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Krannie's 'Just Right ' Rides Thread

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TEST THREAD

What do you think? 

 

Shread / Flame away....

 

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" We're a different kind of Ride Thread here at Krannietown "

 

...Not too hot (KennyMC et al...)

 

...Not too cold (insert your name here?)

 

...but juuuust right.

 

" What? Another sandy VJJ ride plan thread. That's great. "

 

 

Well, no....but yeah, maybe.  

The goal is to create rides with less stopping and waiting due to terrain or rider mis-match, and do more riding.

I'm 58, slowing down a bit (pfft..), but still want to ride.

I try to ride 50+ miles every weekend, year round. 50 times a year at least.

 

What I hope we can expect:

 

- quite likely the same old places, done a little faster, a little tighter,  or a litte bit differntly. 

- Some new places, if I can recruit a guide (I will be doing this often, I hope)

- Some rides will be PM only: no pm, no coordinates. This is to reduce outside (tree fvcker) scrutiny, and to keep some trails more private and keep out the 'hill rutters'

- lots of rain ruts, rocks, boulders, long hills, terrible traction

- lots of epic cornering, safe air, 30-60 second whoop fields

- very tight but not super steep single track 

- no need for new plastics, levers, or two-stroke pipes after every ride. Just every other ride.

- no all day crawls

- good constant pace, no multiple smoke breaks, no quilting sessions

-  track mentality is welcome, to a point. Show me your wheel, I'll show you mine, then pass you. Fvcker. Is that your kill button right there??

- if you are slow, bring a 'buddy' to pair up with, or you might get lost / left behind..but you are still welcome. In some cases this might mean ME.

- if you are John Sides/ Greg Johnston / Jr. Delgado fast, you are welcome, but you'll have to do circles to keep site of the group. (No I can't keep up with those guys no way)

- if you don't maintain your bike, you are on your own. No pre-ride repair session delays. See ya !  Call me and I can help you fix all the usual issues prior to the ride.

- you should bring water and a snack, and probably at least minimal spares and tools on every ride.

- rarely a dawn to dusk day on the bike. Did I mention I was old?

- All rides within 150 miles of SFV. Usually less than 100.

 

Ride type (terrain, length, miles, lunch stop, gas stop) will be announced so you can plan your bike, gas, food, drive etc, in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Riddle's totally into it.........

 

 

my typical ride consists of me showing up 1/2 hour late, take an hour to get my gear on and finish some critical bike prep, then just about when im ready to go, nature calls, meaning i have to take a shit.. so off goes the gear, walk around looking for the perfect spot for 10- 15 minutes, 5 minutes handling business or until clean wipe is achieved. then get geared up and ready to go, down a red bull and take a quick piss.. then we are all off and riding for a good 12-17 minutes straight with no stopping. We stop, i take off all my gear to catch my breath, check my tire pressure, always too hard, make some suspension clicker adjustments.. walk around squeezing everyones clutch lever to compare with mine. talk a little shit about the tter that flaked on the ride, sit down, light up a joint and crack open a coors. after 45 minutes arm pump is nearly gone and we hit the trails hard, like pro fast- hard, NO ONE here can keep up with us.   :ride:

 
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I think we all need to be assigned a grade. A, B, C or D. This grade has to be assigned by a unbiased user that has shown impeccable taste and scrutiny. I nominate Tom Riddle.

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I think we all need to be assigned a grade. A, B, C or D. This grade has to be assigned by a unbiased user that has shown impeccable taste and scrutiny. I nominate Tom Riddle.

 

Did this on Riders a few years ago...  it was pretty accurate.  

 

Each member that wanted to be rated volunteered for it.  All members got to rate them and we took the average in the form of an anonymous voting poll.

 

A few never volunteered...  and a few more thought it was bogus.  Some of us just can't handle the truth. :lol:    

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this thread is gaining multiple page traction :thumbsup: what does tom riddle rate himself? :ride:

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this thread is gaining multiple page traction :thumbsup: what does tom riddle rate himself? :ride:

Not even a 2nd date ;)
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After watching the adelanto Grand Prix and watching Paul Krause huck his bike over the water jump I'm selling my bikes and gonna take up jeeping

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I officially ride the rear of B pack . starting sunday.

I've never ridden with you, but i do remember at KM you opting out of the big kid ride. So yeah you'll be at the rear of the B pack, maybe even mid C pack at the end of the race  :lol:

 

good job buying the $22 yellow stripe  :thumbsup: matches your fork guards

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I've never ridden with you, but i do remember at KM you opting out of the big kid ride. So yeah you'll be at the rear of the B pack, maybe even mid C pack at the end of the race  :lol:

 

good job buying the $22 yellow stripe  :thumbsup: matches your fork guards

Please don't grade me.

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I've never ridden with you, but i do remember at KM you opting out of the big kid ride. So yeah you'll be at the rear of the B pack, maybe even mid C pack at the end of the race  :lol:

 

good job buying the $22 yellow stripe  :thumbsup: matches your fork guards

that's ok. I had only been riding dirtbikes for 5 months at that point. I've been riding for a whole year now as of this weekend :rolleyes: Guess I shoulda went and stunk up your ride :lol:

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TEST THREAD

What do you think?

Shread / Flame away....

------------------------------

" We're a different kind of Ride Thread here at Krannietown "

...Not too hot (KennyMC et al...)

...Not too cold (insert your name here?)

...but juuuust right.

" What? Another sandy VJJ ride plan thread. That's great. "

Well, no....but yeah, maybe.

The goal is to create rides with less stopping and waiting due to terrain or rider mis-match, and do more riding.

I'm 58, slowing down a bit (pfft..), but still want to ride.

I try to ride 50+ miles every weekend, year round. 50 times a year at least.

What I hope we can expect:

- quite likely the same old places, done a little faster, a little tighter, or a litte bit differntly.

- Some new places, if I can recruit a guide (I will be doing this often, I hope)

- Some rides will be PM only: no pm, no coordinates. This is to reduce outside (tree fvcker) scrutiny, and to keep some trails more private and keep out the 'hill rutters'

- lots of rain ruts, rocks, boulders, long hills, terrible traction

- lots of epic cornering, safe air, 30-60 second whoop fields

- very tight but not super steep single track

- no need for new plastics, levers, or two-stroke pipes after every ride. Just every other ride.

- no all day crawls

- good constant pace, no multiple smoke breaks, no quilting sessions

- track mentality is welcome, to a point. Show me your wheel, I'll show you mine, then pass you. Fvcker. Is that your kill button right there??

- if you are slow, bring a 'buddy' to pair up with, or you might get lost / left behind..but you are still welcome. In some cases this might mean ME.

- if you are John Sides/ Greg Johnston / Jr. Delgado fast, you are welcome, but you'll have to do circles to keep site of the group. (No I can't keep up with those guys no way)

- if you don't maintain your bike, you are on your own. No pre-ride repair session delays. See ya ! Call me and I can help you fix all the usual issues prior to the ride.

- you should bring water and a snack, and probably at least minimal spares and tools on every ride.

- rarely a dawn to dusk day on the bike. Did I mention I was old?

- All rides within 150 miles of SFV. Usually less than 100.

Ride type (terrain, length, miles, lunch stop, gas stop) will be announced so you can plan your bike, gas, food, drive etc, in advance.

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