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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #600 on: March 23, 2020, 07:46:53 AM »
You must use balance finesse and traction management to stay on top of an open class bike anywhere. The YZ is so torquey it makes a great trail bike. If you can ride that 4 wheeled thing over there you can ride anything.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #601 on: March 23, 2020, 08:09:24 AM »
I kinda maybe sorta wanna do Sturgis ONCE, just to say I did. But then I see pictures, and I change my mind for another year or three. Daytona and Ocean City have been enough of a "bike week experience" for me so far. The Honda Hoot in Pidgeon Forge I did a bunch of years back was... interesting... the year I went. That poor town was not ready for those numbers.  :eek:

You habe to time it right. I went about 10 years ago and had the street all to myself. Granted it was 2 weeks before the Harleys showed up and 4am but I still had the town to myself.  I would go back again for those conditions.

the last Sunday of the rally is pretty close to that.  ;)  If you want to get the whole experience show up the last Saturday and you can experience the mess, then Sunday morning it's over. Do your shopping and looking around sturgis, then spend Monday-wednesday riding the relatively empty roads. Of course if you Just want to ride, come in September.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #602 on: March 23, 2020, 08:14:16 AM »
You must use balance finesse and traction management to stay on top of an open class bike anywhere. The YZ is so torquey it makes a great trail bike. If you can ride that 4 wheeled thing over there you can ride anything.

Have you tried a new 2-stroke? they are pretty impressive. I loved my CR500, but my 300XC-w works far better in the woods.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #603 on: March 23, 2020, 08:47:44 AM »
Actually other than the tall first gear I love my CRF450 in the woods. Takes some practice but it'll do anything short of trials.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #604 on: March 23, 2020, 08:50:37 AM »
the new 450's are amazing machines, but being fat and old an out of shape they begin to tire me out after an hour or two. therefore I stick with my fat old man bike... lol..
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #605 on: April 05, 2020, 06:36:58 PM »
Got out for a nice ride through Halifax and Pine Grove before heading back to Ephrata area.

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« Reply #606 on: April 06, 2020, 07:30:11 AM »
the new 450's are amazing machines, but being fat and old an out of shape they begin to tire me out after an hour or two. therefore I stick with my fat old man bike... lol..

My 530 (now 570) is a handful on single track. Too much weight. Too much power. My lack of skills and fitness surely doesn't help things. The last time I rode an extended bit of single track (enduro course from the week before) I overheated my clutch fluid from riding in a taller gear to manage the power and using the shit out of the clutch. Had to stop for a half hour to let it cool down and then I had enough clutch to get out of the woods. Having 50/50 tires (not aggressive DOT knobs) was also an issue. Wasn't a fun day but I survived. I think a 350 EXC is probably a good option for that stuff (plate required) but I'm more of a nasty dirt road / quad trail kinda rider any more, so the 530 is fine for that.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #607 on: April 07, 2020, 08:07:35 PM »
As a matter of fact I did, about 100mi. or so.
Didn't come close to any humans, just cows, plus I grabbed a tag while I was at it.

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #608 on: April 28, 2020, 08:37:33 PM »
Yep to work and back. In the rain.........oh no!!
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #609 on: May 03, 2020, 03:20:09 PM »
I sure did, almost 300mi., mostly in Sullivan County Pennsylvania.
Awesome day weather wise, and about time.  8)

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #610 on: May 10, 2020, 12:17:31 PM »
Soon as I finish off this cup of coffee I'll drag the Road King out and head off to Virginia for some Padron cigars. Nice day to stock up.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #611 on: May 15, 2020, 02:01:55 PM »
I did, in fact.  First time in too long.  Gorgeous morning.  Probably stinking hot this afternoon.  :)  Waaaaaaaaaah.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #612 on: May 15, 2020, 06:11:34 PM »
I did, in fact.  First time in too long.  Gorgeous morning.  Probably stinking hot this afternoon.  :)  Waaaaaaaaaah.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #613 on: May 15, 2020, 06:56:55 PM »
I did, in fact.  First time in too long.  Gorgeous morning.  Probably stinking hot this afternoon.  :)  Waaaaaaaaaah.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #614 on: May 17, 2020, 06:38:29 PM »
I trailered my son's Speed Triple and DR650 back to Pittsburgh from NY today in preparation for his move back next month. Of course I had to take the Speedie through the neighborhood just to make sure it would start and all. Bike runs good, even with 1.5 year old gas in it. I suspect someone needs to find a way to get rid of that old gas (afternoon ride tomorrow).
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #615 on: May 17, 2020, 06:50:15 PM »
I trailered my son's Speed Triple and DR650 back to Pittsburgh from NY today in preparation for his move back next month. Of course I had to take the Speedie through the neighborhood just to make sure it would start and all. Bike runs good, even with 1.5 year old gas in it. I suspect someone needs to find a way to get rid of that old gas (afternoon ride tomorrow).
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #616 on: May 17, 2020, 07:12:14 PM »
I put fresh gas in the Versys today.  Only took 2 hours to run 15 miles over to the Shell station and back. 
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #617 on: May 17, 2020, 09:22:27 PM »
I put fresh gas in the Versys today.  Only took 2 hours to run 15 miles over to the Shell station and back.

What did you do push it there? Or did you take the scenic route to the shell station that was 15 miles away as the crow flies.

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #618 on: May 18, 2020, 06:08:08 AM »
I rode AGAIN today.  Beautiful morning when I left the house.  Final destination is at a different elevation with its own weather.  Cold, fog, misty rain and colder.  Meh.  Still rather be on the bike.  :)  Well, I'd RATHER be on a versys but beggars and all.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #619 on: May 18, 2020, 07:24:43 AM »
I put fresh gas in the Versys today.  Only took 2 hours to run 15 miles over to the Shell station and back.

What did you do push it there? Or did you take the scenic route to the shell station that was 15 miles away as the crow flies.

 :rolf:  I now know I can ride at least 15 miles after the warning light starts flashing. 
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #620 on: May 22, 2020, 02:49:47 PM »
I sure did, over 200mi.. I left at 7:00, home by lunch before the rain.

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #621 on: May 23, 2020, 08:06:12 AM »
Adding one more picture from yesterdays ride.
This one in the NE. corner of Pennsylvania.

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #622 on: May 23, 2020, 01:55:56 PM »
Yep.

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #623 on: May 25, 2020, 07:45:11 AM »
Yesterday I learned that the Fjr is a great platform to get us to the hiking trails.
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