Forecast wasn’t great, but after having spent a good few hours wrenching on Alex’s bike so he could ride Sunday, it would have been stupid to stay home. He wanted to see snow, so off we went…Continue reading “2019-02-03 Clark to Valentine “ridge” and out Muir with Alex”
One always needs to have balance. In this case, after playing guru for a few rides, I needed to go back to being the weak link, the guy dragging his sorry self and bashed up bike at the end of the day. Kick-ass single track loop!
Lots of video. Not sure I’ll get to editing it. Came to realize I’m having trouble getting over big logs because I can’t wheelie… or more accurately, I can’t get the front wheel up, and then compress the rear suspension. I can weight/deweight, or I can lift the front end (sorta) … I can even sorta/almost do them in one move… but I definitely can’t get the front end up and then launch the bike off the rear wheel.
Got out on the Saturday with a couple other light bikes and “less timid” riders. Weather forecast was for showers until 2-3pm and then clearing. Well it wasn’t bad while we were riding, but got drenched riding home.Continue reading “2019/01/19 – Informal dirt ride with some LIRC folks”
Alex posted on facebook: “Anyone want to do some dual sporting this weekend? I’d like to follow someone around the trails” … there ended up being a dozen riders :).Continue reading “2019/01/13 – Alex’s LIRC dirt ride.”
Chris wanted to lay out an “easy” new-years-day (NYD) dirt ride that would be doable by big bikes (although perhaps not by newbies on big bikes).
Having missed the big ride on Saturday, I wasn’t going to stay home Sunday.
Blah. Swapped some gear around and got burned by it.
Playing catch up on posts. I can’t remember why I was solo this day. I was running around the near end of Kapoor, possibly trying to find a way west to Mt Lazar… ran across a brit on a little KTM 150 two stroke.
Trying to play catch up. This was a good run, some snow on the back (north) side of Mt Tood, some new terrain, and lots of revisited track. We did run low on both gas and time.
I have video, but that’s the only still picture.
There’s a bit of joke in the online forums, that if you think you know better than the “little japanese guy that designed your bike”, “you should not be here asking questions”. I keep running into this. Those guys know/knew their stuff. I didn’t know what butted spokes were…Continue reading “DRZ-400 Wheels and spokes”