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#1 Hudson

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:08 PM

Headed into the Snoqualmie forest this weekend with the Husky. From the looks of Mt. Si, it was going to be soggy.

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Encountered lotsa downed trees from the recent ice storm. About 15 mi in, hit a landslide with some snowpack on top.

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I was with a guy on a GS who handled his bike really well, even if he didn't have knobbies. The other guy had no trouble with his DRZ 400.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:22 PM

Looks like a gnarly adventure! Good to see someone out there. :yahoo:
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:45 PM

The Husky is pretty clean so it looks like the ground was still frozen. My local dirt bike area will not open for a least another month.
I have friends down at Daytona right now but after watching the downpour during the Supercross coverage on TV I am kind of glad I stayed home.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:16 PM

I was hoping you were on the Husky...we all know where the FJR ends up. ;)

How much further did y'all go?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

George, we stopped at about 15 mi into the ride, then headed on back. We tried some of the roads off the main FS, but the GS's lack of knobbies meant we didn't get very far. The landslide area was a mix of snow/sand/rocks, and the Husky's rear tire just wanted to dig into the mess downward, not forward.

I watched the Supercross races twice, it was so much fun seeing those guys trying to hustle around Daytona in the sloppy muck. Probably best for Stewart that the track wasn't drier.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:28 PM

Please, sir...may I have some...

Looks like a fun time to me - thanks for sharing Dave. :)

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:01 AM

George, we stopped at about 15 mi into the ride, then headed on back. We tried some of the roads off the main FS, but the GS's lack of knobbies meant we didn't get very far. The landslide area was a mix of snow/sand/rocks, and the Husky's rear tire just wanted to dig into the mess downward, not forward.

I watched the Supercross races twice, it was so much fun seeing those guys trying to hustle around Daytona in the sloppy muck. Probably best for Stewart that the track wasn't drier.



Momentum is your friend. Then again, all it would probably do is get you stuck further up the mountain B) :P

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:31 AM

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:31 PM

George, we stopped at about 15 mi into the ride, then headed on back. We tried some of the roads off the main FS, but the GS's lack of knobbies meant we didn't get very far. The landslide area was a mix of snow/sand/rocks, and the Husky's rear tire just wanted to dig into the mess downward, not forward.


Every time I see one of your or Tom Edison's off-raod adventures, I get a real bad itch for a DRZ. Once I wake up...I realize the mind is willing but the body isn't. ;)

Probably better this way! :lol:

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:56 PM


George, we stopped at about 15 mi into the ride, then headed on back. We tried some of the roads off the main FS, but the GS's lack of knobbies meant we didn't get very far. The landslide area was a mix of snow/sand/rocks, and the Husky's rear tire just wanted to dig into the mess downward, not forward.


Every time I see one of your or Tom Edison's off-raod adventures, I get a real bad itch for a DRZ. Once I wake up...I realize the mind is willing but the body isn't. ;)

Probably better this way! :lol:

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I get Hudson out on the trails every now and then. I got to say, I have never so many farkles on a dirt bike before. Most people are looking to shed wieght. :P :lol:

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:04 PM

Fixed it for you, Auburn.

I get Hudson out on the trails every now and then then I roost him if he tries to keep up with me.


I got to say, I have never so many farkles on a dirt bike before. Most people are looking to shed wieght. :P :lol:


Shedding weight....rigghhhhtttt...how's that "spin class" workin' out for ya, Auburn? :yahoo:

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:07 PM



George, we stopped at about 15 mi into the ride, then headed on back. We tried some of the roads off the main FS, but the GS's lack of knobbies meant we didn't get very far. The landslide area was a mix of snow/sand/rocks, and the Husky's rear tire just wanted to dig into the mess downward, not forward.


Every time I see one of your or Tom Edison's off-raod adventures, I get a real bad itch for a DRZ. Once I wake up...I realize the mind is willing but the body isn't. ;)

Probably better this way! :lol:

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I get Hudson out on the trails every now and then. I got to say, I have never so many farkles on a dirt bike before. Most people are looking to shed wieght. :P :lol:


...only because me...and Marcus, don't have dual sports... :D

I'm sorry, but I actually ride a Super Tenere now... ;)