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    Jimbo Shield Removal Made Easy

    Went for a nice ride today telling myself in order to protect my right side I should only fall to the left side. Apparently my determination worked.

    Poor Mr.Gizmo took a beating in the process. Location is midway up a newly found long climbing single track and only part of a good day’s ride.
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    Summer fun

    Glad to see your out there beating the brush! Looks narrow and technical.
    Need to keep it neat and tidy around those rocks and trees!
    Ride on my friend.

    Jeff
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    I was going to say "how could you miss that tree" - but apparently you didn't - lol
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    I saw the video first as my iPhone alerts to new videos by people I'm subscribed to. Then I saw the title of this thread. Very funny.

    Just cause you're having surgery in a few months doesn't mean you have to add to the list of items needing fix'in. Be careful out thar.
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    looks like the whiskey was kickin in
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    Those were the only “Boo-Boos” on an otherwise fine time riding between Stampede Reservoir and Verdi Peak Fire Lookout tower whose main vehicle access road remains washed out from winter flooding, thus the new single trackage. Here is more samples of the fun day until eventually we made it home in driving rain.

    Strong rainfall over a recent wildfire burnt slope had sent mudflows closing part of Interstate 80 again so we had to contend with long streams of tourist cars following Google Map’s “Alternate Route” on the old immigrant wagon trail. Dust clouds boiling off the thundering herd obscured oncoming anxious off-road neophytes as they tried to pass either each other or get around disabled vehicles as they all tried to rush home over the Sierras. Oncoming traffic looming out of the dust seemed way too dangerous for a couple of mild mannered TWs so we diverted down an old railroad track and hid out in Dog Valley hoping for opposing traffic to clear. Then a good strong rain began.
    Mr.Gizmo bike on it's second rain ride once again died so Adam towed me the last mile or so until my bike’s electricals steamed sufficiently dry to resume internal combustion. Time to track down this issue and do more waterproofing.
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    That was both of our first attempts at the foot peg to foot peg towing technique. With just a 10 ft piece of 3/8ths rope we tied knots at the ends then stood on the knots. System worked well for a couple of us drowned rats who didn’t want to stand around in the rain discussing the finer details of the technique. We both just decided “Go for it!"
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    Almost need to carry a spare if you fall down often. Seen a few broken ones over the last few years.
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    That one tree took out not only the Jimbo Shield but snapped off a folding mirror and crunched one of the two horns. I may imitate Rider21’s homemade shield made from ABS with aid of a heat gun.
    Just one ride and I have a big repair list. At least the long throw suspension really mellowed the bike’s response to rocky sections, and the new Seat Concepts kit further softened the ride.
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    I wanna go riding there!!
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