Sunday, May 22, 2016

Meeting of the MRA ( Men Rights Advocates ) Little Smoky 5/22/2016



Loop ~ 280 miles
Trail Boss – Lance
Riders – Robbie, Steve, John

I got invited to join Lance & Robbie on Lance’s AT break-in ride .



Trail 500

Lance took us across the Danskins Trail 500.

I hadn’t ridden 500 since the latest round of ATV trail work.
Most the time I dirt bike out of Willow Creek TH .
It was easier than what I remembered and no whoops .

First time taking the 1190 off-road.
I set the MTC to “Dirt” , ABS to “OffRoad” and the Hero Dirt made it seem well mannered .
I chugged along in 1st & 2nd gear.



20160522_094053 Stitch

Steve and Lance

Robbie rode sweep and got some Spode Daddy off-road action on the 1190.
Yeap I ride slow but I don’t care , I just don’t want to have to pick the beast up.





The African Twin 1000 DCT. Lance rode in automatic mode the whole day.




Spode Daddy








little smoky


After fuel and food in Fairfield  we did a loop over Wells and Couch Summit




Worswick Hot Springs


I got to ride the African Twin over Couch Summit .
My first impressions :
The cockpit felt small – I would need to adjust seat height ( maybe a taller seat ) , bar risers & position-

The DCT is weird sensation and would take me a day to get use to it but I could jam the brakes and bike
would down shift and not stall . The suspension had a sure footed feel.


Neals Bridge South Fork of the Boise



Steve's photo’s of the  slack waters of Arrow Rock Reservoir

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