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Rider 41

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    Riding Dirtbikes, Picking myself up off the ground, afternoon naps

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  1. Rider 41

    What Have You Done To Your KTM Today?

    Way back Wednesday, last April at the Desert 100 near the end of the race, after blowing out the fork seals 10 miles into the event.
  2. Rider 41

    What Have You Done To Your KTM Today?

    Transported it to a new home and locked her in the dungeon, will be bringing her older sister (the 05) over this weekend to share the same fate. I'm down sizing the garage and moving across the state hoping to get in more riding time once I get set up. In the mean time, I'm getting my riding / wrenching therapy by watching this thread, keep it up guys, you're making an old man very happy
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    Broken ribs

    I've broken seven ribs over the course of my many years riding, I tend to break them in bunches kind of like bananas, last two I broke were on the back right side, got hit by a 450 at the D-100 in 2013, took over 6 months to be able breath normal, an unexpected cough or sneeze would drive me to my knees which created another problem of how to get back up. It took a full year before I was able to do most everything without a shot of pain, I think the worst part was that I couldn't reach them to hold a pillow against them when I coughed or sneezed so they were free to flex about and remind me they were angry, broken ribs are no fun at all, I'll take a botched knee surgery over broken ribs any day. Hope you heal fast Wonderspoon.
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    Weekday riding

    I'm in Cle Elum as well, can bust out early in the afternoon, i'm looking to learn the area, mid to upper pack B rider. Feel free to PM me
  5. Rider 41

    What Have You Done To Your KTM Today?

    Had the suspension professionally done by LT Racing then took it out in the back forty and rode the begeebus out of it
  6. Rider 41

    Mountain Lion kills Mountain Biker in North Bend

    Cougars have been sighted at Walker in the recent past, last one I heard about was near Twisted Tree 3 -4 years back. I had an up close and personal encounter with a black bear last fall just northeast of the top of Pat's Trail, I came around a blind corner and surprised the butterball, he took off running into the brush. I could track his progress up the knoll by watching the trees shake violently as he ran into them on his journey.
  7. Rider 41

    Cold garage

    Mine make excellent dinner guests
  8. Rider 41

    What Have You Done To Your KTM Today?

    Sorry poldies, always hard when one of the herd goes to a different owner. [emoji24] but on the brite side you now have room for a new one. [emoji41]
  9. Rider 41

    Desert 100 tips and prep help

    All good info here, except for what Chezdude said, don't trust him. I've been doing the D-100 since 2004 and have figured out a few things over the years, like what most have been saying, don't ride over your head or follow to close (or at all) to the guy in front of you. I've broken 7 ribs in my life, 5 were from the D-100 for the reasons listed above. I like to pick a pace that I can maintain through out the entire race, ride smooth and steady and try to keep myself out of drama created by other riders. I have found that many riders will bolt out of the gates on a pace that few pros can maintain, 10-15 miles into the race these guys are sucking wind and dropping like flies, easy targets for passing, as many have said, it's a marathon not a sprint. I like to run a minimum of 15 psi in the tires and I use the SRT ultra-heavy duty tubes, never have flatted out (unlike Chezdude) in any year. Carry extra gas with you if you think you might have a slight chance of running out, sucks to be the guy pushing the bike but it's great to power past them. Mud years you will definitely burn more gas, last year on my KTM 200 I ran out of gas and had to switch to reserve just as I came into the pits at the end of the 50 mile lap, and yes, stay away from the mud. I saw countless number of riders go over the handlebars and bikes abandoned on the course last year because they were buried hub deep in mud, there is very little chance you will get your bike out of the gumbo by yourself, during the poker run last year it took 6 of us to remove a 450 from the mud. Hydration is keep so drink lots of beer all weekend and most importantly, have fun! The Stumpies go to great lengths to put on this event and they do great job every year so thank the men and women in the orange sweatshirts when you see them and like Wiz said, don't roost the check point workers.
  10. Is that the one you were wearing when you looped out on the Canadian Trail?
  11. Rider 41

    What Have You Done To Your KTM Today?

    True, but too many knee surgeries makes it hard to bend the knee enough to get my boot on the lever. Besides I'm spoiled by the happy button on my 15, it makes dead engine starts at the hare scrambles a piece of cake ­čśü
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    DMV screwing us again???

    Sarcastic? Dude I thought you were being serious­čśÇ You still running the KX?
  13. Rider 41

    What Have You Done To Your KTM Today?

    Moved them out of the way so I could get to the tool boxes so I could swap the engine in my truck. I'm actually thinking about selling my 05 200 and buying a Beta 250, getting tired of being out pulled on the track sections of the hare scrambles, besides the newer bikes have the happy button, my knee can't take the kicking anymore. Sucks to have bad knees and get old. ­čśČ
  14. Rider 41

    Full Wrap Hand-guards

    : Good to see Rider41 is upright and doing fine! Thanks for the concern Shrubby! I was really just giving myself a little spinal adjustment. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using ThumperTalk mobile app
  15. Rider 41

    What Have You Done To Your KTM Today?

    Why do I even try to ride anymore? Thank goodness for full wrap around handguards