Yesterday I rode up a single track that I’ve not used for quite sometime, it’s been a favorite of Fred and I. Well, I didn’t make it far, my KLX and I were quickly stopped where the single track turned into a mud pit.
After packing several layers of rocks in the deep mud in front of both tire, and draining the water from the puddle, in was only able to advance a few inches. I gave in and called Fred. Thankfully he was in the area and came to my rescue. Good man!
It took the both of us about another hour of more draining, more rock packing and finally the both lifting the front tire free from the suction and weight of the encapsulating mud.
Here’s Fred covered in mud spray, from his assistance behind the rear tire.
Major kudos to Fred!
2014 Honda CB1100
2018 Yamaha XT250
2016 Moto Guzzi V7 II
2017 Yamaha TW200
2012 Triumph Bonneville
2002 H-D Sportster 1200 Sport
2003 H-D Sportster 883
1976 Honda CB750F
1975 Honda CB360
1970 Yamaha CT1
1972 Yamaha CT2
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1967 Honda CL160
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You know he's a true friend... when he'll come rescue you from the mud... the deep sticky mud... by hand! Way to go Fred!
It's never too late to be assimilated...
Wow! didn't realize Nevada had that much water
Suppose I could have left Adam baking in the sun doing his Lawrence of Arabia imitation...”Get up camel, we must ride to the oasis!”
Besides we have too much fun together playing in the mud. Nothing a little hose off won’t cure. Looks like Adam tried to cross what looked like a high drier ridge between two soupy zones only to have the ridge liquify beneath him.
The soup to either side was deeper than our boots making working on the bike a messy but comic festival as we stumbled around.
We drained the swamp a bit and pulled enough mud of a pudding consistency away from wheels to then try to break stiction.
Finally able to spin the rear tire liquified things out back nicely but the front tire was more uncooperative. We ended up using 1" webbing strap under rim then over my shoulders to lift wheel enough so Adam could insert rocks underneath. This allowed more power from leg muscles without hurting back...same technique for lifting a refrigerator since both of us could not free the bike bent over lifting together. Sometimes have to use the brain before using the back.
Last edited by Fred; 07-02-2019 at 10:16 AM.
All I can say is WOW!!!!
Tom in Wichita
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