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Offline ford832

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« on: June 08, 2013, 11:49:48 PM »
For me this year anyway.It was a shakedown run for both of us.The bike did well,I did less well. :-[ It was good to blow the cobwebs off anyway. 8)





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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 12:22:15 AM »
Looks like fast trails. The bike looks good!
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2013, 09:11:38 AM »
Take you long to get rid of the cobwebs.? ;)
Off the bike that is.
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2013, 10:16:51 AM »
aboot time ford.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2013, 10:28:38 AM »
Bikes looks good, needs some graphics though.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2013, 01:47:03 PM »
Thanks. :) In my old age though,I've turned minimalist.I always ran a full graphics kit,protection and everything else.These days I like it clean though I do have at least a mx style skid plate.I know I should run at least a pipe guard too but don't want the weight-it hangs on a nail in the basement-maybe that helps a bit. ;D
I stopped one time and had a spider hanging off my visor.Since then I've been known as the guy that rides so slow spiders spin webs on me. :'(
It looks like it would be a fast trail but just over that rise(an excellent woods jump btw) is a ton of sideways roots.Fortunately,it swings to the right immediately after that and there is a barbed wire "catch fence" on the left side.I found out the hard way the first time I ran that trail.These days I take it easy on that section. :)
I agree,it is about time.I'd like to run a couple HS this fall.This ride proved to me I have a ways to go to get back to form.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2013, 01:53:24 PM »
Where's the footage?  ;D
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2013, 02:53:28 PM »
Did you make the jump to second gear? ;)
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2013, 04:20:34 PM »
I did get second-but I had to go to a 60t rear to pull it off. :o  :D
Sorry,no footage,I've yet to manage the technique of riding while taking pics of myself at the same time. :D
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2013, 07:17:21 PM »
The pic with the bike leaning on the tree made me laugh...  Last time out, my buddy took his 7 year old son on his CRF50.   The ride went really well, except for when the little guy would fall..   Dad's bike doesn't have a side stand, mine does.  So I spent the ride picking junior up refireing the CRF and sending him on the down the trail.  As we were loading the bikes commenting on what a good day it was, my buddy said as soon as I'm done cleaning the bikes, I'm ordering a side stand.  I felt helpless at times when there was no place to lean my bike.  You told me and I didn't listen...  I'll correct that tonight

Its good to hear / see you are back where you belong...  getting the YZ dirty.
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2013, 09:37:03 PM »
Ford -- I am sure I can give you a run for your money as the slowest guy on the trail!

Beautiful place you have to "work the cobwebs out" up there! Nice pics.



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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2013, 11:23:02 PM »
Lol,I may give you a slow run for your money ;D.The trail is good there,farther along I sunk it in the goo but was too busy getting out to snap a pic. :D
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