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Offline Al Goodwin

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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2020, 12:54:22 PM »
DANG.....wish we could make it.  Y'all have fun.

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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2020, 06:41:52 PM »
Going to make this one!   The last planned ride I made with the group was Dual-sporting the Free State 2018.   Finally the stars align and I don’t have a conflict!!   

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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2020, 05:40:03 PM »
Kevin and I completed the pre-ride today.  It’s going to be another awesome ride!


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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2020, 07:14:32 PM »
Four days... who’s coming?
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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2020, 07:47:25 PM »
I’m in! Probably won’t get there until Friday night.
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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2020, 08:01:35 PM »
I am, along with 2 friends from work and my son.   We have 2 cabins reserved.

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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2020, 05:37:09 AM »
Count me in. Looking forward to a great ride.


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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2020, 08:17:27 AM »
I'm in.  According to child care, wife may ride also, also affects whether we or I show up Friday night or ride up Saturday morning.  Looking forward to it.


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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2020, 11:44:11 AM »
I’m coming  😁
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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2020, 01:21:05 PM »
I haven't ridden there before.  Looking forward to it.

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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2020, 09:12:26 PM »
Maintenance reminder for everyone...make sure your stuff is good to go before Saturday morning so we're not all mocking you trailside while sweating.

Just cleaned my bike up from last weekend's pre-ride, and while cleaning the chain I felt the familiar wheel clunk of shot bearings (which pissed me off, because I'd just installed new SKF bearings last summer).

I rolled it back into the garage and prepared to pull the wheel and bearings in hopes I could find some new ones locally tomorrow. Grabbed the axle nut.. and it was loose.

I must have forgotten to snug it down all the way after installing/adjusting the new chain last week and it gave just enough play to allow some wiggle. Luckily I caught before it wallowed the bearings out somewhere in BFE this weekend.

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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2020, 07:51:38 AM »
Maintenance reminder for everyone...make sure your stuff is good to go before Saturday morning so we're not all mocking you trailside while sweating.

Just cleaned my bike up from last weekend's pre-ride, and while cleaning the chain I felt the familiar wheel clunk of shot bearings (which pissed me off, because I'd just installed new SKF bearings last summer).

I rolled it back into the garage and prepared to pull the wheel and bearings in hopes I could find some new ones locally tomorrow. Grabbed the axle nut.. and it was loose.

I must have forgotten to snug it down all the way after installing/adjusting the new chain last week and it gave just enough play to allow some wiggle. Luckily I caught before it wallowed the bearings out somewhere in BFE this weekend.

But Kevin you are the Maint KING !   :) 
« Last Edit: May 28, 2020, 07:52:37 AM by Johnny Tobyone »
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Offline Johnny Tobyone

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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2020, 08:01:02 AM »
Rivers here came up big time today (mainly central and east I believe).....maybe they did not get so much rain up there.  Or hopefully it will drop out fast for you guys.
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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2020, 08:26:12 AM »

But Kevin you are the Maint KING !   :)

And I'll probably still wind up being "that guy"...
« Last Edit: May 28, 2020, 08:26:50 AM by KevinB »

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Re: RFP #17 - Tennessee Dirt Devil Camp & Ride, May 29-31
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2020, 04:39:51 PM »
Rivers here came up big time today (mainly central and east I believe).....maybe they did not get so much rain up there.  Or hopefully it will drop out fast for you guys.

Johnson's Station (closest observation point to Dirt Devil area):
Last week: Rain total 0.5" (all on Friday), Kevin and I rode Saturday, no problems.
This week: Rain total 0.83" (spread over three days, no rain Friday or Saturday)... I doubt we will have any problems.

Huntsville has had 0.74" in the last 24 hours (1.33" in the last three days), so the ground is more saturated, leading to quickly rising water levels in creeks and streams.   Amazing how 90 miles makes so much difference, but it works to our benefit this time!
« Last Edit: May 28, 2020, 05:27:16 PM by Nice Goat »
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