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PS-RagE Jun 24, 2016

  1. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE "R" for Adventure JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    :woot:

    Beautiful morning today! Sunny and 14C (that is 57F for the metrically-challenged).

    Out to the garage and fire up the big 1200cc V-twin. I roll the bike out of the garage, strap on my helmet and start up the tunes: "Problem Child" by AC/DC comes on. Well, that is appropriate! :jdwink2:

    I ride slowly to the edge of my property so I can see up and down the highway. There is no one coming so I drop down into the ditch and pop up onto the road. Shifting into second I roll on the power, lofting the front wheel and riding a long wheelie to the red line.

    Once out of suburbia, I can really pour it on and shoot up over 180kph until I reach my first "short cut" that sees me climbing the soft embankment and into an abandoned mine property.

    A quick gravel blast, some loose rock and hard mud and I'm back crossing the highway towards a second abandoned mine site. Again, off the pavement and a short, steep hillclimb leads me to where the headframe once stood. I quickly navigate the property - careful to avoid running over any timber - and onto a dirt road for the second leg of my morning commute.

    After a kilometer or so, I turn off towards a fenced-in waste pile. I follow along the fenceline until I reach a loose minerock road. This surface is really hard on the tires but it is fun to drift.

    I turn off the minerock onto another muddy, puddled road. I know from experience how greasy this road is so I am careful how hard I spin the rear wheel here.

    The muddy road leads to a small community and my next dirt road "short cut" with lots of deep puddles I can just splash through since they have firm bottoms.

    This road ends with a gate so I turn off into the sand and a new improvised road between the trees.

    I have just looped the city from the east to the south road and now back on the pavement I again loft the front tire for a long second gear wheelie and then into a high speed burst towards town.

    Back into the suburbs, I reduce to the speedlimit(ish) and make my way until I reach the snowmobile trail and the deep sand path into the city's snowdump. This place is nasty, deep mud in early spring but has mostly dried now.

    Through the snowdump, I drop back into another ditch and pop up onto the gravel golf course road with a long, debris-spraying power slide. Another short bit of pavement leads me to a sand and rock-embedded doubletrack along a powerline.

    Finally, I reach pavement again and make my way the last 3 blocks to arrive at work with a head full of sweat and a huge, shit-eating grin. Total time was about 30 minutes (the highway would have taken 6).

    So, how did your commute go? :bwah:
     
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  2. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE "R" for Adventure JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Thread needs pics!

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  3. jjhamilton

    jjhamilton JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Amazing ride!
     
  4. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE "R" for Adventure JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    This is every day JJ. I was just pumped this morning - too much fun! Fantastic way to start a work day!

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  5. jjhamilton

    jjhamilton JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Ok now your bragging!!:jdwink2::thumbsup:
     
  6. perado

    perado Shoot to thrill

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    You DO realize that you need to get a GoPro and video it?
     
  7. MTXCraze

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    Can't say I'm not a little jelious.

    I sat in traffic for about an hour on a one lane road all the way to work.

    Then I sat in traffic on a route 9 in jersey for about 40 minutes all the way to my fist job.

    On the way home I'll probably do 30 mph in a 50mph zone down that same one lane road to get home. Probably get thrown the finger a few times, honked at and have some guy in an Audi pass 5 cars and a big rig.

    Im looking forward to pizza night tho. :unintroduced:
     
  8. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE "R" for Adventure JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Pretty sure I've posted this before. This is it in reverse (i.e. work to home). This was shot a few years ago on my last bike (a mere 950cc)

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  9. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE "R" for Adventure JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Ugh, I couldn't deal with that shit. I am leaving work right now to head to my camp. It is a 20 minute car ride by highway or 60 minute high-speed blast on the bike through the woods - guess which option I'm choosing :manganr:
     
  10. MTXCraze

    MTXCraze I flip therefore I am JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    While I'm living vicariously through your post, I'll be sitting here for now :cry:

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  11. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE "R" for Adventure JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    As I'd mentioned, part of my morning commute is a short hillclimb onto an abandoned mine property. As I started up the hill this morning, my front tire got deflected and I lost my line. I was already committed so I went with it but it didn't work out and I dumped it on the hill.

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    I hurt my back last week so gotta be careful not to strain it again. It was a real Olympic Lift to get it up again. [​IMG]


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  12. jjhamilton

    jjhamilton JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Had to lift it on an incline too, rough! Glad your ok though. One of the most embarrassing dumps I ever did, no joke I actually high sided in my driveway, high sided.....who high sides in a driveway!!?! It knocked the wind out too!
     
  13. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE "R" for Adventure JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Yeah and this thing is no featherweight either. The power disguises the weight when you're riding, but when it is flat on the ground its a real pig to lift. Long way to go to get it up too! With my back as it is right now, I had to drag it across the rocks until I was in a position that I could push it upright.

    This was just another low-speed dump - it happens (this is a lot of motorcycle to ride offroad). I always wear full gear so at least I don't get scratched or dented.

    I high-sided my last bike drifting a slow corner. It slammed me into the ground hard and fucked up my right shoulder pretty bad. 18 months of physiotherapy and I have to wear a stabilizer now when I ride.
     
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  14. jjhamilton

    jjhamilton JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Oouch, yeah that was my one and only (so far) high side, and I pray not to do it again. My speed maybe 35-40, sliding around fish tailing....in other words I did it to myself.

    Gear, the best investment a rider can make!
     
  15. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    This is an EXCELLENT thread! Speed is euphoric.....


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  16. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE "R" for Adventure JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I have a route I take to my camp that completely avoids all pavement. Earlier in the year, someone put up a "Road Closed" sign just before a washout. I never paid it any mind until last weekend when I discovered a huge trench dug across the road at that point. I am confident I could cross it with my 350 but I'm not even going to try with the 1190.

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    So, this weekend I went out in search of an alternate route.

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    I failed in my quest but did discover many, many roads that do not lead there.

    Considering how many times I had to turn around, I am pleased to say I did not drop the bike a single time! (turning around is my nemesis)

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