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I left this short vid embedded in its' article so you could read a bit more.
I hope to NEVER see anything like this from any of our guys...!
Last edited by Darth; 09-13-2019 at 01:49 PM.
"Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."
- Hunter S. Thompson
“It’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.
"The less horsepower a motorcycle has, the more it can teach you.” - Ben Bostrom
And though a mountain may rise up and smack the livin' shit outta me,
and wad up my bike somethin' awful...
Still, I rise!
(With apologies to Maya Angelou)
"Give a Damn"
- C. M. Howe, Jr.
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Jarvis would have just rode it back up to the trail.
I see the line he wanted. He just had a bike that he had to braap his way through with, and one that could leap out of his hands. I'd try it with the tractor-like goatiness of the dub.
- Leisure Time Larry -
2004 TW200, 13-55 gearing, Shinko 241, Race Tech Emulators, Procycle front springs, Works Performance rear shock, Emgo handguards, Luckybike mirror risers, Ken Sean DS foldable mirrors, 30mm Tusk bar risers, Seat Concepts, Kick Starter kit, Plasti-dip camo coat, Cycle Pumps, Ricochet Skid Plate, flood and spot LED pod lights, Sena, Garmin etrex 20 GPS, IMS 313114 folding shifter
Rick Hogge says: " I wasn't going quick enough"
Funny thing is as I was watching the whole 9 minute video and thought from the start that his tall gearing was inappropriate, if not dangerous for that trail. I like to go slow enough to maintain control.
Our TWs, especially with modified lower than stock gearing, could manage those nasty section slow enough that the minimum speed is not so great as to rebound a bike and rider off a cliff.
2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
2006 TW200 "Nibbler", a.k.a. “Mr.Gizmo"
Hidden Content All Things Considered I’ld Rather Be Motorcycling
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2014 BMW R1200GS LC
KJ, just KJ, ok.
2004 GMC Sierra 1500, 1999 Toyota 4Runner
Past rides: 2015 Yamaha XT 250, 1997 Suzuki DR 200, 2007 Honda Ruckus, 2007 Yamaha TW 200, 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 500, 2009 Kawasaki KLX331S; 1994 GMC Sierra 1500, 1987 Nissan Pathfinder, 1992 Acura Integra, 1986 Honda CRX, 1989 Jeep Cherokee, 1994 Chevrolet Astro Van, 1979 Volkswagen Rabbit, 1984 Jeep Cherokee
That's the kind of shit I fear. Good thing he had water to land in...I guess! Wow!
Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?
I've ridden a converted MX bike in stuff like that and sent mine over the edge. Idaho in the sawtooths. Hit a root and the rear wheel kicked to the side wrong direction. Slid me off the saddle and my throttle hand near pegged. Luckily a bush caught my bike before it went into the water and I was able to grab a rock before going all the way to the bottom. The real problem then was that no one actually saw me, we were spaced out so each could handle the terrain without bunching up. As rider after rider rode past, I shouted without being heard. I finally realized I'd need to get up there before the last rider went through and get them to see me. Lucky for me, I did. Took a lot of rope and hands, but got my bike back up to the trail.
I no longer ride that bike. Still have it, need to sell it. The TW200 works well as I can easily step off it, being a short bike. A big reason I do not carry cargo on my small rack off road. I carry a small backpack instead. My rescue gear stays with me!!
Thanks for the video!
The bear slayer!