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PostPosted: August 15th, 2015, 9:42 am 
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I will be attending this event for the first time and hope to represent the TA proudly. Pics will soon be posted.

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PostPosted: August 15th, 2015, 8:30 pm 
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I did this on the Transalp a few years ago. It was fun and very scenic. This year I'm doing the Dual Sport around Downieville on the Transalp.

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PostPosted: August 16th, 2015, 7:09 pm 
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Let me know how it goes in Downieville maybe I'll do that next year.

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PostPosted: August 16th, 2015, 8:54 pm 
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The Downieville ride doesn't happen until the end of September so you still have time to sign up. I've done the Dual Sport ride on my CRF450X and it is a real killer. I've been doing the Adventure Sport ride on the Transalp for a few years now and it is much more my speed. If you go to the Nevada County Woods Riders website there is a picture of me on the TA someplace in there. I think it is WoodsRiders.org

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PostPosted: September 17th, 2015, 9:58 am 
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Same dates with the Yosemite adventure ride. I'll try to go next year. Please post some pics of your ride.

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PostPosted: October 3rd, 2015, 8:57 am 
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The ride was fantastic! I decided to take the dirt route in the morning to the lunch stop in Tuolumne city then took the paved route back to Buck Meadows. I wish I had knobby tires on the TA, (Shinko 705's) encountered some deep sand and loose rocks along the way and at times I was all over the trail. I was glad I didn't drop the bike. I took my time and enjoyed the scenery. Meanwhile, lighter KTM's and Honda's were blowing dust and dirt to me. I didn't mind. Overall I had a great time and I'm planning to do it again this coming spring with a lighter bike or with the new Africa twin.

I almost won the "Oldest bike category" I was beaten by a guy with a 1987 Honda XL 600.

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PostPosted: October 4th, 2015, 4:49 am 
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I've done that ride a couple of different times. I remember one year we were coming back from lunch on the paved road and a guy on a 250 Yamaha was going around a blind curve and a turkey vulture swooped down and knocked him off of his bike. He ended up with a concussion and a broken bone in his hand, but alright other wise.

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PostPosted: October 4th, 2015, 9:51 am 
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All the time I was careful rounding the corners because the routes were still 2 way traffic. There were some guys that dropped their bikes but no major injuries.
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PostPosted: October 4th, 2015, 5:23 pm 
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I think I told you I was doing the Adventure Sport ride around Downieville last weekend. It took forever to get my brother-in-laws bike to start in the morning. (I won't mention any brand names, but the initials are KTM) And one of the other bikes we were riding with developed a problem and it took almost 2 hours to get that solved. So after the first 109 mile loop we didn't get back for lunch until after 3:00 and then it was to late to start the 2nd 111 mile loop. Some really great scenery. Also there was a guy there on a Honda CB500X with the full Adventure Sport kit. I got to ride it around a little. Power is very equal to the Transalp and it is very smooth. It felt a little small but comfortable. I know he took it out the next day and rode a bunch of the trails by himself.


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PostPosted: October 4th, 2015, 9:50 pm 
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Great looking scenery! I'll give it a try next year. Was it a GPS self guided ride?

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PostPosted: October 5th, 2015, 5:21 pm 
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Yes, Downieville is all GPS driven.

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PostPosted: October 10th, 2015, 8:34 am 
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Good one....during my ride I also saw a KTM 950 on the side of trail being worked on clutch cable failed.
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PostPosted: November 15th, 2015, 8:33 am 
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Ktm 950 has a hydraulic clutch. I have one too along with my TA. My wife and I just rode down to baja and back. I rode the 950 she rode the TA. Both great bikes but the ktm is certainly more maintenance intense.

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PostPosted: September 18th, 2016, 9:18 pm 
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I'm attending this ride again this weekend and my TA is in better shape than a year ago. New tires, clutch, rear shock and this old rider is in better shape too.

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PostPosted: September 19th, 2016, 7:56 pm 
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Have fun Bobby.

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PostPosted: September 20th, 2016, 9:22 am 
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Thanks Jack I will. I'll post some pics and vids soon.

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Got to see my future bike in action (Honda Africa Twin silver manual) John was riding a silver DCT and was leading the pace. He looked so relaxed while I was struggling to keep up hahaha :P

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PostPosted: September 30th, 2016, 10:00 am 
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Got to see my future bike in action (Honda Africa Twin silver manual) John was riding a silver DCT and was leading the pace. He looked so relaxed while I was struggling to keep up hahaha :P

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Lighter, more powerful, more dirt biased, I'm surprised you could keep him in sight, never mind "struggling to keep up." You must hustle that old 600.

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But seriously, I'm not sure what you call that kind of praise in the USA, but here in Uh-stray-yuh we call it blowing smoke up your arse, because we don't want it to give you a swelled head.

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Thanks for sharing again Bobby, I'd have liked to have been there too. Might have to find one on this side of the Pacific.

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But seriously, I'm not sure what you call that kind of praise in the USA, but here in Uh-stray-yuh we call it blowing smoke up your arse, because we don't want it to give you a swelled head.

Yup, I had dirt and dust for lunch. We had to keep a steady pace because the third rider was in a Kawasaki Versys on street tires and no gps.

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Yup, I had dirt and dust for lunch. We had to keep a steady pace because the third rider was in a Kawasaki Versys on street tires and no gps.

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Street tyres and no gps, that's a wonderful combination on a dual sport ride! I have a few mates who'd leave me trying to keep their dust in sight with that combination, but most would struggle to keep up with me.

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