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    Did trans america trail fro OR coast to Rockies and then tarmac to Chicago and Boston. Picture is my buddy's bike - he joined for 1st 6 days. Also did a couple races in the desert when I lived in CA, started feeling vulnerable though. Going 40-50+mph next to sharp big rocky terrain (fast guys way faster than that) esp a few painful spills later made me accept that I am not bullet proof.


    Now I am seriously challenged time wise as I bought a family farm and have a kid on the way and my other job is self employed too. I am really hurting to have a working bike - currently don't have one. With time being so short I am constantly resisting temptation. There is a nice 70s TS250 2-smoke with somewhat modern front end (probably DR or DRZ) and 17" alu supermoto wheels for sale nearish me. It would be a perfectly silly yet handy mix of nostalgia, wackyness and handy for the farm.

    I think I need to see this coming summer and then see how much or little time I have before I buy toys. I have a zillion things on the farm that need attention to get fixed.
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    From our last club ride. I'm the "even fatter than I used to be" guy on the Green Machine. The last half of the group falls behind when someone stalls, but they catch back up to me around the 14:00 mark. The lead guy checked out by the second or third turn. This trail is probably the tightest of the club properties that we ride but it's still got a few places where the heroes can open her up.

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    Those trails look like my idea of fun.

    When I raced Hare Scrambles around here the courses were laid out by the A class riders. Their idea of true single-track is 29"-30" between trees, fair game. The more the better. Off camber hillside 180s around the radius of a tree, stuff like that. If the terrain didn't do it they'd lay lay small logs down mid-corner at the perfect angle to hook your front wheel and put you down if you didnt see them and wheelie over. Challenging, not fun.

    I sold my last KTM a few weeks ago. Even though I hadn't ridden in over a year and the prudent thing with my job is to not ride I don't like that I'm dirtbike-less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeninIowa View Post
    Those trails look like my idea of fun.

    When I raced Hare Scrambles around here the courses were laid out by the A class riders. Their idea of true single-track is 29"-30" between trees, fair game. The more the better. Off camber hillside 180s around the radius of a tree, stuff like that. If the terrain didn't do it they'd lay lay small logs down mid-corner at the perfect angle to hook your front wheel and put you down if you didnt see them and wheelie over. Challenging, not fun.

    I sold my last KTM a few weeks ago. Even though I hadn't ridden in over a year and the prudent thing with my job is to not ride I don't like that I'm dirtbike-less.
    We rode the same course the weekend before and a few mud bogs developed that were like motorcycle traps. LOL I managed to avoid them when they were at their worst and the trail crew routed around them for this second weekend. There's also a few places where we took the "Easy" splits to avoid the vertical stuff that the A riders like. No thanks! I prefer to go home afterwards instead of to the hospital.
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    I was just about to ask where are the fallen trees, deep mud sections, exposed rocks and vertical stuff

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