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post #41 of 351 (permalink) Old 06-03-2007, 09:15 PM
 
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Im getting drunk. and im getting nekid. and then im gonna pee in the pool.


(o yea drewpy has been gracious enough to offer me a spot in his room/ on his trailer, so most likely i'll be there)

I'll just make sure I get in the pool before you arrive.
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dont you mean get out of the pool?



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We are finally to the week of the rally, this is going to be great. Unfortunately after having an entirely too long dry spell, looks like the wet weather is moving in. We could see some rain for the rally. I blame drewpy!

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post #44 of 351 (permalink) Old 06-03-2007, 09:28 PM
 
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We are finally to the week of the rally, this is going to be great. Unfortunately after having an entirely too long dry spell, looks like the wet weather is moving in. We could see some rain for the rally. I blame drewpy!
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every other freakin YEAR it rains! One year its nice, next year it rains, then its nice, then it rains.....
Hopefully its nice for the most part... crazy how you go around a mountain and its hot and steamy, next turn it rains, then the next turn its hot and sunny and you're already dry.
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The rain prolly will follow him down....it's supposed to rain all week here.....

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wednesday you will be good to go, looks like we might have thursday and friday to have no rain maybe scattered, saturday we could catch a lucky break as well maybe just some short ones. I forsee sunday as the best chance to get hammered though. I will keep an eye out and watch the predictions.

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wednesday you will be good to go, looks like we might have thursday and friday to have no rain maybe scattered, saturday we could catch a lucky break as well maybe just some short ones. I forsee sunday as the best chance to get hammered though. I will keep an eye out and watch the predictions.
I'll be leaving sunday morning... so that's a good thing. Hope I don't get hammered with rain in the campground... the tent can only penitrate so much water.
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I can't wait for this weekend A lil nervous but excited non the less. I've already read the great tips for riding the dragon for the first time that were posted by Trip(reps given) on Nee's thread.

Sorry for anyone that gets behind me .....I will pull over to let you pass though or at least stay in my lane so you can pass.

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Sorry for anyone that gets behind me .....I will pull over to let you pass though or at least stay in my lane so you can pass.
Seriously, DON'T WORRY ABOUT PEOPLE BEHIND YOU. I can't say that enough. If they get pissy about you holding them up, it's their fault they aren't faster. A faster rider will pass you on his own without your help. Only move over if you are comfortable (don't do it in turns) and avoid pulling off into gravel (it can put you on the ground fast!) It's nice to pull over for people, but it is not mandatory. The grumpy rider can always make another run. It is your sole job to get yourself through there safely, not help people set their best time through there EVAR!

No matter what anyone says, the fastest riders at the gap will agree with me that you getting out of their way isn't a concern to them. It's your safety because we are breaking the law in the first place. We had a long discussion about this very subject a few weeks ago because a local doing a wheelie passed and bumped a guy on a 1098 and put him off the side of the mountain. It is our job to pass you safely, not your job to let us pass you.

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Seriously, DON'T WORRY ABOUT PEOPLE BEHIND YOU. I can't say that enough. If they get pissy about you holding them up, it's their fault they aren't faster. A faster rider will pass you on his own without your help. Only move over if you are comfortable (don't do it in turns) and avoid pulling off into gravel (it can put you on the ground fast!) It's nice to pull over for people, but it is not mandatory. The grumpy rider can always make another run. It is your sole job to get yourself through there safely, not help people set their best time through there EVAR!

No matter what anyone says, the fastest riders at the gap will agree with me that you getting out of their way isn't a concern to them. It's your safety because we are breaking the law in the first place. We had a long discussion about this very subject a few weeks ago because a local doing a wheelie passed and bumped a guy on a 1098 and put him off the side of the mountain. It is our job to pass you safely, not your job to let us pass you.

As always ride your ride, the rest will figure itself out.
Props for a good post, that makes ME feel alot better too!! I know I will be slow, coming from FL where we have ZERO twisties, this is gonna be like riding on MARS!!
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Although after saying all that, be on the watchout for idiots, it's best to let them go quickly as you can. Let off if someone is trying to make a stupid pass on you and get as far left as you can.

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Although after saying all that, be on the watchout for idiots, it's best to let them go quickly as you can. Let off if someone is trying to make a stupid pass on you and get as far left as you can.

Yea it's those ppl i'm kinda nervous about..... plus I tend to get nervous when people are behind me in general. But if i can't pull over I wont...gravel sucks

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Yea it's those ppl i'm kinda nervous about..... plus I tend to get nervous when people are behind me in general. But if i can't pull over I wont...gravel sucks
Just stay around the white line your first couple of runs at a nice smooth pace. You will be fine. I try to make it sound a lot worse than it is so when you get here, you are prepared for the worst and relaxed when you see it's just riding. I will probably be tempted into some fast runs, but if anyone wants me to make a slow run with them I will be more than happy to stick around.

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I have been getting reports of heavily increased cop presence today in very high numbers. Like something is happening up there. This might be one of the targeted weekends, which would seriously suck bad. I know this is mean, but hopefully it was just cause of an increased number of accidents.

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boooo i dont want to come home with any pink souveniers
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agreed.... but the other roads down there are great too....jeeps should make an appearance and take us out



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trying to find out if anyone else went up there today that is reliable, but not having any luck.

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so friday if we wake early can prolly get a few good runs in before most ppl wake up and the squids get out in numbers



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what time you think we'll get there will?
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we will get there at 6am-ish



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