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Registration begins at 8 AM:

Were I to do so, my family would have me forcibly committed. I don't know if Howie will even let me back on the property. Still...

Edit: were I to do it, given the theme I would be compelled to ride the first lap in:
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First ride of the year @ Naugy. Despite the overnight freeze, there were more wet spots than I'd like, so I cut it short.

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Yay - big orange supersquish:
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[grin]

Edit: first two shots stitched as a pano:


[grin] [grin]
 
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Temperature was awesome on Saturday morning, but the road conditions...

I also went out Saturday morning, and had similar results.

I also didn’t realize it was happening until my buddy took a turn and I got on his wheel, at which point my face started getting covered in salt-sand mud[puke]
 

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By this time the early registration was usually trumpeted all over the local NEMBA feeds. The fact that it's been crickets is a bad sign.

Maybe we should have a NES Mtbk Fest at Green Woodlands?
 
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I don't know if any of you are in to the mtn bike's motor cousin. A new off and on road trail for the NE US has been mapped and documented:


The NEBDR is the tenth route developed by the BDR non-profit organization for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel.
Free GPS tracks, travel resources, and the waterproof Butler Motorcycle Map will be available on RideBDR.com on February 1.

The film features eight-time AMA National Enduro Champion Mike Lafferty of KTM, and international ADV celebrity and BMW International GS Trophy team member, Jocelin Snow, along with BDR board members. Taking a first run on the NEBDR, the team tests their endurance and skills on an epic 1,400-mile backcountry tour of the Northeast region up to the Canadian border. The route meanders through seven states and nearly a dozen state forests on rustic dirt and gravel roads, challenging seasonal and class 4 roads, and twisty tarmac.

 

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Rockhouse (high school side):

Rock-armored stream crossing:
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Ice crystals:
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...in 3D [grin]
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From the little bridge over the brook:
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And, after getting this frozen waterfall shot:
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I look by the base of a tree and see:
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[laugh]

(Well, it is a trail network next to a high school!)
 

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Aaaaaaand I'm registered. [shocked] [smile]

Now I have to see about that monkey suit...
Monkey suit's here!

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Now I have to figure out what mods have to be made to it to ride in it. Some stuff to the mask for certain. And I'm thinking I want to attach the wings and tail to my Camelbak pack.

[grin]

Edit: yup - the mask's gonna need some work. Per the instructions, I'll have to take a hair dryer to it to get out the creases from shipping. And mouth and nose need bigger holes.

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