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New winter toy

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    Is this thing on? Mr. Kurtz's Avatar
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    Cool New winter toy

    So, the off season just got a little shorter. After making one visit to the lake last year to see some of the LRRS crew riding dirt bikes on the ice, I knew I wanted to try it this year. My plan was to beg/borrow/steal/bribe my way onto everyone else's ice bikes, because the cost barrier of buying a dirt bike and setting it up to ride on the were a bit higher than I could swallow for the short winter season.

    That all changed when Steph("The Enabler") found an already set up ice bike for sale at a good price...but a bit more than she wanted to spend(probably for similar reasons I mentioned above) on an unknown. Well, half the purchase price is a much more palatable amount to try it out, and since ice riding is basically like a trackday(in that you're "circling" the same course over and over) and it's usually cold enough that you need a break periodically anyway...it's doable to split a bike with someone(hopefully?!).

    So after some conversations with the seller about the condition, we decided to go look at it, and pick it up barring any issues. Bill Cool was kinda enough to loan his trailer, and when we got to the bike is was clear the seller really was selling it to make space in the garage(and maybe make his wife happy by saying he sold one bike). Guy was a straight up ice racer, doing flat track style stuff on ice at different club races all winter, plus had a handful of MX bikes. The bike came with some spares; including a Honda OEM piston and rings, a spare spiked rear tire, a spare front wheel with a flat track tire, and a few spare rear tires for dirt flat track.

    All in all...it's gonna be a pretty...interesting ride this winter.

    I expect I'll have this look on my face under the helmet often



    Since the bike was less than 1/2 hour from The Butler's, we stopped in for lunch. Here you can see Adam giving Steph advice on starting the 2 stroke



    Randomly funny sticker on the fender(it's not what I thought at first, it's actually a pickle company)



    Oh yeah, Emily was nice enough to let me play with her new puppy, and I didn't even make an attempt to steal her



    So, after some delicious mac & cheese, some catching up, we hauled ass back to CT. Tonight I unloaded the CR to it's current resting place, where it'll sit until the temps drop enough to get some frozen lakes!


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    Good shit my bro. Enjoy

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    Re: New winter toy

    So much for freezing temps this year...

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    Re: New winter toy

    That enabler is gonna be way faster come April, isn't she?

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    Re: New winter toy

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    That enabler is gonna be way faster come April, isn't she?
    This was my first thought too....oh shit.

    Lol, nice purchase guys!! Enjoy! ......now to find spiked tires for an 848 so I can tag along....

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    Re: New winter toy

    None of my novice class seem to be fucking around. I guess I better get on it.

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    Re: New winter toy

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    None of my novice class seem to be fucking around. I guess I better get on it.
    or nut up come april and may and bump outta Nov

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    We will have to make Sundays Sacred Ice Riding Days, no excuses!

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    You'll never use all that...

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    Re: New winter toy

    you suk

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    Re: New winter toy

    Someone is jumping in the pool with both feet...I would be worried but she is on a LW... :phew:..

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    Re: New winter toy

    Good times. Been thinking about swapping the ice stuff over to my bike recently. Hopefully this year I'll have two good feet.

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    Re: New winter toy

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    So much for freezing temps this year...
    Ha!
    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    That enabler is gonna be way faster come April, isn't she?
    I believe this to be an accurate prediction.
    Quote Originally Posted by gmdboston View Post
    We will have to make Sundays Sacred Ice Riding Days, no excuses!
    Count me in.

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    I didn't know you had to run tire warmers on ice tires.

    LOL

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    Re: New winter toy

    Nice shoe laces...

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    Re: New winter toy

    Quote Originally Posted by jwm2k3 View Post
    Nice shoe laces...
    Thanks.

    Oh, nevermind.

    (change your user title, it clashes with the race numbers in your avatar)

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    Re: New winter toy

    Quote Originally Posted by gmdboston View Post
    We will have to make Sundays Sacred Ice Riding Days, no excuses!
    I support this plan. I will have the orange beast available again for snow duty

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    Re: New winter toy

    At the least I can bring my lovely new heater setup for a warming area.

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    Re: New winter toy

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Kurtz View Post
    (change your user title, it clashes with the race numbers in your avatar)
    As long as we're on clashing numbers... Those on the front of your new ice bike clash with those on the sides...

    I suck too much to clash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasnmar View Post
    As long as we're on clashing numbers... Those of each the front of your new ice bike clash with those on the sides...

    I suck too much to clash.
    We've discussed numbers at length. We're each taking one side, and having a dance battle to determine who gets the front plate.

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    I support a public judging of the dance battle .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasnmar View Post
    I support a public judging of the dance battle .
    Can't. Gotta keep my sweet moves semi-secret, for the inevitable dance battles during LRRS events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Kurtz View Post
    Thanks.

    Oh, nevermind.

    (change your user title, it clashes with the race numbers in your avatar)
    I'm still just a wannabe....even tho next year the numbers will be black on a yellow background

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    uhhh...that's a mighty big mid-pipe...

    so dare I say, 5??

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    No way. The expansion chamber on the 500 is three miles long.

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