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Mr. Taco, good to here from you again. Did you ride it last year? A buddy and myself are looking at going. How was the course? Was is very technical or just a fall ride in the trees??

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Yes, I did it last year. I've done it for the last several years. I usually ride a vintage bike just to make people laugh - then finish before they do. :cry: I did cave in and ride my XR400 last year.

It seemed a little tougher last year than years past - but very rideable and fun. I believe there was an Enduro the week before and we rode the same marked course.

It was kinda technical in a few spots; especially the 'hero' section. At the rider's meeting they said that at a certain mileage that the trail would split and the easier section would be marked with pink ribbons. (It was supposed to bypass about two miles of A/AA type trail.) I had a race the next weekend and didn't want to get hurt so I thought I'd try the bypass. I never saw any pink ribbon and soon found myself in the middle of an Expert-type Observed Trials section of trail. I made it with very little trouble. A few didn't. :cry:

It's a fun ride. I'm 50/50 on if I'm going. I have a race in Alabama the next weekend and very few free ones in between to get bikes ready. Unless it's a perfect day (weather) I may skip it this year.

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I did it a few years back on my old 95 620sx ktm......I had a headlight kit for it. It was a fu mix of ope field riding, woods riding with a few logs to cross...no big deal. Could be different now though. It sure was great to eat up those two strokes in the fields with that mighty 620! I might even borrow it from the guy I sold it to for the ride again. No lights on my CRF.

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If I'm healed up by then I might try it.

A DR with Trailwings, or do I try and fix the lites on the Can-Am and break that out? :cry: :cry:

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John:

Bonus points for riding the C-A. If I go, it will either be on an '82 XR250 or an '84 XR200. Jeez, I may even do it again on my Alpina (with Trials tires. :cry:)

My XR400 is just too modern. :cry:

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Are purple fork boots allowed?? :cry:

In all seriousness, will I need a plate? The ole KDX has a head and tailight but not street regristration for a plate. My XR250L is but has a broken coil, leaky basegasket, and a veeery used clutch.

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Anyone from Iowa is REQUIRED to have purple fork boots. :cry:

I've been doing this ride for years and have never had a plate. I'd say a majority never have a plate. I've never even seen a squad car along the route. Even if you do, as long as you're obeying the laws they won't bother you.

Disclaimer - if you get a ticket, it's not my problem. :cry:

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"Anyone from Iowa is REQUIRED to have purple fork boots. "

Farout dude, I should fit right in then. :cry: Boots and the purple seat. SWEEEET!

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If anyone goes make sure you have a working headlight last year was the first time they really inforced it licence plate or lack of wasent a problem last year there were alot of pissed off riders because if you didnt have a working headlight you were not allowed to start its aprox 35mi you have to be a ama member and it costs about 20 bucks if your not a AMA member you can sign up at the club I think the membership is around 35bucks a year this is a great late season ride. :cry:

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Hey uw I'm watching and still planning on going. I have the street legal klx ready to go. Just wait for me when you get to the end of the hero sections as it will take me a while to get there.

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Too bad your purple-fork-booted KDX isn't street legal like my purple-fork-booted KDX. :cry: I'll make you a heck of a deal on it though! I'll even deliver it to your house for the right price. :cry:

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I'll trade that for a sweet XR250 :cry:

Uh, would it be this one...

"91 XR250L, wheel standing power house with a cobra slip on "

Lemme get mine out and we'll run 'em. :cry:

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Let me throw the coil in and your on. Hopefully the clutch holds together. I was toying with the idea of bringing that bike to Byron but I will need new tires minimum. She's a beauty! :cry:

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OK, I'll even give you a head start. :cry:

If my wife knew how much I have invested in the motor of my XR250; I'd be living in a box somewhere. :cry:

When the bill for the new custom-made Megacycle cam showed up last winter, I made sure I got to the mailbox first. :cry:

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