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Old 02-24-2009, 02:55 PM
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Default First ride of the year

     

I decided I couldn't wait any longer to get back out on a bike, and after cleaning my bike up over the winter I finally went and picked up the last missing pieces.

Heading home with a container full of gas, transmission oil, coolant, brake fluid, 2-stroke oil, new grips, and a new brake lever, I'm stoked to get all this stuff on. I fill everything up, mix some gas, and fill the tank up.

Now I'm out here in 28* weather today, and I havn't started the bike since about october, so I figure I'll probably have some trouble with it. I had drained the gas out in the fall, and the oil/coolant out about a month ago, but did have the gas or anything to get it started.

On the 5th kick (yep..only 5 kicks) it roars to life and I let it run for a little bit while I throw my gear on.

I get back out to the bike and take off for a ride through my trails. It's not too long and half of it was flooded/frozen over, but it was worth it to get out there. I'm riding on normal knobbys and we have about 3 inches of snow on the ground right now, so it was quite slick, but all in all not too bad.

I'm not sure I have ever felt that good throwing my leg over my bike before.

Just felt like sharing..anyone else in the upper US get out for a ride yet? I wish my bike was ready when we had a few really warm days (about 60* for 3 dyas in a row), but 30* will have to do for now.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:41 PM
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Awsome Bro, Had my first about 2 weeks ago,had 2 days of 40*. Nothing special just blasted up and down a few gravel roads and the field next to the house. It was fantastic to get back on her!! Been along winter!
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:10 PM
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well i live in eastern canada and i traded my 1000cc two stroke sled for a CRF450r because the weather had been quite mild. So naturally i assumed "VERY WRONGLY" that winter was near done....then we got hit with 48cm's of snow last night....Please keep posting ride stories so i can live vicariously thru you guys....I am just dieing to scare the crap outta myself with that thing and so far up and down 1/3mile of a paved/icy road just isnt doing it.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:30 PM
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Very cool D3! My old bones wouldnt allow such a move.
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:21 PM
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Yeh, the boy's and i are stepping out this weekend for their first MX of the year, it's long overdue, should be good
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:43 PM
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Yeh, the boy's and i are stepping out this weekend for their first MX of the year, it's long overdue, should be good
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:08 AM
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Rodger that! just hope i get my truck fixed in time, darn universal joint crapped out, No truck means no Caravan, which means swag on the ground and back ache for a week
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:18 AM
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I love my country but when i am talking to my father in PA and her is telling how he can see his grass.....Makes me wanna jump ship
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:35 AM
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I love California!!!!! I have ridden every weekend for the last 3 months.
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:23 AM
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I love my country but when i am talking to my father in PA and her is telling how he can see his grass.....Makes me wanna jump ship
JUMP, JUMP, JUMP.....j/k


I too love California.
I can (well my kids and grandkids can) get up in the morning, go surfing, jump in the truck with the bikes, go to the local mountains (right now) and ski or snowboard, get back into the truck and drive down to the desert or a motocross track (395 Cycle park) and go riding, all in the same day.

HOWEVER....it's not all a bed of roses......
The worst of the worst...Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi are all from California........ARRRRRRRGH
I hate California.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:08 AM
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Lol, I live in New Mexico and I have been able to ride all winter, no matter what!
Been racing almost every weekend since september last year!
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:01 PM
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I'd get some pics up myself, however it's sort of hard to get pictures of myself riding when I'm the only one around, not to mention I don't have a decent camera.

I'll see what I can do soon though about maybe getting a video or something up. Rig up my old digital camera helmet cam again =D


Anyway, got out to ride again today, this time there was much less snow on the ground. It's about 40* out right now, so it was perfect riding weather, just the ground was pure mud/slush. Pretty interesting hitting the throttle and having the back end come around on you that fast!

Only had one semi-serious wipe out though, and the only result of it was my handlebars got pushed up in the clamps. Hit the throttle too hard in second and the back end came sliding around. I let off the throttle but it was too late for it to catch again, and myself and the bike slid about 10 feet through the mud and water. Felt pretty soft actually since it was so muddy, but I got soaked and muddy in places I never thought possible!

It was fun though
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