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torgo

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Re: Lets start planning
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2012, 08:55:31 PM »
Does DDSR get any special rates at FNF?

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Re: Lets start planning
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2012, 10:49:07 AM »
We do get a deal from FNF.  Yeti usually takes care of working out the details and he posts them once they are finalized.

Last year they even had a banner made to welcome us.  They take good care of us there.
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Re: Lets start planning
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2012, 06:21:51 PM »
 :oHello All
 I hope Hank will remember to install some Bark Busters before then.You don't know what your missing!!

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Re: Lets start planning
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2012, 09:53:38 AM »
Thanks for the reminder sprout!

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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2012, 03:14:15 PM »
Hi to everyone, getting ready for this years spring fling. Gonna leave the big GS at home this year and trailer newer KLX 250, I know trailering isn't right but it's to far for it. But I'll be ready for camp 5 and other tear shit up places.

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Re: Lets start planning
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2012, 11:27:51 AM »
I live within walking distance of fnf now so I have no excuse not to make it.
Looking forward to riding with you all again

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Re: Lets start planning
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2012, 08:18:27 PM »
i just found out i will be escorting my daughter to Mexico for her first (hopefully of many) missions trip. Of course if falls on June 14-21. If we make it back without incident, i hope to come up friday for a day. Why is it, there is either nothing to do do, or 10 things. Wonder if i can pull a Loingrader and brign motorcycles to rideand then give away.....:)
Whos in for a big trip? Alsaka? Moab (again)? Baja?
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Re: Lets start planning
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2012, 09:12:34 PM »
Hi to everyone, getting ready for this years spring fling. Gonna leave the big GS at home this year and trailer newer KLX 250, I know trailering isn't right but it's to far for it. But I'll be ready for camp 5 and other tear shit up places.

I hope to make the rally myself, but will be just be getting back from a 2500 mi. ride the week before, so we'll see.  Will steal back my WR250R from my kid this year if I'm able to make it.  As far as Camp 5 and the other 'tear shit up' places, I'll be back at the cabin with a tasty beer in my hand waiting to see what kind of shit you tore up.   :-[

Good to hear you're back in business, Joni.

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Re: Lets start planning
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2012, 12:26:43 PM »
Hey Scoobynut,
Glad to hear from you! I thought you and your Tenere' had ridden' into the sunset.   ;D
Hope you're doing well!
Maybe we'll see you in June!!!  ;) 

2,500 miles wow.......where 'ya travelin'???    :cheers

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Scoobynut

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Re: Lets start planning
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2012, 11:44:55 PM »
Hey Scoobynut,
Glad to hear from you! I thought you and your Tenere' had ridden' into the sunset.   ;D
Hope you're doing well!
Maybe we'll see you in June!!!  ;) 

2,500 miles wow.......where 'ya travelin'???    :cheers

JoniJo             

Hi Joni, yeah, I guess I kind of 'checked out' there for a while.  Been so damned busy with work and responsibilities and other such sh*t...

And yeah, since you were kind enough to ask, am doing pretty well.

Am heading to Arkansas to the Concours Owners Group rally with a buddy who owns a Concours.  Guess I'll being crashin' the party with the Super Ten, but oh well...

Will do whatever I can to make the rally, have pretty much already committed to going with Just Jeff, you might remember him on the gray GS BMW from last year's spring rally...

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Re: Lets start planning
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2012, 06:03:12 PM »
I was at the International Motorcycle Show this weekend in Minneapolis and bumped into Dr Psycho and his son Jake.  We must run on the same schedule because I ran into him last year as well.  It made me think a little more about my plans for this year's Spring rally.
It sounds like I'll be coming out with a couple of the same chaps from the cities that came out last year.  There may be one more stray as well.
I really liked the singletrack that we rode last year and would like to do more of it again, now that I have a better idea of where it's found.  I know that we'll be trailering out if this is our plan. This would also mean some additional trailering to get to the singletrack in the South as to not burn out our tires, or our engines, on the pavement. 
I'm sort of ashamed about the fact that it wouldn't be quite the same dual sport adventure that brought me out to The Hills three or four years ago but I'm sure it will still be fun.  Please don't mock me. 
We'll see how things pan out.
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Re: Lets start planning
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2012, 07:42:55 PM »
I had plans to go to the show this year, but all three of my possible co-pilots had to bail on me, so I missed it :(
How was it?

Don't feel bad, its entirely possible I'll trailer out this year too....

Dr Psyko

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« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2012, 08:26:27 PM »
Great minds think alike Osnabrock! I think the guzzi v7 racer was my favorite. Really excited about the several "street tracker" style bikes I saw though. Would make a great "day to day" bike! The Guzzi was the bike I could buy...
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Re: Lets start planning
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2012, 10:45:02 PM »
I had plans to go to the show this year, but all three of my possible co-pilots had to bail on me, so I missed it :(
How was it?
There were the 4 jap bikes, zero, harley, ducati had only about 5 bikes, victory some dealers had some BMW's (I like the G650gs Sertao), a few hasqvarnas, guzzys, and ural's, some korean bikes and chinese stuff(not getting much love).  1 ktm at the whole show.  I was hoping to buy some MX boots but there weren't any there.  Not many booths at all.  Good company and good people.  Everyone there likes bikes.  I saw an old Yamaha DT1 that I've always wanted to own.
I couldn't get a ride there either so I walked.
I like the Moto Guzzi Stevio.  I like the hasqvarna TE450.  I like the Zero dirt bikes.  I like the v-strom.  I like the sport bikes, I like the touring bikes.  I like the cruisers.  I like the MX bikes,  I like the sidecars.  I like the adventure bikes.  I like the stanards.  Hay, what happened to the SV650?
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Osnabrock

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Re: Lets start planning
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2012, 04:51:27 PM »
The show was better than last year, in my opinion.  It was nice to see a few "exotics" there like Beta and the Gas Gas trials bike.  I also liked seeing Quinn Cody's Baja bike at the Honda area, that thing was way cool.
I also liked some of the Triumph bikes like the Scrambler, the mid-sized Tiger, and loved the Sprint. 
I got to sit on a few bikes that I haven't had the chance to check out yet.  I was sad that KTM wasn't there, but they weren't last year either.  MN has a pretty strong KTM contingent so perhaps they don't feel it necessary.
They had a show that featured a couple of trials bikers on their Sherco bikes.  It was hard to see but it was nice to catch a glimpse at some of the techniques they use to control their bikes so effectively.
I also picked up some new parts for my street helmet to cure a visor that keeps dropping down on me.   It was nice to come away from the show with something other than brochures.  They had some good deals in the form of discount coupons for future purchases.
"Don't be scared, it's fun.  I'll cheer you on."