It ain't Hawaii, TORTURE but it's all I got


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  • Frostbite

Posted May 25, 2004 - 04:34 PM

#1

I finally got my bike back on her wheels. First a broken rear shock and then a broken throttle slide plate had her laid up for a couple of months. It takes a while for parts to get here. I made up for lost time this past long weekend, 3 solid days of riding through the mountains. We still have lots of snow but the temperature is climbing near zero so there's lots of soft spots. These pics aren't great quality since I ripped them from my helmet cam footage. The dark spot in the upper right corner is the peak of my helmet. They also don't have nearly the color of TORTURE's stuff but draw some palm trees in with your green crayon and you can hardly tell the difference.


We headed down Baffin Bay a bit...

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and then worked our way inland

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into the mountains

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Didn't make it to the top the first time

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But eventually got there

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Found a few soft spots along the way

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This was a tough one

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I had to stomp the snow down a bit

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but she finally climbed through it

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Had to take a Sno-cone break after that one

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Headed back to the Bay

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and found a bit of water along the way

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Cruising on the Bay is pretty boring unless you find a bit of buried treasure. I was cruising along nice and relaxed headed for home when I found a pressure ridge hidden under the snow. The sleds and 4 wheelers floated right over it but I hit it like a concrete curb. The front end bottomed out and then shot up

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and instantly the rear hit it, slammed the front back onto the ice and my seat slapped me in the a$$ and tried to shoot me up over the bars. The camera blacked out a bit from the impact but I got a couple of good shots.

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I sailed along up there for a few seconds but didn't go right over and managed to land back down on the seat

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All in all it was great to get back on the trails again.

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  • CRF230Fmelike

Posted May 25, 2004 - 04:50 PM

#2

man sweet pics...how is it riding in the snow?? slippery?

  • Frostbite

Posted May 25, 2004 - 04:57 PM

#3

Once you get your tires dialed in it's about like a good day in the mud. On packed trails it's no problem to pull top speed. I see you're from sunny California. Riding in deep sand is close to riding up here when the snow is grainy.

Here's a short helmet cam clip I shot in January.



Sno ride

  • yamaharichey

Posted May 25, 2004 - 05:13 PM

#4

Amazing, I thought you would have a snowmobile suit on and instead you have just regular riding gear, Do you ever even see another dirtbike out there?

  • SteadyEddy

Posted May 25, 2004 - 05:22 PM

#5

Nice work dude :thumbsup:, Its make cold just looking at those pics

  • Indy_WR450

Posted May 25, 2004 - 05:33 PM

#6

Fun pics. :thumbsup: Traction might be better with a snowmobile rear belt instead of the tire? :awww: Mod time. :lol:

  • Frostbite

Posted May 25, 2004 - 05:58 PM

#7

After 6 months of -30, zero feels like summertime. I wear Helly Hansen gear underneath and was wearing a windbreaker but I was overheating pushing the bike so took it and my lid off. The lid with cam was sitting on a rock still recording, that's how I got in the pics. There are a few older trail bikes in town but no one ventures out in the snow. :thumbsup: The 4 wheeler was the only rig I've seen all winter with wheels, and that was his first ride of the season.

  • Frostbite

Posted May 25, 2004 - 06:04 PM

#8

Fun pics. :awww: Traction might be better with a snowmobile rear belt instead of the tire? :thumbsup: Mod time. :lol:

Now that would be cheating. I prefer to ride "AU Nateural". :lol:

  • simon@vic

Posted May 25, 2004 - 07:19 PM

#9

your nuts. i like it. :lol: :awww:.

keep them coming. :thumbsup:

  • simch

Posted May 26, 2004 - 05:26 AM

#10

That is amazing pics and footage!! I am stunned! We dont get stuff like that in the UK, and of course when we get an inch of snow, the whole poxy country grinds to a halt.
I love the snow, skiing boarding and snowmobiling in Canada every year. The snow mobiles are awesome, and its amazing where you can go, but the thought of doingit on a WR is mental!

Fair lay to ya fella! Truly increadible ride that. And I was having fun pootling round the back roads up to my local MX circuit and blasting round the place.
I need to ship it out somewhere like where you guys ride.

Just amazing!! :thumbsup:

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  • Math

Posted May 26, 2004 - 05:38 AM

#11

Hi buddy, I call it real sport. I'm from Quebec and of course, I know the feeling of pushing a bike through snow. I also know you can feel like summer even if it is still 0 celcius deg :thumbsup:

Your pics are really cool!

I definitely want a ski like yours to put up front. This way, I could ride almost everywhere in Quebec... :awww:

  • Canuck

Posted May 26, 2004 - 07:05 AM

#12

wearing the bank robber mask under the helmet and long johns make the 0 celsius snow riding experience possible.
keep an eye for the black ice!
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  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted May 26, 2004 - 09:13 AM

#13

You are the man... :thumbsup:

  • jwriott

Posted May 26, 2004 - 10:22 AM

#14

I did a ride on New Years day here in Colorado up to about 11,500 feet. It was cold, snowing and we had ice screws in the tires. You could go very fast on some of the packed down sections which made it even worse.

How do you keep your WR running right? Do you have the radiators blocked off?

  • Frostbite

Posted May 26, 2004 - 10:53 AM

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I've heard of guys using duct tape on their rads but to tell you the truth, I have more of an overheating problem. :thumbsup: I brought the bike up new in the fall of '99 and richened the jetting as the temp dropped but never touched the rads and the bike works fine. I even crunched one rad in the middle of winter and tried to get away with a copper tube bypass but the engine would boil over. Some folks say that riding cold is hard on the engine, but I ride 2 or 3 times a week, year round and have never had a problem. I popped in a new set of rings 2 years ago just because I felt guilty about only spending money on gas. It starts great, runs great and is 10 times better on gas than my sled and twice as much fun. :lol: :awww: :lol:

  • Squidward

Posted May 26, 2004 - 01:58 PM

#16

Frostbite, what exactly is a pressure ridge?

  • BlueThunder

Posted May 26, 2004 - 02:20 PM

#17

You're a champion frostbite. Hats off to ya for making it happen and sharing the killer pics. :thumbsup:

  • Gordingull

Posted May 26, 2004 - 03:03 PM

#18

Know what your talking about the 0°c feeling warm, it's been 5-10°c here the last few days and I've been wearing a T-shirt :thumbsup:

  • Frostbite

Posted May 26, 2004 - 03:38 PM

#19

We have over 30 foot high tides here so the ice near the shore takes a beating. As the tide goes in and out the ice buckles and cracks. Ice near the shore takes the worst beating and it's easy to see
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but there are always a few surprises. Further out from shore it can crack and one side of the crack will rise up higher than the other and get hidden under a coating of fresh snow. The spot I hit on the weekend was a crack that had shifted and I drove into the edge of the high side. Going the other way I wouldn't even have felt it.

  • banffboy

Posted May 26, 2004 - 04:45 PM

#20

I've heard of guys using duct tape on their rads but to tell you the truth, I have more of an overheating problem. ;) I brought the bike up new in the fall of '99 and richened the jetting as the temp dropped but never touched the rads and the bike works fine. I even crunched one rad in the middle of winter and tried to get away with a copper tube bypass but the engine would boil over. Some folks say that riding cold is hard on the engine, but I ride 2 or 3 times a week, year round and have never had a problem. I popped in a new set of rings 2 years ago just because I felt guilty about only spending money on gas. It starts great, runs great and is 10 times better on gas than my sled and twice as much fun. :thumbsup: :lol: :awww:


All Hail the "WR" :lol: :lol: :lol:




 
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