to discredit or put down people they perceive as their superiors. Get over it Nancy.
Yeah, but in this case, it's not that others perceive the OP as one way or the other at all, it's that the OP is flaunting HIMSELF as superior. That makes all the difference...
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:11 PM   #18
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Yeah, but in this case, it's not that others perceive the OP as one way or the other at all, it's that the OP is flaunting HIMSELF as superior. That makes all the difference...
I don't think he's implying he's superior , he's just fingering the posers. Well , hell. He IS superior then , if you think about it. Ability vs. inability. Competitors and spectators. It applys through out our lives.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:02 PM   #19
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Hers some random photos of roads - no single track in sight.



Sorry but, that sure as heck looks like a single track to me...just saying...
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:12 PM   #20
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If you don't need a license plate, it's offroad.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:36 PM   #21
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Pui....but, here goes. I grew up in TN, and we used to ride 4wd trails, logging trails, strip pits, and the like. Most of the time we considered it to be riding "off-road". Many of them were very challenging for any vehicle. Years later, thanks to the Air Force, I ended up in Las Vegas, and I had a 4wd bronco and a 2stroke quad. I often rode trails and real off-road there. There, "off-road" meant, there is NO road. "I am at this point in the desert, and I want to go to that point in the desert, I will find the best path to get there." It could be a wash, a ridge, or just simply a direction, but most often, there was no road to speak of. Yes, I road many trails there (spent most of the time at Apex, simply because it was close), but I sometimes made my own path, much like others. Then, 5 years ago I moved to the republik of Maryland, thinking I would be able to ride muddy trails again, and ride power line trails, logging roads, etc. Sadly, if you have an internal combustion motor 10 feet away from the pavement here, you are a criminal to society and will surely be charged with some dumbass felony of some sort. I f*king hate it here. So that being that, I look forward to riding a gravel or dirt trail of just about any sort. Is it off-road? No, not even remotely close. The closest thing we have here is paying a shit ton of money to go ride circles around a muddy track.....not really my cup-o-tea, but I know lots here enjoy it. More power to 'em.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:41 PM   #22
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Yeah, but in this case, it's not that others perceive the OP as one way or the other at all, it's that the OP is flaunting HIMSELF as superior. That makes all the difference...
Yup. O.P.'s a douche.

I used to ride and race motocross. Now I'm old and don't stray off the fire roads (much) and do 99% of my riding on the tarmac.

If there is no pavement under your motorcycle you are off road. Fire roads are offroad. Single track is offroad. No track is offroad. Get it?

The 90/10 tires are for dudes like me who don't stray far. If you do, you need to figure out how much and how often and pick the tire that's right for your riding.

And don't be a douche.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:01 PM   #23
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Most people who say "off road" simply mean "off pavement".
Then "most people" are idiots.

A road is a road. When you leave the road the you are "OFF ROAD"
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:04 PM   #24
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if there is no pavement under your motorcycle you are off road. fire roads are offroad. single track is offroad. no track is offroad. get it?
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:25 PM   #25
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Then "most people" are idiots.

A road is a road. When you leave the road the you are "OFF ROAD"
In some places an unpaved road isn't a road anymore but a way. :-P
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:53 AM   #26
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Yup. O.P.'s a douche.

I used to ride and race motocross. Now I'm old and don't stray off the fire roads (much) and do 99% of my riding on the tarmac.

If there is no pavement under your motorcycle you are off road. Fire roads are offroad. Single track is offroad. No track is offroad. Get it?

The 90/10 tires are for dudes like me who don't stray far. If you do, you need to figure out how much and how often and pick the tire that's right for your riding.

And don't be a douche.
Came here to say this, but you nailed it.

OP, If ADVRider isn't KICKASS EXTREME enough for you then move along.

As far as your original question goes, you're clearly an EXTREME badass so I'm not sure if they make tires EXTREME enough for you and the EXTREME TEAM. You may want to look into customs. 100000/0 off road. EXTREME!
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:59 AM   #27
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Sorry but, that sure as heck looks like a single track to me...just saying...

Sometimes you get traffic
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:51 AM   #28
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Sometimes you get traffic

How many lanes are that? It must be a Highway!
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:50 AM   #29
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I reckon the LEGAL term for offroad means anywhere you can ride without a tagged vehicle. But like others have said, yeah, you're overthinking it.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:53 AM   #30
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While we're at it, can people stop calling the engine a "motor"? The only motor on most motorcycles is the starter. (Or is that enginecycles? Oh, damn. People use the wrong words so often.)
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