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Winter Doldrums II - Trail S200 - Owyhee Front

Again, longer video than normal so you can see the full effect.

Ride up trail S200 towards Tiddie Springs on the Owyhee Front with my son. I was riding a TW200 (Purple Bee) and he was on his KTM450 EXC. This is a good warm-up trail and if it's a cold day, you won't stay cold for long. Lot's of neat scenery riding up and down through the canyons.

 

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Good looking ride chasing your son. Vigorous health and KTM suspensions are wasted on the young though, Pops should have been entitled to the plusher ride in the rocky zones. :p
 

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Good looking ride chasing your son. Vigorous health and KTM suspensions are wasted on the young though, Pops should have been entitled to the plusher ride in the rocky zones. :p
True, I should feel more entitled to his KTM, especially since I had stored it at my place so long before he came and got it. :D
 

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Again, longer video than normal so you can see the full effect.

Ride up trail S200 towards Tiddie Springs on the Owyhee Front with my son. I was riding a TW200 (Purple Bee) and he was on his KTM450 EXC. This is a good warm-up trail and if it's a cold day, you won't stay cold for long. Lot's of neat scenery riding up and down through the canyons.


You had me at "Tiddie Springs"...... Just kidding ;-) looks like a great outing!
 

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Kris; you need to remind your son. When you come out of the tough section; he needs to give you your minute of rest (like he has had while waiting for you) before he takes off again.
In your case it is the suspension; but a lot of the time it is a newer or less experienced rider that finally gets out of a tough section (or even on street rides). They think "great, a rest stop" - but as soon as they pull up; everyone leaves again. And that person who needs a break; never gets one so they end up being more likely to crash.

I just started this to tease you. But then decided to elaborate so that others who have not thought of this may give their less experienced companions a break so they don't push beyond their limits.
 

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Kris; you need to remind your son. When you come out of the tough section; he needs to give you your minute of rest (like he has had while waiting for you) before he takes off again.
In your case it is the suspension; but a lot of the time it is a newer or less experienced rider that finally gets out of a tough section (or even on street rides). They think "great, a rest stop" - but as soon as they pull up; everyone leaves again. And that person who needs a break; never gets one so they end up being more likely to crash.

I just started this to tease you. But then decided to elaborate so that others who have not thought of this may give their less experienced companions a break so they don't push beyond their limits.

Typically, he did let me rest when I caught up. ...but there was a couple of times I cursed him out for leaving me tipped over or stalled in the water. I have a clip of me catching up to him at a rest stop that is in the works. I think I was mad when I said all them words but they weren't directed at him as much as just my frustration at myself for riding poorly.:p
 

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Kris, when I rode the Loose Screw with Clayton (160 KM of FSRs and single track) I was getting tired near the end (30 + celsius) and caught the bars on some bushes and ended up in the bushes with the WR250r on top of me. I just lied there blowing the horn until Clayton came back and extracted the bike from on top of me - I could have gotten out by myself, but that just seemed like too much work at the time. You just need to have your son stay within horn distance.;)
 
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