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From: HardWorkingDog on 10 Aug 2010 10:12
In article <dea1665qapru2jkeg4ii4o7ec9k2vs8lfp(a)4ax.com>,
Mike Baxter <email@example.com> wrote:
> Well, lets see. One my first day of riding, I tried to rip my arm off
Glad you didn't succeed on that one...
> and I didn't ride a single trail again the rest of the week. I
> borrowed RahRah's KTM640 adventure bike and Tracy and I joined Jeff
> Deeny, Paula and Jeff Wallace on a rode ride. It was lots of fun.
> Riding up to the Trinity Lakes lookout, I was worried the downhill
> might would be a problem in my shoulders state at the time. It
> wasn't. Let's just say that I could EASILY talk Tracy into us picking
> up a similar bike for jeep road exploring.
Sounds like a plan is forming.
> Oh well, I still had a ton of fun.
"It's bad luck just SEEin' a thing like that..."
From: HellSickle on 11 Aug 2010 21:03
Day 1: no ride. Spent an extra half day getting there while we dealt
with a fridge issue.
Day 2: Rode Skeleton with Paula & a few other folks. This was quite
the introduction to side-hill. The step up near the beginning really
gets your attention if you look down. Most folks walked their bikes
across with spotters. The flowers on Skeleton were incredible. The
rocky troughs near the top haven't gotten any better since the last
time I rode it.
We headed down the bear creek road to Big Smokey, where only Paula,
myself, and Eric decided to run the Paradise trail. What a great
choice! The bottom section had the same sloughing away side hills
that I remembered. We took the road back to camp and celebrated with
our first dip in the hot springs.
From: HellSickle on 12 Aug 2010 16:02
Day 3: Rode up Virginia Gulch with VLJ. Proceeded to Presidents
trail. Missed a turn & didn't ride the bottom half of the trail. We
took a side trip up Iron Mtn, so I could scope out the trail and take
pictures to see if Paula was comfortable riding up there. Victor
wimped out on his plan to hoist his bike onto the heli-pad for a photo-
Throughout the day, my bike was running poorly just off idle. When
we got back to camp, I pulled the carb & went the next size larger on
the pilot, which only seemed to make things worse, so I returned to
the orginal jetting. Still not sure what's going on. I think I'll
replace the needle & needle seat before I jump into any jetting
I was in the middle of jetting changes when Paula returned with Volker
& Anya. After riding easy trails, she was "ready to shred", so headed
up Iron Mtn with Volker. Since we were planning a long loop around
Smokey Dome the following day, I opted to stay in camp & get my bike
prepped, jetting sorted out, and take a dip in the hot springs. I was
a bit bummed that I wasn't riding up Iron Mtn alone with my
sweetie :-/ As it turned out, the lake was a much nicer setting. ;-)
From: IdaSpode on 12 Aug 2010 16:53
On Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:02:03 -0700 (PDT), HellSickle
>Throughout the day, my bike was running poorly just off idle. When
>we got back to camp, I pulled the carb & went the next size larger on
>the pilot, which only seemed to make things worse, so I returned to
>the orginal jetting. Still not sure what's going on. I think I'll
>replace the needle & needle seat before I jump into any jetting
Just before leaving for the Fest, I rejetted because of much the same
thing, a little burble right off idle. I went 1/2 step leaner on the
needle (NOZH > NOZI) and from a 40 > 38 pilot, left the main (160)
where it was. I didn't get a chance to try it out at these settings
'til the first ride on Sunday. This resulted in surging when trying to
maintain a constant speed on the roads and still had the burble.
I put the H needle back in, dropped to a 35 pilot and 158 main. Wow,
what a difference, no burble, no surging, pulled strong throughout and
completely eliminated my 'sometimes' spooging problem.
>I was in the middle of jetting changes when Paula returned with Volker
JFTR, although it is pronouced like you spell it, the correct spelling
>After riding easy trails, she was "ready to shred", so headed
>up Iron Mtn with Volker. Since we were planning a long loop around
>Smokey Dome the following day, I opted to stay in camp & get my bike
>prepped, jetting sorted out, and take a dip in the hot springs. I was
>a bit bummed that I wasn't riding up Iron Mtn alone with my
>sweetie :-/ As it turned out, the lake was a much nicer setting. ;-)
Hard to beat Goat Lake for spectacular scenery, for any purpose
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