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    First Dirt

    About 3 weeks ago I got a 1990 TW for my 67th birthday. Today I rode it about 25 miles out to an ORV park and then up the trails to the top of the hills. Stayed on the green (easiest) and blue (intermediate) trails and found some of them interesting challenges. Climbed several thousand feet in a couple of miles on fire trails, some rutted, some loose, and most steep. Watched a red tail hawk circling the canyon below me.
    Amazed at the capabilities of the little beast.
    Beautiful day.
    Good fun!

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    Congratulations on your recent birthday, your new bike and your first dirt on your TW!

    Sounds like you had fun and looks like you had the whole place to yourself.

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    Welcome and congrat on your first dirt ride. At least you didn't fall like me on your first dirt ride!
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    The pics are a little small but your bike looks like a nice one and I like the colors too. Welcome!

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    Happy belated "B"day.
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    Good job RtoR!
    Bet you're already thinking bout when to go again
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    Very Nice Ready to ride. The only thing I see missing is a buddy with a TW to ride with.

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    Looks warm and pleasant!
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    I get a kick out of reading posts on other forums, proclaiming that the TW is a light trail bike, useless on single track.

    I have to think that those armchair experts have never owned one

    Joke is squarely on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philosobrad View Post
    I get a kick out of reading posts on other forums, proclaiming that the TW is a light trail bike, useless on single track.

    I have to think that those armchair experts have never owned one

    Joke is squarely on them.
    I'm thinking you are probably referring to ADVrider...lots of good guys over there in the know, but let's face it, there are some pot stirring types, and others I suspect that have only rode a MC of any type in their dreams...lots of clowns over there that would rather start a pi**ing match than actually contribute something worthwhile.
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