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    Senior Member busyweb's Avatar
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    My THE first dirt bike down experience to share.



    Today, I went for a weekend day riding for Santa Ynez Mountains trails which is located just behind Santa Barbara, California.

    This forest service road (5N12) has amazing sceneris around it.

    All the types of bike could enjoy this road, Dirt, Street, Dual, or even with small cages.

    Seeing south for the Pacific Ocean view.

    Seeing north for the Los Padres National Forest mountains vista.



    O.K. for my story.

    When I was riding down paved road for an hour, I found a good/small dirt bike play ground by the road.

    And couple of dirt bikers are playing at there.

    As I was little bored at the pavement, I dare to get down the play ground for quick riding.

    There were no gate to go down or up, just couple of small side dirt mound path for it.



    Yes, I did some happy quick riding; however lost how/where to go up to the road back... ha ha ha

    In 3 months of dirt life, I finally got a down; fortunately no damage at all.

    None for the bike neither for me.



    The other dirt rider helped me out of the trouble, and told me that I went to wrong path to go up.

    Anyway, thanks for them who also from Los Angeles; sorry forgot your name. ^^;



    Here is the stroy video clips.



    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZW-mCL2tBU[/media]





    PS: Let me put full Santa Ynez Mountain trails riding report later on.





    Thanks

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    Nice that you came out if that unscathed, thank you posting the vid of your unload. It happens, especially in the dirt. Looks like your bark busters did what they were supposed to do. I have those same ones on mine, money well spent there.

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    One of the reasons I bought the TW was that the salesman said the gyroscopic action of those 'big' wheels made it almost imposible for the bikes to fall over ( ).



    All brave men, fear not their folly.......



    Neat little video Busyweb, the audio really made it unique. Those lever guards look really strong, must have cost as much as the bike ( ).



    Here I was just minding my own business. Gerry



    Take care my Friend.........

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    I presume you revved up your engine when nobody was looking! ha ha If the other riders happen along after the fact, you can always blame the kickstand. They probably won't believe this (kickstand) story, but hey, if they didn't see it, it didn't happen.



    Its ok to (rev up the engine) if your not going to fast or otherwise cause yourself great bodily harm! At least it wasn't loose sand and your front tire gave way going 30 mph!



    Glad you and the TW are not hurt, which allows us to continue to watch your video's!
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgizmow View Post
    Those lever guards look really strong, must have cost as much as the bike ( ).


    About 80 clams at Cycle Gear or the whole set. I figured mine have already paid for themselves in bent levers and broken perches.

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    glad your okay. good thing you installed those hand guards a day prior.
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    At least it wasn't loose sand and your front tire gave way going 30 mph!


    Hey! I resemble that remark!

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    Thanks all for the comments.

    I was lucky that I got no damage.

    After this, I may go to much slower and more careful riding... ^^;



    Here is the video clip which contains photos taken from the same road trip.

    I added short riding video clips at the end of this photo-slideshow.





    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef2dwYZGuBk[/media]





    Part 3 - the Bike-Riding video clips are to be added soon after some editing...



    Thanks

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    I've fallen a couple times the year. Mostly trying some clever stuff. It makes you a better rider.



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    From one side of the 'Valley' to the other, you sure get around. That 360 pan was pretty FANCY. You continue to raise the bar on video presentation, Great Job!



    Seems my 'high tech' stuff took a dump on me this weekend. Both my video camera and the new GPS would 'freeze-up' and then do nothing. I had to pull the batteries on both units to turn them off.



    Spent some time online last night with Kodak tech. support and got the camera going again. The issue with it seemed to be 'a bad file' on the memory card. Not sure how things will go with the Garmin. Gerry













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    Take care my Friend.........

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