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Old 12-06-2017, 12:28 AM   #41
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The answer is no!

Every time I ride dirt I’m reminded that I would sell all my street bikes without second guessing but never my dirt bike.
to be clear...are you saying you like dirt sooo much that if you did it again you would sell your street bikes? if yes, that doesn't make any sense to me it sounds like dirt is your passion.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:40 AM   #42
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to be clear...are you saying you like dirt sooo much that if you did it again you would sell your street bikes? if yes, that doesn't make any sense to me it sounds like dirt is your passion.
Yeah if it came down to it I’d sell my street bikes before my dirt bike.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:42 AM   #43
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I organize the ride, I have the toe on the GPS, I lead. That simple. Added benefit of not eating dust.

Now, the easy solution to the dirt issue is to have a dual sport. You can ride dirt and street on the same bike!
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:53 AM   #44
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I organize the ride, I have the toe on the GPS, I lead. That simple. Added benefit of not eating dust.

Now, the easy solution to the dirt issue is to have a dual sport. You can ride dirt and street on the same bike!
in my opinion, the only prob with dual sports is they aren't "great" on the dirt and they aren't "great" on the street.. they do both, but don't overly excel in either..
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:05 AM   #45
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in my opinion, the only prob with dual sports is they aren't "great" on the dirt and they aren't "great" on the street.. they do both, but don't overly excel in either..
That sounds perfect for me because I don't either.
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in my opinion, the only prob with dual sports is they aren't "great" on the dirt and they aren't "great" on the street.. they do both, but don't overly excel in either..
But "great" fun on both surfaces. Similarly my adventure bike is more fun than a DS on the street but less fun than a DS in the dirt. But a street bike in the dirt is no fun and a dirt bike on the street is no fun.
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in my opinion, the only prob with dual sports is they aren't "great" on the dirt and they aren't "great" on the street.. they do both, but don't overly excel in either..
That's like the words "Universal fit " which means it really does not
fit anything !!
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But "great" fun on both surfaces. Similarly my adventure bike is more fun than a DS on the street but less fun than a DS in the dirt. But a street bike in the dirt is no fun and a dirt bike on the street is no fun.
Your doing it wrong, just my opinion though.

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Your doing it wrong, just my opinion though.

Don't understand what you're saying? A DS bike is more fun on the street? An adventure bike is more fun in the dirt? ???
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When ya'll go on a groups ride who leads and why? Is it just the first guy out of the parking lot? Is it the fastest guy? The dude with the biggest ego?

Have you ever questioned the leader or want someone else to lead? Or did you just take over the lead from someone you thought was incompetent or doing a bad job? or do you simply take turns?
He who creates the event/creates the route/identifies themselves as the leader leads the ride.

Unless is one of the BORC rides. Then it's whoever's is smallest.
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:49 PM   #51
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He who rides the LEADER bike leads..duhh.
Or the guy with the longest streched swingarm if you hitting the freeway.. thats my guess.
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:01 PM   #52
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But a street bike in the dirt is no fun and a dirt bike on the street is no fun.
I think he meant a street bike on the dirt is fun if you go fast enough and a dirt bike on the street is fun... pretty much all the time!
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I think he meant a street bike on the dirt is fun if you go fast enough and a dirt bike on the street is fun... pretty much all the time!
Well if you put minimal definition to street and dirt maybe.
Dirt to me is single track and street to me is highway.
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Well if you put minimal definition to street and dirt maybe.
Dirt to me is single track and street to me is highway.
To me street is pavement and dirt is where you grow potatoes ha ha

I'm just saying a dirt bike could be fun on the street, wheelies, jumping curbs etc. and a street bike on dirt is always exciting!
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Group rides are inherently dangerous, but here are my rules when I do go on group rides.

Priority of qualities for a ride leader:
  1. Experience
  2. Knowledge of Route
  3. Safe-Riding Habits
  4. Appropriate Pace (leader shouldn't be lightyears faster than the group, but shouldn't be too slow, either)

Also, any group ride with retarded rules like never break the line or special hand signals is a huge red flag for me. Anybody who decides to pass the leader is effectively leaving the group. If they want to slow down and join back up that's cool, but otherwise we won't go looking.

Keith is an ideal group leader.
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