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The Practical Wheelie

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At home I have enough space to practice slow maneuvers BUT the only feedback I get is through review of my videos.  I had an invite to go over to Chet’s house to practice and help Brian wrap up the install on (he has acreage, and an accumulation of valuable moto knowledge) to train with… Read more »

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A Year on a Dirtbike

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The Commitment: I SOLD THEM ALL, it took me over 12 months but I did it.  I sold the F800GS, KTM 690, 2 BMW R1200GSA’s and a KTM Super Enduro.  I emptied my garage and decided to simplify my life but I couldn’t go without a motorcycle… The Bike: I needed street legal, light weight and manageable… Read more »

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Giant Loop Rally 2016

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Pros: -It’s about the riding -The routes were good -Scenery is fantastic -Prime Rib Dinner -Craft Brew and plenty of it Cons: -$300 is steep -The give-aways were odd (XXXL Jersey?) -Loads of bugs/mosquitos from 8-9pm -Too hot for a soak in the Hot springs The Rally: Good Food.  Great Riding.  A weekend is really… Read more »

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Ride Report Giant Loop Rally 2016

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The Long Ride/Rally Report: I drove 500 miles with a Super Enduro in the bed of my truck on a Friday afternoon which put me in Crane, OR at 8:30pm, that is how badly I wanted to ride in South East Oregon…   I unloaded, chatted with Tom, Jim, Clint, Mike, Scott, Russ and John… Read more »

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Ride Reports: Starvation Ridge Race 2015

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2015-10-31 25 Hours of Starvation Ridge Endurance Race By Brian C. Englund · Taken at Starvation Ridge edited by Wiel Penders. Photos of the race event are here “Tears are innately manly when cried astride 100hp death machines.” #ManLaw Summary: #BlackRiverRacing is a group of primarily adventure bikers from Black River ADV which decided to field a… Read more »

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ETY Ride 2015 October Fest, Leavenworth, WA

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We will be leaving Saturday 10/17/15 from our usual Starbucks Cafe meeting point in Enumclaw and ride in 2 groups via the Naches trail, over the Umtanum Ridge towards Ellensburg, from there via the Table mountain over Blewett pass into the Leavenworth area. Sunday 10/18/15 we will be riding over the Old Blewett pass towards… Read more »

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Ride Reports: Any Given Saturday

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It started out with a sprint to the glorious short track.  The group of 6 met up at 10am and shenanigans ensued right from the start.  Jason, Brian and Eric pushed the pace the instant their tires hit the dirt.  Andrew and Alex  would get a taste and start hitting the turns and kickers harder as… Read more »

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Ride Reports: IDBDR 2015

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 Ride report 2015 IDBDR, by Wiel Penders Photos of the trip are here On July 31st, the “Nifty Water Boxers” headed for Boise, ID (500 Miles) Wiel and Michael from Seattle via Mount Rainier in to the Yakima Valley towards Baker city. Jim and Russ from Portland, OR by truck to reduce the wear on their tires…. Read more »

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Ride Reports: Giant Loop Rally 2015

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Giant Loop Rally 2015 By Brian C. Englund     D-3 I unexpectedly discovered that I had the weekend free due to changes at the job.  After some tense negotiation (I think I have the Bambi eyes look down…I think), I secured four days off.  The plan began…after asking the Black River ADV guys about extra tickets… Read more »