Sadly, 2 days on the ice in front of my place may be all I get this season. Le sigh.
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1000rr, zx10r, rmz450, RE classic, r6, S4Rs, xr123, sv650(2), cr250 and a box truck that leaks power steering fluid.
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Did bill M. take that fisherman out, or the other way around and steal and his fish.
Looks like a great gathering!
Did you grit your teeth and try to look like Clint Fuckin' Eastwood?
Or did you lisp it all hangfisted like a fuckin' flower?
Also. I think I've decided that marcel ('cheater') screws may not be for me. I'm not ready to close the book on this yet, but I think I prefer having the bike move a lot more. The ice was bad (really bad) yesterday due to the weather and the 450 had more than enough grunt to make 'er move a ton. I took the (KTM XC-W 2-stroke) 200 (on Kanadians) out as well and it felt anemic in comparison. On par with Woody's TTR125 (also on cheaters). The 200 is still tuned woods. I did not so much as reset the power valve. The 200 was slow as hell but a lot more fun, honestly. I did not biff either bike. And I really liked the can't-fuck-this-up confidence the cheater front gives. But I'm worried that on quality ice the rear would be too planted. I want to have to practice throttle control. I want to learn to have the bike sideways, always trying to safe an ass-first low-side (or high-side!).
I really think that cheaters up front with a kanadian rear may be the wholey grail for rec ice riding. I have an 18" rear for the WR and may do a swaparoonie at some point if I find myself with the time and inclination to tackle re-mounting that fredette.
All that said.. wheeling a bike on ice is pretty darn cool.
finally got an ice session in yesterday on jerseygirl's steed.. . holy fun shit! wish i was back out there today
thnx again guys, great to see you!
Aw yeah, that was a perfect impromptu ice weekend. despite a bit of work to clear the course, the ice was minty! Glad you came out Clinton. That 150 is hard to beat. dollar for dollar the most fun bike in the fleet.
Sunday I swapped Ken's battery into my "big bike". Took a little time to adapt after a day on the 150, but I got there eventually.
yeah, man. all i want for Xmas is a studded up CRF150 way too fun!
You guys sold me. I managed to find a set of wheels for my XR100 locally dirt cheap, I'll have to pick up the ice tires I found for it this week, or build my own if those aren't still available.
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