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    The title says it all

    At 68, am way to smart to get myself into this kind of situation ( )...
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    That sign should have been posted on our last NutJob ride.

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    I don't get it, what was the challenging part other than remembering to turn on the fuel supply?
    Where was the "Crazy Hillclimb"?
    I fast forwarded looking for something indicating the double diamond rating which I assume indicates some degree of difficulty. I don't think I have ever ridden anywhere with posted ratings other than at Bear Valley and Royal Gorge ski resorts, but those were for skiers.
    It all looked like a fairly manageable intermediate road for a TW, even after dark. Guess it is all depends on what you are used to and what you are riding. Those bikes looked like they had tall motocross gearing driven by peaky power plants, not really the best for off-road play.
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    Thanks for sharing. I kept thinking he should have been on a TW. He did have a light but not on the bike. I usually carry a good head lamp after seeing this I will make sure I always have it with me.
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    I picked up another pair if simple flashlights yesterday to add to my bikes' safety gear. They are more for repair, inspection and signaling than for lighting the way. After seeing a bunch of the "I Shouldn't Be Alive" TV series I acknowledge that when self-rescue isn't feasible being able to signal for help can make the difference between a good story and a good funeral. Flashlights join a 1 square meter orange emergency signal blanket as well as a fire source for daytime smokey signal fires. Silvery mylar safety blankets can also attract attention.
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    But Fred, many of us do consider you a highly experienced, expert rider. And sometimes a little bit nuts too. NutJob.

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    Why didn't one of the riders WITH headlights get BEHIND the rider without lights and make sure his high beams were on?
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    I agree with you Fred, not much of a hill climb on the right bike. The sign did indicate no bikes under 200cc, but you could easily do it on a TY 175.
    A properly set up TW can do black diamond trails and even the dreaded red diamond trails.
    In BC the trails rating is blue easy, green intermediate, black hard, red extreme.
    The red trails are usually a state of mind as you are on the edge of a ledge that is a few inches wide and many times very steep.
    I often get strange looks from the guys on their KTMs. Their most likely thinking how did he get up here. Answer - low gearing and great traction.
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    Yeah, despite the sign's 200cc advisory I think everyone here could tackle those roads and trails in the video with our 196cc TWs. Low gearing, off-idle torque , a headlight and electric starter would have made all the difference. An older 600cc XR in a poor state of tune would not be my first choice.
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