Moab...For the YZ and DRS guys too...???
Posted June 02, 2000 - 01:14 AM
Hey the more,the merrier. Unless of course someone feels the need to call in the local police department or national guard because of the "Evil (Dr. Evil?) Bikers from Hell.
Posted June 02, 2000 - 07:03 AM
1999 WR400F - Baja Designs
1992 XR250R (wife's)- Baja Designs
Posted June 02, 2000 - 08:44 AM
How would you and your wife feel about her being the only woman with god only knows how many men?
My wife Alisa would LOVE it, and well frankly, I would have a problem with that. Everytime she would drop her bike, there would be a mad dash to help her pick it up. I say let her pick up her own damn bike!! I have never seen a pack of women rushing to my aid...YET!!
Posted June 02, 2000 - 08:04 PM
98WR White Bros E Series stock head pipe, IMS Tank/seat Pro Tapers Works Connection guards. Stock timing
Posted June 09, 2000 - 11:36 AM
I meant to respond to this a while back....
I know what you mean about the wife liking all the attention.... I'd be more worried about a bunch of dirty, smelly, lonely motorcyclists - oh wait a minute, that describes me
I don't know about you but my wife rides much better when there are others around. When it's just the two of us she wusses out on stuff that I know she can ride. There's lots to be said for peer pressure.
Unfortunately or fortunately, Anja won't be joining us in Moab. She gave me permission to go all by myself.
Posted June 09, 2000 - 02:44 PM
Maybe a quad...If it got her out with me, that's all I can ask for.
[This message has been edited by Kevin in New Hampshire (edited 06-10-2000).]
Posted June 10, 2000 - 02:13 AM
I'd be careful about extending an invite to your wife. I'm sure she is a good rider but I would want you too know what these trails are like.
My wife rides and is very good in her own right. She has been needling me to take her to Moab for years. The problem is, I haven't found a trail that didn't have at least two or three really nasty parts on it. They all seem to have long ugly rock sections too. I keep telling her she wouldn't enjoy it. I mean I consider myself a damn good trail rider. And I changed out two broken brake levers last time. One guy broke his subframe off. Another's rear fender broke loose and a buddy has serioulsy injured himself the last two times out there.
I am told the White Rim Trail is a good one. But you have to trailer out and it is very easy but long, something like 100 miles. It does have great views though. The group probably wouldn't be riding this trail. The stuff we will ride is very challenging and sometimes even dangerous.
I'm not discouraging you from bringing her. But I would double think about letting her ride.
I am not a chauvinist. I can't be, my wife wouldn't stand for it. I just want you too know what it would be like out there.
Dougie, '99 WR400
Mods: YZ timing, Race Tech Suspension, FMF PC IV, FMF Hi FLo Moto, YZ seat, IMS 3.3 tank, One Industries Graphics, Renthal bars, 14/52 gearing.
Posted June 10, 2000 - 05:36 AM
My wife will be there getting some pool time in. If they can put up with the constant motorcycle/ego chat from their husbands, there are plenty of fun things to do. Holly enjoys hikes in Arches National Park or jogging some of the most scenic roads in America. If you are into the historic nature of Moab, they have a cool self-guided car tour of some petroglyphs (sp?) Moab is the place that made the Kokapelli (he's the little indian guy who's bent-over playing the flute) famous. There is also a very nice pool at the Condo where you will probably find her.
Doug makes a good point about trail difficulty. I think we can expect to have riders from all different riding levels, so we should provide trail selection with this in mind. As we lay out the routes we'll just have to designate them Green, Blue or Black. Bryan even mentioned taking guys (whoops and girls) for a quick spin on Flat Pass to check out their capabilities. We kind of decided against it just because that would put more liability and obligation on us. The best thing we can do is just be very honest about what we are going to face. Most runs are 80% easy 2-track roads with high bank turns - 3rd and 4ht gear stuff. 10% is solid rock with velcro-like traction (danger-keep the rubber side down). Then the remaining 10% is very challenging with rarely a way around. If you have a weaker rider in your group, plan on having a more technical member help with the tough spots. If it doesn't look ridable, hop off and walk it or ask someone else to help then catch up as we get going again. Bryan, Anojs and I got stuck helping these guys from Idaho one day. We just took turns riding their worthless 125 smokers and KLXs up the tough stuff then carrying them down the hard stuff. (No one except Eric can ride widow-maker rock - and he didn't know any better).
Posted June 10, 2000 - 10:21 PM
Anja (my wife) may or may not come - it depends on what's happening with our move from Long Beach to Santa Rosa (LA to San Fran) & her employement prospects. If she does join me she'll probably want to hang out by the pool etc. The majority of the riding IS over her head - hell, it may be over my head the way you're describing things. I expect to the slow man in the group based on what I've read on this site.
All said and done - I'm going to meet a bunch of new people, get to ride a new area & have a blast doing it.
see you there,