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dirt dame

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About dirt dame

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    World's laziest trail rider
  • Birthday 09/16/55

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    Besides riding, I like to fish for largemouth bass, panfish and an occasional trout, music, photography, oh and hiking....as long as I'm scouting for a motorcycle route. Who wants to use their feet for something other than standing on the pegs.

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  1. The dirt there was awesome today. No dust.
  2. It has been duly noted and marked on my calendar.
  3. Kawee!
  4. I plan to become extremely talented, rich and popular, as well as spend the rest of my life with as of yet unfound soul mate. Go big or go home, right?
  5. I burned up a front disk and pad set on my KLX because the master cylinder was not operating properly.
  6. I could use it. i ride alone a lot.
  7. Got myself some new MSR duds and this helmet.
  8. Welcome to the forum.
  9. i hated my Alpinestars when I bought a pair, and that was over a decade ago. I mainly hated them, because they were too stiff, too bulky and high profile, so they actually hurt my ankles, and made it hard to feel the shifter and brake or even too move around on the pegs well. Furthermore, because they were stiff, they actually hurt my knees because they didn't bend at the ankles. By the time they started to break in, buckles were broken and the boots were basically worn out. I've tried on various models of Alpinestars over the year, since then...but nothing seems to have changed very much in overall fit and feel results. Since then, I have worn Thor, Gaerne, Fox, Forma and SIDI. For an expensive boot, the SIDI wins hands down for comfort, articulation, ease of getting in and out, and general ruggedness. TAs are a bit wider than the SRSs, so if you have a wide foot, those are probably the best choice. For a less expensive boot, I like the Forma Terrain TX. For a sub 300 dollar boot, it still comes with an ankle pivot, so it is fairly fast to break in, although I find it somewhat more bulky than theSIDIs.
  10. We have had such weird weather around here this autumn...very warm and also exceptionally dry. So it was quite a pleasant surprise to experience some wintery weather finally. My friends Jim and Sandi decided to join me for a day of trail riding, yesterday. We made plans on Thursday night. Sandi said that the chances of rain were zero according to the weather site that she looked at. Yahoo weather told me that there was about a ten percent chance of rain for the mountains, so I decided to take a waterproof jacket with me. As I was driving up into the San Bernardino mountains, I noticed long gray curtains of precipitation sagging out of the clouds. I soon ran into it...and it was snow. By the time I reached our staging spot at the Big Bear airport around 8 a.m., the whole town had a thin layer of white covering it. My friends and I discussed the situation while we ate breakfast at the airport diner. Jim thought that the weather conditions might get too dicey for us, and thought that maybe we might alter our plans. He didn't want me to think that I had to go through with the planned itinerary just because we were already there. I suggested that we drive our vehicles over to a clearing near the trailhead we wanted to use, so that we wouldn't have to expose ourselves to the cold at speed, on any pavement stretches. My buddies were good with that idea, so off we went. If the weather looked like it was going to get worse, we would be a lot closer to the staging area than if we stayed at the airport. As luck would have it, the snow stopped and the sun came out later in the day. Most of the snow melted and evaporated, leaving the dirt strangely dry and a little dusty, although not too dusty. The temperature probably never got above 40, but we managed to stay warm, save for our fingers...even with cold weather gloves. We had a good day, and then went over to our favorite hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant for an early supper, before heading home.
  11. Anza is the only way in to the cabin and Alder canyon. The road through has been closed for may years at the middle willows.
  12. Shouldn't be too bad. The rock garden sections of the grade going in have been cleaned up a lot since the old days.
  13. Welcome to the forum.